Thursday, February 2, 2012

Have A Heart GDT with Moving Along With The Times

Good Morning Friends!
Can you believe it is another week gone and time for a new challenge with 

This week the challenge is 
Have A Heart

Now I am going to admit that I am not a huge Valentines fan, in fact, my husband and I do not celebrate the day at all.  (We both think it is a great excuse for florists to charge double to three times the normal price for roses (and they do) and for retailers to scoop some more cash from us right after Christmas).  So instead of making a Valentines card/gift, I thought I would make a thank you project instead for a very dear friend and that is exactly where I went this week.

I took an old Ferreo Rocher Box (I ate all the contents over the Christmas break :$ spruced it up and on the inside added some gorgeous handmade blooms and some handmade posh pins to match the top of the box.  And knocked up a cute little card to go with from all the left over scraps. P.S. All the flowers and pins in this project are handmade and I don't think I ever want to do a pleat fold ever again lol 

Lots of photos :$
  Card and Gift Box

 Card and Gift Box Open with some contents out.

Card close up.
 Card Inside

Close up of box top
 Close up of contents of box when you remove the lid.

 Close up of handmade flowers inside.

 Close up of posh pins inside


 There are lots of things in this recipe from my scallop and inverted scallop punch, die cut for the sentiment frame, ribbon on the top of the box as I was afraid the G45 papers would be too stiff to mold over the curve on the lid, wood fibers, lace, lots of distress inks, pearls, beads and pins and a heart charm that I popped some doubled sided sticky behind and filled the center in with kindy glitz.

The image is Heart Wreath from Stitchy Bear Stamps and they are also sponsoring the challenge this week at Moving Along With The Times with a $10 in-store Voucher!
 Stitchy Bear Stamps have lots of gorgeous images so please do pop over and have a shop.

The girls on the MAWTT team have also done amazing jobs with their inspiration this week and you can check them out HERE.  We all some love so please stop by and share some with them :)

I am fairly positive that my crafty friend is going to love this and I can not wait to see her next week to give it to her. 
Thank you for stopping in to see me today and I hope you like what you see :)


There is lots of challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
The Stamp Man - Embellish it    - Fri1/2 E1/1 of altered project
Delightful Challenges - Anything but a card (the gift box) Thur E1/1
Deep Ocean Challenge - #18 Love You W1/2Thurs E1/-
Celebrate the Occasion - Thank you with a punch Tues E1/1
Crafty Sentiments -  Punches and or Dies Tues E1/1
Creative Craft Challenges - Bingo (flowers, lace & blue or ribbon, brown & flowers)  W1/2Tues E1/3
Oldie But Goodie - Have a heart (paper is over 6 months old as well as ribbon, pearls and wood fibers)  W2/2Tues E1/-
Party Time Tuesday - #53 Anything Goes  Tues E1/3
Cupcake Craft - Recycle (Old chocolate box)  Mon
Incy Wincy Designs - Flowers Mon
Sassy Cheryl's - Use a punch and something shimmery Tues E1/1
Try It On Tuesday - Altered Project Tues E1/-
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Hearts Tues ***EDIT MADE TOP 5!
Kaboodle Doodles - It's all about girls (make it girly) Mon
Lexi's Creations - Fancy folds (the flowers) Mon
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes 
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes Mon E1/1
Pollycraft Monday - Favourite Things (flowers, pearls, lace, ribbon and Graphic 45 papers) Mon
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes Mon E1/1
The Crazy Challenge - Flowers Mon E1/2
Come & Get It Challenges - Anything but a card Sun ***EDIT** MADE TOP PICK
Creative Inspirations Paint - Someone Special Sun E1/
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi Sun E1/-
Pile It On - Just Because Sun E1/-
Stampin' Sisters In Christ - Your Style (Distress, vintage and altered)
Challenge Up Your Life - Thank You Sat E/1
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing Sat
Secret Crafter - Ribbon Sat
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes Sat
Sugar Creek Hollow - Cream, Blue & Brown Sat E1/3
Ditzy Craftymenss - Anything Goes Fri E1/6 
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything Goes Fri  ***EDIT MADE TOP 3!
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls & Lace Fir
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes Fri *** EDIT MADE TOP 3!
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55 Treasured comments:

girlia said...

Beautiful work here. Love everything. Thank you for joining us this week at CTO for the thank you card, must use a punch challenge

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wow these are so beautiful! Bet your friend loves this gift.
Such rich colors and I love the pins.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint this week.

Arabella said...

This is just gorgeous Leesa! Your friend is going to LOVE it! I especially love the pins you made!

Thanks for joining us for the My Favourite Things Challenge at Pollycraft!

Arabella

leslierahye said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL idea!! :)
I am totally lifting this!
Thank you for joining us for the Valentine Anything But a Card Challenge at Delightful Challenges! :)

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is amazing.. what a fabulous gift .. and i love a bit of recycling... although the rule at MAWTT is you have to give everyone a ferrero Rocher lol.. didn't Hazel tell you that?
What beautiful papers and colour combo.. and the little flowers are so pretty
Fabulous project this week
Lisa x
Ps thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie too

Marjo said...

Gorgeous set! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous creation....love your details....those pleat folds are so gorgeous...thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Fridays' challenge Anything But A Card!
We hope to see you next time again!
xxx Margreet

Hazel (Didos) said...

LOL We were just saying the same about Valentines day on the Private MAWTT Blog, prices are high for one day!!! Bah Humbug to it!!
Hee hee at Lisas comment about the sweeties and sharing!!

This is a truely stunning creation I love it, Love Hazelxox

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a stunning project. Love the details. And I agree, Valentines is a way for florists to make a fortune. I'd take this ANY day over flowers or candy.
LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing in the Shimmer & Punch challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

ScrappyRae10 said...

Holly Cow Batman these are amazing!!! Simply Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous and I love that it's not Valentine's or red. It's awful what they cahrge for roses on Valentine's. I told Hubby to save the money....and spend it on craft stuff instead lol. xxx

Debs said...

Stunning work Leesa - and such a wonderful treasured gift.
Thank you for an amazing GDT project for my challenge.
Debs xx

Lisa M said...

Oh my gosh this is unbelievable! Your rosettes are outstanding, but I can believe you never want to make one again.LOL..good grief. Kudos to you for this wonderful gift for your friend.
Lucky friend you have, this is an amazing gift.
Nicely done. :)


Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
Love Jan
xx

Jac said...

What an amazing gift set, you really can see the amount of work and thought that went into this. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

sandra's crafty corner said...

wowzers that is stunning!!!!!thanks so much for joining us at creative craft challenges in our bingo theme,
hugs sandra Dt
p.s we have a dt call open till
21st feb for those who are interested in trying out. x

Sue said...

Wow! this is really stunning Leesa!! So many wonderful details and textures - beautiful colours and papers! and Wow that pleating looks so good!! I love everything about it!
Hope you have a good day!
Hugs Sue xxx

TRACEY MO said...

Although your wonderful creation is stunning and we would love to put you forward for our prize this fortnite, unfortunatly our rules are 6 challenges only, but please do come back and try again, your work is beautiful - Thanks for playin with us at Ditzy-Craftymess Challenge Blog

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.
Yvonne

Sheryl Hare said...

Wowza, this is stunning Lisa. Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

beru said...

Hi... what a nice idea and so wonderful colors... I like this projekt very much... Thanks so much for playing with CUYL and best wishes ;O)

DesignerDiva said...

OMG Leesa! I don't know where to begin praising this fabulous creation! It's awesome, the card is gorgeous enough, the box out of this world and your blooms and pins.....well I'm speechless! YOur friend is gonna LOVE you! Stunning Hunny - big well done and you inspired my card too!
Hugs Laurie xx

Pami said...

I completely agree with you Leesa about Valentines! Your project is just amazing!! Love it, I agree with everything Laurie said above!! Pami x

Faye said...

This is a gorgeous project, love the recycling. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Cupcake. x

Amy said...

These are all so pretty!!!! I just love all of the beautiful pearl rosettes! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

Samantha said...

Really fabulous what a wonderful creation! so pretty! Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Joey said...

Absolutely stunning and so well made, its beautiful, thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

Janet said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT.

Janet, DT

Miesje said...

Very creative! I really like this. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a great week!

Mynnette said...

Um, this is absolutely AMAZING and gorgeous!!! This is such a fabulous gift--and the recipient is incredibly lucky! STUNNING work! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning display of paper crafting! Your work is fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at Lexi's Creations this week!

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! This is soooo beautiful project.
Hugs Nataliya

Leslie McGhee said...

Very pretty box and the flowers are great. Thanks so much for taking the time to post on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

Queen B said...

Love these projects - especially the box!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Leesa - you sure have style girl - what gorgeous projects and divine colours!! Who wouldn't love to receive this - Loving your style! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we always love to see your gorgeous creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Franz♥ said...

What gorgeous work Leesa, so elegant!

Thanks for playing along with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Tracy Heaton said...

Stunning. Super creation, thanks for joining our ribbon challenge at SCSC
Tracy x

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great job Leesa, wow, those little flowers your giving the person much have taken some time to make, and also the box is so pretty, and to add a card to it all what a great gift. Thanks for sharing at Come and Get It this week.
Cindy

KraftyKoolKat said...

What fantastic creations sweetie. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous! The details are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Katie Butler said...

Really wonderful project. So much inspiration. Thanks for joining us at the Stamping with Dragon Challenge Blog.

Patti P. said...

How could your friend not love this? It is simply fabulous and anyone would be thrilled to own this beautiful set. Stunning work.
Thanks for joining in at Sugar Creek Hollow,

Patti SCH/DT

Holly said...

Wow, such gorgeously decorated boxes!!! LOVE the pleated rosettes!!! Thank you for playing in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!

Cathy said...

Wow, I loved the outside of the box, and then I love the inside and then I loved the pins , what an awesome project. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.

Deedee Anderson said...

Wow, what an incredible project, Leesa! A beautiful card and box, and those jewels you crafted are truly stunning. I'm sure your friend will feel thoroughly thanked. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown -- hope you'll join us again next week! :-)

Liza said...

Beautiful work, so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

JACKIE M said...

Wow that is stunning, I love it all especially your posh pins.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge.

Esther said...

Your thank you card is lovely and there aren't enough words to describe your fabulous box with all its gorgeous details!!!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Jayne said...

Wow,what a beautiful set!Love your pins and the fabulous flowers.
Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
Jayne x

http://jayne-designs.blogspot.com

Carly said...

Wow ! hmmmm just way to much talent for one person! throw some over here!

SENSATIONAL!!

Thankyou so much for sharing your project with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.
xoxoxo Carly

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a beautiful gift, I love the special details you put into it, everything is just stunning! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Thank you (use a punch) challenge :)

kim edmonds said...

fab project, thanks for entering this week over at ditzy-craftymess x

Cor* said...

Seriously AMAZING creation! love the colors! I agree about Valentines Day. Tell me you love me with a dozen roses the day after Valentines day and it will mean even more !! Thanks for joining us at FFF this week.

Jane said...

Wow! this is stunning and the flowers inside are gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenges! hugs, Jane x

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