06 September 2014

New box

Hi Everyone, beautiful day here in NATO visited Wales. I couldn't get over the security fences in Cardiff that people had to negotiate to go about their normal day to day things and, as far as I am aware, all for a dinner at Cardiff Castle. The members were actually staying outside Cardiff. Oh! well  I suppose that's the way of the modern world.

Something I did learn during the visit, that Wales has the most Castles per capita anywhere in the world!

You can't go many miles without coming across one LOL.

Anyhow, enough of all that! here's my offering today.

I am taking part in a progressive challenge and this little fellow was given to use for it.  I wanted to make something different, (my hubby says it's the full moon syndrome!) I have lots of boxes and other cut files, but I HAD to do something different, so went looking for a cup to take the digis we had to play with.

I saw this HERE, the only thing was, it didn't have an SVG for me to play with, so I had a go at copying the shape in PS and then placed it into the Cricut to cut it. I succeeded after a quite few hours of playing and cutting and redoing, you know what I mean.

 I cut the shape out on white copy paper, just as well as it was HUGE, (I hadn't sized it as you can see.) I resized it, it still holds a heck of a lot of choccies or chocolate drink, I expect I will make it smaller again, at the moment it's 12cm wide and 71/2 cm high (approx 5inches x 3.1/4 inches) the size is just the cup shape.  Instead of a scalloped edge I laid maple leaves, (from PS shapes,) around the top which I also had to make to fit. I cut 2 cup handles (derived from an arrow PS shape) placed them back to back to strengthen them, then glued all together.

I added the cute chipmunk, which I printed twice one reversed, changing the colours of his outfit to match the DP, (but leaving his face and body the original coloured image) and the background from the original and glued them together, fussy cut and stuck him on top, and made a tag with the other digi and the sentiment included. I held it in place with grey ribbon (from a jumper). Added glitter to the leaves and on the cups.

Congratulations if you got through all that and hope you think it was worth it.

These are the original try out samples

This is the back
Digis - DeeDee Designs
DP paper - Paper Garden Projects.


http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/autumn-fall-challenge-18.html Autumn / Fall - YEP!

http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/09/september-digi-of-month-challenge.html  Digi of the month challenge  - YEP!

http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/r192-digital.html  Digital - YEP!

http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/2014/09/blog-post.html  Cute Animal - YEP!

http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/mid-post-for-challenge-69-show-us.html  Something New - new self made cut file and digi images  - YEP!

http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/dragons-lair-design-challenge-anything.html  Anything but a card - YEP!

http://myheartpiecesdigitalstampchallenge.blogspot.in/2014/08/use-digistamp.html  Use a digi stamp - YEP!


Anonymous said...

word again - phenomenal.x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Faith! my DH has played golf at Celtic Manor so he was pointing out different parts of the course when it was on the news LOL huggles Sue xxx

jimlynn said...

It's simply adorable and so pretty!!! Love the shape of this and it's just perfect to house that cute little guy. Delightful and fun! So glad you joined us at Deedee's Digis this month too!

Wishcraft said...

Love it Faith, such a cute and clever card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

crafty said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Corner

Crafty Judith said...

Hi hun and this is way tooooo cute - love what u did hun and thank you for joining in the Challenge at Deedee's hugs Judith x

Donna Hanley said...

What a wonderful job. I love every part of this one. Thanks for playing along with us here at Deedee's DOM challenge. Can't wait to see what you come up with for next month.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! So fun to read about your crafting process -- you are one determined lady, and it sure came out terrific. I truly love how you used this digi set! Thanks so much for joining our challenge, and we hope you'll come back and play again next month. Who knew about Wales having the most castles per capita? You learn something new every day, hmm? :-)

Barbiedi said...

beautiful, i love the chipmunk image so cute, a great idea, love how you used the other image on the tag. i live in Wales but its mid wales, very quiet and beautiful part of Wales, down side is i have to travel quite a way to craft shops.

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Faith
Thanks for your visit and kind words
This is one interesting project shared .I would drink that size of coffee if I had one . Love the image and papers used .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Amanda said...

How fun! Such a cute card :) Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too this week!


cass said...

Wonderful Faith, great project, love the chimpmunk

MaryH said...

Was I ever pleased to see this little cheeky guy on your cup. With your PS skills, I think digi-s would be just your cup of tea. How clever to add him on your cup, and kudos to your SVG skills. Boy do I wish you were closer to teach me the SVG language & ways, not to mention the PS skills. This is simply delightful and I'm so glad you entered him at DeeDee's. WTGo. Beautiful & imaginative. TFS & Big Hugs.

MaryH said...

PS...I'm also envious that you got to visit Wales. It would be a dream to visit & see those old castles and the beautiful countryside. TFS

Carol L said...

What a clever and unique creation! I just love the teacup with that little chipmunk sitting on top! I suppose he's the kind of his own teacup castle! Cute and fun creation! Thanks for playing along with Deedee's September challenge!

michele said...

Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Deborah Frings said...

Love the shaped card and the super autumnal leaves on it. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

Jacqueline said...

A beautifully shaped card - cute little critter too! Thanks for sharing this week in TMR - Jacqueline xx

Sue - said...

Hi Faith love your autumnal cup! Thank you for joining us in The Male Room.

kReN said...

What a cute project using our adorable image this month for the Deedee's Digi progressive challenge. Thanks for joining us!
kReN, DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Fun project - I enjoyed reading through the process!! Thanks for sharing with Dragons Lair!

Barbiedi said...

fab idea, thanks for taking part on Dragons lair challenges

Cathy said...

I know I'm late, but what a super cute project. I'm so glad you got the cut file stuff all figured out :)