Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Phew - what a saga!

Well, that was quite an exciting few days away for sure! It's Tuesday as I'm typing this and am still recovering. At some point I'll write up the saga but right now am chasing my tail trying to begin commenting on this week's Playground entries! Please bear with me.

Len's Birthday is coming up in about 10 days time so I need to make his card plus a few other special ones in good time - as well as playing catch up, things have crept up on me a bit!

Meanwhile, I'll show just one thing we made in one of the four workshops last Friday:
The workshop was a Hunkydory one where we started off with a kit called 'A House for Flowers' and it's an easel box card - which I had to finish off at home. It was the least messy of all the workshops, loads of measuring, cutting and taping though - just my kind of crafting!

Also made a craft caddy which I finished off today - had to do it else it would never have been done! That was a tale in itself and it's already a white elephant here I'm afraid, sigh.

And, if you've never played with Powertex then you really are missing a treat. Great fun, very messy and the results are fabulous! Got you wondering now?! Watch this space :)







31 comments:

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

so pretty!
Fiki

Jane Willis said...

Really pretty, a lovely way to send a card and gift all in one.
Jane

AlisonC said...

That looks amazing. I don't think I'd be very good at all that precision cutting, I'd be better at the mess!

brenda said...

Reports I heard that it was a super weekend Di and a lovely meet up with crafty friends.

Love you easel box card, it's so long since I made one and you have me itching to get cracking on one.

B x

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous project Di. Lovely papers too.

Aquarius said...

Well done for finishing off projects started at a workshop - so often they don't get done when we (I) get home!! Hope you catch up with yourself soon

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous box Di and well done for finishing off your projects at home. Can't wait to see what you've been doing with powertex.

Sue xx

Kath said...

A fabulous box and will make a lovely gift/card for someone special.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

It's gorgeous Di your talents are really show through with this one and the Hunkydory set l reconise they are so lovely enjoy your day xx

Whisper said...

OMG it sounds like you had such a fun weekend and i'm loving your box easel card, Luv Sam x

Swissie said...

Gorgeous! I'm happy you had such a beautiful time! Looking forward to seing more of your wonderful creations!
Hugs, Liv

SARN said...

Sorry!? Did you just use the words POWERTEX, MESSY & FAB RESULTS and GREAT FUN in the same sentence/paragraph! Are you now a mixed media convert???? I am intrigued, nay FASCINATED in your transformation and can't wait to see the results.

Meantime . . . your card box/drawer project looks AMAZING. Bet you're pleased with that.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous easel box card Di and the Hunkydory designs are so pretty. Getting messy and enjoyment don't always go hand in hand so it sounds as though you are getting in to this messy stuff a bit more and am looking forward to seeing the results. x

Carol L said...

What an amazing and beautiful treasure box! I can't wait to hear more about how you made this, and I'm so glad you had a fun time while you were gone. Early Happy Birthday wishes to the hubs too!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous project, Di. Can't wait to hear more of your adventures!
Hugs,
Em xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

This easel box card looks so sweet and feminine, gorgous work! All the time spent has been very striking! Fabulous make!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a gorgeous easel card box.
I love this fab design, and the wonderful items used on it.
I think I may try and make one of these for my sister's Birthday later this year.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice said...

Beautiful easel card box Di, really looking forward to seeing your other makes too!
Janice x

AlisonC said...

What a fool I am, thanks for fixing the link. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

There you go embracing the messy stuff again. I know what you mean about needing to finish up the projects ASAP or else they never get done. This is a very dainty project that you've here.

Kathleen said...

Well Di, this is a fabulous creation and I applaud you for finishing it off, great image and papers and looks perfect. I would have thrown the towel in the minute they said what we were making.
Can't wait to hear the saga.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Your box fits better than mine. Think I will remake the drawer element. Thank goodness we had the presence of mind to take a photo of the instructions. (forgot to take piccys of each other though!!) Don't you go spilling too many beans. How we never got chucked out of the PI is a miracle. Hugs your partner in crime.

Liz said...

Your easel box card looks great. Glad you were able to make one non-messy creation! The Powertex sounds intriguing, I'll wait to see just how messy it is before I add it to my wishlist. ;-) xx

Loll said...

Your easel box card is really beautiful Di. An engineering feat as well. xx

scrappymo! said...

My goodness...this is beautiful. This sounds like quite the workshop indeed. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
Have been ill with a flu since the last day of the cruise. Nothing but resting and recovering for me during the last 10 days...just having a bit of catching up on my favourite blogs...

KandA said...

Such a wonderful easel box creation Di and I love that pretty Hunkydory kit.
Can't wait to hear all the tales and see your 'messy' makes xx

Erika said...

Sounds like you had a lovely creative time. Love your easel box, thanks for the visit and sorry about my link, don't know what happened there.

Hugs Erika. x

Di said...

Hi Erika! Never worry about links, easy for me to sort out - I like playing detective anyhow :) Come back soon!

Di xx

Craftychris said...

This looks cool! Measuring scares me though! xxx

Brenda in IN said...

I'm not good with boxes but you did a fantastic job of it. This is really pretty and I'm in awe of all you had to do to put it together. It sounds like you had a ball while you were there! Can't wait to hear all the details!

Donna said...

Looks beautiful, Di.... and it looks like it took ages to make. X