Saturday 12 October 2013

Vintage Memories meets Hobby House Floral Frenzy

Good morning

Today is my day to inspire you to enter in the 

Current Challenge of


but before I move on I just have to tell you about this special offer perfectly suited to our months theme.

The Hobby House Mulberry Roses Selection Box
There is a 33% discount on the price 
so do hop over and take a look.

With that in mind I am sharing with you a creation I made for a close friend for her daughters Christening, to help her keep safe all those wonderful gifts and cards.

I have to apologise as this will be photo heavy, and I would like to thank the wonderful Steve for his professional help in the photography of this exceedingly large book box.

This book box was that big I could not use 12 x 12 papers on it, so listening to my special friend Polly aka Artfulwings from our Design Team, it was about time I showcased some of those techniques that I don't always get around to playing with.

So here we go

this is the arty view showing just a little of the sides
Now the papers that did not fit that were ordered special for this were put to good use else where, so I had to create my own papers.  I ripped up an old book, tore it pieces and distressed all the edges prior to adding to my MDF base, now the MDF base also came from the Hobby House and these are available currently in the shop only.

This shot show the guilding flakes on my clock die and the crackled sepia image of Lillia, so cute.
You can also see a little teddy there, these Hobby House charms are so beautiful.  The cameo and surround can just be seen in the left bottom corner.

Now without being rude this one shows the antique little door knob and some of that gorgeous frantage, I added a little lace from my stash.

This one shows those gorgeous florals, with the little clock peeking out of the flowers on the bottom left and on the right from my friend Sam a little bottle vile with cork lid filled with gold glitter for that magic touch and just underneath a lovely open heart from the Hobby House charm collection. If you click on this image you can get a close up of the prayer.  Footprints in the Sand, I love this :)

A close up here of the plaited ribbon the little bird nestled within the flowers and a better view of the little clock.

Here is another little bird nestled in the flowers and the little bird cage just peeking out at the bottom of the flowers too.
The fine spray over the flowers is CC gold glitter lacquer.

and finally I suppose one last straight on view
A long job but oh so worth it - hope you like it.

So those Hobby House products :)
The brown, beige, cream and whites from

Fran tage - Now on the website

you can see a tutorial on how I work with all these gorgeous flowers

Do hope you will hop and join in with our current challenge

I would like to enter the following challenges today

Happy Stampers - Show us your flowers
Crafting Design - Anything Goes Ribbon and Lace
The Paper Shelter - Charm Us
SimonSaysStamp - Inspired by Tammy T
Creative Corner - Anything but a card
Alphabet Challenge - R for Roses
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything but Square

and enjoy the rest of your day


Jane said...

What an amazing keep sake you have made for your friend Kate, she must have been so thrilled. This is such a perfect way to store all those precious memories. The verse is wonderful. I can almost smell all those amazing roses and boy what a job it must have been to list them all here! Wonderful work. Have a lovely weekend,the weather here last night was wild..hope it calms a bit. Take care xx

Doreen said...

What a great box! Love the design and your papers are fab.x

Unknown said...

Wow this is fabulous Kate, love all those gorgeous flowers, they are all so pretty xxx

Unknown said...

Totally lost for words Kate - what an amazing project. This will certainly be a treasured keepsake for the family which, I am sure, will be passed down to Lillia in time. Beautiful.


Karen xxx

Sue said...

WOW!! This is totally stunning Kate. A truly beautiful design. I love the colour scheme and all your embellishments are gorgeous. Definitely worth all your hard work and I am sure it will be treasured forever.
hugs Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful great vintage look Kate.

greetings karin

cuilliesocks said...

OMG this is gorgeous Kate, what a work of art it is, I just love it.
Your design and all the wonderful embellishments make it such a wonderful keepsake, well worth the effort, hugs Kate X

Catherine said...

WOW ! This is totally gorgeous Kate ! A real work of art ! Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Kate. A real masterpiece x

rachel said...

what a lot of work has gone into this piece Kate - amazing xx

Dan said...

What a lovely piece, I'm sure your friend absolutely loves it! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Basslady said...

what a fantastic work of art!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Unknown said...

What an amazing project Kate, you friend is going to be thrilled to bits with this I am sure, outstanding xxx

Lorraine said...

Just beautiful Kate!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so awesome Kate. Every centimetre is covered in loveliness. You must really like your friend to make her something so gorgeous. I am sure she was enthralled with it.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous keepsake here Kate!! Love the Vintage design and colors!! Oh so many flowers!! WOW!! :) HUGS

Sandra H said...

Stunning card xx

Anonymous said...

so gorgeous! I love your colors and all that texture...I'm a sucker for texture!
i just love the feet! thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week and hope to see you again. Tammy DT

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful Kate! What a lovely keepsake!

mags said...

Absolutely stunning Kate. Such a lovely keepsake box.

Carolee Crafts said...

Wow this is stunning and am sure will be treasured for years

Lena said...

Hi ..

Wow, that's beautiful!
Great details.

Thank you for participating in the TPS challenge this week!
Good Luck!

Hug Lena

cotnob said...

This is absolutely stunning Kate, so many fabulous details - such a wonderful box for your friend.

coops said...

oh wow i am speechless kate.its so AMAZING !!!! :D

xx coops xx

Cards By MI said...

Looks totally smashing! A really stunning project. Thanks for playing with us over at The paper shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie, DT-leader TPS

Sheryl said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love your use of colour and DP. The design showcases the image perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

Doris T. said...

Just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs this week!
Doris :)

Mrs.B said...

Such a gorgeous creation, and so many beautiful flowers.
Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge

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