Thursday 30 June 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Anything But a Card

I'm back from my holli jollies again ! The girls had 3 TD days in a row so that was a good excuse to get the caravan out again ! Not far again, only to a place called Woolsbridge Manor Farm which is next to Moors Valley Country Park in the New Forest and a beautiful area it is too.

We took our bikes with us and went into Moors Valley Country Park on Saturday to join in a family cycling quiz. It was only when we were about half way round that my hubby decided to inform us that the quiz was in fact 4 miles long ! Boy, did I have a sore undercarriage !!!

At PaperPlay Challenges we have another challenge for you - ANYTHING BUT A CARD !

We are being sponsored by La-La-Lands Crafts.

As soon as I saw Scout Marci I just knew what I wanted to make. Being the bad Mum that I am, I have failed miserably in sewing Mollie's Brownie badges to her sash. In my defence, the sash is so stiff that I had terrible trouble sewing the ones on that I did and there is no material to "catch" the thread. Everyone else's sash is lovely and soft so we must have had a duff one !

Anyway, I made her a box to put her lovely badges in and she is thrilled to bits ! I am a good Mum after all !!!

The box has been recycled, it did hold tealights.

The DP's I used are American Crafts "Campy Trails" and I machine stitched all of these.

The image is Scout Marci from La-La-Land Crafts and she has been coloured with a mixture of ProMarkers and Copics.

The letters are all American Crafts Thickers which go with the Campy Trails papers and the pennants hanging from the branch is an American Crafts felt embellishment which also goes with this set.

The "stamps" and metal "journey" embellishment are by Making Memories and are from the "Panorama" set which has been in my stash for a while now.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week.

I am entering my box into the following challenges -

Crafty Emma - Anything but Square

My Mum's Craft Shop - Something Old, Something New

Scrap Creations - Anything But a Card

Shopping Our Stash - Recycle Something (box)

Try It on Tuesday - Alter a Box

Stamps R Us - There was a little girl.....

Thank you for your visit and have a great week !


  1. This is fabulous, really love the la- la image and a great idea for storing your daughters precious brownie badges, very pretty:)

    thank you for joining us at MMCS


  2. Great idea, just love the colours you have used, those papers are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. This is stunning Jo, fabulous colours and details!perfectly gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!
    Hope your undercarrage is feel not too sore now.

    Hugs Linda

  4. Great project! I'm sure your daughter loves it! (I might NEED the cursive Thickers now.)

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Cute project! A real treasure for your daughter! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

  6. What a nice box for your daughter to store her badges in. I love the image you used! Thanks for playing along with Shopping Our Stash!

  7. Love this idea, what a fab box for those precious badges. Have a great week.

  8. This is brilliant love the idea..........:)Sandra H

  9. Hi Jo! Glad you've managed a few days away and oh dear re the long bike ride but I but you all enjoyed it. I love your box and it's a great idea for the badges. Wonderful colouring and colours too, a very cute image. Speak soon I hope, hugs, Chris xx

  10. I adore this Jo, fab! Have a great weekend. Kx

  11. What a great creation! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

  12. This turned out wonderful.I bet she is so happy to have such a beautiful treasure!

  13. Oh this is a lovely project, it's really made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at MMCS. Good Luck. x

  14. This box is fabulous...she will love to keep her badges in there for sure! Thanks for joining in at SOS this week to show us your creation!

  15. Beautiful box, Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

  16. Way to go on recycling. my favorite part of paper crafting! you did a fantastic job transforming this box into something fun & useful!


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