Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Happy Tuesdays everyone!  So I am currently at work, in the middle of a night shift, and have found a few quiet moments to come in and clean up this post.  Warning it is picture heavy, and my pictures are not great - Halifax is grey today, after a snow storm, and taking pictures of this project was torture!

Last Friday, Peachy Keen announced their newest challenge - a 3D project about weather.  I immediately thought, banner!  I have no idea why a banner occurred to me to be a 3D project, because I'm not sure it really is, but for some reason it did.  It has lots of dimension and hangs on a wall... I don't know if it counts or not, but I made it for that challenge, so I am going to enter it and see what happens :)  Here it is:

So, a picture of the full banner - it was VERY tricky to photograph the whole thing, but at least it gives you the idea of how it looks.  I put it between my living room and my dining room.  I love it there.  You can see it from every where.  I think I am going to start making banners for everything.  I am LOVING them :)

So, here is one end of the banner.  Last week I made a cute little card that I loved for BBTB2 challenge.  I decided to re-create it as part of my banner.  I cut the panels from Birthday Bash at 4 inches each.  I thought it looked like a flower...  The duck is from Create a Critter, as is the umbrella.  I used Peachy Keens Critter Faces for the duck, and for the Umbrella,  I used Peachy Keen Boy Mates.

All the letters were cut from Winter Woodland cartridge.  I thought the pink and green were nice and springy.  I pop dotted them off the page to give some dimension, and then pop dotted the little bugs and animals up even higher to make them jump off the page and give it that 3D feel.  The ladybug is cut from CAC and her cute little face is from Peachy Keen Princess Faces. She has a little bling on her antenna, and I think she is ADORABLE!

The little lamb is from CAC - shocking I know.  I stamped her face with Peachy Keens Critter Faces.  I doodled on all the little pieces with my Sakura pens and my Stampin Up markers.  I also used my Stampin Up pastels to do some of the chalking.

The bee is one of my favorite cuts from CAC.  I love her!  I also stamped her face with Peachy Keen Princess Faces.  She has pearls on her antenna.  Cute huh?

The tree on this panel is from Sweethearts, and the tulips are from CAC.  I tried to figure out where to stamp a face on this one, but everything was just a little too small - oh well - them's the breaks :)

I love this rainbow!  She is cut from Simply Charmed, and I don't think she could be cuter!!  Her face is from the Peachy Keen Princess Faces - they really are my go to girly face stamps -they are so cute.

The little butterfly is from CAC.  I put green bling on her antenna, and doodled her up a bit.  I made her green and purple in honour of Fantabulous Cricut, who are celebrating their 100th challenge this week.  We were challenged to make a project in their colors - turquoise, green and purple - and voila!

The final panel has the skunk and sun from CAC.  The Skunks face is from Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed - I bought that one months ago, but this is the first time I used it.  It is so cute!  The sun's little face is from Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids.  

Don't ya just love it??  I DO!!  It is adorable, and my kids love it too!  Yay :)  Thanks for popping by today.  I will have two projects for you tomorrow.  My Cricut Cardz Challenge DT project, and my Whimsical Wednesday DT project, so be sure to come and visit :)

Challenges for my little banner:
Peachy Keen - 3D weather
Fantabulous Cricut -  use green, turquoise and purple somewhere on your project.
Scrap Creations - pop it
Top Tip Tuesdays - stitching real or faux
Crafty Bloggers - springtime
Hiding in my Craftroom - bring on spring
Alphabet Challenge - busy bugs
There's Magic in the Air - critters
Fairy Tale Challenges - spring

A la prochaine...



carol said...

fabulous creation, x carol

Sharon said...

Oh gosh I so love your banner!!! All of the cuts and faces are just adorable!! :)

Brigitte said...

OMG, I love your banner!!! They are so adorable and your doodling is always so perfect! Hugs, Brigitte

Robin said...

Just too cute! Love it.


cassie said...

Too cute!! I am sorry you work nights. I am also a nurse and do not know how anyone with children work nights.

Angel-23 said...

This is great love all the cute images, Thanks for joining CBN challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Rachael xx

Leanne said...

OMG! I LOVE your banner!! All the die cuts you used are just adorable! Love all their peachy little faces hee hee! Thanks for playing along in our challenge this week at PKS! Hugs, Leanne

Glora said...

WOW, what a beautiful spring banner! I'm glad you did a close up of each piece. AMAZING!!!! Hugs- Glora

DoBea A. said...

What a great Spring banner!

Catie Cuddles said...

How cute!

Liz O. said...

Lovely! TFS
Have al great day!

Cindy :) said...

super cute and pretty, lots of fun details, I'm sure a banner is considered 3D :)

Deneen said...

Love your Spring banner, the stitching around each circle is great! Thanks for joining the Stitches Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

scrapqueen141 said...

Very awesome banner! That looks like it took you awhile - great work! Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!

maddymuscles said...

Cute banner! Congrats on the Peachy Keen win! :)

Peggy said...

This is such a cute banner! Great job! Thank you for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Craft Sensations/MISHMASH said...

the lil chick is sooooo cute

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project and love all your faux stitching too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Tammy said...

Awww your spring banner is so cute! I love it!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Debbie Bonczek said...

Congratulations. Beautiful banner!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Wow...what a fabulous banner! I love all the wonderful details you put into this and I know it must have taken hours and hours! The finished product was well worth the time, it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our challenge at FCCB!

Kristen said...

Super cute banner, thanks for playing in this weeks "pop it" challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Sonia said...

Wonderful Banner! Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at TMITA-Paper Cupcakes. Good Luck!
-Sony DT

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Cute Card! Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week.

Emma (The Sparkly Fairy)

Anonymous said...

All cards are good! I think it could be more better display in future!

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