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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WOYWW #165 - Look Everyone, No Hands!!!

Hi Woyggers... blog hopping buddies, from around the world... hope you are leaped about those desks safely and successfully. As for me, I did nothing much of anything, having had my thumbs injected on Thursday. Only had a ickle drive today, and been out of the loop on ALL fronts. ... so no crafting either... desk looks 'xactly the same... sigh

So I thought I would show you the things I made for my soap-making, erstwhile Taiji teacher friend and mentor, Peta. Many of you said you would like a full view rather than the teasers I gave you. Well, she has them all now and loves them, so I can share them with you... get a cuppa, put your feet up - there are quite a few photos- and enjoy...
Her grand-nephew is almost 2 and he ADORES Peppa Pig!! So here's the one I made for Peta to give him. Mummy is having another baby and Freddie says it's "George" !! - that's Peppa's ickle brother for those not in the know!!!! So I put him on both cards!! This one is approx A4
This one is NOT A4!!! More like A3!!! and SO cute being so big!!!  It makes me smile just looking at it...
 Her actual nephew is a young man, trendy and musical... she loved this one for him because it fits his image...


I used lots of Kanban elements from the steampunk range they did a while ago... I teamed it up with some musical paper from  a G45 collection and distressed it with a tool at the edges, as well as with ink.
 Remember this ickle trinket made from Vintaj pieces and coloured with Patinas?? It has a bale so that Sally can hang it from a chain if she would like to... anyway, below is the whole card...
 I recycled some pieces from a different project, and added new backgrounds and the jewellery piece. I was very pleased with the finished effect. I hope she is!!
 This, and the one below, is a detail of a card I made for Peta's sister... she was very happy with it, and thought it fitted her just so... good job I know these peeps eh??!!

 Here is the whole thing. I love the papers from the Conservatory collection by 7Gypsies... it's layered for a scrapbook-look...
 This is another card that I altered from it's original, and gave it several other distressed layers... for Sally from Peta's mum... and finally... tada tada
 The purple suitcase, using mainly papers from the PaperArtsy Thornton Hall collection, which is simply yumminess personified... was for Peta herself. I made it for her to be able to show off her soaps on her stall...
 This spotty inside paper is from a stack called Boy but I can't remember who makes it... however, it fitted the colour scheme perfectly!! The straps and handles are made from pieces cut and coloured, from Tyvek envelopes - very thin and workable - sewable even!! - but VERY strong and virtually indestructible...

I finally understood the construction when I made this one... so I may make another, or try one with slightly bigger dimensions... thanks again to Laura Denison of The Paper Trail for her patterns and UStream classes...  she is an true inspiration...

So that's me for another Stamping Ground week. I am sorry for no visits to you all last time, but am getting more dexterous now and more able to type etc.. I am off to post this then off to bed... sleep still keeps alluding me and I am wearing a bit thin!!! Thanks for all your support.

Love and light
Frankie
xx

29 comments:

Candace said...

Gotta love peppa pig; gret cards.

thanks for sharing Candace #9

Spyder said...

Omy! Lovely pictures, you really have been soooo busy! Love all your card, but Piggy is cute!! Have a great week! Happy WOYWW!?
((Lyn)) #18

Michelle Reed-Russell said...

Love, love, love the pigs! And the suitcase looks stunning!
Michelle #17

Shoshi said...

Love the steampunk card, Frankie. Unfortunately Blogger isn't playing ball (again...) and I can't see your othr photos. Such a bore.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

Judys Fabrications said...

Love coming to see your desk each week Frankie.
Judy #20

May said...

Lovin peppa pig so cute..all your makes Frankie are fab.. Yikes!!! injections in your thumbs I take it they were steroid injections.. ouch they are painful afterwards.. can be for up to a week... I do hope they will help you!! Have a happy take it easy week, Hugs May x x#12

Ohhh Snap said...

That thud you might have heard was me looking at that stunning suitcase!!! The cards are wonderful (I'm especially loving those pigs!), but the suitcase is just breathtaking! Hope your thumbs are feeling better soon. I had a wart burned off when I was a child, which got infected so I learned to write with my pen between my second and third fingers. In case you get desperate to to craft. #23

Danielle said...

Oh my goodness, the little pigs are so adorable! Great cards! dani #26

505whimsygirl said...

Wow! I love all your projects. Thanks for all the photos - love them!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #31

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Frankie, you've been very busy and very creative. Wonderful pieces. The first two cards make me smile :)

Tuire Flemming said...

Wow, so much without hands :D Beautiful cards - love Peppa Pig! (Pipsa Possu in Finnish) and that suitcase is fantastic. Love the colours.
Hope you get your hands back soon!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #54

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, and I just love the suitcase!! Glad to see you back with 'new' thumbs!! Helen, 24

scrappyjen said...

Wow great projects - and such a variety of styles. You are very versatile! jenx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, every card is just perfect. I love the childrens cards and the one with the bird cage...but then i saw the suitcase. It is gorgeous.

Bernice said...

Lots of beautiful things here Frankie - and I have a couple of nephews and nieces who would just love those Peppa Pig cards! Hope you will be better soon and able to get back to crafting!
Bernice #2

Francesca said...

You have been busy, great cards , but love the valise, beatifully done Fracnesca #90

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous work Frankie, your attention to detail is just fab!! Trish #10

Gabrielle said...

WOW!!! Love the Pepper Pig cards (so different to your normal style!!!) and that box will be stunning displaying soaps! You are one clever bunny!

kay said...

thanks for sharing your fab projects,hope the thumbs settle soon
have a super woyww
kay #82

ju said...

Adore all your projects here ...just stunning ! xx

Gita said...

All your projects are great. Never heard of Peppa but the cards are cute. And the others are just so pretty!! Hope you can get back to crafting soon!!

sandee said...

Thanks for the full view of your projects, that box is just fabulous! I give you a...( wait for it )....THUMBS UP!...( sorry, couldn't resist, lol ) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Monica said...

just lovely cards and usually the only vintage i like is in a bottle. your work just has that wonderful touch of gentle and soothing vibes. hope thumbs recover soon.

Amy E said...

WOW, you've been a busy girl!!!! And your work is extraordinary!! I hope your thumbs are feeling better soon so that you can get back to crafting!


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Amy E. #30
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RosC said...

Oh wow. You have been so creative! I can hardly keep it all in my head. Love the overall style, then butterflies piece is great, the suitcase construction is fabulous, the nephew (?) card.
In fact, I'll have to come back. Thanks for generous sharing.
Smiles,
Ros. #60

Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed reading all your post and like all your projects. You have created so many styles so well. I love the steampunk piece and the butterfly card too. The suitcase is stunning and will be perfect for displaying the soaps. Hope your thumbs are on the mend and that you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #63

monique said...

these are all so beautiful, so many different styles, but they all lokk great

Chris said...

Hi Frankie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

butterfly said...

Came from WOYWW again to your blog, but I've been hanging around and browsing - so many amazing things... I am a follower, but seem to have missed some of this. Maybe I'm too new - I'll have to just spend some time rooting about in your archive!
Alison x