Friday, 17 May 2013

Blimey, I made something for a challenge!

Hello blogging friends,

I am very surprised at myself because this week I actually made something for a challenge .... the PaperArtsy challenge to be precise.  In quite a few years of crafting now I think I've only made 2, possibly 3 things for a challenge.  However, I've really been enjoying the fabulous inspiration from the guest designers over on the PaperArtsy Blog and this week has seen some wonderful stuff from France Papillon.  Her second project was a  couple of wooden spool keyrings which I really liked and as I already had the ingredients to make one myself  decided to have a go. 

I'm not going to give any details on how I did it because the wonderful France has done a video HERE showing exactly what to do and I pretty much followed it so here are the photos of my efforts.














The stamps I used are all PaperArtsy from HPXT03, HP1008 and mini 62 (love this little script stamp and I think it was the first PaperArtsy stamp I bought).

It's my little granddaughter's school summer (? what summer) fayre next Wednesday and they are asking for 'unusual' items for their tombola stall so I think I might make a couple more of these to donate.

Have a good weekend everyone and I hope it stays a bit dryer for you than it's been here the past couple of days ........ we have had some horrendous downpours the past couple of nights especially.

Till next time

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

23 comments:

ionabunny said...

This is lovely. Love the dangles

Suzanne C said...

Love what France did and yours is fabulous! These would make great craft fair items and would sell in an instant! I hope the rain slows up for you and you see a few sunny days!

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis a wonderful make!! Really fab...would make great pieces for a stall too!!! Hugstrace x

Lin said...

Your spool is lovely Lesley and it will definitely go down well at the school fair..they really are such fun to make :D

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Lesley, lovely colours and I love the overall look. Great choice of textured ribbons. If anyone wins this on the tombola they will be very lucky! Elaine xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

love your take on that project - fab choice in stamps and colour.

Helen said...

The spools look great, they were such fun to do, weren't they? I love your versions, and I am sure they will be a success.

france papillon said...

i am really touched the key spools inspired you to join us for this challenge as it really doesn't seem to be something you usually do! Thank you for giving in to it :)))

your spool turned out gorgeous, looooove the elements you combined!!

xx
france

ps: same weather here, so, same wish to you! ;)

isisimaginings.com said...

It's terrific, love the colours.

Aquarius said...

What a wonderful keyring - love Paper Artsy. There will be some really lucky tombola winners if you make more of these!!

Beryl said...

What an unusual - and fabulous keyring. I bet you had fun making that. Good luck in the challenge.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

It is beautiful, Lesley! I love it - gorgeous colours and that beautiful ribbon! Wonderful!

craftytrog said...

It looks fantastic Lesley! I love the stamped ribbon, wish I'd thought to do that!
Alison x

snazzyoriginal said...

This is lovely, such pretty colours. Off to see how to make, Hope the sun shines for you today xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely make, the stamped shrink plastic is perfect, which is no small feat, and I love the colours.

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab spool Lesley and how nice that you are going to make some for the tombola, fabulous idea.

Sam xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

A super idea for the Summer Fayre - definitely unusual. I love your combination fo fibres with the reel & that gorgeous charm with the pearl dangle.
Paula (PEP)

Carol Q said...

that looks fab Lesley!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is a fabulous one. It's really interesting and inspiring to see how the spools this week have been interpreted by different crafters. I would love to have a 'play' but I must get some spools. I should think these would go down brilliantly at a tombola - beautiful but useful too. x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lesley, Gorgeous and quirky, that's why it is so yummy :D Your colour choice works really well and the threads you chose look like rows of eyelashes :D
Thank you so much for your support, you're a very kind lady! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, hugs Gay x

Gillian .... said...

Lesley great to see you playing along with our GD challenge this week, love the stamp you've used and the embellies look fab.xx

butterfly said...

What a yummy creation, Lesley... I've no doubt they'd go down a storm as Tombola prizes!
Alison x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fab project Lesley, gorgeous colours and elements. Great gift idea and perfect for the tombola. Hugs Judith xx