Sunday, 26 January 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge for week 4 January 2014

Morning All,

This has to be a quick post as OH and I are off to our Sons for a lovely Sunday dinner.  Lots of cuddles with Alexa as it looks like she has  tonsilitis poor chick!

It's the 4th challenge week over on the PaperArtsy blog and the principal Guest DT has been the very talented Ellen Vargo.  I haven't had time to try something in her style and to be honest it's not really my thing but my #PATwit buddies have done some wonderful work and had a ball into the bargain. If  you like abstract, Ellen's blog is the place to go.  Anyway, at the week was rounded off by lovely Jo Myhill (didn't have time for her project either which is definitely up my street) and finally Linda Caine whose work I love too.  At the last minute I decided to have a go at Linda's smashing cube. To see Linda's gorgeous box, actually called an Artist Trading Block, and how she did it go HERE.  I made mine in the same way except I made my box from scratch not having the appropriate Sizzix die.  I had thought it would be relatively simple and when my buddy Sam posted her fabulous one also made from scratch that settled it.

Everything I used is available from PaperArtsy wonderful products.





I really wanted to add the finishing touches of feet and some sort of knob on top but just ran out of time.  It was fun. to make though.

Have a lovely day everyone although our English weather is doing its level best to make us all miserable .....yes, true to form it's chucking down with rain once again but now with the risk of it turning to snow :-(.

Till next time ............

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

21 comments:

massofhair said...

Stunning Lesley! Gorgeous colours and fab images. Think you've done a brilliant job :-)

Enjoy your day with your Son and Granddaughter :-) xxx

Helen said...

So glad you got it blogged before you go out - it is fantastic! I am sure you will find some feet for it later...
Have a lovely day with the family, and we'll see you later. xx

sam21ski said...

Fabulous box Lesley, well done for deciding to find the time to give it a go, I agree, it was great fun to make, so much so I'm on my second - lol

Have a great day with your son and family

Sam xx

Lin said...

well done you for getting a box done in time..love the colours Lesley and of course all the stamps are fab!! looks great x hope you have a lovely day with the family xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

It's fabulous Lesley. Colours are so lush and well done for doing a double shuffle. X

Deborah Wainwright said...

Congrats Lesley this box is fab I love the colours you have used. Glad you was able get something made xxx

margaret said...

Lovely cube love the colours, have a lovely lunch Margaret

Margaret Iddon said...

Just fabulous as usual Lesley. Love your stuff.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well done, Lesley! This work is fabulous!I love the warmth and depth of colour and those images - well, aren't they fantastic? I loved Linda's too - what an inspirational lady! I think you and I may have similar taste, as, although I think the PATWITS have created some fabulous projects, which I've really admired, and Ellen's inspiration was incredibly clever, fun and vibrant, it's somehow not quite me either. It's great that PA stuff is so adaptable and inspires so much different creativity. Enjoy your day. Hope Alexa gets well quickly. Hugs to her too! Julie Ann xxx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Gorgeous! xx

Sally H said...

It is totally stunning, Lesley. Gorgeous work! Love the colour - so warm - just what we need in this dreadful weather!

Darcy UK said...

well done on getting it blogged before you went out, fab colour choices that pink is so vibrant.

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous box and love the colours you have used, so rich looking. Hope you've had a nice afternoon. Thanks for visiting my blog last week and your lovely comment. Love and crafty hugs x ChrisB

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Lesley. Well done making it from scratch. I can see these becoming very popular.

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is a gorgeous make and love the rich colour tine s x
sorry for the lack of comments life has been a bit hectic so playing catch up! hugs trace x

Gillian .... said...

Seriously stunning colour combo Lesley, love everything about it. xx

Linda M. Cain said...

Truly Gorgeous!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

An amazing box Lesley, I love everything about it. The colour is lovely and warming on such an awful day. Hope you had a wonderful time with you son's and granddaughter.

Sue xx

butterfly said...

Lovely rosy reds and peaches, and gorgeous stamping throughout... I love the clock on top!
Alison x

Paula (PEP) said...

It's lovely to see you having time to play with things - I've never heard of an ATB but I rather like the colour combination you put together here & the way areas of it positively 'glow'. I hope you have a wonderful time with you Son & that Alexa isn't too poorly. Take care with your travelling - not nice weather to be out in at all.
Paula (PEP)

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous block Lesley with gorgeous images and colour xx