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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 10 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx

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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Crafty-Emblies - 7th Challenge - Male

Hello everyone, I can't believe it but our 7th Challenge is now live over at Crafty-Emblies and the winner from our 6th Challenge has been announced.  Pop over to find out who the winner is.  

We also have some very exciting news our new DT Members have been announced and I would like to say a great big warm welcome to Jane, Tina, Leesa, Sara, Elaine, Sandy, Seema and Kim. I am looking forward to working with you all girls and seeing all your wonderful creations.

Our theme for our current challenge #7 is Male.  We are now an Altered Art/Mixed Media Challenge Blog and we don't accept Cards, ATCs or Scrapbook pages.  So please come over and see all the gorgeous creations by the other Teamies and join in with your Altered Art/Mixed Media project for your chance to win a £10 goodie box of the gorgeous Crafty-Emblies.

This is my DT project for this month.  I have been promising myself for sometime now to make something for my dearest Hubby and this Challenge was the perfect opportunity to make something which I knew he would love, use and appreciate. 




I created this Desktop Organiser using the Crafty-Emblies pen holder and 2 of the 2.5" boxes.  I glued all the items together using Glossy Accents.  I decorated the boxes using a selection of my Tim Holtz stamps from my stash and used Memento Rich Cocoa ink which tones in with the colouring of the mdf.  Once together I lined the inside of the 2.5" boxes with paper from a DCWV paperstack.  I rubbed some Inca Gold on Crafty-Emblie Keys and Cogs and attached them again with Glossy Accents.  I also had some metal cogs in my stash which I attached on top of the Crafty Emblie Cogs just to add some further dimension.  To finish off I created a dangle charm using a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trinket Pin with the word 'Stuff' on top and attached a selection of charms from my stash using some chain and jump rings.  I attached this to a stick I made to look like a little wooden ruler.  On the base I glued on black felt just to finish it off.

I took this home to Hubby and he loved it.  After examining it very carefully he had to ask 'Did you make this?' followed by 'how?'  The wonders of Crafty-Emblies eh?

So there you go that's how this was done.  I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations over at Crafty-Emblies.



Thank you so much again for stopping by, I love reading all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx