Thursday, 20 August 2015

Live, laugh, love

Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at In The Pink and our theme this time is...

(With an option of using pink & 1 other colour)

Our fabulous sponsor this time is Bunny Zoe's Crafts with a £10 voucher

I keep saying I would like to do more home decor projects so decided to decorate a wooden heart.
I cut the DP to fit the heart, inked the edges and then stamped a few swirls around the edge.
Once the DP was glued firmly in place I sanded back the edges to give a slightly distressed finish.

These butterfly dies are absolutely gorgeous and I really haven't used them much but knew they would be perfect for this project...and for the challenge theme of course!

The words are stamped from individual letter stamps, cut into strips, and have one foam pad under the middle to add that little bit of dimension.
The charm was a last minute addition and I'm so glad I popped it on as it looks so pretty :)

Project recipe;
Wooden heart: from Hobbycrafts show
DP: Summer Crush - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Swirl stamp: Summer swirl - Magnolia
Dies: Leavenworth butterfly trio - Memory Box
Charm: Daisy chain - The Hobby House
Twine: Ivory button twine - The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon: from stash
Lettering: magazine freebie stamp set

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
Papertake Weekly (to die for)
Inky Chicks (hearts)
Fab 'n' Funky (things with wings)
The Ribbon Girl (pink)
ABC challenge (pretty in pink)


Brenda said...

Kat, this is beautiful! I agree, the butterflies are so delicate and pretty, perfect in pink! Wonderful show piece! Hugs! Brenda

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Kat, gorgeous heart plaque, love the backing paper and such pretty colours. The butterflies are great and really work well. Hug Jennifer xx

Gibmiss said...

Morning Kat
This is fabulous ... Love the charm and the very pretty Butterflies
Hugs Sylvie xx

Christine L said...

Such a gorgeous piece of home art... you've made a perfect job of it and it would look fabulous on any wall! My daughter tried to count the hearts around my house a few months back.... she gave up when she got to 60!! LOL! AND I have some of these MFT ones in my cupboard.... ONE DAY, I'll get around to using them!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sarah said...

This is such a pretty gift Kat and the butterflies are gorgeous. Love the idea of sanding back the paper too and stamping on paper is something I never think of!!Funnily enough I have a painted and crackled heart sitting on my desk waiting for inspiration to may have just given me a shove in the right direction!! xx

Sue said...

Kat this is really beautiful. A truly exquisite and inspirational project which is totally pretty. I love the simple (in a good way)! butterflies and sentiments you have added and the lovely charm just finishes it off perfectly... wonderful...

Sammy said...

I LOVE this! So pretty and delicate, and just beautifully put together. Gorgeous! x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love decorating wooden items and this is gorgeous, such delicate colours and the charm is perfect

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful colour. I love the delicate butterfly and sweet charm. Elaine

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat, such a beautiful designs and I love the soft colours.
hugs Sue xx

Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kat x

Lucy Woods said...

Super Pretty! I have some wood hearts I keep meaning to decorate and never getting round to!
Lucy x

thecraftycavalier said...

This is so beautiful Kat :-) I really love this idea; the butterflies are so pretty and delicate and the little charm is perfect. I never thought of making anything like this but you've made me want to give it a go! Love it. Hugs, Jayne x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous heart I love how you have decorated it. Hugs Jackie

Pop's Cards said...

This is so pretty and beautiful I love the soft pinks and the charm is fab :0)

Annette said...

This is lovely Kat. I really love the soft pink shade. What a lovely gift.

Andrea Norris said...

This is a beautifully decorated heart Kat - I love it. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful heart, love the butterflies.

Craftyanny said...

Very pretty Kat. I'd happily hand this on my wall :)
Anne x

Judith said...

Such a lovely design - a really lovely pink perfection! - butterflies really are the prettiest of embellies - thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful creation hun! xxx

Marilyn said...

So cute and a perfect treasure for any little girl's room.

Annette said...

Absolutely lovely!
Thank you for sharing and joining us at The ABC Challenge!
Hugs Annette

Vannessa said...

Very pretty Kat and I love the shabby chic-ness of your heart.

Hugs, V x