Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Dream Valley Summer

Woops, I'm late, I'm late for a very important date...

It's time for a new Dream Valley challenge and I am a little late with my post, sorry. It's Winter Break here in New Zealand and I have my hands full entertaining the bairns over the holidays. Not helped one little bit by the fact that the road to our holiday destination has been flooded so badly half the road has actually eroded away! So we have had a few days away with family at a gorgeous lake in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand called Lake Taupo and will spend the rest of our holiday having Auckland city fun. We'll have to wait to have our beach fun up North when the road is fixed. They estimate 2 months!

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But onto craftier matters, our theme at Dream Valley for our new challenge is Summer and the crew have been busy making all sorts of gorgeous Summery makes. Here is a sweet mini milk carton box I made for my niece, with a fabulous Saturated Canary image by Krista Smith on it called Violet Vintage. I can't claim any brilliance over this make whatsoever, as it has been utterly inspired by the very talented Penni of Lazy Cats Cards. Penni is on the Saturated Canary YouTube team and her tutorials are fabulous. You can see this tutorial via the link I've left on her blog name. The paper template for the little milk carton box makes it all SO easy. Doesn't it have the 'WOW' factor? I love it.

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I've been wanting to ink up my Violet Vintage stamp for ages, but needed the right creation to put her on, and this was so perfect for a Summery make. I hope you like it and will have a go at making one of these gorgeous mini milk cartons. Such a sweet box for a 'little gift'. The pretty papers I've used are MME and this sentiment is one of my favourites from the Whimsy Stamps Graduations Sentiments pack.

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The rest of the Dream Valley girls have been hard at work too, so do pop on over to their blogs to have a look at their gorgeous makes. You can find them all on the challenge site here. We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge ~ Robyn's Fetish ~ so why don't you get your 'Summery' craft on and come and join in with this challenge too. We'd love to see what your take on the challenge is.

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Thanks for popping in on my lil' corner of the blog world. I love it when you do! I hope you like todays make and do pop in on our Dream Valley challenge and join our Summer fun. At least I can 'dream' of Summer over here in the Wintery depths of New Zealand. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz Challenge: #239 ~ Flowers
Crafty Little Fairies: July ~ Summer Fun
Papertake Weekly: Buttons, Bows and Bling
Cute Card Thursdays: #329 ~ Pretty Papers!
Simon Says Monday Challenge: About a Face
Stamping Sensations: July Challenge ~ Summer Blooms
Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog: #15 ~ Summertime
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #72 ~ Summertime!
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Let's be Clear (Glossy Accents on glasses)
As You Like It Challenge: Animals or People? I'm a 'People' person, always have been and when it comes to stamps, I like them to have 'faces' and in my opinion, the Saturated Canary images are hard to beat. There are others I love too, but these are definitely amongst my top 5 favourite stamp artists.

17 comments:

Debs said...

So cute!!! Gorgeous image too :o)
Hope you enjoy your break.
Debs xx

Alina said...

lovely project, Wendy, thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Enjoy your break! So funny that you're talking about the winter now, in Holland we have the swimming pools in the backyard :) !

Pat said...

Hi Wends, This is such a gorgeous project, lovely image, beautiful col ours and fabulous flowers.

Pat xx

Loopylou. said...

omg thats just awesome wend! i love it!!!! xxxxx

Cindy said...

What a cute box. Love the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy--GDT

Cornelia W said...

Hi Wendy - you should post some vacation pics - I would love to see them ! This little milk carton is just awesome! The stamp is beautiful, the sentiment perfect and the embellishments - swoon!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous milk carton Wendy, so pretty and feminine and little Violet is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Dawn Turley said...

Adorable Wendy. I'm definitely going to try this one.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

MagsB said...

I love this adorable milk carton, so pretty!

How frustrating that the road to your holiday destination is washed-out - but I hope you have a fun and happy break at Lake Taupo!

love Mags B x

melsanford said...

Awww! This is just gorgeous! Beautiful image and I love the sentiment :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Helene Siermans said...

Whoohoo, this is so cute! I would love to get a box like that. I love everything about it, colour, image, flowers and cute clip....

Thank you for joining our Flower Challenge at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!
Nick

Krystie said...

Such a sweet image!

Fran said...

Fab project , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers.
Mags
x

Sarah Nancarrow said...

So beautiful! I love the clip and ribbon clasp at the top - great idea :)

Tracy said...

Cute creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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