Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Fab 'n' Funky - Masculine

Hi folks, here it is hump day, which means it's the middle of the week and we're on the way to the weekend - woohoo! But it also means, it's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, even bigger woohoo!! Our lovely Chris is hosting the challenge this week and she's chosen a fab theme for us this time. She'd like to see all your 'Masculine' makes. Now don't moan, we all have fella's in our lives. I have a little fella, who is very soon going to be turning 5. So when this challenge came up, I spotted a gorgeous SVG cut from our fabulous sponsors 'The Doodle Pantry' and just knew that was what I wanted to work with for this challenge. 

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How dang cute are those dungarees?! You know they made me think of Zac's lil' Minions straight away, so I had to add a couple of them in for the photo shoot. 

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I kept the design very simple, I just stuck the PDF template onto orange card and cut around it, so that the orange would show through as the background colour. I don't own a fancy diecutter, so it was hand cutting for me, but happily the SVG set came with a PDF version for handcutting. I used two sparkly orange brads to fix the dungaree straps in place. Then I stuck on the pocket taking care to only glue the lower three edges, so I could tuck a little 'Happy Birthday' tag in there. I had the little tag already made up from a previous creation, so I just used my bright orange Promarker over the Kraft paper to give it the right shade for this creation. I also used my Storm Blue Flexmarker to ink the string, as I wanted it blue for this make. I then added a little metal wrench just to complete the look.

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The top sentiment is from a Little Darlings Friendship sentiment stamp set and the bottom sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. I had to stamp the LOTV one in two passes as it was on one line initially, but I wanted the words on separate lines. Not a perfect job, this really shows how fab clear stamps are when doing things like this! I don't see the LOTV stamp on their site any more, so I think they've retired it.

I'll be tucking this little Treat Box away in the cupboard now until Zac's 5th birthday. (Though I'll give the wee man his Easter eggs back!) I'll be filling this with some birthday treats for my lil' guy. His birthday is coming up faster than I'd like!! He's so sweet right now, I just want to bottle him!! He'll be my big school boy in only a few weeks, suffice to say there'll be tears in my coffee on his first day!

Thanks for popping in today. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, but in the meantime, stop on over at the Fab 'n' Funky blog and get your fill of inspiration from my fabby DT pals. Come join our fun 'Masculine' challenge too. It's a great reason to get on with your crafty makes for the boys in your life.

Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
ABC Challenges: H is for Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly: Words, Words, Words
Cutie Pie Challenge: #86 ~ All About The Boys
The Crafting Musketeers: #24 ~ It's a Man's World
Simon Says Monday Challenge: In The Middle (The cutest dungarees in the middle!)
613 Avenue Create: #119 ~ Create Your Challenge (Shaped, Birthday, Cutting Stencil)
Passion For Promarkers: #292 ~ Tag You're It (Tag coloured with Promarker and String with Flexmarker)

28 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

LOVE it Wendy. Beautifully done.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous project, I love the minions. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Pat K said...

Fabulous make Wends pictured perfectly with those awesome minions. hugs, Pat K x

Marlene Atkinson said...

this is a gorgeous project Wends, love it. Thank you for your lovely comment. You are most welcome to come back to Dream Valley at any time. We miss you. Marlene

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So so cute and love the added minions in the pic x

Chris said...

Totally cute and gorgeous Wends! Love the added tag and little wrench, they finish it perfectly! I'm sure your little guy will delighted with this clever creation.
Chris
x

Ella's Design said...

Fantastic gift basket, Wendy! Love the denim type paper and cute little tag - just perfect for my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Thanks for joining us and good luck! Lisa x

Alison Barlow said...

Your little guy is going to love this - it's just so masculine and done in denim paper!! I love all the details and the 2 little minions at the side are a great addition.
Hugs, Alison xx

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic project Wendy awesome creation.
hugs
lorraine x

Wendy said...

Fabulous creation Wends!love those two cute minions too.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Kat W said...

I was going to say that any little boy would be thrilled with this awesome treat box...but I think *anyone* would be thrilled to receive it...I know I would!
The blue DP is just perfect for it with the lovely pop of orange showing through and the fab orange brads :-)
Oh and I haven't even got started on how cute the tag is with the little spanner..oh, it's adorable!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Nikki said...

Gorgeous creation. I'm sure you son is going to love it. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.

Nikki

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, this is a gorgeous project, Wends, the dungarees are so cute and perfect for your son.

I'm quite overwhelmed that you enjoyed your Birthday card so much, I have to tell you that the inspiration for it came from your Hubby's Anti Valentine song :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

What a brilliant project..great design....Joolsx

Judith said...

Your little man is going to love this - almost as much as I do! - love your 'props' - they really go so well with this cute box- fab embellies too - my favorite of the week! hug sJudith x

coops said...

oh my goodness this is fabulous wendy.the dungaree`s are so cute, your little man is going to love this ;D

xx coops xx

Chana said...

I love making little baskets and this dungaree version is so cute. Just perfect for that special "Little Man." Thanks for slipping this under our door at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Ginny said...

how fabulous is this. LOVE the minions too. Holidays here are over on Tuesday and I'll bet it will stop raining then too, lol

Pat said...

What a great make Wends, so right for the challenge this week. Love it.

Pat xx

Elise said...

omgosh Wendy! You are too CLEVER!!!!!!!!! Wowwwww! What an AMAZING project you have done! I so love those Minions .. they are just too cute aren't they?! :) Can't wait for the next movie! heheheheh!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Pam DeChellis said...

Great project! Perfect for a boy birthday! Love it!

Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is so much fun! Love it!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is simply stunning :0) huggles Pops x

Sandie Gough said...

Fabulous make! Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute and fun project! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Eileen said...

What a fabulous project and brilliant gift. Thanks for playing in our 'Tag you're it' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely creation, thanks for joining and sharing with us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

Crafting Musketeers said...

Thank you for entering this months challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , we love your entry xx

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