Friday, 6 February 2015

Exciting....I am Guest Designer and it's for my Sister's Birthday!

Hello again,

I am so pleased to have been asked by Mi Ran to Guest DT for this times challenge...the theme is anything goes and you can check out the full design teams makes on the Art by MiRan Challenge Blog

As this was a special one for me (I adore Mi Ran's images), I decided to make the project special too.

My make is for my big Sister, I know I shared a chalk board I made for her recently too but this one is for her Birthday.  Some of you know that she's not had the best of times recently and I do love her so much that I decided to make her a frame for her Birthday (it was the 2nd but we have delayed it as she was poorly in hospital).  If you're reading this Brenda, then know that I love you more than you know and I am always, always here for you xxx

So here is my GDT project:

Here's what I used and how:
Image: Punkie Pattie by Art by MiRan; I chose her because my big Sis is a bit of a rebel, a bit of a rocker and loves to shock, this is so her (except perhaps the innocent look on her face lol)
Coloured: I used my Copic's and the purple combo is V04, V06, V09 and E49.  Purple because it's my Sister's fav colour and I am totally sure she would have her hair this colour if she could!
I have coloured onto super smooth card from That Craft Place
Embellies: Honestly...the black ribbon roses are from an old dress of my daughters!  See, my ongoing Top Tip, never throw something away on day one...leave it for a day to see if you can think of a way to use it in your crafting! lol.
I love, as regulars to my blog will know, to build what I call 'junk piles' with my embellies.  They are like little 'junk drifts' on my makes!  So I adhered the ribbon down first with hot glue then grabbed all sorts of embellies, bits of an old necklace and an MDF birdcage (that I covered in gold Pinflair Buff It first) and glued then all in place.
The frame is an 8x8 inch shadow box frame from Wilkinson's (a UK store for home stuff and all sorts of stuff relatively cheap), it was already painted white so I left it that way; I really wanted the image to stand out on this one.
Sentiment: I chose this one for my Sister and its from Create with TLC.  If you haven't checked out her blog yet go have a look...she offers free sentiments and seriously they are just so beautiful xxx

So that's it, my GDT make for the Art by MiRan Challenge Blog...
Here's the close ups:


Thank you so much for stopping by and I really do appreciate each comment you leave :D  Please don't forget to follow my blog for my next crafty project.

I want to thank Mi Ran and the team over at Art by MiRan Challenge Blog for allowing me to guest design and please do go check out the challenge xxx

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

I would like to enter this make into the following challenges:
Papertake weekley - AG
Not just cards - #12 AG
Craft your passions - #247 AG
Loves rubber stamping - #137 AG
Tip Top Tuesday - Fav colour combo...I love this combo but its my sisters fav
Fantastic Tuesday - #71 twist show some purple
Allsorts challenge blog - #296 flower power
Scribble and scrap - #37 AG
Ave 613 Create - #10 AG
CCC Digi designs - #18 digi and fav colour (purple)


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab

  2. Congratulations! I am delighted for you! A gorgeous image and beautiful present for your sister.
    Linda xxxx

  3. Congratulations on the GDT slot. A fabulous frame for your sister

  4. A gorgeous image and project .Thanks for sharing ​your talent​ with us at Craft your passion

  5. Stunning Sandie, fabulous image and colouring and love how you have encased it in the frame. Your sister will be over the moon with it and congratulations on your GDT.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. Hello Sandie, What a gorgeous project. Love the frame and the amazing image. beautiful colours and love all your embellies to.

    Chrissy xx

  7. Wow, that's just stunning. I can see why they would want you to do work for their DT. Lovely project.

  8. Such a great frame , love the details and the image with the purple hair is striking!
    Congratulations with your GDT.
    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Loves Rubberstamps,
    Hugs Blankina

  9. Love, love love it! Especially the purple hair! :) xx

  10. You've just made me cry....this is Soooo beautiful and I love it, can't wait to see you and receive it. Congrats on getting GDT, you deserve it and you've done an amazing job with this, its fab!! xxx

  11. Wow what a thoughtful sister. This is gorgeous and I just know your sis will love it x

  12. Hi Sandie this is gorgeous your sister will love it. Well done on your GDT post. Hugs Jackie

  13. What an absolutely gorgeous creation you have made for your sister. The image is beautiful and so is your colouring. Love all the embellishments you have added too. Hope your sister is feeling better and thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  14. Gorgeous Project Sandie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DTx

  15. This is really too adorable and such a wonderful gift for your sister. A well thought out and cohesive design, Great coloring of the image and nice color integration. Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  16. I love your project. Your sister was probably very pleased with her gift. :)
    Have a great day!

  17. A gorgeous altered frame Sandie and wonderful colouring. I love how you grouped the elements.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  18. This is an awesome shadow box!! I giggled about your sister's love of purple, since I do currently have that color of hair. :)

  19. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  20. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 71 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  21. Gorgeous creation Sandie! Love this purple color. I too would love to have my hair that color; but I am not brave enough to do it. Stunning! I am your newest follower on Bloglovin and would love to have you follow my blog also. Thanks for sharing this on Facebook. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

  22. Firstly let me say what a lucky sister to have a sister like you. Secondly I hope your sister is doing better now, sending lots of hugs that way and thirdly WOW this is amazing. Not only have you coloured her beautifully, but the whole thing looks amazing. huge hugs xx

  23. faboulous project , love it
    Thanks for playing with Not just card challenge blogFanny (NJC DT)

  24. Really stunning creation!!! I'm sure that your sister will totally love it!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  25. LOVE this frame card concept - and the embellies you put in the shadow box are so cool! Congrats on your Top Three at Top Tip Tues - well deserved Sandie!


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