Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sentimental Sunday 1st Anniversary , DT Call & The Chance to Win!



The Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is "Anything Goes" (with a sentiment) - it doesn't get much easier than this, you can let your creativity flow & make what you like!  It was our 27th wedding anniversary on Thursday (I was a child bride lol) unfortunately I didn't feel that good (& we both worked late) so not much celebrating was done & I wanted to make something different instead of a card for my lovely hubby Mark.  I've never made an exploding box so I thought I'd have a go, I used THIS template & really enjoyed making it.  The papers are  from Designer digitals & printed on to both sides of some thin card, I cut a couple of hearts from the papers & stitched it together & made a springy thing using a couple of strips of card.  The sentiments are from TLC again.  There is lots of inspiration from the DT as usual & don't forget the weekly freebie too!

ALSO as it is Sentimental Sundays 1st Anniversary you have several chances to win a fantastic digital sentiment  set of your choice from Rainbdrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps digital collection by commenting on each DT member's post (every member will be giving away set) & that's not all... we are having a DT call too so if you would like to be part of our fab team check out the post on the main blog :o)


The challenges:
Stamps R Us - For The Men In Our Lives
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Mother's Day or Someone Special
Pear Tree - Free For All
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - No Cards Allowed
The Rubber Cafe - Anything But a Card
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and /or One For The Boys
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes 
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Open 


Ooh just one more thing before I go (sorry for the mammoth post lol) if you want to view some more fab blogs Paper Pretties have another birthday blog hop  & next on the hop is Nancy & we are celebrating for Janet - Happy Birthday Janet :o)

38 comments:

Jolanda said...

wow,this must have take you for hours...so very pretty!!
Have a very nice mom's day!!
xxx

Fiona said...

wow Tracy this is amazing...I haven't made one of the little boxes for a while...you have inspired me to try again!!


Fi
x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Tracey.
luv
debby

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brilliant and your hubbie will just love this hun,happy wedding anniversary too hun love hugs cheyrl xxxxxxxxxxx

Dora said...

Wow this is fantastic Tracey, what a wonderful wife you are :)

Cor* said...

I feel your pain, Tracey, I TOO HATE THE DENTIST. Ever since I was little! BLEH! Hope you have recovered ok. Your explosion multilayer bos is fabby! A true gift from the heart!

Linda w said...

Hi Tracey, this is stunning. Thanks for signing up for my candy and adding my badge to your side bar. I love your blogs and am following them all. Hugs lin

pinky said...

Thats amazing Tracey!Love the papers you used and the way the heart flips in the centre. Happy belated anniversary. Hope you are feeling better now.

Joy said...

Fab! thanks for playing with Bugaboo! JOY DT

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tracey this is great I haven't seen one of these for ages you have designed this one perfectly I love it
Hugs
Lorraine x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the papers & the hearts are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jane said...

27 Years!!! You must have been 10 when you got married. This is such a lovely, personal gift...now...what's 27 years in anniversary terms...hmmm...I think a bubbly-bath, champagne, choklits & a big fat diamond ring!!! xxx

jimlynn said...

WOW! This is amazing!!! So cute and I know it had to have taken forever to complete - but it was so worth it. Just wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Lynn

AnItA mArIe said...

wow absolutely lovely...
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

Tracey Manderson said...

Wow what a clever idea! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden.
Hugs
Tracey

Marsha said...

This is a great project. I'm going to have to try one sometime. It might take me 27 years to make though so I better get started.

papertrails leaver said...

wow! What a fabulous gift you have made for your husband! I am sure he will appreciate it! I like the exploding boxes but have yet to master one. You are definitely inspiring me to try! :-) Amy

Jean said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary, what a great accomplishment. Your box is wonderful I hope he enjoys it, these look very time consuming and so I haven't tried one yet... :O

Sadilla said...

wow awsome project dear! very clever!
thanks for sharing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
hugs
Sadia

Jules said...

Wow Gorgeous Creation Love it..Thanks for playing along at the Emerald Faeries Garden Good Luck.

Lisa R. said...

Love these explosion boxes. Great job. I just made one for the first time, no layers though. That'll be the next one I try. Thanks for the inspsiration. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Elaine Stark said...

A beatifully made box. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Tanya R said...

I hope your husband likes this as much as I do. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Gemma said...

beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with our No Cards Allowed challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

stampencamper said...

wow, what an undertaking, especially if you weren't feeling well. It sure looks like a tremendous amount of work, we will let it be your secret, if it really wasn't.

Cheryl said...

Wow - pick my jaw up off the floor!This is amazing! Beautiful work!

Bridget said...

Wow! Awesome project!

otomys said...

This is so beautiful, Tracey. The colours are awesome and the heart looks great. Wonderful project.
Amelia x

Tameko said...

Great project. I like the colors.

Anne said...

What a gorgeous box you have made for your husband! Thanks for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhh wow!!! your card is absolutely amazing Hun!! A beautiful entry! Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month!

Hugz, Deb/ Owner

Skye said...

What a lovely idea and beautifully created too.

Krista said...

Wow!!! What a work!! But so incredible sweet! It really inspires me to make one to.. so I put it on my list.

Love how you included the sentiments!

I really love your project!
Going to hop on to the the main Sentiment blog and try out in the DT call!
Hugs,
Krista

Luv&Hugs,
krista

Dot said...

Only one word; stunning!!
husg Dorte

Lola said...

This is SO impressive! Happy Anniversary!

MommaJess said...

wow this explosion box is fantastic. These have always intimidated me but yours looks so inspiring.

Tammy Miller said...

Wow This is a wonderful card thank you so much for playing along with us for May Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug! Good luck, I hope you will play again with us cause I truly love your work!

Holly said...

what fun! I've never made an exploding box before, but yours rocks and makes me want to try!
Bet he loved it!