Monday, 12 July 2010

Wild Orchid Challenge – first one

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Woohoo, it’s Wild Orchid Challenge time and our first challenge is “Say it with Flowers”. How’s that for EASY, especially with all those gorge flowers you are sure to have in your stash!! You can interpret this any way you like, as long as you follow the theme. You don’t even have to use Wild Orchid Crafts flowers but it would be lovely if you do :) . Check out this prize!!

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I interpreted the challenge literally – loads and loads of flowers were used, I best never run out of them lol. I have made an Easel drawer box thingy (not sure what to call it) and got the inspiration for this from Kirsten who does the most exquisite work. I opted for the easy version and only made one drawer which will be filled with chocolates or fashion jewellery for our Ben’s teacher (2 gifts down, loads more to go!). Sorry there are quite a few photos.

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I am well pleased with how this turned out, even though I made it up as I went along as I wanted the easel card to be 6 x 6 so had a bit of a fiddle on to get the drawer the right size. The “handle” on the drawer is made up of two gold findings with a brad pushed through and secured on the inside of the drawer.

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I used Papermania papers (Blueberry Hill) and stamped around the edges with a stamp from my Stempelglede Grunge Flourish Hearts set with Walnut Stain distress ink. I used a neglected border punch from Martha Stewart – forgot I even had this one it’s been gathering dust for that long! The gorgeous Guipure lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts natch.

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The sentiment is a Stampin Up rub on, another thing I have had for so long I wasn’t even sure if it still had it’s stick. It did thank goodness. I overloaded on the pearls too, popped the little 3mm ones around the image and also on the punched border.

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Okay so the flowers I used are: Classic Sweet Rose, 30mm wild roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses and 6mm rose buds – all were blinged with Glimmer mists to within an inch of their little lives lol.

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And lastly to show the drawer does open (no chocs in yet cos I will just eat them lol).

I coloured the image with distress inks and watercolour pencils (couldn’t get the right shade of blue to match the roses on the paper till I got out the pencils).

Well, if you’re still with me you’re amazing – I can’t half waffle on lol. Please do pop across to the Wild Orchid Challenge blog and take a peek at the rest of the DT’s amazing work AND the fantastic prize!!

I’m off to lie down in a dark room after all that waffle lol. Thanks so much for bearing with me xxx

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90 comments:

  1. Wauw Bev its so beautiful!! I have no words.
    Hugs, Ageeth

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  2. Hi Bev
    this is beautiful (no wonder you took so many pictures)lol, this must have taken you ages to do. I am sure his teacher will treasure it, only wish I was his teacher.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  3. Stuuningly gorgeous make BEv! Love it.

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  4. Words fail me Bev! This is just stunning! I love it! Judy C xx

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  5. this card/drawer is fabulous! did I mention I love it?

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  6. Absolutely stunning. What more can I say. I love it.
    Marion

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  7. WOW WOW I just adore it what a beautiful keepsake lucky teacher.
    Myrax

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  8. WOW.. how many hours did that take to make? Its absolutley fantastic, so so beautiful, well done you Mrs. !!!! x

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  9. wow this is beautiful Bev, I love the colour combo and a great lo
    hugs Maxine

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  10. Gorgeous easel card gift box Bev.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. Stunning as ever Bev, beautiful papers and flowers.
    Christine x

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  12. Bev this is so gorgeous, I just love the colour its my favourite. How did you make the box have you got a tutorial please. lol Jo.xxx

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  13. Just gorgeous Bev!!!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  14. Stunning project as always, love the colour combo and great image. Love all details. Hugs,moni

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  15. Oh Bev this is just gorgeous, the colours are fantastic, I just wish I was Ben's teacher!!!

    Pat xx

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  16. OMG Bev! How absolutely stunning babes, you really pushed the boat out with this one. Just magical. Hugs, Sxx

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  17. Oh, Bev. I can't say anything but ... fabulous! The project, the flowers, the image, the colours... everything! Hugs. Miria

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  18. Stunning creations, gorgeous image, flowers, love it all!

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  19. wow I cant even begin to tell you have incredibly gorgeous I think this is. Totally in awe!! Love every bit. So totally gorgeous!
    Hugs Leonie

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  20. Oh...how beautifully Bev! I love the flower accents!

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  21. I really think this box is stunning and such a lovely colour combination. Lucky teacher!

    ** Kate **

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  22. Fabulous card Bev !! The image is fab and the papers are gorgeous too.
    Hugs Trudy

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  23. I saw your creaation on the Wild Orchid Blog before I popped on here but I knew it was yours straight away, just fabulous.

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  24. Hi Bev,
    I saw this in the gallery over on the challenge blog. It is stunning. Everything about it says class. I love it.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  25. ow Bev this is totally amazing..what a work of art..must of taken you some time to do this..I love the colour scheme you have chosen..and those flowers are delish..
    hugs Michelle Xx

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  26. Oh WOW Bev, you've really excelled yourself this time. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  27. Absolutely Fabulous creation Bev!!
    Stunning work as always!!
    Love and hugs
    Emma and Susan
    xxx

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  28. Wow Bev, wish I was the teacher this is just adorable
    Anne x

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  29. Wow,this is simply stunning!The colours,papers everything is just stunning.Elisa.x

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  30. http://mijnfrutsels.blogspot.com12 July 2010 at 10:35

    How beautiful!!!

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  31. Breath taking beautiful :-) I love the whole package, the colours, the flowers etc. What a job you've done :-)

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  32. Wow Bev this is completely stunning xxx

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  33. O.M.G. you have outdone yourself this time Bev,,,,until the next post...:)
    This card is unbelievable. the colours, the detail, the flowers, the bling like i said O.M.G..
    Debbie **aussie**

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  34. This is stunning Bev!!! Love the colours and all the beautiful details! hugs, Jane xxx

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  35. Oh this is beautiful work hun, I am so jealous of the teacher who gets this lol xxx

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  36. Gorgeous, as always!! You did a beautiful job. I can never alter measurements!

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  37. wowwww i have no words for it, sooooo great ,sooo beatifullllllll xx

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  38. it's sinply awesome Bev.. and those flowers.. they're to die for :)

    Huggies hun xx

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  39. Just atunning! What a beautiful creation...love the colors,love the flowers, love the box, love every darn thing about it!!! Awesome start for the challenge blog. xxx, Staci

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  40. Bev you are such a sweetie you can "waffle" on anytime you want! After all it is your blog. Hee!
    What a fabulous project. I do need to try this myself. Yours turned out just beautifully!
    Hugs from AL.
    Pam

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  41. Wowwwwwwieeeee, Bev this is so very gorgeous!!! I like it so much and you used my favorite color combo as well. This is one lucky teacher!!! hugs, jolanda

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  42. I'm glad you took so many pictures, Bev cos it allowed us to see all the gorgeous detail!

    Now that you've done all that hard work with the measurements, how about a tutorial for it? (Pretty please!!)
    Diane x

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  43. Gorgeous Bev, love your choice of papers, lovely colours x

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  44. I love this project from you ! Wonderful. Love from Holland , Christa.

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  45. Waffle away Bev, your work is just amazing. never tire of looking at your creations. Must have a go with this project for a good friend's birthday this weekend. I know now that it will look nothing like as good as yours, lol.

    Sue xx

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  46. What awesome work, Bev ... I cannot imagine the hours it took for you to create such an utterly gorgeous card/gift, but it was worth every minute. I would absolutely adore to receive this, and am sure Ben's teacher will treasure it always. All of your projects are fabulous, but this really takes the biscuit! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work and also your great tutorials. I followed the one for making a chocolate bar carton ... your instructions were so clear, and I was chuffed to bits with the result ... could never have thought it up myself! All good wishes to you and yours.

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  47. wow bev this is gorgeous wish i was ben`s teacher. love the colours
    chrisa x

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  48. this is absolutely stunning Bev, just love it
    x

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  49. Hi Bev, thats absolutely stunning, love that blue and mocca colour scheme it looks so beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  50. Wow, this is gorgeous! Beautiful job.

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  51. Oh Bev this is stunning I am going round on a catch up :D she is so cute and I will have to take part in this challenge.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  52. That is stunning Bev, lurve it, x

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  53. What a fab card/box. Just love the colours - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
    Avril B

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  54. simply gorgeous - the colours are fab - anyone would be so pleased to receive this - even without the chocs it is a gift in itself. Sarah x

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  55. Stunning it is magic and so well put together you need a gold star Bev a really classy card Doris

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  56. Bev, this is absolutely stunning! Wow, wow, wow!

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  57. Absolutely stunning! If someone gave me that as a present I would treasure it forever!

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  58. Hi Bev, this is the most stunning little box... how lucky is this teacher... she must be special! Everything from the image to the peals and lace is just perfect. Hugs Shelly ;)

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  59. Bev, just one word; wow!!
    Wendy x

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  60. Awh, Bev, it's gorgeous! I've made quite a few boxes using Kirsten's templates, but haven't tried the easel card box yet- it's on my "To do" list. Your's is certainly inspiring!!

    Alice (beemer)

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  61. Absolutely stunning work Bev! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  62. Gosh this is just absolutely stunning Bev! Beautiful work!
    Kelly.x

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  63. Bev, this box is so beautiful and so sure your son's teacher will treasure it forever.. now where is mine?? I need one to put my chocolate candy into and I promise not to eat it.. Really the box is so gorgeous coloring is perfect and of course the roses are over the top and make the care so stunning... everything about the card is stunning...
    Hugs, Jean

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  64. Wow Bev! This is truly a work of art - so beautiful. I wish I was the teacher too :-)

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  65. Bev this is Magnificent~~over the top Girl!!!
    Just Beautiful!!!
    Marvelous!!
    Blessings
    Mary Lou

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  66. Bev, this is just beautiful!

    Sandra

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  67. Bev, This is STUNNING!!! I love that stamp and your color combo. Beautiful layout and I LOVE how you placed all of your flowers. Just perfect! Hugs!

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  68. What a beautiful card and gift box! I love the papers, pearls and of course the flowers! Fabulous creation!
    Hugs,
    April

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  69. Oh Bev, it is so beautiful! Love it, I wish I was that teacher *blush*.
    Thanks for sharing, dear.
    Hugs Yolanda

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  70. It's stunning Bev!! Love everything about it.

    Kay x

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  71. What a beautiful gift.The Teacher will be well chuffed.This is stunning.
    Sue xx

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  72. OOOH !!! I love your card !!!!! It is soooo beautiful !!!!!!

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  73. Wow Bev. This is the most beautiful thing you have made and I love everything you do. I love the colors -- well I love everything. It is gorgeous.

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  74. Hi Bev this is beautiful your are a very talented lady and i admire all that you do
    thank you for sharing you work with us keep up all the wonderful work
    hugs from shirley r

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  75. I know there are lots and lots of comments to wade through, but I just had to add to the number as this is a totally gorgeous creation. Love it!!!!
    Tine :)

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  76. Bev what a lovely card.
    The teacher who recieves this will never forget who gave them it.
    You give so much inspiration.

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  77. Hi Bev,
    I know I don't comment often, but I do love your work and look forward every day to seeing just what you've created. Today's easel card and drawer is exceptional in every way possible- just stunning.
    Many hugs,
    Trish x

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  78. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Every thing is just beautiful.
    Kaz xx

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  79. Oooh, I am lovin' this one!! The colorus are so pretty and the easel-box-draw thingy is stunning!! :)

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  80. I fell in love with this card box the second I saw it!!! This is soooo beautiful!!! The colours, the papers, the flowers and the image looks just perfect!!!

    Hugs, Lena xx

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  81. Crikey! My jaw hit the floor when I saw this incredible card and box. All those intricate details are simply wonderful!

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  82. OMG!!!!!! I'm speechless, Bev!!! This is so beautiful!!

    Hugs, Kirsten

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Bev x

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