Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sentimental Sundays "Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sentimental Sundays “Celebrate Summer” blog hop. Tuesday, June 21st, is the official first day of summer in the northern hemisphere and we are ready for all the summer fun to begin. For our friends down under who are moving into their winter months and may not feel like creating a summery project, they may be making “Sparkly or Shimmery” projects. What girl doesn’t like her bling?

You should have arrived here from Sentimental Sundays challenge blog. If you didn't arrive from there and would like to join in the hop, please jump back there to start at the beginning.

For my project, I did a little sparkle and a little summer on this book box (tutorial). I just love the fairies over at The Emerald Faerie Garden. This is Ally and Beeble. My sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs Flowers In Bloom Sentiment set.

The fairy's wings are covered with Stickles and I have added flatback rhinestones around the sentiment and to the inside cover of the box.

I have hand-stitched both inside and out. Down the spine on both the inside and out, I have stitched starbursts. The flower is a singed edge flower (I'll be adding a tutorial on these on Tuesday so be sure to check back). [EDIT: Tutorial Here] The center is a brad that was made with my i-Top Tool using yellow fabric and gold tulle.

We hope you will join in our “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment) challenge this week. Our sponsor is the marvelous Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. This prize will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection.

Your next stop on the hop is Ann English. If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the blog hop list over at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are 3 mystery DT members who will each choose a winner from the comments left on their blog hop posts. The winners will each win a $10 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps! The hop ends on Friday, June 24th at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog on Sunday, June 26th. So, hop on over to the next stop and good luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by.


I have checked the challenge lists over at Feline Playful and would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Just Some Lines 2W, SIO - Spots & Dots 
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp -  Things With Wings 
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - 3E - Use embellishments starting with "R". (ribbon)
Crafty Catz - 1E - Fancy folds.
Delicious Doodles - 3E, SIO - Things that flutter.
Fairy Knoll - 2E, SIO - Sparkle.
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes.
Simply Create - 2W - Wings.
AiFactory - 1E, SIO -  Summer fun.
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - 1E, SIO -  Buttons and/or bows.
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - 2nd week - Summertime.
C.R.A.F.T. 5E - Stitching.
Crafty Purple Frog - 2W, SIO - 2nd week - Favourite things. (Handmade Flowers, Stitching)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - SIO - Stitching.
The Rubber Cafe - 1E, SIO - Summer.
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E - Anything goes.
Alota Rubber Stamps - 2W, SIO, posted on the 1st & 16th -  Summertime
By the Cute & Girly - M, 1E/craft type, posted on the 1st - In the garden
Emerald Faerie Garden - 2W, 3E, SIO, posted on the 1st & 15th - Challenge #2: Petals
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W - #3 Summer
Crafts and Me - #39 Bling
Divas by Design - 2W, 2E - #4 anything but a card
Little Darlings Challenges - 2W, SIO - #1 Summer (2nd week)
My Mum's Craft shop - 3E - #10 spots
Anything Goes Challenge - 2W, 1E - #43 Here Comes Summer 
Creative Card Crew - Ribbons & brads
SCACD Friends With Heart - 1E, SIR - #11 Summer Fun
Tuesday Throwdown - #53 Chose 3 past Challenges from list on Blog (button on sidebar) (Stitching, DIY (make your own embellishments, Anything But a Card)
Craft Your Passion - It's Magical
Forever Friends - 2W, SIO, must include animal - Spots & dots.
Hooked on Crafts - 2W, SIO - Anything goes.
Pollycraft - SIO - Ribbon and Flowers
There's Magic in the Air - SIO - Pick 2 from: Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls/Gems and/or Die Cuts.
Pals Paper Arts - Sketch*.


Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love this box Heather! Great papers and flower too!

Michelle said...

Perfect paper combos!!

mariella said...

i'm the first!!!!!
happy summer from Mariella!!!!

Anniebee said...

Wow, Heather! This is one awesome keepsake book box! You did a fabulous job on it and I love the fairy on the front! I just stopped by to see what you have been up to as I have been a bit behind on my visiting and I stumbled right into the middle of the blog hop! I'll go back to the beginning and hop all the way through. I just love blog hops! Have a lovely Sunday!


gerdavriens said...

Wow what a lovely project! You are the first on my blog hop today. Greetings from a wet Netherlands!

Jac said...

WOW! This is awesome, thanks for the tutorial too. Will be checking back on Tuesday for your flower tutorial too.

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Heather and so much pretty detail. Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Kimberly S said...

What a fabulous project, and a super cute image! :)

Tenny Kusuma said...

A BEAUTIFUL creation Heather. Love this :D TFS.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW! totally wow!!!!!

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

do check me out, my store

Tracey said...

Wow! This is fabulous Heather & a great idea :) I totally love it!

Mary M. said...

Totally awesome project.

Mary Lou said...

My oh My Heather this is ADORABLE!!! Great project and wonderful detail!! Excited to check out your singed edge flower tute:D
Thanks for joining us at SCACD Friends with Heart!!

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous book box you've made.


Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Fantastic book box, beautifully made! xx

Jessica said...

Beautifully done. Congrats on winning the EFG image and I love what you have done with the sentiment, too.
Happy to have hopped into your blog!
~new follower~

Jemima's Jems said...

Oh WOW this is fantastic, beautiful papers and colours, i just love it:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS


Cheryl said...

Heather, this box is absolutely gorgeous! I love your coloring on the fairy image and the beautiful papers.

Debs M said...

well done on winning this lovely image, great flower and the book/box is stunning! Thanks for joining the ‘Stitching’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
Debbie Dt x
(Visit my blog, I have candy!

Janne said...

WOW! this is just so creativ.
Hugs from Janne

Fiona said...

wow this is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


pinky said...

Wow thats so so sweet. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Tracey T said...

This is just stunning! So beautifully and carefully made and perfect for our challenge this week. It must have taken you ages! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

angelwhispers said...

This is just stunning I just love the design and the papers and image are just so perfect!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle x

Anita said...

This book box is gorgeous! Love your papers and that image is beautiful.

Audrey said...

WOw! What a gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Val said...

Fabulous piece of work.

Ann English said...

This is fabulous! I do love this fairy and this box is so cute! Beautiful work!!!

Anita said...

Gorgeous book box. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design challenge.

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous book box! I love the colors, papers, your coloring of that sweet fairy and the hand detailing. Thanks so much for playing along with SCACD Friends with Heart!

Curlybear said...

Oh my this is so very pretty, I love the image and the colour theme is fabulous,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Fancy Folds,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

Rita said...


Kelly said...

Heather this is an absolutely gorgeous book box! I love the design and your colouring is fab! I love the image you have used too.
Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked On Caft Challenges!
kelly (Hooked On Craft DT)

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful box, and lovely papers ans colours.
Thanks for joining the Divas for our 'Anything But a Card' challenge and good luck.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Julie said...

Fabulous project. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges

Lauren said...

WOW, what a neat project! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


papertrails leaver said...

Heather is really cool! I love that you have a hidden book to hide those goodies or display a precious item. Very cool!

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Very creative!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable book box!! I love all the beautiful colors and papers. You picked super past challenges for your Tuesday Throwdown entries. Thanks for playing along with our Anniversary challenge this week!!
~Emily Keaton
June Guest Designer for Tuesday Throwdown

Laura /sandytoz said...

Nice book box, lovely color combo!
Thanks for playing along with Just Some Lines "Spotty Dotty" Challenge.
Looking forward to seeing more of your cards & projects!


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love the colours you have used. thank you for joining us at Anything goes
Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

Marie said...


Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Kathleen said...

i love that image - very quirky. and what agreat project.
Kathleen Mc x

Mona E said...

Gorgeous book-card. Sweet image and you have done a great job matching the papers. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Carlie M. said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the image and the papers! Thanks for joining us on Sweet Stampin!

Terri said...

I am amazed how the "edges of the paper" in your book, make it look realistic. Need to make a clever box like this. Thank you.

Wedgie said...

What a wonderful project, I love all your detailing, its fab. Thanks for sharing wih us at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous creative project. Love the color combo. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

LaJanette said...

Such a great card box! I love that flower, I think I will have a go at it:)


deesdesigns said...

This is just fantastic - I'm going to need to try this! I'm so glad you were able to join us at Aud Sentiments for our "Summertime" challenge and your project is just perfect for this challenge!

michele said...

Fabulous box book! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

joydee1963 said...

I love it! So beautiful,great job! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Paddington fan said...

Wow, what a fantastic project!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our stitching challenge, love Jacky x

Brandi said...

Wow! This is such a gorgeous and fabulous project! I am so glad I got to see it. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll! Smiles ~ Brandi

Aunty Sue said...

definately the wow factor and thanks for joining us at CC this week

joydee1963 said...

This a beautiful project! great job!I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

oh this is breath taking!!
Thanks for joining us in the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)

Biggan said...

WOW soo lovely!! Thank you so much for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps Challenges!


Teri said...

What a lovely project hun!!
Thank you for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Michele Spera said...

Awesome project! Love the colors, Thank you for joining us at C4E
Michele S

Sinihilkka said...

Fabulous project! The book looks marvelous, sweet colors. Thanks for the hop.

Tameko said...

Lovely project.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a super sweet book box you've made. Love it!
Huggies ~
Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

Fae said...

Wow this is gorgous and it must have taken you ages to complete.

Love the image and the colour combo.

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. Hugs, Fae xxx

Rose said...

super cute!!!

So glad you joined us on Simply Create for our "WINGS" challenge :)

Sande said...

Awesome card box!! Lovely colors and the image is so cute!

Thanks for joining us on Spots and Dots challenge at Forever Friends!

Hugs, Sande xxx

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhh this is stunning- a beautifl card Hun. Thank you for joining us atthe EFG Challenge this time & best wishes

hugz, Deb/ Owner

Frances said...

Oh, Heather, this is absolutely beautiful! Love it, hugs, Frances.

Tip Top said...

Thanks for joining in at Simply Create - hope to see you again next time!

Cammi said...

I love you book boxes! You really rocked these! No suprise that you won challenges with them. Your work is A-MAZING!!