Wednesday, July 27, 2011

International Children's Day

International Children’s Day is a day that was put aside by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children . The holiday is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and wellbeing, children TV programs, parties, and  various actions involving children or dedicated to children. It is celebrated on different days around the world, but International Youth Day is recognised by the United Nations and is celebrated on August 12th.

To Commemorate Children’s Day Digistamps4Joy challenged us to make a project depicting a child. No angels, fairies or teens…a child. Pretty easy right? Well the twist is that we'd like to see something that is not a card or tag! If you find that this is a bit too much out of your comfort zone, we will accept a card or tag. The image that I got to use for this challenge is called Summer Ice Cream. You can find this image and all the other fabulous images from Digistamps4Joy here.So once I had my image I went and scoured the internet for an idea…and boy did I find an idea! My dd's birthday was coming up and I decided that I wanted to make a box to put some of her gifts in.
I found this fabulous tutorial for this box here. Little did I know when I started this project just how much of a challenge it would be, but it was well worth it in the end…my dd loved it!

Isn’t this image  just too adorable? What a wonderfully fun summer image. I coloured her with my Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms. I used a Nestibility to cut her out with. The box is made with 3 layers of paper for each panel...a designer paper for the outside and inside and a layer in
The instructions for the box said to use cardboard from a cereal box, but I didn't have one, so I used cardboard paper that I picked up from the dollar store. I crocheted the pieces with embroidery thread and used a number 8 needle. It said to use a 1.25 mm needle but I found that too small for me (not sure how many mm’s a number 8 is).  I added Stickles to the roses and butterflies because my daughter and I love the glitter! will pick one winner to receive 3 images of their choice from the store. You do not have to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win with the random pick. There will also be a DT pick. That entry must be a Digistamps4Joy image, and the winner will receive a $6 Gift Voucher to the store. For all the deets on the challenge go to the Digistamps4Joy Challenge blog here.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over and while you’re there, check out the fabulous creations that my team mates came up with.

Supplies used:

Uncolored image by Digistamps4Joy
DP – From my stash (sorry the name got made in with the project lol)
Roses – Recollections Mulberry Mini Roses
Ribbon – Offray
Rhinestones – Deco Strips from my local dollar store
Embroidery cotton
Fabric butterfly’s from my local dollar store
Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms

Challenges entered:

Guylou's Inimitability - Recipe
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Handmade
Pattie's Creations - Challenge #26 - Glitter or bling
Card Makin Mama's - Challenge #25 - Food and Drink
Allsorts - Challenge #113 - Free n Easy
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge #14 - Summer
Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge #45 - Birthdays
ThePaper Shelter - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Two Sisters Challenge - Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Challenge #45 - Ribbon
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Challenge #16 - Fab and Funky
Paper Playtime - Challenge #51 - Summer
Shelly's Images - TTT - Sum, Summ, Summertime


Starla B. said...

This is just so incredible. It's absolutely stunning. Great job!! I don't know how to crochet, but now looking at that....I definitely don't want to learn. I'll just leave that to you! LOL =D

Kim Kelley said...

Love it Char. Will have to try out the tutorial!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is awesome! GREAT job of stitching, coloring and creating! Thanks so much for joining our 'Simply Handmade' challenge over at The Sisterhood!

ChickieChirps said...

This is such a great idea! I bet your daughter loved it!

Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous box beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs

Sharon said...

What a cute box, I may have to try one for my dd. she loves place to put trinkets. Such a sweet image, and beautiful colors, and lot of love went into this.

Cleota said...

This is fabulous! Love the paper and the image you've chosen. I can see why your daughter loved it. Thanks for playing along with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week!

DT Member

Nightowl said...

Your crafting talents are amazing and I like how you were able to combine crochetting and papercrafting together to create your sweet little trinket box. It's no wonder your dd loves it, it's bursting with love. *Hugs*

Pattie G said...

OMGosh Charlene, this is amazing! I love the colors and that image is so cute! You put a lot of time in to this project. Thanks for joining us again this week at Pattie's Creations.

Hugs ♥

Sandi said...

Charlene - Congrats on being picked as TOP 3 at our challenge. Please grab 'Allie's Top 3 Badge' (the Blue one) and place on your sidebar to be eligible for our monthly draw on July 31st.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

~Vittory~ said...

Great project!!!
Thank you for joining us for the Summer challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!
Hope to see you again!
With best wishes,

Fleur said...

A lovely creation. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous box,Thanks for joining in with us at TPS this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

Ellis said...

Charlene, I love the little box you've made, it's wonderful! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

a beautiful paper craft.

Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
Krista, guest designer

Sara I. said...

Amazing project Charlene! So beautiful with all those gorgeous papers and fabulous details! The bling in the center is perfect to accent a beautifully colored image. WTG!

cebelica said...

This is fantastic. A fab project. I want to try it too. :D
Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week! Hugs!

Caroline said...

wow this is fab! Thanks for playing along this week @ the Paper Shelter

Rose said...

Charlene, your Summer Ice Cream image looks fabulous on this great handmade box. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi Team's ribbon challenge. Good luck to you! ~ Rose

Diane Davies said...

What a great project! Thank for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

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