Saturday, March 6

How We Suffer for our Craft!

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And Oh my goodness am I suffering!!!

I bought this lovely pink pen holder in Tescos for a pound!

Bargain!

So then I measure it ... cut myself some yummy Ten Second Studio Pink Diamond metal ... make a humungo tape sandwich with black card and whack it through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Lovely Jubbly!ZZproject1c0310

Next I punch all the holes with my trusty Bind-it-All ... pick some ribbon and I thread and I tie and I cut ... until I am happy with the finished piece ... finally I add some extra bling for the flower centres.

It looked a bit bare so I scratch my head and decide to fill it with Cadbury's chocolate eggs ... we are working on our Spring themed submissions ... and I am quite chuffed with the idea ... so coat on ... de-ice the car ... it was last week in the winter ... not this week now it's summer ... I drive back to Tescos and I purchase the chocolate eggs ... I needed a 360g bag ... the pot was bigger than I thought and I needed you to be able to see the contents ... drive home ... open the bag ... stage the tin ... take several piccies ... upload them and I am ready to submit forPinktin the Zutter DT. Phew!

I can hear the cogs ticking from here ... you are wondering how I suffered ... where was the pain? ... the hardship? ... the suffering?

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Well someone had to eat all those eggs and now I feel really sick :0)

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Okey Dokey ... now for the official stuff ... if you are here for the Kit N Kaboodles Bunny Hop Crop  Blog Hop ... try saying that with a mouthful of mini eggs ... then the direction you should be hopping in is Lynda's place which can be found by clicking here!

And if you happened across my blog first and you fancy joining in the hop ... then you want to start here.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

39 comments:

helen miles said...

it looks so cool! i love the tied ribbon, and of course, the mini eggs, yum :D

Rosemary said...

Thanks for a great laugh, hope you feel better soon!

Love the project, great as usual.

Carmen said...

Cor blimey I had to check I was on the right blog! Pinkness alert! It is gorgeous.

I feel for you, how brave and selfless of you to scoff all those eggs on your own. No one knows the things we crafters have to do for our art! *sigh* :D

beadsandmorebylois said...

Love that! Very creative :)

Eleftheria said...

lol!!!!
really beautifull!!!

Anesha said...

Wonderful project! Anesha

* Shaz * said...

Oh Linda poor you!!! you have really suffered... serves you right for not sharing with me lol....brilliant project love it xx

Clare said...

Oh poor you! All those yummy eggs to eat!
I love what you have done with this pen holder - it's inspirational.
Clare x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab idea hun...serves you right, pigging all them eggs..you should have shared with John LOL

Rosie said...

Oh it's GORGEOUSLY pink! (You may have noticed I'm a bit keen on it myself)and love how you have transformed it. The only bit which puzzles me is WHY you had to photograph it with eggs in, when pencils would have done ... or am I being a bit thick here????????

craftimamma said...

Nah! pencils look okay but the eggs look much better.

Fab idea Linda and such a funky pot! The chuckle I get when I visit your blog sets me up for the day so thanks Linda. Hope your weekend's a good one.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Such suffering in the name of Art! THe pen holder looks fab, I have a 20 year old Uni attending daughter who would take my right arm off for one of those. Better get off to Tescos! (She would want the eggs too!) Judith xxx

Dan said...

You excel in everything Linda, even chocolate eating! LOL

Diane.W. said...

Wowee Linda!!! Luvin all the PINKNESS!!!
Think you might have guessed by now,I kinda like PINK!!!

Great idea & v pretty :o)x

Paula Gale said...

Linda - what an 'egg'-cellent project you have made (sorry - couldn't resist) - your projects always amaze me - you really eggshell (I mean excell)!!! at your art...

love it - and the price it must have cost to make!!!

Well done and thanks for sharing - (oops, you didn't - you ate all the chocs by yourself!!).... but thanks for sharing the project at least!!! tee hee - sorry for the egg yokes - oops, I mean jokes!!

Paula x x x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Linda
Not normal to see that bright pink on your blog, but it is nice to diverse now and again, you make it sound so easy, love the detail of the bows, try not to eat them all,
Have a great weekend
Christine x

Andrea said...

just a stunning pink Linda and the pound bargain kinda ended up costing more, what with all those yummy eggs that you had to suffer, I am sure you are feeling fine today and ready for a refill xx

Helen said...

That's some PINK! You only had to ask if you needed help eating mini eggs... gotta go open my pack now!!

Debi said...

What an adorable pail!!! And oh my that is some pink! I love it!!!

The Inky Minx said...

*mwah cheek* Crikey you wern't kidding when you said there was something pink on your blog.. thats shockenly pink, but sensational *mwah cheek*

Angelnorth said...

I have a tip to ease your suffering next time - scrunch tissue paper up in bottom of the container, buy the small pack of eggs and nobody will ever know the difference ;) Looks great Linda!

Heather said...

Oh my word! This is AWESOME!!!!

Angie said...

Oh you poor old thing ...so much pain and suffering lol

what a fun idea that pot is ...Love the pink metal work.

Roz said...

Can't believe you didn't share any of those eggs with me :( Love your tin!!! Hoppin on over to Lynda now...HUGS !!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great project!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Really cool project! I love how you had to eat the contents *hee hee*

Lottie said...

Oh I feel your pain Linda - I really do - but it does go away with a mouthful of cream eggs - and hopefully our comments will zap the pain forever.

This is fantastic and what a stunner. Great pressie ideas

Love it.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's gorgoues Linda ;) I would've helped you eat the eggs, you should've given me a shout :)
Anne xx

Shazza said...

this is great Linda, hope you have digested all those eggs
x

tracy said...

thats really sweet linda :) can't believe you've eaten all those eggs in one day!!!

Sally said...

LOL Linda - that is lovely - and pink!

Karen said...

Oh Linda....I would have come & suffered with you hahahaha

Gorgeous pot XXX

Katy said...

ROFL - Linda you are toooooo funny!

jordiegirl said...

That's absolutely brilliant - very clever.

You didn't really eat all those eggs did you?

Amy said...

this is wonderful Linda!!! It was great cropping with you today! :)

Biscuitlid said...

OMG - so pink and so girlie - what have you done with Linda please?

It's just gwaaaargeous! I think you did the right thing eating all the choccie eggs, they would only have gathered dust had you left them, or got buried under a stash mountain, splashed with distress inks.......

Hugs
Victoria
x

Lori said...

Very pink and colorful indeed! Nice and bright for spring. It's egg-xactly what we needed. lol

Nettie said...

I can't say anything about how gorgeous this is and what wonderful work it is, and so on: because I am too busy rolling around laughing!!!!!!!!!!

butlersabroad said...

Wot, you ate them all? Every single one? Didn't leave even one for your friends??? Did you send any to Timmy-boy??

Love the holder, better with eggs in though!

Brenda

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