Tuesday, September 07, 2010

One for the boys!

It's Tuesday again and my turn to host the challenge at City Crafter Challenge ... and just how lucky am I to have none other than Beatriz Jennings of Iralamija as guest designer? ... She is just so brilliant and I adore her creations ... I'm sure you will too ... go take a peek ..
 We at City Crafter Challenge love to see all your beautiful entries but voting is never an easy thing ... So this week I have set a challenge using a gorgeous photo from A Creative Mint courtesy of Leslie ... (if you have never visited her site you really ought to ... such inspiring pictures that make you oooh and ahhh!) ... The challenge is to use the colours from the photograph to make a masculine card or project ... Yep, One for the boys!



I made this with my Son in mind ... As you know he likes to travel and his second home is the west coast of America ... though fortunately for me he has been home with me most of this year, which I love ...
But each time he goes ... he takes my heart with him...



.. a little pocket card with tiny postcards tucked into it. The first time he left to travel Europe he sent me postcards from just about everywhere ... and I needed somewhere to keep them as they are treasures that a Mom keeps right?... Like every school report, merit card, painted picture etc., and yes I have them all including the many letters he would write to me when he was a little boy ... most days he would give me a letter at the end of the day thanking me for all I do and telling me how much he loves me ... (sigh)
back to my project ...


So I made a box to store all my cards ... there's still room to add some more ...




actually it is 2 boxes ... the top being slightly wider and shorter so that it slips neatly over the box holding the postcards. Virtually all digital papers used here as is the suitcase stamp which I paper pieced. Mini postcards, chipboard, and button from my stash as is the little heart. I stamped the heart as well as the box with a postmark stamp ... not sure where I got this sorry.

Now it's your turn ... and one little thing that I didn't mention is that the prize this week is one of my plaques ... I had an overwhelming response when I showed my first one Here ... so I made another but added even more ... 

You like??? 
Look forward to seeing your fabulous creations this week ...

Keep safe

Ros









14 comments:

Stella said...

Hi dear,
I can feel the love you put into this project. I can imagine so well how you're feeling with your son far away. Your story touched me.
Your creations.... ahhh so so beautiful .And your plaque; I would love, love, love to win this week.... That ain't a surprise for you :)
Love and hugs sweet friend!
XXX

Ira said...

You made a beautiful travel project Ros, love all the details you put into this. Very neatly done!! And the plaque you created is more than just awesome, it's over the top gorgeous!!

cbuswell said...

Brilliant project, the box is a great idea and I love the pocket on the card. AND the plaque, WOW just gorgeous!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is sooooo fabulous Ros! What a great idea! LOVE the sentiment on the card! PERFECT!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous creation Ros. I love the post card look. I do love your plaque. SO pretty and shabby. :)
Hugs,
Heather

Sue said...

This is beautiful Ros! What a wonderful sentimental story and such a wonderful place to keep your valuable memories!

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Deb Hickman said...

Another great challenge!!!
I love what you have done,what a great idea to keep all your special cards in and what a gorgeous prize up for grabs whoever wins this week will be very lucky to receive it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous project Ros, you are just so good at the 3D project! I love when you talked about your son, I can feel so much love you have for him, that makes me miss my son so much!
Thanks for sponsoring CCCB with such lovely piece of artwork this week! : )

Linda Robinson said...

I am just luv'n your card and box.. so so clever. and some one is going to be so lucky to win that wonderful prize..

Hugs, Linda

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun gift set Ros! Thanks for the sweet story behind the creation! That is quite a prize for one lucky participant! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hey, it's me again (didn't see my first comment, maybe it will appear only when you log in here? ) anyway, just checking in to see if everyone has fun at the pretty things jar swap, and would like to thank you so much for being part of the fun!

kerenbaker said...

What a brilliant card and box- those mini postcards are amazing. Love that you've kept hold of all that special stuff. Ps Your plaque is fab too!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh my I love the card and the box...brilliant idea.... and its gorgeous too...xx

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