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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Times Flies makes with a showcase

Well I've been in a bit of a whirlwind here over the weekend, football Saturday (Bristol Rovers won!) where I caught up with friends, then I spent time colouring and making (can't share yet) and then today I met my fab friend Debs to enjoy a few hours of eating cheesecake (me) and carrot cake (Debs) and chatting away. All to celebrate Deb's birthday tomorrow. This leads me to my projects I want to finally share with you. I made them a while ago and one part has already been showcased! But I couldn't share that or the makes until Debs had received them, which she did today.

So this 3-part-present included a decorated letter 'D', a card and a board of interest. Here they are - 

So the letter - covered with the script paper from the 8 x 8 Time Flies collection paper pad. Then the flowers are from the die cut embellishments. I used Card Candi to centre the flowers however in one I used a white clay embellishment made using the Stampin'Up molds.

I added a butterfly to the top and added a Tim Holtz nib. I used Pearl paint on the edges of the letter and where the paper met.

Close up of the flowers.

Now for the card - 

I covered an elegant edged stepper card again from Craftwork cards. I used embellishments from the kit and added Candi, clay embellishments and pearls.

The board of interest was inspired by all things Debs loves, from writing to photography.

I used the Tim holts die cut film strip plus the instant photo to add film and photography. The Tim Holtz typewriter represents writing as does the script paper and the nib on the butterfly. 

Now this is the exciting bit - a few weeks ago this board was shared on the Craftwork Cards Blog as part of the FOCUS ON YOU showcase. I was so honoured and thank my fab crafty friend Emma Williams for suggesting I enter my work.

Here's a few close ups - 

Phew, lots of photos but I wanted to really share the details on these projects. Thankfully Debs loved them all and saw the thought that had gone into each piece.

Right I'm off to do some colouring while listening to the footy this evening. I'll be back soon with some Polkadoodles projects as I start sharing my DT work with you all.

Take care Zo xx


Helen said...

Gorgeous work Zoe, and I am sure Debs was thrilled! Well done on your showcase too. Trying to decide if I can bear to miss Great British Bake Off for Liverpool... or sacrifice Liverpool!! Will probably end up flicking between the two....

tilly's crafts said...

these look fabulous Zoe, love the letter D! And I'm sure Debs did too
Kim x

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Zo. The restricted colour choice really makes all the little details show up.

Bev said...

Wow you have been busy Zoe. So glad you've joined us at polkadoodles x

Emma Williams said...

As soon as I saw what you had created, I just knew that you had to share it with everyone at Craftwork Cards because they would love it just as much as I did!! I'm so proud that you had this shown on Focus On You and you should be very proud of yourself!! All the pieces are stunning and I'm sure Debs loved them...

Thank you for the mention and keep up the wonderful work... *mwah*
Take care lovely and look after yourself! xxx