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Monday, April 15, 2013

Swirlydoos April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Swirlydoos Hello Beautiful
April kit reveal blog hop party!

If you came here from Heidi's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and special guest blogs to visit (which means TERRIFIC PRIZES TOO!). Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win prizes for participation in this hop. Also, be sure to check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us too!

Well this kit is called "Hello Beautiful" for a good reason - it is downright GORGEOUS! It really inspired me to think outside my comfort zone of creating layouts. Up first is an altered wooden tissue box cover (from Michael's Crafts) that was inspired by the April Prima PPP colour challenge. I used a few Dusty Attic chipboard pieces from my stash to complement this pretty kit (the Paris post mark and I cut up a corner flourish). BTW - I just LOVED the cream Petaloo trim pack in the main kit and have used it on almost every project!

Click on images for larger views.

Check out the gorgeous Prima flowers this month (both in the main kit and the add-on)

Up next is a card featuring more of the gorgeous embellishments (and a brand new Dusty Attic chipboard piece from my stash - "elegant flourish")

Pretty Petaloo flowers in the add-on kit!

Earlier this month I posted my large shabby rose tutorial and decided to use the finished handmade rose as a topper for this altered jar. I surrounded my rose with a few buds from a past Swirlydoos kit. What's in the jar? Homemade bath salts.

Bath salt recipe (mix together very well):
1 cup epsom salts
1/4 cup coarse salt or sea salt
A few drops of food colouring
A few drops of essential oil (optional - for aromatherapy)

Here is a top view. Gorgeous Prima wooden elements to work with in this kit!

Lastly I altered a few headbands (from my local dollar store) using entirely main kit contents except for the tiny pink roses. This kit is packed with pretty flowers, trims and chipboard/wooden elements.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 4/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 4/18. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

Lastly, here is a peek at the Swirlydoos "Hello Beautiful" main kit. To become a subscriber and never miss a gorgeous Swirlydoos kit click here.

My special word is: Thinking
The party continues over at The Swirlydoos Blog.
Have fun!

NOTE: I used a lot of Helmar goodness to stick all of my projects together. It takes some serious sticky stuff for altered projects. Loads of Helmar 450 quick dry on EVERY project, gemstone glue, decoupage paste and premium craft glue were also used to hold everything perfectly into place.

I still have LOTS more of my kit to play with and will be back soon to reveal more projects.



54 comments:

Lisa Valentine said...

Love love your OTP projects and how you used chipboard on a headband. Beautiful work

Kim said...

Cute projects.

Buffy Esser said...

Oh! so many wonderful projects...the tissue box I love! I could use one of those! and your altered Jar is beautiful!

Karen Bahit said...

Holy Moly... you have such talent... Thank you for sharing your talent and hopping along with us...
Karen

Dawn Cortner said...

Love the tissue box. I will be making one. Most of my work ends up in a scrapbook, but this one more than worth sitting around. Thank you.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Sigh.... I so love all the projects you made. Gorgeous Shabby Licious projects!!!!!!!

Heidi Kelley said...

Omgoodness. I love your projects this month! And thanks for the bath salt recipe!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous projects Vicky, I love the tissue box!

Dawn Edwards said...

Super cute ideas thanks for sharing your creativity!

Debbie L Gregory said...

What a great idea with the home decor. Our kits really are versatile with all kinds of projects. Still stalking the dusty attic looking for new designs.

Виктория Viktoriya said...

How many ways to use kit's items! Great ideas!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous altered projects, Vicky! LOVE the tissue box and those sweet headbands!

marylouh said...

I love the embellishments that come with this kit. You used them well. Love all of the projects. Now I have some good ideas for projects of my own. Thanks.

Rusticdiva said...

Viciky thanks for the rose tutorial had lots of fun doing it and now the Bath salts recipie...needless to say your amazing ideas..way 'out of the box' and oh so pretty. Helmar 450 is amazing stuff can't live without it now.

Linda Pekrul said...

You make the most BEAUTIFUL OTP projects Vicky! Love them all and that large shabby rose is to die for!! Thanks for sharing how to make it!

Sandi Smith said...

Beautiful creations Vicky...love them all!

artoutwithyourheartout.com said...

Hi Vicky! That is the prettiest tissue box I have ever seen! I enjoy all of your altered projects and your flowers. Thanks!

Lynn Good said...

Beautiful OTP projects Vicky - just love the tissue box

Pakrat said...

Your projects are beautiful

Lynne said...

Love all of your awesome projects! Thanks for sharing.

Elle said...

Love the OTP projects and the bath salts recipe...So glad I came on this hop.

Nicole Doiron said...

Wow Vicky! You are truly rocking these altered projects! Absolutely beautiful! :)

L. Akins said...

Lovely altered projects

paperpapier said...

gorgeous projects, love the beautiful floral embellishment on them..!

Elena C said...

Hi Vicky, I love that tissue box...Great decoration for any home. Love the rose too. thanks for sharing.

Jodie said...

I love all OTP projects, and the floral embellishments. The tissue box is a FAVE!

Boni said...

wonderful love this so much

Teri said...

Beautiful work! Can't wait to try your rosé tutorial. Thank you for sharing and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Peggy Lee said...

Fabulous projects, beautiful beyond beautiful...love thanks for sharing.

nanatam said...

I love your projects! Also,Thanks for the bath salts recipe! What a great gift idea! TFS!

Hanne said...

Beautiful work, and the hairbands are just awesome.

Karen Lynn M said...

Really was inspired to think about altered projects. I especially loved the bath salt idea. Thank you for the inspiring work you do!

Sarah Lynch said...

Thanks for all the wonderful paper flower tutorials!

sara caelen said...

Beautiful projects, i love the boxes.xxxSara

Diana Adams said...

Wow! Your altered projects are amazing! I love that tissue box! (your blog is great too!) Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Reynolds said...

Beautiful projects!!!

Debbie said...

So gorgeous, as always!!!

Betty said...

beautiful work! love the tissue box!

Nat Laney said...

Cannot pick a favorite. Love them all

Lisa-Marie Watling said...

I simply adore your work! That tissue box cover is so gorgeous!

Виктория Азарова said...

Рада снова к Вам заглянуть! Всё очень красиво!

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Erla Maria said...

Your projects are stunning. Love all the embellishment and how you place them.

Susanne said...

Wow... so many beautiful things you have made. Love your tissue box, so nice decorated. Thank you for the recipe! Hugs Susanne

Helga Lind said...

Beautiful projects!! Amazing!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your work is beautiful. I love the boxes and headband.

Andiepants said...

Headbands are my favs....and they prolly were one of the easiest right?! But seriously...they are beautiful Vicky.

langeatheart said...

You never cease to amaze me!

Laurie said...

Love the round box. very pretty

Elaine coustley said...

Great head bands, all your work is just so lovely. x

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