Saturday, 21 August 2010

So pleased, I came second

Quite a few weeks ago I was walking round a car boot sale and saw a old wreath shaped wooden ring with two ducks on it and the words home sweet home on it and thought I can alter that and decorate it, the man wanted 50p so I bought it much to my kids amusement. Well this is what I came up with and I sent pictures to Magnolia for the family gathering competition and heard no more. Well I got the new magnolia magazine yesterday and I let out a scream because I got second place, it is only a small picture but I am there in second place.



I tried to pick a character to suit each of us and picked the larger Tilda to be me because I am bigger because I love food and need to lose weight lol. The chef is hubby because he loves to cook. My daughter is up top and the boys to the left, now I do not live in a house like this but I do love my home because it is full of the people I love.
The sign is the Tim Holtz hanging sign die and I have used a sizzix die and a paperartsy die for the leaves.
The snail , mushrooms and ladybird are shrunk because I only had the larger ones and I have added quite a few punched flowers. All the colouring is done with copics.
I hope I have not bored you too much but I am still so chuffed I got in the magazine.

23 comments:

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Well done you x I love this it is gorgeous x Leigh x

Tracy said...

Congratulations on coming second, it is a really fantastic project and very creative.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Debbie said...

Hi Louise.

Well done, what an honour. You must be very proud. I love what you've done with a second hand find. It's brilliant, and so thoughtful picking Magnolias for each member of your family. Inspirational. I love it. It must have taken ages.

Hugs Debbie xx

Sara said...

This is a great project and well deserved for the magazine, ( should`ve been 1st place ) love Sara x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Louise, Oh!!Wow that is just fantastic to come 2nd and to be in the magazine :o)
"Well Done",this is just amazing,all the characters look just so lovely and perfectly placed too.
Love the birds and the bird house tucked in the top.
A lovely family...
take care,see you soon.hugs Lou.xx

Mags said...

Congratulations! Mind, I'm not surprised because this is a fabulous wreath! How amazing that you found it for 50p at a car boot sale! I think it's really pretty.

love, Mags x

angel4031 said...

WOW No wonder you are pleased & no wonder you came 2nd this is FAB! x

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

WOW this is amazing! I really love how it came out. Congratulations for 2nd place.

Hugs
Jay Jay

Vicky said...

Fantastic news Louise, what a find and what a gorgeous job you did, so creative...Congratulations for the mag win

Beautiful
x
Vicky

Pops x said...

This is just gorgeous hun lots of lovely details and what a fab idea, hugs Pops x

Sue said...

Hi Louise
congratulations on getting second place, how brill, fabulous find luv what you have done with it, gorgeous wreath, sue,x

chris said...

Hi Louise, CONGRATULATIONS, its so perfect.good on you that girl!
Can we see this up close in the real world, I do hope so!
looking forward to seeing this in the mag.
hugs chris

Bridgette said...

Well Louise I have to say 1st place must be something to behold because yours is absolutely stunning and in my eyes deserving of a first placing without a doubt - your attention to detail is always so perfect which makes it a feast for our eyes - something to marvel at at every point - just fabulous - you must be so proud of your achievement - Bridgette xxx

Lynn said...

Well done on coming second ... it's fantastic and so cute.

Lynn x

Mel said...

Hi Lou, this is fab. mel x

Juls said...

wow!!!! This is just utterly brilliant! LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls

mandy said...

CONGRATULATIONS Louise i too think all your work deserves a first place, I am so really chuffed for you, you are a star and thankyou for monday i did enjoy it so much was lovely to catch up xxxxx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Wow, this is fab Louise, congrats on your 2nd place in the comp. I love all the images and the detailing is wonderful.

Nicki, x

Mandy G said...

Hi Louise,
hope you are having a fab week off, I just wanted to say thank you so much for lending me the book, and for your lovely comments on my new blog.
Still think you should have won
Hugs
Mandy

Anne said...

Blimey, if this came second, the one that got first must be phenomenal!! This is just magnificent and I absolutely LOVE all the thought and detail you've put into it!! Congratulations to you, you must be so over the moon - what was the prize????? This would have gotten my vote too! :o) xx

ps pop over to www.keepitcas.blogspot.com and play along in our new challenges, I'm sure you'd love it!! :o) x

Georgia said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous Louise - I love all the cute Tildas and Edwins and this is such a great idea to alter the ring! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Loopylou!! said...

wow louise, how exciting and very big cingratualtions!! i got my magnolia mag yesterday when i came to sir stampalot. It was lovely to meet you hun, hugs lou xxxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow what a truely fabulous creation, you must be proud. janex

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