Saturday 15 June 2013

Beauty and the Beast

Good morning lovelies,
Sorry I have been MIA for the last fortnight but a friend of mine has been battling with cancer since last year and on Monday she lost her battle and it left me pretty numb this week. Angela was a larger than life character with a heart of gold and she will be sorely missed by many, many people.
Well I did eventually manage to get my act together and found some peace in my own little crafty world. I really enjoyed using this House of Zandra Mantle Clock template and once constructed it made me think of 'Cogsworth' the clock from Beauty and the Beast!

This fortnights challenge over at Basic Grey Challenges is 'Use a Doily' but please remember you still need to use a product from Basic Grey. I used the beautiful DP's from Kissing Booth as they had a lovely romantic feel.

The gorgeous 'Lovely' from Saturated Canary also really reminds me of Belle from Beauty and the Beast holding the glittery rose before it dies and Beast is trapped forever as a monster!! (sorry love that story). I coloured her with my trusty Pro's and added Star Dust Stickles to the rose head.
The stunning clock face die is from Marianne D, the cogs are from a Spellbinders set and all of the rest of the scrummy dies are from Joy Crafts.
I have faux stitched around the entire clock then distressed with Frayed Burlap DI then added loads of flowers and pearls from my stash.

I must confess this was the second box of Ferrero Rocher I had to buy for these pics as I accidentally ate the first box in a rather large moment of emotional weakness. Anyway just so you know the box very nicely holds 10 choccies (yippee as you actually get 16 in a retail box lol).

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - #45 'Show Us Your Lovely'
Passion for Promarkers - #202 'Inspired by a Fairy-tale'
A Creative Romance - #1 'Anything Goes'
Deep Ocean - #53 'For a Girl'
Inky Chicks - #6 'Love'
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Stitching' (real or faux)
ABC - 'P is for Pretty in Pink'

Well hopefully I should be back a little sooner to share some more creations but for now that's all from me.
Big Crafty Hugs


  1. I'm sorry to read about your friend Angela. That's so sad. She sounded lovely. I am sending you a hug lovely xxx
    What a brilliant project!! so clever and makes a fabulous gift. Tut tut eating the choclates, but who could blame you <3
    Love, Mel. xxx

  2. ooooh I am loving your Lovely Clare,its just gorgeous and mmmmmm ferrerro rocher......mmmmm...:)
    Thankyou so much for sharing her with us over on the SC challenge blog
    huge hugs Lou some choccies for me!!lol!! xxx

  3. ohhh wowww Clare,This is so wonderful.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Clare, this is utterly stunning. Gorgeous colouring and design, a wonderful gift box. Have a great weekend.

  5. So sorry to hear about your friend its nice that you have such good memories and you can always retreat into your crafty world. Both Andy and I love your project and I see what you mean about Cogsworth. Andy wants to know if there is a template for it. Anyway take care and big hugs from both of us xx

  6. Hi to you both, thank you so much for your kind words and lovely comments.
    The clock template is by House of Zandra.
    Big hugs to you both

  7. I really am so sorry to hear about your friend, that's so sad.
    This is stunning, such a wonderful design. The image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully and I love all the detailing you have added.
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  8. Hi Clare, I'm sorry to hear your friend Angela has lost for her battle of cancer!!
    Your creation is stunning, what a beautiful design and wonderful detailing. Your SC image is gorgeous - great colouring!!!

    Heather xx

  9. Wow this is stunning!! Thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenge showing us your Lovely!

  10. Gorgeous creation, love the colors and details are perfect. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  11. So sorry to hear about your friend Clare!

    This is absolutely gorgeous and I can see what you mean about this image reminding you of Belle :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment! Hugs, Katie

  12. Absolutely stunning Clare. I'm gonna have to hunt out one of those clocks.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Big hugs hunny. xxx

  13. Stunning work Clare, thanks for joining our first challenge at A Creative Romance. Teresa x

  14. Beautiful preject - would make a lovely gift!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  15. Oh WOW!! This project just amazing!!!
    Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Stitching” Challenge and we hope to see you again.


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