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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Guest Designer for Fitztown and WOYWW 223

Morning all, a post a little later than expected, as was stuck again on my livingroom, chair.   Brian thought I would be okay this morning (he usually sees me and my lappy, safely to the craftroom, before he heads to work) as my daughter did not start University until this afternoon, forgetting that this is, off course Freshers Week, to which she took full advantage last night. LOL...so without further ado, here is my WOYWW 223 for the Stamping Ground, if you have not taken part in this fab, idea, brought to us by Julia Dunnit, then you must, it is a lot of fun.
Quite and untidy desk for me...and several projects on the go!

Santa's magic Key

Close up of Santa (side 1)

Close up of the Verse I made (side 2)

Now as promised and I know I have been teasing you all a little bit about this, Ema, from the fabulous challenge at Fitztown, asked me if I would like to be a GDT for September, well what was the only answer I could give? YES off course....This fortnight at Fitztown, we are looking for "Anything but a Card"  I was given some gorgeous Digi's to play with and the 1st one is Santa from the Winter Collection  which can be bought on his own or a set.

I made Santa's magic key, as Tommy, always puts a spare key outside before he goes to bed on Christmas Eve, not having a chimney he always wondered how Santa got in with his presents, then Brian would put Talc footprints from the front door, to his present, then leave a note with the key and his empty milk glass and cookie cake (well bar a few crumbs)...So I had a huge Key charm, which I have always, thought too big for a card so it was perfect for this project...hope you like it, and I am sorry about the picture quality, but it would not stop moving, long enough to take a proper picture, LOL...

I would like to enter this project into:-

Holly Jolly Christmas - Au natural..


Well that is all from me for now, bet you are glad, LOL....thank you all for visiting and have a wonderful day, love and hugs to all xxxx

48 comments:

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

awesome glad you made it to your crafty area eventually xxx

Zoe said...

Aww! That is such a cute idea, I love the idea of talc footprints too lol so sweet, love the key holder Hun, it's fabulous, congratulations on you GD spot xx

Kaija said...

Hello Avril! That's a wonderful idea for Christmas.
A truly magnificent work of what you did.
Thank you and hug Kaija DT-team from Fitztown:)

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done girly..guest GDT!! and a lovely project...let alone the lovely storey that was the inspiration.It did make me smile to think of you stuck in the lounge while daughter slept off a night before......believe me, if we all had to wait for them to get up...we'd all be in the wrong room all morning!

Winnie said...

I have never heard of that tradition with the key, but boy do I love it! The talc to his gifts etc..all just so perfect. Love how you made the star to hold the special santa key! Makes me smile thinking of the Christmas wonder. Winnie#79

Nancy said...

I love your story of the key at Christmas! Popping by from WOYWW. NancyH #90

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a lovely project Avril.

greetings karin

Taniaj Scott said...

Great project, love the stars. Hope you are doing ok. Thanks for letting me know re DD. Txx
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers network Facebook site. Hugs Tania(DT)xx

Belinda said...

Oh I love the Santa's Magic Key project. I recently bought a Silhouette die cut machine and I am looking forward to making more home decor craft projects.

Have a blessed day!
Belinda (37)

Nan G said...

Congrats on the GDT! Love the Santa key hanging. What a cute story to assuage a youngin's concerns. :) Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #92

Sande said...

Your creation is fabulous! I love this key hanging on :)
Hugs, Sande xx

Emma Made said...

What an amazing idea, it's so imaginative. Maybe it's time for me to start some Christmas crafting? x

Laine said...

Fabulous GDT project Avril. Love it.
Laine
xx

Kate M said...

Congrats on the guest DT spot - fabulous project - love the idea of the footprints too!!
xx

kattera22 said...

Happy WOYWW, you have a great crafty space!
Tera #3

Fit Kitty said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Avril! What a fabulous idea - and I enjoyed reading the story behind it. Congrats on the GDT spot - you certainly created an amazing project for them! And of course I always like looking at your craft area. Take care, my friend.

Kitty

Nannieflash said...

Hi Avril, thank you for the best Anniversary wishes, it was on Monday weve been married 13th years, so I just put it on Facebook not on my blog. Oh I do hope that Nikki can come to your house for the 7th October it would be lovely to see here again and see her new baby. Please give her my love, I have her new home card and I will give it to you when I visit. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous creation Avril, love the gorgeous Santa and well done too on your GDT for Fitztown.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Hi Sweetie, well done on being a guest designer.... your project is perfect, what a lovely story behind it.
Please stay off that chair xxx
Love & (hugs) xxx

fabiola jaques said...

trop chou! c'est tellement mignon, biz

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely work Arvil, congrats on being a designer for Fitztown. Cheers, Holley

Zoe said...

Love your work place!!! come and sort mine out anytime - I'll provide a GIANT bun for you lol, thanks for visiting me today x

Anne said...

Love Santa's Magic Key. Happy WOYWW Anne x #69

Regina Hamilton said...

That Santa Magic Key project is just too cute. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #5

trisha too said...

That Santa is super cute, and congratulations on your GDT spot!

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha
#31 this week with
ATCs Around The World

Lea.H said...

Love the santas key idea!! Lx

Andree said...

What a fantastic idea Avril. This is a fabulous project x

Dreamtime Designs said...

Hi Avril,
Sounds like a great tradition to me :) The kids love it & I think deep down, we do too :) I love your little key project. Really cute. Santa's sack sure does look heavy lol. Great job. I love it :)

Thank you so much for popping over to Dreamtime Designs & you certainly made Roberta's day by popping in to see her too & becoming one of her new followers :) It means a great deal to us :)

I so hope you will play along with our challenges hun that start on the 1st October. So different, so unique & so much fun :) Hugs, Lisa.

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voodoo vixen said...

Poop to the being left in the lounge and not being able to get to your craft desk and congrats on the DT spot and what a cute project that is, especially in this day of so many homes not having fireplaces! Happy WOYWW from Annette #2

Roberta said...

That is one of the best projects and stories I've seen! How sweet. And what great memories that key will bring every Christmas.
Thanks so much for sharing.
hugs--
Roberta
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Gita said...

I definitely would love to get to visit Scotland (and Edinburgh) one day!! Looks beautiful there. Love all the colorful containers you have next to your desk. Brigita #103

Sue from Oregon said...

I love anything made for the holidays...this would be a super cute giftie for the young ones for sure...and even us old ones too! Thanks for popping in to say hello-Happy WOYWW! sue #32

Wio said...

This is so pretty! It gives me a Christmas feeling already. That Santa Claus is so cute.

mags said...

A wonderful idea for christmas Avril. Just love it.
Mags
x

Nikki said...

That is such a cute idea with having a key outside for santa
and your so busy !! hugs Nikki

Edwina said...

Oh, wow! this is an incredible project. I love it! Thanks for sharing it. Edwina Brown

K8 said...

Lovely creations hun, you can almost feel christmas around the corner!! Thanks for all you lovely comments!! Have a lovely weekend hun, hugs xx

Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Avril, just thinking about you and hope you're doing okay.

Hugs,
Kitty

Teresa Kline said...

this is darlin!

enjoy *~*

Marie B. said...

Very cute! What a great story too! :)

Angelique said...

Oh this is lovely, might try to make me one for christmas decoration. Gorgeous hun.

Huggsss, Angelique

Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Avril - I usually stop by your blog every day so even though you haven't posted anything new, I'm still here poking around LOL. Just wanted to say hello and hope you get back online soon. Miss you!

Hugs,
Kitty

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous creation for our challenge this week at Holly Jolly. Love this idea. Hanks for sharing with us. Meighan DT

Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Avril - Just popping in to say "Hi" and hope you're having a good day. Missing you!

Take care,
Kitty

Nannieflash said...

Hi Avril, love your mobile the image is just fabulous and the sentiment is gorgeous, only two weeks to go now, need to find myself something to wear though, hopefully I will manage that on Friday. hugs Shirleyx

Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Avril - I know you're not online but I've been thinking about you and wondering how you're doing. Hope you're getting lots of crafting time.

Take care,
Kitty

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Avril, just popped by to say hello and hope that you are okay.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gwyneth said...

I love seeing other people's crafting workspace. Your Santa's Key is fantastic. It's great when something that just doesn't work as an embelishment on a card can be used in another way and looks just perfect.