Thursday, 20 May 2010

C.R.A.F.T 51 - It's our Blogaversary....! Celebrate/Birthday!

It's Thursday folks, and that means C.R.A.F.T time! Yayyyyy!

It's a very special week this week! C.R.A.F.T is one year old...!

(Happy Birthday to C.R.A.F.T, Happy Birthday to C.R.A.F.T......
da da da da de de de........Happy Birthday to Yoooooooo.....!)


Oh eh! That top note was a bit cracked...!! (...it isn't the only thing on here that's cracked....)

Well on that effervescent note (...cracked or otherwise...) I'll just have to tell you what's happening on here today.

Because it's C.R.A.F.T's Birthday, we're having a celebratory blog-hop as well as the normal challenge!

Our theme this week for the challenge is - appropriately - Celebrations or Birthday and our prize is an amazing selection of Papermania 'Henbury Lane' Designer Papers! So, you know you REALLY need those, don't you?


....I want them myself...! Guess I'll have to re-visit Crabapple Crafts and see if they have them! LOL!
They have everything else so they must have this too.


Here's my creation for this week - it's an 'Exploding Box'! I had fun with this and used DCWV 'Pocketful of Posies' for the cardstock because not only is it beautiful, it's substantial and will take paper mechanics in its stride. I also used the DCWV Glitter Stack and Dawn Bibby vellum panels, so it was a very straightforward and easy make too.






The little daisy trims are from Papermania 'Capsule Collection'.



In the centre, to help the spring 'explode' on opening, I used the inner spindle from a cd container! I just colied the spring over it.

I know piccie four is on its side but some quirk of blogger won't display it the right way! I've re-uploaded it four times and it rotates it every time!

I won't put a 'materials & method' section on here this week as there's enough going on with the blog-hop but if anyone wants instructions, just e-mail me and I'll let you have them.

My own personal sponsor is the absolutely fabulous Donna's Den of Craft! Donna has an amazing array of products from Joanna Sheen, DCWV, Dovecraft and the wonderful Sakura, and it is a set of the lovely Sakura Souffle pens which Donna has very kindly given me for one of my prizes! Don't tell me you don't want them.....even I want them...!



Our blog-hop order is this:-
1) You start on the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog and you visit each Design Team Member’s personal blog and leave a comment.( Each DT member will have their own draw to find a winner for their own blog.)

2) At each stop there will be a RED word associated with crafting for you to collect

3) We’re staying with our customary alphabetical list for the team so Andrea is the next stop after the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog.
Andrea will give you the link to the nest DTM and so on.

4) At the end, we want you to get back to C.R.A.F.T and leave a comment with the nine words you pick up! If you can make a sentence so much the better!

Just to make it clear for you to follow - here is our DT in alphabetical order.

Andrea
Claire
Eileen
Enola
Jo
Rose
Suzi

We're SO Looking forward to seeing who comes up with the correct sentence as we have a really fabulous new sponsor for that - QVC's Scrapbooking Expert, Rosemary Merry!



She is kindly having a good look through her stock at Crabapple Crafts top find something lovely for that clever crafter (who will be chosen from the corrrect answers by random generator) who gets the sentence right! Now how cool is THAT!

But don't just leave it to their online store - go visit! The shop is SOoooo fabulous! It's a good sized shop and stuffed to the hilt with every goodie a crafter could want. Apart from all the other stash, I can get my Copics from Crabapple Crafts too! Not only that, but there's a really fab lickle tea-shop onthe same site too......yummm! I heartily recommend the Lasagne!

This fab mystery prize, is in addition to all the prizes available at our Design Team Members' own blogs!

So ultimately, someone COULD, arguably, come away with no less than TEN prizes! Oh my goodness! Is that, or is it not, very very nice.........?!

....what? You want it even nicer....? Oh okay then....you are such hard work...!
(This could prove very embarrassing for me.......!) What I'm going to do is.......

Here are two of my brand new digi-kits.


Kaleidoscope


and

DitzyDaisies.


and I'm going to give one of each of these exclusive kits (I don't sell my kits at the present and have no immediate plans to do so) to two of my followers. The first follower to comment gets Kaleidoscope and the last follower to comment gets DitzyDaisies! (I just hope I don't get just two comments from followers - how embarrassing would THAT be..? ......LOL! )

My Eiglas kits are full of stuff - they're on cd because the files are just too big to e-mail, even zipped! There are backing papers and elements, bows & ribbons and tags and eyelets - all kinds of things! And I will be bringing out more later on.

But you don't need to be a pc tech to use the cd's as they are just jpg's and png's and really easy to use either digitally in a graphics program or you can just print them off and use them in a 'real' way!

I do ask that you do not distribute, alter give away or sell any of the files on either of these cd's as the copyright belongs to me in perpetuity. I also ask that if you do use them in a project and that project is published anywhere, you give a small credit to Eiglas. Not much to ask, is it? LOL!

If someone shows an interest in my kits, please just point them in my direction either here or on Trimcraft and I'll sort them out! (If anyone nicks my stuff, I'll sort them out too....!)



Enuff sed! So off you go to your decoupage, digistamps, stamping and embossing! Enjoy - and have yourselves some crafty fun - it's gonna be GREAT!
Hugs,
Ei
x


52 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary to CRAFT Such a beautiful project you have made this week… i really need to get over here a lot more :)… off to find the others now
    Hugs rozzy xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful box! Happy birthday CRAFT xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. wowsers, what a fabulous box,
    Hopping on,
    Hugs
    Angie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Birthday to CRAFT! That is an AWESOME project! Hopping on!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well Rozzy.....there's my first digi-kit re-homed! I really hope you ejnjoy it!
    Hugs,
    Eiglas
    x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow another fab creation! Love all the papers you've used just fab!! Happy blogaversary!!Hopping on hee
    Melly xxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Kudos to all!!!! Just trying my luck for the first time..... Have fun peeps!!!! There are so many reds & I am confused..... :-(

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

    ReplyDelete
  8. what a great project, its gorgeous x

    ReplyDelete
  9. love your box and your blog!! Happy b- day to Craft!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great box, Happy Birthday. xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the box - ingenious idea to use the middle spindle! What a surprise for the one to receive! Of to hop - Happy Birthday

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy blogoversary, fabulous exploding box. Trish:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful box, I have those papers & I love them :)

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fab box, I love it. Thanks for the chance to win. I have sume yummy candy too if you want to hop over. Marianne x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Happy Birthday to CRAFT!!!

    Thanks for the great blog-hop and the lovely inspiration!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia

    ReplyDelete
  16. Birthday wishes to the whole team, love your humour Eileen,great box, not tried these before, but hoping to in the future!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh My ! where do l start...Firstly, Happy birthday to CRAFT..what a great prize this week for the challenge and the Box is brilliant !
    What lovely goodies for the Blog Hop too..Those ' kits 'look fantastic..There's so much going on l think we are all going to have alot of fun this week ...Thank you for the Hop !
    Hugs
    susan x

    ReplyDelete
  18. What an amazing box, such creativity. Happy blogversary. Hev:)

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a cool box!!! Such good work :) Thanks for the hop!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy Bloggy Birthday lovely lady! Big hugs xxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Fabulous exploding box - just wow. Happy birthday to the team

    Ann xxx

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your exploding box is so creative! What a neat idea.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I have made two exploding boxes but neither actually had things springing out of them, that is wonderful I love it!! Happy blogoversary! ps your right, I do want those souffle pens, lol, and that tea cup stamp in the big prize package, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  24. SUCH a cool box! I've never tried one..but you sure make it tempting!

    ReplyDelete
  25. wow what a fantastic box simply stunning huggies lindyloo x

    ReplyDelete
  26. Fantasic box Eileen, love the springy things. Hugs Christine x

    ReplyDelete
  27. Fabulous exploding box. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Hugs, Kim

    ReplyDelete
  28. Fabulous box !! I love how you have a coiled spring in there ,, fab idea :-)

    Happy Blogoversary :-)

    hopping along :-)

    luv
    Lols x x

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Ei
    Awesome exploding box, especially love the coiled spring inside!! Can't believe that C.R.A.F.T is a whole year old, hugs to you and the DT!! Love Jacky x

    ReplyDelete
  30. what a fab box, very clever.
    Linbyx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Happy Birthday!
    Your exploding box is gorgeous! Beautiful colors.
    Anne :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great explosion box! And your kits look really neat! Thanks for a chance to win!

    -Stacie

    ReplyDelete
  33. Nice box. Sure hope your red word is embossing.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRAFT

    ReplyDelete
  34. This box is so ooooooooooooo creative OMG!! Fantabulous!!! YAY, Happy birthday !

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi Ei - happy blogoversary to CRAFT and thanks for the inspiration and this fab blog hop with such generous candy.
    Hugs
    Pauline x

    ReplyDelete
  36. No need to worry about just getting 2 comms then Ei. lol. The kits are fabulous. I so enjoyed playing with the daisys.
    Hugs, Mayxx

    ReplyDelete
  37. Happy Birthday CRAFT!!! WOWWIE is that exploding box fabulous or what :D Love it!!! Back to hopping ;)
    Blessings of thanks

    ReplyDelete
  38. What a fantastic creation.Adore the springy bit in the middle.
    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wow, what a fabulous project!
    :o)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Ooh I love exploding boxes!! I've never made one but my Mum has made a few for me!!

    Esme xx

    ReplyDelete
  41. How fun would it be to open this box?!? I love it and that springy coil is absolutely perfect for this!

    ReplyDelete
  42. great project -- not only is it beautifully made...but i can just see the look of glee on whoever opens it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. Happy birthday to CRAFT. I love the exploding box you made espically the great spring. Off to do some more hopping. Sharon x

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love that exploding box - not tried making one of these yet - you've inspired me to have a go.
    Congrats on the blogaverssary !
    Woo hoo this is my very first blog hop !
    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies - I'm now hopping off to the next crafty site !
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

    ReplyDelete
  45. what a fab project..so beautifully created.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Fabulous idea with the box,
    Hugs Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  47. WOW - that is just totally amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Love your box - it´s really amazing!
    Hugs Tini

    ReplyDelete
  49. What a very nice and original creation!!

    Greetings, Henny

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment!
I will try to respond where time allows.
Hugs
Eiglas
x