Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teapot Tues., WOYWW, Cutting Cafe DT Challenge Giveaway

So sorry I've been AWOL for a few days.   My thumb joint has decided to act up again so this is what's on my workdesk for WOYWW (What's on your Workdesk Wednesday93) at Julia's Stamping Ground .

Back into the brace.  It's so annoying and oh so not attractive, but it helps keep the pain to a minimum.  What we do when we're young, comes back to haunt us when we're old....er. 

Once the pain subsided somewhat, I was able to complete a couple of small projects.  First up is the Background Challenge from The Cutting Cafe.  Regina challenged the DT to use her awesome background stamps this month. 

I decided to use the fun Assorted Colored Birthday Celebration Background Set to create a Chocolate Book.  You can find more details on the Chocolate Book here.

 I also used the Everyday Greetings Set 1 for the sentiment.   The sweet little girl is from Pure Innocence.  Her balloon is covered with Crystal Effects.  


If you've read this far, there's another treat in store!  In addition to all the lovely DT projects, 
this month not only can you win ANY 3 SETS from The Cutting Cafe by leaving a comment, but also for every BACKGROUND PRINTABLE STAMP you order from today until Friday at midnight (Pacific standard time) March 18th, you can choose a background set of equal or lessor value for free...NO LIMIT...

You have to go to the link to leave the comment.

This week's Teapot Tuesday Destination is a sweet little 6th grade girl named Haeli who is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.  If you have a minute, please read Haeli's story here.   Haeli loves art so our challenge was to make our creations "framed". 

The challenge teapots featured a variety of cute little critters and flowers in teapots.  I had these wooden frames I picked up at Michael's on clearance a while ago so thought I'd literally frame Haeli's card.  I have no idea where the image stamp came from because I purchased a set of 4 years ago in unmounted form. 

That's it for me...typing cramps up the hand and our computer fan is making strange noises so I have to take it into the shop for repair so I may be awol for a few more days.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love your comments.

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Regina Easter said...

oh Charlene, first off you poor thing...OUCH OUCH...I hope you feel better real soon girlie.....okay these two projects are super duper adorable....ooooooooooooo love these...hugs

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Charlene....darn it anyway! I hope the brace speeds your recovery. Take it easy! Great projects today...that background paper from CC is great!

Monica said...

Hi Charlene, I know how you must feel about wearing this brace... but it actually looks very smart and sporty. I do hope that it keeps your arm well. I love both your creations... The choco book is just so very edible - the sentiment is so cute.

The second card is a framable INDEED. I am sure Haeli will be cheered up with it.

Now I am running off to find a card for Haeli and I will post it first thing tomorrow morning.



Monica said...

Thanks for your kind comment... my pleasure really... and it is just a miniscule way of sending love from far, far away...

Hope your arm gets better soooooon,



Susanne said...

Hope your thumb feels better, so you can get back to crafting more darling cards.

Karen said...

Sorry to hear you are having problems with your hand, I do hope it starts to ease up very soon. Gorgeous cards, they are really lovely.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #73

~amy~ said...

fun projects and I'm soooo sorry about the brace...take care of yourself!

Meg said...

Aw, sorry to hear everything is breaking down in your house, including your thumb and computer! Glad you got to post these projects before you went AWOL, love the idea of a chocolate book and that framed art is perfect for a sweet little 6th grader!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Darlene Gabriel said...

OH Charlene - praying your thumb is better soon and that the pain goes away. I'm loving that chocolate book and thank you for including the link to the tutorial. I will be trying this one very soon.
Also, I hope you rec'd my email letting you know that I rec'd the ribbon and thanking you again for the generous "win". I'm soooo excited!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Charlene,my sweet friend, I am so SORRY about your hand!! I will say a special little prayer for a speedy healing!! Both of your cards are stunning!! I love those fun images! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Glenda said...

Nothing like a bothersome joint to put a damper on things! Hope you feel better soon! Love the pink card!

okienurse said...

Hope your hand/wrist gets better soon. Love the beautiful cards you shared with us. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #52

Annie said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

The thing about anything that involves bracing or helping your thumb is that it involves a quarter arm as well - but as long as it helps with pain control, I'm all for it. What did you overdo as a youngster then???
Love the Chocolate book; fab idea of it's own but your choice of cheerful for it is lovely.

Shirley said...

Your first project is too too "Sweet". Your second one is just so darn cute and lovely at the same time, and why not! Look at who will receive it! A worthwhile cause and so creatively beautiful too!

The Crafty Elf said...

It's obvious that your new braclet hasn't hindered your creativity. Seriously....I'm sorry you're dealing with pain. Not fun!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Hope your thumb soon get back to normal and you can keep crafting. Love those projects on show.

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