Tuesday 1 October 2013

Dreamtime Designs - challenge 1!

Hey Gang!
SO, where on earth do I start!! Firstly let me get this out of the way 'EEeeeeEEeE!!!'
Thats my excited voice!

Ok now to work, I am a super proud member of DDCC blog - and we have officially gone LIVE! hit the button below to go check it out, we promise to be a challenge blog with a difference, with a real caring nature around how we view, and comment on your work, and we sure hope you do the same with ours :)

SO... you may have come here because curiosity  got the better of you, and over on DDCC my fellow DT sisters and I have a sneaky glance at the projects for our first challenge, you will have seen this already:

So what could this be? what is the challenge? Anything Goes, about ME

Part of the first challenge was to answer some questions, heres mine:

<Where do you live:
I live in my own imagination, in my own little world, a huge castle in the sky…That’s the dream…  In reality, I live in a little mushroom, its not grand, its not expensive, but its my little mushroom….
<What do you love most about where you live?
The thing I love most about where I live is that its mine, its my first house outside of living with my parents, it’s a sign that I became an adult, just me and my family  in our little mushroom.
<Who do you share this special place with?
I live here with my gorgeous Fiance and our equally gorgeous chocolate Labrador
<What is your favourite season there and why?
My favourite season here is Summer, my little mushroom has a huge garden and we get some of the most beautiful butterflies that visit, I love sitting and reading in my garden in the summer
<What is your most loved thing to do or place to visit and why?
When im not sitting in my garden, ill be out walking with my boy’s, we love long walks to beautiful places, woodlands, fields, anywhere I can see my little man (the dog, not the fiancé) bounding around with his ball, as happy as can be!

My Project reflects my dream, my reality, but also a compromise between the two, I have always dreamed big, and sometimes im not happy with my little mushroom, sometimes I want the huge fairy treehouse, and  then I remember, one of my favourite quotes about where we live, which I have included in my project. Its not about the house, but about the home!

So without further chatter - i guess you'd like to see my finished project... reflecting the theme and the questions below - Heres goes:

I really hope you like - details of my project can be found below, along with some (ok, a lot) of close up pictures!

When i saw these images from Make It Crafty I knew they were perfect! In fact, I have had my eye on the Fairy Treehouse for a while, i love it - but i felt i needed something not quite as 'grand' to reflect myself in this project

I used my promarkers to colour up my images, one of my most adventurous colouring sessions to date! im really pleased with how it came out, and really was a long, yet enjoyable process
I cut the frames the images are on, along with the butterflys, and the fence, using my Portrait. I used some real funky wood style paper/ribbon to back everything on, i wanted to frame itself to be fairy simple as to not distract from the images themselves, but I also wanted a 3D element, just something different for a photo frame - the quote was cut on printed using my Portrait and backed onto some 'frosted' style PP. The Metal charm Key was a must and I just happened to have it laying around from The Ribbon Girl
I also had a real good play with my Melt Pot, to create the flowers, most are just paper flowers dipped into some gold and yellow UTEE, but i did add a rose and dipped that too - seriously, when my pot is on, dont stand still or ill dip you too!! lol
All of the edges of all images were distressed using Tim Holtz distress ink pads - more of Mr Holtz products will be coming from me in future projects

So, thats me - i cant stay long, i just have to go and dash over to my DT sisters blogs to see what they have created - as a rule our DT facebook group we only ever share a little glimpse at our projects, it isnt untill YOU guys see our work that we actually see eachothers! so if you enjoyed this - check out my sidebar and go visit my sisters - but remember to stop by and play along!
We as a DT can guarentee comments on your projects to be very genuine and very focused on YOU as a designer - so what are you waiting for - play along with us - were so excited to see what you create!

To finish, id like to share two of my own photos that reflect the answers to the questions a little more - i hope you enjoy 

Please shar our excitment and go visit DDCC and play along with us!!

Id like to enter this into the following challenges:
+Tuesday Throwdown
+As You Like It
+Creative Corner
+Jellypark challenges
+Pile It On


  1. Hi Emmey,
    Woo hooo, DDCC is finally live & so is your fabulous post :) Oh my goodness, where do I start? Oh, I know, I'll start over at your place .. in your imaginary little world, a huge castle in the sky :) I would love to come over to your place in that funky little mushroom :) A place to call your own & a place to call home. That is what it is all about, isn't it? :)

    I love butterflies & I am sure your two guys enjoy the walks where they can be alone with you...our little DDCC Smurfette lol. ;)

    I think your project really hit's your home button Em's. I mean look how gloriously you have coloured it up, put it in frames, used the melting pot for your flowers (don't worry...I'm moving all the time whilst talking to you...you're not gonna get me into that melting pot..ohhh noooo lol) & the greatest thing is that we now know a little more about you, your 'real' little mushroom & your castle in the sky. Not only that, but you can now have a little of you with your project on the walls in your own little mushroom :)

    I love it Emmey & thank you for being such a wonderful sport :) Hugs, Lisa x

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  2. What a lovely trio! I love your mushroom as much as your castle! I really like how blended the life and dream together! And your verse really says it all! SUPER project Emma, you really put yourself into it all! It will look beautiful anywhere in you home!Hugs, Joanne

  3. Emmey,
    To follow your lead: Eeeeeee! We did it, sweetie!! Can you believe the roller coaster the past month has been? Actually, can you believe we've only known each other for JUST a month?
    Seeing your project is such a delight. Having gotten to know you, it all makes total sense and reflects you perfectly. This is a spectacular way to introduce yourself to all of our new followers.
    I can see why you are so proud of this coloring session.....or should I say sessionS? I would imagine this took some time.
    So happy we've had the chance to get to know each other and work together on this great new adventure!!
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  4. Hi Emmey, I just love your set of frames they will be gorgeous on your wall! Love your Mushroom and Butterflies, I can just imagine you living there! Your colouring is amazing, it must have taken days to colour! Your Dog is such a cutie! Hugs Julie xox

  5. Wauw Emmey, never thought this would be it! I love it! It is so beautiful and so fairytail like. Your creation is great! I hope this first challenge will be a great success! Hugs, Cindy

  6. Great coloring, Emmey! That adorable mushroom house really grabs me. :-D Thanks so much for entering our "Colors of Fall" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. I hope we're going to see your work regularly. Good luck on the draw.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  7. lovely card, love all the die cuts, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x

    1. Thanks for your kind comments about my Picture Frames. :)

  8. LOL. Emmey, I know who you're talking about before :) :)
    btw, the creation is just wonderful; and I loveeee your imagination! <3 I want to live there too!! I just loove it <3 <3 xx

  9. wow this is gorgeous hun! the images are so beautifully coloured and I can totally picture your house as a mushroom now! :) I am jealous of your melting pot by the way, something I've always wanted but never got round to getting! you've made fabulous use of it in this project! Gem xx

  10. Wow emmey, I was waiting to see your creation for ages and I never expected this to be so amazing honey. They are all stunning. I love your colouring and the cute little flowers!!! Cuddles Jay xxx

  11. Love all these "enchanted" cards - just so fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  12. Très joli !
    Merci pour ta participation au creative corner challenge

  13. Fairy simple! Another classic Emmey saying :p Or was this on purpose...hehe...(I wanted the frame to be fairy simple) So great to go with this project :) Hope you don't mind me teasing ;p This is gorgeous, I've also had my eye on these images for a while, its so nice to see them coloured up and used, I also like the look of the steampunk houses they do, but have never had ago at doing anything steampunk! The colouring is stunning, I know you were a bit nervous as this was a little out of your comfort zone, but they turned out great :)
    Love that cute little fence, You say you did it with your Silhouette, was this a purchased cut file or one you created?
    The sentiment is so great and really made me smile, I really hope you don't mind but I may borrow that for a future project :)
    The flowers are so different, whats UTEE? I'm guessing a substance you melt? I gotta try a melt pot ..lol...sounds so much fun..The fact you referred to your house and your dream house as mushrooms and fairy treehouses has made me really smile :) And can I just say I luuurrrvvve the piccy of your doggy eyeing up the half plate of food ;p xx

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    1. Oh Sam! Of course it was on purpose! When do I vet use the wrong words by accident? 100% intentional that one! - honest... Really really ;)

      I also really like the look of steampunk but never tried myself! I should really, the images are gorgeous! Maybe one day eh? Lol
      Yeah the fence was a cute little file from the store, I've used it loads on different projects, very versatile :)
      UTEE is Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (I do believe) it's bad isle like your normal embossing powder but thicker for melting down in the pot - you do need one of those! Their brilliant and I haven't even scratched the surface of what can be done with them, for now I am just a dipper lol (shush!) ;)

  14. Beautiful frame. It's so pretty. Love the homely sentiment too.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Sentiment’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
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  15. Gorgeous card, Emmey. Fabulous colours and so many lovely details. How adorable is that mushroom, eh! Glad to have you celebrate Autumn with us.
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