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CH31 - Love Peace Happiness - Tuesday Alchemy

Hello Dear Sweet and Talented Friends

I sure hope you are doing well and getting ready for this weeks challenge with us at Tuesday Alchemy.  Wow - did we have a lot of amazing and gorgeous creations submitted last week for CH30.  Everyone did such an amazing job and it was so wonderful to have some young girls join in the challenge as well.  

This weeks challenge is Peace Love & Happiness.  September 21st is International Peace Day we thought this would be a fun way to celebrate and stretch our creative muscles.  We have some great sponsors this week:

We are have two lovely sponsors this week, so two projects will be picked to win a fantastic prize:


Sure hope you will jump in and join us this week.  We can't wait to see what you create and who knows you just might be one of this weeks winners.

Our spotlight artist is Natalia Mityanina - I hope you will check out her Etsy shop and take a look at her amazing creations.

For this weeks challenge I really wanted to stretch myself a little more.  Jumping out of my comfort zone can be a little unnerving but also exciting.  I have altered quite a few wooden frames but I wanted this one to be different in style.  I love the shabby chic style and I want to learn how to create that look.  My sister tossed this old frame into the garbage but I rescued it and painted it, covered it in solid cardstock and then stamped images all over it.  Inked the inside and outside edges to create more of a vintage look and added some flowers and a butterfly.  I must confess I have been saving (hoarding) the large pink flower I used on this frame.  I have been wanting to save it for something special and I finally used it.  WooHoo!!  I still want to add more but I am not quite sure which direction to go with it.  Any ideas??

Have a great week my friends and can't wait to see what you create and submit this week.  Here's the link to the Tuesday Alchemy Blog.

Hugs and smiles


I found an amazing blog this morning called C'est Magnifique where they have monthly kits and so much inspiration.  They are also having a giveaway however it ends tonight at midnight.  I hope you will check them out.  Their product line is gorgeous.  The link is:

I also submitted my project into the following challenges:

Pin and Tack Challenge and Blog - Spark Your Creativity Now

Free Pretty Things For You - Whatever You Want Challenge #89

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #180 - Anything but a Card

BearlyMine Challenge  - Anything Goes Challenge 52

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes Challenge 2

Recycle Re-purpose & Reinvent - Anything Goes September Challenge

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Challenge 85 - Recycle It

Make It Monday   - Challenge 106

So Artful Challenges - Magic Garden

Tuesday Throw Down   - Challenge 115

Use It Tuesday Challenge Blog - Challenge 39 - Anything Goes

Anything But A Card  - Challenge 1

Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distressing

Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes

This photo with the cat above is from the (PIN)spirational Challenge and it was part of my design inspiration for creating this frame.  


  1. elle est vraiment très jolie, si féminine et délicate, biz

  2. What a wonderful theme for a challenge, thank you... and your frame is simply lovely already, I think!
    Alison x

  3. This is so beautiful laine! Love the shabby look and the colors! Hugs and sunshine

  4. Laine - your frame is stunning - I still have not ventured out of my comfort zone, but maybe one day I will do an altered project:-) TFS

  5. Such a beautiful frame! Now it'll be hard to decide whether to put a real picture in there or leave the sentiments.

  6. This is beautiful! I don't think you need to do anything else to it! Awesome job as always!


  7. WOW, Laine, love the butterflies and the flowers! Personally, I think the frame looks finished as it is. :-D

  8. I was just thinking how pretty your frame was ... don't think it needs anything else!

  9. your frame is so beautiful! you have captured the shabby chic feeling so well I love it!
    *hugs* Shell xx

  10. Wow I love this the background of the frame is gorgeous as are the flowers
    Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge and goood luck

  11. So beautiful, love it...Just popped over from MIM.
    Wendy xx

  12. Love the selection of images on frame and that flower is stunning .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  13. These are both such lovely projects! I'll have to look at more of the felt creations. That elephant is adorable! Thank you for being soartful with us this week, we hope to see you again!

  14. Great take on the inspiration photo! Love that big, beautiful flower.
    Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.

  15. Beautiful job altering the frame Laine! I love the dp and big flower :) Thanks for joining us at TT this week :)

  16. Glad you saved it from the trash! Your frame is lovely with the aging and bright pink embellishments. So glad you linked up at RRR!

  17. What a gorgeous frame!!!!!! I love it, thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :) :)

  18. Wow!! Gorgeous Shabby Chic frame!! Love the Wonderful distressing and Perfect stamped images! Love the butterfly and big beautiful Bloom too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

  19. Great re-invention of this frame from the garbage. You're spot on with the Shabby Chic look. Thanks for entering at Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent.

  20. Oh dearest Laine,Thanks a lot for your lovely comment:) you too have Made a gorgeous creation:)
    Very elegant frame:)
    Big hug,

  21. Well done Laine. Your rescued frame is now an object of beauty. Thank you for joining in the ABAC Challenge.

  22. Such a pretty shabby chic frame Laine. I personally would leave well alone if I were you as it is lovely just as it is!
    Thanks so much for joining us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you'll play with us again soon.

  23. Really sweet card. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  24. I love these wooden frames..and yours is super great! Thanks so much for joining us at {Pin}spirational challenges!

  25. I love your shabby chic frame it is delightful, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge :o)
    Paula DT

  26. Wow what a wonderful way to recycle something that was meant for the trash. And it's so gorgeous now!

    Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  27. Thanks for sharing your beautiful collage project with everyone at ABAC! I love your choice of colors and images to showcase your quote. Beautiful!

  28. Great projects. I love the frame. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

  29. Wow, looks so vintage and elegant. Great job! :-)
    Thanks you for playing along with us @ {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  30. This is so pretty! I love how you rescued the tossed frame! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  31. WOW!! fabulous frame Laine!!great design and colour! Thanks for joining us at BMC

  32. Wow, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Recycle It challenge. You recycling of this frame brings new life to it. Great choice of paper! Hugs

  33. This is very pretty. I love the background and the embellishments are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  34. What a beautiful frame!! Love the vintage touch and great stamping.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!

  35. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  36. How pretty!

    Thank you for joining the {PIN}Spirational Challenge and the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week!

  37. Beautiful!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!


  38. Your frame turned out beautifully, so glad you rescued it! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  39. Hi Laine, this frame is fabulous and I don't think it needs anything more, wonderful stamping and the pink 'Special' flower is perfect.
    Popped over to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and am your newest follower now too.
    Hugs Sue W.

  40. Hi, Laine! This creation is just so lovely - Thank you for sharing this with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges.

    I invite you to join me at the Anything Goes challenge here if you haven't already:

    Lots of joy,

  41. Stunning frame you made, it looks great and nice details with the flowers and butterfly!
    Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  42. Love the vintage feeling of this card, great job on the flowers! So glad you are plating along with us at this challenge in Use It Tuesday!

  43. Very peaceful card. It's wonderful!


  44. Hi what a great altered frame and to think it had been thrown in the rubbish - well done for rescuing it! You've done a fantastic job and I love your colour combo. Glad you found use for the lovely pink flower its just gorgeous now wonder you wanted to save it for something special.

    Thanks so much for joining us over at Pin and Tack for the Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge. We hope to see you again next month.


  45. This is fabulous! :) Thank you for the inspiration! I'm tempted to go and alter all my boring frames now! Thank you for joining us at Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge.
    Hatty :) xxxx

  46. Gorgeous - and the best type of recycling too....from the rubbish :) Love your flower!
    Thanks for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle it' challenge :)

    Carol x

  47. This is absolutely stunning. Love the altered frame with the stamped images and butterfly and flowers. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  48. This frame is gorgeous. Love the colour palette, the stamping, and the balance of beautiful embellishments. You've captured the Shabby Chic look fabulously. Remember to tell your sister "No Take-backs" :) Thanks for joining us this month at Recycle. Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. I hope we see you again next challenge.

  49. What a fabulous salvage. You did a wonderful job on altering the frame. Love the inking technique around the edges. I bet your sister will want it back after she sees what a fantastic job you have done on it.Thank you for sharing this on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  50. wow what a stunning design Laine...I love those beautiful muted shades too...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  51. This is so beautiful. Great design. Like the PVC Cards i love this CAS style design. I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing this adorable creation.


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