Saturday, 8 November 2014

Curiously... In The Cabinet...

Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely Compendium-ers!  Today sees the start of a brand new Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge.  To see all the details on how to join in with the challenge, CLICK HERE.  Also, if you pop across to Linda's blog, you will see all gorgeous creations that my talented teamies on the Curiosity Crew have made... well worth taking a cuppa and a packet of Digestives :O)    The challenge is sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium this time... so you will have a chance of winning a very generous Gift Certificate to spend there.  As ever, Tim & Mario have very kindly donated goodies for an extra prize... which will be awarded to the "Curiosity Crew's Choice"... so you have two chances of winning fabby prizes!  If you haven't got your Compendium book just yet, you can order a signed copy directly from the man himself... HERE.  And... Linda has also done a FAQ page for you.. HERE it is... all the info you will need is listed there.   This week we are turning to Page 38 of the book and playing with Cabinet Cards.  As ever with the Compendium Challenge neither I nor the Curiosity Crew will be posting the technique instructions and participants must not do so either. We all want to encourage people to buy Tim's awesome book; giving away the instructions wouldn’t be fair to him. Linda will have no choice but to un-link any entries that don’t follow this rule.   





For my entry I chose a seasonal Found Relative card to pop into my Cabinet Card... let's call them Jimmy and Muriel... they are muchly in lurves and this photo was taken on their first holiday together when they visited Minneapolis for a romantic weekend... hey, I went to Minneapolis once!  I was there for about three hours whilst I changed planes on me way to CHA last year... wow... I am a gad-about aren't I?  All I remember is that is was thick of snow and freeeeezing cold!



Anyways... Jimmy and Muriel decided to remember their naughty weekend - ahem romantic weekend - by having their photo taken in a proper photo studio, hence the special cabinet card it is in.  They collected tickets from excursions they took - check out the ticket stubb on the left hand side (pure flukey-dookey that Tim's Ephemera happened to have Minnesota on one of the tickets!) 

 

I got a little carried away with the embellishmentising as usual - the top left signifies... "when you wish upon a star..." and the two is them together... awwww... see, you didn't know I was a soppy old romantic did ya?  Of course, I had to have my harlequin stamp somewhere so that is stamped using Black Archival on the card itself.  The rest of the goodies are Tim's Remnant Rubs, Idea-ology and Ephemera packs. I used Distress Spray Stains to make my taggy background... Antique Linen and Broken China with a spritz of Tarnished Brass and then a spot of stencilling using Tim's hearts stencil...


That's all for now - don't forget, you have two whole weeks to enter the challenge... and a bat at the chance of grabbing the Crew's Choice prize which is a mahooosive haul of stash donated personally by Tim & Mario... so if you are joining in, remember to comment on all the Crew's blogs and you will be in with a chance of winning that too *believe me, this is one gigantic pile of goodies*  I will just say a big thank you to every one of you who has taken part in the challenge so far, it has been great to visit your blogs and see your wonderful interpretations of the challenge themes!  Thanks for looking, have an inky inspirational day!  TTFN

Hels x

49 comments:

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This cabinet card is fab-u-lous !! loving the piccie of your 'found relatives' and the 'history' you have given them.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lisapmac said...

Much Gorgeousness as always xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels oh wow this a gorgeous creation. You are mega talented.I love visiting your blog. Hugs Jackie

Joanne said...

Awh! So romantic and such a lovely keepsake
Xx

Carole Z said...

Fab creation Hels, really romantic! Hugs Carole Z X

SusanK said...

This is like a scrapbook page - very cool!

Vic said...

Perfect card, perfect story!

Karen Garrard said...

Great cabinet card Hels! Fabulous story too. Karen.x

Redanne said...

I love the story Hels and I love the cabinet card you made - the found relatives you chose are just perfect for the theme too. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Theresa Pace said...

awesome Hels. really love this and the softness of the colours. lovely to see you at nec xx

Yvonne said...

Hels...oh you leave me in stitches....your back story is over the top and I absolutely LOVE the wish upon a star corner...genius...Your card is stunning and the story just makes it all the better! I love that you get carried away with embellies...you do it so well..hehehe. Big hugs.

Sharon Y said...

Fantastic card and even better story! Aren't these relatives fun?! Just the right amount of embellies. Love the ribbon and inky tag for a pop of color.

janna'scraftingattic said...

Really gorgeous, love the colours, love the hearts on the tag. Truly lovely. I have not participated to CC3 the last twice as I was away, then I'll :-( and Friday I discovered my rock candy crackle was rock hard, lol !

Sue said...

Love the idea of a lovers naughty weekend! They DO have a mysterious twinkle in their eyes, don't they?!

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm glad your story fleshed out (sorry) as I was afraid it was just my mind taking me places when the post title did that very thing. What a lovely commemorative photo of their adventure! And all the superb embellishing adds so much. Love it!

Jan Hill said...

What a great story you created, really fun, I but you chuckled as you made it! Ilove the stencilled tag and the embellies x

Candy C said...

Hels....what a beautiful cabinet card! I truly love the design with all of your ephemera and Ideaology pieces you've included. As always, gorgeous! <3 Candy

Annette Green said...

LOL! Love the story behind these two love-birds. This is an excellent example of how to adorn the cabinet card. You've aced it!

Terry said...

I love your cabinet card as much as I love the story! Wonderful details and embellishment. Enjoy!

Rea' said...

What a fun cabinet card, Jim and Muriel ( love those found relatives... just got occasion found relatives this past weekend) are surround by some amazing embellishments to celebrate their romantic get away... such a clever idea !

JanBianchi said...

Hels, love your backdrop for your storyline...and love your tag and chosen photo for your cabinet card. As always a beautiful, well thought make!!!

Shari Trumbull said...

I Love Jimmy & Muriel, Hels!! I love their backstory and can see them holding hands and running about Minneapolis as they explore the 'big city' gathering their special memories! You've captured their getaway perfectly!! XOXO-Shari T.

Anita Houston said...

Jimmy and Muriel never looked better! What a gorgeous make and so many embellies to make it so special. Just gorgeous!

Nicole Wright said...

WOW naughty weekend! Haha... great story to go with this one. Clever tag too. Hmmmm... great idea for this challenge.

Claudine Criner said...

Jimmy and Muriel are so cute together in the cabinet card, beautiful!!

iGirlZoe said...

LOL Your card is fantastic and your story is funny, love it. Thanks for sharing. ;)

Carol said...

I love how you made a found relative your own! Minneapolis, eh? not a common stop on UK to US flights...

Kim said...

Found relatives to the rescue! LOL! Love the "Wishing on a Star"! great idea.

Elisa Michele said...

Hels, loved the giggles and of course your cabinet card creation is fabulous. I have a photo of my folks while in Hawaii (no snow! yay!) and I'm going to lift your idea and make my mom happy with her very own cabinet card. I'll tell her about Jimmy &Muriel, but only if she inquires;) Thanks for the inspiration

Velvet Pearson said...

That pop of color with the pull-out tag/turquoise ribbon really makes this project seem unique for me!

Maura said...

You are funny! Humor and creativity! This is beautiful.

crafty creations said...

Brilliant hels - I used the same relatives lol !!

Deb Lorence said...

That's a great story Hels, wink! I live in Minnesota in a suburb of Minneapolis. I think it's cool that Tim included a cabinet card from here. TFS your creativity!

Julia Aston said...

A wonderful story to go along with your lovely cabinet card Hels!

penny4thoughts said...

Lovely embellished cabinet card! I always love making up a story for my found ancestors - and you've done well with yours ;-)

Clareene Forbes said...

You did a wonderful job for "Jim and Muriel" !! They would be so proud. Loved the story and all the embellishments. Good colors too.

Vic's Creations! said...

Your projects are always so gorgeous! Very pleasing to look at and I'm sure Jim and Muriel feel the same! I love the tag with hearts in the pocket! So pretty. I love the embellishments too! Art always tells a story, I admire Jim and Muriel. I like their story!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Gorgeous work Hels, I always enjoy your designs and can't wait to see what you have created.

Nikki Acton said...

Great work Hels - as ever a gorgeously stunning creation. Mine is coming tomorrow when I have some light to take the photos! Lovely to see you briefly at the NEC. Nikki xx

craftylyn said...

You old romantic you LOL. I love this piece, its is soft and very romantically vintage....lovely

Bobbi Smith said...

Hels, your cabinet card is gorgeous! I love the story too, hahaha!

Cim Allen said...

I am cracking up over the story It's as creative as your project. I love all the elements on it

Lisa H said...

I love how you make up stories about the found relatives. =D lol This is so wonderful and all the little details on it are fabulous.

barbarayaya62 said...

Your style is unique ! Gorgeous card!!!! BArbarayaya

Jess M said...

Creating stories is half the fun of these relatives! I love the color palette you chose.
Jess

Lisa S. said...

I love the story you created for this couple Hels. It's fun to use these photos in this way. :) This is fabulous and love all of the fun Idea-ology products you used.

toni said...

Great work Hels ! love Jimmy and Muriel. You are a romantic which reflects wonderfully in this fabulous piece ! toni x

Lisa :) said...

Love your card and the story heehee

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fantastic project! Love the touches of colour on the sepia background and the hidden tag is genius! :)

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