Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Circus is in Town

Welcome to the Guild Hall. We have had quite a few new travellers join us in our crafty adventures over the last couple weeks, so welcome one and all. If you are having difficulty finding a place to park your wagon, it is likely because the village is extremely busy today. A travelling circus has stopped by for two nights only. People from all over the countryside and nearby towns have been flooding in to take in the show. As the Lady Commander of Copics and I had nothing to do, we decided to pay a visit to the village and check out this circus. The ringmaster was an old gnome with a long white beard. His star of the show was a Dalmatian named Chester who could juggle swords. This I had to see for myself. 

I made this pair of items as a nameday gift for my niece, Scout, to accompany the books we got her. She loves animals, especially dogs, so I thought she might enjoy a custom bookmark with a dog and her name on it. I cut the dog using Create-A-Critter while the letters I cut using Birthday Bash. The letters on the tag were the first ones I cut and were meant for the bookmark, but I decided they were too small. Not wanting to waste them, I used them on the tag instead of stamping her name as I was originally going to do. This move earned me +194 waste reduction exp points...too bad those can’t be converted into waist reduction exp points - hahahahaha! The little gnome is from the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set and he was quickly coloured in with Distress Markers.

This dynamic duo will be entered into the following challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge #61: A Set of Two
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything But A Card
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #91: Tag It
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #122: Dies or Punches

The circus act was spectacular and awe inspiring. Chester could indeed juggle swords. I’ve got to hand it to the old gnome - I’m not sure how one goes about teaching an animal with no opposable thumbs to juggle!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

So adorable!! Love that sweet pup!! Very cute!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Carla said...

Hehe I need something for waist reduction! Adorable tag and bookmark- love the dog and gnome! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
xx Nela

Bianca said...

What a lovely little giftset. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Guild Master Crystal - what a pretty little set this is, and perfect to go with a gift of books. Love that little dog! Thanks for sharing your project at Incy Wincy Designs this week in our "Anything But A Card" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Anonymous said...

These are so fun and cute! Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy this time! hugs Samantha :0)

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