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Monday, October 31, 2011

Scrap for Help November Challenge

Hi Everyone~
My awesome friend Roselle of Seaside Rose Creations was in need of an avatar for her amazing Etsy store....and she wanted a new Etsy banner too...

Well, I love her vintage finds, as well as her own creations, so this banner was fun to make. I adore that dress form so I knew it had to be used for her avatar! If you would like to visit Roselle, just click the name of her blog. I know she'd love to hear from you.

Marie of Dollys Daydreams wanted a whole new look to her blog--and oh, this was wonderful opportunity for me to find some of her beautiful pieces and showcase them....This encaustic work is so gorgeous. I just knew that the lady's hand was perfect for her blog button.

But, trying to narrow my choices down to 3 pieces was the hard part! But, I thought it would be precious to include one of Marie's handmade flowers to offset the hand holding the rose. If you would like to see more of Marie's work, just click the name of her blog and it will take you there directly.

It is now time for Scrap for Help's November challenge...I serve on their design team, so I created this Christmas collage using a vintage book and several kinds of lace. The image is from Dezinaworld.

In every project for Scrap for Help, we recycle or re-use something--so, I got a vintage book to use for this piece. If you would like to join in the fun, you have a whole month to make something. The winner gets a prize! To take a look at the amazing work of the design team, just go here.

My Victorian Christmas Week starts this Wednesday--I can hardly wait!!

Sending hugs to you all,


Barbara said...

I love the look of your vintage book Cindy!

Hugs XX

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee the banner you made and loveeeeeee the book!! GORGEOUS lace! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Donna said...

Your banners and buttons are gorgeous, Cindy! I know that everyone will be thrilled with theirs! And I love your latest creation, too! Anything that involves recycling or repurposing is right up my alley!

Teresa said...

I love this collage! Very delicate!
A hug!

Zuni said...

Hi, Cindy. Thanks for visiting my Thanksgiving Table Dress Rehearsal and your nice comment--that really makes me feel good--thank you. And I'm glad you visited so I could visit you! I love the collage--wow, what a cover for a diary/journal! Beautfiful work!

Sue said...

Wonderful Headers and buttons Cindy, and your Christmas Collage is exceptional, cannot wait for tomorrow either!!!!!
Going to pop over and visit the blogs now.

Myric said...

They have great pictures of their creations!
And I think you did an awesome job at making them and choosing which pictures to use!!!


Creative Grammie said...

Hi Cindy,
My you've been busy! I love the headers and buttons you're creating for some bloggers, they're fantastic creations.
I love your up-cycled book cover; the laces surrounding the Dezinaworld image is very striking. TFS
Warm hugs of aloha to you...

craftattack said...

Lots of great work again, from you and Marie! Valerie

jacirascrap said...

Suas criações são lindas, desde seu livro alterado aos cabeçalhos de blogs!!

Cheryl said...

oh love the banner you made hun,and your book is just stuning,amazing hugs cherylxxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Morning Cindy
Beautiful banners you have created - once again.
I love the collage. I have also worked with that image recently creating Christmas cards, it is just so beautiful.
I hope November is a kinder month to you and your family.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work on the banners and avatar! Both shops look fabulous! ~Val

1CardCreator said...

Lovely Avatars Cindy, you are so talented! The journal is gorgeous too, love all the lace.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Cindy thank you so much for my " Makeover " I just love it you are such a talented lady ! Love your collage, beautiful image and the lace is just perfect.


(pop over for a visit )

Ira said...

You have made a few girls happy again with their new avatars Cindy! They're so pretty! And I adore that notebook of yours, goodness, it's gorgeous!! Hugs, Ira

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Cindy my dear friend!!!!
I fell so honored to have the sane team that yoy!!!! You really are a special and dear friend and I love you a lot !!1
Thanks so much for be with us !!
and I always say " You are such a great artist and you inspired me"
Kisses and huges with love.

Jo said...

oh what a pretty book! and your friends have such wonderful blogs!

Dorthe said...

Dear Cindy--Love the banners and buttons- they each show ,very differently, what those two stands for- they are great.
And your vintage book is a most beautiful, piece- I love the writing in the background,the flower, and laces.

Scrappin Abby said...

Hi Cindy..I wanted to comment on the adorable button you made for Holly at The Treasure it!! I am now a follower of your blog and I am happy I came across your work : )

Lynn said...

Your blog is always so inspiring! Love my visits here!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are so talented my friend! I love your beautiful banner! I'm having a BIG GIVEAWAY! Stop by when you can! It's something you'll like! ♥

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Cindy,

You do beautiful work!

I love your new Halloween Greetings too!

Your Christmas collage is very romantic looking.


Anonymous said...

Cindy, I adore this gorgeous delicate piece its so pretty and thank you for posting it. I just posted the pink santa's today and am still looking forward to your christmassy blog posts
Hugs June xx

NanaDiana said...

Cindy - You just do an amazing job! Amazing! I will pop by and see for myself! xo Diana

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your book art is wonderful, the image you selected and the lace and applique embellishments are stunning. Love it. Hugs, Gayle.

Netty said...

Hi Cindy, sorry I haven't been visiting in a while and can see I've missed loads of wonderful creations. Great news about your book, congratulations my friend, x