Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our First Ever Elphine House Challenge.......

Good Evening!!
Today is an exciting day as it is the start of
challenges for Elphine House!!!
(We will run every two weeks AND to start you can
use any Elisabeth Bell image you want!)
(You can find all the details at the blog.)

Also if you want to know the upcoming events and
releases you can follow Elphine House on Facebook right here!

Right, now for the first challenge ~ USE LACE!
That is a nice and easy one! Everyone loves lace and
I think I use it on every card anyways! LOL
I have had this image since they came out waiting for
the perfect reason to use it! It is adorable and can be used
for anything!!! BUT when I seen that the new house across
the street had a sold sign on it ~ I knew what I would do!

I had this cardboard house for along time and it goes so nicely
with this image: (Warning I have a few pictures!)

To get started I painted the cardboard house 3 times. Once with
guesso and then twice with distress crackle paint. (You can't
see the cracks in the pic. but they are there!)
Here is a close-up of the tag I put in the box with
the muffins.  The sentiment was computer generated.

My picture to show the colors and texture better:

Here is a close up of the house.  I wanted a nice white house
with reds and pinks around it! (That is the challenge at
Shabby Tea Room)  I also added a bunch of lace for this challenge.

I also added a ton of distress crackle paint and the snow-tx
to the flowers and butterflies.
Here is a side view but I couldn't get a good pic (?)

I also had to throw in some rusty bells and stars for a vintagey look.
Here is a top view as you can see the cracks a bit better.

I filled the box with these! They are called Muffins that taste like
donuts.  If you like the cakey donuts these are perfect! They do taste
like them and they are a cinch to make.
(If you want the recipe just let me know and I will send it off to you!)

Well that is it! I hope you liked this and I can't wait to see what
you all create for the first Elphine House challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Rachel F said...

Stunning! I would please love the recipie for your muffins they look delicious!

alethea said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! Whoever receives this will love it!!! And this stamp is perfect for the house!!! I too would also love that muffin recipe!! alethea johnston at yahoo dot com. HUgs xx

Mary said...

This is gorgeous!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Kathy!!

Oh my, the muffins look yummy!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhh my oh my...... Kathy, I just don't know what to say, you've blown me away... and boy do I ever wish that it was ME who bought the house across the street.... Gee Whiz, that little house box is GORGEOUS, and you are always so creative with your painting and crackle paint. I think I need to spend a day crafting with you. ha ha...
Thanks so much for sharing your super amazing talent with all of us, and especially for helping make Elphine House one of the most fun challenges out there.
BIGGEST Bear Hugs,
Lynda =)

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness Kathy!!! How totally beautiful this is! I would love to be your new neighbor and receive this!!!! Kathy

Anonymous said...

Kathy this looks sooooo amazing!
Love to make those muffins to mmmm they look delicious *wink

Janneke XO

Anonymous said...

Kathy this looks sooooo amazing!
Love to make those muffins to mmmm they look delicious *wink

Janneke XO

Sharon Keanly said...

My goodness but this is absolutely stunning Kathy. Is there no limit to your talents?...lol Wonderful work there and those muffins look good enough to eat. Shall I pop by for tea? hugs Sharon

karou said...

qu'est ce que c'est beau vous etes vraiment douée, c'est magnifique j'en reste sans voix

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing and stunningly beautiful.

Silvie Z said...

Kathy, you are amazing, girl! This is such a wonderful project! Your little house is fantastic!!! Love absolutly everything about it! The flowers are gorgeous and love how you added the little stars! The matching tag is beatiful as well!
And those muffins look soooo yummy :-)

Ingrid said...

What a gorgeous gift set! Wow, the house is so lovely and your card is matching perfectly. Nice home made sentiment too ;-) Not to talk about the home made muffins... wish I had one with my Latte Macchiato right know!
Hugs Ing

yvon said...

WOW! Kathy, this is absolut gorgeous. I just can't stop looking at it, there's so much to see. And those muffins hmmmm.... they look delicious. Would love to have that recipie.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Yvon

Vanja said...

Oh Kathy, this is absolutely stunning!! I dont know which one is more beautiful, the house or the card! I love your colouring,the flowers and the way you added lace to the house. Breathtaking, all together! Those muffins look delicious, I would love the recipe if its not too much trouble.

Rach said...

oh boy, Kathy that is stunning, what an awesome piece of work.. love it. hugs rachxxx

Marion said...

Wow! This is totally stunning. So much detail and a piece of art. Just love it.
Would love your recipe

PaulaM said...

OMG - this is absolutely GORGEOUS. I love the little details that you have added to your house. How beautiful. Those muffins do sound yummy too. TFS

Elise said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!! Kathy!!!! This is freakin' AMAZING!!!! Okay .. I can never get enough of looking at these pics! Wow wow and a huge WOWWWWW!!!!! Can anyone say INCREDIBLE?!!! You totally blew me away .. as always! You so ROCK! And those muffins?! Ooooo .. yum yum yummmmy!

ps .. looks like TX is not any cooler than NV huh?!!! gosh darn! It's so HOT! Yuck! lol!


CraftinGranny said...

Had to pick my jaw up from the floor with this one. What an amazing and beautiful creation. Fabulous coloring, the tag is perfect, and the whole project is simply breathtaking. "Hugs" Carol

Louise said...

Hi Kathy!

WOW!! I´m speechless, this is so beautiful, I ADORE this house of yours :) My word, it´s utterly divine :) And all of the wonderfullness is completed with a sense of shabby chic and vintage. Just amazing! Stunning beyond words :) Lush colouring too :)


Angela said...

Kathy, this is the most beautiful project I've seen! I love the little image you have with it too! It would look lovely displayed in anyone's home! Gorgeous!!

ps. muffins look yummy!! hugs, Angela

Kim said...

Kathy I absolutely LOVE this project! Stunning work girl! And I would LOVE the recipe for your muffins...I LOVE the cakey donuts!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

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