Sunday, 18 May 2014

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge.....

Hi Everyone,
I hope this finds you all well, Today and for the next three weeks over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU you have a choice of Challenge...From the Pink team the Theme is Spring chosen by the lovely talented Elaine R...& From the Purple team Chosen by the lovely Andria there is a sketch...check this out on the link above... or join in with both themes... sounds fun....don't you think....Looking forward to all your fabulous creations....I am a Pinkie so my project is a Spring Basket... Hope you like it....


I used a little basket I had in my stash.. I painted it green, then I added some Tim Holtz papers (Idea-ology ) The lace & butterfly are also from my stash... the little bird is a die-cut covered in some dictionary paper (bird) The little bird bottle cap is from my lovely blogging buddy Kelly.....Hope you like it....


I have quite a bit going on in my busy life the past few weeks and next week does not look much better....DH had surgery to his abdomen last week so I was stressed about that...He's home and recovering well... my lovely daughter is expecting her first baby any day now!!!! whoop whoop....and on Monday I am changing Internet providers... yikes! so if I disappear you know why... they promise me it will only take a few hours to change over  lets hope so... & to top it all the builders move in on Monday so I have to clear the kitchen on Sunday...and work full time Yikes..... females are just amazing  don't you think.... we are masters at multi-tasking.... x x

Thank you so much for your lovely visit.... x x x x




27 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Busy time for you May. Hope your husband gets well soon. And exciting - a new grandchild soon, great news. Good luck with the building work.

And now your project. A lovely spring basket. The papers and lace look great. Very clever use of the dictionary paper! Hugs Christine x

Rita said...

Oh my goodness May, you certainly have had a busy time. Glad to hear that hubby is home and recovering. The new baby will give you all a new lease of life. Love your basket, what a lovely idea too. Take time to breathe May. Hugs Rita xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Your basket is beautiful, love it. Hope your husband continues to heal well, and I am sure the new baby will be a great joy to you all. Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

This is gorgeous May. I love your fabulous design and fabulous bird made out the 'bird' dictionary page.
It sounds like things are very busy for you right now. I am please your hubby is home and recovering well. Good luck to your daughter, how exciting! I hope everything else goes okay too.
hugs Sue xx

tilly said...

A very busy time on your hands, hope the birth goes well and husband soon better......
I love this little basket the bird is so cute
Tilly

butterfly said...

A completely delightful creation, May - the little texty bird is a treat, and I love the main image on the basket... gorgeous!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh love this gorgeous Spring basket May, that gorgeous bird looks wonderful on the front with those great additions of the texty bird and butterfly at the top! Lovely!!

Elaine said...

Beautiful may ! Such a pretty basket. Hope you dont get too stressed and the week isnt too bad for you xx

Beth Brovold said...

Hi May...I'm exhausted for you!! Yes we females are amazing...LOL!!! Congratulations on your new Grandbaby...can't wait to hear all about the new little bundle!! Wishing your husband a speedy recovery! Your basket is simply DIVINE (I'm trying to find new words...LOL)!!! Your work is always so BEAUTIFUL and UNIQUE!!! Take care dear May...hope that you get some time to relax and enjoy!!

Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic May. Hope things calm down for you very soon and that all goes well with the birth and that your husband recovers quickly.

Dorthe said...

Dear May,I love your spring piece, --so very lovely with the bird in the basket .Beautiful with lace and bottlecap, and butterfly!
I hope all will be well with your husbond, and how wonderful for you to be grandma !! I wish you all the best for the week to come- take care of yourself !!!
Hugs,Dorthe

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh May, what a busy time you're having. Pleased to hear your hubby is recovering well, and what a fabby exciting time, a new baby almost here, good luck to your daughter, I hope all goes well for them both.

Love your basket, the design and all your little embellishments are gorgeous.
Good luch with the builders, hugs Kate x

JansArtyJunk said...

Hi May,I love your spring creation, especially the touch of lace...Wow.. you have been busy!!..I hope your husband has a speedy recovery, and how wonderful ...a grandma to be...soooo exciting !! I wish you all the best for the forthcoming week, and remember to look after yourself! Hugs! Jan x

Patricia said...

Oh! May! a very stressful and busy household I would say. Hope hubby is getting on now he is at home with a good nurse to look after him.
A new bay on the way, how exciting wishing you all the luck in the world for that event.
Now your project .......... Well it is absolutely stunning, love everything you have done on this delightful creation.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Crafting Queen said...

THis is really lovely.

Redanne said...

Your Spring basket is an absolute delight, I love those Tim papers and the little bird with the book page is lovely.

You really are having a time of it, hope hubby recovers well and wishing your Daughter all the very best too. As for the kitchen, all I can say is that it will all be worth it in the end! Sending hugs, Anne xx

Ira Huberts said...

You've got a lot on your mind right now May, but it's good to hear that your DH is recovering well and that you can both look forward to your grandchild!
Your altered basket is lovely with those sweet details! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous project May, love the sweet bird in its nest. Hope you don't disappear sweetie.

Warm hugs
Maarit

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Spring Basket May, so many gorgeous details.
It sounds like you have your hands full at the moment, take care.
Pauline
x

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous Spring basket May, love the little 'text' bird, so sweet.
Avril xx

Jackie said...

OMG, how do you find the time to craft? Love your Spring basket. Sending good wished for the soon to be new arrival :o)
Jackie xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

May,
This is perfectly sweet.
I hope your husband is recovery well from his surgery, a worrying time for all of you and I wonder if the baby has arrived.
Wishes
Lynne

Anneke said...

hello May

your altered basket is beautiful and i hope that your husband will soon be recovered from his surgery.
take care and hugs from Ann

Fandhmum said...

This is gorgeous, simply beautiful
Rosie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's an amazing piece of art. Just wonderful.

Jules said...

Gosh May .. .. such a lot going on in your life.

I hope DH is recovering well and that new baby has arrived now!

As for the internet and the builders!! I hope all goes to plan.

Loving your Spring basket very much. Lots of gorgeous elements to look at.

Love Jules xx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE this basket May! The newsprint bird and paper straw are wonderful! Fab Spring make. Sorry to be missing...I am not getting any blog feeds lately.