Just a little heart

Have you ever started a small project thinking it will take couple of hours or so to make. Well I did just that but it ended up being a couple of days.Take a look at the next couple of pictures and I will explain why.


I thought it would be a good idea to cover a polystyrene heart with little buds made from circles of  pretty paper. BIG MISTAKE. One of my favourite colour combos at the moment is pink and white so I used Craftwork Cards paper from the "Moorish" collection. It took ages to cut out the circles freehand and scrunching them took time too. I mixed some PVA glue with a little water, brushed a thin coat on the heart and each scrunched circle as I went round. The amount you see here I had to do 10 fold plus all those that fell off had to be stuck on again.  I kind of scrunched them and added more glue as I went along to try and keep them stuck down but as fast as I put one on, another one stuck to my finger or fell off. My fingers were thick with glue and I was fed after a short while. I got nearly a quarter done and decided to leave it until the next day.


I had not put much thought to the gluing but when I checked the heart the next morning ( picture above) I realised that my lovely soft  buds had stretched out with using to much glue and were looking more like flatish, rock hard, pancakes. I was so disappointed. I tried pulling some off but a chunk of the polystyrene came off with them. I had no other option but to glue them back into place and carry on.
As this is a gift for a friend I had to cover the inside and the back of the heart which took another couple of hours. When  the last buds went on I vowed never again to make scrunched buds.
I waited another day for the whole thing to be rock hard. I decorated it with ribbon, plain and sparkly flowers, crystal gems, die cuts, sentiments and plain and silver Candi.

I guess my friend will never know how much went into making this little heart. I hope she likes it.
I have entered it into the challenges listed below.
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Fav. colour combo ( Pink shades and white) ends 5th May
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/ Bling it up/ Ends 12th May
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything goes/ Ends 6th May
http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.ca/  Free for all/ Ends 12th May
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ Free for all/ Ends 5th  May
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ One for the girls/ Ends 13th May
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything + ribbon/ Ends 8th May
http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.co.uk/ Sparkle, bling and ribbon/ Ends 12th May
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes/ Ends 10th May
http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything/ Ends 28th May
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Just because/Ends 8th M
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes/ Ends 6th May
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Mother/Female. Ends 31st May
http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/may-challenge.html Ends 31st May
http://sandyscraftycreations.blogspot.ca/ Anything goes + flowers/Ends 30th May
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Punches/dies/Ends 5th May
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes/ Ends 4th May.
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes/ Ends 6th May
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ Anything goes/ Ends 6th May
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Lots of pink/ Ends 5th May

28 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... I've had this same thing happen to me and it's very frustrating ... but I'm so glad you PUSHED THROUGH and finished your project ... it turned out FABULOUS and what a wonderful gift! I'm sure it was truly appreciated!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Redanne said...

Well I think all your effort was worthwhile, it is such a pretty heart. Your friend must have been very pleased with it. Thank you for playing along with Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Keti said...

It looks gorgeous. And I believe it was heavy work. Good job really. It was worth it.

Saw you at Make It Monday (my are 181 and 186 if you'd like to visit).

Hugs from Slovenia, K.

Lin said...

What an adventure! We live and learn! I'm sure your friend will be tickled pink with this - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Shirley!

Vickie Y said...

Your project is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for joining in the Fab N Funky Challenges.
Hugs, Dawn DT

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!Thanks for playing along with us at DCD! Lee-Ann :)

Laine said...

This is very pretty Shirley and I am sure your friend will appreciate all your hard work. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
Laine
xx

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Wow, what a lot of work but stunning. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our "Anything Goes" challenge.
Anita
DT DCD
http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca

Sheena said...

It certainly looks like a lot of hard work went into it and it really paid off - your heart is beautiful and I'm sure your friend will treasure it!

Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!

Sheena
xxx

Sandy said...

The finished product looks lovely, sounds like a real trial making it though. Well worth the effort, a fab gift for your friend.
Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs,
Sandy

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous decoration Shirley, you can tell alot of hours went into making this but it is stunning ! your friend is gonna love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbon and Simon Says Stamp Challenges
luv
Lols x x x

Mema's Crafts said...

I'm sure your friend will be thrilled that you thought of her and the heart is really cute. Thanks for sharing your talent and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Have fun and Good Luck.

Angelique said...

Gorgeous project, verry creative and wonderfull sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

Huggsss,Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

pinky said...

Crikey Shirley that is one beautiful project, never would have thought of it and it looks amazing.

Cheryl said...

WOW...lots of work, but a gorgeous project! I'm sure your friend will cherish it! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Ellie said...

I am sure your friend is going to absolutely love this Shirley! The colors are so pretty and I love how you decorated it. Sorry it took you so long to make and that it was a little disappointing, it was well worth the time, it's so gorgeous!
Hugs,
Ellie

Elena said...

Wow!! It's fantastic!! I saw you on Make It Monday.

Andreja L. said...

Your heart is beautiful ... great job!
Thank you for sharing it with us in BearlyMineChallenge this week.
Hugs, Andreja

Eileen said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing it with us in our latest challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

Mei said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I can totally see why it took a couple of days!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

Mei
LTC DT
Creative Card Crew DT
Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning decorated heart you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Laurart said...

This looks gorgeous and I am so glad you carried on and didn't give up! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

Deonna Bemish said...

What a Fantastic idea! Very Creative. Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week.

Sandy Trefger said...

Your heart turned out beautiful! Sometimes from mistakes something wonderful is created and this is such an example! I love it! Thanks for joining in on my Flowers and More Flowers challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Judith said...

such a pretty project- thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Jenn Cochran said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!

Thank you for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again next week!

Jenn
DT

Karen C said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this month at TCCCB!
FYI: We have a DT Call going on right now! Be sure to check it out!! :)
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/05/tcccb-design-team-call.html
Karen

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