Good morning peeps,
Are you all loving the beautiful hot weather we are having in the UK? I've was a busy girl yesterday afternoon pottering in my garden while hubby was painting the fences, and would you believe I was actually sensible for a change!!! Instead of going at it like a bull in a china shop and keep going no matter how painful my shoulder gets, I decided to stop and rest as soon as I started feeling that horrible burning, stabbing pain. OMG what a shock from the woman who pushes herself to her limit and beyond lol. Hubby is still in shock that he didn't have to tell me off and lecture me about doing too much for a change, usually I get the "It's your own fault, don't expect any sympathy from me" lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is
There's no card from me this challenge, but instead I've a giant egg!
I bought a vile looking egg from my local craft shop, I say vile as it was shiny & bright yellow with big dark purple pansy's on it until I got my hands on it, it looks a bit different now though.
I painted it with gesso to prime it and then covered it with Tim Holtz picket fence crackle paint. The gorgeous wired white ribbon I bought at a craft show, the beading I bought last year from my local craft shop and the lace is off ebay
The flowers are a mixture of Magnolia, Kort & Godt, The Works and Wild Orchid, and the feather is from my stash
Best of all look what's inside, yum lol.
I'm entering my egg in the following challenges -
For Fun - Easter, Penny's - Easter, Die Cut Dreams - Easter, A Spoon Full Of Sugar - a celebration, Creative Belli - eggs/bunnies (old & forgotten - beading), Creative Inspirations - Easter, Cutie Sunday - Easter, Dream Valley - Easter, Lexi's - anything but a card, Pear Tree - Easter, Stempeltraume - Easter, Kreative Stamp Friends - Easter package, Stamp Magic - Easter, Craft Your Days Away - Easter, Crazy 4 Challenges - Easter gift, Our Creative Corner - 3D Easter project, Simply Create - eggs-tra special
That's me done for today peeps, enjoy the sunshine and thanks for stopping by
Beautiful egg - I love it!! xxReplyDelete
oh wow Mandy...amazing, you would never know it was purple and yellow to begin with. you have done an amazing job!!ReplyDelete
OH! MY GOODNESS!!!!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely beautiful Mandy...WOW!!
So elegant...pretty and fabulous.
This is gorgeous Mandy. I love that feather.ReplyDelete
Stunning Mandy it would look fantastic on your dressing table with Jewellry in it.ReplyDelete
Hi Mandy. What a tranformation. This Easter egg is stunning. I love it and all those yummy little eggs.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, I find no words for that wonderful, beautiful and fantastic egg. It is a dream, really great !!!ReplyDelete
wowie this is really lovely!ReplyDelete
OMG hunny this is a totally stunning creation from you ....WOW WOW WOW! The chocs look yummy too :DReplyDelete
xx Lizzy xx :)
Mandy, this is beautiful, you have so much patience and creative talent. If I had bought the egg, it would still have been yellow and purple and I would have no idea where to start changing it, lol!!! Glad to hear that you are taking it steady with your shoulder and doing as you're told for once!!! Take care and have a fab Easter. Hugs Jo xReplyDelete
A stunning egg,
Hugs Dianne xx :)
Wow, that's phantastic!!!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous egg!ReplyDelete
Wow!! This is amazing!! I love your design.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing it at Simply Create, Hope to see you again. ~hugs~darling Ho~
Oh Mandy you are clever this is gorgeous, really beautiful. xxReplyDelete
Wow your egg is STUNNING!!!!ReplyDelete
Wwwooooww it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
This is so gorgeus, Mandy!!!!!ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend!
Hi Mandy wow that is absolutely stunning, well done. with hugs ShirleyxxxxReplyDelete
Oh my! Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh Mandy this is just soooo GORGEOUS, omg, love it and want it...you are clever.xxxReplyDelete
Oh Mandy, this is stunning! Love the white color palette and yep, those chocolates look yummo!!! LOL! I just love the softness of the whole thing, just absolutely beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Glad you didn't over do things in the garden. This egg is stunning - I want it NOW!! Not for the chocolate I have to say but cos it is so girlie and would look perfect in my room!! Well done you talented totty!! :)XReplyDelete
stunning sort of short of words other than thatReplyDelete
Hugs Kate xx
This is just stunning, but I have to ask, did it tickle when you laid it, LOL. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xxReplyDelete
Wow Mandy!! You made a realy gorgeous Easter egg. Fantastic work of art!!ReplyDelete
Hi Hun, so not from a very large hen then!! lolReplyDelete
love this hun it's so gorgeous, love all the white, have fun and enjoy the weather, hugs Liz xx
ps well done on being good!!!!! lol didn't now you could he he xx
WOW.....an amazing transformation! Absolutely stunning. Chocs are pretty yummy too :0)ReplyDelete
OMG Mandy! This is incredible! Wow wow wow!!! I loooove your delicate work on this!ReplyDelete
ps .. I'm glad you didn't push yourself hard in the yard and rested before your shoulder started aching. Good girl! :) hehe!
Oh wow Mandy this is totally gorgeous, so loving your altered egg. Happy Easter my friend, Annette xReplyDelete
Your creation is amazing, Mandy! It looks like a gift from Heaven. I admire your creativity and sence of the beautifulReplyDelete
Oh wow Mandy, this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous chocs too. Have a wonderful Easter xxxReplyDelete
It's beautiful Mandy and very decadent.ReplyDelete
Love Lynda xxx
This is completely stunning Mandy I love it all and such yumminess inside! Hugs Rebekah xxReplyDelete
Wow what a beautiful egg.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxxReplyDelete
OMG this is amazing, xx JanReplyDelete
This is absolutely stunning Mandy!!! Love, love, love it!!ReplyDelete
This is stunning Mandy, love how you've decorated is and those flowers and lace are gorgeous. Ooh! yummy, scrummy chocs too.ReplyDelete
Mandy- with tears in my eyes I say this to you. Thank you so much. This is so beautiful and reminds me of when I was a kid. Im really missing my dad this year and wow your really brought me back to childhood, such a sweet memory. Thanks for sharing with us at FOr fun.ReplyDelete
Mandy, OMG this is stunningly beautiful, I love the all white gorgeousness with the most fabulous flower display, so beautifully elegant. Great to hear you are resting, even though with all your gorgeous creations it does't look that way. Happy Easter gorgeous girl. Hugs Jodie from Oz xxReplyDelete
Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous Mandy! you have created a masterpiece! I love everything you have done and would this in the category of Keepsake, to be passed down. Well done!ReplyDelete
Wowzers!!..this egg is Absolutely Beautiful!!..and filled with my fav chocolate!!!...Happy Easter Mandy!!...Hugs, IlaReplyDelete
Amazing ..... ………. Great idea ..............Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday .....ReplyDelete
oh gosh this is gorgeous! i love your post heading (hehe), and really this is stunning. the poor ugly duckling egg def turned into a beautiful white swan!! so glad you're enjoying warm weather, have a wonder easter ♥ReplyDelete
oh wow hun this is just stunning gosh,the detail on this is just brilliant hun love love it hugs cheryl xxxxReplyDelete
Wow Mandy, this is gorgeous! It must have taken ages - so beautiful. Hugs, Teresa xReplyDelete
WOW! It is Gorgeous!!!!.. l love it!!!... I Can´t believe that it has been bright yellow!!! Really!!!???!!!??...ReplyDelete
Looks Gorgeous though.. And the ribbon and Feather.. makes it look so Luxurious too! .. Beautifully Embellshed !!...
And I like the fact that you take a few breaks.. And care for your self and well being also.. Not just all the family around you!... Keep it up!...
Happy Easter!! ( I am driving 210km to work this evening.. Going to work.... Early tomorrow morning.. :o))
Gorgeous egg absolutely stunning but what else would you do. Thankd for your fab comment Andrew was impressed you liked it as he chose the image and colours too. Have a fab and fun Easter weekend and hope you get lots of choccy if you like it, me it just give me headaches so I steer clear. Hugs JulyeReplyDelete
wow, ein Traum.
Da stimmt einfach alles.
Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cutie Sunday.
Liebe Grüße Nadine
This is an absolute stunner, Mandy - I couldn't put that together on a flat card, never mind on a 3-D egg - it's just amazing.ReplyDelete
wow!! this is stunning and looks delicious when opened!!super project!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you again
wow absolutely fantastic creation, super gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us in our Easter Challenge at Die Cut Dreams and Creative InspirationsReplyDelete
Just noticed Thanks for joining us at DCD.ReplyDelete
Oooooh WOW.Absolutely FANTASTIC.I love it.xxxReplyDelete
At first glance I thought you'd created a ring bearers pillow as this is just gorgeous! Such a beautiful egg filled with goodies. Have a very blessed and happy Easter weekend! "Hugs" CarolReplyDelete
ps Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.
This is a beautiful egg. Thanks for joining the challenge at creative inspirations.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! This is beautiful! I wish I could have seen what it was like before you got your hands on it :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xxReplyDelete
Wow what an amazing egg, such a great transformation from purple and yellow. Thanks for playing along at Lexis creations. Sharon xReplyDelete
a beautiful egg!
Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday und Stempel-Magie.
on wowozer this is totally stunning, a beautiful creation, what a lovely gift, so clever,have lovely weekend, sue,x
You have made a fantastig egg! Thank you for joining us at Stempel Magie! xx BiancaReplyDelete
Fantastic - you certainly have an eye. I don't think I would have seen the possibilities in the original as you described it. It looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.ReplyDelete
I've seen tons of these eggs before, but none of them is as beautiful as yours sweetie! Your creation made my jaw drop to the floor, absolutely AMAZING! WOW! You took my breath away AGAIN! I love the lace and the pearls you've put along the edge on the top piece of your egg, and the bunch of flowers on top of it is MAGNIFICENT! An absolutely splendid creation, Mandy! I'm totally in love with it. Gorgeous work!ReplyDelete
HAPPY EASTER! :)
hugs from Hanna
gorgeous eggs - so intricate, Happy St Georges Day and Happy easter, have a fab weekend with this weatherReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous egg! Amazing details! Have a Happy Easter! MandyReplyDelete
Mandy - this is just jawdropping gorgeous. Nevermind that i am drooling over the lindt truffles - lol. Have a wonderful Easter with the family!ReplyDelete
Hi hun back again happy Easter and thanks for sharing your wonderful egg with us all here at Penny's.ReplyDelete
That is one seriously stunning egg girlfriend, never mind the chocolate inside !!! glad to hear you were sensible with your shoulder for a change !ReplyDelete
hugs, sandra xx
Aww that's amazing! Good luck at PTD this week! xReplyDelete
This is such a gooorgeous creation Mandy! Thank you so much for participating in the Lexi's Creations with it. xxReplyDelete
Wow Mandy this is so special and thats before I saw the chocolates inside it !! you made a master piece ...againReplyDelete
Hugs Susie xx
Just a wonderful product! Very creative!ReplyDelete
Wow, my goodness what a transformation! Fantastic Easter project!! Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck, love Jacky xReplyDelete
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWZA!!! this is totally AWESOME.... so beautiful & elegant looking... there are no better words to use to describe what I think... BEAUTIFUL!!!! 8oDReplyDelete
lotsa love n huuuuuuuuuge hugz Angie xXx