Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's a Softpencil "Bichitos" Thursday!

This week the Softpencil DT received Elizabeth's newest release the "Bichitos" set. I googled bichitos for the translation in Spanish. I sort of knew what it meant from the pictures, but I wanted to be sure. It is a little insect or a small creature. Well, Elizabeth's bichitos are adorably cute!
This week's challenge is an ABC (Anything But a Card) Challenge....My very favorite! I have been wanting to make a mailbox for a while. I looked on line and found several. I even purchased two templates, but neithe of them was exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to design my own. Mine is quite large. It's 7 1/2 inches long and 3 3/4 inches high. The set comes with five insects, a snail, and two flowers.
This set is so cute! It just says "Spring" to me. There are six inches of snow on the lawn, but inside my craft room it's Spring! After matting the gingham print, I added vines to the mailbox. I made them with a Cricut "Joys of the Season" cartridge. I attached all of the little creatures with pop dots. They were so much fun to color!
This is the right side of the mailbox. I layered the pink flowers on double sided DCS by K and Company. Then I clipped in from the side to the center and curled the sides up. On some of the flowers I made two sizes and then layered the smaller on top of the larger. Then a small "Got Flowers?" flower was placed in the center with a pink rhinestone on top.  
Pictured above is the right side with more flowers, another butterfly, and a ladybug.
Inside there's plenty of room for treats. I packaged jellybeans in Wilton icing bags and tied them with a bow. Another flower decorates the top of the lid.
Here is my tip for a snug fitting mailbox lid. I layered DP along the inside lip of the lid with a piece of grosgrain ribbon on top. Now the lid stays closed until I open it.
I hope you'll join us in this week's ABC Challenge! I'd love to see what you create! Upload your project to  Paper Craft Planet, and you could win a $10 voucher to spend in Elizabeth's Softpencil Shop! Elizabeth has added some new stamps that you will just LOVE! Check them out! Our very talented DT and Guest DT have some amazing projects to share with you! Their links are in my sidebar. Take a look, and be inspired to create! My Springtime Mailbox fits these challenges:
1. Digital Tuesday- All Things Girly
2. Tuesday Taggers- Time (Springtime)
3. Doodle Palace- More Than One Scoreline + Easter Theme (Easter is in the Spring)
4. Creative Belli- Butterflies or Dragonflies
5. Little Red Wagon- Ribbon
6. Crafty Cardmakers- Digital Delights
7. Fussy and Fancy Friday- Dazzle Us
8. Pile It On- Let Us See Flowers
EXCITING NEWS!
Please vote for Michu and Ratiny! 
If you LOVE Michu and Ratiny, please vote for them. See the link below from Elizabeth Pujalka.
Thanks so much!
Woo hoo!!! I´m so excited!!! and I´ll let you know why...


You know my digi-stamp "Two cute musicians", well I colored it and submitted to Libellulobar to be used for decorating magnets and it was chosen! I´m soooo glad! now I need your vote for Michu and Ratiny, so click here and vote, thank youuuuu!!!! ;)  (from Elizabeth)

34 comments:

  1. CAT! You truly amaze me each week!!!! I love this. Such fabulous-ness!!!! Did I say I loved it??? LOL. GREAT project! :-)

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  2. Sooooooooo PRETTY!! It is gorgeous! I woould love to receive one! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week!

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  3. Love your creation for Tuesday Taggers. Thanks for joining in this week. Jill

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  4. Wow! I love this!!! It's so spring. I want spring.

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  5. Wow ! Cat you are AMAZING ! Look at what you make... It's incredible ! It's so well finished, your attention to details is second to none ! Just FAB ! Smiles from Catherine

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  6. This is beautiful inside and out.

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  7. Holy cow, this is totally AWESOMENESS!!! I LOVE this super adorable mailbox and the candies just top it! You go, Cat!

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  8. What a cute adorable piece so well made with so many lovely elements. Thank you for sharing it with us at TT this week.

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  9. Great creation, lovely and cheery. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

    Pat xx

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  10. Wow you did an amazing job with this project love it!!!

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  11. Cat,

    Awesome project! So cute! Thanks for the comment on my blog, now I have my Bichitos project on there.

    Hugs,

    Lisa Atha

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  12. Wow! Very cute characters round your box. Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

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  13. Fabulous project! Definitely screams Spring! Love all the bright flowers and the cute little critters! Thanks for playing along again on the Belli Challenge!

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  14. This is just adorable! Great idea!

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  15. Hi Cat, Awesome mailbox, definately springy, such gorgeous, wonderful detail, congratulations on the two musicians, well done, thanks for playing over at Doodle Palace, take careX:)

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  16. Wow, wow,wow this is totally awesome project what fabulous colours,the embellishments and design are just wonderful thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Digital Tuesday
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  17. My word how fabulous is that? Id love to do one too! Thanks for finding "time" to join in the fun at TT this week x Janet

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  18. Wow how gorgeous this mail box. Thx playing along with TT this week
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  19. Sooooo cute Cat! amazing work as usual! I love your mailbox... and I want the candies! LOL

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  20. Oh wow. What a fabulous take on our theme of time. Thanks for joining us on TT's this week. Emma xx

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  21. This is such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at PIO. Hugs!

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  22. How cute is this?! Thanks for Piling It On!

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  23. What an awesome project! So much time and effort, beautifully made well done!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

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  24. Stunning!, A fantastic entry for TT this week, beautiful artwork!
    x Michelle

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  25. OMG!!! I love your idea of Spring for our Time/clock theme. Love your projects.

    xoxo hugz
    Sheng

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  26. Hi Cat, this is gorgeous!!! love every part of your project, thanks so much for sharing the idea :-)

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  27. Hi Cat ~ Such bright and pretty and colors. What a great idea to showcase the flowers and insects. Candy to boot - yummy!!! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday.

    Love and hugs ~ Lori

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  28. Wowweeee - this is fab! Just incredible - love everything about it!

    Thanks for joining in with Doodle Palace this week!

    Rx

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  29. Oh my word is this ADORABLE!? I love the bright, cheerful spring colors! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Stop by this Wednesday for more inspiration from our Guest DT and our designers!

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  30. this is so brilliant, fantastic, what a clever clogs you are, i adore it all, thanks for joining in at crafty cardmakers xx

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  31. Cat you are the BIG winner at Doodle Palace this week! Random.org picked your entry number and the DT chose your entry as the Featured Artist! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Please contact us at doodlepalacedesigns@yahoo.com!!

    Dee and Robin

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  32. This is adorable! Congrats on winning the Doodle Palace challenge

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  33. Wow! Fabulous project! I love all the bright colors! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
    Hugs,
    April

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