26 May 2012

Craft Your Days Away - Red, White and Blue


I have all my fingers crossed at the minute as I'm hoping this scheduled post appears when it should as I am away on a lovely family holiday!

Today is also the launch of the new challenge over a Craft Your Days Away.

This fortnight, the challenge is Red, White and Blue, which is perfect for all the Jubilee excitement coming up over the next week or so.

Our challenge has a fab sponsor - which is the amazing One Stop Card Crafts!

I'm really looking forward to all the Jubilee, especailly as our Women's Institute are having a Jubilee Tea Party complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones, and Pimms!

So somehow I ended up volunteering to make a piñata for the children as I found a tutorial here, via stumble upon.

So here it is:

I followed the tutorial - then to decorate it, I sketched out the Union Jack, then used tissue paper which cut into frills to decorate it.   It was a bit hairy though as the tutorial said that it would dry overnight and it actually took a couple of days so I was worried that it wouldn't be complete in time for going on holiday.

I think it took about 4/5 hours to make, so it makes me feel quite sad thinking about how the children are just going to beat it - but there are Haribo sweets inside - so that'll make it all better!  Yum yum yum!!

So the proof of whether its any good will be when the children beat it - hopefully it'll withstand a bit, but to much that we have to resort to a chain saw!!

Anyway - thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoy the lovely weather that's been forecast for this weekend. See you all when I get back!!

Julie xx

5 lovely people left a comment on my work!:

Sandra H said...

Hi Hope your enjoying your holidays, well your posting got here......lol fantastic pinata:)x

Pauline said...

This is a wonderful piñata, I bet the kids will have a 'smashing' time with it lol! What a fun project!

Berit Synnøve said...

Such a great pinata. Must been a big job hun.
Hugs from Berit

Unknown said...

Hi Julie,
This is Pat. I had to create a new blog for personal reasons. I hope you don't mind following this one instead. Thanks.
Hugs xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julie thanks so very much for popping over and making my day.. you are a blessing!! I do love this card and the one above both tastefully and beautifully done - and not too much on it hate how some folks overlaid cards :D Shaz in oz.x