Thursday, 5 January 2017

More mixed media January challenge: optional blue

This is my little project for this month's More mixed media January challenge, using blue. Please click on the link to see the wonderful crafting of others in the team - and we hope you will be able to join in with your entries.

When I saw this little rocking horse in The Works recently I knew I wanted to use it as a 'Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy' - something a bit different.

With John still in hospital (I'm going every day to visit), time for crafting has been limited and I didn't do this project justice at all. I painted the bare rocking horse using white gesso mixed with blue acrylic paint and then added bits and pieces.

So I used something new (rocking horse), something old (the other bits and pieces), for a new baby.

This is also for:

Altered eclectics December: anything goes
Creative artiste 22: anything goes mixed media
Glitter n sparkle 220: new beginnings
Crafty sentiments: something new
Crafty gals corner 104: use something new
Little red wagon 375: something new
Simon says Wednesday: new something
Craft rocket 30: something new
Cute card Thursday 459: what's new?
Simply create too 123: new beginnings
My time to craft 337: something new
Crafty calendar January: something new
Crafts and me January: new beginnings, new stash
Dare 2 B artzy January: something new
Ike's world: anything goes with a twist: old/new
Mod squad: anything but Christmas
Unicorn 17: January blues
Creative inspirations 265: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 264: anything goes
Not just cards 39: anything goes
Inspiration destination 119: anything goes
Creatalicious 106: anything goes
Little tangles 76: anything goes
Country view crafts January: anything goes
Paru's January: anything goes


  1. I love this!! It is just precious!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  2. Oh what a beautiful gift for a new baby boy and love the decorations. Hope John will be home soon. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. This is REALLY inspiring, What a clever idea. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and b sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  4. What an adorable little gift, sure to become a keepsake. I love all your elements, just so cute!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!!! I, too, hope John comes home soon!
    Judy ~ Challenge Host

  5. Brilliant card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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  6. Great project! That buggy sticker is cool! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  7. Hazel, this is just fabulous! What a gorgeous, original idea! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B DT x

  8. So great projet. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  9. A great project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight. CraftyNatalie - DT

  10. Great project! Congratulations!
    Borqna - DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge

  11. Love your project - great embellies and color :)

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner, Erika DT

  12. WOW! Aweseome project! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

    DT- Ellenor

  13. How cute! Another beautiful project, Hazel!
    Thank you for joining in our challengen at Country View Challenges this month!
    xx Evelyn

  14. A lovely project that I am sure would be totally treasured for any new baby! Thank you for entering at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  15. wow! such a fun project!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  16. This is an adorable project Hazel and such a fabulous idea. I love how you've decorated this super cute rocking horse.
    Thank you for joining in with the January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  17. This is gorgeous and very different Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges
    PS Hope John is OK and out of hospital now

  18. That is really super :-) I hope John is better and is either back home or comes out soon xx
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  19. This is absolutely delightful Hazel - I love the fact you've used the rocking horse for the base of your new baby creation. Such an inspiring creation! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  20. Oh my! How adorable is this! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  21. What a great idea Hazel, I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Crafts and have a great week. Sue xx

  22. Bootiful love it
    Thanks for joining Ikes world

  23. Lovely make Hazel...hope John is doing OK...
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  24. So beautiful horse, lovely creation...

  25. A great project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional Happy New Year / Wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

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    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

  26. This is simply adorable. Thanks for playing along the "New Beginnings" challenge at the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog!


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