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Friday, 1 May 2015

Eclectic Ellapu May Challenge "Tussie Mussie"

Good morning all.

Since it's the first of the month it's time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu, the challenge for the Pink Team was chosen by the lovely Vickie and she wanted us to make a Tussie Mussie! I hadn't a clue what a Tussie Mussie was so had to google for instructions! We had lots of lovely entries last month so I hope we see you again this month.

I started with an empty wool cone which I found amongst a box of things I was given recently. The paper used to cover it came from Crafter's Companion many moons ago. Lace, ribbons, tassel and peel offs from my stash. I've used a doily inside.

This looked so easy...how wrong that assumption was!! I was tearing my hair out and it didn't help that I don't know where I keep my glue gun refills!!

Do pop over to the challenge blog and see how the rest of the pinks made their Tussie Mussies, you won't be disappointed. Alternatively the green team's challenge this month is a "Photo Inspiration".

Challenges entered:
Sweet Stamps - anything but a card
All Crafts - anything but a card
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Decorate to Celebrate - anything goes


  1. This is a gorgeous Tussie Mussie Carol, I have to admit I didn't have a clue what one was either, lovely colours and pretty details.

  2. Fabulous work of art, gorgeous colours and love the design.xxx
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  3. Seems we were all googling tussie mussies lol. I love the direction you took yours in its gorgeous :)

  4. well you learn something new everyday - a tussie mussie is it? Gorgeous Carol xx

  5. So gorgeous Carol, well done ;) Viv xx

  6. This is fabulous Carol, love the colours and gorgeous lace and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  7. Oh! My! when I think of all the cones I have thrown away in the past!!
    Absolutely stunning conversion, from a bare cone to something so beautiful.
    Love it
    Patricia x

  8. Wow that is one beautiful Tussie Mussie Carol love how you have designed it.
    lorraine x

  9. Gorgeous Carol xx

  10. So pretty Carol - still not sure what a tussie mussie is but its a good one!! hugs Judith x

  11. Totally looks difficult - I dont know how you did it. But.... I'm glad you persevered because... I like yours... it's more "tailored" not so much of the MUSSIE to it which appeals to me!!! No T.M. expert here - in the least - but yours looks like it would be a very successful rendition. It's really quite lovely! j.

  12. What a super project all though I bet you had fun covering it, cone shaped and all!
    Loving the touches of lace.

    Hugs Erika. x

  13. Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  14. What an amazing make, it's gorgeous, hugs Kate x

  15. Awesome, I love the ribbons and the way the peel off gives it added texture. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

  16. I've always wondered if these were as easy to make as they looked, lol, now I know if you got frustrated there's no way I'm going to try, lol. It is really beautiful though so maybe worth it in the end. I love how you embellished it, I have loads of peel offs that I'm struggling really had to use - maybe I should make some boxes and cones and decorate them with those peel offs? Now then look what you started! Karen xx

  17. It's gorgeous Carol & well worth all the tearing out of hair you did!
    Dawn xx

  18. This is fabulous Carol. well worth all your frustration! There is definitely a place for peel offs, the way you have used them is gorgeous. Michelle x

  19. Beautiful! Love the colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!

  20. stunning thank you for joining challenge at dtc. hugs

  21. Beautiful project, love it. Thank you for joining us over Decorate to Celebrate.


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