Tuesday, 28 July 2015

CC3C - Challenge 33

Hi all,

Well here we are just arrived back from a fabulous 2 week holiday on a Mediterranean Cruise.  Two weeks of sun, seas and new places, and a few cocktails!  The last few days I was thinking of what to do for this challenge and I think this one came after a few of my favourite Pear-Melon Martinis.

I made the Top Hat from some of the Fleather that I used in challenge 24, this time using an A4 embossing folder from X-cut called delicate flourishes.

I then prepared my altered surfaces as per page 45 of the Compendium of Curiosities:

Yes you may have noticed that I overheated the word on the right but I quite like it, its a little quirky, like me!

I then added some ribbon round the hat and added a nice red feather.  The rose and wording were added on top.

As its now Tuesday evening I have kept this post short and to the point, unlike usual.

Pop over to Linda Ledbetters' blog to see the stunning work of the Curiosity Crew, they really rocked this challenge.  Also many thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring the challenge.



  1. This is fabulous Lyn. Love your top hat and your altered surfaces are super - especially like the flower! Creativity at it's best! j.

  2. WOW... a med cruise...so jealous! And you came back full of creativity to make this uber cool hat! LOVE the quirkiness shape to it, and your melty Alpha Part...I LOVE that! You made it yours! Great altering of the rose too! Very cool project indeed! Thanks for playing with us at CC3C!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, how fun is this hat?! Love that you embraced the imperfection and kept that quirky "wonderful" and made it work to your style. Fantastic!

  4. You should take cruises more often, I like the effect they have on you!! Adorable hat, adorable overheated "wonderful". I agree, its improved from the overheating. Pear melon martini? Yes, please. :-)

  5. This is absolutely positively fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CC3C, Lyn.

  6. Lyn...you come by your blog name honestly...because you definitely are CRAFTY! :) This hat is so so clever! Your altered surfaces on the "wonderful" Alpha Parts word and the flower and leaves looks amazing! Completely transformed and the perfect embellishment for your funky hat! Just like the other girls...I'm totally jealous of the Med. cruise! I bet that was simply amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  7. What a fantastic hat! So fun and whimsical! Love your altered surfaces as well, Have fun on your cruise! Thanks for playing along with CC3C. Very cute and clever!