Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CottageCutz Tussy Mussy

Hello Friends.  Well I have been MIA for a bit.  Seems I caught that "junk" going around and it put me down for a few days including being out of work for several.  I have been playing catch up.  While under the weather, I came across this challenge on YouTube.  It's a TP Roll challenge to make a Tussy Mussy.  Well as soon as I felt better, I just had to try my hand at it.
For this one the Eiffel Tower, Lamp, & Poodle Die was used.  The inside was lined with black cardstock  I stamped a piece of white cardstock with a Large French Script Stamp that I got at a yard sale for 50 cents.  Upon inquiring about this stamp the best I can come up with is that it may have been a Stampin Up stamp but I am not sure.  I then distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and  glued to the tp roll.  The bottom was then hot glued together to form the holder.  I used some trim that I bought a long time about that is beaded and had that fufu on it.  The heart is a Martha Stewart Punch that was glued to black cardstock.  It was cut free hand so it would show up on the paper.  The heart on the Eiffel tower is a Recollection sticker, the flowers were in my stash.   The pink rhinestone flourish is also from Recollection.  Gathered lace was attached around the opening to dress it up and more eyelash yarn was glued at the top to compliment the bottom treatment.   The handle was punched with Martha Stewarts Heart border and glued to each side.  Little bows were made with ribbon and adhered to the handles on each side to dress it up.  This is ready to have  Hershey's Chocolate kisses to be placed inside!
You know once you do one you can't just stop there!  Just try it, you will see what I mean.  They are so fun to make you can't stop at one.   So here is another one I made using the CottageCutz Small Teacup Die and the CottageCutz Tea Time Doily.    This was made from various laces and Recollection trim and flourish pearls.  The sentiment was created in word and cut with a heart shape die with pearls applied around the edge.  The doily was folder over about 3/4's and glued to the tp roll.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I sure do appreciate it.  If you are interested in the challenge, you can find it on YouTube.  Just type in the words TP challenge and you will see all the beautiful entries....they are amazing.  Here are the dies I used:







19 comments:

Marisa said...

You are down but not out LOL! Way to show that junk who's boss :) Well done on both!

Becky said...

wow..just gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful Carol.

greetings karin

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Carol! So glad you are feeling a little better. Hope you soon are feeling completely well. LOVE your Tussy Mussy! What a great way of using several dies together! So much color, texture and goodies. I'm not sure I could bring myself to do anything but hang it as decor if it was sent my way! LOL I hope to try your idea, too. Thanks for inspiring me today, as you always do. hugs, de

Benzi said...

I knew you would have something outstanding to show us when you returned, Carol. You didn't disappoint. What beautiful work with the tussy mussy. I especially love the eyelash yarn. From the beaded trim with fufu (:-) to the teacup on the other, it is just fabulous work.

I'm sorry you've been sick and hope you're on the mend now. Take care.

Emily Keaton said...

Oo la la!! Your tussy mussy projects are so fancy and fun, Carol! As always your projects are overflowing with incredible detail. I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better now. Stay healthy!

Cheryl Walker said...

Carol your Tussy Mussy's are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE how you used the toilet paper rolls, its another great way to use those. thank you for the inspiration hun!!!1 These are soooo BEAUTIFUL, and I LOVE all the details on both!!Great use of the CC Dies!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Sparkly Engineer said...

Both of these projects are wonderful. I would be hard pressed if I had to choose between them. The detail is so painstaking

Sue said...

You're amazing. Glad you are feeling better. This is gorgeous! Only you can make a toilet paper roll look this fabulous!!

Hugs
Sue

Colleen Dietrich said...

Carol, I am sorry you have been sick! And too sick to craft, too...yuck. Your creations are ah-amazing, as always. Love that new Eiffel die!

Sherri said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! There are a lot of nasty bugs going around here too. But you were super creative in spite of how you felt! Awesome creation!

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, glad you are feeling better - so sorry you got that flue - awful stuff. These mussy things are wonderful! I never would have guessed they were toilet paper rolls at one time. The elements you added are so special and so beautiful. Now we can say, "That Carol, she can even make a toilet paper roll look beautiful" Love every single thing about these. Wow! Hugz.

Amarilys said...

sooo pretty! Love that doily! I so have to go and check it out!

Caroline D. said...

Both of them are absolutely beautiful!! All the frills, flowers and bling are just so fun! I envision these are filled with dark chocolate truffles.... but hershey kisses are good too!! Hard to believe these are made from TP rolls. Glad you are feeling better... never fun to be sick!

Marisa Job said...

Just beautiful!! Love the doily die!!!

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! Look at you busy Girl!. So much to look. Beautiful Dies and you use them very well.
Hugs Nataliya

Cibele Glazer said...

Absolute gorgeousness! So feminine and vintage. I love them!!!

Audrey Ann said...

This is so amazing Carol! Your wonderful elements and attention to detail are nothing short of masterful. Hugs!
Audrey

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--who would have ever guessed that these wonderful projects were TP rolls???? They are beautiful! Love the tea one especially! Hope you're feeling better! hugs--Patty