Friday, 1 April 2011

Embalming with Tellen's Place

This week at Tellen's Place we'd like to challenge you to try something a little different . . .embalming. Now don't be scared, it's easier than you think. You just need to take something dead (it doesn't even need to be human) and preserve it. You can wrap it in gauze, as the Egyptian mummies, or you can use some type of preserving fluid or any other method of preservation you desire. (Google for some great ideas)

Ok, ok, April Fool's! :P I didn't create the item above, I found it on Etsy and if you should wish, you can buy it HERE NO ANIMALS WERE KILLED OR HARMED TO CREATE THE ABOVE PIECE!

Our real challenge this week over at Tellen's Place is EMBOSSING! (Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? Bet that seems so easy after the possibility of embalming, right? :P) I decided to use a mummy image, I think a few of us ended up with embalming on the brain :P The image is of course by Tellen's Place and the patterned paper is by Crafty Chaos Designs.

These are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Critter Sketch Challenge - sketch + buttons
Stamptacular Sunday - adult birthday
Everybody Art - pink and brown
Digi Doodles - birthdays
Paper Playtime - use a digi
There She Goes - no markers. I feel like a bit of a cheat entering this one as I now colour everything digitally, so "no markers" sn't really a challenge for me. Just count this as a "for fun" entry.
The Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or stitching
Belli Challenges - sewing
Little Miss Muffet - stitching
One Powerful Hour - birthday wishes
Just for Fun - anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - stitching
Simply Create - do it yourself. I created the embossed pattern myself, I quite recently worked out how to do this so I've been using it quite a bit, and I love it :)
Creative Friday - embossing
Your Next Stamp - stitching
Fairytale Challenges - happy birthday
Fashionista Friday - sewing
Phindy's Place - humour
Alota Rubber Stamps - use something funny
365 Cards - Day 32 April Fool's Day


Sadilla said...

very nice card, funny!!
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

Anonymous said...

Well you had me sucked in!! Thanks for the giggle. Great card. Love the phrases.
Regards Florence.

Payne Holler Cards said...

your April Fool got me! I was going ewwwwww and thinking way...LOL
adorable card - definitely makes you smile
thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place - hope to see you again (-:

Bianca said...

What a lovely card! I love your image but the photo inspiration is really scarry! Pure little birdy! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

ChickieChirps said...

Lols! You had me thinking embalming there for a bit! Great card! The stitching looks fab! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!


Von said...

That's a lot of challenge lol
but a great fun card
Thanks for playing with us at JFF

sam21ski said...

Thanks for joining us over on JFF this week Suan with your fabuolous embarmed and embossed card!!! Sam xxx

darling Ho said...

What a funny image!! You're card is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at FTC & SC. ~~hugs~darling Ho~~

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Susan, what a fun post you did! Great job. Your card is really cute! Too funny - it is perfect!!
Hugs, Sarah

Zoechaos said...

Umm I really like the birds head! Great embossed card with the fun mummy. Thank you for joining us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Cec said...

I am glad that was an April Fool's joke because it did sound pretty gross. Love your card and the great sentiment. Do you have a tutorial for your embossing? Thanks for sharing this fun card with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Chris A. said...

You got me! I thought Ewwww! That doesn't sound like Susan. Lucky it wasnt'. Great card and happy April 1

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Very fun, love the silly sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at 365 cards!

Dorcas said...

OK, you got me, I am embarrassed to say lol!! I was thinking , wow, that's weird but kinda cool...I wonder what I could find...duh!
Funny card! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's!

Dorcas said...

I do have a dead turtle we're embalming on the back porch......

Anonymous said...

Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Karla

Heide said...

How funny!
Fantastic card! Love the color pick and I really like how you have your buttons. Awesome for a 40th. Thanks for joining us at SCH. Hope you can join us again.
Hugs, Heide

Skraptacular Designs said...

Great April Fools joke! I had to stop and stare at it for just a moment before I read on in your post...too funny!

I just love the sentiments you added with this stamp! Very funny! Although, hopefully the poor guy doesn't live in Hawaii or somewhere else where it's hot most of the year...hiding wrinkles this way could be a little dangerous! LOL

Awesome card! I love it!

Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Donna said...

Lol first thing I thought was 'surely she means embossing not embalming' great april fool. Love your card, great image and stitching. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. Donna x

Judy said...

Hi Susan,

rofl.. I love this! Thank you for playing along at Digi Doodle shop's Best, and I wish you the best of luck.


Terry Oulboub said...

*laughing* Very cool! At first I thought, now she didn't embalm that bird's head did she? LOL! Great mummy with the pink and brown and love the sentiment!

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for stitching with us in The Pixie Cottage :)

Tanya R said...

A complete digital card, how fab! Thank you for joining the fun over at The Pixie Cottage.

Mark Angel said...

HA HA HA, Glad i am over 40

Sarah Cooper said...

lol... I love it! ...and no thinking it's for me. ;O) I'm turning a young and vibrant 36 on Sunday.
Thanks for playing along at One Powerful Hour!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I really fell for the April Fools gag! I love your card! I love the sentiment with that image too! Thank you for joining us at Critter Sketch this week!

Dolly Daydreams said...

You are funny and nearly had me with your April Fool . Great card love it.


~Vittory~ said...

Great card! Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet.
With best wishes,

jdmommy said...

Yuck! So glad this was a joke!! Love your Mummy card. What fun!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge.

PokSa said...

Great work. I love the funny image.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

Marjo said...

LOL, super cute, thanks for sharing this with us at Simply Create. Hugs, Marjo

Anne said...

What a fun card! Great April Fool. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

lynne said...

This is fab! Loved your April Fool. I thought you had lost your mind!!lol I love the card. The image of the mummy is great!

Thanks for joining us at Simply Create for our DIY challenge!
Lynne x

marsha said...

You really had me on the April's Fool joke! Love the image, "cute" mummy and great DP. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge, hope you will come back and play again next week.

Michele said...

how fun is that image! Great card. thanks for playing the critter challenge.

Dawn said...

Great Card! Thank you for joining in at paper playtime!

Andrea C said...

Haha you actually had me there ya nutter. Love your card it is brilliant x

mommabear said...

Brilliant card such fun xx Alison

ju said...

Ha ha ...nice one ! What a fun card !

Jaqi said...

Cool card, you had me interested as my Grandfather was an embalmer and lectured in embalming around the country. Love the fact you wrote it as an April Fool hehehe

Nela said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Colleen said...

Very funny! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Neet said...

You certainly got me going with your first piece - I really did get taken in. Love your Mummy and thanks for joining us at JFF.
Neet x

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card,thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
Ruth x

Jóna said...

Great card !
Thanks for joining us at DDSB.
All the best to you, Jóna DT

Rose said...

LOL girl you had me scratching my head until i saw april fools!!! lol

your card is super FUN FUN FUN!!! and how awesome you made your own embossing pattern :)

so glad you joined us on Simply Create for our DYI challenge :)

...just Barbara said...

ROFLOL - I love your post and you actually had me going there for a second! :D Your card is fabulous and really like how the mummy is the only white - great effect. Thanks for playing in the "Stitching" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! :D

lesleyworth said...

so cute! love the sentiment! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Ninchen said...

great the image and the colors!
thanks for joining us at CF!

xx janina

Donna said...

Great card, so funny. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop's Best, hope to see you again. Hugs Donna x

Hannapanna said...

Such a nice, funny card. Thanks for joining us at the Birthday challenge over at the Fairytale Challenge. Hugs, Hanna (Guest Designer)

Maria Matter said...

too fun, I love it!!!
Thanks for playing along with us @ Paper playtime & Creative Belli!