Skip to main content

Desert Islands Crafters Challenge: The Queen’s Itinerary

Welcome to the next installment of the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge. If you’re not familiar with it, let me give you the low down. The 1st and 15th of each month, you will be given an itinerary of items where, if you were stranded on a desert island, you would need to use at least 3 of those to create a project.

We went about things a little different this time around, and with all of the Royal Wedding hooplah, we decided to ask The Queen herself for “her” itinerary. 

The Queen’s Itinerary:

1. Red, White & Blue

2. Fairytale

3. Ribbon

4. Lace

5. Crown Jewels

6. Horse & Carriage

7. Stair Step Card

8. Castle

9. Prince Charming

10. Princess Bride

Since I had a bit of a royal wedding myself…what better thing to create for this challenge then a layout of my wedding?

I used items 2, 4, 5, 8 (ish), 9, and 10. Why 8-ish? Well, we didn’t get married in a castle, but the place was fashioned after a castle.

This was one of my favorite parts of the ceremony. Gene got down on one knee and offered me my ring from his sword. Then I got to knight him. After that, I offered him his ring from my chalice (which I had made myself). Pure magick.

You can see  the glimmer in our eyes…how excited we were…It was such a beautiful ceremony.

I love the paper I used…the borders and journal spot are from a new DCWV stack “Royal Garden” (fitting, I know!). I also used some Kaiser rhinestones, and gold lace doilies. I didn’t want to go too over the top, because I wanted the photos to be center stage. 

Now it’s your turn! What could you make with The Queen’s Itinerary? Please visit the rest of the DICC gals, listed in my sidebar. Have an inspiring day!


Kelli said…
I love your wedding layout!!! Awesomeness! So romantical!!!!Gonna see what I can come up with because who better to have queen stuff around than the queen herself!!!! LOL MWAH
Mrs Weyremaster said…
I love this layout. Looks like you had a fairytale dream wedding, love the whole sword and chalice bit, what wonderful memories to have, Thanks for sharing them with us.
You Regally Rocked this Challenge :)
I'm thinking the fairytale continues.
Sugar said…
oooh that is beautiful.. you're beautiful.. very very pretty!!

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

LBP009: Horse Friends

Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Candy Grab: Day 2 of 31

Greetings, Guys & Ghouls! It's Day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have a card that uses a very appropriate stamp for's called Candy Grab and it's from Stampendous. I'm not sure if the skeleton threw them up in the air with joy, or they just fell out of a pinata. But either way, it's a fun stamp! My full instructions on how to recreate this card are below.

R296: Candy Grab
FREG037: Aged Marine Embossing Powder
FRC20: Hot Lime Fragments

My Colors Cardstock: Plum
Imagine: Craft Mat, VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
FaberCastell: PITT Pen- Small
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Water Spritzer
Craft Foam


1. Stamp the image with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply Distress Oxide Inks directly to craft mat, using the colors listed.

3. Spritz the i…

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

2.Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…