Sunday, 12 July 2009

Charisma Cardz - Alter It

Hello everyone,

I'm back on form now and have managed to get some crafting done today. I've made my first Christmas card of the year - but I can't find a challenge for it so I won't post it. I've also altered a couple of tins that I am entering in the current Charisma Cardz challenge which is "Alter It".

I needed some more storage for my growing button and flower collections. I've used a tin which had some biscuits in (from Christmas) and a hot chocolate tin. I've kept them simple as I will use them a lot and too much decoration will get ruined in no time.

The tin at the back is for buttons and has a Basic Grey chip board shape on the lid which I have stuck three buttons to (just in case I forget what's in it). The other tin has the word flowers on it so I should have no problem with this one either. I don't know about you, but I am always forgetting where I have stashed my bits and bobs and end up turning my craft room upside down searching for them.

Here's what I used to alter these tins:-

Stamp: Sugar Nellie owl which came free with the July issue of Craft Stamper (so cute!)
Colouring medium: Distress inks: Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed to colour owl; copic ciao to colour lettering
DP: Brenda Pinnick
Tools: Spellbinders Flower Creations 2; Sizzix Twinkle Toes alphabet
Accessories: Buttons

Thank you for popping by my blog. I hope you've had a great weekend and enjoy what's left of it.

Clare x

18 comments:

brenda said...

Hi Clare, this tines are a great idea, nice to make something that will be so useful.

B x

brenda said...

OMG, came back to check if my comment was there as blogger went funny on me and seen my spelling - just can't get used to the keyboard on this paaltop.

B x

LINDA said...

WOW!! these are both just wonderful..You have done a fantastic job on both of them..Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Sam said...

Love how you have decorated these tins. I love working with Distress Inks, only just discovered them, but really pleased I have. Well done on your 1st Xmas card, have you seen the Just Birthday & Christmas card challenge blog? Still no Magnolias :-(
Sam x

Sam said...

Love how you have decorated these tins. I love working with Distress Inks, only just discovered them, but really pleased I have. Well done on your 1st Xmas card, have you seen the Just Birthday & Christmas card challenge blog? Still no Magnolias :-(
Sam x

Angie said...

Fantastic Idea
lovely colours,
Hugs
Angie

Julies Crafty Creations said...

These are lovely clare, I can't even think of xmas yet let alone start making xmas cards. Hugs Julie

Juls said...

gorgeous!

How fab you can be creative and organised at the same time! In my world thats not possible! I love the colours, and the owl stamp is too cute for words, I love him!

Lynsey said...

Hi Clare your tins are beautiful! I love the colours.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Ann said...

Cute! My storage is boring--nothing altered at all. I love your colors and that sweet owl!

Riet said...

Wowww Clare,what beautiful,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

JanJ said...

These are gorgeous, lovely colours, and that owl is sooo cute!

Thanks for joining in at Charisma this week

Jan x

Vee said...

Both tins are fab. I love the little owl too he's really cute. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Allison said...

greaat job with the tins
Thanks for playing this week at Charisma Cardz
AllisonX

lisa said...

What a great idea. I'm off to look for some tins now!!!!

Lisax

Jules said...

Oh Clare .. .. your tins are absolutely beautiful and so practical too.

Your craft space is going to look super cool and so organised.

You are putting my "plastic Chinese takeaway containers" to shame!!!!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Very much appreciated.

Love Jules xx

Jacilynn said...

What a great project! I love when you make something that you can look all the time. It makes me happy! gorgeous Clare!

Anke said...

GORGEOUS !!!

Hugs
Anke