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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Challenge time!

Hello campers...I love Bank Holiday weekends, don't you?? Not only do we get three lovely days away from work, but its also already Tuesday evening! Woo hoo!

Long time no see I hear you cry....yes, I have been missing from my blog and not posting as regularly as I'd like. I'm not entirely sure whats happening with time at the moment, my evenings seem fly by! Next thing you know I'll be wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! Anyway, I decided to dedicate this evening to some good old fashioned crafting!

First off here is a project I've been working on for this week's challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge....their challenge this week is really different and something that I've really enjoyed.....it's an "alter it" challenge! So, I decided to take this boring plum container.....



and turn it into this pretty stickles container!


I covered the ugly plastic container with pretty paper scraps from my paper stash, along with a cute image and som paper flowers. A vast improvement on the original container! Check out the Cupcake blog for some more fab altered projects.

I also decided to make a card.....I opted for the "back to school" theme over at Allsorts for this card, as I found the perfect image in my stash...


 I've used a selection of pink, chocolate and cream papers, including a really pretty flowery paper to compliment my image which I have coloured with my Promarkers. I have also added some paper flowers punched out of the pink paper and some bronze stickles for a little sparkle. I'd also like to enter this card into the "anything goes" challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week.

Don't forget to pop by both blogs to see all the gorgeous DT cards.

This card would also be perfect for our colour combo challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week....we want to see your cards featuring chocolate, pink and cream. Pop  over to our blog to see Team Fi's gorgeous creations.

Thanks for popping by today, its great to read all your encouraging comments. I hope to see you again soon.

Wedgie xxx

10 comments:

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow fantastic container to store you stickles.
Love the LOTV image and backing papers.
Diane :-) xx

Vicky said...

Fantastic hun...! love the cute image and super storage too sweetie...and your colouring is stunning too...!

big hugs Vicky xx

brenda said...

A really super take on our Back to School theme Rachel.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Emma said...

Both just gorgeous, love the images and colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Shelly said...

Hi Wedgie! Oh your Stickles container is just lovely... fab idea to use your plastic fruit tub! Thanks for participating at Cupcake, Shelly ;)

Fleur said...

What a fantastic idea Wedgie, I love how you have decorated it.
Thank you so much for entering my “back to school” challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Abi said...

Well I'm getting my Easter greetings ready..... Love your altered box, what an improvement!! Fab card too xx

Fiona said...

fab tub Rachel...it looks amazing!!

Fi
x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rachel, what an gorgeous altered tub. I love the colours and papers and the image is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rach, what a beautiful card. I love the image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining in with our "anything goes" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x