Samstag, 26. November 2011

Package for a birthday gift

Hey bloggers,
today I wanna show you the little box i made.
It´s the package for my mothers birthday gift. Her birthday is on monday.
This box also fits the Simon says stamp and show some tickets challenge.
The box is from a set I bought at Ikea. I glimmermisted it with Key Lime Pie and Olive Vine and on the edge of the lid i used Champagne Glimmer Glaze.
I glued on some Flowers, ribbon, leaves, a cameo and some bling. The ticket is from Tim Holtz. I used the backside to write Happy Birthday because i don´t have blank tickets. The ticket is hold by a Tim Holtz hanger clip.
I hope my mom likes whats inside and of course the box too.

Montag, 14. November 2011

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Freitag, 11. November 2011

Bulk garbage ans Simon says stamp and show

Hey Bloggers,

yesterday i found a "nice" old meat safe in our neighbours bulk garbage. A few days ago i just looked at such a meat safe in an Online shop and it was not cheap...
So i took it with me.
I have to clean it , its very dirty.

I don´t know what i will use it for. Maybe in the garden for decorating or in my room for putting my things in.

And then there is another Simon says stamp and show Challenge called Up-cycle or Re-cycle.
For this i have to tell you a little story.
Next year in May i will marry. As we don´t need things for us we said we want money for our Honeymoon.
Sometimes people steal things from partys, so i decided we need something where the guest can throw in the cards and the money. I thougt a big vintage birdcage would be cool. But they are very expensive. Last weekend we had a trip to Lüneburg where i saw a very small birdcage for 25 €.
As i saw the challenge i decided to make a box myself from an old shoebox I used for photos.
Here it is

I started by painting the box 3 times with white acrylic paint. I used a foam brush for it and dabbed the color on to get some texture. the 3rd layer i dried with the heat tool to make the color bubble and create more texture this way.
On top of the box i put some clear UTEE in the wet color so it get some shine. you can see this in the 3rd pic in the black circle.
After everything was dry i cut out a slit on top where people can throw in their cards.
This slit i covered with white ribbon from the inside of the box.
I also added some Distress stickles in , i think, diamond. You can see this in the 3rd pic in the red circle.
In one corner on top i glued another small box that i painted white and decorated with white ribbon and lace.
On this small box stays the bridal couple, wich is also recycled. I got it from my boyfriends sister-in-law. it was on one of her Wedding gifts she got 4 years ago.
I decorated aroung the small box with pink Prima Flowers and some other flowers too.
I also used Prima Bling and 4 small pearl strands.
Around the lid i glued a white ribbon and a green one on top of this.

Have a nice weekend


Dienstag, 1. November 2011

Hello my friends,

I feel very good today because it was a long weekend for us.

I worked in our garden both days and my boyfriend( soon to be husband) was making lunch. It was so relaxing. Working in our garden makes me feel good.

A new week started and it is time again for Simon says stamp and show… a house. As I don´t have a house-stamp or something similar I decided to make a little Birdhouse. The template is from Marion Smith.

For the house I used some Tim Holtz Paper and Prima Paper for the roof.Inside is a little light chain.

I decorated the house with a little resist canvas bird from Prima that I sprayed with brown and red Glimmer Mist.Then I added some flowers and a small tree branche for the bird to sit on.On one side I added 2 birds from theG45 Once upon a springtime collection and also one on the front.The roof I also colored with red and brown Glimmer Mist. Then I glued on some lace I got from an Etsy store. The same lace I glued on the lower edge of the house – all around. For the hanging I used some pink lace from the same Etsy seller