Saturday, 21 April 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Anything But a Card

Woohoo!!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this week our challenge is "Anything but a card - alter something".  
This is what my project looked like before I altered it.  I've had this in my cupboard waiting to be altered since last Easter when my little girl received it with some eggs in so this challenge was a great opportunity to finally get it altered!!  The papers are by Kaisercraft.
I've had Stamp Tilda #01 inked up and half coloured since I received her weeks ago and just didn't get around to finishing her.  She was perfect for this project as this is going to sit on my craft desk with stamps in!  I've coloured her with copics.  She's just so cute isn't she!?  I had to colour her with red hair of course :)!
The gorgeous braiding around the top of the tin is from my stash and I have added lots of gorgeous flowers.  Most are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The large cream rose is from Hobby Craft and the peach daisy was a gift from my lovely friend Louise and is from the Magnolia store in Sweden!!  I adore these flowers so much and have tried so hard to find somewhere I can buy more from, so if anyone knows where I can get hold of them - in any colour - I'd be so grateful!
I added a lush bow using ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and a key charm with a Tim Holtz metal flower.
I wrapped the entire handle in ribbon from Whiff of Joy and added some roses at the base to cover the rivets.
Here it is full of my unused stamps.  I like to keep new DT stamps and unused stamps on my desk to make sure I don't forget about any of them - so now they look super tidy and gorgeous too!
My lovely teamie Karen has donated this weeks prize - how super kind is that!?!?!  You could win this cutie Beanstalk Tilda!!!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to get altering for our challenge at Magnolia Down Under this week!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations!  Thanks for looking! x


Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Jane this is gorgeous and so useful too, clever idea, hugs Liz xx

Catherine said...

This is stunning and what a great idea for stamps.....

Stempelhexe said...

Wahnsinn, wunderschön ist das Behältnis geworden, gefällt mir sehr.

Louise said...

Oh, Jane!!! Hunni, this is so LUSH! I love this, such a great idea to alter a tin bucket for the unused stamps! And which image fits better than stamping Tilda?? Non! WOW, sweetie! And yes...I kind of have an idea on how to get hold on some more of those flowers ;) AMAZING!

Hugs and have a great sunday!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Jane........... This is such a wonderful little bucket!! LOVE IT!!! I can't believe that it was so yucky yuck before... LOL.... You would NEVER know that now!!! Have a good week dear............Hugs....Janiel

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi Wow what a transformation ! So stunning your colouring of her is to die for na dthe bow with charm is so cure. Flowers are so beautiful ! Gorgeous ;0)

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stine said...

Oh my! This basket is adorable! perfect to have cards in :)