Thursday, 17 September 2009

Ok, so I am not just doing cards anymore




I didn't want to just put this special photo of my grandma in a frame and so made a wall hanging out of it making sure I used bright colours so that the photo didn't look too dull. My gran was in the Indian army and served as a Matron of a hospital so as you can imagine most of the photo's we have off her are very formal and very difficult to do anything with. I hope my mum likes this little gift. We miss my gran greatly and this is just a little something we can all remember her by.


The challenges I have included are


Polka doodles,anything but a card-http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/

La la lands,embellish it-I have used three main embellishments being flowers, ribbon and metal charms-http://lalalandcrafts.blogspot.com/
Paper Maniac challenges,ribbon- I have used ribbon as the stems and also to hang the picture on the wall http://papermaniacchallenges.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Morning Sketches,ribbon-http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/

The second project I am including is a little project I did with a tin can. I covered the can patterned paper and embellished the can with patterned papers, trim and a quote. I put a base on the can through which I pierced holes and for the stems I cut out thin pieces of chipboard which I covered with patterned paper and stuck through the holes to form a bouquet.

The challenges I have included are

Polka doodles, anything but a card

Recycle,Funky Fairy's challenge blog-http://funkyfairyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/








20 comments:

Ali said...

Beuatiful work, especially the one of your grandma... :O) TYFS!

Lorraine A said...

Oh these are beautiful :-) I love to alter tins,,, so useful for pens, brushes etc ,, these flowers are more beautiful though :-)The photo of your gran is lovely ,, am sure your mum will love this wall hanging :-)

Thanks for joining the Funky Fairys Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Kerry said...

I love of your projects and such a pretty frame for your grandmas photo. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.

Anesha said...

Both projects are wonderful! I am sure your mother will love it. The altered can is super.
Thanks for joining us at Funky Fairys. Anesha

Karin said...

Beautifull projects!!!
Thanks for joining LLWWC.

xoxo karin

Craftyanny said...

Fantastic creations, thanks for playing along this week with FF

Anne x

raindropecho said...

Oh I just love these! What beautiful creations :) Thank you so much for joining us in the Paper Maniac Challenge!
- Ann

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful! Your projects are so creative and I love the tribute to your Grandma.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

LuLu said...

Love the colour combo and your clever recycling. Totally amazed as to how many challenges you completed in your projects - impressive.

Many thanks for joining in with the Funky Fairy challenge this week.

Lou
x

Theresa said...

Lovely work...made me miss my granny.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Theresa

Irina said...

Lovely projects!!! Thank you so much for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Paul said...

Great project and thanks for joining in with our Embellish It challenge over at La La Land Crafts. The chipboard flowers look great. I hope you enjoyed it as much I did and join in with us again soon.
TFS
Paul

Tip Top said...

Just wonderful again! I think you do need to stay away from the cards if you make stunners like this!

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful projects!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Sheri

my5bratz said...

gorgeous work, thanks for joining us at FF this week :0)

Liz said...

Hi Susan

Really brill well done

Liz xxxx

Sheila said...

Wow these are stunning!!, what fabulous gifts.
Thanks for joining us this week in La-La Land.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Maureen said...

Both of these projects are absolutely wonderful! That wall hanging is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Fabulous project! I really like the flowers but I especially like the wall hanging with your grandmother's photo. How lovely!! Thank you for joining in on the fun with La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge! xx Jane

Crafting Joanne said...

Love your altered tin and the flower stems with photo's as centres, fab recycling. Must also mention your gran's wall hanger, it is beautiful and a wonderful way to show the photo.

Thanks for joining us this week at FFC.

Joanne x