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Monday, 26 August 2013

Anything but a Card

Good Morning to you all,

I hope everyone is enjoying the extra long weekend - I only have one more week left of my summer break. This time next week I will be back at school, trying to fit all my crafting in when I can.

It's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week it is my turn to choose the theme. As you can see from my post title I chose 'ANYTHING BUT A CARD'.

This is a favourite theme of mine as I love making home decor projects and I have been wanting to show you this one for a while. So, here's what I made for my DT inspiration ...


After much research on the subject - here's my version of a decorated shadow box. I chose the cream and pink theme to give a 'shabby' look to the project. The whole thing is made from scraps of paper from my stash, together with lots of little items from my craft box, including a baby domino, a little penny farthing charm, a miniature clothes peg, a dice, a mini wooden cotton bobbin, a mini clock charm and loads of tiny little punched butterflies. The letter 'B' in the largest section is to represent my surname (Brown) and I also added the date in one of the sections too. 

Here's a closer look at some of my favourite sections ...

The top section

I love the little bottle of beads

I covered the little cotton bobbin with some lace

I must admit this took a while to finish - but I am thrilled with the outcome and it now sits proudly on my display cabinet.  I am hoping to make these to order in the future, so watch this space.

I hope this has inspired you to have a go at something other than a card - I will be back on Wednesday with a little midweek motivation. 

Happy crafting,
Hugz, Jan xx

9 comments:

  1. HI Jan, gorgeous make, so girly and lovely details.
    Avril xx

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  2. WOW this is spectacular hun, love it so much xxx

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  3. WOW!!!!!!! This is stunning! I love the beautiful embellishments and the papers are fantastic.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Awesome project - no wonder it took ages to make, it's beautiful, such detail - love it!!

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  5. Oh my word! this is so stunning, love the pink and cream together. The little embellishments are fabulous too

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  6. This is just wonderful, Jan
    Rosie x

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  7. Jan this is gorgeous!
    Suzi B xx

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