Friday, 31 July 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Alterations!

Wow - What a lovely week I have had, making my way around all your blogs and commenting on all that lovely Masking. Super stamps you all have and I am loving the Stampscenes some of you did!

This week at Stampin' for the Weekend we have an equally excellent challenge for you! We would like to see you 'Alter' something.

This weeks lovely sponsor is Susie at Die Cut Dreams.

Susie is offering one of you lucky crafters who catches our eye, lots and lots of lovely die cuts! There has got to be £20 worth there, can you imagine what you could do with them? Chalk them, ink them, alter them the list is endless!

I have decided to make a set for my 'Altered' project.
My Mother in Law had a Summer House built in her back garden and since my partner and his siblings have grown up and flown the coop, she has always wanted one, and earlier this month, her dream came true (shame I have no photo's - I will get some I promise!)

Here we have all of my items that I have made for this weeks Challenge. My altered Items are the Candle and the Note book.

Candle and Bag with Tag.

Candle all wrapped up ready to go in the bag.

The card I made and the note book cover I altered.

A little close up of the Card Image

And one of the Tag Image

There you have it. I had sooooo much fun making the candle. Super way to spruce up a plain alter candle and it didnt take all that long to do either. Dont forget we have the super lovely Suzie who is our Guest Designer this week. Its her last week, so make sure you pay her some love and go and see her wonderful Altered project, Thank you Suzie for Designing for us these past two weeks, been a pleasure!

Also - The Stampin' Team have come up with some Uber Altered Items, and you should go see for yourselves how they did it. Maybe they will inspire you to give something a go you wouldnt normally do?

My Recipe
Stamps: Magnolias Watering Can, Summer 09 Flowers (all three), Tilda with Key and Tilda with Flower also from the Summer 09 kit
Paper/Card: K&Co papers from Roam, Lifes Journey and Wild Saffron, Papermania Textured Card Stock
Tools: Retro Flower Punches (M & L), Heat Gun, Woodware Corner Rounder
Embellies: Paper Roses, Key and Lock Charms, Ribbons and Buttons all from Stash, sparkly gems on candle from Argos (which came with a Gemagic machine for putting brad like gems on clothes), Papermania Adhesive Crystal Gems.
Meduim: Copics for all images, inc the ones on the candle.

Thank you for popping by, and I hope you have taken away some inspiration from my post


crafty amy said...

Hiya hun,
I am just trying to pick my jaw up off the floor!!! This set is so pretty I love every single bit of it. I wish I could have a summer house would be great to see some pics of it ( though I am sure it will make me jealous lol)
How do you do that with the candle I keep wanting to ty it out but have no idea where to start.
Amy xx

Nancy said...

Morning Kimmi:O) You have made a wonderful gift-set here! Love the candle! Have you used regular ink? I will have to try it out. Gorgeous! Love the little notebook, and that you put a card in there makes it perfect:O)
Your Mother in law is going to love this one;O)
Have a wonderful weekend, hope Poppy is feeling better today:O)
Hugs, Nancy.

Sheila said...

Hiya Kimmi.
I adore your candle gift set, it's just devine & I'm sure you MIL will think so too lucky lady :)... gorgeous Tilda images on this and what better one to put on a summerhouse gift them the summer Tildas:).
Sheila xx

Suzie said...

Oooh this is fantastic, what a gorgeous set and such detail, I love it. Thanks once again for letting me join in the fun. Suzie xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmi! This is a beautiful set! I especially
love how you did the candle. The images are adorable and fabulous papers. I love the can on the notebook. Your MIL will love this!:)
Hugs, Vanja

Donna said...

Oh My Kimmi, you've certainly been busy with the candle, notebook and card. I really must try decorating a candle again, it's all so lovely and color co-ordinated, your MIL is going to love this little package for her new summer house.
Donna xx

Bev said...

Wow, what an amazing gift set you have created Kimmi -your mum in law sure is going to love this! x

Vicki said...

absolutely amazing creations Kimmi, I love all of them, those K & Co papers are so lush. I have not decorated a candle as yet, must try it soon so hopefully you may have given me the push I need. A perfect gift set for your MIL to celebrate her lovely new summer house, she is gonna love these Kimmi. xx vicki xx