Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Just a note to say I am sorry I am unable to post anything at the moment ...I have been without my PC since Sunday...
Windows tells me I have a corrupted file and that they are fixing it...that was on Sunday and its still running and correcting files???????
Thinking this could be a bug but really hope not.

As soon as I'm back on my own PC I will catch up with posting.

Chriss x

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Altered Wine Boxes.

Back again after a short break from blogging however behind the scenes there has been a little altering going on.

Do you remember not tooo long ago I told you that I had challenged both Chris and Debbie to alter a wine box using Cosmo Cricket Papers.

I found the boxes in a sale they were reduced to just over a £1 50 each.... no way would I have bought them to give as a gift for a bottle of wine as they were... but I could see them being altered,

You can see the wine box being stripped of the paper which actually took me almost 2hrs of scraping and wetting to get mine off.

This is Debbies altered wine box using Cosmo Cricket papers... first she gave the wood a pistachio green wash and then covered the door in CC paper and using their push out letters arranged the word 'Vino'

Next we have Chris' she printed out a gorgeous image and added a few words from CC 12x12 papers she decorated it with some pretty silk flowers after giving the box a teak coloured wash.

The words read.... I can't wait 'til tomorrow 'cos, I get prettier everyday...

Chris then added a very unusual crown to her little Princess.

She then finished it by covering the handle in matching paper and changed the rope for ribbon.
Didn't they do well... ...round of applause please....see below for my altered wine box.

Not only did I alter the wine box but I also covered the label that was attached to it ....It just happen to be the exact same size of the chewing gum package my DD challenged me to alter...well you all know I like a

And so with my CC papers I set to... covering the cardboard packet with the gorgeous 'Chemistry' paper and added words to the back and front of the covered label folding them so that the card fits very neatly inside the sleeve.

The Image is from Crafty Individual's.

THIS box can be given as a gift from a Male to a Female on an anniversary OR for no reason at all.... just to say.... I love you.....Note for today...must find myself a man!

We hope that we have given you some Ideas for altering a chewing gum packet.
Keep coming back as I have a few more altered challenges my DD set me and would love to share them with you.
Have a lovely Sunday AND a Happy belated Birthday to Chris for Tuesday.
Chriss x

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Happy Birthday Curtis

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to you.

Curtis is my eldest Grandchild he is 19 today

Apparently this is how 'blue A4 folders' are being worn on the cat walk this year.

This pic below is of him with his Granddad in Feb at his mums 40th birthday....Isn't he just gorgeous?

And this fab photo of him is with his lovely girlfriend Sarah of 2yrs

I think they make a gorgeous couple, Sarah organised a party last night with their friends at her house and today was a family gathering at home....but at this moment he and the boys are out celebrating both Curtis and Darrens birthday ...Darren will also be 19 after midnight.
Happy Birthday to Darren too.
hope the Easter bunny arrives with lots of choccie eggs tomorrow.
have a great Sunday n Monday.
Love Chriss x

Thursday, 9 April 2009

altered drawers

Do You remember this set of drawers I showed you earlier in the week...
I promised to show you how I transformed them and brought them up to date.
As I have had them at least 10yrs although packed away for the last 5 I decided they needed a fresh new look.

By giving them an undercoat using Gesso (however If I did the same again I would use ordinary craft paint to give an undercoat) I then used a brown acrylic paint on them giving them a lovely look of dark wood.

Insided each of the eight drawers I painted a different colour,

I then added a 1 inch button to the front of you would think I would be going to keep buttons in them but

I am using them to house some of my gorgeous beads.... my new lovely friend Denise has turned me into a bead monster...LOL.
Thank you for looking and I have not forgotten that I have promised to show you some other 'stuff '...I have been altering.
Chris and I have had a great 48hrs crafting away and we will show you all very soon.
Have a lovely Friday tomorrow.
Chriss x

Tag You're It, 1st Birthday


This week sees the first birthday of 'Tag You're It' here is my birthday tag made with this in mind.... I love cupcakes I can you tell?
This sweet little image is from 'Lisa's Altered Art'.
A bit over the top I know but I just didn't know when to

Thank you to the TYI team for a year of challenges and friendship.

If you would like to join in the fun why not pop over HERE and take a look at the inspiration the team created for us.

Have a great Thursday. xx
Chriss x

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Hello ...Just what have we been getting up to


I forgot to share this ATC with you which I entered for The Crafty Individual

ATC challenge, I sent in 2, one that you have already seen. Although I don't know who received mine I was delighted with the 2 I received...Thanks to Jean and Malcolm for arranging the swap.

WHAT is this I hear you ask...well something that would normally find it's way into the bin .... however my daughter who doesn't understand my love of paper and stamps and crafting...CHALLENGED me to do something with the sugar free chewing gum packet and hey ...she was if you want to see what I came up with pop back next week and I will show you.

Along with this set of drawers.... pop back to see what I have done to them!!!
Not forgetting the above wine box which I challenged Chris, Debbie and myself to CHANGE the look of using COSMO CRICKET papers.... just how did we cope with this challenge ...what did we create????

Thank you to everyone who has left comments even though I have been unable to get around to you before today.

Chriss x