Saturday 19 February 2011

Cards in a Tin 1

Woo hoo, one of my projects is finished. As some of you know I have been making cards to fit a tin that I have now 'decorated' to become a pressie for a friend. We are going away this weekend to Walsall, Birmingham, to stay with a couple of our very good friends and this is going to be my 'Thank You' present.

The tin was one I bought for 25p in Wilkinsons and was in the Christmas leftovers bargain section last month. Originally it was full of eye shadows.

I have used alcohol inks and added paper and these little embellishments. The TH die cut heart and the crown has been heat embossed with white embossing powder, The winged heart - (another by Invoke) -  was stamped with Adirondack stream, some glitter pen added and then double embossed with clear embossing powder. The butterflies are both MS punches.

This fits challenges -
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything but a card.
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own embellies

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Fliss said...

This is totally gorgeous Brenda and I'm sure will go down a real treat with your friends.
Have a lovely time.
Fliss xxx

Lisa Jane said...

whata brilliant way to re use that tin.. its gorgeous .. Hope you HAve a fabulous time and i am sure your friend will be overjoyed with her personal gift
Lisa ;)

Liz said...

Have a great time hun wish you were staying here with that thank you pressie great idea

liz x

Junibears said...

Such a great idea Brenda and what a beautiful job you've made of it. It's brilliant! Have a great weekend.
Hugs June xx

Gram's Treasures said...

What a lovely gift idea! Beautiful! I'm sure you'll have a great weekend. I am jealous of your spring weather up already! We'll have 2 more months to wait here! Our visit to England may have to wait until next year. We'll see, may pick something closer to home for this year. We want to be fully functional first. LOL
Joyce xx

Pami said...

What a lovely project Brenda and a lovely gift. I hope you have a lovely time! Pami x

Unknown said...

You have created a beautiful makeover on this tin Brenda it is gorgeous and your cards are all beautiful, have a lovely time away, and your friend will be delighted when she receives this lovely gift. Lots Hugs
Sarah x

craftymum said...

Wonderful project Brenda.
Walsall .... My husband and daughter work in Walsall and live in Wolverhampton. You are so close!
hugs Sarah x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Brenda,
This is adorable!!! Your work is soooo awesome!!

Gem said...

such a beautiful creation Brenda, I'm sure it will be greatfully received :) x

Unknown said...

Awww Brenda this is fab, what a great keepsake, I'm sure your friend will love it, it's stunning! Jo xxx

cheryl said...

oh hun yet more stunning creations,you are so talented hun these are just gorogues have a great time hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Unknown said...

What a fantastic idea and there is one lucky lady receiving this awesome gift :) Lovely cards. Hugs xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous gift Brenda.

Unknown said...

Wow such a beautiful present, anyone would be glad to recieve that Brenda, hope you have had a good weekend with your friends. xx

Kay Carley said...

My goodness Brenda - you have been busy!! They all look stunning. xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Brenda,
If you get a chance, hop over to my magazine are featured!!! You're also welcome to take the "I've Been Featured" blog button for your blog!!!

Zue said...

I wonderful box of delights, Brenda. It will certainly be appreciated!
Also, thanks for your kind comment about my hand!
Sue xx

Kathyk said...

We passed the Walsall junction of the M6 on our way home from Craftathon 2011 B, waved but didn't see you!!! Hope you had as fab a time as we did!


Donnie said...

That is really lovely. I'm visiting from Cindy's feature. She is right you have a beautiful blog.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooow, Brenda, this is such a stunning project! And congrats on being featured at Cindy's Whimsical Musings ;)))
Hugs, Joanna xx

Linda M. said...

Hello Brenda, Congratulations on being featured in Cindy's magazine. I love your pieces in the magazine article and I think your gift box and cards are fantastic. It's a gorgeous gift. Linda

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Brenda,
I hope you're having a beautiful day!!! And thanks so much for sharing your talent at Whimsical Musings Magazine!

Juls said...

just fantabulous!!! Hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant project Brenda a fabulous gift, the tin and cards look superb, well done you.
Lorraine x

The Dolphin Inn said...

Oh wow what a bargain - dont you just love Wilkos !!!!! this is stunning and a beautiful idea for a thankyou gift xxx