Sunday 16 August 2009

A altered tin, birdhouse, and a couple of vintage style cards

Well I've been busy crafting this week after a lovely little break in Whitby - was even eating fish and chips on the beach in Robin Hoods Bay!!! Lovely!!!!

To start off with Maz gave us a challenge - alter a cigar tin!!! Loved this one - could I have some more please!!! Knew as soon as I saw it what I was going to do with it. I turned it into a little book!!!

This is the tin front just covered with card and paper which was inked - the wording is just printed in MS Word. Added some flowers and leaves and a few sticky diamanties.

This is the tin opened - again covered in the same paper and inked. The flower image my hubby created for me from 2 images I found surfing the net - he merged them together in Adobe Photoshop - neat eh!

And this is the back of the tin - just card and paper inked around the edges. A ribbon tied around the middle and finished. You can see Sam's and Sue's here - all different and inspiring

This is the birdhouse I altered from ages ago - again check Sam's and Sue's blogs to see what they came up with. Mine was quite simply changed with card, paper and ribbon oh and some lace around the 'gables'.

Wednesday I was able to join Sue's class for the first time - we made vintage cards - my fave theme. This is the one I made there and...

...this one I made when I got home. Sue always inspires me!

Well thats it for tonight - hopefully I will be able to blog the rest of the crafty bits later in the week xx


  1. love the pink bird house very effective and the cards are lovely.

    ps you can come play in the beach hut any time.

    Kate x

  2. Fab tin and bird house Polly, like you say it's amazing how different they all end up from starting off the same way. Great cards too, I must get to one of those classes one day!!! xxxx

  3. That tin totally everything about it!

  4. What a lovely collection of work Polly. I especially love your take on the tin, beautiful.

    Sue x

  5. polly love your tin,your bird house is gorgeous. see you soon. maz xx