Saturday, 11 May 2013

Having a little play

Hi Everyone,

I'm still coughing Yikes will it every stop... even the cat's left home with the noise I'm making..... So I decided I would have a little play to see if I could take my mind off it...( did'nt work)...tee-hee..
Well I used the big shot pro to cut this box out it's really a great size will be ideal for Birthday & Christmas...these dies are so expensive...But I got this still in wrapper off a friend for £12.00 these dies are 12 x 12 so it's big... I have a wee selection now mostly I buy them from ebay.... the big shot pro! I bought that for £100.00 pounds plus 3 new dies.. you've guessed it I'm a wee bargain hunter.. I'm not Scottish for nothing you know (lol)  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend & Thank you so much for your kind visit today..
Hugs May x x x x

 I decorated the box with some SU newsprint papers I added some burlap round the middle of box with some muslin cloth, added lace & trim to the sides of the lid & made a quick flower from some fine linen cloth for the top, the pearl buttons are from my stash.....


 This one is an empty coffee jar, very simple just some burlap & lace I added buttons to the bottom of the jar... Hope you like them..

Entered into challenge:
eclectic paperie  (messsage in a bottle)

47 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh May...I just love what you have done with your box...and the up cycled jar is wonderful... I've got a small collection of old coffee jars in my craft room, that I put all my bits and bobs in, so you've inspired me to give them a little makeover!!
... well done on your crafty bargains...I do love a bargain!! ;)
...and you are still coughing..you poor thing! feel better soon!! x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous box and a great way to use coffee jars. They are both beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

marion said...

wowwww this is so stunning, love it and the vintage style is so fabulous, hugs, Marion

brenda said...

That cough really is hanging about May, but it's certainly not curbed your crafting inspiration, lovely work here.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

cotnob said...

These are wonderful May, I love your box - the subtle colour with the newsprint papers and lace is perfect.
Thank you for your kind words regarding my Dad.
Pauline
x

Christine Harrop said...

Two fabulous projects May. I love them both. Oh dear, hope that cough goes soon. Must be very tiring, apart from anything else. Christine x

June Nelson said...

Wow May Lovely, how clever are you, I could see both of these in my bedroom as I have it shabby chic, I particulary love those boxes, amazing and so beautiful, oooh want lol big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

Redanne said...

Hi May, what gorgeous creations! Love the box, I am sure you will get tons of use from that die if this is what you can make. Love that SU newsprint paper. Your jar is stunning, such a simple jar but such a gorgeous result. You are soooo creative! Hugs, Anne x

Ira Huberts said...

Both your creations are fabulous May, love the text on your box and the fine laces and your coffee jar looks stunning! Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Ira xox
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Inky Angel said...

May, your box is so beautiful, it would be a gift just by itself. Great use of the lace and burlap, they go together perfectly.
Have a great weekend and hope you are over that cough soon.
Hugs,
Katie

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and I hope you are enjoying your weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Carol said...

These are fabulous May, love your box and the up-cycled jar looks terrific. Carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

May what stunning creations gorgeous colours and you've embellished them beautifully

Anne

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great results! Looks like you had great fun, making this.
Hope you get well soon.

kind regards, Alie :-)

Crafty Lark said...

Super projects, also love your bargains. xx Flora

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! So beautiful May, I really love the designs and the details you have added are gorgeous.
I hope you cough clears soon.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...just what the Dr ordered May, a wee play in the craft room, super gorgeous makes, adore the little box and all the pretty embellies and the jar is darling, what a great way to make over instead of throwing away, great inspiration...Melxx :)

catherine said...

Sorry to hear your still coughing May. Hope it eases for you really soon. Glad you are crafting to try and take your mind of it all and they are all looking fabulous
x catherine

Marie-Louise said...

Such great projects May.

Hope your cough clears up soon.

Patricia said...

Wow! You have been a busy bee!!
Love, love, love that box that really appeals to me. Coffee jar is brilliant as well.
Hope that cough gets better soon.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sue B said...

Aww your box is beautiful May! I love the newspaper paper and the gorgeous lace and flower… so pretty… and love how you've decorated the coffee jar… it looks gorgeous with those beautiful flowers! :-)
I hope your horrid cough goes away soon hun!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

These are such pretty, delicate and gorgeous boxes, beautifully presented. I am so jealous of your Big Shot Pro. I have the ordinary Big Shot and I don't know what I'd do without it, but a 'pro' - wow! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh yes, and the coffee jars too - really lovely. Hope your cough gets better soon!xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I do love a bargain May, you did well, I love your box that lace is beautiful I like the decorative jar too.
Kevin xx

Neesie said...

It's been ages since I've visited you May but as always, you've got some beautiful creations for us all to see.
Who would believe that under all that finery lived an old coffee jar!
Recycling at its best eh? ;D
Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well lately...I hope you're on the road to recovery.
Enjoy your Sunday :D

inkypinkycraft said...

Really beautiful May...gorgeous..hugs trace x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

OH These are lovely! Love the bookprint paper and lace! With the added pearls etc So chic!

Hope you feel better xoxo

coldwaters2 said...

OMG May this is absolutely beautiful, what a fantastic project you have designed each item to perfection, I love the use of the paper also the flower and lace it looks awesome. May I want to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I think I will contact Elaine as I am really into my crochet I even designed my own flower last night, lol, not bad after just a few weeks taking up the hook again.
hugs
lorraine x

Buttons said...

Such beautiful projects May. VERY envious of your bargain hunting - what I wouldn't do for a £100 BSP and dies! Hugs, Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

These are beautifully pretty and feminine May. Nicola x

cuilliesocks said...

May both of these projects are just amazingly wonderful, I love them both and the lace you've used is beautiful, kate x

Elaine said...

Hi May love these so pretty, gorgeous and different !

butterfly said...

So sorry to hear you're still coughing, May - poor you. Do hope it clears up soon.

These are wonderful creations - the little box is absolultely enchanting, and the altered jar is a delight. You could pop that in to the eclectic Paperie Get Altered challenge if you fancy it - it's Altered Bottles and Jars at the moment: http://eclecticpaperie.blogspot.de/2013/05/get-altered-challenge-message-in-bottle.html
Alison x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful creations May, love the pretty lace.

Donna x

coops said...

wow these are both so beautiful may.gorgeously vintage and pretty :D

xx coops xx

Karen Frost said...

Very pretty, May! Love the burlap and lace and the little buttons.
Sorry you don't feel well. :( Hope this clears up soon! xoxo

downrightcrafty said...

love you playing May gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful boxes and jars and what a bargain!
Rosie x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! These are so beautiful, love the gorgeous lace and buttons and the flower is so pretty
Lindsay xx

Marian said...

Beautiful creations May,
They are both beautiful
Gr Marian

Anita Houston said...

So gorgeous May....feminine and frilly! I love the lace and burlap!

Tracy said...

Such beautiful makes May and your Jar is stunning!!
Thank you so much for joining in over at eclectic Paperie and good luck.
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Annette Green said...

Burlap and lace, what a wonderful combination. Beautifully done.

Kelly Neis said...

Love your box! That flower is gorgeous and I do love your burlap and lace combo and colors. Naturally beautiful.
I really hope your cough is getting better!
Hugs Kelly

samboscraftart said...

Very pretty!

Nicecrane Designs said...

wowww i am falling in love with your stunning box May. wowww,wowww

Sandy said...

Well yo9ur little plays are simply wonderful kid!! Do you see how far behind I can get - boo hoo!!
Sandy