Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Birthday Bonanza

Apologies lots of photos coming up.
Well I've had lots of inspiration this week so made the most of it...Next week I may not have any lol. Thought I would share this little gift set with you. The tin started out life as a tin of nuts we got at Christmas, believe it or not lol.


My very first attempt at masking, found it easier than it actually sounds just need to practice. Used these two adorable "Tilda's" and coloured them with my promarkers: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cool grey 1,2,3, Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink. The design papers are a mixture of "Craft Creations" and "Dove Craft Piece Of Cake" sets.

The roses are from "Wild Orchid Crafts", the edges of all the papers and card has been distressed.

The adorable sentiment stamp is by "Lili Of The Valley" I love it, perfect for my "Tilda's" lol.

Gift Pail

Well it was once full of delicious nuts, but a Racoon stopped by over Christmas and ate them all, so I decided a spot of recycling was in order. I covered the tin with brown card.

Then I added the gingham paper and another strip of brown card. I added some black gingham ribbon around the top of the tin. I also punched two holes in the side of the tin and threaded some more gingham ribbon through to use as a handle.

The tin has been decorated with the same "Tilda's" and sentiment stamp. I have also tied some "Bakers Divine Twine" from "The Ribbon Girl" around the tin.

Not turned out to bad!
Thanks for sticking with me :).


I hope to enter the following...

Quirky Crafts Challenges - #1 Food Glorious Food.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - #50 Anything Goes.
St Lukes Charity Cards - New lease of life to something old and tired (recycled tin).


  1. What a super set! Love the card and sweet Tilda images! I think your gift pail is fabulous - wonder what's in it!!!! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  2. This is a fabulous recycling project, the tin is BRILLIANT.
    I absolutely adore the card and tin.
    Stunning work
    Buffy x

  3. Hi Andria
    What gorgeous work ...you have made a great job of the masking...love all your projects....stunning work....thanks for joining us at St.lukes this week.....
    Big hugs sylvie

  4. What a fantastic gift set! Loving the colours you used and your masking turned out great!


    ps...do you get many racoon's around your way??!! lol!

  5. Fabulous easel card and altered tin, I love the chocolate brown tones, and your colouring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  6. such a gorgeous little gift set, I love the soft sepia colour tones you have used! Hugs Juls

  7. Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Love the gift pail idea!

  8. Congrats on being our first of our 2012 challenge Andria.. what a great job you have made in recycling the tin...and love your matching card. Thank for your joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


  9. This is a really lovely project - unfortunately as your recycle item isn't your card, it doesn't qualify for our challenge over at St Luke's as we are a card making challenge site only.
    Thanks for having a go though - your repurposed tin is brilliant.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious)
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  10. Hi Andria,

    Fantastic projects ! Good idea : the recycling ! Sensible choice of colours.Delicate work. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  11. wow these are fantastic andria.gorgeous images and i love your colours and details :D

    xx coops xx

  12. Fab card and tin Sheena. Also love the baby card on your earlier post. Anne x

  13. Fabulous and gorgeous makes.


  14. What a fantastic set and a great use of those images. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog.

  15. What a fabulous set, great card and a brilliant tin. Thank you for joining us at St Lukes this month.
    Lynne xxx

  16. Fabulous card and tin love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  17. Very creative of you. Love what you've made. It's amazing what a little alteration can do to a tin isn't it?

    Hugs, Sandra See my card HERE!

  18. That's a great way to recycle the peanut tub and I love the colours and patterns too :)
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
    Jenny x


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