Wednesday, 11 July 2012

N for Not a card

Good Morning everyone! Well its time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge and its another fun one for you! This challenge we have Wilma hosting and the challenge theme is N for NOT a card!
SO that is as it sounds NO cards anything else Christmas is what we want to see this time.
I have been naughty at ABC Christmas and Hijacked Wilma's post but its to announce that the awesome crafter Jennifer is joining our fabulous team! I am so proud to have her join our team! So please pop over and say hi and welcome her thanks xx
SO then to the challenge: N for Not a card
Our sponsors are: Simon Says Stamp
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And we are lucky to have 2 guest designers too!
Now I had a little problem call Ribbon off cuts,
These need a home and need to be tidy!

So I decided to make some storage from something that would normally be recycled in the curb side collection box. And here is my creation, It is a Christmas Ribbon storage tin. Here's what it started life as a Acquerello Riso tin, we got this rice a month or so ago just to see what all the fuss was about and well I wanted the tin thehehehe :0)

I have recycled it and wanted to make some sort of storage with it! I am using Barry Stockings I love this image and have used him a few times before and love colouring him in grey/black his nose is done in black sakura gloss pen, the image is all in distress inks and then I stamped the snowflakes with Adirondack snow cap, and the other snowflakes are in walnut stain distress ink on Kraft. the dark brown is Kraft with walnut stain and then the snow cap stamped snowflakes once dry.
Here you can see the top a little better and I have used a fabulous freebie sentiment you can grab from Annette thanks hunny LOVE those! and now all my off cuts are safely tucked inside :0)
Being the lid is plastic I have been able to stick some pins in and add some jingle bells and some other bits and bobs the Tin is now full of Christmas ribbon off cuts.
Here are some challenges I am entering:
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas In July
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Something Bought - Last 2 Months - Riso tin.
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas In July
The Pink Elephant - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
LEJ Designs - Animals – bear
The Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas in July
Party Time Tuesdays - Let's Get Punchy
Forever Friends - Christmas in July
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
Hotshot Crafts -Distress Inks
Have a great day and don't forget to come and join us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
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  1. Yes, Barry is a cutie, and I love the altered tin you have made with him. A great way to store all those ribbon off cuts.
    hugs Dorte
    Did you make a great meal with the rice??

  2. This is fab Samantha! Such a festive way to store your ribbons :) and kudos on the recycling :D

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge Blog :)

    Tags xx

  3. Great storage ideal thanks for having xmas in july with us at the crazy challenge. Hugs Pam x

  4. Hi Samantha, great storage tin you made. Love the image and the colours. Love, Wilma

  5. What a lovely decorated tin! Love the colors you've used and the image is such a sweet one!

  6. Barry's adorable and what a great use of an old tin. Love that you've used one of my sentiments too. Thanks honey.

  7. What a great idea and its perfect for our Christmas in July challenge over at Forever Friends. Good luck! Hugs Julie x

  8. fabulous recycling Samantha ! :-) such a cute image and the colours and details are fab :-)

    Lols x x x

  9. Such a gorgeous recycled tin Samantha. Love the design with the punched edges and the details with the pins and bows. Barry is coloured perfectly too. Hugs Bettina xx

  10. Your altered tin is gorgeous. It looks so classy with the kraft colored paper. I love all the doo-dads you added to the lid.


  11. This is just so cleaver Samantha, Love the idea now the ribbon is nice and neat. Thanks for sharing!!


  12. Gorgeous and a great prject xxxxxxxx Thank you for joing us at LEJ and good luck xxxxxx

  13. What a fabulous project!! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  14. What a fabulous make over Samantha!! Terrific accents. I noticed on your side bar that you have over 49 Christmas cards completed - Way to Go!!

  15. That's adorable! Totally crafty, totally recycled green and WAAAAY cuter than my glass mason jar on a shelf..LOL!
    Your projects and cards you've posted lately are the heat! You are on a roll. How you find the time in the day to do it all, I'll never know. Beautiful work Samantha. :)
    me x

  16. Adorable project!! Love the sweet image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

  17. what a fabulous idea .. love it

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  18. beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments! Gemma :)

  19. such a fabby tin!

    Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

    Holly PTT DT

  20. Beautiful creation and so clever too!, thanks for joining in our Christmas In July challenge this month at Ladybugs Craft Ink and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs Laurie x

  21. This is soooo lovely, Thanks for joining the Ladybugs Christmas digi Release Challenge and blog hop, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you're lucky, Hope to see you next time, Julie.x

  22. Stunning Samantha, I love it, love the image youve used, he's great and the colours are fab... Thanks for joining in with us at LEJ Designs


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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