Monday, 7 May 2012

Oh no, something else got altered!

Hey guys, back again!  Well, I did warn you all in my last post that this altering lark gets a bit addictive, so I'm back agin with another recycled object!  This time it was an empty Ferrero Rocher box from Christmas that got the altering treatment, from this...
To this...
I used my 'Better things' digistamp, coloured with Promarkers (there's a precoloured version too, here)...
I have to say that the sentiment is very apt for me, as I always have better things do to than housework!! (And usually involves some sort of crafting!)  I wanted to create a gift to go inside the box, so got my sewing machine out and knocked up a little shopping bag from some left over material...
...it's fully lined too! 
...I folded it up and added a cigar band from patterned paper, then added the second part of the sentiment '...like shopping!'  So, in full the sentiment reads - If my shelves are dusty and my pots don't shine, it's because I've got better things to do with my time...like shopping!  (There's also 2 other variations, '...like gardening! and of course, '...like crafting!' which have images to go with them too.)  It would be nice to add a giftcard inside too, so the recipient is ready to shop!
Hope you like my latest project and that you take inspiration to get your crafty mitts on and recycle something...wonder what I'll find to alter next?!  Thanks for dropping by, it always means a lot, Lisa X
I'm entering this project into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Birthday
(a birthday gift)
For a Special Lady
Get your Girly On

7 comments:

coops said...

wow this is brilliant lisa.a great gift idea and i love your fab image and sentiment :D

xx coops xx

Elise said...

Wow! Your colouring is gorgeous! And what a LOVELY gift bag too!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Elaine said...

I just keep my clear stamps in these FR boxes and it makes me guilty to see how many of these boxes I have .
What a stunning idea to alter one, your work is just fabulous, I love the papers and that gorgeous image just pops out of the page well done Fabulious Hugs Elaine

melsanford said...

What a fab idea! I love it and the sentiment is fab :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Katina said...

Fantastic! I love this Lisa! Thanks for sharing it with us at PTW and good luck!
xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous gift.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

luv

Debby

Susie said...

I LOVE that sentiment and all your makes are fabulous! Thank you for joining our For a Special Lady challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x