Thursday, 8 January 2015

Chocolate and signs...

Good afternoon, my lovely Blogging friends!  Well, today is my eldest son's 17th Birthday (don't know how that happened!?!)...a HUGE Happy Birthday to my darling, Jason!  Now when it comes to presents for a 17 year old, things get difficult - especially as his only interest at the moment is Skypeing his girlfriend 24/7!  Thankfully, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to take the plunge into the wonderful world of Pinterest...OH MY WORD! did I not go on this sooner?!  I have ideas swimming around in my head for garden features, home decor, crafts and 101 gift ideas for next Christmas, but I also came across a fabulous gift just perfect for Jase...
...a chocolate bouquet!!  He is an absolute chocolate monster, so this will be right up his street! He is also getting money towards driving lessons as he had his provisional license as part of his Christmas presents...I will soon be entering into a whole new era of parenthood with me sat at home waiting for him to get in and panicking if he's 5 minutes late!
...Anyhow, after all my waffle, I do have a couple of crafty projects to share with you.  I picked up some wooden signs in the sale in B&M for...wait for it...10p each!  They had moustaches on, but this is what they look like now...
...The first one I made into a key hanger...
...and the second a pretty jewllery hanger.  I used 3 mini wooden bobbins as the hangers and found the apt saying online.  It was decorated with  a doily, MS clay frame, WOC paper flowers, cream satin ribbon, buckle slider, diamantes and silver liquid pearls.
Thanks for dropping by and don't forget there's still plenty of time to join in with our fun sketch challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers!
I'd like to enter my sparkle hanger into the following challenges :
Always Anything Goes closes 11th
#1 Anything Goes closes 16th
Anything Goes closes 16th
Bling and a Bow until the end of the month


coops said...

stunning key and jewellery holders lisa, love how you upcycled the signs and love the choccy bouquet, a perfect pressie if you ask me ;D

xx coops xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow what great altered plaques Lisa, a really great idea and a bargain too. These would make fantastic presents.
Hope Jason enjoys his Birthday.

mascaraandmud said...

Happy birthday Jason! Love what you've done with the key hanger.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous altered art projects you have done a wonderful job on them. Love your designs. Hope Jason likes his present. Thanks for joining our challenge at LilPatch if Crafty Friends and hope to see you back again. Jennifer DT member

Sue said...

Belated Birthday wishes to your son, I hope he had a good day. I bet he loved the chocolate bouquet - how fabulous!
Your key and jewellery hangers are gorgeous, I love the designs and fabulous detailing on each.
hugs Sue xx

Jane said...

I still can't get my head around Pinterest but there are some lovely ideas out there. Happy birthday to your dear son..learning to drive is such a great rite of passage towards adulthood...exciting if worrying times ahead! Your hangers are really great such lovely details on them. Enjoy the weekend xx

Diane said...

Love the key and jewelry holder and wow what a fabulous chocolate bouquet.

Best of the New Year


Crafty KJ said...

These signs are brilliant Lisa, you're so good at getting a bargain and turning it into something gorgeous!
Happy birthday to Jason as well and welcome to the world of driving lessons lol!
Looking forward to the first workshop of the year next weekend, ready for some of your fab inspiration!
Hugs, Karen xx

Amy A said...

Wonderful creations. Love the DP's you've used on your hangers. Stunning creations! Thank you for joining us at Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends this Challenge and Good Luck. We sure hope you join us again.

Amy- DT Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Jacee said...

Great use of the plaques, what a fabulous idea they look great!

Your post made me giggle Lisa, I know exactly how you feel being the mother of two boys, been there done that, exactly what you were saying, especially the bit about skype, in our case it was the phone constantly glued to his ear, and it was the landline! mine are all grown up now and flown the nest, but you never stop worrying about them even then. Happy birthday Jason.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Andree said...

A wonderful hanger and a fabulous idea. I love the vintage look.
Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Lisa :) said...

Great projects love them all!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafting From The Heart!! Hope to see you again soon! —Lisa, DT

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous makes Lisa, love them all. The choccy bouquet looks so yummy, what a lovely idea hun.

Donna x

Crafty KJ said...

Hi Lisa. I just wanted to say thank you so much for letting me know about being a winner on one of the challenges! I missed it! My prize is on its way now thanks to you.
See you Saturday and thanks again.
Hugs, Karen xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Great creation, fabulous idea. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Sharon said...

beautiful designs, thanks for sharing with us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends xx