Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Quirky Altered Vintage Christmas reminder!

It's that Quirky reminder time seems to me that happens every day! Well, todays the same... I'm not here so I hope this all comes out in the right font colour and size! Nip over to Quirky Crafts and see what the other's have made! The challenge is to alter something in vintage style and it has to be Christmas, like it used to be...Wellllll, I'm rubbish at all of that! But here's what I came up with...
First A Wall hanging...which came to me around about three o'clock this morning after giving up at around 2.30 ... so don't look too closely! I've altered some beer mats, strangely we seem to have a lot of them! I've used vintage papers from a magazine, inked all of them and the digi's from our sponsor (Stitchy) with TM Vintage Photo, then tore around them.
The little reindeer was also a freebie stencil from a crafty maginzine. First time I've used him...I think it's the best bit!  I've also added some wording using SNOW, so it reads Snow, Noel, Oh Christmas Tree and Winter. .Everything else is from my stash...or was found just 'lying around'
 The other thing I made and nearly gave up on, was this altered Nuttella glass jar. I printed the digi's onto acetate, printed it out and threw loads of embossing power over it while it was still wet. The idea was to make the acetate look a bit 'frosted' I fixed it to the glass after putting it through my Xyron magchine.
 I think it looks better with the lights off.... Hmmm...(I look better with the lights off too!) Well, that's it from me! I'm not here, I'll catch you later. Thank you for stopping by!
 When I get in I hope to add some more...
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  1. Ll you think you don't do altered and vintage, but you do! both projects are fab??the frosting on the jar is really lifelike.

  2. Beautiful projects, love them both hun, you have been busy xxx

  3. They do say that all good things come to those who wait Lyn, I'm just sorry that you had to wait until 3am for this inspired 'light bulb' moment, What a great idea to alter beer mats to create a Christmas wall Hanging. I love the vintage feel that you created ....A modern antique perhaps. This is great. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  4. Lyn, These are gorgeous! I especially like the candle. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  5. Great projects, love the colours of the wall-hanging. Thanks for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the challenge.

    Victoria DT

  6. What superb creations you have made! These really are amazing, I would never have thought to do altered beermats but they are a great size, shape and thickness to do just that!

    Wishing you luck in the OSAAT challenge this week.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  7. Wow, I love that wall hanging - that's gorgeous! Love all those little details you added. What a great idea to use the beer mats - I seem to have plenty of those around too (I call them coasters though, probably because I don't drink beer LOL). Seriously fab idea and this is going on my list.

    Your candle is pretty too - I never would have thought of that - you are brimming with fab ideas!

  8. What beautiful the vintage feel of your first project and the nutella jar is quite stunning too. Well done.

    Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  9. Beautiful creations! Thank you for joining our Anything But A Card challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  10. Gorgeous creations! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


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