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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Week 121 - Alter/recycle Allsorts DT

Morning all,
Firstly I must apologise for being quiet on the comment front, I love visiting all your blogs to see what you've been creating but it just hasn't happened this week, hopefully things will be back to normal next week! Also welcome to my new followers, I will get round to visiting you, I promise!
What a week I have had! Some of you may remember way back me saying my eldest son had to have a foot operation to remove a blood vessel. This didn't happen when it should have, so we had to take him this Wednesday to Addenbrooks and it finally got done. The nursing staff there were absolutely brilliant and put us all at ease - I think I was more traumatised than Josh, especially when it came to the General Anaesthetic!!!
Needless to say Joshua was extremely brave and is enjoying his week off school and all the attention he's getting from his class mates!
Anyway, on to the real reason for my post: over at
 it's my turn to host this week's challenge which is:
Alter or Recycle Something!
Hope you can join in as I really cant wait to see what all you talented crafters do with my theme.
I was so spoilt for choice with this challenge, as I cant bear to throw interesting things away that have crafting potential, that it took me a while to settle on a project, hope you like the end result.

It started it's life as a matchbox:

and ended up becoming a recipe box:

The top of the box:

Inside the box with the recipe cards:

SU paper - Elegant Soiree
SU Perfect polka dots embossing folder
Magnolia Doo Hickey Antique lace and tag die
Small book ring
flowers, ribbons and pearls from stash
Hero Arts self adhesive lace
Magnolia rolling pin and Yummy Tummy Jam Tilda (borrowed from Fleur, thanks hun xx)

Allsorts are sponsored this week by:

offering a Little Darlings rubber stamp of choice!

Challenge I would like to enter:
TOMIC - Chocolate (brown and cream)

Hope you can play along with Allsorts this week, check out the other amazing DT inspiration and have a great weekend!


Sara said...

Great job altering Nicola, I love the little recipe cards so cute. I`ll have to have a rumage through the recycling bin to see what I can find now ! hugs Sara xx

angelwhispers said...

What a fab recipe box and just loving all the fab detail! Glad your little one is doing fine. Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Sadilla said...

HI dear
this is a gorgeous project... I like all the detail, and Tilda look great!! =) Congrats dear!

~Christina~ said...

And of course I just did a fun altered projects (a taco shell box!) this past week. Hmmm...wonder what else I can find :) :) this little project of pretty!!!

coops said...

wow this is stunning nicola.gorgeous tilda and i love your beautiful colours and details ;D

xx coops xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful box !!great work !!thanks for joining in our TOMIC challenge.

Debbie said...

Hi Nicola.
Thank you for the lovely comments you left for me. I saw you decided to follow me, thank you for that too, I came straight over and looked at your stunning work, I will follow you if thats ok. Hope your Son Josh is feeling better. When my Son was 6 (he is 19 now) when he had really drastic hip surgery, and like you I was worse than him, he was in great pain, but handled it so well for a little boy, makes me want to cry when I think about it. Hope Josh is ok. Debbiexx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous creation Nicola, hope you had a fab day at sirstamp.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Mary J said...

OMG Nicola, this is amazing! I can't tell you how impressed I am with your embellishing!!

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Nocola, really nice to meet you today, I had such a great time and hopefully I will get to Sir Stampalot more often now!
Love your recipe box the embellies are fantastic and of course I love anythnig Tilda!
Joined your site so I don't lose you to blogland!

HUgs Laurie

maxine said...

wow this is stunning Nicola, its so pretty hugs maxine x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a lovely bit of recycling-- it is absolutely adorable
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Lisa Jane said...

HI Nicola - it was lovely to meet you at Sir Stamp - we had a fab day!
LOve this fab idea .. so cute! will have to try this one!
Lisa x

Pami said...

Hi Nicola, it's Pam here from the class on Saturday! I found you and am now a follower!! It was great to meet you, it was a fun day! Your creation is gorgeous, its such a transformation!! Pam x

brenda said...

Hi Nicola

It was really lovely to meet you properly and have time to chat at the weekend, thanks so much for coming.

I did't realise about you son until I read this post, do hope he is getting on OK.

B x

Chris said...

Hi Nicola and I hope Joshua is doing OK, I know how it is with the kids, we tend to be more worried than they are :)! I love your altered matchbox and colouring of Tilda which is beautiful. These larger matchboxes are brilliant for altering but I would never have thought to do a recipe theme, what a great idea and I love how you did the recipes on the tags. Take care and have a good week. Hugs, Chris x

Dawn said...

Brilliant transformation, Nicola! A fantastic way to use re-purpose a matchbox. Lovely Tilda - she looks wonderful and your embellishments are gorgeous.

Hugs, Dawn

Basslady said...

gosh! this is absolutely striking and fabulous!

a masterpiece of altering...brilliant!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

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