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Monday, 7 February 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 39

In honour of Valentines Day we have a heart themed challenge starting today over at Crafty Cardmakers.

We are sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman and they are giving a £10 voucher away to the winner this week

Now for my project I have made something completely different for me. I have always wanted to do one of those little altered tins but have never found a small tin. So imagine my delight when I was putting my purchases on the conveyor belt in Home Bargains and found some tiny BRIGHT PINK tins of mints. I just had to buy one, and they were sugar free, double bonus !!

I had intended to make a little Valentine tin for my hubby and had bought some Love Heart sweeties so I could fill the tin with the best messages and decorate the outside. We've just had a brilliant Valentine Hop over at CDAC and the 'tattoo' style digi was a freebie from Guylou's Inimitability so I used that to decorate the outside. It is coloured in with both standard and a metallic gold Promarker. I covered the tin with black card and added Papermania ribbons to the edges. I have added some little heart gems and a sweetie to the outside.

So that was going to be it, just a little silly something to make Paul smile but I started getting a bit carried away when I realised that my new, much coveted Martha Stewart heart punchie would fit inside it, so I decorated the inside too.

I started with the MS punchie lattice heart which I purchased from Hobbycraft with my Christmas vouchers. I have wanted it for a very long time and it's either been out of stock when I've had the money for it, or when I've seen it I don't have the money for it. Isn't it always the way LOL.

Anyhoo, as the tin measures only 5cm x 6.5cm I pulled various bits and pieces together to see what would fit and work in it. The chipboard sentiment is from a QVC Colorbok kit, the felt heart with a bit of lace on it was from a Poundland bargain pack, the glittered die cut hearts are from a Let's Make Cards kit and I have added more heart gems and Love Hearts.

I know it is very amateur compared to some of the gorgeous works of art out there but I am really proud of it. It is something totally different for me and Paul will love it.

I am sure we will have loads of entries for this challenge and look forward to the love pouring out in your entries when Myself and the rest of the DT visit your blogs.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges :- (sorry it's a long list - there are loads of love/valentines themes at the moment)


Jane said...

I give in...I tried desperately this weekend to beat your World record of Challenges entered with my Valentines card for my OH...BUT I concede! You win...well done (SULK!!!) I love your little tin, very inventive...have a fab week xxx

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Mandy, your tin looks great, what luck finding one to alter. CoB

Jack said...

Oh Mandy I love this little box. And you go girl with those challenges, lol. xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Mandy. Cute little tin. Love the top decoration, and you even decorated the inside too. Great that you also added Love Heart sweets for him also. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

maxine said...

Lovely work thanks for joining us at The crafty pad x

Suzilou said...

Very cute tin, so want to have ago at doing something like this myself, will have to get me some mint tins :) and OMG to all your challenges, I have another blogging buddy that always enters loads of challenges but you beat her hands down! hehe :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mandy a lovely idea to create a Love tin you can put all sorts of little love things in it. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

downrightcrafty said...

Oh such a lovely Valentine creation thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Carol Ann said...

A great way to alter your tin using the tattoo digi. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfary's Digi Days first challenge.
Carol Ann xx

Melly said...

Aww love it!
I loved this as soon as I seen it! What a fab wee creation with gorjuss little details!
Hugs Melly xxx

seedlings mum said...

So love your little tin, and thanks for joining in Cardmadfairy's Digi Days challenge.

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute project!! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the bug!

Josephine said...

I think your tin is fabulous! Great project.

Sprytebyrd said...

This is just lovely! What a fun little tin and it sure sounds like you had a blast making it!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Valentine Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Mandy said...

Hi Mandy, what a great little project, love how you've decorated the tin using sweeties!!

Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.

take care,


Miranda said...

such an adorable mintbox mandy, with lovely details
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Donna Mosley said...

Hi mandy, love this cute little tin and the fab embellies, especially the sweeties.

Donna x

Kim Kelley said...

OOOHHH love this tin. So cute and perfect for a little girl!Thanks for playing at GI's

Karen said...

Lovely, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Terry Oulboub said...

So cute! I've wanted to do an altered tin too - this is just lovely - great front and inside - love the hearts too! You will get lots of smiles from this lovely gift. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Hearts" challenge! :~)

Courtney said...

This is adorable Mandy! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!


Mina said...

gorgeous Mandy and what a brilliant idea on how to use your tin...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Gina L said...

What a fun idea. I agree that he will love it! If you can find them, altoids tins work well for altering, too (or so I have heard...I could not make a great tin like yours...I suck at altering stuff). Anyway, thanks for playing along with Guylou's Inimitability!

Tracy said...

Totally cute idea for your hubby! Fun embellishments too. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a clever idea Mandy!!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's "Hearts a Flutter" challenge and we hope to see you again next challenge.

Marianne said...

Such tin of love!
Really love this altered tin!
Want to do that myself too, but i have the same problem as you, can't find a tin!
Perhaps i should look for candy too!;-)

Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Curlybear said...

Wow Beautiful card, and fabulous design and layout,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 120 Valentines

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

gillyflower said...

what a cutie love it love that MS heart punch too HAD to buy that a while back love her punches
great little tin
gill x

Jenni said...

Hi Mandy, happy to see you join in with our very first challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days with your gorgeous little tin. Hope you'll join us again next time.
Jenni x

Juls said...

wow!!! this is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

WencheP said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


princesskitten said...

what a clever idea

kitten DYSU team

Kerin said...

I have never tried one of those tins either!! Love yours, fabulous job!! Can I just say that I'm in awe of all of the challenges you even found, never mind actually participated in lol!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great idea & a fab little gift to give to the one you loves!!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT, CES Challenge, Gingerloft & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon, OSAAT and Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Nataliya.

Gina said...

What a lovely piece of altered art! Sweet little tin (groan haha) Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls :D XXX

Jillian said...

Hi there! I found your blog from The Paper Variety's challenge and I am happy to be your newest follower! I love you project - adorable!


Janna said...

Hi Mandy! Thanks so much for sharing your adorable red hot project with us at DYSU this week! Janna

Anonymous said...

How cute is this! Great job Mandy and thanks for playing in our challenge this week at AIF. Don't forget about our DT call. We'd love to have you apply

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Congrats with your find of this little tin. Fab use of all the elements to alter it. I'm sure hubby will treasure it. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope you can join us next time.

Tracey Brossart said...

Cool little gift tin! Very creative!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Jennie said...

Beautiful tin! Its really something very different! I like it :) xx

Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week xx

Debs said...

Great project - fab details.
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Zoe said...

Wow I think you win entering the most challenges possible hands down!
Very cute tin! I love the idea. Thanks so much for joining us at Sundays with Crissy this month! Good Luck. hugs xxoo

Faye said...

What a super delish card! Loving your red element. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Sammibug said...

Adorable tin, Mandy! I bet hubby loved it! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images, in our "Love" challenge.

Lionelsa said...

Lovely way to show your love.

Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

nessy said...

thanks for joing us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
vanessa xx

Julie said...

what a fun Valentine project. Thanks for joining us at SSD

Priyanka said...

fabulous job I love the 3D heart.Thanks for joining with us at Stamp-N-Doodle.

Brenda Brown said...

Great altered tin Mandy, love the whole look of it and what a super little gift.
Thankyou for sharing this with us at MAWTT this week, so glad you could join us.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hello a very beautiful idea, the design is gorgeous.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

A very sweet litle box. Wonderful!!!

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

Nice greetings Claudia

Vicky said...

Fabby tin love how you have decorated it.
Thankyou for joining us girls at CES, Crafts & Me & CPF Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Kris said...

Fabulous idea!! Love how you finished the inside! Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts! good Luck!

karen said...

So Cute! thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week, Karenx

Zulma said...

Very clever idea! Good job and nice color combo. Thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Crafts.Hope to see you next time.
Zulma DT

kelly said...

Lovely,thanks for joining us at simply create.

Anonymous said...

Cute little tin.Beautifully embellished inside and out.Love the idea of adding the sweeties as decoration too.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Paige said...

Cute project! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

PresentStorm said...

Super cute idea! Love it... Really love the convo heart seals on here!
Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

Joynana said...

A very cute way to give or get candy. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow... that is one big challenge gift. hee hee Great job with all the creativity and design. Thanks for playing in the Totally Stampalicious Monday challenge!

almondeyez2000 said...

Awww..Mandy I am so sure your hubby will love it. This is very cute! Thx for joining s over at "The Shoe" this week!

mum of two said...

What a great project. I am sure your hubby will love it. That is an impressive number of challenges to enter :) Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime this week.


Nina said...

Wow, what a great box!!

Thanks for joining CSF :)

Wendi said...

wow great project not seen love hearts since my kids were little
bet your hubby will love it
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Willy said...

It looks lovely!
Thanks for joining the Double Dutch challenge ;)

scotspanda said...

fab tin its beautifully decorated

thanks for joining in with our LOVEley theme this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

ona_i_ja said...

Wow, your tin is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Lolipop Crafts and OSAAT this week and good luck!

Karita said...

Beautiful creation with lots of lovely hearts! :)

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :)


sgc said...

I'm impressed! I think it is difficult to alter tins--and you did a great job. Thanks for playing along with the Bugaboo Challenge.

Lynne said...

What a lovely little tin! Love your sweet on the front!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!

Lynne x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is so fun, I love it!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen's Place :D

Lynn said...

How cute and love the altered look on the tin:)
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
Lynn xx

Creative Inspirations said...

Very cute and a great idea. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I love what you did. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs.

Helen said...

So sweet!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Rainmac said...

Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous little tin. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

lesleyworth said...

fantastic tin! love all of the elements you used! thanks for sharing your pink project with us at the Shoe!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Digi's by Phooka.

Hugs, Myriam
DT - Digi's by Phooka

crafty amy said...

This is so sweet and I love the way you have used the love hearts :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and CPF. Good luck.


Amy xx

A.J. said...

Cute Valentine tin!
Thanks for playing along with our challenge this time over at OSAAT!

Crafty Creations by AJ

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Hey Mandy!! Miss being on the DT with you. Happy to come visit you though - great work on your project as always- love to alter stuff!! Thanks for joining CRAFTY HOs', CARDMADFAIRY and WHOOPSI DAISY challenges this time:)

Guylou said...

Soooo creative! Love it!! Thanks for participating in our challenge and for using a Guylou's Inimitability Digistamp.

angelwhispers said...

So perfect for Valentines!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

Minxy said...

nice alteration
Thanks for playing along with the ASCT Challenge this month, Best of Luck x