Monday, 10 March 2014

Altered Item

Monday mornings seem to come round so quickly these days. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
It is time for another theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Heather's turn to choose the theme and she chose 'Lost & Found' - eg. Clothing Tag/Bottle Cap/Odd Earring/Cardboard packet/Foil/Empty jar/Container) Anything you could lose or Find.
I found the box below in the back of my cupboard and decided to alter it.

 I used Nitwit papers Always & Forever, and House Mouse stamp HMPR1042 Pampered Guinea which is one of my most favourite stamps.  I used dies to embellish my box, and added ribbon to make a pull loop.

I also lined the inside of the box too, there's been  a lot of measuring and a lot of work in this box but so worth it.  I even covered the underneath.

I love altering things, I could sit and do them all day, it's one of my favourite things to do.

Of course you must use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

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Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.

Today's News:-
Some photo's of Bobby doing the parade round Leeds Utd Football ground at half time on Saturday, at the Leeds V's Bolton match.  He went round with other team mates from his football club Hunslet.  I promised my friend Brenda I would put them on.  He loved doing it and was so proud walking round.

This one is outside the ground at the Billy Bremner statue, Bobby is the one in the hat.

Stamps - HMPR1042 Pampered Guinea,
Papers - Nitwits Always & forever,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, distress inks,
Tools - signature dies, CC designs dies, Marianne dies, Grand Calibur,
Embellishments - stickles, strung pearls, pearls,

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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brenda said...

You know exactly what's coming here Tracy, love your card and you really do amazing jobs altering boxes, but the star of the show has to be Bobby.

What a super proud moment for him, his expression on the first one shows just how much, then that cheeky backwards glance on the second and finally standing in front of one of Leeds greatest players and captains.

The result might not have made hubby too happy but I know seeing Bobby would have made up for that tenfold. And what great photos to remember the occasion.

B x

Donna Hanley said...

You did a marvelous job of altering this box. A total ( beautiful) transformation. Great pictures of Bobby also. Handsome young man. Enjoy your week.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous altered box Tracy, your papers are beautiful and you can see how much work went into it - it looks perfect.

What a wonderful experience for Bobby, he certainly looks very proud and I bet you were as well!


Beth Brovold said...

FANTASTIC idea Tracy!!! Gorgeous papers and the image is the best!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sue said...

Gorgeous altered box, so much work put into it and it shows. Beautiful papers too. Love the little critter getting all pretty stamp. This must go to someone really special and they are going to love it. Very nice, Tracy.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous box Tracy :-) the whole design of this is amazing !! so pretty :-)
Fabulous photo's of Bobby too :-)

Lols x x x

Christine said...

Hi Tracy awww fab image clever take on the chall theme stunning papers great useful box..
Bobby looks so pleased with himself.. defo a piccy for the album..

smiles Christine x

Heather said...

A fabulous photo of Bobby - what a great day for him, I'm not surprised he was so proud!!!
Your creation is beautiful, you've covered the box so brilliantly and gorgeouly embellished.

Heather xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely pics of Bobby l bet he enjoyed himself despite the result.
Love the stamp you have used today Tracy it made me smile - is there one with marbles because l think l have lost mine lol x Susan x

Dot said...

Great job you have done with that box, Tracy, lovely papers and a cute image,
hugs Dorte

Craftnut said...

Proud Mum! Love the guinea pig card x

Tom said...

Wow - this box can be a gift ot itself!

Ellie said...

Fabulous project Tracy, and great photos too!

Tracy said...

Wow this turned out beautifully.
You repurposed this box stunningly.
Good for your son :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your box is gorgeous! It turned out so incredible, with lots of detail inside and out!!!

Linby said...

Beautiful box.
Your son looks well chuffed. Billy Bremner, that was the days when I supported Leeds!
Lynn x