Sunday, 29 May 2011

Back to Crafting Heaven.....

I really don't know where the last 2 weeks have gone to, but there certainly wasn't much crafting done!! I had a lovely long weekend in Scotland with hubby, who was taking part in a charity cycle....and have spent some time assisting mum with the garden, in between the horrendous weather!!
When I have taken a crafting break I find it quite hard to 'get going' again, so I had a look for some likely challenges to get me up and running, and found this one at The Play Date Cafe. Their Challenge 83 is another 'Splash of Colour' one, and I love these, so it was a good place to start! Black and white, with a splash of green...
On our recent trip to London mum bought these chocolates for Ian and Sam, and the tubes looked just too useful to throw away...


...so I decided to turn it into 'something useful'!! Here is my finished pen pot....complete with the required black, white and green!


I covered the tube with Doodlebug Black Paisley paper. then added some green bunting using offcuts. I love Stampotique's Spider Girl and she has lovely stripey legs which were just asking to become green. I coloured them with water colour pencils. Her little sign is computer generated...and I finished with an extra 'splash' in the form of green ribbon!

Thanks for looking.....and I'll be back (even sooner than you think!!)

xxx

9 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Ha ha, just love the sentiment, gave me a chuckle, what a brilliant idea, it's gorgeous, you've soon got back into the crafting malarky. xx

Andrea Ewen said...

What a fabulous project! The colors are perfect and your design is just so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Gez said...

BRILLIANT.XX

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great idea, love the sentiment and your use of the pop of green. Very creative. Tracy x

Ruby said...

How fun! I love seeing things recycled, this is just too fun. Love the sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh I love that - what a gerat idea - love the little picci
Sarah x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is just so fun and such a great recycling project. I love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So glad you love our Color Splash stories: me too! I think your recycled project is terrific, especially the little banners. THanks for playing with us at The Cafe this week!

Jaclyn Miller said...

A super fun and creative take on this week's challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.