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Monday 30 June 2014

Altered frame!

Morning my lovely crafty, bloggy friends......hope you're all well!
Still not much crafting/blogging going on in our house......Rebecca has gone back
to school today & I'm feeling fine so fingers crossed we're back on track!
Today I'm sharing an altered frame, Rebecca loved this card so much & it had been
spoilt a bit with some fizzy pop so I decided to alter an old frame for it to hang on her
wall........first time I've ever done this so be gentle with me lol!
It started off an old mahogany coloured frame, a bit battered & unloved, the glass
was broken long ago, don't know why I hadn't thrown it out really!
So first I gave it a coat of purple paint, them a coat of black. I then sanded it back
a bit so's some of the purple would show through & to age it a bit. I made some
paper flowers with some Gorjuss scraps, added some die cut swirls, some 
punched flowers & some pearls. I then added one of my favourite metal corner
embellishments , I cut a banner from more scraps & added some die cut letters.
Last I added random splodges of Tim Holtz' distress crackle that stuff!
So that's it.....would love to know what you think! I'm off to catch up on the nasty
housework now, thanks for calling......have a lovely day!

challenges I'd like to enter

anything goes at Through the Craft Room Door
anything goes at Inky Impressions
anything goes at A Step in the Dark
what else can you do at Charisma Cardz
punches & die cuts at Southern Girls
anything goes at Crafty Catz
anything goes at Crafting at the Weekend
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create


  1. This is stunning Jo! I love the frame, love the card inside! Love the paper flowers and your embellishing. Gorgeous!!! Mo xxx

    (PS I know you'd stepped down from LOC for various reasons but I thougth I'd let you know, PunkyouGirl have announced a DT call today, commitment is only one dark themed project per month. Just letting you in case you're interested. xxx)

  2. Its just gorgeous. What a great way to re purpose an old frame and save a favorite card. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

  3. this is a wonderful makeover Jo - a gorgeous piece that I suspect Rebecca is thrilled with! Fabulous work xx Glad to hear you're both feeling better now too! Off to sports afternoon now! Big Hugs rachel x

  4. This is stunning Jo, I love the detailing you have added to the frame and it really compliments the gorgeous card.
    Glad you are both feeling better now.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. This is so gorgeous Jo. I bet Rebecca is really made up with this. I love your toggle bracelet too. You are very talented. Glad you and Rebecca are feeling better. Michelle x

  6. Beautiful frame Jo, I like the sweet image the colours and the wonderful design.
    Kevin xx

  7. A fantastic job with this frame Jo and it looks fabulous. Glad you are both getting better now
    x catherine

  8. Wonderful altered frame Jo. I love what you have done here. Hugs, joann

  9. Oh I really love this Jo! Wow! so many lovely details… and everything has come together perfectly… bet Rebecca loves this to bits!
    Glad you and Rebecca are feeling a lot better now hun
    Take Care
    Hugs Sue xx

  10. It looks brilliant Jo and really sets the card off fabulously! Susan x

  11. OH WOW!!! love it hun!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. This is fabulous Jo, I love all of the details, especially the gorgeous flowers and swirls. I bet Rebecca was thrilled.
    I'm so pleased to hear that you are both feeling better now.

  13. Hi Jo! This frame is pure fabulous! When I saw it I thought I must join this blog! I can now look forward to some more amazing inspiration! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid xx

  14. so stunning jo.gorgeus image and i love all your fabulous details :D

    xx coops xx

  15. I just love what you did here, gorgeous...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  16. wow what a beautiful frame!!! Love the details and the monochromatic look.

    Thanks for joining us in our Anything but square card challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

  17. Amazing, just love it. The colour, the image and the distressing. Fabulous project. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Charisma.
    xx Vee

  18. This is absolutely lovely! I love how you have done this and the layout itself, well done! It fits into our theme of 'Anything but a Sqaure' over a Digi Choosday Challenge perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing and joining in the fun with us! Yvonne (DT)

  19. A great altered frame.

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck.


  20. So lovely and such great detail you have added to the frame. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  21. Very striking frame! Thank you for joining the Crafting At The Weekend Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  22. You have done a fabulous job on this what a great way to save a special image. This is goignt o look so wonderful in Miss Rebecca's room!!!


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