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Picture this…

Picture this…

Hi everyone, today’s project is a small wooden frame overhaul, providing it with a wee coat of paint, a bit of stenciling, some ink and we are done!

When i chose the title of today’s blog post, it took me back to 1978 to the Blondie track “Picture this”ย ย ย I was 12yrs old ๐Ÿ˜‰


I took a plain wooden frame


The took some paperartsy snowflake opague paint


Applied some distress ink around the edges


Stenciled the corners


added a few stars and some french scripty text and a few stars and we are done.


As always, thank you for popping round


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Love Frame, A New Home & A Speedy Recovery..

I went for a swim this morning and it was great getting back into a routine again… it was also great being able to head up to my workshop to make a few bits n bobs…

First up I needed to make a New Home card for my mother in law, its a week late, but since i’ve been busy helping out, I think i’m excused with the lateness of the card ๐Ÿ˜‰

Its an easel card combining a couple of mat board accucut die cuts that deb sent me last week, combined with Stampin Up’s new Pool Party cardstock and ink. ย The patterned paper is Melissa Frances 5th Avenue, Gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some of my fav ruffle ribbon from May Arts..

Next I made a Speedy Recovery Card for my neighbour who, I found out today had fallen down her stairs in the house 4 weeks ago and is in a spinal unit and a major hospital, you could have knocked me down with a feather when I heard the news, so I made this card to pop through her door tonight for her hubby to take into her…

This card uses stampin up cardstock for the base with a digital download image from Etsy store Made by Janet, followed up with some gorgeous seam binding and a hand stamped sentiment using 99p Studio G wooden stamps.

Then I decorated a little photo frame. I’m going to be putting a picture of my mum and dad in this and have it hanging here in my workshop..

Its a frame accucut die that my friend deb had bought and kindly sent me some cuts, she made some gorgeous halloween tree decorations using these and they turned out fab..

The paper line I used on the frame is the K & Company Julianne collection and some lovely wee roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Altered Shabby Chic Picture Frame

I altered a wee Michaels Picture frame this afternoon and gave it a bit of a shabby chic feel, then to finish it off I popped in a picture of our wee cat Jerry ๐Ÿ™‚

Materials Used :~

  • Gesso
  • White & Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Heat Gun
  • Glue Gun
  • Seam Binding
  • Cherry Blossom and Foundation Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Paintbrush
  • HP Photo Paper