Thursday 22 May 2014

No Marmalade for the Toast!

Arrived home at 4am - lovely holiday - fell into bed, got up to .......... RAIN! There's a surprise. Thought about just leaving everything in the case and going straight back! LOL
Missed my making messy though if not anything else and have had a chill out day finishing off a few bits and pieces as I have a busy weekend coming up.
So here is a change from cards -
 NOTHING is safe in our house according to the long suffering other half. If it's not cutlery it's marmalade jars!
In my defence I tell him that I use up odd scraps for these projects so am not buying stash.. he believes every word - love him to bits!
So the rinsed out marmalade jar which was waiting to be taken out for recycling walked up 3 flights of stairs on its own to the craftie den and sat looking at me on the desk.

I lifted out the lacy scraps drawer and found a bit of burlap big enough just to wrap round the entire jar. Once glued and dried I added a piece of wide pink lace to the bottom and a smaller width piece to the top then tied some shoestring ribbon round it (in the ridge of the screw top).
The lid was first painted with primer and once dry  overpainted in a pale pink acrylic paint. Some more lace suitably glued on the top and then stitched together in the middle to create a ruffled effect. The vintage drawer knob was in my stash and I fixed it to the top.
Finished the rather untidy edge with some pink braid.
The label was cut from a scrap of paper and I just stamped a bit of text over it with Memento London Fog  (which doesn't show up very well in the pic!). Two pearls to the edge.
Finished it with a pink lace flower (cut from a tatty scrap) and three pearl pins.
Quite happy now! Pretty jar now sat with some of my other bits on the shelf - much better than it being crushed at the recycling centre! LOL (and because it's from scraps and odd bits it's off to the Playground for me!)
Challenges -
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Shabby/Vintage
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Lexis- Ribbons/Lace
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
Clear it Out - Vintage/pearls
Craft Room Challenge - Recycle
Craft Your Passion - Pearls/Lace
Fashionable Stamping - 3D Object
Pile It On - Shabby Chic

Thanks for looking in. Now off for a proper trawl through blogland to catch up with you all! x



Gorgeous and beautiful Viv and glad you had a lovely holiday and also you were the winner and top three for our challenge over at CraftyCatz so you can claim your prize
Hugs Dianne xx :-)

Jan said...

Stunning Viv xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

This is so pretty Viv, a picture of lacy loveliness! Xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous and love the colour choice, hope you had a great time.

Kath x

Netty said...

wow that is such a fab makeover. Annette x

McCrafty's Cards said...

It looks so beautiful Viv, who would have thought it started life as a Marmalade jar.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

What a shame that we have to come back down to earth after a wonderful holiday! Good to see you back and what a gorgeous creation :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a beautiful 'makeover' Viv..very vintage and very pretty


Carol Willis said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Viv, love it. Glad you had a lovely holiday. Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Irish Cherokee said...

Great job of recycling Viv.


Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this jar - a very stunning project and so very vintage too! Thanks so much for joining this time at teh Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous Upcycling project!

Di said...

Wow Viv - what a stunning jar you ended up with! I reckon you could sell these - and make pennies to buy more crafty goodies :) Absolutely beautiful!

Hugs, Di xx

Anonymous said...

so much stunning!!!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Craft Your Passion. hugs, Helena

Blossom Cards said...

I love what you have made thanks for sharing with lexis this week Rachel dt

Annie said...

What a stunning altered jar. I love the wonderful vintage style...right up my street. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight

Hugs Annie x

Glenda Atkins said...

What a gorgeous creation, awesome job of recycling! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Debi said...

Brilliant and beautiful recycling! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

coops said...

oh wow this is beautiful viv.i love all the pretty details and gorgeous soft colours ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous altered project.Just love the soft pretty colours and all the detail you've addded.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Esther said...

This is really pretty - love your recycled jar - and my OH believes those tales too bless em ! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

Laura W said...

Great way to recycle the jars, beautiful. This is lovely! Thanks for joining our vintage/pearl challenge at the Clear it out blog. See you Tuesday for a new challenge.

Unknown said...

love this make! so pretty! I love the flower. thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Irene DT xx

Mrs.B said...

Stunning makeover and so pretty and feminine.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Guild Master Crystal said...

This is fabulous and perfect for our Vintage/Shabby Chic challenge!

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Viv, I would never have known this is marmalade jar! A great transformation. Very feminine and gorgeous colours. I especially love the burlap background!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x