Sunday, 5 February 2012

Something for nothing

Don't you just love making something for nothing.  This pretty little flower vase is actually an old coffee jar decorated with adhesive vinyl cut on my eCraft machine.  I've had a quick play with vinyl on the eCraft before but only to see if it worked.  Today I actually had a project in mind.  When I pop to Tesco I always have a quick look to see if the flowers are reduced and yesterday there was a bunch for 75 pence reduced from £5.00, at which point I decided I was worth it!!  So my little vase has daffodils in it so I needed another small vase, so coffee jar to the rescue, once it had been tarted up a little.
This project was inspired by challenges at:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - recycle
Creative Inspirations -  make a tag
Colour create - light & dark brown with white or cream
Allsorts challenge blog - Free & easy
ABC challenge blog - I is for in Pairs (& not Paris as I first read!!) - my pairs are the heart, the scalloped heart and the flourish shape

Supplies used:
eCraft - no tabs, pressure 1
Image card - Jen Allyson designs - category 1, image 10, Jen Allyson Celebrates - category 2, image 13
Font - Apple Chancery
Vinyl - acquired!

Oh my I want to sticker everything now!!  I've started with Edna-May my eCraft but have lots of ideas for future projects too.  

Here's a picture of the snow last night - let's hope it clears up today!  It doesn't look like it's going anywhere just yet though!!

So with this much snow it means I'm going nowhere today.  So I'm off to work on my sister's wedding invites, cutting and embossing here I come!
Enjoy your Sunday.
Love ya


Faye said...

Wow, this is fantastic, brilliant use for an old jar. Thanks so much for joining our Recycle Challenge at Cupcake this week. x

Anonymous said...

Fab project Claire!! You're certainly making Edna-May work for her keep, lol!

lyzzydee said...

I love your jar, great idea!!! Hope you are ok, long time no see!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Claire, what a stunning recyled jar. I love the pretty stickers and ribbon. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

I apologise for my late comment - why not check out our new challenge "red & pink" @

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Wedneasday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Mummylade said...

oooh, this is so pretty. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with this creation and good luck!

Karen M said...

What a fab idea to brighten up a basic old jar!! Super! Love this Kx

Shanna Shands said...

lol you and my daughter would get along perfectly. hanks for joining ABC last challenge and I hope you can join for our current challenge Jazz It Up.

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