Sunday, 7 October 2007

Altered coaster

JB September challenge 3: altered coaster: 'Your challenge is to create something beautiful from a coaster...'

Originally, the coazter was one of a set that had Monet paintings on:

This is now hanging on the cupboard door in the room where I craft:

I hope my doctor doesn't read this, because I have high cholesterol - but in my defence, a little of what you fancy and all that - and I only ever eat good quality dark chocolate (like the yummy Hotel Chocolat).

By the way, I was quite surprised that my crop-a-dile made the hole fairly easily - if you haven't got one yet, you need one!

Decoupaged delight

I'm still in my dressing gown and feeling like doing nothing, but have roused myself enough to do a bit of crafting in the hope that it will be good therapy and take my mind off the pain in the back (don't think it's worked though!).

Anyway, this is for JB September challenge 11: decoupaged delight scrapbook LO: 'So your challenge is to create a scrapbook page incorporating decoupage, you can either decoupage a pre printed design or do as I have and created decoupaged elements from a piece of scrapbook paper, the choice is yours.'

I cut into two pieces of flowery DCWV pocket full of posies and cut out some of the flowers and circles to decoupage on to the other sheet. I then printed out some summer photos from the garden, repeating a smaller version of the lavender ones and topping with a frame. None of this is apparent in the main photo, but hopefully the other shots show that there really is some decoupage on this LO:


'Show Off Sunday...lets see those wonderful photos!!!!'

There's nothing special about my photos today (not that there ever is!), but they bring back memories of our break in Bognor Regis in July.

I'm feeling rotten today - very painful back, which kept me awake most of the night - not feeling any better now, despite the regular mega painkillers. But looking at these photos brings a peaceful calm - one that speaks to me of God's wonderful creation: