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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Trash to Treasure !!

Oh dear, I have no idea what blogger is doing now, I do wish they wouldn't keep altering things ! Anyhow just back from a few days in Dorset, had a lovely time, even had good weather ,spent a whole day at the Dorset Steam Fair amongst all the smoke and steaming monster engines etc, rode the old fairground carousels etc, spent the other days visiting castles, beaches and picture postcard villages etc.
I have had a hard time trying to get a decent photo of this little holder I made from a cat food box. it holds eight acrylic paints in one side and various sprays and inks in the other. The challenge on Sugar Creek Hollow this week was to use trash to make something, can't get much more trashy than cat food boxes and Try It On Tuesday this week is To Alter Something, their challenge is sponsored by the Craft Barn. I was going to add more embellishments to it but in the end I did not want to cover up the stamping so left it as it is.


  1. What has blogger altered Joan?
    Love your altered box, you have put it to great use. Enjoy your week, Annette x

  2. Good idea Joan, embellishments might get in the way. I love your idea, it's ingenious. Lovely stamping too. Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday. Good Luck. Caz

  3. Joan, how fabulous is this??? I need something like this in my stamp room. Thanks for the inspiration....I have kitties as well and love that you do. Sweet things aren't they? I think we are all going to get lots of inspiration from our new trash to treasure challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. Thanks for playing.

    Patti SCH/DT

  4. Fantastic idea Joan and so useful, crafters can never have to much storage space. Love the stamping. Yvonne x

  5. Lovely altered project for TioT. Thanks for playing with us this week. Very clever use of the boxes.

  6. Oh Joan you have been to one of my most favourite places to be. I love Fontmell Magna and Swanage, glad you had a good break.
    Love this holder very ingenious.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. Love your altered box Joan, doesn't need embellies. Stamps are enough.


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