Sunday, 1 April 2018

Easter celebrations

Happy April lovely blogging friends! Today there is lots to celebrate as it's Easter day, time for the latest Country View Craft challenge and my birthday. That's a lot to celebrate all in one day.

For our latest challenge the theme chose by my lovely teamie Evelyn has the fun title "Pimp it up!" In other words alter, change, recycle or up-cycle something. You can see all the details here

For the fun theme this month I "pimped up a little Links box. I wanted to keep a few of my treasured Links charms in it and also reuse a lovely Christmas star from a Christmas gift tag my son gave to me many years ago and has been sitting around in my studio waiting for a makeover.

This was my box "before". I painted it white.
 This is my gift tag metal star kept by me for years.
I used my snips to cut off the part which had the string attached
I added some texture to the lid of my box and a Tim stencil
I worked with these Fresco colours
and I used Archival inks in matching colours to stencil some flowers around the side of my box.

 I then painted the lid.
 I die cut some greenery using my Cheery Lynn rose leaves
 Here is the finished lid, I also added some lace and ribbon to the rim.
Here is my completed charm box.
I hope that you might have some treasured things you could use in you projects and that I have given you some ideas.

All the details of our April challenge can be found here.

You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. Your make can be anything creative! You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.
I would like to enter my charm box into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Alphabet Challenge 1/3 anything but a card
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes

I am looking forward to celebrating with my dear family over a Sunday roast in a local hotel. I so treasure times when we get together.
Enjoy your Easter day and a very warm welcome to April...(let's hope the warm sunshine starts soon).... spring has finally sprung.

Back again tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Happy Birthday Jane! I hope you have a fabulous day with your family.
    Your make is lovely and I'm impressed you managed to stencil so cleanly on the round surface, good work! xx

  2. This is so lovely Jane, a perfect keepsake! Have a very happy birthday and Easter, cake and chocolate, what could be better! xx

  3. A very happy birthday - love your project.

  4. Happy birthday and happy Easter ! Love your box ! Great project !
    Corrie x

  5. Happy birthday dear Jane! And Happy Easter too! I hope you had a lovely day!
    Your box is altered very lovely, great use of your star!
    Evelyn xxx

  6. Happy Birthday Jane - your box is lovely and how nice that you incorporated that star too! Fabulous! Hope you've had a great birthday and also a happy easter xx

  7. Happy birthday and Happy Easter, Jane!!! Your box is so pretty and it's a wonderful way to keep your precious Christmas star!!! xx

  8. A very nice re-deux of the box for your treasures, Jane! Enjoy your Easter dinner with your wonderful family and grandchildren. We have some chocolate Easter bunnies here! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Easter! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤

  9. I love what you have done with the little box pretty!
    I hope you've had a fabulous day with your family. happy birthday lovely lady! :)
    V x

  10. Dear Jane,

    Happy belated birthday, I wish you had lovely day! And this little box turned out so cute! You can turn anything wonderful!

    Happy, sunny&crafty April my friend!


  11. Wow....this is quite striking. I love the bold top with the colours and the red star and its paired with that lovely pastel look on the sides of the box. It is lovely

  12. Gorgeous box Jane! How lovely that you used the star from the tag! a very special keepsake ❤️ this really warms my heart, I absolutely love this XX

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  13. great project and pictures thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week good luck and hope to see you next week


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