Love Letters !

It’s Easter week and am working very long hours ( I own a jewelery shop ) so this week don’t have much time for crafting or even my usual moaning . So as my Easter gift to you all will spare you the usual …….. how difficult it was to make my little gem and what the dastardly duo  (R & B the mutts ) have been up to and get straight down to the nitty gritty. Be warned ! next week will be back to usual and all my crafting sob stories, so enjoy the piece and quiet while you can !

The Three Muses this week have set the theme” Postcard Art ” and it’s one of the challenges I didn’t want to miss I love their style and I love postcards to so it’s a match made in crafting heaven.

The lovely ladies over at Try it on Tuesday also have a great theme this week which is to ” Upcycle ” an element of your creation. Well here unfortunately it’s not quite obvious but my background is a box which I covered in beautiful gold embossed paper which I the attached silk and velvet material to.

The postcards where vintage cards envelopes and letters which I added date stamps to from Crafty Individuals and distressed and inked the edges. Made myself a couple of flowers which I embossed and coloured with distress inks  and attached the ribbon to hold the letters in place.

Wishing a happy Easter to all of you that celebrate it !


Get Creative April 20th Layout Challenge

Over at Get Creative  it’s the last challenge of the month and the theme is to create a layout using  ” Red ” here in Greece red symbolizes Easter from the crucifixion to the resurrection. Pop over to Get Creative for more details and maybe take part in one of the three challenges we have going on this month and some fabulous blog candy to be won ! Also check out what the design team came up with on this tricky challenge.

42 thoughts on “Love Letters !

  1. Beautiful and such gorgoeus details!!!!!!!!!good luck with the challenge!Have a fabulous Easter!….i will be waiting for more B&R stories….I do love a bit of moaning!!!!hugzirni

  2. Hi Marie – love this altered box with the postcards – very vintage. I have a box containing the real thing, I'm thinking I could alter it as it is a very plain and drab box. Enjoy your Easter and we will see you back to your usual self afterwards:) Elizabeth x

  3. I wondered where all my post from you went! It's clearly been sitting in your house so long that you can see how much it's aged.But seriously, you know I love the distressed effect and the flower must have taken ages x

  4. HI MarieOh these are beautiful. Just "my thing" and the box is gorgeous.It is funny as I am busy on my post for Easter projects. All of a sudden the days are running out aren't they to get things completed.WishesLynne

  5. i love your creation, the background is simply elegant and works well with the rest, the postcards are a nice additionโ€ฆ beautiful…

  6. Beautiful altered box and beautiful, colorful postcards, Marie. And the flower is just fabulous. How you can be so creative with all that's going on is very admirable. Have a beautiful Easter, Marie, and we will look forward to more tales of R&B adventures after the holidays.

  7. Absolutely stunning Marie!!! Wonderful! Is it Greek easter this week too? I remember my nan and grandad used to boil hundreds of eggs, colour them with food dye and stick them in plaited loaves to take to the Greek church in Princes Park. Have emailed you about the craft shops. xx

  8. What a fab upcycling project. I could not tell at first until I read on what had beed recycled. It is stunningly beautiful. thansk for playing with us at Try it on Tuesday and have a great week. Angela

  9. Hi there, what a lovely recycled and altered box. perfect to store your own love letters in perhaps? Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday this week.

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