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.
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
Hi Marie! I love it! Happy Easter to you too!!!
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
Superb altered box, Marie, love the flower, too! Enjoy your Easter even though you will be working!
Oh, I love postcards and everything related to that, too!You show us a really gorgeous project here – so vintagy! Great!Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!
That's so nice, love all the vintage detail, gorgeous:0) xxx
Hi Marie. Beautiful. Love this vintage look. Wishing you and yours and very happy Easter.Regards Florence.
Joyous piece love the colour scheme and the flowers but its the postcards like a little pile of treasured love letters lying on top love it! XOXO Zoe
A lovely photo montage with beautiful elements…a great entry for Mail Art. Happy Easter and good luck getting your hands dirty next week!
Gorgeous pieces, Marie!Happy Easter to you and your family 🙂
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
beautiful vintage stash of cards!
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
You have created a fabulous vintage piece, I love all the elements. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.
Marie this is really beautiful! love it!
Gorgeous box and fab flower! Wonderful project 🙂
i love your creation, the background is simply elegant and works well with the rest, the postcards are a nice addition… beautiful…
Love it, what a great entry to the challenge! Sue x
Beautiful box of loveliness. Happy Easter to you too!.Hugs..Donna
Wonderful response to the challenge. Everything about this display is lovely.Darla
It's lovely.Love the postcards!
Your box of letters is so sweet!
What no moans OR groans, I don't believe it…..lol Have a great Easter. Annette x
Oh my…this box is breathtaking. The postcards and the flower are wonderful accents. take care, gerri
What a gorgeous box, Love the paper its so lush and the old lettres so romantic.have a Lovely EasterHugs Lynn
Great job once again!Good luck with the challenges and have a Happy Easter!
Just love the embossing! Gorgeous! Happy Easter to you! x
Youre inspiring me to get back into this type of craft! Will be rummaging in the darket depths of my craft room over easter!
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.
Super cards!Have a beautiful Easter!Greetings from Holland,Tineke
Wow, that's a fantastic piece of art, love all the layers and texture.Wish you Happy Easter 🙂
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
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
WOW! What a gorgeous project! I love the wonderful layered postcards and the texture in the flowers. Vintage beauty! Happy Easter! 🙂
A stunning vintage project Marie – love the texture, the layers, and the lush flower. Fabulous!Hugs, Sylvia xxx
dearest Marie,Hope you get a little rest after yr hectic work week..Cant wait till next week for your new creations. Have a very Happy Easter.take care,gerri
Oh Marie, how beautiful!!! Happy Easter, dear friend!!!XOCIndy
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.
Thanks for visiting my blog & your lovely comment. I love the flower on this card. Happy Easter to you too!
love the embossed flowers, I must try that!
Lovely work, Marie!
beautiful love letters!Happy Easter and greetings from Ukraine