Saturday, 5 August 2017

Anything but a Card for August Jems Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to The Craft Spa...

Wow! 2 blog hops in less than 12 hours...Today we have my regular Monthly Jems Team Blog Hop with a theme of Anything but a Card ...
And last night was my first time hopping with the Global Stamping Friends group with the theme of Cards For The Kids...

So today I have an altered notice board for you.... pretty but also functional in 2 ways! Either with a dry wipe pen as per my sample... or using the Gold Library Clips to pop a card in....

Though I do laugh as we all decided that it was also prettier with the clips too!!!
So we used a large 6x4 text card from the Petal Garden Making Memories card pack... plus a piece of the co-ordinating Petal Garden paper stack...

Decorative Ribbon Punched borders with Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon trim. And I have to say that it is SO great to have a nice border punch again... seems like a while...

Finished off with a fussy cut rose and rosebud from another card from the pack....
And the icing on the cake to make it all dry wipe functional... just a piece of Window Sheet (acetate) cut to size.... the lines between the days/grid being perfect to hide the thin sticky tape we used... love that Stampin' Up! provide us with 12x12 acetate... my old A4 sheets would not have done the job....

So there you have it... this will proudly adorn my craft den walls... and it will be well used to plan my creative week....
And this is what it looked like before... you have to love Home Bargains for great pieces to alter!!!
So it is time to pass you on... Today's is a small group to hop around as so many of us are on holidays... and yesterday's was a much larger group! Hope you come back and get to do both hops... I do particularly love my projects posted last night!

Click on the icon below to go to the lovely Lynn's blog for more Anything But A Card inspiration....
And Click here for yesterday's Kids!

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22 comments:

  1. Well Amanda i have that noticeboard hung up in my kitchen, i may take some inspiration from you and have a little play, its fabulous

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    1. Thanks Ali... glad I am not the only one that frequents Home Bargains!! Enjoy...

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  2. fab project love that so much thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Thanks Karyn...and my pleasure!

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  3. very pretty, I'll definitely be trying altering soon. The memories & more packs are very versatile in your hands x

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    1. Thanks Uma... and yes I had great fun with the Memories & More card pack... can't wait for my Christmas one to arrive so I can have a go with that one...

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    1. Thanks Anne... it does look rather nice hung up and in action...

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  5. Wow! I love it, may need a trip to Home Bargains now x

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    1. Thanks Lynn... the noticeboards tend to come in and go out of stock at HB... but they have been around for a few years... in fact I remember my first one was altered over 5 years ago!

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  6. Love this Amanda..... I am also a hoarder of HB items to alter, in fact just today I went in and bought rather a lot of clipboards from there for my classes. I keep looking at my M&M packs and trying to think of a way to use them in an alternative project - thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Nic...and ooh...a clipboard wd be a great idea.. thanks for the inspiration! I have a few of those too....

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  7. Great project Amanda - love it!!
    Any chance you could pick me up a couple of these boards, one for me and one for Chris, I would love to give it a go! (we dont have a HB nearby)xx

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    1. Thanks Kate... yes will do ough actually have some spare somewhere! But not sure where they are! But will sort either way!

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  8. Gorgeous and a great alternative to show off the Memories and More cards x

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    1. Thanks Julie... thought you might like this pretty one!

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  9. Lovely project thank you for the inspiration x

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    1. Thank you Gill... and my pleasure!

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  10. Well Amanda you have done it again. Another trip to home bargains. So pretty great project. k x

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    1. Lol! I should probably be on commission....!

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