Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A Chest For all My Charms /Trinkets

Good Morning wednesday ive not been around much i seem to have left my Mojo at the hospital after getting my Results on Monday.Whihc now i am being referred to Neurologist Consultant as they think highly likely i have MS.So that would explain my loss of sight rt eye and since Sunday loss of the use of my left arm and down my lft side of face .Anyways only have until 12th May to wait!
Thank heavens i was able to craft after last weeks post when you all saw my charms and trinkets .I needed something to hold them in so .I had an old chest which didnt really like was going to through out......So i altered the design on it so i changed it!Instead of throwing away my scrasps paper used them too recycled 2 into
I painted with gesso first after sanding down then painted with Kaiser Egg Shell paint .
Used scraps designer paper torn with friskas's edgy ruler. Randomly stuck onto my box.
I then got some tiles and distressed with inks to add to the front .I had this lovely handmade rose i received in a RAK i added to the front.

I then used up some ribbon and stuck that down using my cordless glue gun...whihc is a godsend!
I then added Cracklepaint to the top of the box .Completely let it dry /crackle
Then i inked over the crackled surface with distress inks old paper and Antique linen.Then used dry baby wipe to reveal the image.Have stamped and inked around the design papers and edges.
This is what i designed the box for...

Rather alot i know i just collect hoard !
So now they are all nicely in one place.

Tuesday Through Down:Anything but a Card
Gem of a Challenge : Anything But Square
Our Creative Corner: Dont Throw Away
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

Thanks for taking time to look and lave all those lovely messages.
I will get back to you.Have fab Wednesday enjoy the weather!


Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw nice and tidy!! great solution, have a nice day! Ageeth xx

Neet said...

Fabulous and what a lot of lovely stash to go in it.

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant hun love what you have done with the box,all those yummy bits to go inside too,oh were did you get those,wee bird cages,they are adorable hope all goes well at the hospital hun for your follow up hugs cheryl xxxx

Suzi said...

Gorgeous box Jude, love the decoration and all those fab trinkets to go inside.
Suzi x

Twiglet said...

A charming little box Jude! I think I need lessons - would love to be able to do that. I would just need to stock up on gesso,crackle,distress inks etc cos we don't use it. As if I need more stash in my drawers!
If you haven't already, then please pop over to our blog shop and get your name down in the BIG celebration draw.

Good luck
X Jo

Twiglet said...

Ha! Just gone full screen and I can see you have put a link to our blog shop draw! Thanks lots Jude - you are a star!

Rebekah said...

This chest is just stunning Jude! Fabulous work hugs rebekah xx

Candy C said...

Hi Jude. Let me first say that I am sorry for your not so glowing medical report. I truly hope that if you are developing MS, your doctors will be able to help you with slowing the progression. I am so glad that you have crafting in your life. It truly is a "therapy" for me!
I love your CHARMS box! Lots of technique to this one! It's lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Sam said...

I like your box. Lovely. Recycling and crafting - two things close to my heart!
Wishing you well with your current medical problems. Keep your chin up and get lost regularly in your craft!

Jackie said...

Hope you results are favourable. (hugs). YOur likkle box is GORGEOUS, not sure which I would like more, the box or the contents, (sound like a kid lol)... Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC this time. hugs Jackie x

Lori said...

What a lovely piece to hold your charms! Love the collaging! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Davi said...

Love your altered box with all the collage elements. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

melsanford said...

Oh what a gorgeous box! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Gez said...

Lovely box looks divine :)

Enjoy your box!

Take care..I hope your symptoms aren't too painful..roll on May!

Crafting is a wonderful hobby..for me it just helps to take my mind off things for a while.

Have a great week. Gez.xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your medical issues. Saying a prayer for a good outcome right now! Your altered box is awesome. What a wonderful storage place for all those cool embellishments! So happy to have you joining our challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Show and Our Creative Corner.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What a fabulous altered project! Your box is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Don't forget if you become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment you'll be eligible to win some great blog candy. (on the other designers blogs as well) Hope to see you back at SCH for another challenge soon!

Sheila said...

Wow what a fantastic project! that box is awesome!.
Thanks for joining us this week on Crafts and me.
Sheila xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with our No Stamps challenge at Creative Card Crew this week! :D

Teresa said...

Your creation is great wow!wow! thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week
Teresa x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a wonderful treasure box - so creative, and I am jealous of all those pretty goodies you have. You must have been a Magpie in a previous life! :-)
Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge.
Caroline (GDT) xxx