Thursday, October 09, 2008

Welcome

Quick post today as I'm mega busy with real life.

I'm taking the car to the garage - yes again! - to get the fractured coil spring fixed, so then it can pass it's MOT. I'm not even going to go into how much it cost this time... i've got to the point where the mechanics say "it's going to be this much" and I go "oh, ok" and take out my card.

Whatever they say I just accept it... they've broken me at last. 

But on the plus side my sister comes tonight for a few days so I have something to look forward to. When I get the car back later I'll go and get some provisions, but in the meantime I have the dreaded HW to do. Oh Joy.

Today I'll share the post I put up on IACW. I made a  cute little welcome message with some tatty old kids blocks I found in the junk shop and covered with ancient basic grey. I actually think I prefer some of the older collections to the ones which come out every other week - and I still have plenty lol, so if you do too - get it out and get creating!

Oh, and take a look at MOJOHOLDER tonight - we have some mega talented new additions to the DT - the mojo's really rockin!

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Doing up kids blocks for practically FREE!

Recently while trawling the local charity shops I came across a bag of kiddies blocks priced at 75p. I could see the potential even though they were only paper covered plastic, so I snapped them up

I decided to use some old Basic Grey papers to cover them as I knew I wanted a very inky look, and let’s be honest, nothing accepts chalk inks like good old BG does!

I picked out a few coordinating papers and covered all sides of the blocks. I found it easiest - and quickest - to use a prit stick and just cut round the block with a craft knife.



Once the blocks were all covered I inked them heavily using 
Creamy Brown, Terracotta and Dark brown inks.

I cut some letters out on the Robo to spell ‘welcome’ and ‘home’, and used rubon’s to spell out ‘to our’ on the last block, adding a little paper heart to finish it off.


 

I think they look lovely in the soft lamplight in the hall and it’s a nice way to extend a welcome message to your visitors which cost practically nothing.

Happy Crafting!

jk xx

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw these on it's a creative world. I can't believe they just the same block. I'll be raiding the kids toy box ha ha!
Fran

Bekka said...

Love what you have done with these blocks.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Thanks for the inky inspiration. I got my one and only chalk ink to do this:

http://keepitsimplemakeitgreat.blogspot.com/2008/10/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont.html

Maria said...

Ouch for the car and hope it passes the MOT!!!

Love your blocks they are fab. May have to get Graham to chop up some wood for me. He did do me a bigger one but I fancy a little collection.

Have a fabulous weekend xxx

Maria said...

Ouch for the car and hope it passes the MOT!!!

Love your blocks they are fab. May have to get Graham to chop up some wood for me. He did do me a bigger one but I fancy a little collection.

Have a fabulous weekend xxx

Benga said...

yay! super fun blocks! you did a great jobs altering them, very creative!

Edleen said...

love what you did with the blocks!

have a great weekend :)

HAYLEY said...

LOVE EM LOVE EM LOVE EM!!!! I NEED SOME MAMA XX

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