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Monday, 16 February 2009

Cupcake Craft #27 - Altered Item

It's my first week as a GD over at Cupcake Craft and the theme this week, set by Jenny is to 'Alter Something. This really challenged me (which is good) as I have never altered anything before and after rifling through practically every drawer and cupboard in the house I settled on a jar that contained Cranberry sauce that was left over from Christmas. I ditched the contents in the bin, put the jar through the dishwasher and once dry set about creating my masterpiece lol! I've used design papers from a DCWV word paper stack and I've used ribbons, flowers and brad from my stash. I've covered the lid with a nestie and then another just for matting and layering. I then filled my jar with teeny weeny marshmallows and gave the gift to Sophie for Valentine's Day. I really enjoyed my first attempt at altering something and my thanks go to Jenny and the Cupcake Craft Challenge for giving me this opportunity to be a GD and to alter my first item. TFL :)

29 comments:

Jeannette said...

Hi Donna, I love your Jar, great job and it's really good for your first time at altering. I enjoyed this challenge, cant' wait for the next one.

cats whiskers said...

Ohhhhhh!!! this looks so inviting hun love it, perfect colours for a sweet jar and love the lid
Hugs Jacqui x

Debbie said...

ooh this looks Yummy Donna, great idea to use nesties to cover the lid ans I love all the pretty pinkness and the marshmallows! :) Debbie x

Wendy said...

Well this is just perfect Donna hard to believe its your first attempt at altering, I wouldn't know where to start
Wendy x

CraftyC said...

You've done a grand job Donna, its beautiful!
Clairex

Michele said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous Donna. Love how you altered the glass jar, it looks so pretty. Michele x

Tab said...

Wowee, I just love this! gorge colour combo, just delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

bastelzauberin said...

Donna this is a perfect gift. It´ so cute.

LG
Silke

Rach said...

brilliant donna, looks gorgeous in the pinks.. so pretty.xxx

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Well done, looks gorgeous! Sarah x

Justine said...

Wow this is so sweet!! I love the pink and the nesties are perfect for the job aren't they!
Justine x

Riet said...

woww Donna,what a gorgeous creation.
mmmmmmm.

hugs Riet.xx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Donna! I'm totally a coward when it comes to altering things, my first attempt was a complete disaster and it's put me off. I would never have known this gorgeous jar of goodies started off as a cranberry sauce jar LOL, it's amazing, brilliant job Donna! I bet Sophie loved it. Chris x

Anonymous said...

Love this jar sooo much!!! I wouldn't have noticed it was a cranberry sauce jar if you hadn't have mentioned it! You are such a great artist when it comes to creativity!!!
Once again you did a massively great job.

Emma said...

Gorgeous Donna...if it needs a home I will let you have my addy!!! Lol
Congrats on winning the Pollycraft challenge...gorgeous goodies.
Emma x

Alison said...

This is stunning Donna, love it.

Sue said...

and so you should be pleased Donna it is gorgeous,very pretty and eye catching...i loves it:)

sue
xx

Kim said...

This is gorgeous Donna, those mashies look yummy where did you get them soooo small....

Sarah said...

What a fantastic example of altered art! It looks fab! I saw this on the challenge site and was really inspired! I love it! If somebody gave me this as a pressie I would be 'over the moon'!

Georgia said...

Fantastic! I love the flower lid.
xx

emma said...

hi donna, oooh this is super cute and oh so yummy. i love it darlin. your SU goodies will be in the post tomorrow. love n hugs
emma xxx

Jennifer said...

Wow! This is gorgeous - I love the lid.
Jen xx

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, this is so gorgeous, yum!

finally got some of those ribbons - just happened to be going past a hobbycraft (nearest one is 100 miles away from us!!)

jenny

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, this is so gorgeous, yum!

finally got some of those ribbons - just happened to be going past a hobbycraft (nearest one is 100 miles away from us!!)

jenny

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, this is so gorgeous, yum!

finally got some of those ribbons - just happened to be going past a hobbycraft (nearest one is 100 miles away from us!!)

jenny

Jill said...

ohh Donna this is gorgeous I love the papers you've coevered the jar with and the gorgoeus flower on the lid looks fab hugs Jill x

Ruby said...

I love your jar, it's great, and what a clever thing to do for the scene..to create the background on the computer. Love the card, it's so cute :o)

tracy said...

Love this too so cheap to make as a gift and pink to my girls would adore this and the marshmallows inside yum yum.
Tracy

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

Omgoodness this is adorable!!!