Friday, 18 December 2009

Altered note box - christmas present

Sunday morning in the summer you can find me at boot sales..........I love them.......and often get a bargain........like this note pad holder.........50p.........unused, but a bit grubby and a mark from where the price tag was removed  [why do shops put on labels that do that??].....but I thought if  'improved'  it would be a perfect little gift for a friend who, like me, is a list making fiend!! 


I used 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper left over from a scrapbooking pack [can't remember the company] to cover it.......on the front I used a McGill branch punch and Magnolia flowers [from my blog candy!!] stuck on with silicone glue.......the sentiment is a Penny Black one that I love.....distressed with Pine Distress Ink Pad.....hope she likes it.


Finally the snow has come.......only a smattering........but it's started again.....so am glad I got the final bits of my xmas shopping done today......only food left to buy now.

13 comments:

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, that note box is FAB!! love it!

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful find for you at the boot sale. I imagine that is similar to our garage sales or flea markets? I'm sure your friend is going to love it.

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh jacky that's lovely. i'm making homemade notelets for my mum and have a pattern to make a well posh gift box from scratch.........wish me luck!
jo xx

Amy said...

She's going to love it Jacky - even on a computer screen it looks so tactile - I'd love to get my hands on it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful! Such a lovely shade of green.
Rinda

Margi said...

Jacky, she will seriously love it! It is so gorgeous.

Jane said...

what a great idea!

Sian said...

She'll love it! Why can I never find anything good at car boot sales?!

Denise said...

That box is lovely I love the flowers and the Penny Black sentiment

Kathyk said...

Just lovely - how clever of you to spot that bargain.
Seasons Greetings to you and your family
Kathyk

pinky said...

Thats such a great makeover Jacky your friend will be delighted. Love the gorgeous flowers.
Pinky

Chocolate Mousie said...

That is so nice! The original box looked so...icky. You made it lovely.

Chocolate Mousie said...

That is so nice! The original box looked so...icky. You made it lovely.