Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 27 - Alter It


Today, I have an entry for Charisma Cardz Challenge #27, which is to alter something.

Here's what I've done:

I started with two empty (and washed!!!) coffee jars - they're the ones from Douwe Egberts and have lovely glass lids -when they are empty and the labels have been soaked off, there is nothing on them anywhere to say they were coffee jars, so they're perfect for altering.

It is quite a simple "alter".

I used some patterned paper to make a wrap to go around the jars, I stuck this using silicone glue.

I stamped Magnolia's "New Year Edwin" and "Pink Tilda with Striped Tights" onto Manga Art Board and coloured them using my Copics.

I cut out my images and stuck them onto tags, which I cut using my Sizzix. I also put on some adhesive gems.
For the lids, I stamped and coloured the same Edwin and Tilda images as before. I then cut them out using circle Nesties. I also cut some circles from the same card I used for the tags and then simply layered them. I stuck them to the lids using silicone glue.

To attach the tags I used some elastic bands in matching colours.
I filled one with Minstrels and one with Smarties for the Jar Tombola at my boys' School Summer Fair.

Hope you like them.
Thanks for dropping by.


Jacee said...

Fabulous Penni, a great job, they look really smart and anyone would be pleased to receive them as a gift,do you want my address now! LOL LOL
I've been looking at the pics of your beautiful cats, they are so beautiful, I'm a real cat person, I have a siamese myself and really adore him so I know you must be the same with yours, they are gorgeous.
Hugs Jacee

megastamper said...

oh penny, what a very cute idea and so wonderful done. wow.
big hugs, bea

CraftyC said...

These are gorgeous Penni, a really sweet treat!

Mina said...

these are so cute...what a fantastic gift they would make, perfectly coloured images too
Mina xxx

JanJ said...

Oh these are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Janet said...

Wow love these.....they are so cute and your colouring is just wonderful!X

Rach said...

This is a wonderful idea Penni, mm do you think that i could get through two jars of coffee by Friday!!!! would be handy.. will have to change my coffee now and save the jars.. thanks for sharing sweetie. hugs rachxx

Tab said...

Oh your jars are so sweet, just love the sweet images too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Crystal said...

OMG Penny are these ever ADORABLE...LOVE how you did the tops and added the tags...These are GREAT love them all!

Joy said...

what an awesome altered project you did! these came out fabulous! love the edward and tilda! too cute! TFS and for stopping by!

Andrea, said...

Oh these are fab and a great idea. Have a good day

Jacilynn said...

Yummy candy jars! I love these. super cute project girlie!

Iris said...

Your altered jars are super cute! What great idea and a perfect gift! Great coloring!!!

thanks for visiting my blog! :-)


Mel said...

These are fab i`m so glad i found your blog i`m now thinking i must save all my coffe jars thank you so much for sharing :)
Mel x

Happy Crafter said...

I love what you have done with the jars and i must get some of that coffee just for the jars although i'm a coffee addict so it will get used I love the Tida's and your colouring is brilliant:)
Thanks for sharing hugzz Val xxx