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Monday, 3 November 2008

Altered wooden photo holders (Family)

These wooden photo holders were from a children's paint it yourself craft kit that I got from my favourite shop...yes you guessed it... the £ shop lol. I didn't want to just paint them though I had other ideas in mind.
I love the new Anita's Christmas papers and thought if I covered one side of the photo holders completely with this design...
and used some to cover the chipboard on the other side... I could then give them to someone as a Christmas gift :D
I think they will look fab holding some cherished photographs. I used matt poster paint as the base as I don't particularly like shiny paint and it worked a treat.

Okay another little challenge for you today... and these stamps by Tanda stamps are up for grabs at the Papergirls blog if you fancy adding these lovelies to your stash then pop over to see what the challenge is all about. You have until the 10th November to join in :D

Oh nearly forgot... Dad is coming out of hospital today... everything went wonderfully with his op this time. He is in fine spirits and looking really well and hopefully will be pain free for the first time in a long time. So thank you for all your good wishes xxxxxx
Be back soon
Chris xx


Chriss Rollins said...

even i had a lovely surprise today 'cos most times we know what each other have made but missy you kept this one quiet...I must go to that £hop with you.
That paper really is gorgeous I agree.
hope you got your H****W*** done like you said...otherwise you wont be allowed out to play on Wednesday....wot u want for your tea?
Chriss x

sharon said...

LOVIN your pound shop frames missy.....(laughing to myself here as I have just typed "missy" out and realised that Chriss has called you that as obviously suits you..rofl)

Anyway...great news about y dad...see..told you he would be a relief to get him back home though.xxxxxx

Pearl said...

lovely find those chipboard frames ! yes those Christmas papers are lovely ! very stylish !

Good to hear your Dad's all the better off for the surgery !

ScrapMomOf2 said...

How clever! Very cute and original! I love it! I'm so glad that everything is going well with your dad! I hope he is totally pain free and continues to do well!!

maddy hill said...

i love what you have done with those holders they are ace !

Heather Robinson said...

So glad to hear that your Dad is doing well. Love what you did with the springy wooden stands! Such imaginative ideas you have.

Unknown said...

Good to hear everything is ok with your dad :o)

Smashing photos thingies x

Marlou McAlees said...

wow Chris these are absolutely amazing!!!! and £1 :) :) even better!! £1 shops can be fab!! im delighted that all is well with your Dad :) sending you hugzz xx

Calv said...

What a great idea Chris! A bargin at that price too. They look great.

Shashi Nayagam said...

First of all thank you so much for the wishes Chris.
I am so glad for your dad that everything went off well. You and he must be releived.
You come up with such great ideas. I love all your altered projects.

kathy said...

Chris , So glad your dad is doing well . I love your idea for the wooden picture holders--I would have never thought to use them together-- So cute and anyone would love to get them as a gift
-- Kathy - Ga

Sandy said...

Wow Chris this is fantastic.
Looks so elegant. Love them.

Andrea, said...

Oh these are great Chris, fab idea and great papers

Joanne said...

Love the chipboard frames....very contemporary - love £shop finds myself.
Bet you are relieved about your Dad too - give him my best wishes

Jo x

Kazza said...

Your frames are fantastic Chris - altered to perfection (why don't I ever see such wonderful stuff when I go in the £shop? - I wish I lived near you then I could go to the shop with both you and Chrissy!)
So pleased to hear your dad's op went well. Hugs x Karen

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi chris
you left a comment on my blog about my blog candy book thong-you are not too far away!!!
your name will go in the hat
thanks for stopping by-
now to ck out your blog :)
enjoy your day

Linda Vincent said...

Oh they are great Chriss - must go on the look out for some!!
So glad to hear your dad is on the mend.
Thanks for your comment about my pink woodblock...I've just posted another!
Linda xxx

Kath Stewart said...

you never fail to amaze...mrs crafty genius...the photo folders are fabulous and love the black and white wishes to your dad for a full recovery

Anonymous said...

Im so glad your Daddy is okay and allowed home :).
Love what you have done with the photo frames .
Love and hugs from sesga xxx

Dawn♥ said...

Oh I love those photo holders Chris! YUMMY colors!

Great to hear about your dad doing so very well. That's great news!

Have a lovely day!

Jaqi said...

Great bargains you have here, I never see good stuff in the £ shop. They look great , and I hope your dad is doing ok, Jaqi x