Sunday, 1 February 2015

This one is special....

Hello again,

It's the start of a new challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and it's Anything Goes which is a favourite theme for many of us crafter's and us on the design meant I could share a piece with you I made for someone special.

This project was a present for my big Sister (Brenda) and a lot of time and love went into it as she is exactly big sis xxxxxx

There's always good things to countdown for, holidays, Christmas, nights out with friends, family time and its good to be able to check of the days sometimes so I made her a chalkboard to do just that...

Here's the how and what's:
Frame: Sometime ago I bought the frame in Wilko's sale, it was all scratched up but it didn't matter as I wanted it for my 'I'm gonna do something with that' basket!
Additional elements: From That Craft Place - Flowers (regular crafty flowers take paint really well once you've gesso'd them), grey board scraps and butterflies
Paint: That Craft Place - gesso, silver acrylic, ranger distress daubers in eggplant and mushroom, Pinflair Buff it in gold and then DecoArt gloss medium to seal everything together.

After having fun with the hot glue gun to stick on all the extra bits, creating dimension I covered the whole lot in gesso, then silver acrylic and then 'dusted' with the distress daubers and buff it to add an aged look.  The 'chalk holder' (that I am secretly very proud of lol) is made from an off cut of greyboard, roughly cut into a triangle and then glued in place so that the point of the triangle is at the bottom creating a pocket for the chalk!

Here's the close-ups:

I really hope you liked visiting my blog today and letting me show you round my crafty make for my big sis x

Don't forget to follow me by clicking the links on the top right sidebar and make sure you pop by the That Craft Place Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the uber talented design team have come up with for Anything Goes :D

Crafty hugs

Sandie xxx

I would like to enter my make into the following challenges:
Lil patch of crafty friends - #3 AG
Glitter and sparkle - #133 AG
The Pink Elephant - #283 AG
Use your stuff - #170 paint
Not just cards - #11 AG
Inspiration destination - #11 AG
Scrap and craft challenge - #1 AG
Creative fingers - #65 AG
Scribble and scrap - #37 AG


  1. WOW Sandie, your sister is going to just love this present, it is amazing hun, love the chalk at the side, a brilliant idea, hugs xxx

  2. An amazing project Sandie, it's absolutely gorgeous

  3. Amazing work, very well embellished and a fabulous idea.

    Thank you for joining us for our Challenge No 3 over at

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Your sister will absolutely adore this fabulous gift. Wonderful idea and gorgeous design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Wow what a fabulous idea, your sister will be thrilled with it. Its gorgeous,Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. absolutely gorgeous Sandie! love it!

  7. Amazing!! Thank you for joining us at Scrap&Craft!

  8. Beautiful crafting...fabulous project. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  9. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  10. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  11. Your sister should love this, very beautiful! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge!

  12. Stunning project!! What a great idea :) Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and good luck!
    Lady E Scrap & Craft DT

  13. Awesome Idea and great project. Thanks for sharing with us over at Inspiration destination. Hope to see you back for our next ATG challenge.

  14. I'm in love with this frame. Nice job! I'm sure you had fun with this one. Thanks for playing along at the Inspiation Destination challenge.

  15. Lovely idea.
    thanks for joining us at Creative fingers challenge.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxxx

  17. Love this frame. Thanks for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge


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Sandie xxx