Saturday, June 09, 2007

What can you do with a block of wood?

Gosh, it’s my turn again and I really can’t believe that we are already a week old. We really do hope that you are enjoying It’s a creative world as much as we are.
Anyhoo, today I am going to share one of my décor ideas. I used Jenni Bowlin’s vintage red line so I could get away with using it as a Father’s Day pressie as well. I also have details of a fantastic prize draw and an amazing special offer for you all. First, to the project.
I love having lots of pictures and memories around the house. But, I don’t always want to use photo frames and like to use things that are a bit different. I’ve seen wooden cubes you can buy to decorate but decided to use an offcut of wood to make mine. A bit of economy here and there pleases Graham and means more pennies for pretties. We had some wood left over from a DIY project but you could easily pick some up at your local timber merchants. This is also a handy project for using up those bits of stash that we all have kicking around the house.
I lightly sanded the cube and then used double sided tape to stick my papers and photos on. I then sanded the edges of the paper with a nail file and whizzed some brown ink over to muddy them up a bit.
The bird and the papers are from Jenni Bowlin, the buttons are Melissa Frances and the rub on is Basic Grey. I’m so happy that the Jenni Bowlin stuff is now available over here and I can fill my basket at A Trip Down Memory Lane.
Now onto the big news of the day and we have yet another prize draw for you. Yes, all of the lovely people who leave comments over the weekend will go into a draw to win a kit from Scrapbook Central. Please check back on Monday to claim your prize. It can be difficult to track you down if you don’t have a blog to link to so please do check back. We’d hate for you to miss out on your prize.
Not only do we have the fabulous kit as a prize but the lovely people at Scrapbook Central have also provided all our readers with a code to enjoy a whopping 15% off their lovely stock. Simply enter the code GEYJE50 at the checkout it is valid for one week and can be used once per person. Now that is a fab excuse to go shopping. Go on ………… You know you want to.
Thank you so much for visiting us and I hope that you enjoyed my project and would love to see any cubes that you make. My cube is 4"x4" but you can make them any size that you want.
Pip pip

27 comments:

Katy said...

wooo what an amazing site have added to my favourites :D

best wishes Katy

joanna said...

Lovely project, M - will definitely be having a go at this!

misteejay said...

Just found this site via UKS. What super ideas, keep up the good work. Now how do I cram so many projects into soooooo little spare time?(LOL) Toni :o)

Anonymous said...

Great stuff - you girls are awsome

humbug said...

There is always something new and exciting to read - great work

mandy said...

I love that cube, it looks like a huge lump of wood but maybe thats just the way it's photographed, I definetly want to try it out though.

LPinky said...

I've wanted to make one of these for ages, thanks for giving me the 'kick' to do it! Great blog.xx

Tracy said...

Good idea! i am loving all the creative ideas here!

whitetigeress333 said...

WOW what a brill way to use up waste wood....lol
this will be a great one for the kids as well. Keep up the good work, cant wait to see what little gems of inspiration you come up with next :)
Jan

Yizz said...

Another fabbie project M, and what great photos of your girlies. Love the site all round, keep it up.

lemon said...

another fab idea girlies...keep them coming

Faith said...

Yet again, another fantastic idea. This site is amazing! Thank you ladies.
Faith x

Hysteri-CAL said...

Great idea - will defo give this a go !

Helsbells said...

Some great ideas here. Definitely be checking back regularly :)

Sarah said...

Fab idea! What a great site. Thank you all - you're a great inspiration. :-)

Alexandra McNicol said...

Oh wow - that block is lovely!

Fiona said...

Another super idea - keep up the good work girls, its a great blog.

Trish said...

wow, maria, its gorgeous xxx

jo said...

Fab idea! May have to try that sometime!

Steph said...

Ooo, what a fab cube Maria. Really like it, and the Jenni Bowlin stuff you used.

Great work ladies :)

Jacqui E said...

I love the site, the projects have been fab. I just need to find more time...any suggestions?

Leo said...

Wow, who'd have thought you could make something so fabby with a block of wood! Brilliant project and I love those JB diecut papers too! :D

Becca said...

cube idea is great - I have "appropriated" a few from the kids toy boxes so I can have a go!

Joy said...

this is FABULOUS, Maria :0)

Anonymous said...

what a great idea.. very different and good for blokes...

probably me being thick, but how do you know who is making the posts?!?!

katie squirrel

jo.bee said...

What a fab site - have saved to my faves - keep p with the excellent inspiration.

Jo

Karen said...

Very purty maria, I love it. :)