Tuesday, 31 May 2011

An old sweet tube ....

turned into a pen pot for one of DS's teachers. And it's for 4 challenges.

1. DP2 - Pearls and flowers.

2. C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Alter and/or recycle.
(Old sweet tube).

3. Allsorts - Things with wings.

4. The Pink Elephant - Teacher's gifts.

This old tube had boiled sweets in it at Christmas and like all crafters I knew it would come in useful one day. I should've taken a before picture, never mind.
The image is Mo Manning coloured using pencils and Sansador. I've coloured him to look my DS in his school uniform. He's written a little thank you to his teacher on the back of the pot on some co ordinating card.
The flowers and flutterby's are all hand punched. The ribbon, paper and pearls are from my stash.

I'm going to fill it with am not sure yet, but I do have another 2 to do before the summer break. Plenty of time, she says.

Well thank you for popping in to take a look round, feel free to call in anytime. I love visitors.



Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous,great teachers gift love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Dorcas said...

What an awesome idea! I bet the teacher loved it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mo’s!

Elaine L. said...

What a great idea for a teacher gift! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Fleur said...

Wow this is stunning, so pretty
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Pat said...

Hi Karen...what a great idea. I remember making one of these from a frozen orange just container when I was a little girl...about a hundred years ago! LOL! See, some great ideas never go out of style! I love these little school kids...so precious!! I'm so glad you've joined us this week at Mo's Pat Frank

KarenB said...

Fab idea Karen - I love how the butterflies add extra dimension :)

LORi said...

Oh Karen...love it!! Super creative!! Thanks for sharing with TPE!!

~*Joni said...

Oh Karen this is simply adorable! I love altered items, especially ones this cute. Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge this week at TPE!
~*Joni TPE DT