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Friday, April 8, 2011

altered frame x

hiya , yay look at me with 199 followers , I am so grateful to all of you for following me and for commenting and returning to see my crafty creations, I love visitng all your blogs too for inspiration and just for a good aul nosey

now here is a really ugly damaged 1 euro frame that was destined for the bin , but I could see some potential in it and I decided to save it from the landfill and give it some lovin x  sorry I was too excited about this project and have no BEFORE pics:(

first off I lightly sanded the frame to give it a "key" then I added anitas's tacky glue all over the front of the frame and lay i onto a 12x12 piece of paper so the fancy side was facing the table (believe me I have done this the wrong way round before !) then I let it dry before attacking it with my craft knife and cut around the wavy edge and into all those little fineky frames , now I was not neat at this at all but that is the look I was going for !:)

so I attacked it again but with sandpaper this time and roughed it up a bit , next came the tim holts brushed corduroy ink pad and I  lightly went over all my rough edges to make them POP  .then I just went to town and added the handmade paper flowers , I just adore the tiny map ones in the botton corner
...tooooo cute and simple too .when all my embellies were on I got some gold glitter on my finger and just rubbed it around randomly touching on the flowers too for some sparkle

and hey presto , a unique altered aged vintagy frame for my beautiful niece Hannah x

tfl girls and till later
happy crafting


  1. this is so pretty and creative....I'd love you to link this up at my party

    Simply Creations Link Party

  2. Ooh, I love that! It turned out very pretty!

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  5. That's impressive!
    Stopping by from Boost My Blog. Hope you're having a good Friday!

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  7. very beautiful frame, Thanks for sharing

  8. Hi, I'm just popping in to meet you. I'm a new follower and I'm here on the Love Link Up Party from K Andrews.Have a great day. Hope to see you over at mine!
    Hugs from Gold Coast, Australia
    Trish Munro

  9. Maggie,

    Oh my how pretty your crafty frame is. I love how it sparkles!


  10. I am a new follower. Came by way of Love Link-Up at Getting Cricky.

  11. The embellishments made this frame look special. Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  12. OMGsh.. I LOVE your frame!!

    Hi there.. I'm dropping in via the linking party. I'm your newest follower and would love to have you visit me when you have time. Have a great day!!!


  13. That is just way too cute! I love it! thanks for sharing this at Fantastic Friday.

  14. Love the frame - thank heavens you saved it! Hi there! I am a new follower of your blog through the Love Link Up Party. Gonna go "lurk" now. Please stop by my blog and become a follower:

    Deanne :)

  15. This is really cute! Thanks for visiting my blog.


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