Friday, 27 May 2011

Altered theme!

Thanks to everyone who sent me beautiful cards and birthday wishes for today, you have made it very special:)


I rarely challenge myself to make something altered these days so when I saw our latest challenge from Michele over at Crafts4Eternity I was nervous to say the least. But I have a drawer full of stuff waiting to be altered and must have opened  it numerous times, thought about it, then closed it again lol. So thanks for the challenge Michele. I hope you all have something you can alter and join us this week. 
The prize is 3 digi stamps from the C4E store.

So for my altered project I choose a little bingo clipboard I got from Poundland. I made it with one of my son's in mind who is the most generous person I have ever met. Generous to a fault with his time and money and is therefore always broke lol. So to get him more organised I decided to make him a money board. There are lots of little pages for each month all laid out nice and simple so he can keep a track of his spends. I even added a pencil so he can rub out and change as his spending increases lol. I was going to add real pennies but they didn't look right so did some penny rubbings and cut round them. 

Stamps - Sugar Nellie (thanks Christine), swirl stamp
Papers - Kit n Kraft
Embellishments - penny rubbins, text, pencil holder and computerised quote
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
CRAFT - alter something
Sparkles Forum - something metal
Stampin Sisters - encouragement and silver
Fairy tale Challenges - everything but a card
Just Add Ink - fussy cutting (coins and image)
Aud Sentiments - a sentiment/card for a male

43 comments:

theCook said...

That's a fun idea! Is it on purpose that the pencil says "Bank of Ireland"? Made me giggle...

Anne said...

What a fabulous idea Pinky. So sorry didn't know it was your birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me now. Hugs xx

Juls said...

oooooooooooh this is such a fabulous creation! HUgs Juls

dutchess said...

What a great idea Pinky...have just had a look at the site....great idea and you have done it so well....take care( at last I can comment on everyones blogs again Claire told me to download google crome and that seen to have done it) hugs Margaret

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day. This is brilliant, love the penny rubbings. Marianne x

mckinkle said...

I agree with the above, the Bank Of Ireland pencil was just perfect!! I did giggle too!

What a great idea and lets hope he follows your influence as it stinks to always be skint!!

Keryn x

Bianca said...

What a lovely idea! The coins are great and I love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Jacq said...

Hi Pinky,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Now if I'd had your postal address I would have sent you a card lol. Hope you have a fab day whatever you may be doing!!!
This is just a fab idea!!! I keep saying I'll have a go at altering something but never get round to plucking up the courage lol. Love this project, sure your son will just love it. Love the idea of using a rubbing of the coins, looks just fab, Love the colour scheme too.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Happy Birthday to you!!
This is my kind of project Pinky, i love it!! The idea is fab and i just love the penny rubbings.
Enjoy the rest of your day
Lisa x

Mary J said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PINKY! Have a most fabby day and bank holiday!

What a great project! I need one of these!!

samara Rachel Navi said...

Hey there sweet lady! Happy birthday...make it the best yet!!!! You deserve the bestest in the world because I find you to be vewy vewy kind. This project you have displayed, oh my gosh....yes (I live in Canada) let those pennies LITERALLY turn into POUNDS!!!! Great day to you Pinky...Still wondering about your name! Samara xox

karlinchen50 said...

Hello a wonderful job.
A stunning design.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
** Karla

Pami said...

Happy Birthday Pinky!! Hope your day is going well. I love your altered project, great idea! Pami x

Karin said...

This is a great altered project and very useful too! Grand idea and most of all have the HAPPIEST of Birthdays Pinky!!!!!

Christine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR PINKY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

ahem that WAS my best singing vice Pinky hope you have a great day & get spoilt rotten..

stunning altered creation..

smiles Christine xx

Crafty Chris said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Did you hear me singing, hope you have a fantastic day, and you got my card. Love your project love the colours you did the Sassy dude in.
Chris x

Audrey said...

What a great project! I love it.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Miria said...

It's a little bit late but I hope I'm still on time to wish you a gorgeous happy birthday - BUON CONPLEANNO, PINKY! What a great project you made, I love the frottage on the pennies! Hugs, Miria
p.s. did your followers disappear like mine?

Miria said...

Me, again! I made a mistake, I'm no more able to write in Italian lol it's COMPLEANNO!

Chrissy said...

A very Happy Birthday Pinky...hope your day brings lots of happiness and love.

Great project, GREAT idea..some times these young ones can be generous to a fault...
Luv CHRISSYxx

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Birthday,Pinky....hope you've had a wonderful day.

Tracy said...

Oh i think this is brillaint, a great idea and so useful. Hope it helps your son and his finances, sounds like a good son you have there pinky.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nikbee said...

This is a wonderful idea. I love the penny rubbings.

Nikki x

DesignerDiva said...

Fab project Pinky, think its the first altered item I've seen on your blog - sounds like me - I like cards!!!
Didn't know it was your birthday I hope you had a great day and were spoilt rotten!
Hugs Laurie x

Dora said...

Wow what a fabulous idea this is Pinky, love it, and I'm sure your son did too. Hey Happy Birthday, didn't know it was your birthday, hope you have a fab time. xxx

Grace said...

Oh what a great idea! I love the sentiment on it! Hope your birthday was just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Sue said...

Hi Pinky, hope you had a lovely Birthday! I love this money organiser - it looks really smart and is a great design. Your son will love it!

Hugs Sue xx

Amanda R said...

Great idea Pinky! Using rubbings of the pennies was brilliant, hope your birthday is wonderful!

Jenny said...

Wow, das ist eine tolle Idee und eine tolle Umsetzung. Danke für deine Teilnahmebei Fairy tale Challenge.

Angel said...

Fantastic project.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Huggies Angel

Nela said...

Fabulous project!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

darling Ho said...

Wow! It's terrific! Great idea to altered the board.
Thanks for sharing it at FTC this fortnight.:)
~darling Ho~FTC-DT

Whimsey said...

Brilliant - love the color combo!

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Pinky.

Hugs Riet.xx

papertrails leaver said...

love your altered clipboard! Super cool! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

carol said...

Hello..oooh lovely altered clip board, super idea,Thanks for sharing your idea with us at CRAFT this week, come back soon. x carol

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Hi there , love the altered money clip board and the use of rubbings of coin.Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this week.
hugs
Doreen

Dazie said...

This is such a fab Idea I love what you have done!

Thanks for joining our Metal theme over at sparkles forum challenges!
Dazie
x

deesdesigns said...

Fantastic idea and just perfect for our "For a Male" challenge at Aud Sentiments. Thanks for joining us this week!

michele said...

Fabulous project Pinky! Glad you got the chance to alter something hidden away! I have lots of them too! Happy Belated Birthday hope you had a fantastic day hugs xx

Hannapanna said...

This is a lovely project Pinky. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining our Anything but a card challenge over at Fairytale Challenges. Hugs, Hanna

PokSa said...

Gorgeous! Your work looks fantastic. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday Pinky. What a lovely altered shopping list. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx