Thursday, 14 May 2009

3 Challenges and a gift for Post Pals

I have managed to start the projects that I wanted to make to send onto a few of the children at Post Pals. If you haven't heard about Post Pals they are an organisation who help children with life threatening illnesses. Go take a look at the site for all the details.

So last week I made some cards and posted them on here saying I would post them onto 2 of the children on Post Pals and that I was going to re vamp some Baby Milk tins to fill with gifts and send with the cards, since then I have found another 2 children to post to and have made a start on the tins.

Here is the first one

The tin was covered with paper from The English Paper Co. that I thought matched the Dinosaur theme, I used the green to cover the tin and added a border of the Brown to mimic the ground, the Dino itself is actually fabric that I have cut out of a length I bought not so long ago. I glued it onto thin card and then re-cut it, I glued it onto the tin using PVA glue.

Once the tin was covered I punched a hole each side to add a handle. The handle is just made from a length of binding attached using DST and a brad.

D is for Dinosaur, so I cut a D out on my cricut at 4" and glued it to the other side of the tin, added the dots using 3D paint and although you cant see them clearly there is 2 Dinosaur buttons, one either side.

The lid was the hardest bit to work out, it is made form really flexable plastic but it is white which didnt go with my theme so I have sanded the edges and then swiped it with my Dk. Borwn Satzon pad, I hope it stays on!

I cut a 4" circle in DK. Brown Bazzill and another in the Brown Paper to match, the Bazzill circle was first attached using 3D foam pads as the top is recessed the top circle was stuch with DST, to make sure it is secure I have added 4 Brads to help hold it in place.

I intend to put the little Boys name onto the top as well but will do that later.

OK so which challenges!

1st is for the challenge over at Cupcake crafts who want something for a Man or a Boy so this is for a Boy so it fits with their challenge but it isnt a card so I ma not sure it will be ok.

2nd is for Papertake Weekly who want to see Animals, is a Dinosaur an Animal? I think it is. Papertake weekly also have a bit on their blog this week about Post Pals.

3rd is for the ABC challenge which is N for not a card and this isnt a card!

Just need to fill it with some gifts and it can be posted.

I will be back later with the next one completed I hope!


Rose said...

this is going to make some little boy quite happy!!! fantastic job and will look for your next one :D

Chrissie said...

Maz, all these things are just super. How great of you to spend so much time creating lovely stuff for the Post Pals project.

The Crafty Den said...

What a fantastic project. I love the dinosaur image. Thanks for joining the CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

POPPET said...

Gorgeous thanks for joining us this time at ccc hugs pops x

mckinkle said...

Oh WOW Maz, this is just amazing and so inspirational! I now want to go and make something from my tins!
Keryn :D

stampingheaven said...

This is fab, thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.

Jennifer said...

This is so sweet! I love that image and your colour combination.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Jen x

Liza said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Nancy Sanders said...

What a clever and cute creation as well as thoughtful on your part!

Ida / Little said...

Awesome box! And I love that you are sending stuff to post pals, keep up the great work!! :) Thanks for playing with the CCC challenge this week!!

Hugs Ida

Helen said...

This is fab - what a great gift!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

steph said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

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