Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Upcycling a Camembert Box! Pet Gallery too...

Hello friends
Another 'upcycled' box to share with you.
This time you get to eat the cheese first then use the box!
So very simple, Layered Poinsettias - stencilled and inked. I cut the leaves from a 
green gingham check paper which I thought looked effective and mirrored the 
check tissue paper that came with the cheese!
Tiny bit of pretty lace, twine and a mini inked tag.
It makes you look at boxes in a different way - go on check in your cupboards/larders!
Yesterday Susan asked about chipboard - I often use cereal packaging but for thicker chipboard
I purchase 12x12 sheets - I have found some here.

Also today, I would like to introduce you to......Patsy.
Patsy is a Cavalier King Charles and now happily lives with Kathy on her farm with lots of alpacas.
Kathy explains: "Patsy was a breeding bitch and was rescued just before the breeder was going 
to put her down, she was kept in a cage and did not know what going for a walk was!
She is very timid, but has bonded with me and always sits by me for a cuddle in the evening. 
She is pictured in her favourite spot on the sofa."

Thank goodness Kathy came to the rescue.  You are beautiful Patsy and I'm so pleased
you are another lucky dog that gets to snuggle up on the sofa!
A treat is on its way to you.

Just a little call out to any cats ...lots of dogs waiting to feature in the Pet Gallery but not 
many cats.  Come on cats you can't let the side down! And, of course, a call out to
other pets too - no goldfish yet...!

Lovely response to the VELCRO® giveaway: 10 names have been picked out
(I didn't think Bella could quite manage picking out lots of names
so youngest son did a whizzy generator thing!)
Packs will be winging their way to:

Elaine H
Lucy C
Victoria H
Julie C
Sue P
Christine S
Laraine B
Carol P
Wilma B
Sue W

TV day for me...you can see me on Create and Craft at 3pm and 7pm.
Please email in to the studio - I really hope they get to read them out.
Take care friends.


Lacelady said...

Inspired use of the cheese box, and I love the leaves from gingham paper. Will look out for you today on C&C.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, how lovely I am a winner, thank you and your lovely son. A cheese box whatever next, I love the way you have decorated it. Looking forward to watching you later to.

Wilma x x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine, love the cheese box.

I thought when I saw the picture of Patsy that she looked very ladylike and then read her sad story. I am so happy for her that she has been rescued by Kathy and is living life how a much loved dog should live.

I will set the recorder for your shows Christine as wont have time to watch, getting my new carpet fitted today

Sue xxx

Janice said...

Good morning Christine

Another fab project, what a great imagination you have! Looks so pretty, Have you tried baking the Camembert in the oven, then eating with crusty fresh bread? Yum, delicious!

Congratulations to all the ladies who have won the Velcro, and look forward to seeing you later on TV.
Janice x

Susan Flynn said...

This is gorgeous Christine - very rustic! Thanks for the information I have just ordered some! I always buy Laughing Cow triangles and they come in a circular box that I keep thinking I must try and alter that!! I must try and remember to watch you this afternoon! Good luck xx

Elaine said...

Great recycling ! Cant believe ive purchased blank boxes from hobbycraft when theres loads of things just lying round the house. Congratulations ladies who won. Have fun in the studio christine.

hazel said...

Lovely box Julia really like the leaves on the poinsettias. Congrats to all the winners. xx hazel

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Thank you for the Velcro,I am so pleased.
Your box is lovely.
Patsy looks a beautiful dog,so pleased she has found a good home.
Looking forward to seeing you on C&C. Take care. x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. So glad it's been a happy ending for Patsy. She looks such a lovely little dog.

Love the cheesebox. Such an imagination.

Well done all the winners today.

Looking forwaard to your shows later.

Val in Spain xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your cheese box very inventive you are clever seeing outside the box (sorry dreadful pun).
Patsy looks like she has a loving home now.
Will watch you shows today.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, What a lovely make-over on the cheese box, and my favourite, the poinsettia's, gorgeous.
What a lovely piccie of Patsy, she looks so cosy there on the sofa, what a lucky girl.
Boo hoo, I didn't win the coveted Velcro, but hearty congratulations to the winners, you lucky people.
Christine, please, please let know where I can get these Velcro closures ????
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bea said...

Lovely box Christine with those gorgeous poinsettias. Congrats to the velcro winners - patsy looks very sweet

Redanne said...

Many congrats to all the Velcro winners! Love your cheese box Christine, what a lovely present it would make for Christmas too.

That story about Patsy was so heart warming, thank you for sharing it. Hugs, Anne x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine ooo i dont know what to comment on first? as everything is so exciting ......

Well im so pleased that the lovely little patsy has now got a loving caring Mum and a good life now

Also i am a velcro winner whoop whoop , so a big Thank You to your son for picking me .

I have already hit the record button , for your shows and will be watching also .

Then its your box WOW , this is simply gorgeous Christine , you have such talent , so im away now to have a look in my cupboards , you have inspired me to recycle and save some money .

Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, Beautiful upcycled box, love the gingham. Pasty is truly beautiful and what an awful story giving birth to pups for years to be put down(imagine if they did that to us mums!!!!), Im glad Kathy took her on and is an understanding owner.

I use mount board instead of chip board, but then i buy off cuts when i get my paintings framed.
Good luck for todays shows.

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, yes a bumper post today isn't it. Like the ladies mention above, you have such wonderful ideas - a cheese box...what will you think of next? Keep them coming.
Thank goodness Kathy came to the rescue with Patsy. She is beautiful and looks like the queen of the castle on her throne - the settee...hehehe. Bless you.
I am off work today so will be able to watch you on tv Christine...yippee.
Elizabeth x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful cheese box. I love those Poinsettias. I tried to buy them awhile ago and everywhere was out of stock. I have seen this done once before on another blog of a good crafting buddy, only it had roses on the top.
The pics of Patsy are lovely. Wasn't she a very lucky dog. So glad she has found a lovely home now.
Congrats to the winners of the velcro.
No biscuits for Bella again as she didn't pick me. lol.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
I think I made a mistake. Sorry Bella.
It's no treats for your Son for not picking me. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Love the box Christine I have already started rooting thro' my cupboards and drawers, hoping I can make a few b4 Christmas as I too love the poinsettia dies.
Val C Xx

Ita said...

hi Christine what a great idea for the cheese box,and lovely colours.Patsy what a good looking dog you are.Must try sending a photo of our Charley.

Carole Z said...

Very inspirational...love it! Patsy is gorgeous, so pleased she has been rescued into a loving home, bless...Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Your just about to go on air as I write this - no panic, I'm recording the show.
Love the cheese box, looks brill.
What a lovely little dog Patsy is, sooo pleased to hear she was rescued in time by Kathy.
Off now to watch TV, crafty best wishes, Carolyn. x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - I've kept a Turkish Delight box very similar to this (for at least 10 years lol) just in case I found something to do with it. Thank you for the inspiration, I may have a go now.

Thank you also (or to your youngest son) for getting the randomy gadget thingy to pick my name out of the hat - I am looking forward to receiving these.

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

PS Glad Patsy has a good home now, I know what I would do with these people - thank goodness they aren't all the same.

melanie said...

Stunning box looks good ,what a love dog patsy well done Kathy ,I have 2 rescue dogs .Melanie

nmty said...

Hi Christine, lovley project today, and isn't patsy lovely.

just watched a recording of your 3pm show, enjoyed it. looking forward to your 7pm show. love the papers.

congrats to the velcro winners.

lv norma

baconbits said...

Just settling down to watch the 7pm show. Its a pity that i do not like cheese but i will look at boxes differently.
Amanda x

Janice said...

you've certainly got the bug for upcycling !! lovely ideas. Just watched you on create and craft at 3pm , i recorded it as i was out. Lovely demos and products just your cup of tea!!!! xx Janice

Craftychris said...

I love the box and Patsy is gorgeous! Thank you so much, I have won the Velcro giveaway and it has arrived. They will be so useful - thanks again. Christine S xx

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