Monday 3 September 2012

Floral Box Frame

Hello friends,
Monday - already!  I'm sure the weekends are on fast forward.
Today's project is appearing over on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
I found this little box frame in...Primark!  They have them in black and white and they only cost £1!
If you zip over to their blog I've done a step by step tutorial of how I put this project together.
As always I truly appreciate if you have time to leave a comment there - 
I'm proving to them how fantastic UK blog followers are :)
I do so love Bitty Blossoms
I'm now a fully fledged distributor for Scrapbook Adhesives, I appear on their website :)
Should you wish to make any purchases you can go through my Amazon shop or just email for details.
The photography course was very informative.  I now have to try to remember everything, I think it is a case of taking lots of photos and getting used to turning my camera off of auto.
I have some shots to share with you....
All on manual, working out the lighting, shutter speed and more!
We found out about 'depth of field' - focused at the front and then fuzzy and fading.
(You will appreciate the terminology was far more professional than I am explaining here!)
 Probably the first time in my life I've photographed a line of wheelbarrows!
 I like this one, focus on the stable door (and washing up brush!) and the horse is fuzzy - I was improving!
 Very useful tips about where to position people in photos.
 And then one taken by the professional...
I am amazed at what my camera is actually capable of, I've been very lazy just snapping away!

One more thing (such a long blog post today!)
The Autumn Card and Gift Box class taking place on 13 October is now full but I am running it again the following week, Saturday 20 October - all details can be found here
or click on the 'Spellbinders Academy' button in my sidebar.
Back tomorrow friends.
Take care.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, I am glad you found the photography course informative, now you will really become snap happy which we could benefit by. The floral frame box is delightful, you are so creative and each morning I look forward to logging in to your blog. Now to follow your link and leave a comment.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a gorgeous creation you have made with a £1 picture frame Christine! Looking forward to seeing more beautiful picture of your fabulous creations and hopefully Bella too! Hugs Susan x

hazel young said...

Lovely box Christine do like the backing with the words on it. Lovely photo's glad your discovering your camera and taking lots of photos xx hazel

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love the framed roses..:)..and love all your photos. I hope you have a great day taking more pics for us..:)..xx

Kate said...

Love your photos Christine and the box is so gorgeous! £1 ????!!!!!

Bea said...

Beautiful frame Christine - your photos are great - not a skill I possess I seem to be following in my late dad's footsteps as he always cut a bit of a body off Lol! Good luck with your next workshop day

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, love the box frame and glad you enjoyed the course. I feel very guilty that about 15 years ago, when we still had film, I took classes for a year, even had a dark room, but then digital came along and I got so busy that (hangs head), I not longer take the time to switch to manual :( Carole Z X

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
really lovely what you have done to the frame. What a great purchase can see lots of them being sold now.
Your photos are great.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This box frame is lovely,what a great idea.
Your photos are really great,but I have always enjoyed all your photos,looking forward to more of Bella and your Boys and of course your projects.
Will now pop over to leave a comment,have a lovely day. x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a lovely frame very pretty and the flowers are delightful.
Glad you enjoyed your course photos are great. I expect you took lots of notes.
Have a good day.

HiggiSue said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time on your course.
What camera do you use?

Like the box frame too.
Sue H x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I love how you have decorated and altered the frame, I love the 'word' backing paper, it's beautiful, and the bitty blossoms are gorgeous.
Glad you enjoyed the photography lesson and learned a lot of useful tips and techniques. Watch out Bella ha ha !! Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

What lovely gifts your frame box would make Christine and i love the background and those flowers are delightful

So glad you enjoyed your Photo session , The photos you took are very good just goes to show that we happy clickers have a lot to learn eh ?

Take care
Elaine H X

EmmaT said...

Hi Christine, stunning photo of you at the end. Lovely project and i love the roses.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine

I love those box frames and what a bargain!!! Might have to ask my daughter who works in town to pick me up a couple if there are any in our backwater. The London store seems to have so much more choice

Your photos are really good, I just point and click and keep my fingers crossed lol

Sue xxx

Redanne said...

Your frame box looks beautiful Christine, love the flowers. Well done on thesphotos, you look professional already. I bought a book on photography, to learn, more, have not even opened it up after 6 months! Shame on me. Off to the other site now. Have a lovely day. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous, Christine!! You create the loveliest projects! Your photo-taking instruction is so helpful!!
It's so sweet of you to send me your newsletter everyday!
Thank You!


nmty said...

hi Christine, love the project, the tutorial on the website is brill. love the photos, sounds like you had fun.

lv norma

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, wow what a lovely project today. I expect some of your followers will be buying out Primark with these box frames - you should be on commission...hehehe.
Glad you had a great time yesterday. It is a beautiful picture of you too.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Quick comment today, just off crafty shopping and a visit to my Mum. I like the idea with the box frame, what a bargain find. Our nearest Primark is in the city, dont visit as ofen these days now I dont work their anywmore.
Glad you enjoyed your photgraphy lesson, sounds as though you picked up a lot of useful info. Enjoy the rest of today - sun shinning here for a change! Crafty best wishes, Carolyn.x

Ita said...

Hi Christine what a fab idea I just love it,so different, and wow your photographs are great

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

What a gorgeous box frame. Love the papers and the flowers are amazing. Your photographs are great. Enjoy your day.

Sarah x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - so glad the photography course was informative. You look as if you had fun taking the pics - the pics of you look soo natural.

I love the frame - such a pretty idea as well - I never find bargains like it - always tooooooo late!

Hugs to you Sue Pxx

sheila said...

How amazing you are turning something very cheap into something very expensive looking. Lovely pictures especially the ones with you in !

Craftychris said...

The frame is gorgeous! I'm impressed with your photography - really like the photo's of you too - you look lovely xx

melanie said...

I`m glad you had a great course pic look great .melanie

Chloe's Nan said...

Gorgeous frame Christine, the bitty blossoms are so versatile and make great looking flowers! Very nice photographs, I would like to get to know my camera a little better but can't seem to gather the courage to move the dial from auto! Have a great day x

Toni said...

I love this project Christine. I popped to our local Primark today to get some of the frames but they didn't have any so I'll have to try elsewhere as I really want to have a go at this one.
Toni xx

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