Thursday, 2 May 2013


...knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom...

...hello everyone,  if you are a regular visitor to my blog you may remember a recent guest DT posting for Calico Crafts were I altered 3 beer mats, below...

...well afterwards I thought what am I gonna do with these beauties, usually they end up in a box, but I had a friends birthday fast approaching and I thought I would make something from one of this trio, I hope you like...

I bought a plain white shadow box picture frame which I distressed and covered the back with some yummy Tim Holtz papers and voila a lovely prezzy and still 2 more left for future projects... was difficult to get a good photo as everything was reflecting off the glass in the frame (it's times like this when I wish I had far greater photography skills) so only one piccy...
...I have a few days leave at the mo (much needed) and have been able to catch up on a few projects, one being a canvas for my Daughter for the nursery wall of my beautiful Granddaughter Emmie...

...well, the bank holiday weekend is almost upon us, I hope your all blessed with some sunshine, thank you so much for dropping by today...



  1. Great beer mats, love the hearts with the rusty wire intertwined.

    Gorgeous grand-daughter and fab frame.

    Sam xxx

  2. I love your beer mats piece Mel and I even more I love how you re-purposed it into the gorgeous frame! A really clever idea and a beautiful gift. Love the canvas you made for Emmie's nursery, she is adorable Enjoy your leave and wishing you a great BH weekend, looks like we're. Getting more good weather! Hugs Chris x

  3. The shadow box with the beer mat is stunning Mel and sure to be a hit with your friend. As for Emmie - she is absolutely adorable and so is your canvas. Hugs, Anne x

  4. wow Mel you have created two fabulous projects and am sure they will both be loved.
    Hugs Annette x

  5. Beautifully done! LOVE both of your projects, great presents!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  6. Wow, the shadow box is stunning, Very professional looking. I love how the red heart pops and the tim paper really sets it off. May need to steel this idea at some point xx
    great canvas as well. Hope all is well? take care. x

  7. Hi Mel,
    Love the shadow box, what a gorgeous gift. The Tim Holtz papers look fab and make the perfect backdrop for that yummy red heart.
    The canvas is beautiful too, just like little Emmie.
    Enjoy your time off and the Bank Holiday weekend. Hugs Linda xx

  8. What a wonderful way to use the beer mat Sue-it looks amazing in the frame.

    The canvas for the nursery is just so beautiful.

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Fab beermats. Love what you did with it, the shadow box looks awesome! Clever idea ... Suzanne

  10. Hello Mel
    It's lovely to see a photo of your gorgeous granddaughter you must be as proud as punch and the frame is just beautiful. So are those beermats. I love your style of work.
    Lynn xx

  11. What a superb idea for using these delicious beer mats Mel! Love that your photo of the frame has really worked to give us a true sense of how this looks irl. And as for your lovely canvas, well it is beautiful but little Emmie is always going to steal the show isn't she:) Have a great weekend, hugs Jenny x

  12. Gorgeous projects Mel! Have a wonderful BH weekend! xxx

  13. Wonderful projects.. Love the idea to use the beer mat this way.. Your friend will be delighted.. as for the Beautiful canvas for your Gorgeous Grandaughter Simply Stunning... Both Projects are fabulous keepsakes.. enjoy the long weekend & sunshine... Hugs May x x x

  14. I absolutely LOVE the boxed beermat - what a brilliant gift (can you imagine how much they'd charge for something that beautiful in Habitat or somewhere?!)... and the canvas of your granddaughter is so lovely - what a beauty she is! They'll both be cherished, Mel - amazing makes!
    Alison x

  15. I love the hearts in a shadow box...perfectly displayed! Congrats on the precious!

  16. What a fab idea to put the altered beer mats into the box frame, they look amazing! baby Emmie looks great too Mel. Really nice that you popped by, hope you and your family are well? Michelle x

  17. Ooooh, what a lovely litte Emmie granddaughter you have!!! Beautuful frame with a beautiful picture of her. Enjoy this little precious girl, they grow up before you know.
    LOVE the hearts trio, great how you put it in the white picture frame, stunning! And a great gift.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Yvon xxx

  18. what a great effect .. this beermats are just awesome...

    and the little precious girl is so cute!
    you can be very proud of her!

    amazing !

  19. Love your beer mats and that shadow box frame!!! So beautiful!

    die amelie - Claudia xx

  20. You just make the most amazingly beautiful things......... Always! Mars xx


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