Sunday, 2 September 2018

Upcycling a letter holder

Good evening crafters

Its been a very stressful week and due to the stress my neck muscle went into spasm. I've not been able to craft all week and it's still in spasm despite the tablets.  

I started to get very frustrated and fidgety so needed to find some kind of craft that didn't put any pressure on my neck or shoulder. 

I decided on decoupaging.  The rice paper is from crafters consortium. You can buy their beautiful rice papers here:
Craft consortium rice papers

  I had a letter holder which I bought for 50p so decided to turn it into something pretty. 
Here is the letter holder before I upcycled it: 

I glued the paper onto the letter holder using decoupage glue and varnish.  I had loads of die cut pieces in a box so decided to raid it and see what I could find to use on it without using the die cut machine. 

The already die cut pieces are from different brands , crafters companion, ultimate crafts, tattered lace and Joanna sheen dies. 

I used gems and pearls and made 2 tags out of Hunkydorys mirrored cardstock. Ribbon and glittered letters are from create and craft sets. 

Took me quite a few days to finish it doing a bit at a time at a very slow pace but enjoyed it .
Unfortunately colouring, die cutting using the machine , cutting out and stamping are something I can't do right now until this goes.

Hope you like 
Thanks so much for looking and stopping on by 


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  1. WOW fabulous transformation -love the rice paper and die-cuts--hope you feel better soon
    carol x

  2. Wow brilliant design, I love it. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  3. This is so Awesome I love what you did with the old letter box. super duper project.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DIANA L.

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Hi Sharon,
    what a very stunning creation.
    You have made an excellent job of this even though you were in pain.
    I love all the wonderful work you have put into this and what an amazing difference from the plain old white one.
    That was a very fab find at that price too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. A lovely way to decorate your letter holder. Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderland.
    Kath x

  7. Wow, a lot of work has gone into transforming the letter holder. It looks great. Thank you for taking part in the "My Time To Craft" #378 challenge. Sam x

  8. Sharon, what a beautiful transformation that letter holder has experienced! You did a wonderful job. I'm so sorry you are in pain. I myself suffer from 5 arthritis's and have ankylosing spondylitis and degenerative disk disease in my already too-short neck. So, I feelz your pain, literally. Hope you get some relief from it soon. Thank you for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!! xoxo

  9. What a great creation, despite your discomfort. I love how you were able to use die cuts from your "extras box" to add to the project. Please take care. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

    sue n.

  10. WOW! Fantastic! Reminds me of an old Swiss Chalet! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
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  11. Saw this at The Outlawz and left a comment there but am here now with a DT hat on my head. :-D I'm delighted to see you playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at World Wide Open Design Team this month and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. This is GORGEOUS! I love it, and it is perfect for our Anything but a card challenge at CCAYR! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  13. Awesome card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

  14. What a rich transformation! I love the details you added. Thanks for playing along with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge!

  15. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  16. That is pretty!
    I hope the crafting took away your pain for a little while. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  17. Beautiful project
    thanks for joining us in The Merry Christmas Challenge
    Julie T

  18. Such fantastic project. I looks like you have been having fun with this project. It looks smashing. Thanks for joining my Christmas Joy challenge over at Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs

  19. This is a gorgeous little house - looks just like a Christmas chalet. ITs turned out beautifully despite your injury (hope its well on the way to recovery!) Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge!


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