29 August 2011

It's all gravy!


Take one empty Gravy Granules Container...


...and you get one Pencil Pot!

I've actually been (hoarding) using this container for my pencils for months, with the intention of doing something with it. It's one of those projects that I think about all the time, rather than doing. But Denise's fabby new Challenge at Cupcake has given me the boot up the bum I needed! (Thanks Hun!) She would like to see you Alter It! Well you can imagine what happened to my stomach when I read that!

But several coats of acrylic paint later, some sanding, sticking and scrunching and I'm happy. In fact, I might even do the other container too... And I told you you'd be seeing more of this fabby Cotton Velvet Lace from Sew Sweet, didn't I?

We're sponsored this week by Pink Gem Designs and of course our three monthly sponsors; Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet. But don't read about it here, pop over to Cupcake, you can have a peep at the gorgeous projects from The Delish Cupcakes too! :)

I'll be back a bit later for Pollycraft and Sketch n Stash. See you then...

I'm entering this at:

Creative Craft Challenges - Anything but a Card
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Anything but a Card
Pile It On - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like
Truly Scrumptious - Rocked Up Pink

Recipe
Papers: Rainbow Polkadots; Funky Hand
Other: Vintage Lace Buttons, Cotton and Velvet Lace; Sew Sweet

39 comments:

Margreet said...

Awwwwwwwwwww Faye....this is really beautiful....love your cat in the sidebar looking at the fishes!
xxx Margreet

May Britt said...

It's just beautiful...
Hugs

Claire x said...

This is lovely and a great idea. Hugs, Claire x

Daniele said...

awggggg super altered gravy pot,Hmmmm I'm thinking a tin that had custard in would work......lol
hugs

Cheryl said...

know when i saw this gravy tub on my dashboard I thought,oh what has sweet cheeks been up to just imagined a photo with him coverd in gravy granuales,he he,
sorry hun but anyway this is just brilliant,love how you have altered it to make one gorgeous wee,holder hugs cherylxxxxxx

Liz, said...

Aaaaaaah, buttons, fab,

Liz x

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Faye, this is totally fab!! I just love it. Such lovely colours & textures! xxx

Linda w said...

That is so cute and appeals to me on so many levels.....not least of which that you've shown me how I can use all those buttons I find so hard to give away. I'll have been brave and put them in a project...and be able to admire them everyday. Hugs lin

Shelly said...

Oh Faye this is beautiful... I want one! I'll have to get my bum into gear now and do a pen pot for my desk... I so LOVE yours! The lace is pretty! I'd never of thought of using a gravy container... clever girl! Shelly x

Debbie said...

I LOVE IT!
I want to do one right now...and I have a least two of these gravey tubs in the recycling!
Debbiexx

Joey said...

WOW I love this hun, altered so perfectly! Joey x

The Crafty Den said...

Morning Fluff, what a beautiful altered pen holder. I love the colours you've used and the shabby feel. Don't know why you were worried lol! Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Denise x

Sara I. said...

This is so shabby chic and fabulous!!! I so want one now!! Lovin' all those buttons and the gorgeous flower. Just too cute!

coops said...

this is gorgeous faye.love the beautiful colours and flower :D

xx coops xx

Cheryl said...

hi hun its only,daft old biddy cheryl back forgot to say bless you for playing at creative craft challenge hugs cherylxxx

Donna said...

Go Fluff, this is gorgeous and such pretty decoration, polka dots and buttons...perfick :) Donna ♥ x

Catherine said...

Oh this is so cute Fluff ! What a great idea ! Love the buttons and the paper ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Amanda R said...

I bet this looks so cute in your little craft cave! Those buttons are the perfect touch and that ribbon is gorgeous and now you can look at it everyday. Who woulda thunk a gravy container could be so pretty?

Anita said...

Wow Faye, this is a gorgeous pencil pot. I love the vintage look it has.

Feebsy said...

Faye, I'd never have guessed that was a gravy granule pot if you'd not said so it looks fabulous. I love all the buttons and the colours are so pretty.

Feebsy
xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So beautiful! Love all the yummy buttons and that pretty flower! This is perfect for pencils!

Violets Corner said...

This is brilliant Faye, love the cute button rows and the fabby ribbon..and the colours too!!! A splendid make over!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Margo said...

Waaw love it !

louise said...

Brilliant idea Faye and a great way to recyle
Hugs Louise xx

Delphine said...

This is so, so, so beautiful, Faye! I love everything about it! Those pink and cream colours are gorgeous! Your flower looks fantastic and I love all the buttons! Too bad you are going to use it for yourself:-)!!! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Cazza said...

Woooooow hon, this is STUNNING! I love the pink and cream and the buttons are gorgeous - fabby idea, LOVE IT!!
Big Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Mrs A. said...

Bags I the other wun. Muver.

Brodders said...

I love the colours and embellishments, I now need to cook before I can make one too :)

lisbeth said...

Love this , Thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

Jo said...

ooooooooh! what a stunning pot!
gravy never looked so good ;)
*claps* xx

Jane said...

Other gravy pots are available in the stores!! Sending a trolley for you to adorn xxx

Poppit said...

Aw...this is so pretty! Love the colour combo. (and the lovely smell of gravy you'll get everytime you pull out a pencil!). Hope you're well! xxx

Julie said...

Stunning make over Faye - hope you remembered to take the gravy out!! Hugs, Juliexx

Helen said...

Beautiful - a great recycling job!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Liza said...

Lovely work Fluff, gorgeous colours and button borders, so useful too.

Liza x

Mandy said...

Beautiful,love all the embellishments and the colours...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time....
Mandy x

bettand said...

This is just divine. Love the colours and the way you've altered this tin can. Such beautiful flower, buttons and lace. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina

Marlies said...

A gorgeous creation, love all the buttons and beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs, Marlies

Grenouille Greetings said...

I "can't stand gravy!" Does that make you sing along? My little sister (who is not so little as you are) thought they were the words to the k.d. lang song which was actually "constant craving" and it always made her think of me. I love your gravy pencil pot though! Much better use! Hugs, Lesley