Tuesday 12 June 2012

A photo frame and tissue box cover


A rainy bank holiday last Tuesday and whilst entertaining my two little ones with painty crafty stuff I discovered funky foam!! I was die-cutting shapes from it to make into basic stamps for the girls to use with their paints when I got a little carried away and tried to make a flower after seeing one recently on the Marianne Facebook page. A dab of hot glue later and my flower was made and I was suddenly addicted...especially when I discovered that I could colour and distress it with my fave Distress Inks. So every evening since I have been creating little flowers, leaves, butterflies and swirls from funky foam to add to a photo frame blank and tissue box blank to make a pretty gift set for my partner's mum's birthday. I decided to make it in neutral colours to go with their new bedroom decor......

Ta da.....here they are

... a few close-ups......


Wooden photo frame blank and tissue box blank painted with cream enamel spray paint
Marianne dies: English Rose, Swirl (from Frame & Swirls set)
Spellbinders butterfly die
White funky foam
Frayed Burlap distress ink
Cream pearls
Hot glue gun

I'd like to enter these into the following challenge:

Crafty Cardmakers - No cards, tags or ATCs

Hope you like it!

Thanks for looking x


  1. oooh they are both gorgeous sharon!!
    hugs Lou xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous set!!! LOVE the soft monochrome--and your details are amazing! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  3. Both of your projects are gorgeous!! I love the colours you've used. My favourite is tissue box holder. I think I may now have to have a play with funky foam!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxx

  4. These are beautiful!! I hadn't thought about using funky foam for flowers, now I want to go and try it out...

    Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  5. These are lovely, I've no doubt your partners mum will be totally blown away by such beautiful gifts they really do look amazing.

    I'm off now to hunt through my craft stash for funky foam!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  6. Wow !!!! Amazing projects, I just adore them. Your work is so beautiful , stylish and just perfectly crafted. I love foam and use it a lot it also looks fantastic embossed too. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


  7. Congratulations on your win over on the Crafty Cardmakers Blog!! This was such an inspirational project for me - the whole idea of using funky foam for butterflies and flowers was brilliant. I have a project in mind for some lilac funky foam thanks to you!! Don't forget to claim your prize!! Lots of crafty hugs. Cxxxxx


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