Friday, 8 July 2011

Mayo'll your Christmases Be White!

This week at Polkadoodles we have been using two new and very fantastic Letraset products - Safmat and LetratacSafmat is a transparent film that can be printed on and then once the backing has been peeled off, applied to any product. Letratac is a bit like a dry glue product - it can be rubbed onto the reverse of the image and then applied directly to where you want it to stick - no blobby glue or tell-tale marks!

So our challenge to you is to use stickers or transfers on your projects - if you have Safmat or Letratac then show us what it can do!  Here is what I came up with:


From this..........


to this.........




This week I have done a bit of recycling and turned a carton that contained Egg Mayo sandwich filler into a Christmas decoration. The snowman and birdhouse inside the carton are from the fantastic new Magical Winter CD1, as are the snowflakes on the outside. I printed the snowflakes onto Safmat and then placed them around the outside of the carton, the large snowflake was printed onto Safmat twice (once flipped), I then sprinkled the sticky side of one with glamour dust and then placed the other one over the top to seal it. The snowman and birdhouse were also printed twice (once flipped) and were stuck back to back using LetraTac (what a fabulous product, especially useful for sticking  intricate shapes as you can easily get it into all the nooks and crannies), I also stuck the glittered snowflake onto the carton with LetraTac. I made a fancy bow for the top using papers from the CD printed onto both sides of pearl paper. The inside base of the carton is covered in FlowerSoft to represent snow. The "Let It Snow" sentiment around the bottom, was printed onto Safmat and then stuck to white ribbon from stash and the sparkly fibre I have had for years and have no idea where it came from.

Sparkly Safmat Snowflake

Fancy bow- see how shimmery the pearl paper is!

Head over to the challenge blog and check out what my teamies have been up to, and don't forget you have until Sunday 24th July, Noon (GMT) to enter our challenge.

I would like to enter my decoration in the following challenges:

Craft Us Crazy - Christmas in July
Just For Fun  - Acrylic plastic
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anthing but a card
Moving Along With The Times  – Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon - #88 Christmas in July
Celebrate the Occasion - #21 Christmas in July - No Red
Tuesday Throwdown - #56 Christmas In July
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes

27 comments:

Karen said...

Gorgeous christmas decoration Colette - fabulous! xx

Zoechaos said...

Great recycling and a very cute little decoration. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun

Debbie said...

Great idea, it looks fab.Love Debbie x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic recycling hun, just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Adrian said...

Wow, how cool is this! Thaks for playing at celebrate the Occasion!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous recycling project Colette - love the Safmat technique and thanks for sharing with us at the MAWTT Christmas challenge - hope to see you next time.
Sylvia xx

Melissa said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on your creation! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

girlia said...

Fantastic project! Love it. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

Neet said...

What a good idea to use that carton. Thanks for joining us at JFF- Hugs, Neet x

sam21ski said...

That's just brilliant Colette, great recycling.

Thanks for joining us this week over on JFF

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really wonderful project, so fun! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Von said...

Who'd have thought it :) great idea
Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
Von x

Ang C said...

Fab recycling - a great use of your plastic

chrissie said...

Very clever and so pretty as well

xxx

Janet said...

Great idea,love it
Janet

GiGi said...

This is so cute! I love that you recycled that container and it turned out just adorable! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Donna said...

What a fantastic idea, love it. Thank you for joining in the Little Miss Muffet 'Anything but a card' challenge. hugs Donna x

Sandra's Spot said...

Wow recycling taken to a new level. Its lovely. Sandra XX

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Great idea nice project.. great job with the challenge.

thanks for playing with us at CTO..

Ivette_DT

Jenni said...

What a creative idea! It's amazing how many things can be altered into such beautiful projects. I'm your newest follower!
Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Collette. What a FAB IDEA. This is SO PRETTY. Every year, just before christmas, I do a craft day at a local school. I try and use recycled materials to keep the cost down as I donate the materials and to try and get the children crafting with items they have around the home. This idea of yours would be an excellent project for them to do. Thank you so much for sharing.
Regards Florence.

Kitty said...

What a fab idea...it's so pretty and cute, love it!


Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and hope to see you again next time!

Kitty xx

Shirl said...

What a clever idea and so pretty looking. The snowman image is way to cool. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.
Hugs Shirley x x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Clever idea and great makeover well done you !

Marie

Lauren said...

This is adorable! What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Lauren

Amy said...

Oh, so SWEET!! I LOVE this (and I'm a huge fan of recycling containers, so I love this EXTRA!!)... Wonderful details!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

So cute!!!! I really love what you did! Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!