Saturday, 20 November 2010

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Hand-made Christmas Gifts

It's Jane's turn to choose the theme this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, and she has chosen:

'Hand-made Christmas Gifts'

I've decorated a photo frame using metal embossed using various Cuttlebug folders.

My frame started out like this:

First, I painted it using acrylic paint to match the colour of the metal sheet I was going to use:

Then I cut squares of the metal to fit around the frame, and embossed them usinng my 'Victoria', 'Kassie's Brocade', 'D'Vine Swirls', 'Textile' and 'Floral Fantasy' Cuttlebug folders (available here at the Secret Crafter), sanding the raised areas to reveal the silver:

Then I glued the metal squares to the frame and added a photo:

For more fab gift ideas, please visit the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.


Claire x said...

WOW what a fab way to transform a frame - absolutely love it. Hugs, Claire x

Curlybear said...

Beautiful frame Helen, brilliant idea, and fabulous transformation,

and the photo is so sweet, are they your Golden Retrievers, they look so happy Bless them,

Have a great weekend Hugs Bridget ;)x

Uma said...

thats really clever, gorgeous creation

nessy said...

wow!! i have so many of these frames ,not being used ~what a wonderful gift idea ~love the colours and enbossing ~just perfect
vanessa xx

helen ... said...

betaiful creations, great choice of colours =)
have a great weekend
helen xx

Pauline C said...

Fabulous! That's so stylish and original - I love it!
Pauline s

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Helen
fabulous texture and use of those embossing folders stunning creation
Hugs Kate xx

Carissa said...

Gorgeous, I will need to try this. Hugs, Carissa

Whisper said...

Oh absolutely superb, am loving this, Luv Sam x