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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Altered tin with calendar - Tuesday 13th January 2015

Hello Friends,

Thanks for your visit, another scheduled post! Work went ok on Monday, my volunteers are as disillusioned with the new volunteering website as I am (and every one of my colleagues at other Volunteer Centres I've been in touch with!), but I showed them how to use it..two steps backwards, as it's way too 'basic' and didn't take much initial training. I'm going to try and get some actual real work done today and then the rest of the week I will be training the rest of the volunteers as well as work with all the other Volunteer Centres to try and get things changed.

Today's calendar project is an altered coffee was part of an Italian themed Christmas foodie gift and with the coffee dispensed, I had a super tin to play with!

I first of all covered it with alphabet paper from Graphic 45's 'Typography' range - love the colour! I also covered the top of the lid, feeling very lucky that one of my Spellbinders circle dies fitted it perfectly :)

I used the Tim Holz Sizzix  Alterations Paper Rosette die (I think that's the name, I've had it a while and the packaging is torn) to make the rosette for the lid and decorated it with a wooden button and some twine.

Raiding one of my stash boxes, I found some paper 'ribbons', which I used to border the tin and the lid, I also wrapped twine and green raffia around the top of the tin. The calendar is a free printout from the internet - there are lots of them - which I found via Pinterest. I clipped it on with a peg and found a key and old piece of jewellery in my stash box, which I added for decoration. I think this will be a little addition to  my desk, maybe for pegs or paper clips or yet more buttons!

That's all for today folks! Thank you so much for stopping and leaving a comment, I really do appreciate it!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole this is an amazing project I love what you have done with an ordinary tin. I am sorry things are tough at work. I do hope everything gets better for you and the rest of your team soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Loving the bright fun colors and the key charm. The top is especially lovely with that crimped flower! I hope you get the volunteer situation under control soon!

  3. Carole thus is brilliant, just goes to show what you can do with an ordinary tin. Hazel,x

  4. Oooh niiiiice Carole! Love the paper and the embellishments, it's amazing what you can do with a little tin isn't it!!!! Gorgeous

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  5. Hope the training goes well this week.

    Your calendar today is really beautiful, I love the wonderful colour and the rosette on top is just perfect. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Hi Carole : ) LOVE this sweet tin! the key is a perfect addition!! : )

    I hope all goes well this week and that you get all the "kinks" worked out soon : )


  7. Morning Carole,
    A very pretty project.

  8. Absolutely loving your fun and colourful tin and the little calendar is such a lovely touch.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Hi Carole, thanks for the visit. Love the altered tin, great idea.
    See you soon, happy crafting, Angela x

  10. Stunning creation, gorgeous design and most beautiful colour combos. xxx {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  11. What a fabulous project Carole...gorgeous colours and beautifully embellished


  12. I love your altered tin and all the layers you added to it. It turned out very pretty and what a great gift container idea!

  13. Such a gorgeous altered tin! The colours are so beautiful and your embellishments look perfect.