Sunday, 5 January 2014

Shopping sins

Hi everyone. Even though I love Christmas I do love to get back to normal. Normal means our dining room table is now covered in crafts!! Have been having a real play with different things and really been enjoying getting so messy. My New Year I have promised myself to enter more challenges. So this is the first one of the year..

Entering this little jar into sinsWe all have shopping sins so this was easy for me. When I first started crafting peel offs and rub ons were big business as craft stuff was very limited back then! So my shopping sin is a sheet of rub on letters and words.

I put the letters on the bottom of the jar, rubbed over with cream acrylic paint, gold gilding wax to give a bit of texture to the letters. Just highlighted the letters with a black pro-marker so that they didn't vanish all together. Made some paper roses and added bits and pieces. Hope you like this little creation......


  1. Your jar looks absolutely gorgeous, Mandy! LOVE it!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  2. What a beautifully decorated jar for your buttons! I've got mine in a box with no see through - I think I'll borrow your idea to make a jar of my buttons - just have to wait for my jam jars to be emptied!

  3. This is so beautiful Mandy ! I so admire your creativity and talent ! I wish you and Andy a very happy new year ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Ooh, this is lovely - love the decorations around the top, and I think the paint around the rub-on letters looks amazing. Great make! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  5. I love what you did with the jar Mandy, it looks so elegant now and I really love the buttons inside too! This is a gorgeous make. Thanks for joining in at Our Creative Corner this month. Anne x

  6. Great jar Mandy! Love how you've used those peel offs. I think we've all got some lurking around! Very pretty flowers.Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Juliax