Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Happy Birthday Treacle...

   Its the Bessie's Birthday today, so I thought I better make her something - but gawd knows she has enough of my old tat in her house - but hard luck you have a bit more matey cos you are too difficult to buy for!
Hope she didnt open it before today!

Now, there is nothing like making work for yourself and this was everything like making work for myself
Jennie AKA The Artistic Stamper was shrinking the other day and that reminded me of a little project I once saw and always wanted to have a go at - It was many moons ago I saw it and now I can't remember where, so it was done from memory, so it may not be anything like the original project, in fact I may have imagined it!

It started off as just a little trinket - a shrink plastic book, with a mini- book inside

I then decided that I should really put it inside a box, but I couldnt be bothered to make one... on my desk was an old Readers Digest Book, I got a job lot of them given me a while ago and I have altered a couple before. So instead of going to the trouble of making a box (15mins max?) I cut a hole in the pages in which the shrink plastic book could sit, and then altered the book (several hours) - so where's the sense in that?? 

but she is worth it,

You may notice that I have used some more 'The Octopode Factory' Stamps from the Alice in Wonderland collection - Tweedledee and Tweedledum, sums us two up! - I had word last week that 3D Jean had some new ones in - the new 'Wizard of Oz' series - some happened to fall in my basket - strange how that happens!

So - it's Happy Birthday Sparkles aka Bessie aka TOD (the old dear) aka Treacle (cos I call most people I like that) aka Babs (when I want to annoy her) aka lots of other names when she annoys me.

Loves ya xxx


  1. What a great present! Happy Birthday, Bessie

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and I can never have enough of your tat x Thankyou bessie mate
    The tissue paper won't be wasted either - I can make tissue flowers LOL

  3. lovely present for your friend!

  4. WOW! I know it took you a little (haha) longer than making a box but I bet you had a lot more fun out of it! This is one very special gift...lucky Bessie! xxx

  5. Ooooh Nicks,it's really gorgeous i love it.What a fab and unique present.BTW,forgot her name lol,but your new addition is absolutely adorable,can't wait to see more pics of her growing.Hugs xx

  6. What a wonderful piece of work and I'm sure Sparkles will treasure it for many years to come. Happy Birthday Sparkles, love Linkon and Garry xxx

  7. WOW! Fantastic bit of tat xx

  8. Such a special gift for a special friend. Well worth the time and effort Nicks its fabulous. Annette x

  9. what a lovely bit of old tat that is, Gorgeous!

  10. It's very nice and creative,,


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