Friday, 9 March 2012

Upcycled Pin Board - Polka Doodles Challenge

Good morning, I'm hoping that this post has published as I've had to schedule it.

It's challenge week for team B over at Polka Doodles and this week we have some fabulous candy for you from our sponsor Marianne Design . The prize on offer is an adorable basket Craftable. Craftables are new from Marianne Design and offer more variety to your die-cutting with the additional embossing options and you can also decoupage layers if you're clever with them! There is also a lovely Boat themed Creatable die which is fantastic for using with men's cards and some scrummy flower ribbon. So I really hope that you're tempted to join us for this weeks challenge which is Make A Card Or A Gift For A Male.

I opted to make to a gift for my son's room using this old magnetic board that my daughter had thrown out.

As he has a vintage Union Flag and Rock'n' Roll theme running throughout his room, I thought I'd alter the noticeboard to match. So, I printed out some distressed Polkadot papers from the Pretty Tuff CD, cut them down, edged them with Distress Ink and arranged them on the board to represent the Union Flag. The off cuts were used to cover the magnetic buttons. I then printed the skull and crossbones and the letters from the word book template from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition, cut them out, distressed them and attached them to board with silicone glue. I decided not to add a ribbon for hanging, instead I opted to hang the board using the holes that were left from removing the cord previously used to hang the board.

I'm hoping he's going to like it, but will have to wait and see as I want to give it to him later this month with a concert ticket attached to it.

I hope you all have a fab weekend, whatever you are doing.

Claire x

Old Magnetic Pin Board
Distress Ink - Tea Dye

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Boyz to Men
Creative Craft Challenges - Boys will be boys
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Smudgy Antics - Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Recycle


  1. WOW Claire this is just FAB!

    The union Jack is everywhere at the moment too so it couldnt be more on trend if you tried!

    I bet this will go down really well especially with the concert ticket of course!!

    Have a super weekend!
    Keryn x

  2. Fabulous and clever! Your son will love it!

  3. This is just fabulous

  4. Brill! Males are difficult to make for and this is a great solution. x

  5. that's awesome - love it - I daren't ask what concert ticket you're giving him lol x

    1. :/ Guns n Roses.... just hope they don't get bottled off of stage this time!!!

  6. your son will love this, it turned out fabulous, thanks for sharing at Smudgy antics

  7. Fantastic, what a transformation!

  8. nice job ssxg, have you heard from Jo, she is mooting the 21st ! Esxg

  9. This looks great love the spotty paper.
    Jenny x

  10. Absolutely flipping gorgeous! I bet he'll love it! Even more so with tickets attached :D

  11. So gorgeous hunni...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  12. You really do think out of the box Claire this is just fab and so perfect for your son especially with your gift attached!! Have a super time at your craft class you will have to post to let us see what you have made! Love Chanelle xxxx

  13. A fantastic project. I love the spotty paper. Thank you for joining us at Creative craft.
    Nikki x

  14. This is awesome. Totally love it. Fab idea. x (Seen it on MIM)

  15. oh Hun,you always come up with the most amazing ideas,and this is just brilliant,the design,the detail those papers all work beautifully Hun,brilliant,love it too bits,hugs Cheryl xxx
    thanks too hun for playing at creative craft challenge too xxxxxxxx

  16. Cool gift! your son is going to love this :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

    great project to share . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  18. Ideal gift for a boy. Love it! x

  19. Awesome alteration! I think your son will like it very much! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

  20. Brilliant project Claire!! Thanks for joining is for this week's Anything Goes challenge at Papertake Weekly, Good luck! x

  21. What a great way to update this memo board. I'm sure it will be well rec'd. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week and hope to see you again next week

  22. Claire....the pin board is brilliant...if your son doesnt like daughter will!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy antics this week.

  23. Very cool - I hope he will be very pleased with this - I know I would be. Brilliant creation :-) Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics xx

  24. This is so cool and a brilliant idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  25. Super make and beautifully put together.Brilliant idea.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  26. What a transformation!! And as others have said, very on trend. Great idea to attach a concert ticket to it ...hope he enjoys the gig. See you next week xx


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