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Saturday 29 November 2014

Artist Trading Block 2

Good morning all.

Not sure what's on the agenda today, I really need to finish off my Christmas cards and make some more tags but suspect I will have to do some washing and cooking!

Today's share is another Artist Trading Block. I found some lovely little tin signs at Live Laugh Love and when they arrived thought they'd look nice on wooden blocks. Unfortunately none of the blocks from hubby were big enough to use so I removed one of my rubber stamps from it's wooden back and bingo we were ready to roll.

Block was painted all over with white chalk paint. Backing paper is from my stash and was a magazine freebie, this is layered onto kraft card. The sign is also layered onto several layers of kraft card and is attached with two brads. Block is finished with ribbon, bow and a button.

I've used a second sign on the reverse of the block.

Close up of the button and bow.

Challenges entered:
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - happy holidays
CRAFT - Christmas present
Crafty Ribbons - animals at Christmas plus ribbon
Moving along with the Times - inspired by a song (It's a most Wonderful Time of the Year)
Decorate to Celebrate - anything goes 3D
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - free is good (papers)
Top Tip Tuesday - buttons or bows
TOP TIP - wooden stamp blocks make wonderful bases to decorate, the rubber stamp can be peeled off and remounted on clingy stuff!
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a hand tied bow
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Altered Eclectics - anything goes but a card
The Mirror Crack'd - Christmas decoration


  1. Wow, that's gorgeous Carol. Love the little metal signs and who would have thought a rubber stamp block could look so good, lol.

  2. This is an amazing transformation from a boring old wooden block Carol. Love the colours and those metal plaques are fab.

  3. Absolutely brilliant, love it.
    Now where did I put the blocks I removed stamps from??
    Really would never have though of that one!!
    You have made a fantastic job, love the stamp.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  4. Oh this is super, what a great decoration for the festive season. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  5. A fabulous transformation of the wooden block. I love the beautiful stamp you have used and the ribbon and cute reindeer.
    Linda xxx

  6. Oh my, what a wonderful repurpose of a plain ole stamp block. This really turned out to be a gorgeous product & you were clever to think of a work-around. I just noticed your new blog header (maybe it was there & I missed seeing it). It's very pretty & I love the sentiment that you have added. So very true. TFS & big hugs. See ya for CCC tomorrow.

  7. This is beautiful and the Sentiment is lovely too!

  8. This is brilliant Carol, what a great way to recycle on old wooden block I love your tin sign and pretty papers.

  9. What a lovely idea Carol I would never have known it started life as a wooden stamp block. Susan x

  10. I threw away all the blocks from the stamps I unmounted! How I wish I hadn't! I'd have loved to be able to see the back of the block! lol This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  11. Fabulous creation Carol and awesome images and colours used....gorgeous display.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start
    I also have candy here....,

  12. How unique! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

  13. This is gorgeous in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing your art in the Craft-Dee BowZ November challenge.

  14. Great project Carol. Thankyou so much for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd, Angela R. x

  15. beautiful work on this block love it thank you for joining our challenge at dtc

  16. Hi Carol; yes you chose multiple animals on your card which suites our challenge just fine! I'm you glad you joined our challenge for this fortnight and wish you welcome back!
    La Vikinga / Member of the Crafty ribbons Design Team

  17. Fabulous creation Carol. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat k x

  18. What an adorable artist trading book. LOve the Christmas design with the bow. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  19. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Thanks for linking up your projects to DTC #89!

    - Katy Taylor (DTC DT)

  20. Beautifil project ! Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd


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