I was a bit wary of this but she said plastic was fine so I remembered a project in Craft Stamper I'd saved in my 'to do' list from the January 2011 issue and its an altered box by Hels Sheridan.
The other girls samples are fantastic, I'm going to HAVE to get some metal ones next!
I used an old dishwasher tablet box and coated it with gesso then added a couple of coats of acrylic paint then I've stamped paper artsy stamps in brown, black and gold brilliance inks, edging with a gold paint dabber. The feet are made out of milk bottle tops (the plastic jug kind!) and painted with gesso and gold acrylic then I cut one up and threaded the pieces through a blue gem brad to make the flower at the front. Now I have a new mail holder to pop DD's mail into instead of leaving it on the stairs and its all recycled too :)
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And as promised here's a Blackbird update. I took this on Friday afternoon so that was 5 days from the last pic here. Mom & Dad had popped out for lunch and the babies were absolutely fast asleep ahhhh! I don't get too close, I stretch and click and hope for the best lol! Haven't they grown loads in just 5 days! I'll try for another one on Wednesday so that will be another 5 days older and see how they're getting along.
Also as previously mentionned we have a resident Krimpvarkie! In case you didn't know, my OH is South African. I'm absolutely rubbish at languages but I pick up the occasional word and this one night during a dream I was speaking Afrikaans quite fluently. When I woke up I couldn't remember it again except for the word Krimpvarkie which is Afrikaans for Hedgehog! He's actually coming over quite quick for his supper now so I managed to get a pic or two :) He might be a she, I don't actually know but I adore them! I don't have many slugs in my garden yay!