Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Postcards from Paris ... City Crafter

Good morning ...


I am hosting today at City Crafter Challenge and you all know I love to dress things up and alter something simple to make it pretty ... so my challenge this week is 
"Dress It Up"
I want you to take something ordinary ... a book, a box a peg ... anything really ... and dress it up!

I had this simple box lid 


 Which I first covered in black (washi type) tape 

 Then I downloaded some pretty postcards from the French Sparrow ... (grateful thanks to Kerry) and also made some postcards myself using photos of my great Aunt and some digitals to create this ...


... Accordion album


It's made from folded black cardstock which is adhered into the box lid ... Each side has these lovely postcards plus a blank page to add your own photos or memorabilia ... 
Let me take you through Kerry's postcards






... and theses are the ones I made which I will add to Free Stuff at the top of this page in case you would like to use them


I love how an ordinary box lid can become something pretty ... 



... and I would love to see what you can dress up so please come and link up at City Crafter where the winner will have a Guest Design spot with us ...

This week's GD once again is Linda Breedlove ... I can't wait to see what beauties Linda and the rest of the team have created so I'm hopping over to the blog to take a look ... But not before I've linked up to
LESSology where the challenge is all about Packaging

Thanks so much for stopping by ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~








31 comments:

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous box, Ros, stunning postcards, the ones you made are equally as beautiful as the ones you downloaded! Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday!

Diane said...

Very elegant and beautiful!! A clever idea to use the box for the accordion album, a keepsake for sure!! Maybe this will inspire me to create something myself!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is sooo clever!! Love the idea of using a lid to hold a little album like this, gorgeous pages too, totally fab!!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh my goodness wow dear Ros, what a stunning and gorgeous lookbook this is... out of a shoebox lid, who would have known... Very clever!! Hugs, Wendy

Sue Lelli said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, ROS!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Ros this is extraordinary!!!

Davi said...

Fabulous Ros!! Love that album, the vintage postcards and the black and white make it quite stunning and the beautiful box for it in gorgeous too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Ros, this is GORGEOUS!!!!
XO
Cindy

Jinny Newlin said...

I simply don't do this sort of thing enough, Ros, but I always love the end result when I do. Thanks for the challenge. Your little box is beautiful! And I just love that you've stuck with a yummy, black and white palette! Gorgeous!

Linda B said...

EEEEYOWWWW!!!!!!! Oh my.... GORGEOUS PLUS, Ros! When I saw this at CCCB this morning I had no idea it was an album. Absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the post cards... LOVE the black & white... LOVE that organza ribbon... LOVE the lace... everything is just PERFECT... L-O-V-E it!!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Gasp! Oh Ros, this really takes my breath away, this goes beyond being just stylish and elegant, it's totally classy! Love that powerful black and white, your album is a real stunner my friend! Hugs, Ira x
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Barbara said...

I love this idea - and what you made of it! I would never think of using a lid like that... that is: until today!

Charlene said...

This is stunning Ros!! I love all the postcards , the clock, all the details are just perfect my friend!

Stella said...

Your idea is unique, brilliant and dripping with elegance. I always love to be here and you work so well with doownloads ( I am not so handy with computers...)
Your project has a touch of romance, nostalgic and a classical chic. Gorgeous!
XXX Stella

Chriss Blagrave said...

Ros, you always WOW me! You have created another beauty, you are so clever!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW, Ros! This is beautiful! i love the French feel and pretty vintage photos. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow wow wow, this is STUNNING and AMAZINGLY beautiful Ros, I love love love this!
Thanks for a fun challenge too, I enjoyed making my project too!

yyam said...

My goodness! This is one classy project! Love how stylish this turned out!

Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful, those vintage images are stunning. Deb x

Zue said...

Really beautiful, Ros!
Just love b and w!
Sue xxx

Tracy said...

WOW! Those are some of the most beautiful vintage photos I've ever seen. They made a perfect book Ros. Magnificent!

Linda R said...

Oh my stars, I just love everything about your creation here.. Those vintage images look amazing.

Hugs~

Darnell J Knauss said...

Um, yah, Ros, that's just a tiny bit intimidating!! Holy cow, woman, what a BRAHilliant creation you have made from a box lid! I'm pretty sure you have dislocated my jaw.

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful Parisian inspired project, Ros. Love your gorgeous black and white nostalgic photos xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, these postcards looks amazing and the idea of 'dressing up' the box lid was brilliant! Beautiful work as always, Ros :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous accordion album! Love how you kept it black and white....very vintage!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

That´s breathtaking!!!
Have a nice week!
Ulina
I see, I missed a few posts - all gorgeous projects!

Mitra Pratt said...

CLEVER! I love those postcards too! So pretty the black! Thanks for linking up to us at LESSology!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

Linda said...

Wow gorgeous creations! Love the vintage pictures! Thanks for joining us at LESSology with your amazing creations.

French & Sparrow said...

Hi Ros, thank you so much for using my vintage creations in your gorgeous project! I love how you have used them, very beautiful, your so clever to use the images this way!
I will post to my blog & facebook page to share how creative you are!
Best wishes, Kerry

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