Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A lampshade...whatever next?!!

Hello my crafty friends I have a late finish at work tonight :0( 
 which means a late start this morning :0), so Surprise and I have been out and about disturbing the pheasants and bunnies of Dorset and I've even found time to post my latest creation which is.....
ta dah....a lamp!!



Don't laugh...I decided that I really should make use of the CC Sweet Treats embossing boards and CD rom (that have been collecting dust for quite some time!!) and intended to make a popcorn box. However, when I had it turned upside down to glue the crochet lace and  pearls in place inspiration struck and it became a lamp!! Little Maggie got another outing and a pretty pink paper pieced dress using the opposite side of the paper scrap.







Here is a shot to show the inked edges and dodgy gluing!!










Lucky there are a few perfect challenges to enter at the moment...

Bunny Zoe's April - Not Square + pink, lace & pearls
Crafty Creations #287 - Seeing Spots
Alphabet Challenge - E = Eyecatching Edges

Wishing you a happy day xx

50 comments:

Jane Savage said...

Tis a work of genius, Sarah and no mistake! Gorgeous papers and image; perfect for any little (or big) girls room! xxx

Laine said...

Fabulous use of the popcorn box board Sarah. Such a cute image and fab colour palette.
Laine
xx

Julie B said...

Very inventive Sarah, cute image too. Such a lovely morning for a ride I would imagine. Just got in from walking Max and I certainly didn't need the jumper! Still best make the most of it as it is due to end on Friday! :)

Irene said...

Hello Sarah, Wow, your lamp is just amazing, I love, love it. Thoe papers are soft gentle and just beautiful, and the image just adorable. Absolutely brilliant.

luv
irene
xxxx

Di said...

Oh Sarah, what an unusual snippets make - and it's absolutely gorgeous! Very clever thinking :)

Hugs

Di xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is gorgeous Sarah!!Love the florals and the soft pinks, bet it gives off a wonderful romantic glow at night. hugs :)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous Sarah thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Dianne x
CC DT

Annie said...

oh how pretty! I love the soft pastel colours and vintage feel to your lamp, and cute maggie too!
hugs, annie x

Sally Dodger said...

Hi Sarah, A fabulous idea to turn the popcorn box into a lamp. The floral and dotty papers are very pretty and the little girl is lovely in her paper pieced dress. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

Lisa xx said...

Oh wow this looks gorgeous....what a clever old thing, you are!

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my Sarah - this is just gorgeous and so very creative to use what was meant to be a popcorn box? Genius and so well executed. Love it.
Your morning ride sounds wonderful - such a great way to start the day.
Hugs
Carol x

Patricia said...

Well that's very different and I just LOVE it.
Patricia x

cotnob said...

A fabulous lamp Sarah, what a brilliant idea - your papers and image are so pretty and your lace and pearls are perfect finishing touches.
Pauline
x

brenda said...

You your weather is like ours today Sarah, your morning hack would have been very pleasant.

Love your sweet table lamp, very girly.

B x

coops said...

this is so gorgeous sarah..i love the sweet image and your pretty colours and floral papers are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous and such a different make too - you'll have so much delight from it, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah! what a fab lamp love the papers and the image too and great paper piecing huggles Sue xxx

Karon said...

This is fabulous and so pretty!!! TFS

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh this is just the CUTEST thing!!! I love that darling image and your colors and design is perfect for this lamp project!! So fun!! ;)

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oooooooooooo! what a really superb creation.
You are very clever creating this.
Wonderful papers, and image so perfectly created.
that CD sounds wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and a fab design.xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh wow this is beaut!! How clever to make into a lampshade!!
Lucy x

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a really clever design, I love the image and your pretty papers and colouring...What dodgy glueing are you talking about!...It all looks beautiful...
Sue...xxx

Chrissy said...

Stunning Sarah..I will never eat popcorn from a box again without thinking how a lamp could be invented..gorgeous..love the papers and colours..

luv CHRISSYxx

Hazel said...

Sarah, this is brilliant so different, I just love it. Hazel x

Kat W said...

I'm sure it would have made a lovely popcorn box but turning it into a lampshade was a stroke of genius! The details all create a gorgeous shabby chic feel and the image is adorable :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Annette said...

Wow, this is fantastic. What a great idea. Fab lampshade.
Hugs
Annette
xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful project Sarah - very pretty x Susan x

Carole said...

What a clever creation, I must get more adventurous!
Hugs
Carole x

Pollard Carole said...

So clever and such talent it looks just amazing its so so pretty Love and hugs Carole x

Veerle said...

Sooo gorgeous Sarah, waaw. Really clever of you.
Hugs Veerle x

Carol S. said...

Fab lampshade and a great idea. Cute image too hugs, Carol S.xx

aussie aNNie said...

GORGEOUS LOVE IT Sarah, how clever you are and pretty colours.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow, so pretty Sarah! Gorgeous creation and super cute too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow, brilliant idea, thanks for sharing cheers Sue N x

Michelle said...

WOW Sarah - this is so clever and very pretty. I love it!! Did u see a lot of bunnies and pheasants when you were out - I'd love to see them myself. We see ducks and hens a lot here lol - Michelle x

MaryH said...

What a clever idea & it turned out to be such an adorable lamp. Really love the cute image and all that lovely lace. Gluing around the cylinder must have been tricky, but you've done a great job putting together all the elements to make something so useful & pretty at the same time. TFS & Hugs

Lucy Woods said...

Funny you should say that Sarah, guess what's on my latest card I've made today!! Hahaha!xx

Tracey said...

What a fab idea Sarah, such a beautiful little lamp :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous project Sarah...Love the pretty colour and sweet image....so beautiful for a little girls bedroom....x

Marilyn said...

This is really cute and looks fabulous on the lamp... perfect for a little girl's room!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Who would laugh, Sarah?! This is beyond adorable! You could start a business selling these!! Hugs, Darnell

La Papera Gialla said...

Oh! This is gorgeous! A lampshade! What a great idea!
Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge and good luck!
Monica - DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is so clever and pretty

Thordis said...

Brilliant project! It's so beautiful and well done. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This must be the most adorable lamp shade, well done sweetie and thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin´.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Oh WOW! I absolutely love this, it is so unique and perfectly created. The papers and embellishments are so beautiful and look perfect with this pretty image.
Rebecca.
x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a great brainwave you had, this is sooooo cute!

JayBe said...

What an amazing project, Sarah - your discovery led to a perfect entry for our 'Eye-Catching Edges theme at the Alphabet Challenge, thanx for sharing.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx
http://jaybescraftybitz.blogspot.co.uk

J said...

What a lovely project - so pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more...

Jackie