Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Tuesday, Tuesday

Yesterday I tried out my picture frame pinboard. Here I have it displaying a selection of the beautiful cards I have been sent in the last few months:

The board turned out to be very easy to make. I just took out the glass and used the clips on the frame to hold in a piece of chicken wire instead. A line of glue from a hot glue gun would hold it firm too. It's very light and easy to move about the house - maybe I'll find a different spot for my next picture!
Today I hope to make something with my pack of Plundered Pages, very kindly supplied by Julie from her lovely etsy shop The Carousel Zebra. If you like vintage ephemera you'll love these. "I cut up the books so you don't have to," Julie says. And of course that's perfect for me! She pulled together a wonderfully personalised pack of vintage paper pieces for me - I mean, look what she found:


It's almost too nice to use! Instead of sticking it down I might have to frame it. Thank you Julie. I love it.
Tomorrow...I'll still be laughing at the picture Helena sent me last week. I had been admiring her photos of New York, and expressing my complete envy of the fact that she had stumbled upon a film set for the new Batman film. I am a big fan of Batman, and I told her, so she made me this:


I'm definitely going to be turning it into a layout. I love it too. Thanks Helena!

Have a great Tuesday, whatever you are up to.

35 comments:

Gail said...

Oh my - how neat that she found a book with that expression. :) That pinboard looks really neat. Looking forward to seeing it in other pics. Have a great day.

Cheryl said...

your chicken wire pinboard is gorgeous. it's a must-have!

alexa said...

Brilliant - both items! Lightweight and moveable sounds good. The Travelling Pinboard - I'm sure you could write a good story about that ...

Emily said...

I am soooooooo loving that chicken wire pinboard!! I have to make one!

Lynn said...

Love the pinboard - simple but effective. Also love the plundered pages - I have some too and have a project in mind but it will have to wait until the new year.

laurie said...

love the pinboard! what a fun place to display photos, cards, and ideas.

scrappyjacky said...

The pinboard is perfect,Sian...love the fact that it's so lightweight.
Those plundered pages look like something I'd love as well.

Beverly said...

the pinboard, high in the sky and Helena's contribution...all so Sian perfect :)

Rebekah said...

The pinboard turned out beautifully! What a neat idea! Love the eye chart "hi" card!

Sue Althouse said...

Love your picture frame pinboard - sort of like Pinterest in real life!

Alison said...

Great pinboard ...I think even I might be able to attempt to make one!
Alison xx

Jennifer said...

Your frame looks lovely and such beautiful cards you have received! Love all those vintage pages too!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Your frame looks brilliant and what a lovely selection of cards you've received. How clever of Julie to find the perfect page for you!

Suzy said...

Pinboard looks fab and so easy to do.

Loving the plundered pages. Must have a look at Julie's shop

Julie Kirk said...

I've been plotting what to do with the leftovers from my large outdoor frame now.

And as for framing ... since I've started collecting/cutting up the old books you've no idea how often I've said 'I think I'll frame that one'! Some are so hard to part with!

I think I may be asking for picture frames [and walls] for Christmas.

Julie x

Denise said...

Love that chicken wire pinboard,and the' high in the sky' stuff.Oh and I got my Scrap365 yesterday- It's a good mix in there - not too much of one thing.

Jo.C said...

Lucky you - the ephemera is great and so personal. Enjoy the photography course - I look forward to seeing what you come up with :0)

Sandie said...

How wonderful that Helena & Julie sent you such personal and thoughtful things. The pinboard is a great idea and I look forward to seeing what else you use it for.

Louise said...

ooo a beautiful frame Sian...i'm sure it will be filled with inspiration. Cool photo and those plundered pages oooo!!!

Jimjams said...

Beautiful and funky "pin"-board - perfect for you!

Amy said...

Helena is very clever to have made that for you!

The pinboard is such a great idea, I been thinking of things for our place and this may be the way to go - being light is very helpful!

Rachel B said...

That is fab Sian, what a great story to scrap! I love the pin board too - very effective :)

Ifa said...

Your frame is gorgeous. I've been meaning to make a notice board for my room so thank you for the inspiration.

Carmen said...

Oooh - I have to have a go at that frame. We always have chicken wire laying around here where Craig is always altering his aviary/birdy space... alright I may need to pluck feathers off it first but hey ho!

Susan said...

I think you definitely need to frame that "high in the sky" page and hang it in your scrap room! Very cool!

Linda said...

I absolutely love your chciken wire frame/pegboard! What a great idea! Might have to check out that etsy shop too, how lovely!

Amanda said...

I love your finished pinboard Sian and I'm looking forward to seeing it photographed on location.

High in the Sky definitely deserves to be framed let's face it you'll never find another and I'm sure it will make you smile every time you look at it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

That pinboard frame is so intriguing. It really invites you to look through it! Way cool.
Rinda

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Haha - I love Helena's photo/comic bit. :o) And I really love your pin board - kind of a Pinterest gone hard-copy. Very clever!

Melissa said...

Fantastic board Sian - such a great display space! I love those vintage papers - perfect!

I picked up an old children's picture book of Moby Dick this past weekend and am hoping to turn it into a journal for our upcoming cruise. I have it all planned out in my head . . . now I need to find time to do it!!

Ginger said...

the cards look so pretty on that board!! just checked out Julie's etsy store, there are some wonderful things there and I will be very interested in seeing what you do with your "high in the sky" picture :)

jennifer said...

I've been eyeing up Julie's plundered pages too, but I'm not allowed to spend any more on scrap supplies this month! She's found you the perfect piece of paper there! x

scrappysue said...

Oh my gosh that picture is soooo funny! And I totally LOVE your "pinboard", really inspiring. Bet it would be quite the challenge trying to find chickenwire in Dubai!

Bubbles said...

Love Helena's captiond picture... so very you Sian *lol*
The pinboard looks fab... if you can't find chickenwire in Dubai, could you find flower-makers wire instead... or even pin heavy-ish twine in a criss-cross pattern behind the frame (previous comment).
Just a thought :)

Lisa said...

I love the idea of this inspiration board. I wonder if I could get my proverbial into gear to make one for myself?... lovely

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