Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Time for a Makeover

Stop looking - I don't mean my blog and I can only dream of a makeover for myself - LOL. This makeover has to do with a little treasure I found at my local Op Shop. Here it is in it the state I found it....as you can see a real bargain!


And here it is after a bit if TLC and the addition of a fabulous image by Mo Manning.

As soon as I saw this frame I knew this image would be perfect for it - it's called Mummu's Nissu and can be found in the store HERE. Isn't she just perfect for this setting?!?! And the good thing about digis - you can size to fit your project!

As any crafter can tell you embellishing often ends up where it's needed not only where it looks good. My hubby was wonderful enough to take the rotten old hinges off the window, sand it to fit snugly and then buy me some new hinges. But when I was attaching them on the left I didn't realise the new screws were longer than the old ones and they went right through the window AND the picture in the frame!!! Grr - never mind - a little bit of embellishment fixed up the unsightly mess but has made the windows have to stay permanently open! But I hate to say this - I prefer it this way - LOL.

It was  fun project to do - it's always nice to try something different! Now to hunt out my next bargain at the Op Shop - LOL.

xXx

30 comments:

Corbett Creations said...

Oh my that is so sweet - what a great image and now a georgeous keepsake to give to a grandma that bakes, great inspiration, tfs

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh my Debbie this is sensational. I love it. What a wonderful find and a great image to go in the middle. Great job.
mwah
Trace

Kellie Winnell said...

HAHAHA your right the first thing I did was look around your blog for a blog make over hehe! BUT WOW DEBBIE talk about stunning! It's absolutely gorgeous and the image suits everything about it, WOW! I think I'll be making a trip to the local op shop! Absolutely gorgeous Debbie!
Hugs Kel xx

Butternutsage said...

WOW this is an awesome idea and the image is wonderful! Hope all is well with you my friend it has been a while! hugs!

Chantelle said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL - what a treasure to find - I LOVE op-shopping - never know what you will find - but best of all, I LOVE what you have done with it - the image is perfect and the embellishments suit so well. Fabulous and TFS. x

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful make over Debbie!! Love the image and your gorgeous flowers beautifully arranged, take careX:)

Sue said...

This is stunning you have done a fantastic job umm might have to start visiting the op shops lol. Love everything about it you clever girl you.
hugs
Sue x

Lynda said...

Debbie....is there anything you can't do?? Indeed a bargain and even Antiques Roadshow would now have trouble evaluating the true worth of this gem that you have produced. A fitting homage to all those baking types out there and a stunning card. Geez u guys have great Op Shops down there!! ooxx

Kristy Young said...

WOW!!! Debbie you are seriously wayyy to clever!! I love this and would never have thought to do this!
Kristy xx

Kristel said...

That;'s a wonderfull card Debbie. I really love the frame!
Hugs Kristel

Christine Henderson said...

You are amazing Deb. This is so beautiful!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Great makeover Deb
Luvya

Melodie said...

A really great idea, your card is so beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Linny said...

This is amazing what a great job you have done. I love that image, just perfect for the window.Linda

Kylie said...

Ohhh - you clever clever girl! I say that to you a lot!! This is just amazing! That image is perfect for your window frame! What a lucky find. I love the embellies and wow Debbie, this is just fantastic. Is it hanging in pride of place somewhere in your house?
Hugs
Kylie

Merry said...

So brilliant.

nessy said...

wow!! got your creative head on all the time debbie ~what an amazing idea ~just love it!!
vanessa xx

Isabelle said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jane said...

OMG WOW!!!! This is absolutely amazing Debbie! I love the gorgeous colours and perfect details. Stunning! hugs, Janexxx

Partridge in a Pear Tree said...

love it Debbie! I also love a good op shop bargain...just ask Kristy.

Sorry I missed you on the weekend...I'm always running late.

Oh and Jaxson will always wuv Aunti Porla more!! : )

Sharon said...

What a great Op-Shopper you must be - you always find the cutest frames! This is gorgeous.

Sharon x

Marlene said...

CRAFTASTIC!!! How big is this frame?

Eulanda said...

HA HA you make me laugh!! No makeover on your or your blog. Too funny. Debbie I often wonder how in the heck you come up with stuff like this. You AMAZE me! This is so stinkin cute! The flowers is the corner are such a great additional embellie and I would never have thought of that. Ok, I would never have thought to make the frame either. hee hee

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh wow VERY clever debbie xx
its fab I love it.
love Debbie
ps whats an op shop???lol

stephanne said...

Oooooh, I love overhauling bargain finds into brilliant peices of art!! Well, I try to do that, but you, you DID!!! I love it, so clever, so gorgeous, the colours are divine, the flowers are gorgeous, wow, I love it!! Heck yeah, she needs the windows open, she's no doubt worked up a sweat rolling out that dough, the oven's probably on, she needs the fresh air!!
Hugs, stephanne

Mina said...

wow Debbie, dont you just love a bargain and you have used it perfectly, beautiful colouring as always...and your far too young for a makeover, leave that for me lol
Mina xxx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Goodness, Debbie, this is FABULOUS!!! You are too clever!

xOx Lisa

Kristine said...

WOWIE... what a fabulous find Debbie!! Love what you made it into! =) LOL, you are too funny, and no I wasn't looking at your picture! ;D lol!

so... I take it still no card. FINE Mr. Mailman, be that way! LOL. I'll send a very belated one then and see if that makes it. HUGS!!

Sue said...

Pretty creavtive Missy! Love the image and you have colored it to perfection. Love your altered frame too.......wonderful....
Did you ever notice we always think of our Grandma's as great cooks and bakers. Wonder what my grandkids will remember me as....just a thought......


Hugs
Sue Drees

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Debbie!!!! this is just fabulous! xxD