Altered Money Tin and Cosmo Cricket Week!

Hi Everyone

For the next few days I am going to be sharing a few projects I have made using the Cosmo Cricket Digital Collections. Some projects are all digital, some are “hybrid” and NONE are layouts!!

“Shoe Fund” Money Box

As a base for the tin (which I picked up at the $2 shop), I glued a base layer of Upcycle Re-Make 12×12 paper all around and then added a decorative strip cut from Upcycle Re-Design paper to add interest at the top. I added a sticker from the Girl Friday sticker sheet at the top and bottom and used the Girl Friday Digital Collection to create my “Shoe Fund” banner around the middle. 

I have just printed this strip onto plain cardstock – so can see how high quality the graphics are and how close the colours match to the physical collection products when printed out.

“Early Bird” Coffee Mug
I have always like the Early Bird Collection and now it is available on-line I can use it for heaps of things – such as this coffee mug!

I removed the sheet of paper that was inside, measured it as a base and then created my digital insert using various elements from the Early Bird collection.

I am no graphic designer (as you can probably tell) – and I have done this and all the projects this week – in Powerpoint :-0

Lowri 🙂

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  • Reply Joanne May 30, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    How very generous of you Lowri! I thought I already was a follower but I must have just been looking at your posts when you post the link on facebook! lol Will follow you properly now 🙂

  • Reply LadyBug May 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Your mini books (and other work) is amazing!!! I have linked you to my blog. hope that is ok?

  • Reply heidig May 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    I love everything you make! The inspiration from your blog is wonderful.

  • Reply Tina May 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Love the idea of the shoe fund! All of your projects are wonderful.

  • Reply paperpapier May 30, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    the coffee mug is awesome with a make-over…! I love all your card sets too, so beautiful, bright and fun!
    Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful candy. I have been your follower for some time already.
    hugs, Heaney

  • Reply WillieburgScrapper May 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Oh wow Lowri! Can't wait to see the digi fabulousness! The tin is such a great idea! I'm totally going to try it myself! Upcycle is so appropriate for home decor projects- this is great.

  • Reply Tami May 30, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Loving all your goodies you've posted!! I've been a collector of all the Cosmo Cricket digi goodies since they were introduced at Jessica Sprague. I just LOVE CC and knew I had to have their stuff in digital format so I would never run out…lol I'm bookmarking your blog for sure!! 😉

  • Reply Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com May 30, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    SO, Ms Lowri, If i go and make 100 comments just to win your give away is that ok? Just kidding, Love your post today! Such cute projects! So here is my comment for a chance at the giveaway:)

  • Reply Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com May 30, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Here is my comment since I am now a follower too, thought I was..I guess I wasn't 🙂

  • Reply Desirée-ScrapDees May 30, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    wow what a great candy, love to take a chance for it!
    I was already a follower! Exciting!

  • Reply Sweet Floweret May 31, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    love these! would be so thrilled if you'd link this up to my 20 minute tuesday linky party!
    Happy memorial day!

  • Reply KateB May 31, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    was already a follower- but am so loving all the cute lil veggies; espec cause its a reminder that I need to start my garden this week!!! Love the Early Bird java mug too):)

  • Reply Gretchen May 31, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    awesome stuff Lowri!!

  • Reply Angi @ CokiePop May 31, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    I always love your creations Lowri. Fab giveaway and I'm a faithful follower. 🙂

  • Reply Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder May 31, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    What a fun giveaway! I love the papers you use!

  • Reply Emilee May 31, 2011 at 4:30 AM

    I'm your newest follower.


  • Reply Emilee May 31, 2011 at 4:30 AM

    I believe I get another entry since I became your follower.


  • Reply Grammy Goodwill June 3, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

  • Reply Kelli @ RTSM June 4, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    I love the shoe fund box! I need a craft fund one:)

  • Reply Barb @ getupandplay June 4, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    How cute!!!

  • Reply Michelle June 4, 2011 at 3:24 AM

    WONDERFUL!!! I am your newest follower and I would love if you could link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday!! Thanks so much!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Molly June 4, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    LOVE the money tin!!!


  • Reply debpaint16 June 4, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    I am already a Follower! I so love your projects & thank you so much for the chance to win your most generous giveaway!!

  • Reply Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made June 5, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Oh my goodness — your work is lovely!! I really like the 'shoe fund' can — very clever and I'm a new follower! Thanks for your generous giveaway — I'm a stamper and general all-around crafter so I'd sure love to win!

  • Reply Monika Wright June 6, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    I'm a new follower, although I have been a reader in the past. Don't know why I don't stop by more often. I adore how you alter an item and make it new and fresh and fun. I am now off to see if you have a tutorial for those cards with the mints inside…too, too clever!

  • Reply Ohhh Snap June 6, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    Love Cosmo Cricket! What a great giveaway :D.

  • Reply scrappinmomto2girls June 7, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    you are very talented and creative 🙂

    Great giveaway!!
    Became a follower too 🙂
    Good luck everyone!

  • Reply Jackie June 8, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Such cute creations 🙂

  • Reply Mindie Hilton June 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


    Come strut your stuff.

  • Reply Candy January 26, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Love your creations, especially the money tin. Would make a great project for my grandkids, and I so need to win it !

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