If you played in our last challenge our top 3 winners will be announced on the 20th of Nov on our Winners page which you can find through our top navigation menu.
Before we get to the theme of our challenge we have some important news we would like to share with you.
We're having a Design Team and Guest Designer Call.
Our first challenge for November is called Going Postal and it has everything to do with postage and mailing. If you haven’t mailed all your Christmas Cards and packages, you better hurry or just like the Rabbit in Alice in Wonder Land, you‘ll be saying I‘m Late! I‘m Late!
While you're at it why not clean out all that old postal paraphernalia and do a little creating with it and share it in our challenge. To give you some ideas of what to look for, here is a list of postal related items you might find laying around your desk or office. Remember the items you use should be used and not new: Letter and Mailing Envelopes, Postage Stamps, real or faux, Stamp Booklets, Old Postcards, Mailing and Address Labels, Custom Declarations, Pages from Old Stamp Catalogs.
As always we always also allow anything goes but only those that follow our theme will be eligible for any prized given.
And now some Fabulous examples from our team.
The recycled articles I used in the project are
Wooden box from a laboratory I found at a garage sale
Child's small tea cup
Avon bottle which I added dye ink to antique it
Old Post Card
Candle holder that I made into a picture frame and to hold my wrapping cord
India Ink and old straight nib pen
Old pair of glasses
I had lots of fun with this design.
I used several recycled items on my project.
Firstly, my background scenery is from a leaflet I received in the mail.
I used recycled cereal to back these as the leaflet was a little thin.
The corrugated cardboard was from a UPS I received some goodies in
and the antennas are made from copper wiring from an old computer cable that I stripped.
Lastly, the cheesecloth is from a sling that was no longer sterile.
I have used a vintage tool box and turned it into my new tool box for all my shipping needs. Going to the Post Office has always been a nightmare and stressful ordeal for me. "Going Postal" has a whole definition now because everything is in one place. And using all these beautiful images from CS Designs was so much fun.
I wish I knew how old this box is. The handle is almost frayed apart and I love it.
It's full of office supplies and some things from the post office as well.
A top view of how things are organized inside.
The bottom cans (above) are recycled dog food cans. The small top one is one I have had in the garage for quite some time. I absolutely love the paper from CS Designs - all those fish bones.
This is an altered small composition book and a set of six greeting cards (all different themes) made from recycled cardboard. There is also cardstock on the back of each one so that I can write some notes before mailing them.
This is a small notebook I also made from recycled chipboard and covered with cardstock. I also made pockets on each page to hold some of the forms I might need to use when I go to the post office.
As you can see this pocket holds certified and registered mail forms. The other pages hold postage stamps and other mailing documents.
These are a variety of magnets I made so I can also utilize the inside lid too
And the photos below are photos are some of the different greeting cards I made from recycled cardboard boxes from the garage.
Chris / CS Designs & Doodle Pieces