Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Alter it week on Try it on Tuesday

This week at Try it on Tuesday as its the last week in the month - we always have altered as our theme sponsored by our good friends at
Who have an amazing selection of alterables to tempt you!

Now I have an affinity with pigs - I love them ,Guinea pigs, farm pigs I just think they are fab. I could think its the rounded shape or the fact they love to trough that makes me bond with them but I am not sure LOL.
Well I have 2 favourite stories from childhood that were pig related My absolute fav was The Peppermint pig by Nina Bawden - I just adored the way the pig captured their hearts at a time when pigs were just a means of food and not in any way a pet.
I struggled with the pint pot bit for this (his first meeting with the family he was popped into a pint pot he was so tiny) hence why I went onto another favourite
Charlottes web.
Now I do know why Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider had such an impact on me - it was the bond of friendship they had which even though it exhausted Charlotte having to take care of Wilbur - she did it anyway - she loved him dearly and he her.
So with my Molly Bloom obsession still in full swing I have recaptured Wilbur and Charlotte onto a cd tin. The farm scene and the pig are both by Molly Blooms (thanks Georgina) the spider is from my stash - a Halloween set I bought from Baker Ross years ago but it wonderful for this time of year!
Kraft card circle and pleated paper around the outside. Ribbons and button also from stash.
My team mates have produced some wonderful pieces this week and we have a fab Guest designer too so do stop by Try it on Tuesday and check them out.
I am also entering this into The paperlane challenge - as its my fourth entry this month I think they will be heartily sick of me however I am trying to get more entries too and hope the talented Barry Phillips has joined in with his gorgeous creation.
It also fits with The Ginger snap creations Red head challenge which is shared moments - Wilbur and Charlotte were full of those x


  1. lol. someting tells me you liked this months challenge. lovely little embelished tin.

  2. Love the way this turned out Janet. Charlotte's web is also a fav of mine and Belles too. Hope all is well. Have a wonderful day. Angela

  3. Love your tin, I remember reading this story to the kids at school. Yvonne x

  4. Love the pig tin. When we have any little girls for kidney scans I alway put on Charlotte's Web for them to watch. The only problem is I keep seeing the first 40mins over and over (that's how long the scan lasts). One of these day's I will bring it home to watch!!

  5. Love your tin Janet and that cute little piggie. xx

  6. Love your tin Janet and that cute little piggie. xx

  7. Such a wonderful piece - what a great take on the shared moments theme!! Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

  8. So cute, what a fun creation! Congratulations on your piece being chosen as a Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations!



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