Thursday, September 20, 2012

Girly Girly Prim & Propper @ Moving Along With The Times

Mornings all :) 

Judith is the host this week at

And she has picked a great challenge for us all ....
Girly Girly but Prim & Proper

I've been itching to make something to store my new Specrtum Noir Pens in so I combined it with this weeks challenge and .... wella an idea was born!
 (I got a little snap happy!)
Spectrum Noir Pen Holder

Different view

I have a few odd promarkers and copics and they live on the side in a little box.

I am sure I will find something to stash on this side lol

A view from the top!  As it is only made from cardboard I thought I should decorate the top and that will hopefully deter my putting things ontop of it.

View of the shelves with some of the pens out.  The shelves are a little wonky (it is only made with cardboard after all), but it does the job and I like the shabby feel to it.

Another view looking down.

And the other side looking down!
(I did warn you I got snap happy lol)

Ok, this is a dramatic improvement to the old ice cream tub that these pens were living in!  I pulled this together from just a plan on paper.  The cardboard is the heavy duty stuff that I have recycled from old boxes and packaging, it was extremely hard to score and fold for the sides and why it went a little 'scewif'.  The whole piece has some serious tape and glue in it all so it is not about to fall down and collapse and to cover all that 'mess' I then covered it all with paper.  The whole piece is sitting on a Kaisercraft wooden plaque and the additional boxes on the side are also Kaisercreaft.  All the embellishments are raided from my stash (still after this serious over embellishment job it still needs some more workouts! )

Even if it is a little wonky here and there I am still in love with the finished result and it has taken pride and place in the new craftroom :) 

The MAWTT girls have some WOWing creations too so pop on over to
and check out the talented girls and share the love! 

We also have a fab prize up for grabs from
But you have to play along to have your chance of winning! 

Thanks for dropping in to see me today :) 
Recipe -
Image -  No image :(
Paper(s) - Recycled Heavy Duty Cardboard  and Kaisercraft - Her Laugh from the Miss Nelly Collection (So LOVE this print I brought 20 sheets of it lol)
Materials - Kaisercraft - Pen storage wooden box and base is Kaisercraft wooden plaque, TH Distress Inks.
Embellishment(s) -  All from my stash of bits and pieces - Gold beading, wooden fibers, Kasier paper blue roses, other misc flowers, butterflies, ribbon, charm, lace, lace and more lace!

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Top Tip Tuesday - Recycle it (cardboard) Tues E1/3
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15 Treasured comments:

Sue said...

This is wonderful, such a great design and gorgeous detailing


Eret said...

That's awesome! I made similar self for my Promarkers but I haven't decorated it yet. I made half cm wide supports beams on middle of eash self but I probably should use stronger cardbord like you did.
Your marker starage looks so beautiful. Love it!

rachel said...

fab work Leesa - so organised too - it must make colouring so much easier! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is fab Leesa… you have done an amazing job.. it looks so pretty and it's all neat and organised!! Wonderful design
Hope you have a good day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Debs said...

Awesome job! Love the design and the fabulous papers - beautiful.
Debs xx

Pami said...

Wow, you have been a busy girl!! It is certainly very girly and I am sure looks amazing sitting on your desk in your craft room!! Hope all is well. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous idea ..and so pretty -I need something similar .. and you have inspired me
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Leesa you are a little star! This must be the most girly pen holder EVER!
Clever clever you
Hugs Laurie xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this its brilliant, now feel free to make me one ;) Hope you are settled into the new house now, Love Hxx

Mau xx said...

This is Brilliant Leesa, I have to agree an Ice-Cream box really is a bit lacking isn't
Love all the pearls and how you decorated the top.
Hugs Mau xx

Sandra H said...

What a brilliant idea Leesa l'll need to try this xx

Kim. said...

Leesa this is gorgeous, what a great idea. Love how you decorated it.
Kim xXx

Karen Letchworth said...

Wow Leesa! I'm impressed. Beautiful and functional. Great job. And of course, if you are able, I would really love and appreicate having you stop by and play along at Word Art Wednesday this week. I just love seeing your beautiful art, and hope you will share with us again this week.
Big hugs,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Caroljenks said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! ...wonk and all - perfect!
Love how you've decorated the top to deter you from putting things on top - I'd need to do that too ;)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle it' challenge :)

Carol x

Unknown said...

This is fantastic and I'd be proud of it too! What a way to recycle, thanks for joining us at TTT! Hugs

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