Monthly Vintage Challenge February 2018 -Vintage Image Greeting Cards

Thank you to all those who made comments or linked into the January Vintage Button Challenge. If you missed January’s Challenge check it out here – the link is not closed so please feel free to add your post at any time. Congrats to Allana, who won the vintage button gift tags!!!

February’s challenge will be to make any occasion greeting card using Vintage or Vintage looking images. The images can be new  or “old”, pages from books, vintage sheet music, old vintage valentine cards or free downloadable vintage images. One of my favorite’s is Graphics Fairy -if you subscribe to their newsletter you get one new free vintage image every Friday but the website has tons of free printables, be sure to go check them out.

On the last Monday in February (26th) I will do a link party where you can share your creation – Or , if you prefer you can email a picture to me and I will post it for you.

Here are a few pictures of handmade cards using Vintage images, I hope these help to get the creative ideas flowing….

There are endless ideas for greeting cards, I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

If you would like a chance to win a handmade vintage image greeting card you just need to follow me on any two of my social media accounts; for example subscribe to this blog and follow me on FaceBook, or subscribe to this blog and follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or any combination you want.  Wherever you follow be sure to leave me a comment so I know to include you in the giveaway draw.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Monthly Challenge January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons Link Party

Welcome to A Wandaful Thing and my first Vintage Party of 2018.  Thanks to all who have linked up in the past. Hey, if you’re new here, welcome!  I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and hang out with me. I am so impressed by all your creativity and talent that I want to share it with the world. I’m always interested to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share but today I want to see what you have created with your vintage buttons.

I will be giving away to one lucky follower one of the things I create with my vintage buttons. Check at the end of this post to find out how you could win my vintage button creation.

I decided to use my Cricut and my Cuttlebug to help with my first creation. I got all these buttons at an auction last year so I had fun picking through them to find the ones I wanted to use.

For my first creation and the one I will be giving away, I decided to make gift tags.  I embossed some plain card-stock with my Cricut Cuttlebug and then using just my Cricut, I cut out some tags (two sizes).  I selected some buttons and glued them on the front and then attached some cotton string to the back.  I like the way they turned out. Continue reading Monthly Challenge January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons Link Party

Monthly Challenge & Give Away January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons

As well as my lifestyle transformation challenge for 2018, I will be putting out monthly blog challenges to all my social media followers.

To be true to my brand, loving all things Vintage, Thrifted and Re-purposed, I will be incorporating the use of vintage items in my challenges.

The first challenge will be to repurpose vintage buttons. On the last Monday in January (29th) I will do a link party where you can share your creation – Or , if you prefer you can email a picture to me and I will post it for you.

Also, I will be giving away to one lucky follower what I create with my vintage buttons. Check at the end of this post to find out how you could win my vintage button creation.

Here are a few pictures to get the ideas flowing….

There are endless uses for Vintage buttons, I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

If you would like a chance to win my vintage button creation you just need to follow me on any two of my social media accounts; for example subscribe to this blog and follow me on FaceBook, or subscribe to this blog and follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or any combination you want.  Wherever you follow be sure to leave me a comment so I know to include you in the giveaway draw.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Goals & Challenges for 2018

As 2017 comes to an end, I am sure we are all reflecting back on the year and also looking forward to all that 2018 will bring.

I want 2018 to be my year of transformation.  Body, mind and soul. First and foremost I plan to take back my physical health, I hope the mind and spirit follow.

I know that lots of people decide to start exercising in January but I am planning more of a lifestyle change.  YES, I had one of those AH-HA moments – I will be the Mother of the Bride in 2018 AND I now have three grandchildren under three that live close by and that I get to spend time with.  I need energy and good health, to keep up with them.

I hate to admit it but to make my goals real I must admit it (please don’t judge) – I have a bit of an inclination to eat too many KitKat bars and drink glass bottles of Coca-Cola (it just tastes better). I’m an emotional eater and 2017 was a tough year.

So my first goal will be to kick those two habits, because they always seem to go hand and hand for me.

I have some other goals and challenges in mind and will post about those at another time.  As one of my dearest friends and fellow bloggers likes to say “baby steps, start with baby steps”.

I’m looking forward to 2018 – its going to be A Wandaful Thing !!

Happy New Year!

Result from the Eight Dollar Easter Decorating Challenge

I recently posted a challenge to do some Easter Decorating for under $8.00 CDN- I referred to the Youtube challenge I followed that was started by Hillary from My So Called Home.

You can see that post here.

My vignette coast me $1.50 as I only purchased the three Vintage bunny banks at $0.50 a piece.  I scoured the house for items that I already  had and came up with a few varieties but this first one is my favorite.Here is proof on my price … I remember these fuzzy bunny banks from when I was young.

AND a closer look at what is in the picture.

Here are the other vignette’s I tried that weren’t quite right…lol Continue reading Result from the Eight Dollar Easter Decorating Challenge

Eight Dollar Easter Decorating Challenge

I’ve recently enjoyed viewing the $5.00 Goodwill Challenge Spring Decorating 2017 that was started by Hillary from My So Called Home. Here is the playlist to all the YouTubers that took her challenge- check them out, you might get inspired. The playlist from Hillary – My so called home http://bit.ly/2miYBsi

Well that $5.00 US is equal to about $6.69 CDN dollars 😦 and lets face it thrift finds are more plentiful and cheaper in the USA.  However, having said that – I am definitely up for the challenge and I’ll be keeping my budget under $10.00 – let’s say at a healthy $8.00

I am putting out the challenge on this blog, my Facebook page and my instagram page hashtag #EasterDecoratingChallenge.

Here is a cute idea from bellalimento

Continue reading Eight Dollar Easter Decorating Challenge