Friday, 3 August 2018

Mama Makes on Hochanda…

Good morning crafty friends, hope you are all well?

I’ve got a bit of a bad head this morning! I went out for a meal with an old friend last night for a catch up and had a couple of glasses of wine. Not excessive by any means but I don’t often drink wine these days and I’m certainly feeling the effects of it this morning. I was always a bit of a lightweight with alcohol, Southern Comfort has been my tipple of choice since I was 18 and I think I will stick to it!


I keep (hoard!) tins and boxes, in fact anything that I think will come in handy so I was pleased to be able to finally use one of them and I have something a bit different to share today

I covered an empty nut tin and made a money box. These new adventure sentiments from Mama Makes go perfectly with the cute Lawn Fawn ‘plane and simple’ set from Dies to Die for.

The stars you can see on there are also in the new release, from a fab border set

MM Aug - Money Tin

MM Aug - Tin 6MM Aug - Tin 5

MM Aug - Tin 4MM Aug - Tin 3

I thought it would be great to use as a saving tin for your holiday fund, the lid on this container is plastic so it was easy to cut a slot for the coins. I was pleased with how it turned out so I really hope you like it


Loti is on Hochanda showcasing the new stamps on Monday at 2pm and you can buy them all from the Mama Makes website. There are really useful borders and hexagons, a light box set and also some fantastic new sentiments so don’t miss the shows – the team have made lots of fabulous samples to showcase the new range too


That’s it from me, thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend everyone



  1. This is gorgeous, fun and useful too - what's not to love? You have done an absolutely fabulous job, I want to decorate stuff one day too! You have inspired me! xxx

  2. Wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love how you decorated the tin!! All of the images and sentiments are fabulous!! Love, love this, Anne!! It's so beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who 'collects' boxes and tins. I love what you've done with this one. Gorgeous. xx

  4. You're not alone Anne, as I even have friends saving boxes, even ribbons for me!! Sad I know but like you, I love to decorate them. Your money box is gorgeous and love all the detail. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. I absolutely love this Anne, what a fantastic job you've made of the tin. Lovely stamps and colours,Kate x x

  6. Fabulous and so clever! Great idea using the nut tin to make a money box and such amazing result with these fab stamps!

  7. Wow Anne, fantastic money box!! You've created something really special from something very humble. Fabulous stamping, how did you stamp on a curved surface so well. Such a wonderful design, the different stamp brands work so well together. I just love it!!! Debra x

    1. Thanks so much Debra. I stamped onto a strip of paper measured to fit around the tin and then stuck that on, the easiest way I thought
      Anne x

  8. WOW Anne, this is such a fabulous money box, you have done an amazing job of it!
    Gina xx

  9. This is a fabulous idea and I love the design of the papers and sentiments you used are perfect Love and hugs Carole x

  10. This makes a great container for your holiday funds. Those stamps couldn't be more perfect, to use. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. A fabulous money box Anne, perfect for your holiday savings. I have a collection of tins and boxes as well - at least you have used one of yours!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  12. I'm like you and hoard all sorts of boxes and packaging that I think might be useful in the future Anne so you're not alone :)
    This is lovely and practical too, the stamped images and sentiments work beautifully here, now to fill it up!

  13. What a great way to repurpose this container. And it's so stinkin' cute too!


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