Tuesday 6 August 2013

Time for magnolia....

Afternoon blogland....

A finished project i hear you cry? oh yes!

Today i have my bargain clock which i have utterly magnola'd!

I found this cute purple clock at my local charity shop for £1.50. its been sat on my desk for the longest time... this is the before photo (well, before but after i started to take it apart)

And now?

Firstly, I used my trusty portrait to cut me a perfect circle with some 12x12 paper - i cant cut generally, so to be able to cut an actual circle - well its a miracle lol
I added a doily and some more numbers cut with my portrait, i embossed the numbers with my new texture boutique and then distressed some some red ink over the purple paper along with the outside of the circle frame

My three magnolias are pretty old stamps now, but still just as cute, especially all in uniform! 
Time is indeed very previous, as they say, so i felt the words are perfect 'Time Fly's, Catch it, Enjoy it. and my tilda's and Edwin are doing just that! I love the little Tilda sitting on the clock, enjoying herself!

I added a few more flowers to the frame and in the middle, from The Ribbon Girl
Mistake 1 - adding the flowers inside the clock, fixing it all together and realising the hands wont go round because they catch on the flowers!! doh!! So i changed them for flatter buttons, again in shades of purple (love this colour, can you tell?)
Images coloured with my trusty markers and words cut using my even more trust Portrait

I hope you enjoy, its a cute little clock and much more interesting than the original, it just needs a battery and it'll hang proudly on my wall :)

 -The Butterly

Magnolia Down Under - distressing
Simply Magnolia - anything goes
7Kids - twist of marker


  1. oh.So adorable.I have been meaning to alter a clock too but never get around to it.I might be slightly scared to be honest.Yours turned out great.

  2. Fabulous creation, I love your clock. Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  3. reall sweet great idea thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this month
    hugs sara x x

  4. Lovely clock, so pretty!
    Thanks for joining MDUC this week!
    Hugs Lillemor

  5. A wonderful creation you´ve made :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Simply Magnolia ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  6. That altered clock is amazing!! Thank you for playing in our challenge at 7 Kids College Fund! Hugs! Rosie

  7. ! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at 7Kids CollegeFund.com. Hugs, Rhea PassionatePaperCreations.blogspot.com

  8. Great project! Thanks for participating in the www.7kidscollegefund.com challenge!