Monday, 23 August 2010

New lease of life!

Did anyone see my post yesterday about a boring old clipboard? Post is here.

Anyway these 2 clipboards started their life off looking like this


So I took some of this



And with 2 coats on each side and 12 hours drying time they now look like this. 



For my Daughter, who chose DCWV Safari stack papers.


And for my son who chose Crate paper aliens, but didn't want any extra pictures like his sisters!





So easy to do, although the hardest bit I have so far found is finding a shop on the high street which sells Wooden clipboards, and another which sells chalk!!! 

If anyone would like to make these I shall make it a little easier for you. 

Clipboards from this eBay seller
Chalk from Wilkos (white only!) 
Coloured Chalk from eBay (various sellers have a look for what you will need) 
Blackboard paint from Wilkos

The children love them, my OH loves them, I am chuffed with them.

OH however often just looks at me like I am crazy, but he will see in a few days time when the children are occupied on the 7 hour journey from Blyth to Cornwall for our holidays!!

I would like to enter it into the following challenges please.

One Stop Craft Challenge - Not a card
Simon Says Stamp - Make a gift (it is a gift for my children!)
The Pixie Cottage - Anything but a card
Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes
Sarah Hurley challenge - Anything but a card
Sarah Hurley - Animals (Pink clipboard using zebra print paper and monkey image)
I did it creations - Anything but ...

27 comments:

Gemma said...

wow I love them, they look fab! tell Maddison to watch out because I may come and steal hers ;) lol x

dragonllew said...

They look fab

K said...

They are GREAT Tams!

Addams said...

wow they look great, what a great idea. I think my two could do with something like that

Ali said...

Fab!!

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous idea .. and thanks for the info where to get the stuff... might have to have a go.
Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Sarah Hurley challenges
Lisa ;)

Angie said...

Great idea Tammy - they look fab.

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

Fantastic. What a great idea.

ladyjanet_56 said...

How different from a card & they look so easy (don't you just love Wilko's), like how you've decorated them too, thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Padster said...

What a fab idea - I hope it's only 7 hours :c)
Thanks for joining us at I Did it Creations
Hugs,
Debbie xx

Fifi Folle said...

Wow they are fantastic! x

Merry said...

Such a wonderful idea....

Marg said...

Amazing! What a good idea no wonder the children loved them. x

Jeanette said...

Tams, You are so creative. What a fabulous idea. This will be nice for the kids to take along on the trip.

Thanks for sharing this fun idea with I Did It Creations.

Rainmac said...

These are gorgeous and so useful too x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Brilliant
xx

Greenpixey said...

They are fab!!

Chris (catt871) said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! What a GREAT idea!!!! LOVE the chalkboard paint and you have decorated them so simply yet so AMAZING!!! LOVE THEM!!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp!!!
Chris & the DT

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

How fun!! The best part is the chalkboard paint so they can take and erase notes when they don't want to use paper!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Sharon said...

What a fantastic idea! I didn't know you could get blackboard paint. The finished result looks amazing. Such a great project.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Sharon xx

Tracey said...

this is such a fun idea! i love it! thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

Clare Brown said...

wow this is a fantastic idea, the kids could involved too!!

hugs Clare x

sh3ri3 said...

Aww they look so cute! great idea no wonder everyone loves them :) xx

Cheryl said...

wow this is just brilliant really,great idea,no wonder the children loved it bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fun project! Those blackboards are soooo cute! Thanks so much for joining the pixie cottage challenge.
Denise Pixie Cottage DT

Kerry said...

They're fantastic Tams...now I know I made the right decision :-D xx

Princess Scary said...

These are brilliant! thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x