Friday, November 6

Just For the Record!

I have had so many comments of concern about my diet ... whether just eating beans is good for me??? ... the simple truth is I don't! I don't eat many beans at all ... in fact I rarely eat beans ... unless of course I am in the mood for altering a tin and my supply of empty tins has run out! Then I pretend to have a sudden craving and have managed to convince John to change the menu on at least one occasion!

I am a bit fussy about the tins I use too ... they have to be the ring pull ones ... so that I can get rid of any sharp edges with a pair of pliers ... round nose or otherwise ... in fact anything that comes to hand at the time.

John recently purchased a new tin opener though ... he insists on saving the pennies and not buying ring pull versions of tins and this method leaves a nasty and potentially hazardous sharp edge ... I moan ... and stamp ... he takes no notice whatsoever and continues to irritate me with his new toy!

The simple truth is I have empty bean can suppliers ... otherwise known as friends and family ... that collect the tins and even deliver them at no extra cost ... How cool is that?

My best supplier is a lovely lady that I don't even know ... she is the cook in a children's nursery where my daughter works ... she washes the tins and puts them to one side for me ... now that is real recycling.

The next question I get asked ... lots ...  is what I do with the altered tins ... most of the ones that you have seen on this blog are displayed either at shows or in shops ... I get to keep the occasional one ... I use those for storing pens and tools and brushes etc.,!

I have also given a few away as gifts for crafty mates and that is about it!

The tin I am displaying today was made with my lovely Bind-it-all ... some TSS pearl metal which I painted in Turquoise Precious metal colour and then decorated with the Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder ... the snowflakes were made using a Spellbinder die.

If you have a spare five minutes don't forget I am blogging here today too and I sure could use some of your lovely company! I am off to make a family tree ... nothing to do with beans what so ever :0)

Have a good weekend y'all!

25 comments:

Elaine A said...

Linda -

No matter how you acquire the tins, you always manage to turn a simple thing into a work of art. This one is just lovely.
May I ask a question? Where do you get your coasters (beer mats)? I don't visit pubs, but I've looked around locally (NY State)and all I can seem to find are the small squares. I was wondering if perhaps you purchased them from someplace online? I love the different shaped ones you get.

Thank you

Elaine Allen

Andrea said...

WOW this is a wonderful tin Linda and what a great idea to put candy canes in, though I would much rather see choccy poking out the top :-) loving the colour and fab re-cycling by the dinner lady xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely lovely tin..a family tree..isn't that full of human beans then? Gonna follow the link and stalk you elsewhere now.

Hels said...

Loving the colour and texture on this one hun...*sobs* I haven't ever received one of your amazing tins....don't forget...tis Christmas soon LOL ;o0

Angelnorth said...

Love this one Linda, the colour is glorious and the snowflake charms around the top are perfect - great stuff!

Anesha said...

Wow this is stunning. Anesha

pamala said...

Totally gorgeous!!!!

Shazza said...

another stunning tin Linda, love the colour of this
x

Helen said...

What an awesome colour! It looks so beautiful. Off to check out the other blog now.

TinaB said...

LOVE the colour xx Will have to have a go at one of these xx

Fabby bit of work hun x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh this is gorgeous - of course! LOL Love the colour. Must say I'm rather partial to beans on toast myself ;)
Anne xx

Biscuitlid said...

so so very lovely after a holiday to come back and view all your recent creations. Love the tinkering post! Made me giggle.

Maybe you could 'lose' your hubby's new tin opener!

Victoria
x

Joanne Brown said...

WOW love the colour must get around to trying something like that myself, and yes I do eat alot of beans LOL

Debi said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love how you created this!! You did an amazing job on it!!!

Lorraine said...

well all I can say is beanz meanz ****..ha ha..love your tale Linda and your tins are ace..off to check out your other blog!

Dan said...

Beautiful beermat!! :oP

Scrappy Nan said...

beans beans the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you.....

Nettie said...

another gorgeous tin and eye-opener into how you acquire them: and there was me thinking you were a beanaholic ;o) have a great weekend! Nettie

my5bratz said...

W-O-W!!!!! this is GORGEOUS...LOVE the colour :0)

Angie said...

Great candy cane holder... will look amazing out ay Xmas

Sandra said...

So gorgeous! Love the snowflakes, and the colour you have chosen id perfect.
Hugs
Sandra x

Sol said...

Beautiful Tin! I wonder how you make them... so many details... Beautiful...
I would like to recommend the tin opener from Tupperware.. It cut`s the tin open - Without ANY sharp edges... You would`t have to use any pliers...

Julie said...

So glad I found your blog today, Linda! I love your beautiful creations! I LOVE those Mabel Lucie Atwell stamps--I need them! I love the cards you've made with them, especially that sweet green one with the girl in the raincoat--just adorable!

I'm your newest follower, so I'll be back often!

Minxy said...

WOW weeee this is super duper.. love it and so cool for the candy canes :)

Tinkertaylor said...

Such a fabulous colour. I now find myself thinking of you whenever I open a bean tin, do you think I need therapy?

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