Monday, 18 June 2012

Mousetrap to note holder in one afternoon!


 A while back I was busy mooching on the web as you do, having a bit of a blog hop and I came across a post on aka Stamptramp  on an alternative use for a wooden mousetrap. Yes I did say mousetrap.................... Shelly had gained inspiration from another persons blog on how to turn these vile little killing machines into a work of art.

Well I just had to have a go, but have you ever tried to by a wooden mousetrap lately? Not as easy as you think Finally tracked one down and sat looking at it for a while.  I was having a hard time trying to visualise something arty from something so vile. Then yesterday morning again mooching on the web and up popped a post from Hel's Sunday Stamper challenge blog.This weeks theme is................. male themed, inspiration hit as to what I could do with this little wooden object and as they say the rest is history. Why not pop along and visit Hel's and her amazing blog at

Wooden killing machine into a magnetic note holder.

Pop a magnet on the back, stick to the fridge and job done.

These two little bundles of magic arrived last week.  How pretty do they look, gotta love AFTH for their presentation.

What was inside -  Summer colours of distress and boy are they really fab.  I Luv the blue.

Thanks for stopping by my little space of art.  Would love you to leave a comment.



  1. Loved this when I saw Shelly do it. You have reminded me to do my own take on this. Well done. Love the inks too.

  2. Hey Sue love your fab use of the 'horrible item' converting it into a gorgeous piece of functioning art!!! amazing. Cant wait to see what you do with the summer colour!! take care xxx hugs xxx

  3. I really love your mousetrap. Well done

  4. Shelly's was lovely but I do like the steampunk theme on yours, it is fabulous. Very practical too! Got my summer colours and they are just so amazing, the can be very bright or not so bright, very versatile. Hope you enjoy using them.

  5. what a snappy idea (bahahaha, scuse my daft sense of humour lol) LOVE your mousetrap, tis fab. I got them new DI's too... am in lurve already lol thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x