Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Altered Matchboxes & hearts


Hi you all! Another cold and grey day here, but not as cold as it was.
Got a nice surprise yesterday evening, though - I won the challenge at Fashionable stamping, that nice random number generator chose me! This is a good week, as I also won a prize in Gaby's giveaway.
The matchboxes have been made for the 'out of a hat' challenge'. The I added a chipboard tag to the first one, after covering the box with paper and painting the tray inside black.  I added the lady, a feather and a flower to decorate it. Inside there is a heart and a key. The second one has been covered and lined with scraps of script paper. The pen-nibs have been cut out, rolled and glazed to make them look real. Inside the box is an old letter. The pen behind the box has been stamped, rolled and glazed.






The hearts were made as a Christmas decoration....I just found them again as I was looking for the box with eggs to decorate.... I hope I find them at the right time next time I want to use them. They have been made with sequins pinned onto foam hearts.




That's all for today. Have a good day, take care, and thanks for visiting!



28 comments:

  1. Love those little boxes and hearts! I always find things at the wrong times, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Congrats on your winnings-enjoy the prizes.

    The heart are gorgeous Valerie just put them up somewhere right now and enjoy them all year round :)

    What can I say about the matchboxes---they are terrific and I think you enjoyed making them by the sound of your post.I always read posts out loud and pretend I am there with you.

    Terrific as always to have you join us at the Hatters.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Oh wow this is so beautiful - just love it!
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  4. Beautiful matchboxes Valerie and your hearts are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. congratulations on your wins Valerie woo hoo.

    Loving all your beautiful makes, hugs Annette x

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  6. Beautiful! I love the heart and how it sparkles. :)

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  7. Oh so beautiful (as always ;)) I especially love the way you added the pen nibs- wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  8. Well, I can see spring has sprung on your little piece of blog land! I am so loving that sequinned heart Valerie, will have to put that idea on my 'to do' list! Beautiful matchboxes too, love the fluffy feather - and woo hoo to your wins! Hugs xx

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  9. These are beautiful Valerie! I love the feather and the flower is quite beautiful too! ~Diane

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  10. I know you will enjoy the winnings and congratulations, Valerie! Gorgeous projects and I love that feather! Hugs!

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  11. Hi there. Awesome hearts. Congratulations on winning, yay for you!! Your match boxes are great. I have some tins from those mints and last year I did use one of them for a post. Very creative you are.:) Take care and thank you. Love the green, very springy.

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  12. Congratulations on your win!
    The heart is beautiful and I am sure they are therapeutic to create.
    Looking forward to see what you create with the eggs .... once you find them!
    The matchboxes are wonderful so different but like them both equally.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. We have lovely blue sky today but a nip in the air.

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  13. congrats on your wins. Nice work today, love those sequinned hearts.

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  14. Those hearts are the bees knees! Really lovely :)

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  15. Congrats on your win Valerie. Love the matchboxes both are gorgeously decorated. The hearts are soooooo lovely to. Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat. Hugs Sandra X

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  16. Very nice matchboxes Valerie :) lovely touch with the feather :)
    Von ♥

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  17. Deine Streichholzschachteln sind grandios! Die kleinen Pailettenherzen machen sich auch super gut!

    lg Susi

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  18. Fabulous match box's love the details
    Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  19. Love your boxes and the little hearts are really sweet. x

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  20. Wow Valerie, fantastic matchbox, and I love how you've made your own pen nibs. Congrats on your wins - enjoy! x

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  21. I am amazed at all the details in the tiny matchbox! The hearts are sweet, too! Rain, rain, and more rain here--but at least no snow!

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  22. Fabulous makes, love the details on the matchbox, congratulations on your wins.
    Yvonne x

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  23. Stunning makes Valerie x huge congrats on wins

    TFS

    Annie x

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  24. its so much fun to alter things to make new stuff I love yours Dxx

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  25. BEAUTIFUL altered matchboxes. :)
    Absolutely adore the heart, very "pretty" Valerie!

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  26. I have always adored the sequined ornaments but had NO patience to do them...same with covering oranges with cloves...now I might have the patience but I am sure that I would go blind trying!! LOL

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  27. Wow! You rock it whether it's a tiny surface or a large one. These are all great. Congrats on your happy wins!

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  28. Two fabulous matchboxes Valerie especially love the crackle effect on the lady one.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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