Friday, April 15, 2011

Mail today and another matchbox swap

First of all I would like to say I was so excited to read everyone's lovely comments that you left for the Geisha post and my little key tag post. I was so happy to hear I have inspired some of you and one of you hit Home Depot on your way to work and snagged some up this morning. LOL Jeanie you are unbelievable but am I surprised? No not at all !!!LOL
I am coming up on my 200th post and thinking I need to give something away but I will  think about that prize over the weekend and then post something to say thank you for following or visiting me. I certainly can't believe I have hit over 100 followers now and thanks to OWOH I have made a lot of blogger friends.

Today was a nice postal day, no bills, yeah, I got 2 swap items in the mail....One came from the UK and it was a Shrine from CraftyDawn  over at the Bella Creations. Recently I did a shrine tutorial over there and after the tutorial we did a swap. This is what I received and it is so lovely.
Inside the the shrine is a small pink button on the left and a tiny bottle with beads on the right. The detailing is just beautiful and so girly girl. Thanks CraftyDawn.

Next is a matchbox from Vintage Dragon Fly's FlickR group, the theme was Things with Wings.
Kim from the US sent me this gorgeous matchbox filled with charms, flowers and lots of heart confetti, a cute little birdie and some other goodies and look at that beautiful card on the right with the cherubs.
Thank you so much Kim. This is stunning and thanks to JoAnne who hosted this swap. Check out the FlickR group if you care to join, this swap it is for Canada and US swappers.

 And this next matchbox is for the group I host at FlickR The Monthly Matchbox Swap open to any who love to make and swap matchboxes.
This month's theme was Jeanie's idea and since the Royal Wedding and Weddings in general are coming up that is what our theme was, Wedding.
So my partner is Wendy over at Blissful Angels and I made this matchbox with some antique lace, the same lace that the box is laying on. You can't really see it on the matchbox because I covered it with an antique paper frame I found in my stash, added a gold border inside the oval and around the outside. Added a vintage bride image then applied GA to the image.  I haven't quilled in a long time so I had to practise making my quilled roses to make her bouquet( many roses later I succeeded) . I punched some leaves and ferns out, then I had a pick with tiny white flowers on it well they were too white so I soaked them in some instant coffee for a few minutes and voila instant vintage :). I added some pearls and then I added a pin with the heart and slipped on some gold and a pearl bead and stuck it in behind the bouquet. I have added some goodies inside as well. I hope Wendy completely empties it so she can see what is on the bottom. A little message I am sure every bride says the day of her wedding.

 And just another close up of my quilled rose bouquet. I really enjoyed making this so I hope Wendy likes it.
Thanks for dropping by and I so love all your comments.
Now off to get my 9 Inkurable Stampers ATC's done for an ATC swap hosted by Sarah Schwerin.
Happy Weekend everyone.



  1. You got some lovely happy mail!
    Love love love your matchbox you made. The lace and roses are just GORGEOUS!
    So glad you are doing the Inkurable ATC swap...I am too!

  2. Lovely yummies there Les... always so nice to receive delicious parcels in the mail... and your matchbox is gorgeous... love the vintage bride...

    Jenny x

  3. Hi Les,
    I certainly can believe you hit 100 followers- you and your blog are awesome!
    Isn't Kim a great swap partner? Love the box she made you.
    And your box for the lovely and lucky Wendy? GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  4. Lesley I promise I didn't look ...oh okay I looked a little.. oh all right I stared and drooled wIth open mouth. knowing that it would be winging it's way to me... I love it.. thank you for all the work you have put into it.. Hugs wendy

  5. oh les, wha beautiful goodies you recieved :)

    and i love love your matchboxes, the lace and bouquet is divine....

  6. Gorgeous altered matchbox and wonderful happy post too! What a good day! Kim

  7. Absolutely fantastic mail.. and I love your matchboxes.. lucky lucky girls!!!
    congrats on 100 followers and 200 posts.. wow..

  8. Wow so many luscious things to see and read about. Dont you just love getting swaps in the mail!Loved , loved your matchbox piece at the end. Ive necr made one but you have inspired me! take care, gerri

  9. What a bumper mail day!
    The bridal matchbox has captured my imagination, it is incredibly beautiful.


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