Sunday, 9 June 2013

Perfume Bottle Swap

This is for my partner Melanie who is hosting the swap on Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.
I wanted to use a vintage bottle, but had to make do. I added some filigree finding to the bottom and added a little patina to give an aged look

I added some 'Fairy' Wishes to the bottle, so I hope Melanie's come true!  :)
The tags are Tim Holtz, with a little patina and the dragonfly is Vintaj.
I thought I'd make a box to put the necklace in and this is what I used
With a little paint, lace and a glazed flower, it makes a lovely presentation box!

 I hope Melanie likes it!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

The Altered Alice 'Mad as a March Hare'

Thought I'd make something frivolous today. Over at The Flying Unicorn forum they're having a Month of Fairytale Challenges for Alice in Wonderland. One of them is to make a Mad Hatter's Hat.
I'm entering this into The Altered Alice Challenge.
I haven't enetered there for a long time and they're lots of fun, and it's great to see the different ideas everyone comes up with, soooo here's mine

And of course one of Busta modelling:

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Matchbox Chest

This is a chest I've made from Matchboxes for a swap on the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.
Laura Carson has made a fab tutorial on making these, her blog is Artfully Musing and she's a great artist!
I'm enetering this in the Country View crafts challenge, which is  'Pick and Mix' . You can find the details here : . I always order from thier site when I can as the delivery is free and the quickest I've known!

 The perfume bottles are made from beads, and I was lucky enough to find the tiniest feather in my 'feather bag'! for the inkwell, by the way the chest measures 3inches by 51/2 tall

Thursday, 7 March 2013

1st Post in a Year!

I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted on here!
My Dad had fought Lung cancer for 4 yrs, but over the last year his health had deteriated significantly, and sadly he passed away on 7th February. He was a brilliant Dad and best friend. We shared many interests, joining Art Groups and visiting museums when I was younger, I'll miss him every day, but I know he's still around, and crafting is a great therapy for me.
One of our projects over on the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group is to make an altered journal book, which is French Inspired. I decided to put photographs in of my Dad. I've made a few albums for friends and my daughter, but not one for myself. So this is my therapy, so many happy memories have surfaced making this.
This is the front cover:

This is the inside

These are photos of when he went to sea in the Merchant Navy. He only went to sea for about 4 yrs till he married my Mum, but it was a favourite time and was always telling stories