Saturday, 18 September 2010

An Altered Cigar Box

I made this as part of a swap. It started life as a cardboardmini cigar packet. I have used Ten Second Studio metal on the lid with collage and inside there is a wee pin cushion with an image transfer using th
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Sunday, 12 September 2010

An Altered Spoon

Having seeen lots of lovely altered spoons I decided it was time I had ago at one. The handle is embossed with distress embossing powder, with a collage image, micro beads and a bird charm in the bowl of the spoon. These spoons come with twist off tops - I think to load Pandora style beads, but I used some from my stash. It was sent to a Forum friend as a RAK.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Kilt Pin and Fob Watch Swap

We have been busy gain on Zuzus forums with a few swaps. My kilt pin birdy is wearing some script embossed metal, seems to me I use metal more and more these days. When I made the fob watch I had in mind the Victorian idea of mementoes of the dead - hence the white feathers like those on funeral horses, unfortunatley the face of my young lady slid a bit in the resin so she is partly obscured by the pearls, but hey I like it, great how in crafting there are no mistakes just creative changes of direction (sometimes though straight in the direction of the bin)! Hope the recipient likes it.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Frida Shrine

For a swap on Zuzu's Forum, we altered little flat metal hangy houses. Actually these were lovely wee things before did anything to them. Anyway, me being perverse I had to turn it upside down, then added some texture, paint, beads, embossing powder and a fan to turn my house into a Frida shrine.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Altered Pages Digital Collage Giveaway

Altered Pages are giving away this free digital collage sheet called "Ladies Who Lunch" If you would like a chance to win visit the GlitterTart Design's blog here and leave a comment or find out about for more chances of winning.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

An Alice Swap

I am in a swap with two others from Zuzu's Forum with the theme of Alice.

This is a Nicho altered with paint and collage.

This is a Kilt pin with tiny Alice themed charms with Alice and the Queen charmes made by stamping and colouring on shrink plastic.

These are also my entries for this month's Tin Pan Alley challenge over at Alter It Monthly which Happy Daze shop is sponsoring with a £15 Gift Voucher.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

An Altered Matchbox

Almost too late but just my the skin of my teeth I have an altered match box for the April challenge at Alter It Monthly . The matchbox is made from Ten Second Studio metal using the template Zuzu had found. The metal was embossed and "aged" with some Espresso paint dabber. And what do I keep in my matchbox? Well some pretty hot stuff, as DH is going away for a week he has left me his love.

Friday, 9 April 2010

New Challenge Blog - Alter It Monthly

There's a new kid is on the block, Alter It Monthly is precisely that, a monthly challenge blog for those who prefer an altered reality. There will be a new theme each month, make an item, blog it and just pop a link to your blog on the challenge site, simples!

April is.. Matchboxes. Alter a matchbox or use matchboxes as a theme in some way...