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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Challenge 48 Out of a Hat

Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog today.

This week at Out of a Hat Creations we are altering a matchbox. I loved doing this as I have never done one before and it is always good to try something new.

The one on the right is the little box before I started on it. I sent for some of these online as we don't have any match boxes in the house these days-well just the very large one that I use for lighting candles.


I covered the box with some embossed paper and painted it all copper then highlighted the embossing with a silver ink pad. I made a couple of flowers for the outside and used a bit of old jewelery as leaves. The inside has little treasures in it and the word inspire. To finish it off I make some danglies with beads and other things and fastened them onto the box with a brad.

Hope you will join us in the challenge and do go and see what Janet and Sandra have made for it on their blogs

Love Chrissie xx

Link to where I bought the matchboxes here

25 comments:

  1. This is amazing Chrissie, such a small space but filled with treasures. I love your hand made beads! I'm like you first thing on a morning - beautiful on the inside lol x

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  2. wonderful make
    sorry if I have missed some comments hand makes typing slow and painful hugs trace x

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous, and great challenge, I LOVE altering matchboxes! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Chrissie, it's soooo lovely!!!! I really love it!

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  5. Wonderful alteration, love the details and contents.
    Yvonne x

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  6. oooh, Chrissie, I am in love with your altered matchbox. A really wonderful make

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  7. Your altered matchbox is stunning...I love the copper and silver and...well all of it really...

    Hugs
    Sandie x

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  8. Just love this matchbox love the colours and decoration so pretty Hugs Sandra X

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  9. Very nice, Chrissie. I haven't done a matchbox yet, but they look like fun. I definitely will have to try one.

    Enjoy the weekend,
    Marianne

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  10. So pretty! love the beads and all the tiny work. Love to know where you got the matchboxes from. great job for sure! May need to try something like this

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    1. I'll look for the receipt for the matchboxes tomorrow and the link to the post

      Thank for the encouraging comments everyone

      Love Chrissie xxx

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  11. Lovely creation Chrissie - very pretty. Great challenge!
    Lorraine

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  12. ooh this is beautiful! I can't believe you have made something so pretty and embellished in such a small form! Stunning! xx

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  13. very luh Chrissie nice attention to detail :)
    Von ♥

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  14. Oh I am in love with this gorgeous matchbox. Fabulous work.
    Hugs June xxxx
    ps, added to follow

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  15. OH what!!! How can I ever MATCH this ?
    It's wonderful Chrissie just gorgeous. You clever Gal :)


    hugs Max

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  16. what a great project Chrissie - I love altering matchboxes.... you've done a great job here,..

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  17. Chrissie your matchbox is stunning love it
    Janet x

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  18. Oh my word Chrissie! Your altered matchbox looks exquisite! Really love the outcome, extremely pretty! Hugs, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  19. That is so pretty - love the colour of it and the tiny flowers.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  20. Oh this is just wonderful, I love what you've done with your matchbox. I hope to get mine done tonight so that I can play along. x

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  21. Gorgeous altered matchbox Chrissie, love it! Shirleyx

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  22. This is gorgeous, Chrissie! I love your flowers and the addition of the baubles. Hugs, Tracy

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  23. This is so beautiful, I love everything about it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  24. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!
    Marina
    Ps - like your new profile picture too.

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.