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


  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sandie x

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

  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,

  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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

    hugs Max

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

  17. Chrissie your matchbox is stunning love it
    Janet x

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

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

  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

  21. Gorgeous altered matchbox Chrissie, love it! Shirleyx

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

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

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


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