Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!

How cute is my little niece?!! :)

I have been having fun creating and swapping Halloween tins,
matchboxes and more.
What I haven't been doing is downloading my pictures and posting on my blog :(
Sooo, before Halloween is over,
I wanted to share my goodies with you!

I took part in a very fun "Curiosities" matchbox swap hosted by
Heather of The Speckled Egg.
The theme could be Halloween or Curious.
I received this lovely matchbox from Connie:

With these lovelies inside:

We had two partners in this swap; Nancy sent me this gorgeous box:

And inside:

I love them both, it was a great swap! Thank you Connie and Nancy,
and thank you Heather for hosting!

The boxes I made for them can be seen here.

I also swapped matchboxes with Terry
in Vintage Dragonfly's Halloween Swap.
JoAnne suggested spoiling our partner, and that's just what we did!
I just love this matchbox Terri made:

Look at my Halloween booty:

My matchbox for her:

My goodies to her:

I love it all, thanks Terri, and thank you JoAnne for hosting!

And lastly, Karen and I did our own little Halloween swap!
Her goodies to me:

I love it all, especially the yoyo garland
and I love how she embellished that votive!
There's two supercute pins in there too! Thank you Karen!!

My goodies to her:

My best wishes for a happy and safe Halloween to all!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

White Wednesday, Altered Tins and Freebies!

White Wednesday! Well, yes, I know it's Thursday :)

I have been having a blast lately playing in a number of swaps for Halloween!

This beautiful altered tin from Jill
is perfect for my White Wednesday post!

This is an altoid tin that Jill papered inside and out
and mounted on a chipboard stand. So clever!
Inside she created a diptych with a magic and moonbeams theme.
It's just beautifully embellished, I LOVE it, thank you Jill!
And thank you Wendy for hosting this very fun swap!

And tin for Jill!

The image and rusty bits are from Paper Whimsy, the watchface is vintage,
the wings were die cut from the foil from a wine bottle ;) and embossed.
Some vintage lace and a handmade rose from vintage music paper.
My new favorite technique for Halloween crafting
is to rip up pieces of netting and heat with a heat gun,
gently twisting and turning.
It curls in different places and lends a bit of quirky randomness to the project.

Inside is my little vignette...
a potion brewed from magic mushrooms, butterfly wings
and who knows what else,
served up by an evil it a treat or a trick?

Here's a couple of images for your Halloween crafting:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!

Thanks for stopping by, and please visit Faded Charm Cottage
for some lovely White inspiration.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pink Saturday and Halloween Friday Freebies!!

I am woefully behind again in my Friday Freebies!
Life, vacation, houseguests and sick kitty issues have kept me busy!

Here's a sweet Halloween image with PINK in it!

I think you'll like these art deco Halloween images.:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!

I have also been busy crafting for the many Halloweeen swaps I am in.

Since I know these have already been received,
here are the two altered matchboxes I made for
Speckled Egg Curiosities Swap:

The top window and scattered holes in the house are illuminated by tucking one of those flickering tealights inside...
very cute and spooky effect!

And some of the goodies contained within:

I received two fabulous matchboxes from my swap partners, and will try to post those tomorrow!

Please visit Pink Saturday for a lovely pink eyecandy!

Have a great weekend!!



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