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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2013 05:24:44 AM »

More great boxes!  I especially love the bird in the tree and the pocket watch.  The sculpting is amazing given the small scale!
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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2013 09:15:50 AM »

All these matchboxes are amazing.  You guys are coming up with some very unique different looks.  Wish I was talented with clay and other mediums like that. 
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« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2013 10:58:37 AM »


I received from Ninaprettyballerina yesterday
It is a butterfly galore!!



all kinds of  cute butterfly embellishments, stickers, pretty beads and some findings. I especially like the two tiny "safety" eyes at the bottom left

her is a side view of the matchbox



Thank you very much Nina!


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« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2013 07:06:59 PM »

I received from avesthel on Friday but couldn't post pix til today. It is such a wonderful matchbox!  She painted (?) some red poppies like a miniature painting. Inside there were were loads of goodies:

Red buttons, some sequins, a pair of red beaded earrings, stamps, beads, a sewing machine charm (which I adore!!), and in the bottom of the matchbox was a tiny butterfly! So cute!  Thanks so much!






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« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2013 07:28:13 PM »

I have a very cool matchbox to add to the bunch. It's from Avesthel. She did thorough stalking and superb crafting. Onwards with the photos of the greatness:


So, my theme was "The Weird & Strange & Bizarre & Odd". This was how it looked when I first opened it. I attempted to re-pack it at one point and failed. She crammed so much inside!




SO, she altered an old cabinet photo to suit my adoration for The Straaaange. The lady has antlers with Easter eggs dangling on them!!! She also has matchstick legs. And it's all painted a mustardy yellow- my favorite.


The contents were very thoughtful. She took ideas and inspiration from my pinterest and my etsy faves. Included were bobby pins and buttons to make button hair accessories. Beads and sequins. A button with a deer in it! And this is just half of it...


She also made me leaf earrings (That I wore today for Easter. They went perfect with my bunny ears!) And an extra leaf to make myself a pendant or ring. I also got a unique charm and a peace sign charm. A weird little stamp.

It was all just so wonderful. I loved it. I can only hope she'll like mine just as much!
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« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2013 11:11:41 PM »

I love that box from Avesthal!  That's a great altered photo!
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« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2013 11:31:29 PM »

Wow, love that bird on a tree box!   The pocket watch box is cool and the butterfly box is pretty!   Smiley

Thank you, amnesia!   Smiley

Onecrazymom and Susie Apple I'm really glad you both enjoyed your boxes and the goodies inside of them.    Cheesy   Onecrazymom, yes, that is a miniature acrylic/ink painting.   Smiley   
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« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2013 05:17:22 AM »

Just wanted to say that all the boxes so far have intrigued me!!

i love them all !!

makes me feel so uncreative!! haha!
from memory...
I love the bird in a tree - how pretty - what a great thing to have on a desk all the time to sit and gaze at!
The paper rose with red  paint -WOW!
The man's jacket ( i must confess i dont know who this guy is!!)
The button - fantastic!!
The material covered box!  looks great i love textures!
the mini portraits! and poppies - look just great!
The pillow with fringe is =just gorgeous!
sorry if i missed any out! i love them all!! Wink
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« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2013 02:17:18 PM »

i love the tree matchbox! so cool =)
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« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2013 03:02:58 PM »

Hi Glamis
glad you like it!  ps the safety eyes go with the shiny metal round things with holes in them( great descriptor arent i??) Smiley
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