Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just One More.

My very last post for 2011.
Back in November Sherry of Sherry's Simple Blog and I decided to do a swap with each other. Sherry chose the theme (Christmas Altered Altoids tin) and I chose the colours of red, white,
green, Gold and crystal for the buttons to go inside. We both shot off to ebay and managed to get our altoids tins and then were ready to go.
Here is my tin for Sherry. Painted green and covered in green felt on the lid with mica gold rubbed over the edges of the tin base. I covered the inside with cream satin. The berries are made from a strip of empty acorn casings painted white dipped in white snowflakes glitter and then small pieces of material fashioned into tiny balls and glued into the acorn shells. The flower was cut from red plush (non fray) material and blanket stitched in white around the petals with glass beads threaded together to make the stamen in the centre. The ivy leaves were stamped onto white sheeting, cut out, glossy accents applied and silver glitter sprinkled over.

Close up of the tin and below the selection of buttons.

I also made a selection of buttons up in shrink plastic but photos I took were no good. Der!!
Would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Tip Top Tuesday: Anything Goes.

Rainbows Lady's: Your choice.

Gingerloft: Christmas & Winter.

Secret Crafter: Anything Goes.

Here is the tin that Sherry sent to me. You can see further photos on her blog above.

I think Sherry may have been watching 101 Dalmations as that was how many buttons had been packed into the tin!!! Didn't I do well.

Just leaves me now to wish all of my followers a Very Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2012 and to thank you for stopping by and leaving me comments during the past year. Hugs Mrs A.


Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Just popping by from the Monthly Make. Wishing you a creative 2012 xx

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous last post, Mrs. A...your tin is so beautiful with all tiny details...hope the boys are doing well and that they are not afraid of the firework and rockets...wishing you and doc a happy, healthy and creative 2012!
xxx Margreet

Maureen said...

Two great tins, I'm sure Sherry was thrilled with hers - it's lovely!! Happy new Year Valery A and hope that arm of yours is soon back in working order and of course i'll be happy to swap with you anytime!!

Fiona said...

wow mrs A...gorgeous creation!! Love all the detail, it's fabby!!

Hope you and the Doc have a happy New Year.


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Mrs. A. Another of your fab creations, so beautiful and gorgeous colours too.
May I wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
With love, Sandra xx

CarolC1 said...

Loved the little tin. Shame we couldn't see your shrink plastic buttons though. Happy New Year to you, Eat, drink, and start the diet tomorrow.

Ali said...

They are cute :-) Happy New Year Mrs A xx

Jo said...

Beautiful tins. Looking forward to seeing more of your fab work throughout 2012 too :)
Happy New Year to you & the Doc, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Jo xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Mr A, Fabulous creations as always....all the best for the new year:) Sandra H

Sandra H said...

Sorry Mrs A it should read............silly me!!

Unknown said...

Sending you New Year Wishes for Health, Happiness, Success and creativity for 2012 xx

Susan said...

Beautiful tins Mrs A... I looove buttons!
Happy New Year to all at your home.
Can't wait to see what the 'Boys' get up to in 2012.

Thanks for all of your lovely comments throughout the year.

Susan xxox

Leanne said...

Happy New Year to you too.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A lovely idea, Mrs A. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Viv said...

Great altered tins from both of you! Happy New Year. x

Sunshine Girl said...

Happy New Year! Love the tin - think its fabulous what you have done with the acorns.

Rainbow Lady said...

Woo hoo soooo gorgeous and different I love it. Happy New Year and thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh so beautiful anasal discharge gorgeous each item looks
Wish you and your family a Happy New Year

Zue said...

Wishing you a very happy New Year with lots of creativity....and fun:)
Sue xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Fabulous tins! You ladies were so creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous little tin Mrs A, beautifully decorated and a real keepsake...who wouldn't love to receive such a delicious selection of buttons...I'm drooling lol! Happy New Year to you and the doc, I hope 2012 will be a very crafty one for you :) Donna ♥ x

Bettina L. said...

Such a beautiful ending to 2011. Love the tin and all those colour rich buttons. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Sherry said...

I loved our swap - and still can't believe what you did with the acorn casings - so creative! 101 - but mostly 'tiny' ones - lol!!

I'll send you a photo of the shrink plastic buttons in case you want to use it (not that it'll be any better than the one you took!)

Faye said...

Ooooh, totally loving your tin and Sherry's. BTW, poloychromos are pencils. :) xxx

Sheree said...

Thanks for your wonderful comment on our blog Craft A Scene! We look forward to you joining in on the fun... keep checking for tutorials although Shaz in Oz and Shaz Silverwolf are fabulous designers!

Do What You Love said...

Happy New Year Mrs. A! So happy to see your lovely thoughts on my blog - I will certainly be able to hop around and check out the things you've created. You inspire me greatly and I just love all the things you make - they are always so awesome! Thanks for being so special in my crafting world --- you're such an awesome lady! ;-)