Friday, May 6, 2011

Featured Things With Wings Artists & Some Spring Inspiration

Altering matchboxes in different themes is such a fun challenge that I recently started a flickr group to host swaps. Many of the participants upload photos of their creations to the group. I thought it would be nice to feature a couple from each swap here on my blog.
Our Things With Wings challenge was to create a box and fill it with goodies all related to anything winged.
Lorraine, of Over The Rainbeau created this sweet box

and Les, of Harmony Road Studio thrilled her partner with this beauty.

Our current swap is Treasures of the Sea. Participants can either fill their boxes with tiny sea treasures or create a vignette inside the box. Sign-ups for this swap are through May 15th. If you'd like to join us, the link to the flickr group is at the top of the sidebar.

In Heather's (Speckled Egg) Spring Inspiration Swap we exchanged the larger matchboxes.
From Samantha....

And from Jeannie of I Craft....

For my wonderful swap partners...

Wishing you all a happy and blessed Mother's Day!

I'm linked with Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound.


artistamyjo said...

They are all precious.
Happy Mother's Day to you,
Hugs, amy

Ann said...

so many beauties!! thanks for sharing these wonderful treasures!
Happy Mother's Day!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very nice and sorry I didn't do the "flicker" thing...I did do a post about mine not long ago!
Happy Mom's Day.

Lorraine said...

What lovely matchboxes you received, and the ones you made are delicious and dreamy! :)
Thanks for featuring my matchbox, I can't wait for the next swap! I posted your Sea swap button on my blog. Happy Mother's Day!


Carolyn said...

Hello JoAnne,

Happy Mother's Day. Thank you for visiting my blog and website. I greatly appreciate your kind comments. Have a wonderful day!

The Cranky Queen said...

Those little boxes are precious. I really like the nest one! Thanx for sharing...Tiffany

carlota said...

what a lovely fotos! Happy Mother's Day!

Cinner said...

They are all very precious. I hope you have your very best Mothers day. smiles.

liberal sprinkles said...

omgoodness, they are all so creative and pretty. Thanks for sharing what the participants made. I love the idea of remaking matchboxes!

Anonymous said...

Visiting via Pink Saturday even though it is now Sunday!!!
Adore your artwork.
Lynne (Blog is Adorn)

Terry said...

All of this match boxes are just incredible! Beautiful? Hope you have a most wonderful day!

Lynn Stevens said...

All so lovely, It was such fun to play along. Wish I was able to join in the next one but life has gotten in the way once more!
Have a Lovely Mothers day
hugs Lynn

Bren said...
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Bren said...

Hi... I love these altered matchboxes. I blog hopped into your blog... nice place!

Stephanie said...

Each one of these little boxes is a treasure! How creative you all are!! What fun to open and see all the special surprises inside.

Come over to my blog for a visit, I'm giving away something pretty!

Lesley said...

Ah JoAnne thanks so much for featuring my matchbox. These are very addicting to make.
I have mine all made and filled for the Seaside swap. Can't wait to mail it out.
Happy Mother's Day.
Les ♥

Mina said...

These are so beautiful, Joanne. I always enjoy seeing these gorgeous creations you ladies create. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day, my sweet friend!

2amscrapper said...

these are gorgeous treasures!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, so much awesome stuff!

Astridbears said...

beautiful!! I love your blog, it´s a inspiration for me and my work!
I'm your newest follower
have a wonderful day

Leny said...

Love your blog!!


Riki Schumacher said...

Soooo cute! Riki

Wateringen said...


Your blog is amazing!
I love vintage and romantic..
Please take a look into my world.


Dorthe said...

How sweet and beautiful,they all are,-and yours are so lovely,and romantic.
I hope your mothers day was a happy one.
xo Dorthe