Nes's bloggy babble

Welcome everyone to my blog. Anyone who knows me will understand that Im not remotely boffy so its understandable that my blog is a bit of a mess. I have my blog mainly to allow me to copycat my friends who use theirs for displaying their crafty-wares. Im a bit of a sporadic blogger and often forget to save images of my work to post on my blog. I often forget I even have a blog sometimes.

About Me

My name is Nes - short for Agnes. Im Scottish living in South Wales for thirteen and a half years now. I have been forced into getting a blog cos everyone else I know has one and I felt left out. I'm pretty rubbish with computer stuff so often rely on my poor boffy mates to sort me out when I need help. Im not sure how well maintained this blog thingy will be but hey-ho I'll have a go! I am a member of a couple of different forums to do with crafting and also music festivals. I like people who are hunourous and who generally just make me laugh.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Katies Birthday Matchbox







This is my 3rd altered match box that I have done. I made it for Katies (aka Mzz P.) Birthday, I had to wrap it so her nosy mother couldn't sneak an advance viewing either. I wanted to do something that would suit someone young but not a child and she is a very good crafter herself. I also wanted something a wee bit vivid - hence the colours. I had great fun doing this I must admit. I inked up papers to cover the actual box and collaged and stamped various images for outside and inside. Then i just done the same with the tag..inked, stamped and collaged on both sides. The tag is an accordian style that folds up to fit back in the box (of course). I must say that i think the scans dont do it justice (its not often i would say something like that) but it does look much better in real life.

12 comments:

Mandy Chilvers said...

FANTASTIC!

LazyKay said...

Oh, Ilove this great images, especially that clown one, even though he might not be a clown.

You've added lots of lovely stuff to this since I last looked.

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Zuzu's Blog said...

OOO gorgeous..

errmmm Is there not a flaw in the "they wont see it" plan with it being here in your blog?? :-S

Heather Robinson said...

Oh how wonderful! Gorgeous colours and marvelous design!

Nes said...

Zuzu gingers already seen it but not in the flesh and Katies not looking at peoples blogs etc just now so she said it'd be safe to put up

Paula W said...

beutiful stamping and colouring!

Gillian said...

scrummy work on the matchbox and tag, vibrant and great stamping :)

Mike.LMP said...

scrupteous work there NES.....i'm struggling to do my first one

allotment lady said...

Wow - that is stunning - truly beautiful.

Ginger said...

This is lovely and when Katie tires of it (as if) I will be acquiring it - I think Hell will freeze over first LOL. So fingers crossed for global warming :-)

Heather Robinson said...

I'm always amazed by your altered matchboxes....there is so much detail in them.

Zuzu's Blog said...

if you dont get time to make a matchbox you could post this one up.. is super.... love the insidey bit too