Sunday, February 22, 2015

Valentine Beauties!

Here are the ever so lovely Valentine Beauties I received from swaps hosted by Vintage Dragonfly

My darling, iconic Valentine's Day snippet roll from Karla Jackson

Don't you love Karla's idea using a key ornament as the base of 
her snippet roll?

Hearts, flowers, lace, cupid...LOVE!
Thank you Karla for my PRECIOUS snippet roll!

My 2nd Valentine's Day was my gorgeous matchbox swap from

It was filled with lots of beautiful treasures as well as some extra treasures too big to fit in it.

Thank you Tabitha for my BEAUTIFUL Valentine's Day matchbox and all its treasures!

 Thanks again to JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly for hosting such marvelous swaps!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Swaps

I'm always pleased and excited to participate in JoAnne's

This Valentine's Day, I joined her altered matchbox and
snippet roll swaps.    

Here is my altered matchbox
Days before I began creating this matchbox, I found a set of four vintage red sequins heart at an estate sale...
I knew I wanted to use one on my matchbox.

The vintage Mother of Pearl heart trim piece was one of many that I scored at a local antique shop.  It's creamy sheen is lovely!

This end of the matchbox offers a lovely cherub.
Do you see her beautiful wings?

 The other end is a vintage image of sweethearts kissing.

All sorts of Valentine's Day treats & goodies nestled inside waiting for delivery.

This precious bag was used as gift wrap for my matchbox.  It is made from vintage linens.  A vendor at a local vintage shop makes and sells these bags.  They are too good to pass up as she offers them at incredible prices and her handwork is wonderful!

So, that is my matchbox that was sent off recently to its
new owner.
My second swap was a snippet roll.  This was my first snippet roll.
I could be hooked on them!
I used an x-large wooden spool that once housed 2" muslin ribbon to wrap the snippet around.  I applied the same vintage Cupid image to both ends, added some glimmer spray and inks.

The unveiling from top to bottom, front to back
Mon amour... My love

Snippets of different ribbons, fabrics, laces, tulle, paper, photos, textile trims, beads, Mother of Pearl, Rhinestone & flowers were used in creating these snippets of love.  

Again another sweet bag for gift wrap and off to it's new owner.

I received my snippet swap and I'm waiting for my matchbox swap to arrive.
I am eager to share them with you soon!