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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Recycling at TioT

Hi Folks, This fortnights challenge at Try it on Tuesdays is - Recycle It - and we would love to see what you recycle and your finished project .

For my piece of recycling, I used 2 empty matchboxes left over from Christmas, unfortunately, I started sticking them together and then remembered to take my first photo!               

So from this to this.....

I have seen quite a few altered boxes, so that was my inspiration for this challenge, I didn't look to see if there were any tutorials on altering, I just worked it out from the size of the boxes, and so easy. I now know where my little charms are!

I hope you will join us and share your Recycling  with us, and if you need any inspiration, my fabulous teamies have come up with some wonderful ideas, so please pop over here and take a look.
I am entering this at:
  Creative Creations challenges - Letter B - for Box
  Make it Monday - Anything Goes
  Tammy's Scrapin corner - Anything but a Card
  Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  SugarCreek Hollow - An Altered State

That's it for now, hope you're all managing to keep safe and warm, its hard to believe its  -  officially Spring!

Avril xx


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous idea and a great use of the empty match boxes.

Monique said...

That's a great idea, I'm going to have to burn more candles, just to get the empty matchboxes =)

brenda said...

Super recycling Avril, we should all do more of it I think.

B x

sandee said...

Matchboxes!! I was wondering what kind of boxes they were! Fabulous project!! Love those little scissors too, hee hee waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Brenda Brown said...

A great place to keep those little charms Avril, the boxes are beautiful together and so functional.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Pia S said...

Wonderful recycling of boxes and such a great way to store your charms! Beautiful!

Patricia said...

What a great idea, I have a couple of big match boxes I was keeping for the kids to do something with. Must go and have a look to see if I could conjure up something as good as this.
Very pretty I love it.

Patricia xxx

Lisa Jane said...

what a great idea - the match boxes look a lot nicer this way lol
Lisa x

butterfly said...

Such lovely storage you've created for yourself - a really beautiful transformation!
Alison x

Netty said...

loving the alteration and now you have a practical storage system. x

Julia S-W said...

I had to laugh when you said about forgetting to take the photo - I do that all the time!
I think you've given your match boxes a wonderful makeover and the fact that they are useful too makes it even better in my book.

Meggymay said...

Super recycling idea Avril and so useful. The box and drawers look gorgeous,
Yvonne x

Patti P. said...

Adorable...I need one of these for my small charms. Love your papers and text....lovely job on your alteration.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Patti SCH/DT

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

These are gorgeous Avril. I have never seen anything like this. So cute. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


Tammy Ortiz said...

Wow, I just simply Adore your Design.
This week I am so seeing projects not like a card.
I love your creativity.

Thanks for visiting and entering this week's challenge.

we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

Shirley-anne said...

Wonderful recycling project .Beautiful decorating .
thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

My name is Cindy said...

Fantastic idea!! Great recycling project, Cindy

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely alterations, Avril!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Christine L said...

Oooh how fabulous is that?? What a brilliant creation Avril... you certainly have posher match boxes than we do... but they look so good now you've 'altered' them!

Christine x

ScrappinFabPam said...

Absolutely love this.. Every embellisment is super.. Thanks for joining us over at TSC.

Pam DT

May said...

What a fabulous idea, Love this creation, thank you for the inspiration I will try this one for sure... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and BRILLIANT!! I'm kicking myself now as I threw my empty boxes out grrr!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.



Alexa said...

Great project for your up-market march boxes!! It's a cool upcycle! x

Denise Fletcher said...

this altered piece is GORGEOUS!