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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ALTERED TIN CAN AND HAPPY MAIL!!!

Happy Tuesday, family-friends!!!  I hope everyone is well and happily crafting!

Seems I just can't quite get back on track to a normal schedule these days; between my sister-cousin being home from the hospital and my aunt -- all the errands and running around is keeping me pretty busy.  Fortunately, I'm still getting in some crafting... YEA... it's just getting a project posted in a timely manner once it's complete!  Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.  So with that said...

Today, I want to share an altered tin can project and some happy mail from a dear, sweet blogging friend.

Let's start with my altered project first though.  I found this old tin candy can and decided to alter it as opposed to throwing it away.  I painted the can then added lace and flowers, bling trim, and painted wooden balls for the feet.  The clock on the front of the box is a bottle cap which I inserted a clock face into then enclosed with resin and the word "Time" on the top are stick-on letters.  I love how it turned out and I hope you do too!  Here it is:

Front view
 
Top and side view
 
Open for inside view 
 
Most of you probably have at least one of these candy tins around, so why not make it pretty.  Here's another one I found which I'll be doing soon:
 
 
 

Now, for my happy mail -- and what a wonderful gift and surprise!  This came from a sweetheart, Barbara, over at Beebeebabs:




The adorable personalized canvas bag I used the very same day I received it... lol; the badge-button (also personalized) at the bottom of the picture came in the velvet bag and has a mirror on the reverse side instead of a pin or button (isn't this clever?!), and the card is a keeper!!!  Thank you so very much, Barbara, I love it all!!!

Well, I'm off again but, of course, I'll be back as soon as I can.

Love you all, and I'll be seeing you...

45 comments:

Myrna said...

Audrey,
Such a beautiful restoration giving life to an old candy box.
Your happy mail is lovely. She is so talented.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such neat comments.
Myrna

Sonya said...

Love your altered tin...so very pretty! And what lovely happy mail--yay you!! :D

Helena Davis-Brown said...

Wow Audrey! I love this

Scrappin Sista said...

Just beautiful my friend!! I love it!!

Treva said...

Love it, you give a whole new meaning to "upcycle." Its beautiful, tfs and take care. Thank you for always taking the time to visit my blog!

Karon said...

Beautiful altered tin - love the cream and all the embellies. TFS

jessica said...

what a great project!! LOVE how that box turned out!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow... what a great idea! It turned out beautiful! Love your goodies! happy Tuesday my sweet friend!

Nana said...

Audrey this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I really truly love it. Love all the details. Is it for me?
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Rhonda Emery said...

so darn pretty, just a little headsup you have a surprise coming to you in the mail so be on the look out I mailed it Monday. hugs

QueenPam said...

Great attention to detail on the candy can! Love it.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Audrey I think if you are given a bit of lace..you will transform anything into a glamorous stunning work of art!!

lisa808 said...

Audrey,

Your altered tin can is absolutely stunning. It is so frilly and feminine. Love the clock face and time sentiment.

What a lovely and thoughtful gift you received from your sweet friend. The saying on the tote is super.

Hugs, Lisa

lovemypaper said...

Very cute tin box have fun with your happy mail.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I absolutely love this project! It is so pretty and more than fabulous! I love the colors too!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow Audrey absolutely beautiful as always - love your work and love your happy mail lol. Your very welcome - glad you like it!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

You are the queen of altered projects, Audrey! Take care!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I absolutely loved the detail. Such a fabulous tin. Thanks so much for sharing.

Paula

Norma said...

Oh how sweet to get happy mail and such a lovely card she sent:) Your altered tin can is simply gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing it:)
Hugs,
Norma

Marita said...

Wow, gorgoeus♥. I love all the details, stunning work♥.

Hugs, Marita

Melin said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Love how you took a regular old tin and made it SPECTACULAR! Clicking on the pics to see all the details...was amazing! Another fabulous creation my crafty friend!!!!
-Melin

Angi Barrs said...

WOWZA! That is a beautiful altered tin!

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful I love what you did with a tin can would have ever thought that is what this was. Have a great day, my friend- thanks for your sweet comments and for visiting me.
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Gary Rose said...

I LOVE your altered tin can Audrey. Looking at it I would have never guessed it had the humble beginnings of a old candy tin. All your altered projects are always great. Thanks for sharing.

Curt in Indy said...

Your altered tin is beautiful. This would make a wonderful wedding gift to hold a gift card in. I love how you alter things. Your happy mail was so thoughtful. I love how it was personalized with your name. Great stuff. Glad to hear your sister-cousin is home. Take more time for you! Hugs, Curt

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Whoa, this goes beyond altered...this is pretty darn amazing!!! Love how you take the everyday object and turn it into something so beautiful. Love your work!!
Susie

Scrapbookaholic Abby said...

So cute and elegant!! LOVELY!!!!

Brens Designs said...

As always, your talent amazes me. I so love everything you create. I am just beginning to be inspired to craft again and your site has helped to put the thoughts in my mind again. It has been too long since I have taken time to be create. God Bless and Love you my friend!

Bren

DIANA L. said...

Hi there I am just popping in to say Have a great week my friend.
hugs Diana

Stephanie said...

Audrey, this is gorgeous. You "alter" so beautifully.
Great "happy mail," too.

Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers, what a beautiful job on your altered tin! So pretty:)
Thanks so much also for popping over and leaving such sweet comments on my blog! You are so sweet and I really appreciate it!
Hugs,
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Audrey have just given a shout out about you in this post : Altered Tin

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Hey Audrey!! Love your project! It's so pretty. Barbara's happy mail package is too sweet. Thanks for stopping by my place to say hi.

Lisa said...

Hello my dear, sweet friend!! I've missed you while I was gone!! I hope you are doing well!! Your altered tin is just stunning!! Wow!! I am in awe!! The lace and bling looks amazing!! You never cease to amaze me with your work!! You are so talented!! And what a sweet gift from Barbara!! She's so awesome!!

Thank you so much for visiting me while I was gone!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Huge hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Raven B said...

Oh my goodness girl these are beautiful. Great job!!!

hugs,
Raven

Reusing with Quilling said...

Such gorgeous up-cycling of the simple tin !! Its very pretty .Thanks for the Inspiration ,now I will go hunting for old tins :D !!

Amber Holder said...

Great altered tin! I altered a tea tin to hold bits in my craft room and just LOVE it! Seeing your project reminds me I should make more little altered bits :) I love your new bag, that saying is so funny - and true too.

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

A Creative Operation said...

Very Pretty! I love it!!

Marlene said...

OMG Audrey, this altered tin is gorgeous, I love it.
xxx
Marlene

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Audury, am your new follower, gone thru' a whole lot of your projects in two days. love your altered projects !!
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Terry Oulboub said...

Oh Audrey, how beautiful this is! I love this altered tin with the clock piece,girl! The lace is gorgeous, so very gorgeous! You're right, we have those tins and I was wondering what to do with the one I have! I love what you did! You're so awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are such a sweetie - hope you are doing well. I love that you can be Florence Nightingale and still have time to craft - you're awesome,lady! :-)

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is just amazing, Audrey! I love the way you think. Not only is it beautiful, it's clever and useful.
Imagine, a clock from a bottle cap!
I'm blown away.
Hugs,
Patti

lovemypaper said...

Popping by to say hi!

DIANA L. said...

Just me saying high again.

Curt in Indy said...

Hey Kiddo! Just checking in to see how you are. Hope all is wonderful in your world. Hugs, Curt