Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Mother's Day


What a glorious day we have had here in Sunny Wales.  Quite warm too!

Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers whether you be "mother" to people or the fur and feather kind.  I had some lovely flowers in a jug, a new Boofle and a card from Dobby and the Girls.  Funny, not sure who wrote the card, but the writing looked familiar!  I popped down to see my Mum and Dad today along with my homemade "card".  Not exactly a card but a box.  A match box recycled....

And here is a close up.....
I well and truly hit the Snippets Box to make this.  The large white flowers and the small "peony/roses" were made using Sizzix dies. I don't mind telling you that the roses were a bit of a PITA!  Each petal is cut individually and has to be shaped and attached individually!  

And a longways shot.

I also made one for MIL who just rung me to say thanks.  I had to giggle as she asked why Mr Hettie was going to work so early.  I then reminded her that she ought to put her clock forward!  

The butterflies are K&Co and the little paper flowers with yellow dots are all Hero Arts and are VOS indeed.  I used Tonic dies as well as Signature Dies - Ivy.  Some Snippets of lace, a Papermania stamp, Liquid Pearls and Cordinations card, Tim Holtz Adore ticket and knob for the drawer. 

As I mentioned earlier this contains Snippets so I am popping into the Snippets Playground.  The Butterfly Challenge this week is for Yellow so I am fluttering by there too!

Thanks for calling by.  I am hoping now the pressure is off to get my quilt finished I can get around to seeing you more often now.




butterfly said...

Oh, lovely, lovely... a garden in (and on) a matchbox! Brilliant M's Day idea, and beautifully done.
Alison x

Sue said...

Oh soooooooo lovely Sam huggles Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous creations, would never have thought in a million years of using an empty match box to make something crafty, that's why you are so very creative.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful idea! I bet they were thrilled to bits with it. I love that there are so many different types of flowers...just like there would be in a garden.

I am going to show this to Little Miss C. She will love it and want to try to re-create it. I was thinking of showing her a fairy garden in a teacup (with really miniature flowers) to make for her Mum for Mothers Day is May...but I will show her this much nicer and will last longer!!!

Cathy said...

Wow Hettie, this is really beautiful and probably tiny in real life if it's the same size match box as we have over here! It's a stunning miniature garden, Cathy x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there, sorry I'm late in replying but have been down at Dads. Went down in my Jeep, came back in a tow hoo, looks like the gears have seized...sob, s'gonna be expensive.......
Love your card/matchbox.... Very pretty indeed :-)
LLJ xxxx

lisa said...

Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day Sam, it certainly sounds like both your Mum's did too, what beautiful boxes. I bet they were thrilled. I forgot to take photos of mine to my Mums!!!! But got a lovely one from DD which I must blog!
Could do with some of your sunshine please, it's been cold and misty here all weekend!!They keep saying it's been the warmest weekend of the year....well not here it ain't!!
Have a good week.
hugs Lisax

Di said...

Oh how clever Sam! Gosh you really do have a lot of patience as working in miniature must have been really fiddly (or PITA as you put it) - but WHAT a result!! Blown me away here!



Sarn said...

Absolutely GORRRRRRJUS Honey. xxx

Irene said...

Oh my word Sam, what a wonderful and gorgeous box and present. I would never thought is was a matchbox.
The flowers are amazing. A minature garden in a matchbox.

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous Hettie but please do tell me that isn't a titchy sized matchbox? Going bonkers here trying to work out how you managed to get all those flowers/butterfly/ words on otherwise!! . Thank you for fluttering by with this exquisite box. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! All the work that went into these lovely boxes of loveliness!!!! Those are some fancy flowers and greenery. So wonderful!!!

Darnell said...

What a treasure, Sam! And to think you made two of them! What a lot of love and work went into them and what a lot of snippets you used! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Hettie,
now who is the recycling Queen with this superb creation.
What a really fab idea, and very beautifully made may I say so.
I bet your Mother was over the moon with it.
I have just become your follower, as I tried before I visited Wales, but Google was playing up.
I am having trouble with my neck and the top of my spine, so if I don't visit your lovely creations very often please excuse me.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hettie what very industrious worker you are with all those snippets, fabby work! and beautiful to boot for mothers day!
Shaz in Oz.x

Elizabeth said...

These little boxes are pure delight. I love all the detail you have managed to get into such a miniature make. Elizabeth xx