Thursday, 11 July 2013


Hello my lovely visitors, I just made a quick.
altered cigar box. My sweet buddy Tonniece had
given me 11 lovely stamps just cause
 she is very giving.
I had them in a zip lock bag and decided they need
a box, which I have a few of  :)..
I cut up a 12x12 sheet and a few extra bits.
Stamped a few of them edged them in ink.
Even tried some light stamping, not LOL I  didn't
stamp until after I attached 2 sides, stamped it first
I was looking for a button to add for the tab I made to
make it easier to open, my friend Jan had given me some
old buttons, I saw a beige one and when I looked at it, tried
to see the writing, put my magnifying glasses on, it said
Cambridge Clothes. This was a men's clothing makers in
Hamilton where I live. the company has been in our downtown
area since I was a kid, yes a very long time ago.
I didn't wan to put anything on it since I would be handling it.

The Chinese Lady on the inside lid I got from my DS Sandy.
loooove her..

I left 2 of the sides inside blank, I really liked the
box before I covered it..
Thanks so much for your visit
 and have a wonderful creative day..
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Redanne said...

I like how aged the box looks and that tab/button opening is a clever idea. Really love the stamps on the top of the box too. Hugs, Anne x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I so love what you've done with this box, Dianne - the stamps are really sweet and the colours are lovely. Like Redanne, I love the way you've aged it. This is a great idea for storage too. Your home must be an Aladdin's Cave of little treasures! Julie Ann xx

Terry said...

Note to self that I really need to visit here much more often! I am always so impressed with your creations! I have a couple of Cigar Boxes just waiting! This is adorable and I just love those sweet images! BTW, thank you so much for always taking the time to comment on AO's blog! That means so much to me! Hugs!

butterfly said...

This is just lovely, Dianne - such a wonderful fairytale and mystical feel to it, lovely papers and stamping!
Alison x

Shelby said...

What a cool way to repurpose that box!! It turned out awesome and the use for it is just perfect.


Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous altered creation - William Morris would be proud that it is both practical and beautiful!
The muted colours are so soothing and wonderful stamps.
So much nicer than a zip lock bag!

Sue Lelli said...

Dianne, you made this altered cigar box look AMAZING! LOVE it! And LOVE how you kept some of the inside natural! FAB project GF!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty box Dianne. Love the fairy/oriental style images. Hope you are having a great weekend

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning box Dianne, great stamping and a wonderful aged colour. Love the little button tab opening thingy, such a clever idea!

Annie said...

Fabulous project Dianne and so cool to keep your stamps in it. I so love oriental images and have not played with my oriental stamps in a while..........mmmmm maybe they need airing.

Thank you too for visits to my blog, your comments are so appreciated.

Crafty Hugs

Annie, your newest follower

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Julia Aston said...

What a great place you created to store your lovely stamps! That's a great cigar box and a wonderful way to repurpose it!

Victoria said...

Wow my lovely friend..always such treasures to behold and enjoy! Marvelous!! So the soft color palette too..very striking and magical! the inside of the box is wonderful too..always fabulous visiting here! Shine on my creative friend!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Dianne, hope you are well. Gorgeous altered box, fantastic transformation. Wonderful use of imagery. I would also like to say a huge THANK YOU for your motivating comments on my blog, you are always so kind and I would like to say I truly appreciate everyone of your visits. You motivate me to continue to work hard. Tracy x x

Jenn Bedient said...

What a wonderful altered box! Love the aging, and the stamps you've used are so pretty. I have got to find some boxes to try this- such a practical and fun storage idea. Hope you are doing well my friend! Sent you an email earlier today :)

Big hugs!

- Jenn

Candy C said...

Dianne...your altered cigar box is awesome! All of those stamped images that your friend gave you made a fantastic box. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about the 8x8 canvas. I have NO CLUE why you can't receive my blog feeds....bizarre! <3 Candy

Kate said...

A lovely box. I love all your fairy images but my favorite is the Chinese lady. Love it!

Anita Houston said...

COOL altered box! I love the images you used! The papers inside are great too, so practical!

Gio said...

Hello dear!

You transformed this box! Love the papers you used and the stamped images.
A piece to be proud to show in your craftroom!

Have a creative day, gio

iris said...

toujours de magnifiques bricolages
un jolie façon de transformer
une jolie boite
très belle
le dessin est superbe
très belle journée
merci de votre visite ♥♥♥♥
j'aime tellement les commentaires
comme je suis un peu malade , cela
me permets d'avoir du contact
edith (iris)

Jan Ltc said...

This looks fantastic well done xx Jan (94)

Anonymous said...

My daughter bought me a couple of cigar boxes a few weeks ago. I think she's trying to get me to sit at my art table again. :) I keep looking at them for altering but they are so beautiful already. I might try altering one which is more plain than the other...soon.
It's always so fun to visit with you, Dianne. As usual, I like to take my time and enjoy every detail. Perfect tour today.