Monday, April 7, 2014

Our World Our Art

Hello my name is Frannie & I am a grandma who loves to do different crafts & the altering of items, such as jars, bottles, paint brushes, boxes etc! 
I have been crafting with my daughter for a couple of years and it has been a blast! I enjoy every minute around our craft table. Thank you for joining me in this special International Blog-Wide Artistic Event! 
I am offering for my gift giveaway, a Large Altered Matchbox for Mothers Day!

 OWOA Gift Giveaway!
Matchbox is layered in lace, flowers, ribbons, and other findings from my craft stash. And a couple of coupons good towards a smile from mom.  
This one of a kind Matchbox is perfect for tucking away that special little gift for mom on Mothers Day.
Mothers Day Gift Box
Giveaway is open to all active bloggers worldwide!

To enter my gift giveaway leave a comment below, with a way I can contact you if you win.

Winner will be announced on Friday evening- April 18th! 

Thank You & have fun along your artistic journey! Fran


  1. Hello Fran, your altered matchbox is gorgeous, what a wonderful Mother's Day gift it'll make someone. Love the way you've embellished it. I've made a few altered matchboxes myself and always enjoy doing them.

    Hope you enjoy OWOA,

    Sherry x My OWOA post is here.

  2. I love how one can just look at their stash and just create a thing of beauty from it all. I love what you have done to the matchbox. It's so delicate and charming. I have been trying to find my way back to crafting after a rough year last year and OWOA has been so inspiring to me, and it's only just begun. So excited to meet more crafty people like you Frannie. I was looking at the rest of your blog and was so amazed at what you did to the paintbrushes. I never would have thought to use a paintbrush as art. Very creative idea. You have made me seen I need to look at things more carefully and see what else they can be used for rather than their intended purposes.


  3. Very sweeet~ love the Mother's Day theme.
    Marie @

  4. Oh Wow! How beautiful! Love the colors too!

  5. Nice to meet you, Fran!
    I am a Nana too! I see you are in 'An Altered Place' ning site. I must go see what it is like and most likely join too. Anything to whet my creative muse!
    Your matchbox is so very specially created.
    Here is my email in case I win!

    Thanks a bunch!
    Teresa in California

  6. Beautiful matchbox, Frannie! I love the butterflies and color scheme. I do mixed media and alter some things too, although lately mostly "altering" canvases. Happy Creating!
    Helen @ Natures Walk Studio

  7. The altered matchbox is beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  8. Hello Frannie! I'm Michaele, and I live in Kansas. Your lovely lilac matchbox is going to make someone very happy! I've often wondered what it would be like to decorate matchboxes: though I'm comfortable layering paper and cardstock together for crafts, adding additional textiles in an appropriate scale is something I still have to work on.
    I do hope you'll visit me at Twigs and Tulle over the next few weeks!


  9. Beautiful altered matchbox.. I love the colors.

  10. Hello Frannie and thank your for participating in OWOA.
    I love that you and your daughter craft together.....those are cherished times I'm sure. Your matchbox is so beautiful and full of heart...I am any Mom would love to receive such a keepsake gift.

  11. Love your altered matchbox. The colors are so beautiful. I know my MIL would love this as purple is her favorite color.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  12. Absolutely gorgeous matchbox, Fran! Beautiful details--you certainly have the creative flair for this, I was checking out some of your other photos, too!

    Happy OWOA to you!
    with a tiny journal

  13. OMG!! That matchbox is utterly entrancing! I would love to be able to gift it to my mom.


  14. Frannie, what a nice matchbox ! I wish I won it ! happy OWOA to you !

  15. I have never done any matchbox but you have done it so beautifully! Really hope I'll be lucky!

    munfoong5@yahoo ( dot ) com

  16. Hello Fran. It's lovely to meet you - I can't believe your box is a matchbox you have SO much on there. It's stunning!

    Please don't enter me into your giveaway - not because I don't love it, I do. But my Mum is sadly no longer here.

    Sad I missed the start of OWOA but loving reading all the entries anyway :)

    Carmen x