Thursday, 18 March 2010

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Money Box


I made this wooden money box for the little girl of the lady who runs my new local craft shop. Molly is 8 and has just finished reading Alice in Wonderland and loved it. I used the stamps from the Oxford Impressions Classic Alice set from LB Crafts. You can't really see in the photos but the background paper is pink, sponged around the edges with pale blue. The scrabble letters were darkened with Distress Ink, edged in black, and covered with glossy accents. Some of the images are on brayered glossy card stock and others on shrink plastic.

The box has a slot in the top for money and the base pulls out like a drawer, with a little knob, so I decorated both sides of this base, the outside with the Queen of Hearts, and the inside with the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. One of the other companies who do an Alice set had the Mad Hatter putting the Dormouse into the tea pot, which I loved, so I tried to piece together this imagery with the stamps I had, and the text from a copy of the book from a charity shop.

The White Rabbit's pocket watch is from the Artistic Stamper Time and Keys set, on shrink plastic, with a piece of ball chain.

I hope Molly likes it - her Mum thought she would.

29 comments:

  1. im sure she will adore it - what a fab money box Lucy !

    love how you have designed this .
    hugs
    maddy x

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  2. well if Molly doesnt like I'll have it! a wonderful creation Lucy

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  3. Cute money box Lucy....and I will never bore of ALice :O))

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  4. Adorable little box Lucy. I'm sure the little girl will love it, x

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  5. This is wonderful! I'm certainly not tired of Alice. I'm still working on my paper bag album, one page/one challenge at a time!

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  6. Oh, I love this! So many wonderful Alice images to play with!!!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  7. OMGosh, this is so special! How beautiful, you did a really Fab fab job on this, she will love it! hugz

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  8. Beautiful project, Lucy!! Love the attention to detail in this box - just gorgeous!

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  9. It turned our lovely Lucy, I'm sure Molly will love it. xxx Hazel.

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  10. Tired of Alice? NO WAY. This is over the top wonderful and I'm sure she Loves it!

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  11. Stunning. Your work is such a joy to look at and so inspiring. xx

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  12. Wow, what a great box!!! ANesha

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  13. Fab money box Lucy, AIW is one of my favourite story books of all time !

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  14. Hi Lucy - thanks for visiting my blog - I'm not sure if I live near you or not - where do you live? You can email me at jonandfiona85@btinternet.com and we can swap addresses - I sometimes meet up with Karen Missy K for coffee in Winchester and we're always happy to meet other crafters x

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  15. Hi Lucy - your work is amazing! You asked me to email you but I can't see how to so please could you contact me at penmcfrenzy@ntlworld.com.
    Thanks for visitng my blog and your comments.

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  16. If I had such a money box I would definitely save my pennies! No, not all my pennies as I am so in need of more stamps LOL. I am not bored with AIW. Lynne x

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  17. It turned out brilliantly Lucy! Molly will adore it! xx

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  18. I love how you altered that money box!!! Great job!!

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  19. It's lovely I am on the waiting list with LB for this stamp set! lol

    Love Dawn xx

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  20. fab lucy. what a great set of stamps and you've coloured them beautifully.

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  21. As long as the money always gets bigger and bigger rather than smaller and smaller you're on to a winner! I'm sure its new owner will be thrilled with it - lovely job!

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  22. Beautiful money box Lucy and even more stunning in real life. I can't wait to try out my Alice stamps although it will be many moons till I can make something even half as good as this x

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  23. I'm sure Molly will love the money box, it's brilliant! Thanks for the comment by the way...I've been trying to sign up to your blog several times and it hasn't worked...think I've cracked it now though!
    Sue
    x

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  24. I luv it...clever goddess you hee hee x

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  25. Wow! it is fan dabby dosey a real winner! XX

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  26. Wow - this is SO cool! I'm a big "Alice" fan, so love your stuff!

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  27. Molly loved the Alice money box and coundnt wait to place it in pride of place in her bedroom.thank you very much Lucy

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