Sunday, 3 May 2009


For this months altered swap over on Flickr's GAS MAMMA the chosen theme is seaside and to alter a tin.

So far i have altered an altoid tin, and the bottom half of a cigar tin.


This is of Blackpool, UK, and the sand and shells that i used were collected from Blackpool beach


The vintage advert to the left, shows how the circus ring fills up with water for the Grand Finale. I was absolutely mesmerised as a child.

Showing all the ephemera that goes along with the tin

on the far right is a copy of a seaside cut out that was used by families whereas each family member put their heads through the cutout, and had their photo taken.
Also included are some small versions of saucy british postcards, as well as a current Brand New one of today showing thefamous Blackpool lights.

I also altered the bottom half of a cigar tin

Last night, in honour of MAMMA Flickr groups 100th member, i gave an online party, to celebrate.
Everyone brought their own drinks, a firework display was given, and i set numerous tasks for them to winprizes of a paintings etc of mine.
The main prize was a Zetti doll. For this i set a challenge of making an ATC celebrating MAMMA's 100th member and they had 60 minutes to do it in. Ernie, (hubby) drew a name out of a hat, and it was Sherry.

here's the main prize won by her.


nfaband said...

Such beautiful work as always Margaret ... you are so talented. I wanted to also let you know that I've sent Benita a message about your trouble getting into CHW, hopefully she'll hae some help or an answer for you.

Hope you're well ... talk to you soon.

JafaBrit's Art said...

What wonderful fun seaside tins, I almost smell the seaside and feel the excitement. I loved the cheesy saucy british seaside cards and rock candy. LOVE the doll too :)

Sherry said...

Well Margaret, the Zetti doll is now sitting on my craft desk - she's absolutely wonderful - so much work has gone into her and I can't thank you (and Ernie!) enough! Once again, a very big THANK YOU xxx

Mieke said...

Great tins!!!

vintagelaundress said...

Marvelous job!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.