I didn't think I'd be altering any more matchboxes this year (after the 25 I did for A Swap For All Seasons a couple of months ago), but the final challenge of the year on my favourite Flickr swap group Art 'n' Soul is for just that ie "alter a matchbox and put a tiny surprise for your swap partner inside".
The matchbox I altered isn't one of the tiny ones - it measures approximately two by three inches (when closed). I decorated it with scrapbook papers and rub ons from La Blanche, gold lace trim and a couple of holly buttons also duly altered.
My gift also isn't all that 'tiny'! It's a stuffed fabric heart with wings and a charm. The fabric I cut using Tim Holtz Alterations 'Heart Wings' die by Sizzix. I thought this would make a nice little decoration for the Christmas tree.
On the other side I used a couple of the poinsetta flowers I made a few weeks ago with an embossed flower punch. You can also see the reverse side of the heart and the red embossed mock velvet fabric.
Here's what it looks like inside the matchbox (the inside is decorated with Christmas sheet music coloured with shimmery gold Perfect Pearls, but you can't see it in the photo)
The closing date for this swap isn't until 11th December, so there's still plenty of time if you want to join in!
Thanks for looking x