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Monday, 15 November 2010

Not another matchbox!


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

14 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Sherry I'm a sucker I really am. How could I not go have a look see and join in! So, looking on the calendar if I can just move Cristmas out to February I an do this easy peasy no probs!

Meggymay said...

Another gorgeous box Sherry. Hope to participate in this swap.

PetraB said...

I love your altered match boxes, and this one is particularly beautiful. Love the heart with the wings, it looks so delicate and elegant.

Maureen said...

Really lovely Sherry!

Terry said...

I have to tell you, that I am extremely impressed with your altered match boxes. This is incredible and I can't believe you even decorated the inside!! The heart is is fabulous also! Wow!!!

Createology said...

I love your altered matchboxes and the lovely winged heart ornaments. Very beautiful and clever my dear. Happy swapping...

Healing Woman said...

This is so wonderful. Sherry, how in the world do you ever keep up with all these swaps?? You do a fantastic job and you leave me reeling in wonder.

sassy said...

love it love it....one dcer made one for me ages ago and wow talk about minature well done on a fabulous stunning tiny project..hugs sassy xxx

Malissa said...

It turned out beautiful!

Ira said...

I love altered boxes and love how your matchboxes turned out, they're gorgeous! TFS, Ira

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorjuss!!!!

Sam said...

Beautiful box! It is so detailed and I love the fabric heart, what a perfect gift!

Doone said...

Hi Sherry, my ATC arrived - thank you very much it is gorgeous and I love what you have done with the matchbox.

dx

Clair said...

Matchboxes are one of my all time favourite things to alter - so tiny, so cute and so quick (generally!)

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, by the way x