Thursday, November 25, 2010

Altered Matchboxes :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends on the other side of the pond :-) Hope you all have a lovely day with your family and friends :-)

Tammy our teamie on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge challenged us to decorate a matchbox and fill it with crafty goodies for another teamie :-) I was paired up with Joey and this is the box I made for her.

I used my new Hero Arts Down the Chimney stamp and attempted to make it look like Santa was descending into the box delivering pressies ,,, that was my theme anyway !! lol :-)The papers are from a Basic Grey Jovial pad and I used a Martha Stewart Icicle punch and Himalayan snowflake punch. The sentiment is also from a Hero Arts sentiment set and a Digi one made by Tammy. I used black glitter on his boots and crystal glitter everywhere else and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops too. The drawer handle is a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener

The next box was made for Joey's Daughter, Syd,,, who is also very crafty :-) For this one I used My Minds Eye papers and the image and snowflakes are the die cuts that came with the 12X12 pad. I added glitter to her coat trims for sparkle :-) I added a few Dew Drops and the drawer handle is a pearl brad.

Challenges :
Charisma Cardz ,,,, One for the Girls
Crafty Creations ,,,,,
Creative Card Crew ,,,,, Treat Boxes/bags
Bunny Zoe Crafts ,,,,,, Christmas but NO cards
Die Cut Dreams ,,, Anything BUT a card
Lets Ink It Up ,,,,, Recycle It ( matchboxes)
Stamptacular Sunday ,,,,A Time for Giving ,,, no cards
Our Creative Corner,,,,,,Holiday 3D Project
Secret Crafter ,,,,, Handmade Christmas Gifts
The Stamp Man ,,,, Christmas + Tim Holtz (hitch fastener)
Moving Along with the Times ,,,, More than one fold, (thanks Hazel x)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)


Sweetncrafty Gal said...

oh lols these are fantastic!!! love em!!! thanks for playing at charisma good luck!! xxx

uksharon said...

This is fantastic - what creativity.
Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are both brilliant Lols. Mmm Heidi has been telling me about her matchbox makes and whats she is doing with them. You could enter them in MAWTT as its more than 1 fold this week Hxxxx

Anne said...

They're both gorgeous Lols, you made a terrific job of them
Anne x

Helen said...

These are fab Lols! Great gift for those crafty friends! :0)
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Sue said...

Hi hun
two fabulous boxes i luv the santa with all his glitter, beautifully decorated, sue,x

Joey said...

Hun we absolutely ADORED our boxes, thankyou so

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lorraine,
These are just fabulous creations. I love this idea. The embellishments and images are beautiful. Great crafting.
Fiona x

Suzanne said...

what a fab idea and gorgeous boxes x

Annie said...

What a fabulous idea Lorraine. I love them.
Ann xxx

LilyPuss Cards said...

Wow..they are really gorgeous and have giving me lots of ideas for christmas and

Unknown said...

Oh Lorraine these are absolutley gorgeous, fantastic detail and what great little Chrissy gift. Thanks for sharing at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Unknown said...

Oh Lorraine these are absolutley gorgeous, fantastic detail and what great little Chrissy gift. Thanks for sharing at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Lisa Jane said...

what agreat fun matchboxes ... i love santa dissapearing head first down the chimney
Thanks for sharing them at MAWTT this week
Good luck
Lisa ;)

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lorraine

Brilliant idea and love both your projects. thanks for sharing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous gift

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

These are both fabulous projects!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing them with us at Crafty Creations challenge!

Debs said...

Oh Lols these are stunning - I love them!
Have a fab day
Debs xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lorraine,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

What a clever design with the matchbox!! These are so adorable!! HUGS

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

These matchboxes are just super cool!!! I love the Santa trying to sneak in to deliver the goodies for your Teamie :) Fabulous idea! Thank you for joining us at LIIU ;) Hugs x

Curly said...

Wow Loraine, what a fabulous gift, a beautifully decorated box of choccies,

Thanks for joining us this week at the SCSC110 Handmade Christmas Gifts,
Good Luck with the Challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x

Unknown said...

Hi Lols,
Wow hun what a fantastic idea for a little gift - must remember these!! Thank you for joining our Anything but a card challenge at Die Cut Dreams this week.
DAwn x

Karita said...

Your matchboxes are great! Especially I love the first one, it has so funny image ;)

These are wonderful ideas for christmas gifts :)

Thank you for joining us at this weeks SSC and hope to see you again :)


Anonymous said...

Lorraine these are brilliant , love both of them, what a great idea, is there a pattern? Xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two gorgeous boxes.


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi hun, you know that I really love these and am so pleased that you have entered into our challenge over at MAWTT, good luck and thanks for sharing them again, hugs Heidi xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh my gosh those are cute! I just love the idea of the easel on top of the box and your Santa stuck in the chimney image is just too cute!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Claire said...

How gorgeous are they?? Wow, I love your little matchboxes, they are adorable! Thanks for sharing them with us at LIIU and good luck
claire xx

Leah l'Orange said...

love these little boxes! the easel card topper is a fun touch! thanks so much for sharing these with us at Charisma, Lorraine! xo

Katy Myhre said...

These are adoreable! Great job!

Susie Sugar said...

Lols these are to cute adorable darling
Thanks for joining in our challenge at Die cut Dreams this week
hope you'll pop back tomorrow for some more fun
Hugs Susie & the Dream Team xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous project Lorraine, fantastic work. Thankyou for joining in our challenge at MAWTT this week.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love your creations - the pink one is my fave. Great colour schemes!