Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just When You Think You've Seen Every Possible Way To Alter A Matchbox....

.....Someone, aka Lorraine, creates the incredible!

I have to tell you I am absolutely in love with this piece.

We're doing a Secret Santa Advent Matchbox Swap in my Flickr Group and because I'm the hostess my Santa can't be so secret. When you receive something so over-the-top wonderful, who cares!
The swap guidelines were to use 2 matchboxes in any way you wish. But who would ever believe a Christmas chalet complete with glitter, snow and a bottle brush tree?

We also filled our boxes with 25 wrapped little gifts, one to open each day in December until Christmas.
How much fun is it going to be to open these?

I've saved the best for last. See the holes punched in the house?Lorraine included a flickering tea candle to tuck inside. Though my camera doesn't capture it, that little touch makes this the most magical Christmas creation ever!
Big holiday hugs & kisses to my talented friend Lorraine!

20 comments:

Terri said...

Oh this is really lovely! So creative! What a fun swap to be in.
Hugs,
Terri

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW...that is so awesome! I'm so impressed! It's lovely.
Warmly,
deb

Jo said...

okay, that swap was completely delicious... you are one lucky swapper!!! I just love what your partner put together for you!

Becs said...

That is just amazing! Most original match box ever! Love it becs

lynn said...

what a beautiful box.. im with you. that is truly a work of art.. so gorgeous. im sure you will find something new in it.. every time you look at it. :)
i cant wait to get mine in the mail..
i hope you and your family have a blessed and happy holiday
big ladybug hugs
lynn

cri-cri said...

wow this is the most beautiful altered matchbox I ever saw ... you´ve been spoiled !! enjoy it ...

Sharon said...

Oh wow this is amazing!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Oh wow - how sweet!

PeggyR said...

That is lovely!

Nook & Cranny said...

Get the heck out!!
This is so creative, love it.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Sherry Edwards said...

That is absolutely fantastic JoAnne!

Dorthe said...

Oh it is truly wonderful, very special, how lucky you were to recieve this :)
xo,Dorthe

Kim said...

So beautiful and festive! What a wonderful swap!

mercedesscott said...

Holy cow! You lucky girl... Lorraine really outdid herself; true creative genius! I know that you are the perfect recipient for her lovely gifts; as you will truly enjoy each and every one. :)

Kasia said...

I love this! What imagination this took! :) Sweet!

Hugs,

debi huntsman said...

Oh, what a cute box! How very creative. One more day and we can start opening our little gifts! :)

Love your pretty new blog look!

Lesley said...

Wow, you are right JoAnne, to think this is created using 2 matchboxes, stunning. I love this idea. Very creative and ingenious.
Enjoy and I would say you got very spoiled.
Les xo

Erica said...

Wow! That's a lot of matchbox loot! Hope you get some great goodies.

Lorraine said...

Hi JoAnne...
Thank you for all the kind words...I really loved making this, and it was extra fun knowing I was making it for you! I'm really loving this swap, thanks for organizing it. And thanks to all for the nice comments!

xo

Mina said...

Oh my goodness, JoAnne! What a gorgeous creation! She did such an amazing job and I'll bet your little prizes are simply wonderful.