Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy December and Friday Freebies!!

Love, love, love December!!
I got to open my very first giftie of JoAnne's Secret Santa Advent Swap!
So sweet! And I get to open another giftie tomorrow!!
Every day til Christmas!!
The rules were to alter two large matchboxes and stuff with 25 little gifties
and number them from 1 to 25 to be opened one each day til Christmas.
I love my Secret Santa aready
because she made this beautiful matchbox for me:

Oh, yes, you had me at velvet leaves and berries! :)

I am Secret Santa to our lovely hostess, JoAnne.
Because she did the Santa assigning,
there was really no way for me to be secret. is the matchbox I made for her:

The "house" lifts up and you can insert a flickering tealight within,
so that it looks aglow.
The vintage looking tree is actually a newish tree which I bleached,
then sprayed with glimmermist.

Here are her goodies:

I wanted to wrap them in a variety of wrapping,
the way gifts under the tree look.
I used some Christmas napkins for wrapping,
so that she could reuse them in her artwork.

Okay, okay, here are a couple of cute freebies
for your Christmas crafting:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!
Have a great weekend!

And pop over to Pink Saturday for some pink holiday loveliness!


JoAnne said...

What a wonderful bunch of Santa's in our group! That's a beautiful box you received and I can't say enough about how my Santa spoiled me! (Your box is featured on my blog the post before last.)
Thanks for the images Lorraine!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I'm traveling by 2's b/c my link is #132. I've been at the top and now moving to the bottom -- maybe I'll meet some in the middle! That's a very meticulous craft there. But so neat. Neat idea for exchanging of ideas and gifts. Isn't the box able to burn? How does it work w/the tealight candle? Or did I miss something? (very possible I did.) Glad I got to stop by! Thanks! Jenn

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great job you did! That's one fab swap! Lots of fun for days to come!
Thanks for visiting and HPS!

mercedes scott said...

Lorraine, your SS sure made beautiful boxes for you! Can't wait to see all the goodies she stashed inside... and your box for JoAnne was absolutely the most creative use of a matchbox I've seen! Beautiful AND functional :)

Laurie said...

Wow! Your beginning Secret Santa stuff is already mind blowing -- especially the amazing matchboxes you made for each other! So much beauty and talent showing there! I had to skip this particular swap because it was so extensive -- I take my hat off to everyone participating, wrapping all those little individual gifts and showering each other! I can't wait to see what you got!


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