Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Altered Tin! Matchbox Ornament! Freebies!!

Hello Friends!

Hoping you all had a lovely Thanksgiving with your families!

Are you feeling the crunch from having one less week between
Thanksgiving and Christmas this year?
I sure am, and I tried to get an early start by
crafting, crafting, crafting!

For our November Paper Soiree meeting
we were to alter TAZO tea tins.
I really had fun with this:

I sprinkled the tree with mica flakes and topped with a little red birdie.
The Believe is a glittered wooden embellishment.
I covered the tin with music paper
and cut out images from my favorite Christmas paper from last year,
 "All is Bright",
which you can now find in a big pad at Michaels.
I attached a large glittered snowflake in the front and back,
and glued the images on the snowflake.
The back is embellished as well, I just forgot to take a pic of it.
And of course I added lace, tinsel, pearls and glitter!

The tin is a perfect size in which to store these beautiful
tags, which Marti showed us how to make
in her make-n-take:
A closer view:

 The ornaments are a Tim Holtz die which I already had,
so I came home and made bunches of them!

I also made up a bunch of matchbox ornaments
like this one:

I do have more to show you, I just want to wait a bit
until the recipients receive their gifties.

Here's some freebies for your Christmas crafting:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!
More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of great ideas at Show and Tell Friday.!  
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday!
Creative living, decorating, and craft  ideas at Inspired Sunday!
Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Vintage creativity at Knick of Time Tuesday!
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Lovely, cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!
Christmassy crafts at Christmas Categorically Crafting Show!
Creative Christmas crafts at Creating Christmas!
  ♥♥♥Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
  Have a great week!


Jeanie said...

Lorainne, these are incredibly beautiful! What a grand swap group you have! I couldn't tell you for a second which I like best! But you remind me -- I have a ton of tea tins and I just use them for storage. Maybe it's time to foof them up with some pretties!

Speaking of which, thanks for the graphics! They are terrific!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Lorraine! I love your ornaments!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Just love your creations, they're wonderful! I'm thinking of crafting with a tea tin after seeing yours.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Such beautiful, intricate work on the tin....it is so precious! I just love the Victorian style...I visited your shop and love the variety of papers. Visiting you from Pink Saturday.

Ruth Weston said...

So cute! I'd love to cover my tree with these. You are so clever!

May said...

Gorgeous creations...the altered tin is amazing....Thank you for the freebies.... Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Vintage love. They are all so gorgeous.

Laura Turner said...

Your work is gorgeous! Thank you for the freebies too. You are welcome to link up any time with Inspired Sunday. Your beautiful creations bring inspiration to us all. (I've been saving one of those Tazo tins--guess I better get busy!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow, such gorgeous projects! Love the vintage christmas tags, spotted them on MIM xx

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lorraine, your ornaments are wonderful. Thank you for sharing the graphics too. So enjoyed my visit and stopping by from Inspired Sunday.
Celestina Marie Design

Loz said...

Fantastic projects Lorraine. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my heart be still! I am going to pin several of these lovely images. Thank you for sharing.

Pat K said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations. So glad I spotted you on MIM. Pat k x

Angie Chavez said...

These are adorable and would make a wonderful way to package a small gift inside! Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time - I'm featuring you at the party tonight and there's an "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!

Patty Antle said...

You are very inspiring Lorraine. Love all of your projects.

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