Good Things Come In Small Packages (FSC#30)

Hello Everyone
It is now time for another challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where this fortnight my DT sister Claire has set the theme of  Good Things Come In  Small Packages.  We do ask that you include stamping on your entry and if you want to read rules and details of the prize available then just click the link above. As always, if you take a visit to FSC you will see the amazing art on display from my DT sisters. Have fun with this challenge theme.
My DT sample for FSC also doubles as DT art for Oxford Impressions, using the beautiful Season of Giving plate. Suzanne has up-dated this classic Oxford Impressions plate of stamps so well worth a look at it.
Oxford Impressions:- Season of Giving:- boy and girl, sheet music, It’s A Wonderful Life
Oxford Impressions:- Sleigh Bells :-  Wish and snowflake

On receiving this set of stamps I was keen to make a start on my own Christmas projects and as they say, no time like the present, excuse the pun – this will actually be a present for a friend. I started by altering a matchbox, making the focal this adorable stamp and I could not but use that sentiment.
Now open up the matchbox…to reveal the gift of a Christmas ornament.
Vintage glass glitter particles are caught behind the glass to create added sparkle as is wish which is taken from Sleigh Bells plate.We look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge.

53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftytrog
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 09:16:24

    Stunning pieces Lynne, & beautifully adorned with the bead snowflake & tiny crochet flower! Your friend is very lucky!
    Alison xx


  2. Rita
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 09:20:44

    I just love this little dinky matchbox. Absolutely stunning work once again. Hugs Rita xx


  3. Valerie-Jael
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 09:21:08

    Very pretty little box! Valerie


  4. cheryl
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 09:24:45

    oh gosh hun this really is so so beautiful,the detail and delicate,touch you always add such beauty hun hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx


  5. Sue
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 10:07:40

    What a beautiful gift for Christmas Lynne. I love receiving decorations for my tree because every year you are reminded of friends and relatives past and present. Gorgeous details and the image is so sweet.


  6. Marilyn Rock
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 10:15:19



  7. Willy
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 10:29:03

    Wonderful altered matchbox, Lynne!


  8. Dot Arnott
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 10:59:42

    This reminded me of hanging icicles and one of my favourite films as you have aptly named this piece. Beautiful.


  9. kalfury
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 12:29:12

    Oh Lynne, this is simply enchanting. What a clever idea to use a matchbox. The picture is lovely and I adore those glass particles, so delicate….
    What a lucky friend you have
    Looking forward to your next creation as ever.
    Kal X


  10. Linda Adams
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 12:47:12

    Oh my Lynne your gift-card-ornament is amazing. I love the idea and the look. It’s so special. Is the ornament a glass charm or slide? I love the star on the ornament! Beautiful. Joyous Wishes, Linda


  11. Dot L
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 13:11:49

    Hi Lynne, wow, just when you make something soooo tiny, you go and add something even tinier lol…so beautiful Lynne. And I love the “wish” sentiment also, just perfect to give to a special friend.
    Great project
    Dot x


  12. Meggymay
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 13:26:05

    Wow, a gorgeous project, love the stamping and the gift inside the box will be realy treasured.
    Yvonne x


  13. Marjie Kemper
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 13:53:49

    Ooooooh, that’s exceptionally lovely, inside and out. Lucky friend!


  14. Debbie Kaste
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 14:58:13

    Oh Lynne! This is so precious. What a lovely, lovely gift….Have a great week;)


  15. baileyrosy
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 15:08:30

    I keep seeing my sisters name above mine makes me laugh for some reason ! She really has fallen in love with your blog, she has good taste ! What a beauty , amazing detail on such a small surface and as always elegant and refined.



  16. Chris
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 16:00:30

    Simply gorgeous, Lynne. I love the sparkly embellishments. We all need a little sparkle at Christmas.


  17. Anne Rx
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 16:01:24

    A totally gorgeous creation. A x


  18. butterfly
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 16:13:59

    Oh, Lynne, this is completely gorgeous – what a wonderful idea, and in your hands it becomes something unutterably lovely… Glorious!
    Alison x


  19. stempelchaotin
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 16:41:04

    So so beautiful and lovely.
    This stamp is gorgeous and the jewelry is perfect for it.
    Love them.


  20. P'tite Plume
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 17:21:59

    So beautiful!!! Love your work.


  21. Avril
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 18:07:31

    Hi Lynne, this is truly gorgeous, love your focal image, and such beautiful details.
    A wonderful gift for someone to treasure.
    Have a great week
    Avril xx


  22. Buttons
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 18:27:27

    Such icelike vintage beauties. These are stunning on so many levels Lynne. Hugs, Buttons x


  23. Paula
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 18:51:04

    Hi Lynne, what an exquisite little treasure you have made, the little ornament is adorable and such a perfect idea to house it in your delightfully altered match box. Have a lovely evening. xx


  24. Janny Jager ' t Hooft
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 19:08:06

    Very beautiful little matchbox Lynne
    I love the vintage style

    Greetings Janny


  25. Silvia
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 19:20:58

    Wow, Lynne, that’s a wonderful Christmas gift, these OI images are perfect for it.


  26. Florence
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 19:48:23

    This is such a darling project Lynne. As always beautifully made. Have a wonderful week.
    Regards Florence x


  27. Dorthe
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 19:48:36

    What an adorable altered box, my dear Lynne. I love your star on top, and the sweet image, so beautifull stamped – the charm is so lovely with the blue touch and the glass glitter under the glass- the sweetest christmas gift!!
    Hug, and smiles from Dorthe


  28. Esther
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 19:58:30

    Oh my goodness, what a lovely treasure of sparkly elegance..a beautiful gift..Esther xx


  29. Brenda Brown
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 20:01:26

    Oh my that;s divine and such a fabulous present for your friend.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  30. Sue C
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 20:28:55

    Superb project Lynne, love the image and the glass glitter adds that perfect touch. Sue C x


  31. Annie
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 20:53:40

    Hi Lynne thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. They are really appreciated. I love to visit your blog for truly inspiring pieces. I just love this beautifully created project, which I am sure will be treasured by the lucky recipient. X


  32. may
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 22:49:46

    Stunning creation Lynne, O my word it is divine.. This will be a treasure to your dear friend.. Hugs May x x x


  33. Diane
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 23:55:01

    This is beautiful Lynne! Love the ornament and the matchbox too!


  34. The Scrap Yard
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 00:15:09

    What a lovely ensemble! Gorgeous image with delicate embellishments. Just loving it!


  35. Julia
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 06:28:35

    Hi Lynne, thanks for visiting me and becoming my new follower. Popped over here and so glad I did because your work really is sensational! I don’t mean to gush but I’ve looked through many posts and I feel very inspired to create and this matchbox is no exception. It is beautifully vintage and I love the fact that the beauty continues inside too. I’ll now catch your creations via email and I look forward to the next one!


  36. Sophie
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 07:55:17

    Oh, Lynne, was ist das süß geworden…
    Es sieht so wunderschön aus, dass es mir den Atem verschlägt.
    Du beeindruckst mich immer wieder mit deinen herrlichen Werken.

    Ganz liebe Grüße und Umarmung von Sophie


  37. dorte
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 09:38:53

    gorgeous, love your work


  38. Ira
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:22:40

    Fabulous creations dear Lynne, your style is always classy and so elegant, your stamping work is true art!


  39. Vada
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 18:40:19

    Lynne, What a Totaly Amazing Piece!!!
    Such Detail! Love It…
    Hugs Vada


  40. Marianne
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 19:33:08

    So pretty, I love the white sparkle.

    Marianne xo


  41. Penny
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 02:42:27

    Terrific matchbox and ornament, Lynne! Amazing all the detail in something so small. I love the jeweled snowflake and the snowy glitter – gets me in a winter mood!


  42. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 02:51:49

    I have been ‘thinking’ about Christmas making…I am totally smitten with what you’ve created dear Lynne…you must be so much fun to play with!!!
    Your ingredients and images and how you use them is amazing and very inspiring…thank you for sharing!


  43. Lynn Stevens
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 05:06:09

    OHHHHH Lynne its just breathtaking!!! love your ornament inside the matchbox a double surprise for the receiver. I really need to get started on Christmas. it will be here before we know it!
    hugs Lynn


  44. Shirley
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 08:05:39

    Delicate, graceful, twinkly, this reminds me of a beautiful chandelier, something you just want to look at all the time especially when the light shines on it.

    Amazing Lynne.

    Hugs Shirley x x


  45. Bärbel
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 08:56:22

    Das ist wunderschön, Lynne. Ich liebe die Art Ihrer Gestaltung.


  46. cardscrafts
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 09:26:17

    This is so beautiful!!!! I’m sure your friend will be very happy to receive such a wonderful gift!!! 🙂



  47. Sharon
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 10:48:34

    Beautiful & stunning little “packages”!!!


  48. MarieS.
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 14:03:21

    Just stunning,Lynne.


  49. Maria
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 20:49:23

    Hi Lynne. Each time I see one of your posts in my inbox, I think that it is one of my favourites – until the next one arrives! This is really special, and would grace a tree so beautifully.

    Maria x


  50. Terry
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 21:17:14

    Lynne, what a stunning little present! This may be the most delicate matchbox I have seen! So lovely and so perfect for Chritmas! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!


  51. gerriherbst
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 00:05:45

    Such a delicate piece…I love your backgrounds just as much as I love the piece. LOL. t/c, gerri


  52. Suze Bain
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 19:05:19

    Absolutely beautiful Lynne, gorgeous images and there’s nothing more exciting than opening a little box to see what’s hidden inside. xx


  53. Fliss
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 20:25:23

    An absolute stunner Lynne. Such a sweet image and a very delicate and beautifully embellished creation.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


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