The Gift of Music For Christmas

Edit:- Apologies that I did not create a link to the Gecko Galz site in the previous post.
To view all the DT samples for the National Cardmaking Day project then please visit Gecko Galz. Obviously I would be thrilled if you voted for my card (see previous post) but appreciate the wonderful collection of cards made by the other DT members.
Select the card you want to vote for and then e-mail your selection to  
You will then receive a free digi stamp!

Hello Everyone
Halloween is still in my mind but alongside it is Christmas especially when I received the October products from Gecko Galz and amongst them a fabulous new set of digi stamps called Figgy Pudding. I zoomed straight away to this delicate image of an angel and know for sure that I will repeatedly make use of this digi stamp beyond DT samples for Gecko GalzThe_Gift_of_Music_Altered_Matchbox_You will probably have guessed that this is an altered matchbox, selecting one of the larger matchboxes to alter. That is when digi stamps come into their own with being able to re-size so easily.
Lots of sparkle.birthdaycards 040With this being a Gecko Galz DT sample here is a supply list and instructions.
SUPPLIES:- Gecko Galz Figgy Pudding digi stamp, Oxford Impressions snowflake stamp, Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Golden Gesso, Golden Gel Medium, canvas printer paper, matchboxm gimp, guipure lace, velour ribbon, ribbon slide, two stick pins, feather, tulle, Deko Ice (crystal) and Sakura Stardust pen and white tassel.
INSTRUCTIONS:- Apply Gesso to matchbox then repeatedly stamp the snowflake.  Adhere the white velour ribbon to the edges of the matchbox.  Print Figgy Pudding digi stamp onto canvas printer paper, abrade the edges and then generously apply the Deko Ice.  Layer to the matchbox with white feather.  Tie tulle around the stick pins and tuck them behind the image.  Embellish the image by sliding the gimp through the ribbon slide and layering with guipure lace.  A final touch, attach the tassel to the matchbox drawer.
This image will crop up again very soon when I share the second October DT sample.
Thank You for visiting this post. If I haven’t managed to stop by to say Hello then I apologise but know that I will catch-up with you as soon as possible.

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brenda Brown
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 05:58:33

    A lovely image and design Lynne, I haven’t used a digi for a long while but can see me using these.
    Have a good weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  2. Meggymay
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 08:38:06

    Beautiful project. Love the image, i am sure it would be usable for many projects not just Christmas.
    Yvonne x


  3. Sophie
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 08:43:33

    Meine Güte, was für ein kleines feines Kunstwerk.
    Wunderschön gemacht, liebe Lynne.

    Umarmung von Sophie xx


  4. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 09:42:23

    This is lovely, Lynne.


  5. MarieS.
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 11:26:39

    Just beautiful,dear Lynne:)
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  6. Coco
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 11:30:31

    Wow, wonderful matchbox Lynne… Have a lovely week-end, Hugs Coco x


  7. Rita
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 12:50:56

    Hi Lynne. I love this one too. Now you have me hooked on Gecko Galtz. Hugs Rita xxx


  8. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 13:48:13

    Love the delicateness of your beautiful matchbox dear Lynne…
    snowflakes make perfect winter music notes!


  9. Sandy
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 14:07:20

    Big sigh – some people just have the talent to do vintage, shabby chic and feminine so well and unfortunately, I am not one of those ;people. But you ARE! Always gorgeous – always so well done Lynne. Bravo!!


  10. Dianne
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 14:07:34

    Oh Miss Lynne this is a gorgeous tiny piece of art work, love the netting the tiny stick pins, it;s a glorius little bos, I just looooooove the Figgy Pudding digis, thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful weekend, It’s Thanks giving weekend In Canada, I’m thankful for all the inspiration and pleasure I get when I visit…


  11. Darlene
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 15:00:31

    great image – now wonder you chose it !!!! beautiful


  12. Ira Huberts
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 15:31:31

    Awesome match box, you couldn’t have altered it more delicately… Such pretty colours, it’s truly wonderful Lynne!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  13. Avril
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 16:30:25

    What a beautiful way to alteration, such a gorgeous image, perfect for a Christmas box.
    Avril xx


  14. Sylvia/LittleTreasures
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 19:47:33

    Just precious. Love all the little details and the adorable little image.


  15. Katie K
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 21:39:32

    Lynne, this is simply stunning, so delicate and peaceful. Love the white on white theme for this gorgeous image.


  16. barnie
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 21:51:06

    Such a lovely image. Love the glitter.


  17. Annie G
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 07:46:43

    Stunning altered matchbox. Wonderful image and beautiful techniques/ adornments

    Hugs Annie x


  18. Janny jager 't hooft
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 14:50:30

    Very very beautiful Lynne.
    Love your style very much.
    Greetings Janny


  19. Marilyn J. Rock
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 19:22:08

    I love the delicacy of this and the digi image is so charming! Beautiful Lynne!


  20. valerie-Jael
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 21:01:11

    Lovely image and a beautiful end result! Valerie


  21. may
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 00:14:52

    Gorgeous work Lynne, the image is so beautiful… Love your altered matchbox… Simply Perfect!! Hugs May x x x


  22. Sharon
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 02:35:19



  23. Lucy Edmondson
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 15:41:35

    This is adorable, Lynne!

    Lucy x


  24. michele s
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 04:43:01

    i am simply in love with this. xo


  25. 2amscrapper
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 03:19:24

    this is so lovely–a great use of a GG digital stamp


  26. Marjie Kemper
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 16:41:38

    How beautiful! I love the image and the soft way you’ve framed it.


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