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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cheer Tin Swap

I was lucky enough to be a part of Wendy's Christmas Cheer Altered Tin Swap.  I love her swaps because I always feel challenged and use the opportunity to try new things.  I've made a few altered Altoid tins in the past but I have never taken the tin apart to create a house.  I used the top as the stand and used the bottom to create a little house.  I made this for Marfy, and was the lucky recipient of her tin, which was a gingerbread house.  Thanks so much Wendy for another wonderful swap! And, since this is pink, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to put in Beverly's Pink Saturday Link party.  Happy Pink Saturday everyone, and Happy Holidays too!

24 comments:

BLISS angels said...

Marti it is beautiful Marfi is going to go gar gar when she's see it .. and wow love that you made the tin in to a house ...that 's so cool and you know i will have to try... thank you taking part and I wish you and your family and happy, joyful christmas hugs wendy

tami said...

That is really beautiful..I love it.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Ann said...

Oh that is so darling, just the cutest pinks ever.
Ann

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

Beside the Christmas Tree, happy holidays!

chubskulit said...

What a cute one!

Pink at my page, please come and see. Have a wonderful holiday from my family to yours!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

This is so cute! I'm glad you stopped by to say hello and that I got to see your wonderful tin. Well done!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Judy

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is gorgeous! Beautifully created. Your decorations are unique and beautiful...love them!! Thank you for sharing. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you join me as well. Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

This is just wonderful!! Fantastic altered art so glad I stopped by! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jenny S said...

Beautiful!! Happy PInk Saturday! Thanks for the comments about flying pigs! I just love them!

Alba Linea said...

oooh how suuuuupercute is this! cant believe it! wishing you a very nice and creative weekend! best wishes! di
;0)

Alba Linea said...

oooh how suuuuupercute is this! cant believe it! wishing you a very nice and creative weekend! best wishes! di
;0)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It is gorgeous. So vintage, what a treasure. Thank you for visiting. Happy Holidays. hugs ~lynne~

Marianne said...

What a splendid idea, Marti! Your house is imaginative and fun...

Happy Pink,
Marianne

Bloggymom said...

The house is beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

DearHelenHartman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - I love yours as am fascinated with altered art and yours is gorgeous.

Suzann said...

Hello Marti,
Love the altered tin it is so adorable!!!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. Come visit again sometime
Enjoy your Holidays!!!
Merry Pink Saturday
Suzann ~xoxo~

thistlewoodfarm said...

Those are altoid tins? Absolutely fabulous! You are extremely creative! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a Happy Pink Saturday!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So cute! I am amazed at what can be created out of an Altoids tin... nice work!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh your tin is just wonderful!! I love seeing all the creative ways one uses with a tin like this!

Ellen said...

This is beautiful. Your swap prtner is going to love it.
Merry Christmas
Ellen

Lorraine said...

Supercute!!! And I LOVE my mini box!! Yay for posting!! Happy PS!! xo

Cottage Touch said...

Precious...
Thank you for sharing this season of joy and pink!HPS!

Peace said...

Saw this on Wendy's page and had to come sing you some praises girl! Brilliant! Love the pearl 'snow'! Happy holidays! :OD

Recycled Rita said...

Hi Marti!
You are making me jealous that I don't live closer to you and Lorraine! Looks like you have fun with your crafting group!
I love all your matchboxes and that explosion box is wonderful, maybe I can talk Lorraine into doing an online tutorial!
Merry Christmas to you and your family! karen.....