I've swooned over the gorgeous matchboxes that Mummylade does for ages and decided I needed to do one too! So whilst shopping this afternoon I picked up a box of those long matches used for candles and anything else you don't want to get your fingers too close to! I'm going to send this to my Mum as she's lucky enough to have an open fire so will get more use out of it than me - wouldn't be the same if I kept them just in case the ignition switch breaks on my Rangemaster!
So if you've not seen Mummylade's gorgeous matchboxes pop over to her blog and have a look... and it's not only matchboxes she alters beautifully either............thanks for the inspiration Helene :)
I've made my Matchbox with flap over the striking edge - it has a velcro fastening on the back of the box. I've also covered the 'drawer' front and back and added a brad to each to look like a little handle!
I'm entering my Matchbox for 2 challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - Blue, Cream & Gold
Charisma Cardz - Anything New
The Penny Black image I've used is called 'Constellations' I've added some colour with Tim Holz 'Faded Jeans' ink..........my only TH ink pad at the moment :(
My 'New' are the gorgeous roses from Wildorchid Crafts - I had my first delivery mid-week and I can guarantee it wont be my last ;)
I hope you've all had a lovely crafty Saturday and are looking forward to an even better crafty Sunday!