Thursday, February 23, 2012

Matchbox Swap at Craftmad

Morning all, today I have a decorated matchbox to share with you.  This is our swap this month over at Craftmad for the Card Section.  We had to decorate an ordinary 'Redhead' matchbox or make our own and cram it full of crafting goodies to send off to our partner.  Check out all the swaps in the Craftmad album here.

I rummaged through my scraps of paper and found the metallic silver paper and then a strip of the purple glitter paper.  The glittered green stem is also a strip from a piece of patterned paper.  The lovely flower I received in a swap from Craftmad a few years ago.  See everything does eventually find a home.  Not sure where the butterfly came from but I think she finishes the box off nicely.

I filled the box with lots of tiny buttons, brads, and paper punched shapes.

My arm is improving more each day and yesterday I went out and bought some Arnica Cream...thanks to Sharon's suggestion.  I think this is helping big time.  So thanks so much for the tip Sharon.
Now I feel like I am coming down with my daughters head cold.  So nice of her to share. :-)
I will beat that though....vitamins to the rescue.

Good news ..... Jane was so lovely in sharing this award with me.
Thanks a lot Jane for thinking of me.  If you have the time please visit Jane's blog as she has so many pretty cards.


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Merry this is totally ACE, I so love how you have decorated the box and you certainly have crammed it full of goodies.
Lorraine x

Sandy said...

Cute... love the colour combo and cute embellies. I love poking around in little bits and pieces, this pic makes me want to start prodding those goodies around, LOL.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

lots of awesome goodies in there, love this idea!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Purplicious box fill with beautiful goodies, your partner is going to love their new stash. See someone beat me with the award lol! So well deserved, take careX:)

Lesley said...

lovely idea your partner will be really pleased to receive it best wishes Lesley x

Loz said...

Fantastic project Merry..LOVE the buttons..Loz

Desire Fourie said...

What a great idea swapping these beautifully decorated match boxes with all the nice goodies inside.

Mona said...

wow a very beautiful box!
Best wishes ona

Linby said...

Great idea and I love the contents! Glad your arm is on the mend.

Ruth said...

A lovely, dinky little box! Ruth x

Judy S. said...

Very cute and useful too! One of my favorite Christmas ornaments is a mouse sleeping in a matchbox you could make one!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great swap idea!

Stephanie said...

This is wonderful & I LOVE buttons!! x

Jane said...

Glad your arm is starting to feel a bit better. Your crafting partner will love that little box of goodies.


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