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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Life's Too Short To Stuff A Mushroom (or alter a matchbox)

I love Thursdays, it's my day off work, and it's the new Just For Fun Challenge. This week it's time to try a new format. I've made cards and ATC's but never inchies or twinchies. To be honest I just don't get them (no offence you inchie/twinchie folk out there - I didn't get ATC's or acrylic paint for years either :o)  )
Sooo I decided that my new format would be a matchbox, and not just any old matchbox, this one has extra long matches which are fab for lighting Yankee Candles when they've burned down a bit.
The papers are Basic Gray Scarlets Letter (though this one is black and white) I would hate to attempt to alter a smaller matchbox, the combination of being ham fisted and blind as a bat unless in full sunlight would make it impossible lol.
I'm also entering this into the Theme Thursday challenge which is Black and White.
I think it's customary to put bits and bobs into the matchboxes - I'm going to put the matches back into mine!
Thanks very much for looking x

15 comments:

  1. But how are you going to strike the matches? LOL Your altered match box looks fab, thank you for joining us at Just for Fun again great that you are enjoying it. XOXO Zoe

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  2. Hi Sue! First, thanks for visiting my blog. I just had a good laugh reading about what you are going to put into your matchbox, which is very pretty! Nice to meet you! Lots of greetings from Kaiserswerth in Rhineland! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. What a lovely matchbox Sue :) might be to big to put my tryptic in through tehe but you have given me an idea :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at JFF
    Von x

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  4. Nice new home for your matches. Did you leave the striking strip free to light them - lol

    Thanks for playing along this week over on JFF - Sam xxx

    PS - wish I got a day off - lol

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  5. looks great with those papers.

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  6. Lovely matchbox (supersize too) and the flowers you have put on top - did you do them as well?
    Looking forward to meeting you at weekend - do pop over and introduce yourself - always nice to meet a new friend.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF too.

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  7. What a great matchbox! It's gorgeous!

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  8. Love your altered matchbox! It's so sophisticated and elegant in black and white! :)

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  9. Really lovely box and the black and white is always classy

    xx

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  10. Brilliant . Love your altered matchbox and great little flowers too.
    Marie

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  11. Love your altered box, the colours are realy classy.

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  12. Your matchbox is FAB,love the colours.
    Janet x

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Thank you so much for your comments x