Monday, February 6, 2012

Matchbox A Day

A new month and so a new creative challenge.
I found the February Matchbox a Day challenge at Lobster and Swan via Meet Me At Mike's.
It looked very interesting and is something I haven't done before. I knew I would have plenty of bits and pieces around the house I could use therefore it would be a "no spend" kind of activity, apart from the match boxes themselves.

image from Lobster and Swan

Here are just a couple to begin with...

Day 1   the airmail one

This one is covered in a page showing "world communications" from my vintage map book and the inside is lined with a map from the same book. I cut out a little red plane and attached it to the top with some fine black wire. In the box are some stamp pictures and a real one, a little red toy pillar-box from England and, I copied out a very tiny version of the letter from the movie 
"The Love Letter" because it's just gorgeous.

Day 3 • the happy birthday one

Happy Birthday - a perfect excuse to eat cake and wear a party hat. I made the cake using scrunched up tissue paper in a mini cupcake liner and sprinkled glitter and seed beads on top. The hat is made with paper, washi tape and a feather on top.

I have done a few so far and will keep posting them on my flickr page.  Here is a link to the group page on flickr if you would like to see what others are making.
If you would like to join in too, please visit Lobster and Swan for more details.


My Busy Little Life said...


jody said...

What a great idea! I love your photos! x

Leesa said...

These are gorgeous Ains! I love them! I'm so pleased you are doing this challenge, it has your name written all over it:-)

suburbansider said...

Thanks everyone! :)
yes, you know it Leesa xx

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

They are possibly the cutest things I've ever seen! Love them. Keep it up and can't wait to see some more.

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