Posts Tagged ‘london marathon’

THE WHOLE SHEBANG

THE WHOLE SHEBANG

One final thank YOU and before I run off to work, I thought you might like to see the whole collection of 29 matchboxes all together, I am so happy with the success of this challenge, and only seven little boxes are left in the shop x


DAY 29 THE EXTRA ONE-CABINET OF CURIOSITIES #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 29 THE EXTRA ONE-CABINET OF CURIOSITIES #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 29, the extra one, for my last box of the challenge I have chosen the theme ‘cabinet of curiosities’. The outside of the box is decorated with a collage of paper prints, labels and ink stamping. Made to look like an old specimen box, inspired by the tales of Gerald Durrell in his book-My […]


DAY 28 THE ROMANTIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 28 THE ROMANTIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 28 The Romantic One, a declaration of lasting love, that will fit into the pocket of someone special. A collage of vintage roses and stamp marks decorates the outside of the matchbox with a victorian style paper scrap, the words ‘Ever True’ and a twinkling treasured jewel. The inner drawer opens to reveal two […]


DAY 27 THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 27 THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 27, the Last Days of Winter One, a tiny winter scene of swallows returning after a long cold winter, swooping through twigs and spring buds in a swirl of vintage sequins and beads.The outside of this matchbox is wrapped in a precious page from a vintage bird book, the printed words telling the story […]


SIX OF THE BEST

SIX OF THE BEST

Just popping in with six of my favourite boxes from the challenge Flickr photo pool so far. Made with love by . . . . Secrets of a butterfly, Miss Herzfrisch, Mimi_bcn, Ans A, Frauheuberg and HB Thepencil. But this is not all, there are so many amazing little art works to be seen by […]


DAY 26 THE SPARKLING ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 26 THE SPARKLING ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Well, today really has been sparkling, the sun has been shining from sunrise to sunset. Warm enough to walk in to town in just a cosy jumper and sheepskin boots to gather lunch things. This makes me really happy, so pleased to be peeling off some layers, I am so over bundling up to stay […]


DAY 25 THE JAPANESE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 25 THE JAPANESE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Hello, I hope you have had a good day? We have been to Rye, found the perfect mirror and searched through the lovely perfume collection at Violetta for ‘The One’. Drank some coffee, grabbed a cupcake then back on the road to visit family, leaving them just in time for a sunset drive along the […]


DAY 24 THE FORGET ME NOT ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 24 THE FORGET ME NOT ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 24 The Forget me not one, decorated with delicate paper printed with vintage images of forget me not’s, wrapped in pale blue lace, with a velvet flower the outside of this vintage matchbox glitters in the light.The gold painted inner drawer is lined with brown paper and a hand typed message, decorated with a […]


DAY 23 THE TRAVELLING CIRCUS ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 23 THE TRAVELLING CIRCUS ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 23 The travelling circus one, a tiny horse decorated with plumes and shimmering gold, travels the palms of many hands with Bitsy’s travelling circus, inside the vintage matchbox he spends his days with the paper clowns and balancing acts on a bed of gold glitter and lined paper. The inside and outside of this […]


DAY 22 THE GARDEN ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 22 THE GARDEN ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Those of you with an eagle eye may have noticed I muddled up the last two days! But at least I finished a box each day eh? That is what happens when you are racing against the strike of midnight to finish!I am making better time today though so here I am with Day 22 The […]


DAY 21 THE CUTE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 21 THE CUTE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Think I am going to have to change the name of this challenge to, matchbox a night, turns out I’m not so good at juggling two jobs and a blog and a challenge! But here I am in the nick of time with day 21 The Cute One, todays vintage match box is wrapped in […]


DAY 20 THE COUNTRY ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 20 THE COUNTRY ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

With seconds to spare! Day 20, the Country One, a cheery floral vintage match box tied with ribbon and a silk flower, the inner drawer is painted bright garden green and inside there is a tiny hand crocheted basket and a hook for hanging, perfect for a teeny posy of flowers, a brass Bee shines brightly […]


DAY 19 THE ROSE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 19 THE ROSE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 19, the Rose One, the outside is covered in liberty lawn cotton with a pretty floral pattern, tied with bright magenta fabric tape and topped with a shabby silk rose.Inside the turquoise painted drawer is a tissue and silk ribbon wrapped parcel, which hides a handmade rose and rhinestone pendant on a liberty fabric […]


DAY 18 THE GENTLEMEN’S ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 18 THE GENTLEMEN'S ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 18, The Gentlemen’s one, a dapper little matchbox, covered with tea dyed paper, a vintage style label and an illustrated transfer. The drawer is lined with ledger paper and humbug striped ribbon.Concealed inside are all the things a gentleman should have. A medal, a tiny pair of metal binoculars for ‘bird’ watching, a collection […]


DAY 17 THE SWEET ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 17 THE SWEET ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Another late night post, aren’t they getting later? Day 17 The Sweet One. Painted in the style of a Laduree, this pale green vintage matchbox is decorated with a gilt leaf emblem and tied with an organza ribbon. Inside the drawer is lined with doilies, grosgrain ribbon and a sprinkle of sugar like glitter. A […]


DAY 16 THE NATURE ONE

DAY 16 THE NATURE ONE

Day 16 the Nature one, a vintage matchbox decorated with pages from a faded and aged wild flower book, on the inside the drawer is decorated with silver metal braid, an old cigarette card with sea shells, some tiny real flower buds and a dash of German glass glitter.


DAY 15 THE FANCY ONE

DAY 15 THE FANCY ONE

Day 15 the fancy one, a sweet little wooden matchbox covered in vintage silk and gold trim, with a sparkling embellishment of rhinestones and glitter.The inner drawer is hand painted in pale pink with a picture of ‘fancy’ pastries nestled inside pale lilac ruffles and a sprinkling of gold glitter. It s all finished off […]


DAY 14 THE LOVE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 14 THE LOVE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 14, The Love One. I’m giving you my heart, please take care of it. A valentines wish the same the world over. The outside of this vintage matchbox is wrapped in brown paper, with a hand typed message and a vintage image tied with string.Open the paper and sequin lined drawer to find two […]


DAY 13 THE GOLD ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 13 THE GOLD ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 13 the Gold one, all the layers of gold, patterned paper with a pale gold paint then a layer of gold leaf, with a black and gold french trim either end and a vintage gilt diamante button on top.Inside the drawer, wrapped in a honey coloured piece of antique lace and grosgrain ribbon is […]


DAY 11 THE SHABBY CHIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 11 THE SHABBY CHIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 11 The shabby chic one, wasn’t sure if I would make my deadline today! We have turned the house upside down, moving and repairing furniture, finding new ways to live with our old stuff, re-oganising and running errands. Before I knew it the sun was fading and I ran for my work room and […]


DAY 10 THE PRETTY ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 10 THE PRETTY ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

I’m here, late but here with Day 10 the Pretty one, exercise  paper, deco tape, beautifully printed stickers, palest green silk ribbon and a floral flourish adorn the outside of this vintage wooden matchbox.Inside is the prettiest kitty, hiding his whiskers behind bright pink paper ruffles and guarding a cluster of vintage rhinestones, a french […]


DAY 8. THE MUSIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 8. THE MUSIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 8, The music one, fragile old music paper covers the outside of this box, topped with the picture of a faded rose and stamped with a french postmark. Hidden inside the hand painted drawer is a tiny sheet of music for a Popeye tune, tied with red silk ribbon and a miniature harmonica tied […]


DAY 7 THE WATER ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 7 THE WATER ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 7 the water one, speckled paper, printed with a turquoise pattern, finished with a thin band of vintage lace and topped with an old stamp from india which has a lovely Heron on it.


WONDERFUL THINGS

WONDERFUL THINGS

I have spent the weekend detoxing after eating ALL the chocolate on my birthday, hot in mugs, brownies, bars. Friday was a great day, ending with dinner at a lovely local restaurant, so I felt the need to cleanse after such a week of amazing indulgent food. While I was out enjoying myself and then […]