Monday, August 24, 2009

My inchie matchboxes

Well two more things completed on my list before surgery. I had a lot of fun completing this for a swap over on Inchie onexone board. We had to alter a matchbox any theme we wanted to pick then decorate 4 inchies to match the theme then stuff some goodied inside for our trade partner. As you can see I did 2 matchboxes, I signed up for 2 partners so I will receive 2 from 2 different partners as well.

The theme of my first box here is The book of Birds, I painted the matchbox and used glue and another colour of paint on top of the glue and it crackles to make it look old. For the binding of the book I used some music from an old hymnal, as we know birds love to sing especially at the crack of dawn. I made 4 other inchie sized birds then added my extra bits and pieces. I can't believe how much one can pack into a little matchbox. These matchboxes held 40 wooden matches so they are not big boxes. I say this was a lot of fun and we will be doing one of these swaps over at Addicted to inchies in the next month or two.

This second inchie matchbox is themed Young at Heart, I painted and stamped on paper towel then when completely dry cut and glued to the surface of the box. All the inchies I made are young children copyright images that I have used. Filled the box with stuff again and will be heading to my swap partner before the end of the week.
Thank you for dropping by and if you ever have the inkling to swap a matchbox with me just give me a shout.
Have a super day :)


  1. They are fabby Les :)
    Would love to do a Matchbox inchie swap with you, once your hand is better!!

  2. Hey Jan, you are on. I can probably do one anytime, just might take a bit longer than usual. Thanks for your comments I love hearing from my friends and family.

  3. OOOHHH Les these are gorgeous , love them both.....

    btw, cute pic of you too....jenxo

  4. Hello Jan ~ I am visiting from Jenxo's blog :)
    Wonderful inchie matchboxes and so much more to see and enjoy on your lovely blog!
    All the best to you! ~*~ Patty


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