Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Boxed in!

Yup that's right I am all about being boxed in this week! LOL. This week my fabulous team mate Ciska has chosen a great theme for our challenge over at Fab'n'Funky. This week we are all boxed in! Yes we were asked to make a box. I have been wanting to make one of these match box dressers for a long time, and thought this was the perfect time to finally tackle it! I tell you though! It took me some time to get it done!

Firstly it took me forever to find the match boxes. I know I could have just as easily made my own, but I need matches anyway! So when I finally found them, I was so excited I bought six, and then emptied the matches out of the boxes and began to decorate.

Here is a little tip though, when buying match boxes for this project, buy one extra box, so that when you empty all the boxes need for the project you will still have one box with a striking pad to light the 3000+ matches that you now have to store!!!! I did not and now have no where to light my 3000+ matches! Oops!!!

Ok well back to my little project of the week! Here is my match box dresser. All papers were from Basic Grey-Lemonade line. (All purchased Here) I also used some wonderful stamps from our sponsor this week, Stamp Fairy.

Here is a close up of the drawers. I used some stuff I found in the jewelery department. (sorry I don't know the real names,,) The "handle" is one of the long pins that you would make a string of beads on, and the part behind it, is I believe a separator of some sort.

 A side view. Showing off the easel card on top.

 Here is a close up of the images from our sponsor.

Well I guess that is all for now. I would love to hear what you think.
Don't forget to head over to Fab'n'Funky and show us what you make with our challenge this week.

Challenges entered:
Bearly Mine-Anything goes
Charisma Cardz-Die Cuts
Brown Sugar-Anything Goes
Digi Design-Spring/Easter
Sweet Stamping Challenge-Lots of layers
2 sisters-Easter Spring

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the well wishes. I have had an ultrasound done, and they have found several fibroids. Now we are waiting for an appointment with the OB.


  1. Oh Shirley - this is fabulous - a real masterpiece, it must have taken you forever to make -love the colour scheme too. Now I know where to come if I run out of matches lol hugs judith x

  2. Wow Shirley, was a stunning creation! This must have cost you quite some time to put together, as it's so lovely and detailed. Great bonus to now have some 'extra' matched lying around huh ;)

  3. This is stunning Shirley. I love the design, cute image and beautiful detailing.
    At least you won't need to buy any more matches for a while!
    I hope you feel loads better soon
    sue xx

  4. Love your dresser saw this on the challenge blog and came for a closer look-love the papers and little easel card -great tip about the matches too lol
    carol x

  5. Very nice project thank you for showing us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

  6. Fantastic creation Shirley with such a cute easel card on top. Hope you get your OB appt. soon. Pat K x

  7. Wow fabulous, love it! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at the Charisma Cardz challenge this week.
    Jenni x

  8. What a great project. Love the little dresser. Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar this week.

  9. Wow! This is utterly fabulous - what a stunning creation! :)

  10. Fabulous project - perfect for the challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Thanks for joining in, hope to see you at our new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  11. This is just fantastic, Shirley. What a lot of work but the finished result is absolutely brilliant. Your bunnies are so cute and I love the fresh colours you've used.

    Wishing you all the best with your health.

    Rachel x