Friday, 26 September 2008

ALBUM IN A MATCHBOX















Hope you've got your matchboxes at the ready? Here we go with Project no. 2!! This time we've made a mini album/book in a matchbox. Both of us used a standard small matchbox, but you could use a larger one if you prefer (not everyone can cope with going quite so small!), or indeed make your own to any dimensions you like.

We wanted to showcase different ideas, so Rosie used her matchbox in it's standard form, keeping the slide out drawer dimension, and punched eyelets into the top of the pages, linking the book together with bead chain. The paper is a Paper Whimsy digital collage sheet. Linda cut the outer sleeve and made opening doors, and her landscape album is more traditionally bound. As you can see, your imagination is the only limit!

Send us your entries by next Thursday so that we can showcase them again! Can't wait to see them, and THANK YOU all so much for your response. We've been thrilled t0 have over 1,000 visitors in our first week, and hope that this means we're hitting the right note?

28 comments:

Jaqi said...

My oh My....You are giving us some outstanding projects, Count me in these both look beautiful. I will enjoy trying this challlenge. Thank you Jaqi x

Jaqi said...

OOPS, 3 l's in challenge sorry ! Jaqi hehehe

Chriss Rollins said...

oh wow I cant wait to have a go at this one... your exampes are stunning.
oh I know I will have so much fun with this ...as kids we had lots of challenges involving matchboxes...lol.
thanx, Chriss x

MAGPIE said...

Very nice examples ladies... thinking heads on I guess..... off we go.
It's going to be great to see what we all come up with this week !!!
Sharon x

Alix said...

ooooh yummm...those are adorable...great work girls!!

Sarah said...

Great Challenge. I love Matchboxes...Great samples. Just love PaperWhimsy...

Sanja said...

both are beautiful!!:0)

michele said...

OOoohh, I love tiny books. I shall begin mine this evening! how fun.

lynn said...

wow what a beautiful site.. and i just adore shrines.. you ladies have done a great job.. i love the
samples.. so beautiful.
thank you for having such a wonderful place to share tips and artwork with others..
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Nicole said...

These are fabulous....;-)

isa norris said...

Fantastic new blog!! Loved the shrines but did not have time to play... hoping to find the time for the matchbox
the samples are just AMAZING!
Thank you
Isa

Stempelchaotin said...

Fantastic theme.
Here is my Album in a Matchbox, thanks for looking.

Matchbox

Viola said...

I love matchboxes and yours are really fabulous!! :o)

Here`s my entry:

http://saray-viola.blogspot.com/2008/09/art-adventure-album-in-matchbox.html

MAGPIE said...

Nice album box Viola.....
MY MY how small these little swan vesta box's are really are getting the brain cells whirring this time.
Mine is still in bits.
Sharon x

MAGPIE said...

OH I can't go back in,,,, Sandy Love your little album too so much in such a small space love your colours.
Sharon x

sesga loves 1950s said...

STUNNING LITTLE IDY BITS OF ART !!
I adore them they are so beautifully made .I love all the shrines too.
Love from sesga xx

stamp and scrape said...

Ladies your matchboxes are totally inspirational. Thanks for this amazing challenge.

Here's my matchbox
Ros

MAGPIE said...

Yes thanks for this challenge..... Had to get up to see if Mine had all fell apart !! Dreaming it did!!

That was a challenge!!

Sharon x
Here's mine
http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com/

Mam said...

I was so sad to miss the first challenge by being away, but I'm sure going to give this one a try. Something I've never done before. And yes, I think you're hitting the right note!
Nancy

michele said...

I felt challenged for sure, might have to give it another go.
here's my link. Thanks.
matchbook

Sue said...

Hello everyone - a super challenge which yet again, saw me carried away - lol. Already looking forward to the next one ...
Here's my Matchbox

Mam said...

Wow, your samples are so lovely! I'm very new at this type of work, but I've done it!
http://neatcs.wordpress.com/
This blog looks to be great fun!
Nancy

Mam said...

Guess I need to do a better link!
Never Enough ATCs
Nancy

MAGPIE said...

Nancy I have just been to the "box office" its beautiful
Sahron x

catharinas-love said...

I have found your blog this day and I hope to do the challange the other week .
I love the art on this page !!
Rini the Netherlands

purplepaint said...

Well where have I been? This is my first visit to your blog I think, and I love it! These are awesome!!! Love the tiny little book in the matchbox!

Rosemary said...

late to the party, but I finished and here's the link to my first attempt at a matchbox:

http://freeadvicewortheverypenny.blogspot.com/2008/10/matchbox-challenge.html

Angie C said...

Even later to the party, but you inspired me - I did a Christmas one and I've almost finished another one too :-)
http://angiec-crafting.blogspot.com/2008/10/christmas-match-box.html