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Thursday 13 September 2012

Not a Card!

Hello again :)

<<<If you're looking for my Platypus Creek DT make, scroll down a little to my previous post>>>

Another challenge at Delightful Challenges, the theme is "Anything but a Card". There's so many things you can do, perhaps you'd like to make a bookmark, a gift tag, pimp a notebook or even make some jewelry! I chose to alter a match box that had been lying around in my craft room for quite a while now. I really wanted to do something with it, but never got around to it. Until this challenge that is! I think it would work really well as a gift card holder, or filled with sweets :) I've actually used the match box sleeve as a template and made a new one from card stock, as the original was a bit tatty and I was having problems sticking the card to the sides where you strike the matches. I then used some contrasting DP to cover up the seam in the corner. Hope you can join us and share your non-card ideas with us, I'm very curious to see what you will come up with.

* Tulips from the Digital Delights Holland Mieke set, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
* Hunkydory Cameo & Echo Park A Walk in the Park DPs
* Gems, pearls, lace and ribbon from stash

We are being sponsored by Scrapy Land this week, our winner will receive a 20 dollar gift card for their store:

* Oldie but a Goodie (1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers) I've used up some CS and DP that were birthday presents last year
* Stamptacular Sunday (Anything but a Card)
* Pile it On (Patterned Paper)
* Amusing Challenges (Anything but a Card)
* Kaboodle Doodles (Flowers)
* Shopping Our Stash (1,2,3) 1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers/pearls/gems
* Papelitos (Anything Goes)
* Top Tip Tuesday (Recycle It) I've recycled an empty match box
* Craft Your Passion (Blast from the Past) # 126 Floral Images
* Sparkles Forum (Nature)


  1. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Nature * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  2. Fab creation hun, love the Tulips & the colours!

    Hugs Shell xx

    ps Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly, good luck!

  3. How cute! Love the tulips and the versatility of it...great idea! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for our 3,2,1 Challenge!

  4. Great your little "Holland" box.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

  5. Hi Ciska:)
    Such an adorable idea! I love your matchbox and the tulips are perfect! Sometimes I forget that the accessories of a set make fantastic main images! Way to go!!!
    Lisa F.

  6. That's so pretty Ciska! You should enter that into the ABAC challenge here...


  7. Love the idea, Ciska, and it turned out so cute. I love the tulips and the papers you selected for the box.

  8. Great box love the idea love the papers you used,lovely image too thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

    Hugs Winnie DT

  9. I love your altered matchbox! Cool project!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Recycle It challenge. Hugs

  10. Beautiful project - so pretty
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at OBAG for our recipe challenge
    Lisa x

  11. great box thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

  12. Well howdy doody, what a dandy idea to recycle a match box. It IS the perfect size for a very special little gift. I love it! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  13. What a neat little treat box! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

  14. Cute little box - I'll really have to try one someday! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week - hope you'll return! :)

  15. Super cute box - fab image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at AOBG this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  16. very nice project - perfect for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  17. What a sweet little gift box. Love it.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle It!' challenge.

    Carol x

  18. what a great little matchbox project! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for joining in the 3-2-1 challenge at Shopping our Stash!

  19. What a sweet creation. So beautiful design. I have worked for the Plastic Cards Printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. I really appreciate your work.