Monday, 2 May 2011

A gift for mum

 I made the box using four matchboxes from the template from

The top box is from (without the handle decorations or window).

Hello everyone
I wanted to make something for my very special mum. She has been a leading light, a bright shining star in my life and a very special person who has shaped my thinking and my carer. So for all of the help she has given me, I wanted to give her something that I wish to help her with, de-cluttering! My mum has always been a little messy so I have made her a tidy box for all of the little bits on her dresser. I hope she likes it!
To make the box I placed four matchboxes onto a thick sheet and then attached a decorated top sheet. Then I glued on the top box and decorated it. I used some lovely vintage papers that I embossed and added a beautiful teen Magnolia Tilda and background stamp which I coloured with copic’s. 

I will be entering it into these challenges:

Magnolia Licious Highlights A sketch challenge ends June

Truly Scrumptious #56 A sketch challenge ends Wednesday 3rd Fortnightly

Wild Orchid A magnolia white + 2 with a twist a rose challenge ends Monday 9th

Magnolia Stamp Lovers A flowers challenge ends Sunday 7th

Just Magnolia A buttons bows and bling challenge ends Friday 6th

DYSU A make it pop challenge ends Thursday 5th

Delicious Doodles A teenager challenge ends Thursday 5th

Your Next Stamp A add a charm challenge ends Friday 9th Fortnightly

Crafty Ann’s A fancy folds challenge ends 5th

Digi’s With Attitude A who is a star in your life challenge ends Friday 6th

Mami Doodles A lets get girly challenge ends Friday 6th

Card Making Mamas A for a loved one challenge ends Friday 13th

Fun at Fairy Knoll A birthday challenge ends Friday 6th

2 Sisters A for a mum challenge ends Friday 6th

Really Reasonable Ribbon Rambling A use two ribbons challenge ends Tuesday Fortnightly 12th

Catch the bug challenge A May flowers and pastel colours challenge ends Saturday 6th

Sentiment Sunday #53 A for a special woman in your life challenge ends Sunday 7th

Crafty Ho A strong woman in your life challenge ends Sunday 7th

Aud Sentiments A for mum challenge ends Wednesday 11th

Craft Us Crazy A mums and flowers challenge ends Wednesday 11th

Magnolia Down Under #94 A lace and ribbons challenge ends Sunday 7th

By the Cute and Girly A anything goes Challenge ends June

Cupcake Inspiration A anything goes challenge ends Saturday 21st

Sugar Creek Hallow A embossing challenge ends Saturday 6th

Crazy 4 Stampers #85 A 3 papers two flowers one button challenge ends Saturday 6th

Frosted Designs A stripes and polka dots challenge ends Friday 6th

The Crafty Pad #119 A pearls and swirls challenge ends Sunday 7th

Pear Tree designs #47 A free for all challenge ends Monday 9th

Pollycraft #91 A anything goes challenge ends Monday 9th

There’s Magic in the Air A birthday challenge ends Monday 9th

Craft Your Passion #56 A anything goes challenge ends Monday 9th

Sketch and stash A free choice sketch challenge ends Monday 9th

Kreative Stempelfreunde-Creative stamp Friends #24 A Mothers day challenge ends Monday 16th Fortnightly

Digital Tuesday A ribbon and lace challenge ends Tuesday 10th

Tuesday Throwdown #47 A mothers day challenge ends Tuesday 9th

Ladybird Crafts #26 A going dotty challenge ends Monday 9th

I hope this is OK, Lynn 


  1. Hi Lynn, a wonderful card and make-up caddy. I'm sure your Mum will love and cherish them both Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion

  2. Your mum is going to love this! What a great project! So glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs.

  3. WOW! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Hi Lynn, Your project is just beautiful!!! I love the little box that you have put on top of the drawers. VERY clever!! Beautiful colors and details on both the makeup drawers and the card..
    hugs and thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.

  5. WOW your project is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at S N S this week...good luck!

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  6. wow this is amazing.. i lovw the detail & time you've put into creating this... am sure ya Mum will just adore it & what a fabulous keepsake too 8o)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck 8o)

    xXx Angie xXx

  7. What a sweet gift for your mom Lynn!
    I bet she'll love it forever!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  8. lovely tiny bits box Lynn, very lovely
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  9. This is Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful idea.Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

  10. what gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at the pear tree design this week and good luck hugs linda x

  11. Great idea, and so beautifully made! Your mum is sure to treasure it.Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Pearls & swirls challenge this week. Hugs, Ali x

  12. OMGOSH how beautiful!! I love the cute little makeup box on top of the drawers and the matching card is so gorgeous:-) Thanks so much for playing along at MDUC this week:-)

  13. Your gift-set is wonderful!
    An adorable image, beautiful colors and lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us this week at JMHS.

  14. Beautiful gift set - LOve the little scene you created
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  15. This is absolutley fabulous and I'm sure your Mum will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  16. Wau eingach super schön.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative-Stempelfreunde
    LG NIcole

  17. Wow thats gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at LCI this week.

  18. Super project, lucky Mum. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jen x

  19. Wow what a lucky mum. Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

  20. Wow - lucky Mum! Fab box and matching card, your mum is sure to be thrilled with it! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash this time around, Juliexx

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  22. Totally gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  23. Wow, I am impressed with how much effort you put into this! Lovely idea. Thanks so much for joining in at LCI this week!

  24. This is beautiful....and I 'm sure your mother will love it....and to have all those little pockets (matchboxes) will be really nice to have for the little stuff we all seems to collect.....thank you for playing with us at PCC.......

  25. what a great project!! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

  26. Wow what a great project, I love the images you've used! I'm sure your mum will love it! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

  27. Lynn this is delightful. I am so glad you shared it with us at Sentimental Sunday's.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  28. What a FAB project...she is sure to love it!! This is really beautiful and looks like you really put your heart into it....Thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air for our Birthday Challenge!!

  29. Great to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Saskia :)

  30. Hi Lynn, wow what a fabulous project this is! I am sure it will be very well received! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week, hope to see you again very soon. Pami x

  31. What a fabulous gift and card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll this week. Smiles ~ Brandi

  32. What a gorgeous set! It must have taken forever. Your mom is going to LOVE it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  33. What a fantastic gift! Your Mom is going to love this. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide

  34. Oh my word this is one fabulous project, LOVE your creativity!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at YNS!

  35. Very pretty set! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

  36. Your box and matching card are darling! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  37. Beautiful and thoughful - I bet your mum was over the moon with the present. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  38. Great gift set! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  39. This is a wonderful gift project. Your mom is a lucky lady. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  40. Hi Lynne - this is a fab creation! - the match boxes are such a clever idea & excellent use of re-cycled materials - V.pretty too! Thanks for joining us at Carm-makin Mamas this week - hope to see you again.
    Deb.x (new CMM DT member)

  41. Just adore this project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  42. OK??? This is wonderful!! So much work. I sure hope it was appreciated! Thanks for joining our Aud Sentiments Challenge! Hope to see you again.