Friday, 13 January 2017

Valentines Day Ladybird Matchbox

Valentine Lady bug MatchboxI was a little disappointed to find that only one chocolate ladybird fit comfortably in this The Works matchbox.  Two would have looked cute, but the top would have bulged and that wouldn’t look very professional, so I may just pad the box out with a little red tissue paper to make the ladybird look all cosy. I will look, but doubt if I will find any other suitable wrapped sweet that would maybe go with it, unless a small packet of Lovehearts would fit?
Valentines Day Lady Bird Matchbox with ChocolateThe box is lined with a heart patterned paper and then I  have simply mat and layered the top and bottom using scraps from a Nordic style Christmas Paper and silver foil, with co-coordinating scraps down the sides.
Valentines Day Ladybird MatchboxThe leaf and sentiment circle are punched, and the “With Love” handwritten and edged by me using a black fine liner pen.
Valentines Ladybird ladybug matchboxI thought putting the wooden ladybirds on the top would be a hint as to what lies within, and when the chocolate is eaten you still have a little box for treasures or buttons etc.


Cheryl W said...

So cute! Too bad two didn't fit, but they're still adorable.

misteejay said...

So cute - what a lovely idea for a little Valentine token.
Toni xx

Di said...

Really lovely Helen!You still haventhat magical touch 😀🐞🐞


Di xx

jc2711 said...

Hi Helen

Mr Bob and I have now caught up with all of your posts since you started blogging again and we have thoroughly enjoyed reading it all. I was so sorry to read about you losing precious people in 2016, but your determination to achieve what you needed for yourself absolutely shone through; I am in awe. You are such a strong lady.

I also admire your decision to downsize with vengeance. I need to do some life laundry and reading your blog is very inspiring. Your new home looks absolutely beautiful, very elegant and very calming.

Congratulations on Bertie, I gained another great nephew in May 2016 and he is absolutely adorable, he and his older brother bring the whole family much joy and laughter. I am also honoured as his mother, my niece, trusts me along with his grandparents to look after them.

May your blogging continue for as long as you are happy to blog. I for one enjoy reading it and catching up with events in your life. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jackie and Mr Bob -x-

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