Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Key to my Heart

Good morning

I am back this morning with another altered matchbox.

This time it is a small matchbox and I got the idea of the theme around St Valentine's Day.

I covered the box with paper and distressed it with Wild Honey and a little glitter.  I added some silver net and a brad for a handle.  The tiny rose buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the key has been in my stash for some time and I am afraid I cannot remember where I got it from.

Inside I added another single rose and a wooden red heart along with the rest of the sentiment.

If you would like to see the other matchboxes I have altered you can find them at An Altered Matchbox and Recycled Matchbox.

Don't forget to check out the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, it is all about recycling something.



  1. Hi Dionne
    I am terribly unwell but had to pop by to see your amazing creations. WOW, It's a work of art! Such a great way to recycle and make it into something so special.
    Michaela xx

  2. Beautiful Dionne. I love that little bunch of rosebuds and then how there is one in the box with the heart too. I shall be adding this to my Pinterest board (the other one is already there!) Love it!

  3. Love this!!! Maybe next time I come to stay we could play with matchboxes! Xxx


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