Monday, 16 March 2009


My lovely buddy Gez sent me a couple of largish matchbooks and more or less challenged me to make something with one or both !!!! Took me a while to work out but I have managed to come up with something Gez!!! X

I have made an Easter Egg Hunt folder thingymajig!!! I am also using this one as my entry for the Easter Competition over on the FISKARETTES BLOG. There are some great prizes so please enter if you can X

The 'book' is covered in a mix of green & orange BG papers and doodled round in white. I had an egg stamp from last year and used this to create watercoloured images for the front & insides. All the letters are rub-ons, sorry...don't know who by.

It all opens out to show 8 coloured lolly stick with a shrink plastic (er yes....I was brave hehehe) egg on the top. There are clues written on the backs of the sticks. The idea being that the clue on the hidden stick will lead you to the next stick and so on till you find your prize. Which of course just has to be choccy eggs!!! Couldn't resist making a special little bag for these.....oh and I found a good place to store the spare ones too hahahahaha

Thank you so much for taking the time to look and please feel free to leave a comment XXX


Di said...

What a fantastic idea, it's fab Karen xx

Gez said...


Karen you are sooooo CLEVER. Love it to bits. XXXX

Net said...

That's super!

Can I come to your Easter Egg hunt?

Janice said...

what a great idea Karen! I hope you didn't eat too many chocolate eggs ;)

Kathy said...

ooooh this is lovely Karen - and well done on using that matchbook - I've got a few "odd" books in a drawer - bought (seemed like a good idea at the time) or acquired (when I used to get the Stamped Addressed kits from the US) I'm waiting for some inspiration as to what to do with them.
Seeing this might just encourage me to dig them out

Beth said...

Karen, this is soooo clever lovely, I certainly wouldn't have thought to do something like this. I want to hunt for the egg myself now, lol. Well done. XX

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, looks like it's going to be fun at your house at Easter! Are you sure the spare ones are safe? :haha: This is a fab idea Karen and you've brought it together wonderfully - love it!

Traceyr said...

That is fabulous Karen. I bet you ate the leftovers didn't you???

Will you play this with Millie or Jeremy? haha

Hazel said...

Fabaroo crafting x

Chris said...

Karen this is FABULOUS!! hun.... cor you come up with some fabulous ideas my friend.
My grandson would LOVE one of those... I may have to 'borrow' your idea for him :D Brilliant!!
errrrmmm do I take it that the good place you found for the spare ones had something to do with your tummy...rofl
Chris xx