This is my matchbox for the japanese theme, as part of jeska's matchbox challenge over at her blog Lobster and swan.
For this one, i cut down a postcard from my friend the japanese artist Kayo Tamaishi, and i apllied it to the front with japanese masking tape. the sides are recycled tissue paper from jeska's gift to me last year. And the rosette is a vintage find from ebay.
I have filled it with japanese stamps. I have quite a few from parcels of fabric that i have received from Etsy sellers over the years. Japan have the best stamps! Beatrix potter, hello Kitty and fairies are among the ones here.
I have really enjoyed decorating this box, you can go see what other people have been making here
And if you are looking for a unique way to donate to Oxfam, you could browse Jeska's matchbox creations at her shop here Lobster and swan at etsy. she has some beautiful ones still avaliable and some special trinkets are tucked inside.
love and wishes, kat x