Here's the third matchbox I received in the 'Countdown to Christmas' swap hosted by Linda on her blog A Swap For All Seasons.
This beautiful box was created by Ruth Graham. Unfortunately her blog 'throughmygardensgate' appears to have been discontinued so I can't provide a link to it or say thank you personally.
Ruth decorated her box with scrapbook paper and edged it top and bottom with some little glass like chips looking like frost - I haven't captured it well in my photos. On the front of the box is lovely snowflake made with glass beads and pipe cleaners (what a great idea!). Inside is lined with red glitter paper.
The gift inside is a pair of silver earrings with beads and the peace sign - they are beautiful.
If you are by any chance reading this Ruth, many thanks for the beautiful matchbox and earrings, they will both be treasured x