Which game is Matchsticks, I forget. Is it the one with the dog qith matchstick legs? Maybe I can help. If it is the dog, you make like V's with on his other side, and it can take several trie, sometimes, to get them in the right spot.
GameSpot has a whole list of cheats and walkthroughs. There's also an "Answers" section where you can ask/search for specific topics. http://www.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/laytonkyoujunofushiginamachi/hints.html