Friday, 18 May 2012

Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue!!!

Morning! It's challenge week again for team B over at Polka Doodles and just in case you hadn't guessed it the theme this week is Weddings.

I decided that I fancied making an exploding box as they always seem to go down well with the recipients and as I had someone to make it for it would so totally be worth the effort involved! So that's what I've done! The old is of course the tried and tested exploding box, the new was my Labels One Nesties and the addition of clothes to the owls, the borrowed was the mini heart punch (courtesy of my lovely friend Maz who for some reason chooses not to blog??!!) and the blue is of course evident in my colour scheming! So here it is:

The gorgeous polkadot paper is from Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD. The Heart & Button are from the Sundae of Seasons CD and the owls are from the Sugar Birdies Special Collectors Edition CD. I've drawn a jacket and top hat for the male owl and a veil for the female owl to make them look like a married couple. I free-hand cut the horseshoe.

The arch is made from card covered acetate which has been embossed.

The little frame on the front was from Poundland and I've just given it a coat of acrylic paint and brushed it lightly with Distress Ink. The back of the frame has been glued onto the box and the frame simply clips on and off. Needless to say I will be in search of more these as I think they'll be really useful!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire xxx

Candy Doodles Collectors Edition
Sundae of Seasons
Sugar Birdies Special Collectors Edition
Labels One Nestabilities
Sizzix - Blonde De Monde Alpha
Sizzix - Burlap and Swirls Embossing Folder
Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this box into the following challenges:
I ♥ PROMARKERS- Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything but a square card
fashionista challenge - Weddings
make it monday - anything goes
Simon Says stamp & show - anything goes
stamp with fun - weddings
catch the bug - things with wings
crafty emma - anything goes


  1. This is fabulous, so much work here and things to look at, something to be treasured in the future, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  2. fabulous!! thanks for playing this weeks "things with wings" challenge at catch the bug!

  3. This is a work of art! what a fun project! Awesome!
    love the soft colors!
    Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl-don't be square- challenge this week!

  4. Whooop Whooop......this is AWESOME!!! Mr and Mrs Owl are ADORABLE!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  5. WOW!! Such a great exploding box. Just love the coule inside:) Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    Berit x

  6. This is beautiful! And I LOVE the white with the blue and white polka dot ribbon. It's precious!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Anything but Square challenge this week.

  7. Oh HUN,you really do make the most, stunning cards,and,gifts Hun this is just brilliant I just adore the colours,and that embossing is so effect just love this too bits,sweetie,Alfie is asleep so having,a little time to myself,he he,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

  8. Claire this is absolutely stunning!

  9. I love your exploding box, Claire - the little owls look so cute in their wedding outfits. Jan xx

  10. Fantastic exploding box! I love the whimsical center especially Mr. & Mrs. Owl!

  11. Very great box - wonderful color and design. I like it. Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  12. WOW...this is incredible. What a ton of work and it looks amazing! Nicely done. ;)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  13. Wow this is sensational Claire just love the embossed box and then you wow us with the inside just beautiful and a great keepsake for the happy couple!!! Chanelle xx

  14. Oooh...I love this! Definitely a fun shaped card...and I love, LOVE the white and blues. And what a cute "bride & groom"! So glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  15. Positively wonderful! Love your color combo and the "explosion" of bride and groom!
    I am so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl challenge. Good luck!

  16. this is just adorable, I love love love it. I have to show this to my good friend who loves owls :) :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :)


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