Friday, 4 May 2012

Polka Doodles Challenge - Vintage Box

Well have you got your copy of Pen & Paper Circle Issue 2?? If you have, you may have spotted my Vintage Box on the front cover and detailed "how to" instructions inside. I've had a quick flick through and have to say there are some awesome projects from the DT included in it.

I've been really busy with various projects lately (this being one of them) and simply ran out of time to make anything for this weeks challenge over at Polka Doodles which is DISTRESS. So I'm afraid I've cheated a little and used this project for my DT sample. These are a couple of pictures of the box taken before it was sent off for publication never to be seen again - cos Nikky has pinched it!!!! LOL  :0)

Here it is on the cover of the magazine which unfortunately has sold out. The good news is though that Issue 3 of the magazine has just gone on pre-order and includes the gorgeous stamps shown in the picture below. Remember this is a limited release and you only have until the 15th May to place your order.

If you did get the magazine and are inspired to make the box, please let me know as I'd love to see your take on it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic weekend.

Claire xxx

I would like to enter this box into the following challenges:
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Anything goes
Do You Stack Up - Circles
Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage
Sassy Studio Designs - You've been framed
My Mum's Craft Shop - Embossing
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing Die cuts/ Punches
Whimsy Stamps - Spots and dots
Anything goes - Things with wings
Craft Room - Embossing
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything but a card
Creative Mondays - Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes


  1. Wow! Beautiful box Claire. Are those peel offs? It must feel great seeing your work in print. xx

    1. Thank you. Defiantely not peel-offs - just really nice quality stamps and heat embossing :D

  2. Oooh this is a beautiful box Claire, I can see why Nikki nicked it!! lol!

    Love the crackled face! (Its just like looking in the mirror!?)

    Keryn x

  3. This is the image and fabulous colours.Congrats on being

  4. Absolutely beautiful Claire! Congrats on being published!

  5. Gorgeous box love the cracked glass effect and congrats on being published.
    Jenny x

  6. Just beautiful Claire, am not surprised it's gone walkies :D

    Congratulations on being published, not only published but FRONT COVER! Blimey! Really well done :)

  7. I love your project, Claire and congratulations on being published, hun. I have ordered my copy of issue no. 3 - can't wait to see the designs.
    Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  8. Just so gorgeous hun...:o)

    have a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

  9. This is gorgeous! I love all the vintagey goodness and how you used the cracked glass technique. So fabulous!


    **I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  10. Really stunning box thanks for sharing your design with us at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.


  11. My word its just beautiful Claire what a fabulous creation and I'm loving the image with the cracked glass effect! Thanks for your comment on my last post you really need to get those scissors out and cut the papers!! lol Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

  12. This is awesome sweetie love the design. Well done on being in the magazine hun you must feel sooooooooo proud .

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  13. Gorgeous card, really pretty embellishments.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Whimsy Digi DT

  14. stunning box! Really beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at LEJ Designs challenge blog this week! Hope to see you again soon! Rachel x

  15. OH Wow!!! just love this, and your cracked glass embossing puts my effort to shame lol, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

  16. Oh wow, wow, wow Claire, this is stunning! Many congratulations on being published, your work is always amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

  17. Such a stunningly beautiful project, I love those gorgeous dragonfly corners, just so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  18. It's beautiful. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  19. Stunning box, so pretty and beautiful colours,
    lovely embossing.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  20. wow what a stunning box ,love all the details and the imagecis wonderful and vintage feel is perfect
    thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop and good luck
    tracey x

  21. Beautiful box, no wonder someone kept hold of it! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  22. Oh now I like that! lovely hun, thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs, and making the first challenge such a success,
    Good Luck,

    Lou DT

  23. It's beautiful and with so much character. I've enjoyed admiring your work. :)

  24. Wow, a stunning creation! I love how you've decorated this, the embossing over the image is absolutely fabulous, and I love the gold corners. Thanks for sharing your box with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  25. Gorgeous card. I love the embellishments you added into it.


  26. What a beautiful creation! I love the contrast of the gold with the pink- so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  27. Super creation love the colour and image! Thanks for sharing with us over at Whimsy Stamps Challenge.

    Big hugs Jo x
    Whimsy Digi DT

  28. Beautiful. Congrats on being published! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  29. Pretty box! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  30. WOW! Just beautiful! love the colors and that window is just so so pretty!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you back often:0)


  31. Gorgeous decorated box, such a cute image too. Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU this week!

  32. Beautiful box and I just love the crackled effect - beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday - don't forget to share a Top Tip with us next time to be in the running for our Top Tipper Prize too!

    Carol x

  33. Beautiful box....that cracked mirror/glass is so effective. I love everything about your project. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "emboss it" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  34. What a super creation, lots of lovely detail, love that lace you used! Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week for Anything Goes!

  35. Gorgeous. Fab project and the detail is lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  36. This is a beautiful box - lovely colours and such gorgeous details...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  37. Amazing Creation! GREAT JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
    -Sony LC-DT


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