Saturday, 18 April 2015

In the secret garden

Hellooo and happy weekend! There's a new challenge starting today over at Sweet Stampin' and this week we don't want you to share your cards with us.... but anything else stamped would be lovely! The theme 'anything but a card', sponsored by The Ribbon Girl, so it's time to put your thinking caps on and get creative! A little while ago I bought some templates from House of Zandra and this challenge inspired me to actually use one of them- the Book Giftbox Template. I constructed the box from white cardstock, all the insides are inked and stamped (I thoroughly enjoyed this part!)
The outside of the box is covered with dp and I also cut some images from the dp, the butterflies, bee and the frog to add to the design. The fairy is a very old stamp which has been coloured with copics and fussy cut to live inside the box. I added various die cuts and some lowers and pearls to finish. I'm planning to make a smallish memory album to put inside (when I get around to it :)
Thanks for visiting today, I hope you'll find the time to pop over to Sweet Stampin'   _there are some beautiful projects from the rest of the team for you to enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend
Challenges entered:
alohafriday fairytale/fantasy
craftingwithanattitude freestyle/fantasy
MAWTT Anything but a square card


Tracey T said...

Wow! What a beautiful project! Love to see original crafty makes like this. Have a lovely weekend xx

Doreen said...

This is just

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Chris, this is the most beautiful project I have seen for a long while...gorgeous image coloured perfectly too.....Hope you have a lovely weekend.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Julie said...

Oh my goodness Chris,you are sooooo clever, I just love the idea of the fairy garden, I hope you made one for each of your granddaughters! Hope alls good with you, my shoulder is improving now, thank you for the message, you'll never guess, I've actually been scrapbooking! Miss our classes! X

Helen said...

That is amazing! A really clever project and beautifully made.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting With an Attitude.

Helen x

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! This is one Stunning creation Chris..It's one of those that you can look and see something diffferet every time.
I'm sure you will have to keep it out of reach from those little hands that call? Or have they now received it lol..
LOving your design and FAB colours too.

Sue said...

This is so gorgeous Chris! sorry I haven't been around but this old laptop needs winding up!! it works on steam LOL take care Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

So gorgeous! I love everything you did here! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
Drea DT Host Inspirational #216

coldwaters2 said...

Woweeee Chris this is one awesome project and it is so beautiful, I love that fairy image also the amazing stamping and wonderful embellishments ACE project.
lorraine x

Michelle N. said...

What a beautiful fairy garden-how creative! Thanks for joining us at Aloha Friday's Fantasy Challenge!

Rose said...

Wow Chris what a fabulous project gorgeous design and lovely fairy image.
Rose x

Kathleen said...

Glad we never had this challenge at LCI, I am useless at anything else, not that good at cards but even worse at anything else.
This is so stunning though, looks like a heck of a lot of hard work has gone into it and you must be so proud of it.

Kath x

She's a Color Queen said...

WOW, that is one fancy box! Simply gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!!

Melissa DT

Penny said...

Chris, this is a creative piece of genius! I love everything about it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

AO Creations said...

This is beautiful, love it!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome project!! Fantastic details! Thank you for joining the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

O my Chris...This is so beautiful....a work of art.....I looked at it for some time ....great details....Joolsx

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Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Oooh wow, wow, wow - this is totally stunning! What a beautiful creation, so different and those papers are gorgeous!

Desire Fourie said...

This is just pure delight. Loving the gorgeous fairy in her pretty garden.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Wow! I really love your box! It's just fabulous!! Thank you for playing this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals. Hope to see you again soon. New challenge starts 4/23. Barb DT

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is simply stunning, Chris, I adore it.

Love and hugs

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a gorgeous creation Chris. I love the window book effect. Enchanting finish too. Hugs, Wends x

Unknown said...

What a fabulous box, brilliant idea. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude. Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn DT xx