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Friday, 15 August 2014

Chocolate Boxes Gets a Make Over

Hi and good morning my post is scheduled so fingers crossed it work. I will be travelling off to Wales so please prey for some nice weather Caravan and rain doesnt mix.
Well today means another challenge at CRAFTY CATZ and this week it is one of our extremely talented and beautiful GDT the lovely INGRID. If you havent visited her blog yet omg your missing out. what that girl can do with baby wipes and bits and bobs. So what has she for us this week.
RECYCLE IT
yes dont run for the hills as i nearly did. Have a peep around and see what you can do to change something. Dont forget ribbons off boxes. buttons off old clothing and jars about to go in the bin.
Need more inspiration checkout the teams creations.
Our sponsor for this week is 
Fred She Said with a fab voucher for our winner
so what have I recycled.
A box of yummy chocolates I got for christmas. i knew I kept it for a reason.
It is a nice good strong box and thought I could put some flowers in when I get round to making them.
So what did I do with it.
Coat of Burnt Umber paint followed by gold fine spray and time to decorate.
grab a cuppa wasnt sure which picture was best so you get all three



I have used dies from Memory Box, Sue Wilson leaves and classic rose (omg I had to cut each out on its own to get a clean cut ) & Spellbinders . Chain, gems and my love knot punch for the sides.
Took me ages to make the flowers and hope you like it.
Well as I said this scheduled so see you soon. 
Leave me a comment if you have time would love to hear what you think

17 comments:

Janette said...

Morning Sue, OMG this is gorgeous, so pretty and love the flowers too....clever thing.....
Have a safe journey and a very happy break in sunny Wales......xxxx

tilly said...

it's a beautiful box now, so pretty with your new dies but what a fuss, cutting each separate!, enjoy your break
Tilly x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful box Sue love the flower's and fabulous colour's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,such lovely details.xxx

PaperDaisies said...

Such a great idea Sue. I love your gift box. Who would guess it is made from a chocolate box! The result is stunning. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning transformation of that choccy box, Luv Sam x

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant transformation, What lovely flowers and stunning colour and leaves
Well done
Have a nice weekend
Margaret

Jac said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love those flowers and butterflies, have a fantastic time in Wales, keeping my fingers crossed for you for the weather xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Oh, Sue! Your make is so gorgeous! I was wondering how you got the finish on the box so perfect... brilliant transformation! The die cuts are to doe for. Thank you for the sweet mention in your post too, so nice of you!
Thank you for all of your help this week, have a great weekend!
Ingrid xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, so stunning! I really love the texture on the tin and your flowers are drop dead gorgeous! All those intricate dies are so delicate, just love it! :)

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.stunning recycling and i love your pretty details ;D

xx coops xx

MagsB said...

Oh my, this is fabulous! I love the blue and brown colour combo, so pretty! Isn't it satisfying to turn a package that would normally be thrown away into something pretty and useful?!

I hope you're having a lovely time away with no rain and lots of sunshine!

love Mags B x

mags said...

A beautiful decorated box Sue. Love the colours and the beautiful die cuts and flowers used. Hope you have a good time in Wales.
Mags
x

Lee said...

Soooo Beautiful I love it, well done you.Got me fingers crossed that you have fine weather hun.Take care.Big Huggles xxx

Mad Moose said...

Stunning! love the roses - worth all the headache. Hope you have a great week. Naomi x

Anna Jasiolek said...

Sue, this is even more 'chocolate' than before, and you have used my favourite color combo! Fantastic design. Sorry for being so quiet during my holidays, the internet was really lame there. Have a nice week!
Hugs,
Anna xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Oh just beautiful Sue!!