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Friday, 25 September 2009

My First Cute Altered Box!!!!!


In all my years of crafting I have never altered a box. I've made a few but never recycled one before. This was a box of Cherry Brandy's. Well I did need an empty box so you can guess what happened to the choccies!!! I started by covering the box with Brown Bazill and used a Gold Adirondaak to distress the edges. Next I covered with a layer of spotty paper from K & Co Wild Rasberry and added some Cream Rafia Lace from Bunny Zoe Crafts. I covered Grungeboard pieces with the Gold Dabber and added Hero Art Flowers and punched some leaves which have been spritzed with a Gold and Rose Glimmer Mist and edged with a Chalk Ink Pad. The image has been coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils. Think this has a nice Autumnal feel to it to.

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Now without realizing, this fits into 8 challenges, Wow, not intentional but I do like my challenges.
Secret Crafter - One For The Girls Fun With Shapes - Autumn PaperPlay - Spot This Creative Inspiration - Autumn/Fall
My Time To Craft - Autumn Stamp With Fun - Autumn Pile It On - Punches
Stamptacular - Anything But A Card.


Thanks for looking and I'd love to read your feedback as this was a new project for me.
Take Care!
Clairexx


82 comments:

Amy said...

This is so beautiful, hard to believe it was your first altered box! You do amazing work! :)

Caroline said...

brilliant Claire, I love what you have done with the box, you are right it does have an Autumn feel to it

Frazzled Crafts said...

Just love the little box and the emiage is so fine, but most of all the embellishments and the distress look of the box! Superb! Liz x

Janny said...

ooooooh Claire this is soooo beautifull

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty box!

made by fifi said...

lovely little box claire - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge this week xx

Kelly Schelske said...

It's gorgeous Claire! great job!

Hugs, Kelly

Kaytee said...

Oh very cute!! I love that key in the corner and the flowers!

m@deliefjuh said...

wauw its beutiful

Lesley said...

Fab box Claire, love the colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xx

Lily said...

Claire - super a pretty box. Love the little key. The distressed edging looks fab. Must have a go myself. Hugs, Lily

Sandie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Claire!! Love the colours and the cute image. Wonderful flowers *drool*

Thanks so much for joining us on PaperPlay this week :)

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous Claire!!...I love the way you covered this box!!..Hugs, Ila

Sandra said...

Beautiful box... hope it's not long before you make your next one.
Hugs
Sandra x

gina g said...

HI Claire It's stunning you've a fantastic job, and she is one of my fav images. luv gina xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful creation Claire! Love that image and the swirls around her. Fab accents and details too. Fun! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Jenny said...

This is truely Beautiful!
I spent an hour or two, reading your blog and I am inlove...LOL
Your work is so so pretty:-)
Must be updated with new posts. I am now a folower x
Thank you for Visiting my blog today. Reading your comment about my card means alot to me; Comming from such a talented crafter! Thank You.

Donna said...

Fantastic piece of altering Claire, so beautifully done :) hope all is well with the kids today, its lovely to see you joining in the SCSC this week :) Donna x

Marley said...

Hi Claire,
How are you? Hope you are doing well.. this card is lovely!! Please let me know when you send it.. thanks so much!
Have a great weekend
xxxx Marley

Marley said...

Hi Claire,
How are you? Hope you are doing well.. this card is lovely!! Please let me know when you send it.. thanks so much!
Have a great weekend
xxxx Marley

debby4000 said...

Adorable box, wonderful image.
luv
Debby

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is just so very gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Carole said...

Stunning box Claire...so beautifully decorated.
Hugs
Carole x

Sharon said...

I love this box Claire. I keep meaning to get some grungeboard shapes and they look great here.

Cheryl said...

stunning box so beautifully decorated too love cheryl x

Danni said...

Cute is right!! and oh so pretty!

stampinfrog said...

For your first altered box this is gorgeous! Love the papers and the sweet image is so colored so beautifully! Congrats on getting it to fit into 8 challenges!!!
Hugs,Connie

BA said...

hi claire
totally gorgeous!! I love all the embellishments.
tahnks for joing us at shapes & more
xoox BA

Tammi said...

Wow, your first box, it's gorgeous! You've added so many lovely details, love it!

Kim said...

Claire this is AMAZING! You did a fantastic job...what a GREAT project!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Marina said...

This is so beautiful, Claire!
Nice image and papers and the details are so pretty.

Have a nice weekend,
Marina

Enfys said...

This is great, can't believe this is the first time you have had a crack at this, anyway, the result is perfect!
hugs
En x

Randi said...

So cute!! I would have never known it was a candy box! Beautiful coloring and I love the gold!

Anesha said...

Beautiful altered box, great job for your first altered box! Anesha

Clare (Littlebear) said...

I'll have to have at altering one of these, I could do with an excuse to buy (and eat) some cherry brandy chocs!
This is so gorgeous and I love the effect of the Adirondak distressing - the whole thing is fab!
Have a great weekend.
Clare x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great box, really gorgeous! Beautiful colours and details.
Hugs Jacqueline

jannekescreations said...

It's awesome!

Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Janneke X

Nilla said...

Gosh, this is so beautiful! Well done! Hugs Nilla

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,love all the beautiful detail and brilliant colouring!!! Fabulous idea!!
Hugs xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Of my gosh, this altered box is beautiful! What perfect detailing.

Jill said...

beautiful box Claire, I love the image and the embellishments hugs Jill xx

Minxy said...

Its absolutly fabby hun, looks great all finished x

Nancy said...

WOW Claire this is gorgeous:O) Love the cute image, your colouring is wonderful. Beautiful DP's and the flowers are lovely.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
This is beautiful. The image is so well done and she's gorgeous. I love the flowers and the open weave ribbon you have used.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Deanna said...

Wow it turned out great!

Thanks so much for playing!
Dee at Pile It On DT

Carola said...

This is so beautiful!

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Hugs,
Carola

Silli said...

Hello Claire, this is sooo very cute...I love that image and the pretty colors... Great work. Happy weekend... Silke

Nannieflash said...

Wow Claire I think youve done a fantastic job of recycling your box, mind i suspect some might like to think they still help the original chocs. Never mind its gorgeous and the colouring is lovely. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx (hope the children are on the mend)

Nicola said...

Woo hoo our Claire, what a fabby altered box - hope the waistline is ok?
Fabulous attention to detail and many techniques here and they all add up to an awesome creation which I would love to see more of. You out did yourself sweetie.
Take care, Nicola -x-

Tara said...

This is a wonderful creation Claire - the papers and embellishments are delish and your image is divine, so beautifully coloured!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Bunny-Zoe said...

Gorgeous box Claire, love the cute image and all the wonderful detail. Hope you are having a great Saturday. Hugs Nikki x

Annie said...

your box is gorgeous! love the gold edging, the pretty image and all the little extras!
hugs, annie x

fairymadjo said...

oh wow hunny, its amazing hun, thanks soo much for your kind words on my blog huggs jo x

Liza said...

Gorgeous box, I love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

scrapnnMO said...

Oh Claire what a lovely looking box. You did a fantastic job altering it. :)
♥Dawn♥

linnes said...

A real sweet and cute altered box! I love it!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Your box IS cute. Love it and all the heart details. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Please check out my huge blog candy in honor of SSC's own Priscilla

Marcea said...

Hi there hun, I love your box, it is stunning
Hope you are well :o)
-x-

Sprytebyrd said...

Awesome box!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular this week! Hope to see you again soon!
Dee

Brenda said...

Beautiful box!!!

Thank you for playing.
Brenda-Pile It On GDT

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous box Claire! I'm really 'into' boxes and bags etc. at the moment.

Pia said...

Beautiful altered box

Vanessa said...

WOW, that is a beautiful project! :) Love the colours and the distressing, it all works so lovely.

Vanessa

alina said...

It's wonderful, Claire, beautiful colour combination and lovely details! And yes, I can imagine what happened with the contents, I would have done the same!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Alina

Monique said...

It's beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

Penni said...

Super box Claire, love the image you've used and the flowers are great.

I've left a little something for you on my blog.

Hugs
Penni
X

slinkycat said...

Just came across you blog, I love the box! :)

Julie M said...

Gorgeous box, Claire. I love the spotty paper, and the gold edging is beautiful - so vintagey!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie

Rica said...

Just gorgeous Claire, love your gold distressing fabulous image and stunning details.
hugs Heather xx

Helen said...

This is beautiful! Love the colour combination...and the gold ink around the edges looks great!
Helen x

Aija said...

You could not say this is your firts altered box, it looks so beautiful! All the decorations look good together and ofcourse the image is fab!
Hugs,
Aija

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!!! Claire, this is just amazing and soooo very stunning!! I sure love what you've done with it and that image is just precious!! HUGS

Sabine said...

It's a really gorgeous box! Love it! Great work!

Thanks for joining us this week at fun with shapes and more!

Hugs
Sabine

Kathy said...

Well for your first altered box it is gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! The papers are so pretty and all your details are amazing!! Love this image as well!! So so pretty!
:)Kathy

Swaantje said...

What a beautiful box *wow*
Beautiful creation and great colours.

Hugs
Swaani

mar1ene said...

Fabulous Claire, love it :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Rach said...

a beautiful cox, claire, so pretty. hugs rachxx

craftyb said...

It's fab Claire, love your colour combo, and all the fab embellishments...I love this image and you've coloured it beautifully. bx

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Claire, your creation is fabulous!!!
I love the look and they papers are beautiful.
Have a nice week.
Hugs, Mumur.

Ilonka said...

Whow Claire this is so adorable!!!!
Beautiful Box!

XXXX Ilonka

Ivi said...

Great box, and I think it was hard for you to get the box empty *gggggg*.

Thanks for joining us at shapes and more.

Hugs Ivi

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