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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Quirky recipe reminder

 The first photos I took of my box were awfully dark, I thought the mini photo studio was faulty - luckily I took a look and it has 6 screw in bulbs and they were all loose, so phew it is working properly now!
I had this paper mache box on the shelf for a long time, and decided it was time to use it. This is my example for the Quirky Crafts Challenge reminder, the challenge is called Pretty in Pink, and is a recipe: pink, green, cream or white, flowers and ribbon or lace.
I painted my box with Paperartsy Blush Fresco paint and dabbed a bit of Rose Fresco paint on the lid. The images are from our sponsor Stitchy Bear's digital outlet and I used Dandy Flower by Floppe Latte (I think it is lovely) coloured with Promarkers, and a beautiful butterfly by Sentimental Susan which I coloured with Graph'its in Turquoise and pink Promarker pen before cutting out.
I painted over the whole thing with Ranger Rock Candy Crackle paint which is clear so a sort of crackle glaze really. When it was dry and cracked I applied some Treasure Gold gilding wax to the edges and all over the crackle glazed top. I added cream and pink ribbon round the lid and made a bow using the Bowdabra, ribbons and Bowdabra were from Crafty Ribbons.

I might need to add a bit of rose to the sides of the box. Inside I lined the box with pink paper printed with more butterflies in pink and green by Sentimental Susan. It is all ready to be filled up now, Mother's day is coming and it would be perfect to hold a small gift.

My box has flown into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes (Mon)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes (Tues)
In the Pink - for a special lady (Thurs)
Graph'it Markers - Shabby Chic - vintage colouring (March 13th)
Creative Fingers - #70 anything goes (Fri)
Allsorts - Spring is in the air (Sat)
One Stitch at a time - anything goes with women (Sun) Got a Special Mention
That Craft Place - Mother's day (Sun)
Crafts Galore - anything goes (March)


  1. Carol, stunning box. Love the flower colouring and the liner idea. Great job!!!!!

  2. It is an adorable box!!! Quirky DT

  3. Really cute project Cazzy!! Love your design and all the elements!

  4. This is absolutely stunning! I love how the image is coloured and the beautiful lining for the box too!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time!

  5. A beautifully decorated box Cazzy.

    Thanks so much for joining in my Spring heme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Very nice and cute box! Nice colors and I love the butterfly! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore "Anything Goes" March Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


  7. such a lovely box
    Thank you for entering the GI colouring challenge

  8. Gorgeous box and so adorable Thanks so much for joining our Shabby chic Graph'it colouring challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk
    Susan ( DT)

  9. Beautifully decorated box .
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Spring is in the air' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  10. Love, this box you created. So pretty with the pink and gold on it. The flower & butterfly are just gorgeously colored. :D Love this!!
    Deborah GD for Quirky Crafts


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