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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Let's Quirky Celebrate everything crafty!

YAY It's Quirky challenge time again, it is my challenge and the first of our new monthly challenges this year!
My challenge to you is to celebrate anything you like, but you must include the word Celebrate, or Celebration. 
I am celebrating having a new team, new monthly format, and the New Year.
We are sponsored by the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet who provided the team with images to use, and are providing three prizes to our lucky top three.
Here are the details:
The digi I used is called Craft Queen by BB Kakes from Stitchy Bear, her craft room is way tidier than mine!
I took one chocolate box and stuck the inside into the lid to strengthen it, then painted it with white gesso before painting it with Paper Artsy Fresco paints. I painted it with Ice Blue then sponged Beach Hut and South Pacific over the top.
I cut a piece of designer printed paper by Me and My Big Ideas to use for the background and adhered it to the box. The image was coloured with Promarkers and metallic pens (and now I see what I forgot, meant to add some gems to the crown - will have to do that and retake).
I found some ribbon sliders spelling celebrate and added them and their ribbon to the top of the frame. Quirky is stamped with an Inkadinkado stamp and heat embossed in gold. DoCrafts scrabble tiles spell out the words round the frame, and some shiny red mirror mosaic tiles are dotted inbetween them.
The die cut corner is a Spellbinders Heartfelt die, and the other corner features tiny buttons. I added real shells, tiny cork stoppered bottles of glittery stuff and some freebie metal charms, an odd peacock feather embellishement and an exercise book embellishment that I hand wrote in. 
To finish it off I rubbed some Treasure Gold round the edge of the frame where the lid edge is.

Here it is from another angle, I made some changes to it from the original below (where you can still see wet glue)! I added two legs made from wooden beads, and I really thought it would stand up - it isn't standing without help! So, as I type, a third leg made from two beads is painted and drying, and I had to paint the back of the box today - now you can only see the embossed chocolate bars and make if you really look. I think I might have to decorate the back, all that blue space!
I added some gems to the crown, and drew some images on the stamps on the shelf, and added another little bottle, who knows what will appear on this next!

This is the chocolate box, the chocolates were a Christmas present from my hubby, he knows what I like!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Gals - #52 anything goes end of year bash and hop (5th Jan)
Tuesday Throwdown - #274 anything goes
Simon Says - Lets Party (Wed)
Cute Card Thursday - #406 anything goes 
Left of Centre - all things new (Fri)
Brown Sugar - New Year (Fri)
That's Crafty - anything goes (11th Jan)
Allsorts - what's new? (Sat)
Glitter and Sparkle - #169 anything goes (Sun)
That Craft Place - anything goes (Jan 17)
Love to Create - anything mixed media (24th Jan)
Crafts Galore - #25 anything goes (Jan)


  1. Such a cool card and design!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog!! :)

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Fun project! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  4. Lovely card image and design Cassy, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. What a great design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  6. Fabulous Creation and great recycle idea and Thank you for joining in the Glitter N sparkle Challenge this week. Good Luck Hugs Tracey C - DT

  7. Cool recycled project.... Love all the added details to it..Thanks for sharing it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

  8. This is brilliant I love it, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  9. How fun is this?! So cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  10. Delightful, Cazzy! I adore the Scrabble tiles as the sentiment and that image is too cute. :-D

  11. Hiya, this is so cool. Would love one in the crafty room, might have to copy!!

    Liz x

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  13. Oh, dear, the photo of that choccie box knocked the card images right smack out of my head, Carol!! You've got a keeper of a guy there! And how fun is your card and the fact that you keep adding to the fun image?!! I love it! Thank you for your recent visit! I do hope that things are brighter and you have an amazing and wonderful year!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Fabulous project. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

  15. Lovely creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge January.


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