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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Exploding box card

























Grrrr! After trying for half an hour to get these pictures in the right order and lined up, I've decided to settle for the fact that they're on here at all! :-)
This is my first ever exploding box and I'm soooo chuffed with it! I followed a tutorial on You tube by Crafty Alice: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbCr4hsgPe8 It's taken me daaaays to make but I've loved it :-)
The lid of the large box has Henbury Lane butterflies on it and then around the outside are some flowers I got for my birthday, a tag that I've made with a list of wishes on it that I have for the special couple, some heart die-cuts I've had for ages and a little wedding topper I picked up at a car boot sale! The papers are all from the Dovecraft Wedding collection. The inside has a freebie image of Cuthbert and Kiki's Wedding from Pollycraft that I've coloured with promarkers and some computer generated sentiments cut with my nesties. The brads are from the Papermania capsule collection and the gems and flowers are from my stash.
The mini box has ribbon and flowers from my stash around the outside, while the inside has a bunch of mini flowers I got for my birthday (I usually end up chopping the stalks off!), a freebie butterfly from a magazine (I forget which one!) a heart shaped brad with a ribbon threaded through it and a flower I made using small scallops cut with my nesties and secured with a brad. All the card is core'dinations. I'm going to fill the mini box with confetti when I give it.
Phew! I think that's everything! Are you still with me??? :-)
I'm entering it into three challenges:
Sir Stampalot: Bring on the Bling
Sarah Hurley: Animals
Crafty Catz: Animals
Hope you like it (and I haven't bored you too much!)
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx

17 comments:

Melly said...

Stunning petal!
You shoul be so proud of your wee self! Its a fab 1st attempt!
Great take on the "animal" theme over on Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog!
Hugs Melly xxx

Clare Brown said...

OMG Mel your exploding box is just fabulous, I can see peolpe asking you for orders. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley challenges this week but wait til you see what our next challenge is, you'll just love it!!

hugs Clare

debs said...

Oh WOW Mel..its fabulous!!..well done ...i still havnt had a go at these and youve done a fabulous job :0)

Debs x

brenda said...

Hi Mel

What a super opo up box, lovely coluors as well.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

chris said...

Hi Mel, This is so fabulous, it must have taken you hours and hours, its truly beautiful.
thanks for joining us in the Sir stampalot challenge. hugs chris xx

Suzie said...

Oh this is gorgeous, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

pinky said...

This is gorgeous, have made these before so know the work you have put into it. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot bling challenge.
Pinky

carol said...

Super box..really pretty, thanks for joining us at craftycatz, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

Great exploding box and thanks for joining us at crafty catz

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a wonderful creation!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Lindsey said...

Oh this is beautiful! What a great keepsake. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulously pretty box- thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley challenges this week
Lisa ;)

Francesca said...

A wonderful box with such wonderful details , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck
Hugs
Francesca

Suzanne said...

This si stunning. Beautiful colours, images, ribbon, butterflies, everything. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz this week x

Jennifer said...

Wow..this is so clever! I can tell that you have put so much time and affort into this! xx Jenny xx

Tracy said...

Fantastic exploding box, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Princess Scary said...

This is lovely! thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges! :o)