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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Christmas Crafting (with sketches) #35

Good morning all. It's my birthday today :) so I'm hoping to get spoilt all day!

 It's time for our next challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. It's the Snow Angels turn this week and Marion has designed the sketch this time. We also have a recipe for you to use - at least 3 DPs,  flowers and a charm.  We are being sponsored by Elizabeth Bell.

I decided to upcycle a box for this challenge! I've used three different tissue papers to cover the lid and a paper from Papermania for the triangle. The image is from La Blanche and I've stamped with silver ink and mounted onto silver mirri card. The flower arrangement and ribbon were rescued from a Christmas cake. Charm, holly ribbon, sentiment and buttons from my stash.

It wasn't easy to get a good photo of the box!

A close up of the flower arrangement and charm.


Challenges entered:
CHNC - tie a ribbon
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
The Crafty Pad - things with wings
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas in July
Paper Pretties - 2 or more DP's
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Incy Wincy - anything but a card
Get Hippity with Ippity - Christmas in July

Carol x


  1. Happy Birthday Carol (for the second time as said it on FB too LOL) - hope you have a fabulous day and lots of lovely goodies. Your card is really lovely - fab image and elements. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Happy Birthday Carol!! I hope you have a wonderful day.

    I love how you have decorated this box, the image is beautiful and the bow/flower arrangement looks wonderful


  3. Gosh Carol your talents go on and on this is just so beautiful, xx

  4. So I read you become one year older today? Congratulations!!!!!

    Your creation is beautiful

  5. This is a gorgeous creation Carol.

    Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely day with some new crafty goodies.

    Jo x

  6. What a lovely christmascard/box!!
    Hugs, Wilma

  7. What a beautiful Christmasbox Carol.
    Hugs Miranda

  8. You have made a lovely Christmas box, Carol. With such a sweet stamp! Hope you had a wonderful day today on your birthday. Enjoy your evening :o)


  9. What a gorgeous creation and happy birthday.

    Hugs Betina

  10. This is a gorgeous box - stunning! Please don't forget to link to my challenge - I know you've mentioned it, but I don't think you've entered it yet (perhaps you were too busy yesterday - hope you enjoyed your birthday) x

  11. Happy happy birthday and can I say what a beautiful card you've created!
    Thanks for sharing at CHNC and hope to see you again soon.
    Catherine xxx

  12. Thanks for linking your gorgeous card. x

  13. What a beautiful box Carol,it's just lovely!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Things With Wings Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx
    PS I have candy on my blog if you're interested

  14. Carol, what a great creation did you made this time for CCWS!. I hope you had a great bithday!!

  15. A gorgeous box Carol, love your rescued embellishment! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  16. Wow Carol, your upcycling is stunning! Hope your birthday was wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  17. Gorgeous box Carol, the image is adorable.
    I hope you had a lovely birthday :)
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    hugs Mandy xx

  18. Oh la la this looks divine and great recycling too! Looks lovely and vintage / shabby too! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad :)

  19. Hi Carol. Oh this is so pretty and I love the silver floral decoration, fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  20. What a lovely box is this Carol ;o)

  21. Lovely box thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x


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