Sunday, August 23

Friendship Gift

Really enjoy creating this project. It's one of my close girlfriends birthday soon and I wanted to give her something different. I had an old discoloured box that I used for hair clip and odds and sods. I painted it first with FolkArt pigment paint raw sienna and when it was dry I added a top coat of Vermeet Acrylic Gold, I relined the inside with Dark Chocolate heavy card and embossed this with my cuttlebug script folder. The flowers are made from CCSR paper, I cut the flowers from the backing paper and used stickles to glitter them up, the leaves and cream flowers are from old Xmas roses that I couldn't throw away, so I cut them up for this project. Not sure yet what I will put inside the box, maybe some earings or a bracelet with lots of tissue paper.

The box is going into 3 challenge and the card is entering 6 but I couldn't split them up!!

1. Moving along with the Times challenge: I followed Clare's sketch and the theme to go with it was to chose anything you liked.
2. ABC Challenge: Are looking for buttons this week, there are four on my card at the centre of the circles.
3. Pile it On Challenge: The theme this week is Good things come in Threes, I have 3 different types of embossing on my card and three pearls on my box.
4. Stampin' Chic Challenge: The theme this week is are you ready to be wowed!! Create something Chic.
5. The Crafty Pad Challenge: Is a recipe challenge this week of 1. Embossed paper
2. Ribbons 3. Buttons or brads.
6. Truly Scrumptious Challenge: The theme this week is anything but a card. I hope my box is acceptable.
7. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge: The theme this week is Turquoise & Brown
my card has both these colours.

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really love reading your comments and appreciate your views.

Suzi xx
Card: CCSR (papermania)
core'dination for image
Image: Belinda in reflection from The Crafty Pad. co. uk
Colouring: Whispers - copics cio - Staedler water pencils
Hat has been pieced with CCSR paper & core'dinations
Cuttlebug Emb
ssing folder - Scrips - border embossing folders Swirls & frills
Ribbons - Button - Sentiment from Stash

BOX: Details in description



Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW well Done on getting all the challenges done in 1. Oh your friend will be so pleased when she gets her gift. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, Hazelxoxox

Dawn said...

Wonderful, the altered box and crad are so lovely.. great project

thanks for joining us on ABC


Anesha said...

Love the altered box and stunning card. Anesha

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC & SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous little box Suzi, your friend will love it. Thanks for joining us at TS.

Helen said...

This is fab!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Linnie said...

ooo i am loving this your friend will adore it

clare said...

Hi Suzi...WOW How many
Good Luck with them all.
And thanks for tkaing part in this weeks MAWTT challenge..gorgeous card and gift and i love the image and the colour combo...good luck and we hope you can join us again.
clare MAWTT DT x

cardmaker said...

Hi Suzi fantastic work
Sandra xx

Jennifer said...

You did it, 3's. Thank you for playing this week at Pile It On!

Jennifer PIO DT

Linby said...

wow - I love the mirror image on the card - so clever


bubblegum said...

Suzi - this is stunning - love both the card and the box. :) Love how you have paper pieced Belinda's hat and your take on the recipe is fabulous. :) Your box is beautiful and well altered - your friend is sure to love both the card and gift. Thanks for taking part in The Crafty Pad challenge and good luck in the draw. :)
Look forward to working with you as gdt on the crafty pad. :)

xDebbie The Crafty Pad

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card and Box Suzi, and in such fab colours! love the gorgeous designs and detail!

Hugs Linda

rozzy said...

Oh wow Suzi, this project is gorgeous, both the box and the card. your friend will love it.
thanks for joining in again this week with the Crafty Pad Challenge and you have been entered again into the blogcandy that is linked to my blog. i wish you luck in all the challenges...also look forward to having you as GDT member on teh Crafty pad... you wee on a roll with winning last week :) I'm so happy for you
hugs rozzy xxx

LilyPuss Cards said...

Hi Suzi this is lovely..a great take on our challenge this week..thank you for joining us at Stampin Chic..

Cathy said...

Gorgeous creations.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC and ABC this week.
Cathy xx

Donna said...

Hi Suzi, this is a beautiful card and you have used this weeks colour scheme really well with your layout! Thanks for joining in the fun at SCSC this week :) Donna x

jude said...

Suzi ,
Fab box and lovely card im sure she'll love it.good luck with the challenges
hugs judex

Julie said...

Very Kewl.Lots of details and work put into this...I like very much

Thanks for playing along with PIO

Julie Leblanc - Pile it on Guest Designer for August

maxine said...

This is a lovely card Suzi, thanks for joining us this week and good luck.

Maureen said...

Such a cute card and your box is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Mina said...

what a fabulous card and box...thanks for joining in with the Truly scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Jill said...

beautiful card and your gift box is gorgeous thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card and box, wonderful sweet image and love the papers. Pretty flowers too.

Deanna said...

Wow this turned out beautiful!

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

jude said...

this is fab im sure she will love it!good luck in all your challenges .
love n hugs judex

Beckie Dreyer said...

what a beautiful wee box! Thanks for taking part in thhe challenge at CCSR

Clare said...

What a Gorgeous project Sizi! Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Stampin' Chic blog. Love, Clare x

Linby said...

Hi Suzi

Just saw that you won stampin chic with this card - well done you.