Sunday, 3 February 2013

Life is a Box of Chocolates GDT for Quirky Crafts Challenge.

Hello and Happy Sunday to everyone.  I hope this finds you well and enjoying your week-end.

My card 'Bella Bride'  won the 'Something New with Pink' Challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge and I was very excited to be asked to be Guest Designer for  the Challenge
 'Life is a Box of Chocolates'.  

The challenge is to be strictly non digi, it is a stamping challenge, although drawing, doodling, die cuts can be used.  

Please show  stamped/die cut/fimo/drawn (real?) chocolates on your project.
 The colour scheme is chocolate and cream.
  The Sponsor for this Challenge is Cracker Box Palace.

This is my creation. 

We have been asked to show the stamps that we used.  Please see below.

List of materials used to make this card.

I decided to make a chocolate box.  I used an embossed 12" x 12" sheet of Kanban Cream card to make the box.  I cut a top and bottom using my Spellbinder Heart Die,  which is so usefully.  I then cut two strips of 2" card and folder a 0.5" lip and attached to top and bottom to form the Heart Shaped Box.
I made die cut Spellbinder Roses using Kanban embossed card which really looks like creamy chocolate and sprinkled these with Flower Soft.
I stamped and embossed some feather stamps from Design Elements by Ceative Expressionsand used these for decoration.
Leaves are created using a Joy Craft Die and the Kanban cream card distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Inks.
I then added the lovely Magnolia Tilda with Ballet Shoes,  coloured in a mixture of chocolate and cream shades, my favourite colours of the moment using my Promarker and Copic Pens and mounted her on a Kaisercraft Vintage style label.
Glitter crystal Butterfly, pins, doily,  ribbons, lace, pearls in centre of  roses and charms are all from my stash.
I stamped and embossed the 'I Love You' Greeting and distressed with Vintage Photo Ink. The die cut is again Spellbinder Heart Die.
Chocolates are real and I enjoyed them, I shared a few with my lovely OH.

I would like to enter his card in the following Challenges:

Sorry lots of pictures in this post but I had such fun with this and it has to be shown.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and reading this post.  
I had lots of fun making this project and I really hope you like it.

Sending Hugs to all.



Paper Profusion said...

Wow Laine - congrats on your guest design spot - this is a fabulous project - they will be well pleased with you. Love how gorgeously the box is embellished - very rich and decadent - puts me in the mood for some chocolate!! Love too the little pearls and 'choc nuggets' around the box. Nicola x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi gdt this is gorgeous especially those embellishments and great image choice
Hugs Kate
Gdt xxx

Kate M said...

Congratulations Laine on your GDT news.
Love this project and the colours are absolutely fabulous!!

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous box,beautifully

Craftylollea said...

Oh WOW Laine this is a gorgeous box and its just so beautifully decorated...congratulations on your wonderful DT news too hun.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

JayBe said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic project, Laine - so many things to look at and I love the little Tilda tag.

Congratulations on your win and Guest Designer spot, hun.

Hugz, Jan xx

Lexie said...

OMG! Chocolates! It's a winner with me too. Your project's not bad either, lol.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Congrats on the DT news! I love your project, it's amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous box and those yummy chocolate flowers are stunning Laine. Carolxx

Linda Simpson said...

Well done on your DT news. I am so loving this it is awesome. Chocolates too. Beautiful colours.

Linda xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Laine. This is truly stunning. I love the design with such gorgeous colours and your flowers look wonderful
Hugs Sue

Amanda Curtin said...

This is so gorgeous, you don't really need the chocolates as well do you? :-) Never thought I'd say *that*! Amanda x

Jac said...

WOW! Stunning, really beautiful box love all your detailing, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac GDT

Pat K said...

WOW, this is amazing Laine. Love the gorgeous flowers and very cute Tilda. Congrats on your GDT spot too! hugs,x

Danie May said...

What fabulous detail. This is embellished so wonderfully! xx

Crackerbox Palace Stamping Chit Chat said...

Your box is beautiful and anyone would love to receive it. Your flowers look like chocolate flowers. Very interesting to look at.
Vicky Briggs

Debbie Fisher said...

This is amazing so beautiful
Thank you so much for entering
with us at the crafting cafe
Hugs Debbie DT

Caz said...

Gorgeous creation Laine. A really beautiful box and fabulous idea. Love it.
Caz x

Judy said... about jaw dropping. This is fabulous. Love the colors, and all the fabulous detail.


Cazzy said...

Thank you for being Guest Designer, your chocolate box is stunning, I used all the photos too!

Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

Shea said...

Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to begin! Fabulous project, Laine! Warm, delicious colors, and that box is out of this world gorgeous! Love the flowers and how you embossed them before cutting them, and I love how lace wraps the sides of the box. Your attention to detail is fantastic. WOW!

Janette said...

Beautiful box, sooo pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Daire Paddy said...

Wow! You've really embraced the 'chocolate and cream' aspect fo the challenge! Thanks for guest designing with us!
Daire x

pinky said...

Wow that is one posh box of chocolates!! Gorgeous project. Brilliant!! hanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.

Pia S said...

Gosh, what a beautiful chocolate box! Those flowers look so sweet I could eat them, they've such a perfect chocolate feel to them! Lovely!

Cards By Leona said...

Well done! Thanks so much for entering at Creative Moments.
Leona x


Wow Laine
Stunning and beautiful box just love everything gorgeous colour's and just love the flower's thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Gina Knott said...

Wow Laine, this is stunning - congratulations for your Guest Designer post!

Gina x

Mad Moose said...

This is incredible detailed. You must have the patience of a saint. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at crafty catz. Naomi

Carol Christie said...

Beautiful creation, what a great way to present choccies :D Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog this month, Carol x

fatmonica said...

It's a stunning piece of work.I wouldn't say no to chocolates looking like that!Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley.

Ria Montefalcon said...

A very sweet chocolate box card. It's recipient will truly appreciate this one as a gift. So glad you played along with us at The Crafting Cafe.
xx Ria

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for joning us at The Crafting Cafe Anything Goes Challenge!
Claire xx
Crafting Cafe DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, love absolutely everything about it. Thank you for joining in with the Crafting Cafe challenge blog
Lindsay xx

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