Saturday 20 October 2012

Explosion gift box

Good afternoon everyone in bloggers land today!
I hope you are all having a lovely day so far. Thank you for all your kind comments yesterday on my blog. All of you are so talented and all of your blogs are just fab!

The box I've made today was from a website where I followed a tutorial. If you want to make one yourself pls click this link : Explosion box Tutorial
It is easy to make. The two images are stamps I received free from a craft magazine I'm subscribed to. I coloured them in with my favourite pro-marker pens. I matted and layered the images with die cuts from spellbinders. The card stock I used to make the box was patterned card from a Hunkydory kit. The lid was made from white glittered card stock and some organza blue ribbon wrapped around and tied in a bow.

The sides of the box have been decorated with die cuts using spellbinder dies and layered to make flowers and on one side is a "happy birthday" sentiment. The inside of the box was decorated with layers of die cuts , gems and flowers from my stash.

A cute box ideal for little gifts for birthdays.

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges please:

Anything but a card -Anythjng but a card

Spark your creativity challenge -Anything goes

Tammys scrapin challenges -Anything goes

365 challenges -3 favourite things - stamps, Hunkydory card stock and die cuts

Anything challenge -Make your own embellishments - making my own paper flowers out of die cuts

Ladybugs crafts challenge blog-Favourite embellishment - ribbon and bows.

Tuesday throw down challenge blog -Tea at granny's

Make it Monday -Anything goes

Pile it in challenge blog -Shape it up

Pink gem challenge blog-Flowers

Ill be blog hopping later to see all your lovely creations.

Have a gorgeous day
Crafty hugs
Sharon xxxx


  1. This is gorgeous Sharon, such a fabulous design and I love the pretty images


  2. Lovely box Sharon. I got the Holly Hobby stamps too. Reminds me of years and years ago when Holly Hobby was very popular and I made a Holly Hobby doll, complete with clothing, to raffle and raise some funds for a young peoples group at church. Must use this stamp now. love from Christine x

  3. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog} Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  4. The whole project is so beautifully colour co-ordinated. lovely box. xx Flora

  5. Hi Sharon,
    My name Pam and my blog is scrap-n-sewgranny,
    Karen Letchworth from Word Art Wednesday asked me to check out your blog. I love your Holly Hobby girls! They remind me of when my girls were small (they are in their 30's now, how time fly's) and Holly Hobby was so popular. I collect plates of Holly Hobby. Your colors are beautiful! Please visit my blog!
    I would like to follow your blog. Keep up the beautiful work!
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. love the box! the stamps are so sweet, and great colouring
    Kim x

  7. Love your exploding box and the Holly Hobbie image thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  8. hi again and still love your box and cute image thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown
    Carol DT x

  9. Hi Sharon,
    superb exploding box. Love the images, they are soooo sweet.
    My you have been very busy lately. wonderful work all of it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. You've colored these sweet girls just beautifully! Nice colors and great job with the shadowing! You've decorated the box with lovely flowers as well. I came over from MIM to have a closer look at your great exploding box!

  11. Good Morning Sharon,
    Oh! My Word! this is stunning, beautifully coloured and what a fantastic idea.
    You have made a super job finishing off the box, someone will just love getting that as a gift.
    I think I got those stamps or something very similar. I am not a stamper so put them to one side, must go and have a look for them. You never know I may just use them..........
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  12. Loooove the Holly Hobbie image!!! Wonderful coloring and awesome explosion box!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  13. Wonderful idea. Such a cute idea. Thanks for playing along @ 365 cards.

  14. Hi Sharron, lovely Gift box. Beautiful images. We're glad you join us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Elisa

  15. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulopus creation thank you for joining us at AGOAC this time, huggles Pops x x x

  16. This is so sweet! I love the box and the flowers and images is too adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope you'll come and join us next week!

    Susan, TT DT

  17. Beautiful box,lovely design and detail...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge and for entering the DT call,good luck...
    Mandy x

  18. oh my goodness, I love those stamps......I adored holly hobbie when I was young, I got one of the lrg rag doll one's when I was about 14 or 15 for Xmas one yr, it was what I wanted most, LOL now I have some as figurines, just love them, do you know where I could get these stamps? what company, any info at all would be greatly appreciated, I just love holly hobbie :)

    1. Hi honey. Ill email you now with the info. Thanks for your lovely comments . Hugs xx


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