Saturday, 27 October 2012

Shabby Chic/Vintage hidden secrets

Good evening followers and bloggers. I apologise for the late post but this project has took me the most part of the day to make.

Thank you all for your comments. It's nice to hear of you and I do value your opinions and views good or bad as its nice to have feedback on my work. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. I've been blog hopping earlier and visited most if your blogs to see what you've been creating. I'm amazed on how talented abs creative you all are! Thank you once again in being so friendly and welcoming me into blog land.

The project today is called the secret box. I've always wanted to make one if these but never had the courage to do so until today. I got the tutorial to make the box and trays from this blog; Secret box tutorial . Please take a look as its very easy to make and she has done instructions with pictures too which helps.

I made the box via the tutorial and then covered it all using this gorgeous shabby chic/vintage paper from a paper pad called "Almanac Collection" which has such stunning papers in it and was bought from bunny's crafts website. I then cut some paper with my spellbinder die using the same paper pad. I had these gorgeous vintage 3D bear stickers which I used to Matt onto the die cuts and stuck these on the two outside "doors". I finished off with my ribbon flowers, gorgeous rose stems and black lace for decoration. I used some ribbon to thread through the holes of the two large die cuts which close the doors when not in use. The sentiments on top of the box have also come from the paper pad.

This great secret box could be used for many used. Even a jewellery box. Very versatile box.

If the photos are not clear or the colour is off could you pls let me know so I can then correct and update them. Thanks xx

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

Everyday is an occasion- Fun day -Anything goes

ABC challenge blog -Zoo

Vintage elusions cards craft challenges -Lace/anything goes

Cards galore challenges -Anything goes

Brown sugar challenges -Anything goes

Make it Monday blog -Anything goes

Whimsy inspires challenges blog-Sparkly

Paper take weekly challenge -Glitter & sparkle

Frilly and funkie challenges -Anything but a card. Twist: hidden compartments

Emerald fairies challenge blog -Anything goes

Jelly park challenges -Pink-anything but a card

Paper crafting journey challenges -Ribbon or twine

The squirrel and the fox challenges -Use a ribbon

I hope you all have a fab evening and pls comment as all are read and very much appreciated.

All the best
Many hugs
Sharon xxxx


Christine Harrop said...

Oh wow!!! This is fabulous Sharon! You say it is quite easy but I'm not so surre. Anyway, I shall certainly have a go when I have a bit more time because I like making boxes. I'm just so busy at the moment. I thought retirement was a time to take things easy? Christine x

Caroline said...

This is fantastic love how you have decorated the box, gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Sharon. I love the design and your decoration is gorgeous.


Lisa S. said...

Wow Sharon, I love this box and really appreciate the link you included. Your embellishments are wonderful and this is so inspirational!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Awwww - this is just precious!!! Thank you for joining us at Jellypark. :)

Cindy :) said...

WOW...I love this box, it's gorgeous, you did a great job, love your paper choices, very pretty...I just may have to make one of these my friend :) big inky hugs

Scrappin Sista said...

Very pretty project, Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sharon, Unfortunately I couldn't visit your Blog yesterday as my hubby whisked me off to St Annes on the Fylde Coast while the weather was sunny, we had a fantastic long walk from there into Lytham (took approx 1 hour), had lunch and then walked all the way back (another hour), so we burned off the lunch ha ha. Now today it is back to the dank and rain, yuck.
Your Secret Box is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, I love everything about it, you clever lady. I will away now and look at the tutorial link you so kindly gave us.
Like Christine above, when I retired in June 2011, I thought I would have loads of time to do things, NOT SO, I seemed to have more time when I WAS working ha ha, never mind it is better that we have lots that we ENJOY doing, isn't it, let the housework wait eh ha ha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jac said...

Wow this is stunning and so beautifully decorated too, really must check this out too, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

Sandy Ang said...

oh this is absolutely darling !

Craftyhugs said...

Hi Patricia! Thank you so much for your kind words on my box. I'm so glad you had fun yesterday and that's the worst part is coming back to this miserable weather. I thought retirement was where you all had loads of free time but apparently not , perhaps it's because you want to fill in your time more than you did when you worked so try and fill your days. Try the tutorial , honest it's not as hard as it looks and it's an enjoyment to make. Have a great day honey . Lots of love and hugs xxx

Marjorie said...

Wow! This is just stunning hunnie...what a lovely creation, and those teddy images are soooo it:)..
Thank you for sharing with us this week at "Make it Monday"..

Wendy said...

Oh My...this creation is spectacular! Your attention to detail is amazing...just love it all! Thank you for joining us this week at Vintage Elusions! ~wendy, DT

MaryEllen said...

Absolutely stunning !! I can see why it took awhile to complete.
Good luck to you in all the contest you have enter. And thanks for stopping by my blog during the CK pumpkin hop

MaryEllen said...

Absolutely stunning !! I can see why it took awhile to complete.
Good luck to you in all the contest you have enter. And thanks for stopping by my blog during the CK pumpkin hop

Georgie Horn said...

what a pretty box! thank you for stopping by Puddin N Pie blog!

Lin said...

OMG, no wonder it has taken all day! What an absolutely gorgeous creation.

Thanks so much for joining our Zoo challenge at ABC.

Lin xx

Wendy said...

This is so pretty!!

Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! that was a labour of Love, no wonder it took you all day. Took me ages just to read the Blooming Instructions...!!
Thank you for the link to the Bog for the Tutorial.
Good Luck with the challenges you have entered into.

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Stunningly gorgeous. Just love this, gorgeous colors. Thank you for joining us at Vintage Elusions. Abbie (Owner) xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

ThisAthirst is a lovely project, really clever. I love those Almanac papers, and your whole colour scheme is fab. Thanks for joining in the Vintage Elusions challenge this week, Judith x

judith@poppy cottage said...

ThisAthirst is a lovely project, really clever. I love those Almanac papers, and your whole colour scheme is fab. Thanks for joining in the Vintage Elusions challenge this week, Judith x

Teresa Kline said...

oh wow, this is precious, luvin the hidden drawers...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Jenn said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, everything about it is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Jules said...

Just gorgeous and so clever, I just love the vintage design. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love all the embellishments and interesting opening... thanks for sharing with us at Frilly & Funkie!

Anita Houston said...

Oh's stunningly gorgeous! Vintage chic for sure! Love the way the drawers come out, and the scheme of your decor! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugS Jill xx

happyglitzygirl said...

A beautiful creation, lots of detail and lots of work to make such a wonderful hidden treasure box. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Jill said...

This is AMAZING! Thanks for linking it up to Every Day is an Occasion! Smiles, Jill