Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Hidden secrets box

Good evening bloggers

I was really hoping for a nice bit of snow today so I wouldn't feel so guilty in doing nothing but craft lol

Unfortunately not much in my area but supposed to have some Thursday. 
I hope you're all coping ok with this cold? It's really affecting me but I pushed through the pain today to make this sweet box .


It's a hidden secrets box and you can find tutorial here: 
Made from A4 card and the patterned paper was from a recent gift from my mom, another goody bag full of bits , embellishments and gorgeous papers from Anna Griffin.  I do love her stuff.

It took me at least 6 hours of sitting on floor doing this and I'm in absolute agony but just couldn't stop until I had finished . I'm stubborn like that lol.

  I followed the tutorial and decorated using Anna Griffin paper and some embellishments from my mom.

The dies I used are Tattered lace window die and flourishes, botanic collection window die, orchard stamps and dies and spellbinders rose creation die coloured in using Pro markers just roughly.  I also distressed the edge of the papers using burnt burlap distressed ink.

The fairy is a die I bought from a craft shop and the other die on other side is tattered lace die from a old magazine of a lady in the garden

I used gems and pearls and stick on borders for around the edges and around the back are embellishments from Anna Griffin.

The rest are all bits from my crafty stash.

I hope you enjoy this project and I can't thank you enough for visiting and commenting , it means a lot to me as crafting for me is painful but it's a fabulous distraction and I truly enjoy creating projects and cards and seeing the end result. 

Have a lovely evening 
Lots of love 


City crafters challenge blog  - Anything goes

Die cuttin divas  - Tic tac toe- Distressed, 3 patterned papers and flowers

Ikes world challenges  - Anything goes with twist/ Hidden desires

Lemon shortbread challenge  - Anything goes

TTCRD Challenge blog - Anything goes

Artistic inspiration - Anything goes optional flowers

Crafting from the heart  - Anything goes

Get creative challenges  - Use ribbon or washi tape

Scrapbook stamp society  - Anything goes optional flowers or butterflies

Simon says stamp challenge - In my garden

613 avenue  - Anything goes optional theme

Lil patch crafty friend  - Anything goes

We love to.create  - Anything creative/mixed media

Creatalicious - Anything goes optional girly

Papercraft challenge  - Ribbon



Liz said...

Fabulous project, Sharon, the patterned papers are beautiful.
Not much snow here today either, just a few snow flurries. I think Thursday and Friday we're due to have heavier snow. xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such a fabulous design Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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Patricia said...

Wow! oh! Wow! what a wonderful project, it's amazing, love it.
Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's some project! So glad you had fun with it, and it turned out gorgeous!!

Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

Saw this on the Outlawz and just had to come see. What a fabulous project! Well worth the effort. Believe it or not, I saw snow on the hills on our walk today and I live in the East Bay of San Francisco. We had rain here in the valley on Monday, but it's stayed cold enough for the snow to remain up there. Brrr...!!! Now I'm going to check out that tutorial. Thanks for the link. xxD

Marina said...

Fabulous project - so many great details. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
what a gorgeous box and such a super design my that is some lovely piece of work it's so stunningly beautiful.
It must have taken you ages to make.

I make my own boxes from A3 Card I buy from Paper Cutz.
It's 450 GSM board as I hate floppy boxes.
I cut it at ten and ahlf inches square and then score it on my very old box making board from years ago which has one side for the top and one side for the base.
The board costs about £25 for 50 sheets plus postage.
Hope that helps hun yes we are very cold here no more snow so far but it's bitter.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sheila H said...

What a fabulous design! It's beautiful and so intricate. We're happy you paid us a visit at 613 Avenue Create.

Janelle said...

WOW! This is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges. Cheers, Janelle (DT)

Sall said...

This is incredible and spectacular I am in awe of this. We didn't get snow until Thursday either but now we have it it's here to stay I think. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Annemi said...

Amazing creation. Just love all the elements. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Jackie C said...

This is amazing! Well done! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Creatalicious, hugs Jackie DT xx

Gloria said...

WOW!!! SO elegant and beautiful:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas

ike said...

Oooh - that is fabulous. What an amazing design. Absolutely gorgeous - even if it did give you some pain :-(.
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

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Emma Williams said...

Fabulous project and such a great design, it's lovely! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

Esther said...

Your box is absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Kaija said...

Adorable work!Thanks for join us at
ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Hope to see you again and good luck.
Gr.Kaija Dt-member

Jill Tiffany said...

WOW!!!! Stunning project!! Thank you for playing with us at Creatalicious Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Jill ~ DT

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous Sharon
Thanks for join us at
{ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Sharon I want to ask if you have email for your prise from ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Let me know something

thanks Greeting karin

Craftyhugs said...

Hi karin. Just emailed it to you. It's craftyhugs@gmail.com

Melanie said...

A wonderful project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional girly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…