Sunday, 22 April 2018

Black and white exploding box

Good evening everyone 

I hope you're all well and have enjoyed the gorgeous weather the past few days. I was gutted I missed the thunderstorms last night as I just love to watch them. 

Over the weekend I've been doing a colouring class done by Kit and Clowder whos called Alyce. Its amazing all the techniques you can learn and colouring itself is such a stress reliever and takes me away from the pain and troubles. 

I must pre warn you this post is photo heavy

I've also been working on My first exploding box which I finished today. I used the Hunkydory Scoreboard to do mine but you can find a simple tutorial here:
Exploding box video tutorial

The cardstock is Hunkydory and papers for decoration are from sweet Dixie 6x6 paper pads and First editions 12x12 paper pad.  I used snippets of paper from past projects for the sides and some of the die cuts.

Dies I used were Spellbinders rose creation die and tattered lace flower die from crescent creations die set.  The flourishes are Tattered lace and border die cuts are from ultimate crafts. 

The sentiments , mirrored flowers, mirror silver hearts and some of the lid border are from some old craft stash . 

The heart and angel charms are from old stash too. 

Really pleased with the outcome of this one.

I hope you like it too.

Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by. 

Lots of love 


Crafting with friends  - Anything goes
Jos scrap shack - Anything goes
Simply create too  - Use die cuts
Simply papercraft - Anything goes
Crafters castle  - Anything goes optional dimension projects
Crafting with dragonflies  - Use dies or punches
Crafty with friends  - Flowers
Papercrafters Linky party  - Anything goes
613 avenue  - Anything goes optional use vellum
Lil patch of crafty friends - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Love to create  - Anything creative mixed media
Creative fingers  - Anything goes
Bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Perfect time to craft  - Anything goes
Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper challenge - Anything goes with patterned paper
Pixies crafty workshop snippets challenge  - Anything goes and use snippets of paper 


sweet art designs said...

One word - WOW! Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Just realized when I was on the Outlawz that I'd forgotten to check out this beauty! WOW, is right! It's been ages since I've done an exploding box but I've never done one this elaborate. Love the sparkle and shine and those dies are AMAZING! I agree that the coloring classes take your mind off stuff. This is the first day I've been outside in 3 weeks since being sick after our trip. Had LOTS of time to color. xxD

Heather said...

This is beautiful and sooooo fabulous!!! I've yet to try one of these, yet. They don't look difficult, just an awful lot of embellishing! Love the elegance of yours with the color scheme. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Flowers’ challenge with your beautiful exploding box - its stunning and so much love and work has gone into creating it, well done. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

The Craft Princess said...

Wow....absolutely BEAUTIFUL exploding box card!!! Nice work!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
don't know how I missed this since Sunday I thought I had been looking at your blog and you hadn't posted.
Oh my word this is so gorgeous and what a very stunning exploding box.
I haven't made one of these in yonks.
I love every stunning part of this it's so gorgeous creation.
Pain is so horrible and I agree crafting for me helps as it takes your mind off it.
Your colouring always looks so brilliant to me, but I hope you enjoyed the class.
Lots of crafty love and gentle hugs. Jenny L.

Priya Satish said...

Beautiful and gorgeous. Thank you for playing along the ATG challenge at the Crafter's Castle blog. - Priya Satish

Di said...

Wow Sharon! That is one totally stunning exploding box! I've never made one but imagine it's very precise work - beautiful result!


Di xx

Annette Stapylton said...

Your Exploding Box looks absolutely gorgeous and amazing. Lovely work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Jeanie Ellis said...

Your explosion box is stunning! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
Blessings, Jeanie
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafter's Castle

happyglitzygirl said...

A lot of effort went into this,well done, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing creation Sharon! Simply stunning!
Many thanks for sharing this week at Papercrafters Linky Party!

Susan Hogan said...

Amazing work. Beautiful in its details. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies!

Sheryl said...

So much beautiful detail. What an amazing keepsake.
So glad you stopped by at 613 venue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Terry said...

Wow Sharon, fabulous box, so much detaills, lovely thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, hugs Terry xxx

Rebecca Gillard said...

This is fabulous!! Such an amazing project. I am sure the recipient will treasure it. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

Kathy Barnett said...

Wow what a lovely box. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy

Linda said...

Gorgeous flower cardbox!
Thanks for participating our challenge over at the CraftyFriendblog
Greetings, Linda DT-CF

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies, Creative Fingers and A Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.