Thursday, 13 March 2014

MAWTT - Make Box and Decorate it

This WAS a challenge for me so I hope you can come along and join us at Moving Along with the Times this week  and you can be challenged too! lol It was Karina's turn to host the challenge and set the theme. When I saw the theme my heart missed a beat. Oh, my goodness, I've made card boxes but I've never made a little gift box or decorated it. I don't have a box maker so I had to use my brain - a difficult feat. This was the third attempt and it worked out pretty well, though I do say so myself. I don't usually use blue very much, it's not one of my favourite colours, but the deep turquoise card was the one I pulled out of the 'blue' drawer so it ended up in turquoise and royal blue.

It's roughly four inches by two inches deep. I used card from Papermill, Mirri board from Joanna Sheen and lace from the local market. The dies that I used are Memory Box Flowering Vine to go round the sides and Fresh Foliage to add to the flowers on the top. The flowers were a present from a crafting buddy, Nataliya. The doily, cut in royal blue Mirri board, is a Marianne die and the large gems are from Create and Craft. I gave the box a light dusting of turquoise glitter over the top and that looks quite pretty.

Thanks, Karina, you certainly set a challenge for me but I did eventually get to enjoy it.

I'm entering my box into the following challenges:
Craft My Life All Crafts - Anything BUT a card
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Bright Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lace and Pearls
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Anything but a Card


  1. WOW Hazel, I love your blue box, its brilliant, Well Done on tackling the challenge head on and making such a super piece, Love Hazelxo

  2. this is so pretty Hazel - gorgeous box xx

  3. Absolutely lovely box...a job well done...I love it...!!

  4. Very pretty Hazel, love the detail on the top. Cx

  5. This is stunning Hazel..I love the decorations on your box and the flowers are the colour too..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Oh My Goodness Hazel this certainly doesn't look like your first ever home made gift box! This little beauty is so professional it looks like you have been knocking these out forever! I love the decoration too, you rocked this one!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  7. This is gorgeous Hazel! I love the colors and all of your fabulous details!
    Hugs, Tammy

  8. This is an amazing box!! Love the blues!! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, DT Member @ Delicious Doodles
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Thanks for the fantastic challenge!!

  9. Hazel such a beautiful box you have made. I love making boxes and was attracted to your box seeing the gorgeous blue blooms
    Dr Sonia

  10. Oh Wowzer Hazel… what a beauty!! you might have been daunted by this theme at first… but you sure nailed this challenge… what a beautiful design!! the flowers and embellishments are absolutely stunning! I love the shade of blue and the pretty lace and die cut is gorgeous around the sides! well done!!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  11. What a pretty box Hazel. I love the colour. And I really wish I had made a box like that now too!

    Susan xx

    PS I also wish I hadn't eaten my props......

  12. What a gorgeous box! This is just so pretty... Love all those flowers and the lace trim, what a super gift! Jx

  13. Gorgeous box Hazel. Thank you for your lovely comment this morning. I'm as bad about visiting blogs so don't worry. It's lovely to hear from you at any time. :) x Edna x

  14. The challenge was worth it Hazel, it's beautiful
    Carole xXx

  15. WOW ....Hazel, What a beautiful box...I adore the wonderful flowers... the whole design is just perfect.... Thank you for joining us at Craft My Life... Hugs May x x x