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Guest Designer spot at Quirky Crafts!


Altered box

hi friends!

I’m a Guest Designer at Quirky crafts!Yippeeee!!!( I would like to thank Cazzy for this wonderful opportunity!

Challenge #24: “Christmas like in the good old days.” Altered items only.

The sponsor for this Challenge is

And they are giving you the chance to win:

1st price: 3 images of choice from the whole of the store
2nd price: 3 images from of the DT´s chosen images.
3rd price: 2 images from the DT´s chosen images.  have also managed to provide us with these adorable images:

Stitchy Stamps:

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Coosty Creations:

Poinsettia Digital stamp and a paper from the paper pack :×400.jpg

Lil Diva:

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Lil Angel :×400.jpg

Aren’t they just so fabulous and sweet!!!

And this time i have an altered Box..(the box is from my old cotton crepe bandage.) to share with you guys…

so here are the supplies that i used:

1.Pattern paper-is from Cutting Café poinsettia paperpack

2.Stamp -is from Lil Diva Stamps – Lil Angel

3.Green cardstock paper.(bought from the local craft store.)

4.ribbons,laces and trims-(all brought from the local craft store.)

5.Silver Bell-from my stash.

6.Pearl spray(Handmade by me using small pearls and sticking them on metal wire.)

7.adhesives– Fevicol MR,Double sided tape  and also Glue gun(bought from the local craft store.). glue gun is basically used for making the paper roses.

8. Stickles glitter glue-green and yellow(bought from the local craft store.)

9.pearls-white(bought from the local craft store.)

10.flower pollens– matt white and glittered green.(bought from the local craft store.)

11.Flowers-handmade paper rose Flowers  and leaves.ribbon roses and rose buds in white and green and cream.(Handmade by me.)

12.Colors- sakura koi watercolor pens are used in coloring the digital stamp,mostly darker and lighter green for the entire dress,darker brown and lighter shades of brown mixed with red for the hairs and fluroscent yellow for the wings.

Tutorial:Altered box.

First i took an empty,’crepe bandage box’,cleaned it properly(both inside and out),then i took my green pattern paper which is from Coosty Creations:Poinsettia paper pack and wrapped it all around the box..i punched out and oval shape in green card stock and used it as my stamps backing.The stamp that i used is from Lil Diva: Lil Angel and i have used Stickles glitter glue-green and yellow to cover up the edges of the stamp and have also used the yellow one to glitter the little angel’s wings.

for the lid or you can say the cap of the box,i have used a green scalloped card stock paper to cover the whole lid and then embellished it using my dark green lace which is about a half inches and glued it all over the lid.

i have embellished my box with pearls and handmade flowers and also tied a silver bell as a charm.

so friends…that it..and i hope you guys like it.

do share me with your great ideas and views!


Altered box

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Hello Friends ,

I am going to share my New Creation,an altered box….’memories’ well..I have tried my hands a little at Mixed Media .This box is dedicated to my heaven.

and i am entering this at the following challenges:




Lets start with the supplies used:

1.Colour– Faber castell’s white acrylic colour.

2.Pattern paper-Do crafts papermania capsule collection.(2 papers of 12X12 inches)cut and scored to cover the entire cardboard box.

handmade paper-glamour pink(for the inside of the box)

3.Flowers-Assorted handmade paper Flowers  and leaves.ribbon roses and rose buds in white,yellow,pink and red.(Handmade by me.)

4.Pearl spray(Handmade by me using small pearls and sticking them on plastic thread.)

5.butterfly(handmade by me using stocking cloth and thin metal wire.)

6. Frame-Swirl square chipboard frame cut on silhouette cameo,around 3X3inch.

7.Lace-baby frills lace in white,textured lace in pink.(bought from the local craft store.)

8.ribbons-1/2 inch pink,(bought from the local craft store.)put around the edges to add colour.

9.Adhesives-,Double sided tape  and Some strong adhesive,and also Glue gun(bought from the local craft store.).glue gun is basically used for making the paper roses.

10.Blings, pearls and gemstones-(bought from the local craft store.)

11.Alphabets-cut on silhouette cameo using glitter paper.

12.Buttons-1pink and 1white(put on the lid of the box and also a the middle of the box to make a lock)

13.Lock-the lock is made by embroidery thread,with white beads and pearls attached to the pink heart,at the end.(Handmade by me.)

Tutorial: Altered Gift Box

For the box i have used Faber castell’s white acrylic colour,and coloured the whole box in white.i have double coated the edges of the box in white,so as to hide the  cardboard.

Then i have used Do crafts papermania capsule collection,pattern paper(2 papers of 12X12 inches)cut and scored to cover the entire cardboard box.

For the inside i have used glamour pink handmade paper and covered the insides of the box.

For the sides of the box(the corners i mean!)i have covered them with pink glitter lace.(bought from the local craft store.)

The roses are handmade using pink chart paper. As I don’t have any punches and dies, so, I did it all by hand,like first drawing the stencil of the five petal flower in a hard card stock and then tracing it on the pink chart paper (like 100 times,for 100 flower cut outs..) and then going neatly around the traced outline and cutting it with my scissors.

I also made some really small rose buds with white,pink,red and yellow ribbons and also made two pink butterflies using thin metal wire and stocking cloth and added bling to them.

Then for the Leaves,i again did my drawing to make the stencil of the leaves in a hard card stock,traced it on green velvet paper and cut it with my scissors,i also embossed the leaves using my embossing stylus to make it more real-like and placed each of the leaves underneath the handmade roses.

The pearl spray is handmade by me using small pearls and sticking them on plastic thread.

I have decorated the box using  baby frills lace in white,(which is about an inch)covered all the top edges using the baby frills lace.
and the bottom edges,i have used white shine doily lace which is about 1/2 inch and then covered the whole bottom part of the box.The rim of the box is covered with baby pink ribbon(about a quarter inch in measurement.)

The frame is cut on my silhouette cameo(i use my cameo basically for intricate designs and not for mere flowers and leaves.. !!) i cut out six of the frames using card stock and layered them on top of each to make it a one thick frame.

The lock is made using two medium sized buttons(bought from the local craft store)in pink and white,i have stuck one button(pink) at the lid of the box and tied a string(The string is made with embroidery thread with pearls and beads attached to it and a pink heart bead at the end.)connecting it to the button on the box(white)making it look like a lock for the box.

For the title,”MEMORIES” i have used glitter paper and cut out the alphabets using my silhouette cameo.

To add a little bit of beauty to the box,i have used white and pink pearls ,blings and gemstones.

Well that’s it.I hope you guys like it.There might be a possibility that I have forgotten to mention something , Please do write me,in the comment section for any query.