30 August 2010

Stepping out the Box...

Yep... that's right!  I am becoming very brave now and stepping out of my comfort zone. I am getting a bit bored just making the same old cards all the time, whilst some of you are really top notch papercrafters out there... so, I decided to "step out the box" and spent the better part of Saturday evening making a box and here it is.... ta-raaaa

I made this from scratch.  For the base I used a sturdy piece of kraft cardstock and just white for the lid. I then set about decorating the lid, as if I were making a card.  This week I received some cut-outs from a SA stamping friend, Debbie, and I have made a flower from 2 of them.  I hope she's impressed...lol  I thought it would work well with the flower this little clown is holding. This is yet another image I won in the Elisabeth Bell Definitive Blog Candy and as you can see, I am having such fun stamping all these new images.  Once again I have used the freebie paper from MME which came with the August issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine which I purchased recently. Such a good buy these mags, as you always get something free with them.

Another few pics from different angles of my very first box... woohoooo ... lol





I decorated the edge of the lid with black and white spotted ribbon and then punched some yellow flowers to place along the ribbon. In the centre I added a flat-backed pearl.

I am entering this creation in the Crafty Emma's Store Challenge.  It's Anything Goes !

Thanks so much for popping by.  I'd love to hear what you think of my little box.  And finally, but certainly not least, a very warm welcome to my new Creative Friends. I will pop around and visit you soon.  Take care, hugs Sharon x

19 comments:

Tertia said...

Lovely box Sharon. I used to spend a fortune on boxes and its so hard to find just the right size. Since I have learnt how to make my own, no more buying boxes for me. They are so satisfying to make.
You are really having fun with those images aren't you?

Shelly said...

Hi Sharon! Wow what a fabulous box! The construction looks really sturdy and the decoration is adorable! Perfect for your little flowers! Shelly ;)

Michele said...

Just gorgeous Sharon. Love the pretty papers and the embellishments on this box are beautiful!

celia said...

Hi Sharon,ik schaam mij dood,het lijkt wel een eeuwigheid dat ik op je blogje kwam...ik zie je kaartjes wel voorbij gaan in googlereader...maar nam zelden de tijd om te reageren;-(
Mijn vakantie zit er bijna op en het lijkt alsof ik niets gedaan heb/krijg...
Jouw kaartjes zijn stuk voor stuk meesterwerkjes, je hebt enorm je best gedaan!!!Echt waar er zitten er vele mooie tussen. Dit doosje springt er echt uit!!!
Ik wens je een prachtige lente met veel zon...ik denk zelfs dat ze al bij jou is want hier hebben we ze sinds juli niet meer gezien,LOL!
Ik kijk al uit naar de gezellige winteravonden voor de kachel, maar het mag wel stoppen met regenen.
Nogmaals mijn excuses en het allerbeste.
Veel liefs,Celia.

Renkata said...

Very beautiful box Sharon.
Love how you have decorated the box.

Michelle said...

Sharon, what an amazing job you have done. The box is gorgeous!!

Steph said...

Sharon,
This is absolutely adorable. Love it, everything goes so well together. You did a great job!!!

Dena said...

Sharon! Oh this box is CUTE!!!! Love the little image. Your friend will love it.
I too am getting bored with the same old and wanting to try some new things. ha ha!
Hugs, Dena

dolcreations said...

This box is awesome Sharon! I love how you even did the sides! I love that idea for storing your flowers! Love the image on the front too! Great idea!!!!!!!

A Cards Delight said...

Wow, when you said stepping out of the box...you meant it literally! I love it! You did an awesome job with the designing and colors. I am so jealous of stamp you received from EB!! I am super glad you are the one who won it!!!

Catherine said...

This is a gorgeous box Sharon ! Now that you have started I am sure you will keep making them ! Love the image and the decoration too... Really sweet ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Crystal said...

Oh my sharon what a fantastic box and that image is just way toooooooo cute!!!! ADORABLE creation!

RosesMarijke said...

Hello my friend!

Wat een supermoooooie kaarten zie ik bij je Sharon...wat ben jij daar toch goed in!
Mijn compliment4en hoor..en ook nog bedankt voor de felicitatie op mijn verjaardag...zo lief...
Ik ben nu weer thuis en het gewone leventje begint weer,
veel liefs en xxxxvan Marijke

Riet said...

Schitterend doosje Sharon,lief die stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
En wat een mooi papier.

Liefs Riet.x

sallysbitz said...

You have done wonders xx

Just love it, it would be perfect for my nursery school when we do our key group sessions ..... I may just have to have a bash at making one xx

Debbie Harris said...

Stunning box!!! Have a wonderful day! x

paola said...

WOWSER!!!Well done on your first box, this is so cute Sha.I know this is so out of your comfort zone, but you truly did a great job
smiles
Paola

Emma said...

Wow such a beautiful box, love the clown and fabulous details.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

otomys said...

You are doing great on decorating boxes, Sharon. Stunning!
Amelia x