Monday, December 24, 2012

Challenges 4 Everybody #10 DT

Its time for Challenges 4 Everybody #10. 
This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs They are giving away 4 free images to our randomly picked winner..  We would love to come and visit your blog and see your creation..  As always its everyone's favourite Anything goes.. 

I have been working on bits of this for a few weeks now and thought I would pop it on here as close to Christmas as I could get it to say...
 Merry Christmas to you all..
I have been looking at a lot of youtube videos of how to make these exploding boxes. I ended up coming up with one with my own sizes so that I could use my Kaisercraft 6x6 Christmas paper packs.. I used a lot of blending with walnut stain all around the edges of everything, I had very inky fingers.. I used cream card stock and blended with walnut stain and red card stock was Kaisercraft..  Little pine cone,  flowers, birdcage, bird and leaves where all Tim Holtz dies..  Brads where Stampin Up.. 
My second use of washi tape thought it needed a little something on that side and it fitted with the theme with the birds..  
So here is my exploding box....

The light brown flowers where made for me from a friend (thanks Elizabeth) and they fitted so well here, just the perfect color.. I will so have to get that die they are so pretty..

The stocking where hung saying is a Kaisercraft rub on..  Flowers where white and I first inked it lightly in red and then the walnut stain gave it a bronze look that I quite like.. 
I would like to welcome a new follower to my little blog, welcome April, just arrived in time for Christmas. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges..
The Squirrel and the fox Christmas
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge 
Crafty Mess challenge blog Vintage Christmas
Make it Monday

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New year
Take care if travelling around..
Sandy :)


  1. Hello Sandy and merry Christmas to you. This exploding box is super, reminds me I haven't made one of these for a while.
    Crafty hugs

  2. I love your pretty explosion box. :) Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  3. Wow! what a wonderful project - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 104 - hope to see you again soon. Happy Christmas. x

  4. Beautiful, I must have a go at one of these some day.

  5. Gorgeous!!!! This is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene :D

  6. I love exploding boxes .... You have used lovely vintage tones Thank you for joining in the Crafty Mess Challenge

    Tina xxx

  7. Oh such beautiful box x thank you for joining us at Crafty Mess xx

  8. Oh! Here is the close up of the box. How did I not notice the pop up birdcage before? Wow! This is even neater than I thought. Love the papers and everything about it. It came together so well!

  9. Wow the flowers do go brilliantly thats for sure and if you want more just say so, maybe I will come to your part of the world and bring the die with me and you can cut to your hearts content. I have finished all my location work, the cricket is over and I have a few days off.... yippeeeee.....

    I so love the box, really love it and might have to steal the design from you. You have created the most beautiful box I have ever seen, good on you........

    Thanks so much for my birthday card, I so loved it and I am tardy in replying sorry. I couldn't get internet at Werribee and then again in the broadcasting compound at the MCG so things were difficult and I am only now just catching up.

    Belated Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year. Hopefully we can catch up soon, now i have some time.

    Eliza #63


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