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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Anything But A Card with The Crafting Cafe

Hi Folks
Well, I managed to get all my decorating done at the weekend.  Just got a bit of woodwork to paint but that can be done in the evenings.  I am really happy with the way my lounge looks.  Hopefully, my new sofas will be arriving in a couple of weeks as the old ones do look a bit out of place at the moment lol.  

I am here today to share some inspiration for our current monthly challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.  Our theme for this month is:
Not a Card
So you can enter with anything you like as long as it is not a card.  It could be a tag, box, bag or something completely different.

We have two great sponsors joining us this month:
Delicious Doodles - a prize of 4 digi images of the winners choice
Artbymiran - a prize of 3 digi images of the winners choice

Here is my inspiration project using a lovely image from Delicious Doodles 'Jolly Holly Postbox'.

As you can see I decided to make a milk carton box for christmas.  I used a basic template that I have for the box but adjusted the sizing to take account of the image size.  I coloured the image using promarkers and added some red stickles for the berries.  After using some distress ink around the edges I matted onto red card.  For the remaining panels on the milk carton I used some paper from Papermania.  This again was distressed with red ink around the edges and matted onto red card.  A little bow was the finishing touch.  To fasten the box I used a couple of mini pegs.  I really didn't feel that the box needed anything else.

Here is another view:

Thanks for popping by and hope you will join in with our challenge.  Just pop over to The Crafting Cafe for full challenge details.  Look our for more inspiration from the design team during November.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Without Words - Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Winter warmers
Open Minded Crafting - Fowl of any kind
OLLCB - More than one fold
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Allsorts - Anything but a card
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Things with wings
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything goes


Sue said...

Gorgeous image and design Mags xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the image and fabulous design.
Sue xx

Pollard Carole said...

Just fab this looks just gorgeous its a beautiful traditional image and colours lovely glad the decorating is going well Love and hugs Carole x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

Wendy said...

Fabulous creation, beautiful image.
Wendy xx

brenda said...

This will makes someones present that bit extra special Mags.

Thanks so sharing your lovely creation with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Wendy L said...

Looks gorgeous, perfect for a gift, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx


Gorgeous box Mags thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Dianne x DT

Susan Kennedy said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love how you colored that image!! LOVE the papers and the inked edges!! This is absolutely Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love your little milk carton box! I so need to try this!
Dawn xx

CraftingMum said...
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CraftingMum said...

Lovely milk carton box thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

Helene E said...

What a lovely post box! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Michelle J M said...

What a fabulous milk carton box. The image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous, such a wonderful image and papers.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

BethieJ said...

Thank You for joining us last week at AI!
Have a GREAT Day!

Bridget Curnow said...

This is one fantastic box, love the robin image on the front very traditional,

Thank you so much for joining us at Without Words this month, we do hope that you will try to come on over and join the fun next month too.
Crafty hugs and Kind regards
Bridget Without Words DT :) x

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

Joey said...

Mags I absolutely love this, fab make, thanks for joining us at without words. Joey x

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining our Fowl of all Kinds challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Mo xxx