Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Challenge #77 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi there,
Well I think its nearly official that
my arm is falling off,
 I'm still trying to work my way through 
my friends Die collection
(you should see my floor on a night!!!)
But at least I know I won't have to do 
much cutting for the next few months.
Bad thing is I keep coming across Dies 
that I love and I want for my own,
think this is becoming very expensive lol...

Anyway here is my project this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Use Some Blue

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Crafty Sentiments who are offering
3 Images from their store

The Doodle Garden who are offering
3 Images from their store

Stamping Boutique who are offering
3 Images from their store or
4 Images if winner used 
a Stamping Boutique Image

QKR Stampede who are offering
5 Images from their store

My project for this week is:-

Lillipond Frog Digi Stamp 
from Crafty Sentiments 
(one of our sponsors)

Today I felt like making a Box,
so to begin with I chose 2 pieces of Card.
For the Base of the Box I used 
8" x 8" Blue Linen Card
 And for the Top of the Box I used 
8" x 8" 'Reeds' Linen Card
(Riverbank Revels - Helz Cuppleditch).
And using The Ultimate Crafter's Companion
I scored and folded the card using the 3rd rows
for the Box Lid and Base.
Then cut the corners so that 
I could Glue them together.

Next I Die-Cut out a Square

using the largest 3 parts of the Square Lily (7pc)
(Nellie Snellen - MDF 029)
on Light Blue Paper 
Then I Die-Cut out the Image 
so that it would fit inside the Blue Paper.

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Frog -             Meadow Green
               Bee -              Yellow
                                     Ice Grey 2
               Bullrush -       Pear Green
               Stone -           Shale
                                     Burnt Sienna
                                     Cool Grey 1
               Water -           Pastel Green
                                     Pastel Blue
                                     Cool Aqua

Next I placed the Corner Pieces that were
left over from making the Base of the Box,
in each of the corners of the Lid.
Then went around the edge of the Lid 
and across the corners,
with White Peel Off Strips

I put a touch of glitter on the Image 
to make the 'Bubbles' pop out
Ice Blue on the white part,
Royal Blue in the water
(Glitz it Sparkles Glitter Glue).
And to make the Water 'Bubble',
I used Seafoam White 
Heat Embossing Powder

I used Light Blue Flat-Back Mini Gems

in the centre of each 'Lily' on the Blue Paper.
And 2 Blue Plastic Roses
for opposite corners of the Lid.

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

4 Krafty Girlz - #14 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #86 - Anything Goes
Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - March - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - #168 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - March - Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
Crafty Bloggers - March - Nature
Crafty Calender - March - Animal Antics
Creative Corners - A Little Texture
Cut It Up - #41 - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - #44 - Any Digi Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - #27 - Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty - March - Use a Digi and Bling
Fitztown - #27 - Anything Goes
Just For Fun - March - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - #29 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Use at Least 2 Flowers
My Creative Moments - March - Anything
Oddball Stamps - #1 - Use A Digi
Patties Creations - #88 - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs - #15 - Toad-ally Unfrogettable
Simply Create Too - #57 - Animals
The Papernest Dolls - #6 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tearoom - #210 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


  1. Wow! Great project! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

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  3. What a beautiful box... it is very very pretty....

    Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs....
    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

  4. Lovely box!
    Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  5. great box love the cute image and square die -love the material look paper-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  6. your box looks supurb thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck

  7. Very pretty box! Love that blue! Ty for joining us @ Simply create too this week!


  8. LOVE your box! I've never made one, but think I will give it a try now! Your image is super cute and I love the embellishments you added! Fabulous project! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Cut It Up!

    Mollie's Motif

  9. What a wonderful image, and colored beautifully.
    The design on your card is Super!
    Thank you for joining us at Doodle Pantry Challenge #44
    Lorianna DPDT

  10. I love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner

  11. Very Pretty Design, love all the texture..thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge...Good Luck
    Suzy B~Owner~Fan~Tastic Tuesday

  12. Hi hun great project love it and ty for sharing with us at Fantastic Tuesday very good luck J x

  13. I love that you made a box! This is really nice. You did a fantastic job coloring that image!

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!

  14. Fantastic box, Samantha, keep wanting to do boxes, then get distracted, LOL... many thanks for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty this month, best of luck hun xxx

  15. Such a fun project! Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee!

  16. What a pretty box. Sweet image choice and lovely papers. I also love the symmetry of the top too. Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Pattie's Creations Challenges. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

    Lisa D., PCDC DT

  17. Fabulous project!

    Thank you for joining in with us over at our Feeling Crafty Challenge :)

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  19. Samatha, your blue, frog box is so very pretty. Thanks for entering our Challenge #57 - "Animals"--pleaser come by Simply Create Too Friday to enter our new challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  20. Lovely box Samantha! thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  21. What a great box and how fun you are getting to use your friends dies - that way you can try them before you buy them. Thanks for sharing this with us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  22. ahhhh that's such an adorable box!!! Just adore all the details and layers you have used.

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Scribbles Design challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  23. Fabulous box! Great idea! Thanks for sharing in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs this month!
    Mo dt xxx

  24. What a great gift box! Someone is sure to love that! Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps challenge!

  25. so cute, my friend! thanks for joining us this month at scribbles designs (frog challenge)!

  26. Hey, Sam, you won something over at Scribbles Designs - just thought I would pop by and let you know. Congratulations!!