Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Mary J's Challenge - Anything BUT a card!

Time for another Totally Ladybug Tuesday. This week it was time for Mary J to choose the challenge, and she chose anything BUT a card. I love challenges like this as they make you think out of the box so to speak! 
This challenge fell perfectly with an order that my mum had asked me to make for a friend of hers. At christmas I made up some pots of gold and Mum wanted something similar but in purple at fairy related .... so this is how it happened. 

It all started with a box which had socks in it ... 



and ended up like this ... 




Yes a box filled with choccy eclairs and cadburys dairy milk, with a little poem on the inside. I added a scallop edge to hide the writing on the inside edge of the box.


I also made a matching card, when I say matching, I actually mean the colours, the image and the flowers LOL, I ran out of purple swirl paper so used spotty paper from the same range.


And here is a picture of both card and box.


Needless to say I am so proud of how it turned out, and also that I managed to do such a great job on the flowers!! 

The image I have used is Daydreaming Ruby, The sentiment is one of the Fairy sentiments

Papers - Craftwork cards
Flowers - Wild orchid crafts & Hobbycraft
Flourish - Sizzex die
Punch - EK Success

I really hope you will take the time to visit the other ladies, as they have all made fantastic things, and whilst you are being inspired maybe leave a little ladybug love! 

Now before you all dissapear ... if I said the words BLOG HOP & NEW RELEASE, what would you think? 

Yep you guessed it, Kerry has been working uber hard and has got some new stamps coming!! (I have seen them and had a play already and they are so pretty!!) anyway to celebrate we are having a blog hop, so grab the banner and come and join in the fun and you may well win a prize along the way! 



I would like to enter my box into the following challenges if I may. 

24 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

OH its just fabulous Tams .. especially as it includes chocolates lol
The colours are gorgeous and also match the chocs lol
Its FAB
Lisa ;)

Rainmac said...

Absolutely stunning box and card, love how the chocolates match the colours on the box xxx

Merry said...

Beautiful and so very clever.

Addams said...

Great box and card, love that they match

theCook said...

Great box, I especially love the picture with the chocolate waterfall, yummy!!!!

Pami said...

This is fabulous Tams! (especially with the chocolates in it!!) You have done a great job with something that would normally just be thrown away. I am going to steal this idea!! Pami x

Mary J said...

OMG, this is AMAZING Tams! It must have taken you ages to create it!

Those choccies look very yummy....where's the box I made for my mum....

Angel said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, double gorgeous with matching card too.

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Anel

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

pinky said...

What a SWEET makeover Tams, love the deep purples so rich with the chocolate. Brilliant box and card.

Whimsey said...

Oh Tams; its FLABULOUS, FLABULOUS....love how the inside is split and fill with delightful candies.

Love the purple and Ruby is gorgeous! Great job chickie!!

Padster said...

num num num chocolate num num munch - love it the paper is gorgeous - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Debbie xx

Kathy said...

OH my this is the best use of a sock box EVER!! What an awesome project and so beautifully executed! Thanks for playing along with us Simon Says Stamp Challenge. :)

Anita said...

Tams, this is gorgeous. Love the purple and Ruby looks so pretty. What a fantastic way to recycle.

melissa75 said...

Stunning set - love the colour scheme and the flowers are so pretty.

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

WOW Tams this is megamazing!!!! I especially love the coordinated colours with the chocolates yum yum!!!! It must have taken a long time to make this! I hope there was no finger/craft knife incidents and that your finger is healing well now xxxx

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card & box thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw.

flourgirl said...

WOW Tams this is fantastic, gorgeous project and yummy choccies. I love all of it xxx

Dazie said...

Ooo yummy and pretty all in one! Gorgeous colours!!!

Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this fortnight with our Fairy theme!
Dazie
x

Mad-Frog said...

I love it, love the colour scheme too really pretty

Marjo said...

Gorgeous , thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Candy here

Hugs, Marjo

Sue said...

WOW! Love your treat box, it looks fabulous and that's just the outside!! Beautiful colours, and great matching card too :-) Sue xx

Louise said...

Absolutely fabulous, my favourite colour AND chocolate!!

Jayne said...

Lovely creatiions....great idea with the box. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.