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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Winter Box for Bez - and candy winner

Hello there! Hope you are fit and well and if not here's a hug! Hope that might help! Its the last day of half term today so I'm busy frantically trying to get everything in place - time is always a premium when the kiddies are off on their holidays. And we're off on a jolly to Bristol next week too - from Weds to Saturday - really excited about that!

Before \I show you todays post I must tell you about my candy winner - I failed miserably to take a copy of the image of the mr random but my numbers were 1 -27 and the comment was number three which is hazelsbasketsofjoy! So Hazel - if you could email me your address I'll get the goodies in the post to you ASAP. I have another smaller candy that I didn't advertise too so I put the numbers in again and it came out with the number 16 - stampinginpink Karen. So Karen - I think I have your address but if you could email me then I won't have to look hard!!! Hope that lifts your day ladies!!!

Onto todays post. I've altered a small box (measures about 5" by 6") and will put some goodies in it for my mil for Christmas.





First of all I painted the box with gesso then blue acrylic paint. Next I used versa mark and added the snowflakes stamps and then added sparkling snow wow powders and heat set. Next I did the same with a small star stamp and then added silver wow powders and heat set. Then I added a layer of spray and sparkle from Crafters Companion the silver one. Whilst that dried I stamped the Crafty Individuals image with black archival and heat set before distressing with salty ocean DI. I added the lace around the back of the image then added this to the top of the box. Then I used my mums heartfelt creations die and poinsettia stamp and made the flowers - the image was stamped with versamark  and heat set with wow powders in silver. I stuck the flowers on and added the gems - then added a little frantage and finally the sentiment.

I'd like to enter this box into the following challenges:
Crafty Individualscraftyindividualsblog: October inspired - October is the month my Christmas prepartions reallyH get into full swing!!!!
Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas sponsored by the funkie junkie boutique - week 2 thefunkiejunkie: I was inspired by the stars and the deer on your beautiful creation Linda.
Polkadoodlespolkadoodle: Christmas
Allsortsallsortschallenge: Ribbon and bow
The male room:themaleroomchallengeblog Nature - although this project is for a lady I think it would do for a male too x
Rhedd and Rosiesrheddandrosies: AG
Crafty Catzcraftycatzweeklychallenge: A gift to remember
craftyribbonschallenge-anything-but-card.

Thanks for visiting today - I've got another altered piece to share with you tomorrow - but until then have fun and be good - alright maybe you could be just a tinsey bit naughty!!!! Big Hugs

Rachel xx

50 comments:

  1. Oh wow Rachel this is stunning your MIL will love love love it! Fabulous image of the deer and I love those poinsettias! Congratulations to Hazel and Karen! Susan x

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  2. What a stunning box. Congrats to the lucky winners xx Jan

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  3. Stunning Rachel, Bez will love it, must say the poinsettias look good

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  4. gorgeous box love the colour and snowflakes and the lace border looks beautiful round the image your MIL will love it -congratulations to Hazel and Karen
    Carol x

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  5. WOW!!! This is stunning Rachel. I love the colour, gorgeous embossed snowflakes and the poinsettias are so beautiful. Your MIL is going to be thrilled to receive this at Christmas, it's a gift in itself.
    I hope your day is good one.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Many congratulations to Hazel and Karen! Your box is gorgeous Rachel, I love those beautiful poinsettias and the deer looks so striking in the middle. Hugs, Anne x

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  7. how fabulous love this just wonderful
    Hugs Kate xx

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  8. This is gorgeous,love the design and details.xxx

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  9. Rachel this is stunning! I would be happy with it just as an empty box :) I am sure it will be treasured.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  10. Wow what a stunning box Rachel, love the colours and the way you've decorated it. I'm sure your MIL will love it.

    Sue x

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  11. This is gorgeous! The delicate shade, the flowers and the deer are amazing! Bellissimo!

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  12. Wow !! this is absolutely beautiful Rachel. The stamp you have used for the centre piece is fabulous and your choice of colour is great. Love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  13. So beautiful!!!! Great work!

    Inna

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  14. OMG Rachel. I have to admit I would not want to give this one away - it's so beautiful. The colour and the stamping are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and thank you for drawing my name too! Will email you in a bit x

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  15. Oh my, Rachel, this is fabulous! Everything about it is just gorgeous - the color, the embossed snowflakes and the poinsettias but my favorite part is the lace that borders the reindeer image. What a wonderful presentation box for Christmas goodies. Lovely take on tag #2. So glad to have you playing along!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Oh wow Rachel, your box is stunning sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  17. Stunning box, your MIL will by chuffed
    Thanks for joining my challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Laura

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  18. Your box is stunning and what a great Christmas present.

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  19. Fabulous box Rachel, i can't believe I have won your candy - thank you I will get my email off to you. Hazel x

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  20. cf.he.evans@btinternet.com
    Hazel x

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  21. A great entry for our Nature challenge - thanks for joining us in The Male Room this week - Jacqueline xx

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  22. Sorry Rachel I meant to say I couldn't find your email but I have given you mine so if you email me I will give you my address, still not with it. Back at work but brain is still sleeping. Hazel

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  23. A super entry to this weeks theme, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  24. beautiful creation and beautiful colours too.
    greetings

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  25. thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us at Rhedd and rosie's challenge, good luck! Wendy DT xx

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  26. Gorgeous box Rachel, I love the colours and details. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

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  27. Wow, this is stunning. i love everything about it, the beautiful image, flowers and colours. You could enter this into our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, anything goes x

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  28. This is just Stunning Rachel, gorgeous image, flowers and colours. Marlene

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  29. Such a fabulous project, thank you for sharing with us @ Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  30. Congratulations to the winners and love the box and your MIL will love it.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  31. This is beautiful Rachel, gorgeous colours and fabulous embellishments - your mil will treasure this.
    Pauline
    x

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  32. Stunning Box Rachel. I love how you have decorated it. Congratulations to Hazel and Karen too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  33. Wow Rachel, your box is stunning! Love the gorgeous color and lace!

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  34. What a glorious box and how good the reindeer looks all in blue! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Jean x

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  35. Brilliant box love what you have done.
    Oh! Wow! My sister has won your candy
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

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  36. That's fab Rachel. And although I didn't read this yesterday - I was the tiniest* bit naughty at the SECC yesterday but now I feel justified in my purchases ;)

    *quite a big bit.

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  37. Wow! Rachel this is gorgeous, really quite stunning, what a wonderful gift for your MIL, I would be thrilled to receive such a gift, thanks for sharing it at Crafty Catz this week xx

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  38. Fantastic box, gorgeously decorated, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxx

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  39. This is absolutely gorgeous, so beautifully decorated.
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne (your newest Follower)

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  40. This is gorgeous Rachel. I am sure your MIL will love it.
    Mags
    x

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  41. This is a beautiful gift. I do like the CI reindeer stamp.

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  42. This is gorgeous, don't know how you could part with it. Crafty Hugs, Angela x

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  43. oo lovely card Jealous of your MIL! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  44. Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! Take care Zo xx

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  45. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

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  46. Beautiful box; love the reindeer! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals' challenge,

    Lucy x

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  47. Wow, an awesome box. Thanks for playing along at The Male Room. Bev :)

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  48. Wow wow wow absolutely stunningly gorgeous, I love the colours of winter and the top of the box is truly amazing :-) Kezzy xxx

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  49. What an amazing creation! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room

    Louise xx

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  50. lovely choice and thank you for showing us your 2013 best of!
    Happy New Year to you xx

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