13 April 2018

'Lemonade Fizz' anyone?? - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

Hello crafty peeps and I hope you are all well.  I've had a few very demanding days.  I won't bore you with all my woes but suffice to say I woke up early part of last week to find out I'd been made redundant and by the end of the week I was self-employed, insured and had a nice little bunch of clients.  Well don't they say when one door closes another one opens so I'll see where this one takes me lol.  I would have been quite content you know to happily craft my days away but alas according to my husband we need to eat and pay some bills so I could keep said crafty stash but hey I tried god damn it!!

So, anyway, today is Friday and you know what that means right? Yep another new crafty challenge has started over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.  Well as always it's an 'anything goes' theme but the DT have all made something that is not a card.  I decided to have a play with the 'Lemonade Fizz' download kit.  I love this kit I've used it so much.  It's even got little templates in it for you to make up.  So my 'not a card' make is an exploding box and I'm afraid I'm not the best at photographing these boxes they're not the easiest but I've tried to show you it all.  Grab a cuppa there's a few photos lol.

So first up there's the box closed.  See all those gorgeous papers and toppers they are all in the kit.

I topped the lid off with a gorgeous flower.  These flowers are in the kit too and I just printed them off and layered them.  I think there's about four layers here.  You can't see in the piccie but it's had the Stickles treatment and looks very pretty.

To be a little different I only stuck down 3 edges of the mat on the box lid leaving myself a little slot to pop a tag in to write a message on.

So next up is the box open.  Again I've used papers from the kit to mat and layer.  I made a couple of pockets to slot some tags in with little sentiments on, again from the kit, and then the other two sections I printed off some toppers.  To add some definition I printed them out twice and 3'd the butterflies.

Now the little surprise inside is this adorable little mail box.  It even opens up so you can add a small gift if you wanted and this was made from a template in the kit so it was just a case of printing of the paper you wanted then putting it back in the printer and printing the template on the back and cut and stick it all together and voila the cutest little mail box ever, I love it!

To finish it all off I bent some craft wire as though it was a stem scrambling up the side of the mail box, glued it in a couple of places to hold it in place and then just dotted some leaves and flowers along the stem.  I printed off some butterflies, dragonflies and even a little bee (again all in the kit as embellishments) and layered them up for definition and attached them to strips of acetate and slotted them behind the flowers so it looks like they're sort of flying around.  Again the piccies don't show the effect very well but it is very pretty.

So, if you're still with me after all those piccies, thank you.  I hope you like my little project it was fun to do and really quite simple and not a copic in sight!

Well time for me to go.  Don't forget you can pop across to the challenge blog here and enter for a chance to win a fab Polkadoodles download store voucher and even the 3 DT favourites get a free digi stamp voucher.  You know you don't even have to use Polkadoodles products to enter how fab is that.

Take care folks and happy crafting.

Challenges I'm entering

Allsorts  -  Spring flowers or showers

Crafters Castle  -  anything goes (optional - dimensional)

Crafty Creations Challenges  -  anything goes


The Craft Princess said...

Oh my!!!! That is a FABULOUS exploding box!!! The inside is magnificent!!! I am in awe!!! Well done!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation, gorgeous papers and love the flower on the top and the mailbox inside. Also super colour combo.
Thank you for joining our Spring flowers or showers this week at Allosrts.


brenda said...

A really pretty box with the lovely flowers for our 'Spring flowers and showers' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

sue w. said...

Hi Anne-Marie, this is fabulous, love the design and gorgeous colours it's wonderful.
Hugs Sue W.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our challenge at allsorts this week Tracy

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow!! Amazing..love love love it..Beautifully designed..great colors..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal