Friday 5 February 2016

More mixed media 'red' challenge

This is my creation for this month's More mixed media 'red' challenge' - please click on the link to see the marvellous creations by the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

An altered box lid - the original box was red with white spots as you can see at the side. I covered the lid with white gesso and then used mod podge to adhere a piece of the top later of a paper napkin with hearts. I used a Balzer's Design roses stencil with imagination crafts silver sparkle medium, then used a piece of sequin waste dabbing through the holes with red Colorbox ink. Ribbon, hearts etc were then added.

I intend to use this box for a Valentine's present for John ... although I haven't got a clue what I'll put in it!

This is also for:

Creative Carte Blanche February: try something artistic you've never done before - never used a napkin with mod podge before
Altered Eclectics February: anything goes mixed media or altered art
We love 2 create 3: anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
Creative artiste 11: anything goes with mixed media
Cute as a button 19: anything but a card
Crealicious 84: love is in the air
Brown sugar 184: Valentine/love
Creative corner: happy Valentine's day/love
Fairytale-challenge 136: Valentine's day
Polka doodles 5: love and romance
Simply create too 102: love or Valentine's
That's crafty: first love
Creative loops February:  anything related to hearts
Inky chicks 62: love (letters) and/or hearts
Terrific Tuesday: I 'heart' you
Simon says Wednesday: have a heart
The sisterhood of crafters: love letters - use word LOVE and/or a heart
Scribbles designs 37: have a heart
Bunny Zoe: hearts
Crafty boots: love is in the air
Incy wincy: love is in the air
Ooh la  la 197: love and romance
The paper girls 97: Valentine/love
Crafting for all seasons 119: love is in the air
Crafty gals corner 57: love is in the air
Creative moments 86: anything goes + option: romance/love
Craft rocket 8: Valentine/love
Julia Spiri 11: love is in the air
My time to craft 314: love is all around
The pencil cases: L = love/romance
Eclectic Ellapu February: decorate or make a gift box/bag
Unicorn 6: lots of love
Kort o mania 146: love is in the air
Oddball: all you need is love
Paper creators 44: must be love
Artistic inspirations 149: anything goes/twist of Valentine
My Sheri 174: be my Valentine
Bastel-traum 37: Valentine
Clear it out: loving you + red ribbon
Alphabet: Y for you choose
Peal Lu 9: anything goes
Left of center: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 3:anything goes
Craft your passion 297: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 97: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 263: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 219: anything goes
Little miss muffet 130: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 236: freestyle
Craft-Dee-Bowz February: anything goes and include a handmade bow
Creative ladybirds 12: anything goes
My crafting stories 2: anything goes
Sisters of craft February: anything goes
Scrap-cards 82: anything goes with a bow
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 71: anything goes
PDE linky party 109: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes


  1. Very pretty and creative! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood for our 'love letters' challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

  2. Wowwww this is such a beautiful card! Love is all around!! Thank you so much for joining our Ribbon Girl special guest designer challenge! Good luck! Warm hugs, Chantal

  3. Great box - love the colours, texture and shimmer. Hope you think of something to put in it! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  4. Very pretty! I love all the texture, pop of shimmer from the ribbon and the sparkle. Very creative to use a box so then the gifts can go inside. Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday, we love having you participate in the challenge with us!

    Have a great day!

  5. That's a very nice Valentine box Hazel! Thanks for joining in with us at
    Scr@p-Cards Challenge! Good Luck! DT Gerie

  6. Oh superb box, nice work ! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator's challenge ! xx

  7. Beautiful, Hazel. You did an amazing job with this. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    Janis, Creator & DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    Paper Play Sketches, Creator & DT Member
    PDE Linky Party, Creator & DT Member

  8. Hi Hazel, thank you for your lovely entry.
    Can you please let us know which BLOG HOP Host you made this creation.
    You have to link your creation with her name
    Have a fun in the Hop
    Rachelle DT

  9. Fabulous project Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOVE Letters’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  10. Beautiful altered box Hazel thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  11. Gorgeous altered box lid Hazel, love the design and thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member Unicorn Challenge Blog. xx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous creation. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining in the challenge. xc#

  13. Lovely box Hazel! Beautiful colors and a pretty bow! That's gonna be a tough one to fill the box with a present ... maybe a picutere of you to togheter in a frame?
    Thank you for joining our challenge! Good luck :)
    Regards Chantal
    DT member Scr@p-Cards Challenge Blog

  14. Such a pretty box, the colors look great! Thanks so much for joining our Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

  15. oh this is beautiful... very valentinesy lol. loving the use of the stencils and glitter! thanks for sharing it with us at CFAS x

  16. Lovin the texture this is BOWtiful..Tfs Craft Rocket Lis DT

  17. Love the box and it is still BOWtiful,,,,TFS Unicorn Challenge Lis Dt

  18. Fabulous box, beautiful colours and texture! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Moments.

  19. What a fun idea, my husband loves to golf so I'd have to fill it with golf balls :} Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket challenges. Barbara DT

  20. Fabulous project Hazel, I love the textures and colours you added to the lid. The stencilling looks great, particularly the pretty roses and I love the two different ribbons you added. Great job!

  21. This is really artsy I love everything you did to make this box such a gift itself
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #173-“Valentine” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  22. Wow, your altered box is fabulous!! Love the hearts and the sparkle looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the PDE Linky Party!
    Sherrie K
    PDE DT Member

  23. Stunnnig project!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons
    Veronique DT

  24. Beautiful box Hazel! Thanks fir sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  25. Fab mixed media project Hazel, great colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  26. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  27. A great alteration to the box,
    Thanks for sharing at TioT
    Avril x

  28. Gorgeous color in this box. I like it. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  29. Very creative make!
    Thank you for joining in with the 'Love & Romance' challenge at Polkadoodles Mia - DT Member xx

  30. A fantastic box Hazel. Lovely textures and colours.
    Thank you for joining in with the February challenge "Anything Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck x

  31. Beautifully decorated box a great gift. Thank you for joining us at Where the HeArt is. Helen DT

  32. How fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Pause Dream Enjoy, Jackie CT member

  33. What a cool idea! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

  34. Beautiful design project, hugs, Lori m

  35. You used that napkin and Mod Podge beautifully, Hazel. Thanks for sharing at Creative Carte Blanche!

  36. Hi Hazel, Beautifully decorated box, love all the texture and colour. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you back again.
    Hugs Amanda

  37. Your altered box is beautiful. I love all of the textures and elements. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  38. Wow!! You've got a lot of challenges covered with this great altered box. So happy you included the Creative Carte Blanche blog. Great inspiration to try something new.

  39. Beautiful creation, thanks or joining in at CCC, Claire xXx

  40. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

  41. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PDE Linky Party, good luck!!! Amy DT

  42. Fab altered box, thanks for sharing with us at LOC challenges.

  43. This is amazing! I love everything about it! Thanks for linking up with us at ANYTHING GOES Monthly sponsored challenge.

  44. Great job Hazel!! What a fab altered box. Thanks for joining us this week for our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. Hope to see you back again soon :)

  45. very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

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  47. This is such a great project! The mediums you chose made a lovely textured look! I love the way crafters think; we make the box and then find a gift to fit it! ;) Thanks for sharing at TTCRD!

  48. How fun! I love that you created the box with no idea what you'd put in it. Its the packaging that's important, right?? I'm that way at Christmas. Thanks for sharing your Creative Carte Blanche with us!!

  49. What a fabulous and fun box!!! So glad you played along over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!Hope you'll join us again soon! xx

  50. I haven't done a lot of mixed media but I sure am liking what you did with this box!! Thanks for linking up with the Craftin Desert Divas' "Hearts" linky party!!
    CDD dt

  51. Great project! Love that you did something other than a card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner Challenges! Jess - DT

  52. Hazel....what a great way to repurpose a box! Isn't Gesso just the coolest stuff?? I love what you've done to make a red box lid with white dots on it completely your own design! And let me say, it is MUCH MORE FUN and COOL with your own design! Love the stenciling. Love the layers. Thanks for sharing your art and your photos with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

  53. Hi there, Hazel!
    This is SO cute. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I am so grateful for your participation, and I always enjoy seeing your creative art. Have a blessed week and please join us again soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  54. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  55. This is very cute! Thank you so much for playing along with the Have a Heart Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  56. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Cute as a Button and at Julia Spiri. Hope to see you again next time.

  57. Great valentine box, love it.
    Thanks for sharing at My Crafting Stories #2, and good luck.


  58. Gorgeous altered box! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

  59. Wow, what a Gorgeous project! Thank you for joining our Challenge over at Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge Blog! DT Mindy

  60. Holy have covered so many challenges with this piece! What a fun festive Valentines piece! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  61. Super altered box, loving the hearts. Thanks for joining us at MTTC. Caz DT.

  62. Fab altered box Hazel, I think I'd fill it up with Mini Eggs 😀 Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche

  63. A gorgeous altered box Hazel, lots of fabulous texture.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
    I'm having a little giveaway on my blog - if you would like to take a look.

  64. What a lovely use of sparkle.
    Thank you for joining in with the ‘Love Is In The Air’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

  65. Such a great mixed media project, so much texture and the red looks great.Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes February link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  66. Beautiful altered box...thanks so much for sharing it with us at Julia Spiri Challenge blog!!
    Hugs Donna DT
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

  67. Such a great box for valentine. Love all the altered details. Thanks for playing at Julia Spiri and good luck. Hope to see you back soon. Bettina DT Member at Julia Spiri xx

  68. A really great box, Hazel.

    Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow and we hope to see you again soon.

    Helen N x

  69. Lovely card, as always, hugs Lori Julia Spiri DT

  70. Fantastic Hazel... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  71. Great decorations on your box :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Kort`O`Mania. Good luck.

    DT Astrid :-)

  72. Your creation is stunning, the colours are beautiful
    thanks for joining our challenge at
    Debbie DT

  73. A lovely creation!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

  74. Love all the texture going on in this project! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  75. Great decorated box Hazel. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  76. Wonderful mixed media project. I love all the layers of texture and I might have to try the sparkle medium out as it looks stunning with the Rose stencil. Thanks for joining in the Creative Loops challenge at and I hope you join us again.....the theme for March is flowers and as usual any type of creative project is welcome.

  77. Hazel, what a lovely mixed media project you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Love”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  78. Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x Don't forget about our Sisters of Craft Facebook Group too where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

  79. Gret to see you branching out Hazel and this is a fabulous box. Love the colours too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Ecelctic Ellapu for our February Purple challenge!

  80. Beautiful altered box. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT


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