Sunday 16 November 2014

Crafting musketeers challenge 19: anything but a card

This is my design project for team B's mid-month design inspiration for Crafting musketeers challenge 19. You can see the lovely designs by the rest of team B here and can join in with your entries here - we would love to see you there.

The challenge is being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and I have used their 'penguin family' for my project.

Recently I bought a box of Belgian chocolate sticks and was taken with the fact that there was an inner box within the main packaging and I thought this would be good if altered and decorated to be used for housing a Christmas gift.

This is the original packaging:

And this is the altered project. I split the original image in two to create two panels (the back two panels are the same). I punched out a lot  of silver snowflakes from scrap pieces of silver mirror card, dotting them around above the images and also putting some on the gold fold down pieces of the inner box.

This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 151
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent: anything goes
Nutcrafters 81: anything but a card
Allsorts 285: anything but a card
The crafting cafe November: not a card
The paper shelter 182: snowflakes
A song in your He{ART} 20: let it go from Disney's frozen - snow
Bunny Zoe November: snow
Digistamps4Joy 104: preparing for the holidays (Christmas)
Ruby's rainbow 92: non traditional Christmas
Emerald faeries 61: Christmas non-traditional colours
Crafty calendar November: it's all about Christmas
DL.ART 144: anything Christmas
Baffie's creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Animal friends 20: it's cold
Let's craft and create 98: animal antics
Polka doodles 45: recycle it
Scribbles designs 23: penguin paradise

Hope you have a yummy Christmas

A year or two back I had a pack of Webster's Pages 'Waiting for Santa and Sweet Season', but most of them got used. I liked them so much that I've bought another pack of them this week and couldn't wait to use one of the papers. They are all double sided, so this enabled me to cut diagonally across the middle and reverse that piece when sticking to the card blank. It's a simple card with just the printed sentiment strip and three accordion sticker flowers from Helz Cuppleditch's Santa's workshop. The reason I chose to use these is a bit of a cheat because Karen chose the theme for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club challenge: teabag fold/origami. I hang my head in shame because it really isn't either and I didn't even make the accordion flowers, but they do have lots of folds, so I hope I will be forgiven.

It's difficult to see here, but the larger accordion flower has some yummy goodies on it, that fit in with the theme of the card.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 45
Squigglefly 45: make a Christmas card
CRAFT 285: Christmas
Baffies creative 38: time for the approaching Christmas season
Sparkles Christmas 46: Christmas candy
Red carpet studio 83: Julie & Julia - inspired by food
A creative need November: button up
Sentimental Sundays 233: brads, buttons and/or bows
A crafty mess 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs November: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 144: anything Christmas
Sister act 83