Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Altered box

 One of my birthday gifts this year was a set from the Body Shop, it came in a nice sturdy box...so I thought let's decorate it. I used decopatch to glue torn pieces of design paper (mainly K&Co) from my stash. I edged the lid with lace (papermania) and blue rose ribbon (Crafty Ribbons).
 Then I added a stamped image from House Mouse, coloured with promarkers. Then a selection of buttons, Tim Holtz tickets, pearls and gems (Papermania, Hobby House), flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.The bow is blue velvet ribbon from Crafty ribbons.
There is also a butterfly (from some Basic Grey paper) glued to the underside of a glass cabochon. I made a few of these and glued magnets to the back...they are on my notice board in the office.
I will enter it into the following challenges;

House Mouse & friends - anything goes
Altered eclectics - Anything goes
Oddball stamps - alter something
Rhedds creative spirit - Anything goes
Paper Take weekly - Anything goes
Through the craftroom door - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 2 or more ribbon/twine
All crafts challenge - anything but a card
Stamps + fun = creativity - flowers and pearls

Thanks for stopping by,
Kate x


  1. Love it. It's always great when you can make something from something else. You did a fantastic job with this nice sturdy box. I really love everything about it. So glad you could play along with us this week at House Mouse & Friends. Enjoy your evening.

  2. Great work, what a transformation.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT. xx

  3. Beautiful box Kate!! I love to recycle boxes this way, working on a pringles can right now :-D
    I love your papers and the lace is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining the TCRD challenges.

  4. Wow! This is right up my street and you've done such a fantastic job of altering it too. Best of luck with the challenge and thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us all at House Mouse & Friends. Lx

  5. Such a beautiful creation - Thank you for sharing over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges

    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Owner of Altered Eclectics
    Owner at Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Crafty Ribbons

  6. Gorgeous altered box and love all the different elements so much to look at and LOVE the image too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Absolutely stunning; such gorgeous details :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Kat x

  8. This is wonderful it is great to recycle boxes and packaging and make them oh so much prettier :-)

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  9. Fabulous creation,I love altering things too, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  10. WOW!! What a wonderful and adorable transformation. You've used loads of beautiful embellies for a gorgeous Box. Thanks again for joining us once more at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck to ou and hope youll join us again this week for a brand new challenge.


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