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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Altered Box, Bag or Tag

Hello everyone,
Can I just say hello to my new followers and thank you to the old one.  I do cherish all the comments you leave me :). 

Ohhhh... I am so out of my comfort zone with this challenge but hey I would never have tried it if not for the DT post this fortnight. 
Our theme this week is Challenge 61 - Box it, Bag it, Tag it! - Altered Paper Bags / Boxes / Tags. 
I ended up altering two boxes, the first is a little chest I bought from Craft Den these are really lovely chests which I guess if you were into altering would make a fantastic project.  Please be gentle with me this is my first attempt at anything like this.

The first thing I did was cover the little chest in bright pink paint then when dry I painted it again with Tim Holz Crackle Paint  in White Picket Fence, used Tattered Rose and Tea Dye Distressed Ink Pads to colour it.
The little label I made myself by using a nesties die to make a frame, I printed 'Memories' on the computer and then covered it with Glossy Accents.

I covered the sides with lace, brown organza ribbon, more lace and pearls.  The top has paper from a labels pad with more organza ribbon and roses. 

So onto my second effort, this is a little box from Thorntons which held 3 chocolates which we used as place settings at Christmas (I kept the boxes I knew they would come in handy). 

I made two little heart shapes for the top, plus the nestie labels die again. 

Again I used the lace and pearls, with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Hope you like them and if you have arrived here from Anything Goes Challenge Blog hope they have given you some inspiration and if you have not been there yet please go over and see the other fanastic creations my teamies have made you will be blowed away. 

Chests for Altering - Craft Den
Distress Crackle Paint, Picket Fence - Craft Den
Distressed Ink Tea Dye and Tattered Rose - Craft Den
Lace & Pearls - Stash
Flowers - WOC
Heart shaped box - Thorntons


  1. Oooh Suzie - they are both absolutely FABULOUS... and I would never have known you were out of your comfort zone (unlike my effort on this challenge!)

    I love the colours you've used and all the trimmings... both will make beautiful gifts!

    Christine x

  2. I love your boxes Suzie ,They are Beautiful !!!!
    Emma xx

  3. Wow two stunning boxes Suzie they are absolutely gorgeous, love em both! Hugs Lynne xx

  4. wow these are stunning suzie.really beautiful colours and details :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Wow Suzie two stunning boxes!! Gorgeous and Beautiful!

  6. 2 fabulous projects!! I love your choice of colours on these! Gorgeous! x

  7. Wow, you have done a beautiful work on your boxes! I love them both with all the great details!
    Hugs Annette
    Ps! Your Saturated Canary cards are sooo lovely too :)


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