Saturday, 2 July 2011

Christmas Box

Sorry I haven't been blogging much this week but I've been mega busy.  Hopefully I should have a bit more time now.  So sorry again but it is another Christmas item today. 

The ladies over at Humbug Hall have challenged us to use my all time favourite crafty item.....................NOT!!!!.  Blooming Acetate.  I didn't think we would get this challenge again after the kerfuffle it caused last year.  Well didn't want to make a card so I got my bag of bargains down from upstairs. 

These are little bits I bought in the January sales which I thought would do for stocking fillers.  The box that these were in was a bit battered and not very Christmassy so I took it to pieces and used it as a template to make a new box.  I then used a nestie to cut an opening in the front (can't remember the proper crafty word at the mo, my brain has turned to mush) (Edit: Aperture, thank you Max) and backed it with a piece of acetate that I cut from the packaging of a new set of glittery christmas tree ornaments (again from the sales!!)

Backing Papers and Baubles - Happy Holidays Zoe Pearn

I am also entering this card into;
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Buffet - Paper, Ribbon, Snowflakes.
Bah Humbug - Acetate
Craft Hazelnuts - Pink and/or Purple


Max said...

*snigger* ... whoops Debs sorry if we upset you with our challenge this week but obviously you can work wonders when your tee'ed off and under pressure if this beautiful box is anything to go by lol! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT
PS: I think maybe 'aperture' is the word you're looking for *wink*

Hazel said...

Excellent crafting - this is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 27 - hope to see you again soon x

Teresa said...

OMG Debs what a great job you made of this box, I must admit acetate isn't my favourite to work with but you've done a great job.
Teresa ♥ xx

Vicky said...

Oops...acetate..not my fave either have done a gorgeous make sweetie...and the dp's are so pretty too...

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

gorgeous box debs.your colours and papers are really pretty and fab design :D

xx coops xx

Sandra said...

Fabulous box and the paper you used is adorable:) Sandra H

TRACEY O said...

Gorgeous project.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and great buffet selection, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Christine B. said...

Lovely box and goodies. Hugs x ChrisB

Carolyn said...

Excellent! I had in mind to make some little acetate boxes and now you have inspired me :)

Aquarius said...

Well done for making this great project with the dreaded acetate - not my favourite material either!!

Linda said...

Hi Debs I love this box it is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week love Linda

Ann said...

oh my goodness what a fantastic idea - the whole thing is just gorgeous - I will be copying this as soon as I get chance.
Love it and so will the lucky recipient.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Kathyk said...

But you rose splendidly to the challenge and your box is fabulous


Abi said...

Hi Debs, this is fab! Such a pretty gift box, even if you dislike working with acetate!! I like the forward planning, I do that too.

Thanks for playing along at Bah Humbug.

Abi - Bah Humbug Guest DT for July

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

This is lovely! I just love boxes like this! (And I have that Nestie set, too!) :D

Ruth said...

What a beautiful box!