Thursday, January 20, 2011

How Sweet & A Gift Under 3 Bucks!

Good afternoon my crafty friends,

Today I have a fallen in love with a little chocolate treat box that is no bigger than 6cm x 6cm.  While google-ing around before Christmas I saw a similar little box that some one had made with their homemade rumballs and from there I have adapted it to suit a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate (Yes I am still eating these things and collecting their wrappers for my scrap stash! lol).  Took me a few mock attempts to get all the sizes right but I think I have it under wraps now :)

I am intending to make a few of these, this one is a vintage one as I am all vintage at the moment.  It is a great gift idea that costs less than 3 dollars! and for this one I used everything from my stash (Happy!) I think these will make the perfect gift for 'those friends you don't buy for but you do', you know the ones.

The paper is Wild asparagus (from my stash - a 2006 release, paper think its time I used it!), lace, ribbon, pearls and embellishments are all from my stash.  The digi stamp is from Shelly's Images  (this was a freebie they released for their 1st Birthday!) and I think it is adorable!

Top of the box.

Side view of the box open.

Top view of the box open.

I can't wait to make more of these! My poor mojo is working in overdrive thinking of all the ways I can adapt it to Christmas and a cute little pastel one with a Chocolate egg inside would look so devine for Easter .... Well ... I gotta go ... I have inspirations to create :)

Fair winds and following seas
The Navy Wife

Entering Challenges :~
Delicious Doodles - #8 Use 3 Colors ~ I have the DP, the cream card stock (image), and the brown distressed card stock used for the box. (Fridays)
 Pattie's Creations - #10 Anything Goes (Fridays)
Stamp Something - Anything Goes (Fridays)
 Totally Paper Crafts - #49 Happy Birthday (Fridays)
Card Makin Mamas - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ~ I had fun making this and want to make a heap more and it's a birthday gift for a girl. (F/Fridays)
 Fairy Tale Challenge - #6 Flowers ~ I have flowers on the print of the hat and as embellishments on the hat and flowers on the DP (F/Fridays)
Prairie Fairy Fridays - #44 Happy Birthday (F/Fridays)
The Stamp Man - #14 Distress ~ The box is distressed (F/Fridays)
 .. wee Memories.. - #39 For the love of ribbon - I have used ribbon as the box opener tab (Saturdays)
 2 Sisters - #22 Flowers - I have flowers as embelishment and on the DP(Saturdays) *
Allsorts - #86 Teal blue & brown - I have the DP, the cream card stock (image), and the brown distressed card stock used for the box.(Saturdays)
* Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes (Saturdays)
Craft Your Days Away - CYDA #11 Anything Goes (Saturdays)
* Easy Craft Projects - #29 Old Stash - The DP was 2006 release it is that OLD lol (Saturdays)
By The Cute & Girly - Bling It On - I have pearls on the lace and the DP flowers on the top of the box.(Monthly ~ Card / Box entry)
* Pile It On - #3 Anything Goes (Sundays)
 The Corrosive Challenge - Lace & Pearls (Sundays) Lace is around the bottom of the box and I have pearls on the lace and the DP flowers on the top of the box (F/Mondays)
The Crafty Pad - #104 Something new - I have never made one of these before and I used my new nestabilities I got for Christmas (Sundays)
Stamps R Us - #12 Shapped Cards -It's a box (F/Sundays)
Quirky Crafts - #2 In the spring garden - I have the spring hat and flowers on the DP (F/Sundays)
Karber Weekly - #21 Ribbon - I have ribbon for the box opener (Mondays)
 Pear Tree Designs - #32 Free for all (Mondays)
Digi's by Phooka - #1 Anything goes (F/Mondays)
 My Partener in Crafting Crime - #17 Somethin new - I have never made one of these before and I used my new nestabilities I got for Christmas (F/Mondays)
Ooh-La-La - OLLCB #71 Bling it on - I have pearls on the lace and the DP flowers on the top of the box. (F/Mondays)
 Wild Orchid - #15 Lets get sentimental - I have the Birthday Sentiment on the lid when it opens (F/Mondays)
My Graficao - #80 Anything Goes (F/Mondays)
Think Ink - #34 Punches / and or Die Cuts - I used my nestabilities (Tuesdays)
 Papertake Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls - I have ribbon as the opener on the box and pearls on the lace and on the two flowers on the DP on the top of the box. ( Tuesdays)
Top Tip Tuesday - #18 All Sentimental  - I know its says the sentiment has to be on the front but ... Mine is inside the box (especially as the box is only 6cm x 6cm there is not much room to play with).  Not sure if this counts? (Tuesdays)
 For Fun - Anything that will make your project Glitter - I have the pearls (Wednesdays)
 Simion Says Stamp - Bingo - Punch/Die Cuts (nestabilities), flowers (on hat, embellishments and on DP) & gems (on lace and on the two top flowers on the DP) (Wednesdays)
The Creative Cottage - #30 Shapped Cards - Its a box (Wednesdays)
 The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday's (Wednesdays) ***EDIT *** Made TOP Sister!
Shelly' Images - 1st Birthday - (Thursdays)
Stamp Insanity - SISC43 Shades of you - My shades are forever changing but my latest project around the home has been DISTRESS and this is distressed (Thursdays)
 Digi Doodle Shop's - #43 Anything Goes (Thursdays)
 Cute Card Thursday - #148 Recipe - I have 1 DP, 2 ribbons (the brown lid lift and the lace) and 3 flowers. (Thursdays)
Crafty Sentiments - Vintage - This is distressed and embellished to give a vintage feel. (Thursdays)
 The Crafty Purple Frog - A distress challenge - My project has been inked to give a distressed and vintage feel. (Thursdays)
 Delightful Challenges - Lets Celebrate - It's for a Birthday (Thursdays)
* Stamping Vacation - Home Sweet Home Challenge - Romantic Style (Monthly 13th Feb)
* Stamping Vacation - NO! No Tags (Monthly 12th Feb)
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57 Treasured comments:

Annette22 said...

wow, what a fantastic work, you did a great job
wonderful papers and colors in harmony with the flowers

thanks a lot for joining us at the Fairy Tale

xxx Annette

Unknown said...

ooooh....SO pretty! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images. It is always fun to see your latest creations. :)

Helen Dooley said...

WOW- this is soooo pretty. One of our DT does things like this too. Thanks for sharing with us at FOr Fun.

This N That said...

Yum, what girl doesn't LOVE chocolate? Thanks so much for sharing this really pretty box and for playing with Card Makin Mamas!

Min said...

Fabulous project! I love how you used the Shelly's Images Free Sentiment inside! Just lovely! Thanks for playin' along with us this week!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Alison said...

Great project! It's really beautiful! Thank you for palying along with StampInsanity!


A gorgeous box,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Lorraine A said...

oh WOW !!!! I LOVE this !!! fabulous box ,, so beautifully decorated,, this is a gift to be treasured ,, stunning !! Can you tell I LOVE it !!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp, PTW and TPC Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Robin said...

Super sweet little box! Definitely a lot of possibilities!!Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Rachel said...

Such a beautiful birthday box!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Bianca said...

Oh, so lovely and what a good idea!!!! It´s amazing! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a gorgeous box! Love the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Evy G said...

You've made a beautiful box! I really love the collours. Thanx for joining us @ Digi's by Phooka!

Cards By MI said...

Lovely project of yours. Looks yummy! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs,

Jen Leeflang said...

fabulous idea - well done!You have created a beauty!! Thanks for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week.
Love JenLee
PCDC Design Team 2 Lead

sallysbitz2 said...

This box is divine. I love the vintage look too.

Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x

Debbie said...

OOoooh this is just stunning - love the whole look of it - beautifully decorated and your attention to detail is fabulous, love your work. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Dawnll said...

This is just one of the cutest boxes! Fun colors and goodies in the inside!
Thank you for joining us this week at

Saskia said...

So gorgeous and so yummy!

Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

Pauline said...

Wonderful creation.... even better with the yummy inside! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun!

Janet said...

great box! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Katja said...

Lovely box! Pretty DP. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and hope to see you next time!

Katja (DDSB-DT)

Karen Howard said...

OMG, this is really lovely!!! Love everything about it, thanks for joining our shaped cards challenges over at Stamps R Us. Hugs, Karen

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Very nice!
Thanks for entering at TCPF!!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, what a wonderful make. Thanks for sharing and joining in on Crafty Sentiments this week, Hazelxoxo

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous project ... great job!
Thanks so much for joining our Birthday Challenge at The Sisterhood! We hope you'll join us again next challenge.

Flutterby Trina said...

Love it! Thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good luck




Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous little box.. so pretty
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa ;)

aqualeiga said...

Wow! Such a beautiful creation, it deserves a whole bunch of choccies inside it! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 'For Fun' this week, have fun making more of them! Hugs, Ali x

Meera said...

Wow this is totally stunning x Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun x Meera x

Maria Moorhouse said...

Hiya, Thanks for sharing a lovely project with us at The Crafty Pad this week, good luck!
Dont forget to check out the new sentiment digi's here

Maria x

Merry said...

Oh this is such a clever idea and a perfect gift. Lovely papers you have used. Thanks for joining in all the challenges at Stamping Vacation

Susie said...

Wow such a great the box, you've made it look so pretty and I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great project! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

Sprytebyrd said...

What a great little gift! So cute and one of my (many) favorites of candy! ;)
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Girly Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation
Thank you so much for sharing with us again at ooh la la this week

Stephanie said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Kristii said...

Such a beautiful project!!! I love it!

Heather said...

Such a gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Caroljenks said...

What an amazing project - so tiny (unless of course it's a giant choc!) Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge :)

Carol x

Jen Leeflang said...

Your creation is lovely with the lovely box - what a good idea! Thanks for joining us on the Digi's by Phooka Challenge.
Jen Leeflang
Digi's by Phooka DT

Scrappy said...

What an elegant and tasteful project! Awesome job! Thanks for playing along with us at Shelly's Images, OLLCB and PIO! We hope you’ll join us again next week!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely box! Very beautiful.
Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Digi's by Phooka.

Hugs, Myriam

Karen said...

Lovely and sooo cute too, thanks for joinng us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Helen said...

Gorgeous box!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Donna said...

What a wonderful box! Love your colors and design. Thanks for celebrating with Delightful Challenges!

sammi said...

Fabulous box, wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining in our "first birthday" challenge at Shelly's Images!

TannyP said...

How sweet - and tasty =) Great idea! Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

Unknown said...

wow, this is amazing!
thanks for playing with MyGrafico this week ;)

Christine said...

Fantastic little box. You should really make a tutorial for this - I'd love to make one! Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous box! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week!
hugs, Sharon

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

This turned out really cool! My problem would be that by the time I was done making it there would be no chocolate to put in it!! This is the kind of gift that would be perfect for leaving on an employee's desk or someone you see everyday like your postal carrier, grocery store clerk etc. Just enough to say "I'm thinking about you" and not too much to say "I'm stalking you" LOL


Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in with StampInsanity's "Shades of You" challenge, a new challenge will be up tomorrow, hope to see you again :D

PokSa said...

Gorgeous work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

darling Ho said...

What an amazing box! It's really very very beautiful!
So many challenges you entry, you are the super challenge queen.:)
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge & 2 Sisters Challenge, hope to see you soon.
~Hugs ~darling Ho~

Spyder said...

Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts 'In The Spring Garden and to use pink and green',don't forget to come back later today to vote for your top three and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you!!


Teri said...

Such a yummy box hun! Very versatile!
Thank you for playing The Crafty Purple Frog this time - hope you can join us on Thursday for a new challenge.
Teri xx

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