Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Just Magnolia - Simon Says Stamp monthly challenge

magnolia-altered-box Today we have an special monthly challenge starting at Just Magnolia Challenges (one of two that will run each month, more on the second challenge in a few weeks time.)

As the title says, this is the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Challenge and will be sponsored by them each month. Heidi has very kindly and generously offered to sponsor this monthly challenge to the tune of a whopping $50!!! I wish I could enter lol.

The challenge is to alter a container - ANY container be it a box, a bag, a tub, a tin, a bucket - anything. The DT have really come up trumps, there are some amazing ideas there to get your creative juices flowing. Me .... well I was sooooo original (not!!) and I went and bought a oval Paper Mache box from Hobbycraft. (I am so not inventive in any way lol).
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I balked at first as my first love is making cards but I must admit I really enjoyed doing this and already have requests for some for Christmas. It was really easy to do, I covered the box with K & Co paper which I adhered with Mod Podge, inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and glued on some lace.
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I lined the inside the same way but used punched strips of paper to trim the inside with. A few paper roses from Hobbycraft (thanks Kim xx) and some cherry blossoms with a bit of lace ribbon (also from Hobbycraft - you'll have guessed I paid them a visit last week lol) and job done. I even attempted distressing the image following Kim's tutorial that she did for us last week. It was so simple and at last I feel I can attempt distressing without wrecking the thing!
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Thanks for looking,

84 comments:

  1. Love your pretty gift box Bev, it's beautiful. I would have taken the easy option and gone for a rectangle 'cause it's simpler to cut the papers to fit, you're very brave attempting an oval! Nicki, xx.

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  2. This is so beautiful Bev. It must have been so fiddly! The distressing looks great.
    Clare x

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  3. What a lovely box your blog is wonderful there is something new every day and your your tips and techniques are brill. Instead of watching the news when I get up in the morning(before I go to work)I read your blog updates, its a great start to the day.

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  4. oh wow this is lovely, those papers are so lush & its ....well just stunning....love it x x

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  5. What a fab. work of art. So much detail even down to the braid inside the lid.You could make a fortune churning those out I should think.
    Beryl xx

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  6. Hi Bev,

    This is so beautiful !!!
    Love the colours, and all the details !!! Awesome !!!!

    Peggy

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  7. It is gorgeous, Bev! Like Nicki, I would have gone for a rectangle and taken the easy way out. :)

    From this project, you'd think you alter boxes all the time. :)

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  8. This is a work of art! Just gorgeous :O)

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  9. Waw this is so gorgeous Bev, you did fab job, love the box and so cute image! Hugs,moni

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  10. Beautiful box its going to make a wonderful gift.
    So glad you're so orginally, I never seem to find a box to alter but I do have some boxes from Hobbycraft too, which I forgotten I had till you reminded me.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. This is beautiful and you have done the inside too! This would make a wonderful gift. Caroline x

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  12. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bev this is just utter perfection!
    I loooove your image and distressed background looks fantastic!
    Such a gorgeous shape box and I love your beautiful paper and lace!
    Your flowers look stunning!
    Exquisite!
    hugs
    kim x

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  13. This is so beautiful Bev,y love the box
    hugs Akkina

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  14. wow sweetie this is a fantastic creation.. love how you have decorated the inside.. looks amazing . hugs rachxx

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  15. wow, looks fantastsic bev! looks like a lot of work :) the papers are great, everything perfect :D hugs, manuela

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  16. wow bev looks gorgeuse, i'm always a cluts with this sort of thing, i always manage to wreck it when it's almost finished!

    hugs
    daisy

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  17. ooooh super duper delish, sweetie! Love the image, and those big roses are divine, think I need some of those beauties! Love the inside too!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  18. OOoo Bev this is just glorious!! Hope I can join in with the fun this month..I say month as my Diary is chocka this week. Schools/playschools are winding down so there are consultations...dress-up days...fayres galore at the mo. Nobody told me this is what parenthood would be like!
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  19. That box is stunning Bev. Love those sweet papers and all the layering. The flowers are gorgeous, as is that cute Tilda image.

    Best of luck with the xmas orders :)

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  20. Stunning box Bev, gorgeous colour
    Chris xx

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  21. oh Bev this is just adorable!! I love it, the colours are fab and the papers are lush

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  22. This is so amazing!! I love it! It looks perfect..how did you cut the papers so exactly! The image is beautifully coloured and distressed. Love it all! Judy xx

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  23. What a beautiful project!
    Hugs, Alex

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  24. Wow Bev is there anything you can't do....I just love looking at your blog you are a true 'inspiration', LOVE IT, colours, image everything...

    hugs
    Sue x

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  25. Wow Bev, I love your box, its absolutely stunning, and I would love to own it. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  26. Love the image and the embellishments and just the way you've done it all including the inside - love the colours that blend in so well with one another. Liz x

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  27. Oooo Bev your box is soooo pretty hun, I love it!! what a wonderful gift it would make anyones day to receive it.
    Hugs
    Sheila xx

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  28. bev this is a wonderful box
    xoxox BA

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  29. Bev this is gorgeous. I love it. The colours are so pretty and that paper suits the project so well - it's really lovely. I am tempted to have a go at this one. Hope you are ok and maybe see you soon xxxx

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  30. Ahhhh!!!, es preciosa, cuanto tengo que aprender todavia, me encanta, eres una gran profesora, con mucho talento.
    Saludos.Tenerife

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  31. What a gorgeous box, Bev. Absolutely stunning.

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  32. Stunning, Bev, is there nothing you can't do?? LOL!! Everything about this altered box is just perfect.

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  33. Hi Bev, what a beautiful gift! love the colour of this. Joey.x

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  34. Gorgeous box Bev! I love the colours you've used and your attention to detail is excellent!
    xx

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  35. Oh Bev this is just adorable! I love the colours and papers, and the image is beautiful. You've inspired me to branch out a bit from cards, my friend has just had twins today so I shall make one of these boxes for each of the babies! Thanks for the inspiration! You're such a talented lady (and a Geordie to boot lol) :)
    Hugs, Shelly xx

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  36. WoW!!! Beautiful!!!!
    Hugs Trudy

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  37. Wowww Bev,what a beautiful box,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  38. Bev what a gorgeous box. Really like all your finishing touches.

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  39. WOW Bev this is fantastic no wonder youve requests for some for Christmas I love it:0)

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  40. Oooo it's so gorgeous Bev, I love the paper you've used and the flowers are gorgeous. I can't wait to do this challenge I love altering things! x

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  41. Too good! I love both the outside than inside the box. She is beautiful, soft and refined. I want one!

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  42. just stunning Bev...I love the distressing and your roses are fantastic...love it xxx

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  43. Stunning box! It's so pretty!

    torico XX

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  44. This is so stunning, Bev! Love your beautifully box with great colours and fab details. Gorgeous job!!
    Hugs
    Moni

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  45. Gorgeous gift box, Bev.
    Everything about it is fabulous!!

    Karen x

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  46. lovely box (out of the box for you?!) Bev, you have done a grand job!

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  47. Stunning container, with great details and wonderful colors!

    hugs,
    jorunn

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  48. Wow this is absolutely stunning Bev
    Wendy x

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  49. Absolutely Stunning box Bev !

    Love Karen x

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  50. Hi Bev what can I saw just stunning!!!!!!

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  51. wow really beautifull!♥♥

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  52. This is so beautiful,love the gorgeous flowers.....you just need a beautiful little gift to put in it!!!
    Hugs xx

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  53. Wow, what a beautiful box.
    I love making them.
    Great colors and stamp.

    Greetings Thea

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  54. Wow Bev, your box is gorgeous, whatever goes in it will be treasured
    Clairex

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  55. Awesome job on the box!! I love the look you got and I'm so proud of you for stepping "outside" of the box with your crafting LOL!!
    ~Lacey

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  56. You think you were not creative by using a paper box from Hobbycraft, but the result is wonderful. I love to make the box also. Greetings anneke.

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  57. Gorgeous gift box Bev!! Lovely colors, beautiful roses, sweet image!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  58. This Box is really beautifull Bev. A great gift to give to someone. :))

    Rosalien

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  59. Your gift box is a stunner Bev! I love everything about it!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  60. bev this is stunning, i wish i had the patience to create something like this , id be all fingers and thumbs
    lol
    hugs
    helen x

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  61. This is so pretty Bev, and I love the lace edging!

    xx,
    nunt

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  62. amazing gift box, just beautifully made ~ delightful detail
    vanessa xx

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  63. Another fabulously gorgeous creation Bev! Love the beautiful rose accents, they look so real! Super cute image, prefectly colored. :)

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  64. Such a beautiful box Bev! Love the DP you've used!
    Hugs, Vicky -x-

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  65. Gosh that is so gorgeous Bev, beautiful colours.

    Pat xx

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  66. Mega gorgeous. I love it, it is absolutely beautiful
    lol Sue ccs

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  67. Oh my goodness Bev, this is such a work of art hunny, you have come up trumps yet again!! you never fail to inspire me, i love this box, and those papers are just luscious and such an adorable tilda too!! i wish i was going to the Dome on Sunday it would have geen great to meet you, unfortunately its too far away, maybe another time! have a fabulous time there hunny, hugs Linda x

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  68. This is a really beautiful altered box Bev, incredibly pretty :) Donna x

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  69. Wow Bev....I really cant skip a day or two blogging.
    What a lot of phenomenal creations you’ve made the last couple of days.
    Just a bit jealous over here ;-)
    I just love the beautiful things you make, always a great pleasure looking at your blog.

    Hugs,
    Nicoline

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  70. this is soooooooooo gorgeous I love it

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  71. Wow, Bev, this is beautiful. The papers are gorgeous ans I love all the little extra details that make this a perfect gift for someone- your attention to detail is phenomenal.

    Alice (beemer)

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  72. wooow this is soooo beautifull...lovely details!!

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  73. Wow, Bev this is stunning. x

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  74. Beautiful box Bev! Love the flowers.Hugs,Connie

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  75. Oh Bev, I just love this! It is absolutely gorgeous!! xx

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  76. Fantastic Box Bev, must have taken you ages to do. Lovely papers, and the distressing really gives the look of Vintage, to me. Great job. Lou x

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  77. Love the colour combo of this altered oval box. There's one lucky recipient out there. Hugs from Desire

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  78. This is another beautiful item you have done. This is such a special little box. any one would adore to get from you. No wonder you want more. You have changed this into a normal box into a very stunning gift. the papers are delish, and the image.so cute.

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  79. Wowzers girl this is fanbloomintastic. Gosh Bev this is sheer deluxe and oh so beautiful. Wow girl!
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  80. so pretty, and just love the flowers and the lace!

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  81. Oh, it is so beautiful! I love how you colored little girl! Love the inside of the box too!

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  82. Wow Bev, I love these stunning box with all the details, fab papers and brilliant colours, absolut amazing work.

    Hugs
    iris

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Bev x

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