Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Divas by Design - Anything Goes!

Hello... I can't believe another week has passed by already and it's time for another challenge! it's the turn of Team A over at 


and we have the fab theme of...

'Anything Goes'

So you can let your imagination go wild and create whatever the mood takes!! ;-))
I've made a Valentine's Gift Box....


I decided to go out of my comfort zone this week and try something new for me ... so I took a Brazil Nut Box leftover from Christmas...


I carefully unfolded all the seams....


then covered with some pretty heart paper....


then just needed to bling it up....


I've used a Martha Stewart Punch for heart edging all around the box... and used my new Spellbinders Heart Die to make a decoration for the top.


Papers: Freebie with magazine
Heart Decoration: Spellbinders D-Lites Die - 'Swirled Heart' 
Punch:  Martha Stewart Edger Punch - 'Lace Heart'
Bows: Papermania Capsule Collection - 'Parkstone Pink'
Flower, Pearls, Ribbon from stash....

we are kindly sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Devils this week... and I'm very pleased as it's one of my favourite shops! :-)


I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the team's fab creations!!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and good wishes.... I am feeling a lot better than last week although still feel quite tired. But I have managed to make a few crafty creations this last week and so looking forward to sharing them with you very soon! ;-)
Take Care
Love and hugs

32 comments:

Wendy L said...

Hi Sue, this looks great and a great way of covering (undoing the folds)xxxx

Sue said...

Hello Sue,gorgeous paper and die cuts.Nice bit of recycling xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello hunny I'm off to my mums in a minute, Joel said he we drive me as I can't drive for another week, and I just wanted to nip over here first to thank you for my lovely get well card. It's beautiful, the flowers are gorgeous, I can't bring myself to use such wonderful stash on my creations, I just save them to stroke!!
This box is a bit fabulous lol what a clever little friend I have, I hope it rubs off on me!!! Love that heart, can't wait to use mine, I have something planned!! Brilliant to make something different and so beautiful too.
I will be in touch
Hugs Laurie xx

Mary J said...

A gorgeous box and so beautifully put together, Sue!

Wendy said...

So beautiful Sue, love your gorgeous heart...fabulous recycling.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Judith said...

Great recycling Sue - and so pretty too' I'm glad to hear you're feeling better than last week hugs Judith x

Pat said...

Gorgeous gift box Sue, lovely papers. So glad you are feeling a little better.

Pat xx

Claire said...

This is just brilliant and no one would ever know it was a brazil nut box! Filled with choccies a perfect gift. Hugs, Claire x

Ira Huberts said...

Oh sweetie, what a wonderfully altered box this is! Love the papers you have chosen with all these sweet hearts, so appropriate! I doubt whether you can find such a pretty box in the stores, yours truly is a creation made with love! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous box Sue, I love your beautiful papers and fabulous finishing touches.
I'm glad you are feeling a lot better and hope you will soon be fighting fit again.
Take care.
Pauline
x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful sweetie, really pretty. Glad you are feeling a bit better.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxx

Jo said...

Oh Sue, this is just fabulous & what a great idea......did you enjoy the choc brazils?
hugs Jo x

Jo said...

Oh Sue, this is just fabulous & what a great idea......did you enjoy the choc brazils?
hugs Jo x

Janine said...

Fabulous decorated box Sue and such pretty details.
Hugs, Janine xx

Margreet said...

What a lovely box, Sue...love that heart.
Glad you are feeling a bit better.
Xxx Margreet

Janice said...

Sue this is fantastic and such good recycling - but what does one put inside it? It's too pretty for chocolate now, in case it gets covered with mucky finger prints! Glad you are feeling better, Jx

Kathleen said...

I just love chocolate covered Brazil nuts.
This is very clever and I wouldn't attempt it in a month of Sunday's way, way out of my comfort zone.
What a fabulous job you have done though, it is brilliant.

Kath x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Imaging receiving Chocolate in pretty box like this one, oh boy... you can have the chocolate, I'll keep the box! : 0

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous box Sue!! I love that heart paper and your beautiful new heart die! So glad you are feeling better!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Sue who would have thought that your beautiful box was made with the Brazil Nut box (oh yummy I do love those)? You have done a wonderful job the paper is pretty and love the heart on the top. Susan x

Debs said...

This is so gorgeous Sue - the DP's are beautiful and that heart die is 'to die for'. I'm a bit partial to Chocolate covered Brazil nuts - only ever seem to have them at Christmas though - which is perhaps just as well lol!!! Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better this week.
Hope you continue to improve hun.
Take care.
Debs xx

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue and Happy New Year to you.
Sorry to learn you and your mum haven't been well. Hope you're both feeling better by now. Very cute box, perfectly decorated with the MS border die. Have a nice weekend!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

Pia S said...

It's a great idea to keep empty boxes and dress them up! This is a beautiful Valentine's gift box, Sue!

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Sue. I love the paper, and such beautiful detailing you have added.
I am pleased you are starting to feel better.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

May said...

Fabulous idea Sue, It is so gorgeous... I love your recycled box...The design & papers are so beautiful.... Hugs May x x

Debbie said...

What a great idea Sue. Love your recycled gift box. x

meg said...

Hi Sue what a fantastic idea we throw loads of stuff away that we could use. Hope the Brazil nuts were good because your box is fantastic Love the papers heart and heart edging. Glad to read you are feeling a bit better, hope mum is better as well take care and have a great weekend.Hugs Megxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh I love this box, its so pretty now its been romanced up. Hope you are having a lovely weekend, Love Hazelxox

coops said...

stunning gift box sue.gorgeous paper and i love the heart ;D

xx coops xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous box Sue, the papers and the heart are so pretty, someone will be over the moon for this one.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend sweetie.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Glenda Atkins said...

Fantasic, beautiful box, I am totally in love with it! You are so crafty and clever!!
hugs
Glenda

Shannon White said...

Beautiful Beautiful Sue!! I have put aside a few nice boxes that my tea comes packaged in and thought they might be nice covered with dp's, but wasn't sure how they might turn out! And yours is Lovely, so I just might give it a go after all! ;-) Thanks for the inspiration Sweet Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon