Saturday, 27 March 2010

Egg-stra Special Box!!!


Today I've done a bit of altering / recycling!!!! 

I started with this

And ended with this

Impressive huh!!!

I have to confess that this is not an idea from my creative brain but that of my husband - oh yes !!!!  He has some quite good ideas from time to time, but let's not tell him, we don't want it going to his head LOL!!!

So, I guess you want to know how I made this transformation.  Well, first I removed the eggs LOL!!!

I removed the label and used this as a template to make a replacement out of patterned paper.  I tidied up the edges of the box and then sprayed it with some Gold Glimmer Mist.  I covered it with the patterned paper, matted and layered my image and embellished the box. 

I used this cute little chick stamp from Magnolia as my focal image, which I coloured using my Copic Markers.

I cut a rectangle of matching patterned paper to cover the egg info inside the lid and filled the box with chocolate eggs!!!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Rags to Riches, Alter / Recycle Something
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Easter
Charisma Cardz - Spring has Sprung
Colour Create Challenge - Pastels plus Easter / Spring
Everybody Art Challenge - Easter
If The Shoe Fits ... Scrap It - Going Green, Recycle Something
Nutshells - Easter / Spring
Simon Says - Easter / Spring with some Glimmer
Stamp with Fun - Easter
Stampin' For The Weekend - Easter


Stamp: Magnolia Chicks
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Paper & Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Labels 11 and Small Rectangles with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Flowers and Feather from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like this little alteration!!!




This is a lovely idea Penni x MMmmmm Hubbys can come in handy x Leigh x

Lisa said...

Hi Penni, This is lovely! Such a great idea.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Debs said...

Fab idea - love the cute chicks.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Biscuitlid said...

what a fab idea, honestly your fella is a bit of an all round star isn't he? Ideas for crafting, taking you to craft shops for his birthday...come and train mine will you?

Sherrie said...

This is adorable! Love the feather. Have a great day!

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Mummylade said...

it's excellent! I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts and SFTW challenges this week and good luck

Eiglas said...

Love it Penni! So cute and useful too!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Louise said...

Wow,what a cool idea! Your hubby is definitely every crafty woman's dream! ;-) good to see you today x

Shirl said...

a brilliant idea! and it's soo cute too :)

Crystal said...

AWWW Penni how cute, what a creative and fun idea, this looks FABULOUS!

LINDA said...

This is just darling!!! I have something for you on my blog..
Hugs, Linda

Kathleen said...

Such a lovely idea. Kathleen

Lorraine A said...

Oohh this is fabulous Penni :-) What a brilliant idea ,, ( I won't tell him tho :-)) We only get the plastic ugly type ones here otherwise I would be copying this ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

idelangle said...

jolie réalisation ,j'aime beaucoup amitié

Andrea, said...

Oh this looks wonderful and is such a good idea. I wouldn't mind the eggs as well!

Fleur said...

Hi this is so cute, really great idea
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week
Fleur xXx

Stressed Stamper said...

Great love it- looking after my friends hens at the moment and not a single one has layed a cream egg - please can I buy one of hens that lay these type of eggs!

Suzanne said...

Its nice to see that they have their uses after all, ehh - men I mean, not the egg boxes, lol. Fab idea
Suzanne x

Mina said...

this is such a brilliant idea Penni and so beautifully made...tell your husband hes a real smartie coming up with this idea...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

fleur said...

O thats so so cute what a lovely idea.
I will have to find something special to send you for the April swap

Julie said...

A lovely project. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Julie x

Trimgym said...

Lovely card and image. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Magda said...

Fantastic idea!
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
Magda :)

scrappyjan said...

Penny very cute!!! Someone is going to love this!
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
hugs, Janiel

Tracey said...

super cute! i love the little chickies and the featehr! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!