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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Julia Spiri Challenge - 'Boxes' Optional Twist and Birthday Celebrations

Good Morning Crafty Friends, hope you have had a lovely weekend?! Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Julia Spiri Challenge. But first, we have a surprise, it's our 1st Birthday too and we are celebrating with a freebie giveaway as a 'Thank You' to all our followers!!! We are also running a challenge over on our Facebook page too, using Julia's images....so do pop over!! Now on to this months challenge...
Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but we have an optional twist too and this month it's 'Boxes'. For my inspiration, I have used the image Wedding Flowers. Please follow the links at the bottom of the page, for more wonderful images, challenge details and Facebook page etc!!. For my box, I decided to create a tissue box cover and here is what I created:-
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Wedding Flowers' Image
ProMarkers - Lavender, Lilac, Dusky Pink, Blossom, Meadow Green, Lime Zest and Mustard 
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Trimcraft - Dovecraft Back to Basics Pretty in Pink 8x8 Papers
Creata - Purple Mirror Card and Pink Satin Card
Spellbinders - Labels 47 Decorative Elements Dies and Circle Die
JoyCraft - Butterfly Die
Ranger - Stickles Lemon Ice Glitter Glue
From My Stash - Purple Satin Card, Green Glitter Card, Gems, Peel-Offs and of course a box of tissues.

To make this I printed, coloured and carefully cut out 6 images. I then measured the tissue box, scored and cut out purple satin card, both for base (cut 2 pieces (Top)) and lid (Bottom), as shown here...

I glued the edges of the base together to form box shape. I then cut out mirror card and paper x 4, which I layered together round the base sides. I die cut purple satin card and pink card using labels 47, again 4 times.  I placed these on each of the 4 sides, adding the images on top, along with die cut glitter butterflies.

For the lid, I added the same mirror card and paper, then cut out the centre, using circle die. I then glued together the sides to form lid shape, adding more card and paper round the sides, along with smaller cut images and butterflies.

To finish off, I added, glitter peel-offs, stickles glitter glue and gems.

Well thanks again for stopping by, and hope you have enjoyed my post. I hope too, that you will join in with our fab challenge, if you need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all the fabulous creations by my fellow DT girls... why not leave them some love too!!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)

I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Inspiration Destination Challenge - #101 Anything Goes


  1. Hi Donna this is a gorgeous box. Who would have guessed that a tissue box would be so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What an utterly gorgeous creation - and a practical one too. Great idea, beautifully executed

  3. Wonderful tissue box Donna, love the design and pretty colour. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. Fabulous tissue box cover Donna. Gorgeous design and colours. Love how you have done the lid with the pretty flowers and butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La and good luck in the draw. Hope you will come back and join us again soon. ~Jennifer DT member x

  5. A gorgeously decorated box Donna. The colours and floral image are wonderful and your finishing touches are lovely xx

  6. I just love your tissue box you have created, what a grand idea. Looks super.
    Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  7. Back again, and again fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. This is gorgeous, fabulous design and beautiful images.
    Linda xxx

  9. Great tissue box.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT for:-  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  10. Ah this is super, what agreat box, So very pretty. Thanks for sharing on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel xx

  11. Really lovely box, it looks smashing. Fabby! Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
    Love n hugs

  12. Wow so stunning Donna.Fabulous design and detailing and I love your pretty flowers and butterflies.
    Thanks so much for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  13. What a beautifully decorated tissue box Donna. I love the gorgeous roses and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Nicola's 'beautiful butterflies' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  14. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely tissue box… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  15. What a beautifully decorated box! Thanks for joining our ‘Flower Power’ challenge!Irena dt, LTSCB