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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 16 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx


Friday 28 December 2012

Crafty Emblies - 6th Challenge - Toy Box or Toy or Box

Hi everyone, sorry I am a little late in posting this but Christmas and all the festivities seem to have taken over.

I can't believe we are already at our 6th Challenge over on Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog, WOW doesn't time fly when you are having fun!!

This months theme was chosen by Angela and she chose Toy Box or Toy or Box.  Again the winner will receive a £10 Goodie Box and remember with the very reasonable prices over at Crafty-Emblies this is a good amount of yummy goodness :-).

We have had a little jig around with our blog we are now an altered art/mixed media Challenge Blog - however if you have cards or scrapbooking pages you would like to share with us please visit our sister blog Craftymess - They will be delighted to see your work.

This is my DT project for this Challenge - I made a mini Toy Box from one of the lovely little boxes I brought back from Michaels from my recent holiday to the States.  I painted it with Burnt umber and blended in some white acrylic paint to achieve the old look.  I embellished it with some G45 Christmas Emporium toy images which I fussy cut from the collection.  I used some Crafty Emblies mini alphas on the lid to spell out Toys and used ABC and 123 on the front.  Of course I had to use my favourite Inca Gold to the edges of the box just to tone in with the hinges and closure on the box.  I used gesso inside and then aged it with some TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  To finish the whole Toy Box effect I added some Crafty Emblies 'Toys' to fill the 'Box'.  

I hope you like what I have made, I am quite happy with how it turned out and love the old aged look I have managed to achieve on a New Michaels box.

Please come over and join in with us at Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog for your chance to win the £10 Goodie Box.  I look forward to seeing your entries.

Thank you so much again for stopping by and I really appreciate all you wonderful comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

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