Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Something old, something new....






I loved altering this little box, I bought it a long while ago and it has been sitting in my craft cupboard ever since. I made this for a swap with some of my dear crafty friends, we all made something with our newest stash. Well the box was old but these lush Fancy Pants papers are not - they are the newest papers I have and the leaves were a Christmas pressie so they are new as well. It took an age to cover the box and the dust from sanding the edges - I was covered by the time it was finished.




Originally I planned to make a little maze book to go inside, but in the end I settled for a note block - I got to use up more stash by cutting up some paper from my stash boxes I finished it off with some ribbon and a bloom and more of these fabulous leaves.




Week 4 of the dreaded stash ban is now here - and BG bittersweet papers are calling to me - but I have resisted. I plan to keep going for at least another 4 weeks - I have so much to use up. I am still trying to use up my scraps as I go - but there are so many of them I am struggling a bit.
Back tomorrow with my tag,
Sarah x

11 comments:

Jules said...

Your box turned out so very lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog. May I list you on mine?

Nickynoo said...

The box is just beautiful, Sarah - and well done on the stash ban!!

Paula said...

ooo how scrummy,what a lucky swap partner...love those papers Sarah.

Paula said...

I cant believe I didnt notice the handle lol Love how youve used it - it fits in so well and just finishes the piece off beautifully.

Sue said...

That is so LOVELY Sarah

so how much are you splashing out once you have gotten to 8 whole weeks - IF YOU ACTUALLY MANAGE IT!!!! lol

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Mrs J said...

What a gorgeous gift Sarah, it's stunning! Love the papers you've used, they look so rich. And the blooms and leaves are beautiful. Someone's going to be over the moon to receive this! Your Poppicraft cards are all beautiful too. Love your style and attention to detail.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
Sarah x

Pia said...

just beatiful box, lovely colors

Kathy said...

Sarah, this box and book are absolutely gorgeous. That paper is fab. I think I can feel a shopping spree coming on.....sorry I shouldn't have said that in front of you, should L? lol

CraftyCarol said...

An absolutely fabulous box someone is going to be one lucky lady. Good luck with your stash ban x

Lynne said...

The box is beautiful - what a transformation!

melody said...

that is gorgeous sarah ~ lovin your choice of colors ~ fabulous altering!