Altered old box

I altered this horrible old red box to make a beautiful pink gift box. This is my project for our Kaboodledoodle Craftbrulee challenge this week. The sponsor this week is  the lovely Jennifer of  http://www.craftbrulee.co.uk/  Take a look at all the embellishments and Lace among other items for sale.  If you are looking for inspiration take a look on her blog  http://craftbrulee.blogspot.com/  you will not be dissapointed.  She has made beautiful creations including cards and altered art.
I covered my box with two coats of White acrylic paint and then some lovely co-ordinating papers. I added beautiful Craftbrulee lace round the outside also a strip of trim I punched with a Martha stuart punch. I used punched petals, metal pins, scrap string pearls, old scraps of braid and a Craftbrulee silk flower on the top. To finish off I used some gro grain ribbon and string pearls round the lid edge and a few pearls on top of the lace around the box.
I entered a few other challenges too.
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ 3 layers (mine are patterned paper, wide lace on topof that,  and plain pink paper on top of that)
http://paperromancechallenges.blogspot.com/ metal heads(Iused pins with metal heads)
http://ecpchallenges.blogspot.com/ something girly
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ not a card
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ make a gift
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ petals and pearls
http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/   round and metal
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ Lots of pink
http://www.papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/  anything goes
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/  vintage

22 comments:

Shirley said...

Thank you for popping over to look at my latest creation and leave comments. It is much appreciated.

Stacey said...

Firstly I love your blog skin ( mine is the same he he!! ) secondly what a fab box! Thank you for playing along with us at polka doodles this week! Good luck x x x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! What a turn around you did on this box! I love the ribbons and punch and pins!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Robin Parker said...

What a great job on the remake of this box. Love the flower and metal embellishments.

Jill said...

You know what why didn't I think of that! I struggled so much but your box is gorgeous Shirley. Jillx

Crafteezee said...

Wow what a transformation. Just love all those details and the pink! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy
P.S. I have candy on my blog until tomorrow night if you want to pop over

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow I love this tin do you want to do my altered art, you make it look so easy, thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

**Farrah** said...

I so love this! It is so beautiful with all the soft colours and lace!
Farrah

Julie said...

Beautifully done, a great alteration.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

gina g said...

This is stunning so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Another wonderful creation your've turned a shabby box into a beautiful box - its gorgeous.

Tina
X

Angelwood said...

What a fabulous altered box! Really very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance this week. hugs, Angela

brenda said...

Hi there

Gorgeous work, thank you so much for taking the time to join us at Poplkadoodles and good luck.

B x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh you've done a wonderful job of altering your box - it looks fab! Love the colours and all your pretty details :o) Lisa x

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, what a beautiful transformation....your new/old box is sooo fabulous!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!!

Hope Jacare said...

Lovely Vintage project - thanks for playing along this week at Polkadoodles! What a fab box! Cheers Claire x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is GORGEOUS Shirley! LOVE the colors you used:)

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Sorry lol, I'm getting so confoozled here. Your box is a stunner, very stylish.

Tip Top said...

Stunning box! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh I just LOVE this!! I'm so glad you played along with us last time and hope that you will join us for another Creative Belli Challenge tomorrow!

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