Sunday, January 16, 2011

Paper Sundaes Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome to Paper Sundaes First Birthday Celebration!

If you have arrived here from Crystal's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, please go back and start at Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog and hop along so that you don't miss out on any of the gorgeous creations from the Sundae Girls (and a chance to win some yummy candy!). Remember to collect your words and comment on all of the stops so that you are entered for our SIX amazing blog hop prizes!
Your last stop will be back at the beginning where you can leave the sentence you collected along the way in the comments section for your chance to win even more!

Our challenge this week is extra special - we would like you to show us your favorite challenge from the past year! And to celebrate, we have five different prizes for FIVE randomly drawn winners!

For my today's project I revisited challenge #29 from August 1 - Stitching and I'm using an image from Lili of the Valley - Little Girls Swing Time.
I was collecting matchboxes and planning to make one of these treasure boxes for a long time, so our B-day celebration seemed like the right time. You can find the tutorial here (it's in German, but it's pretty clear from the pictures anyway).

The image was colored with Copics and the papers are Basic Grey (Olivia). I added some real stitching on the easel card on the top and faux stitching with white gel pen on the box itself.

Little note to myself: next time, I'll paint the matchboxes with acrylic paint before assembling the box, the print from the boxes still shows a little around the edges.

The word you need to collect here is PAPER

Next on our blog hop is Shana.

If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participants:
Wendy
Tracy
Pattie
Lisa
Karina
Gloria
Fiona
Danielle
Crystal
Alica - You are here!
Shana
Christine

Thank you for looking!

Challenges:
Basic Grey - spots and dots
Delightful Challenges - Easel card (hope mine, stuck on top of the box counts too)
2 sisters - Flowers

99 comments:

Tracy V. said...

Beautiful, gorgeous...wonderful! It's all those things. I just love it!!! Tracy

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, what an amazing easel box, stunningly gorgeous!!
hugs Marilyn

Jenny said...

Fantastic detail. Lovely box/card. Jenny B

Cassie said...

WOW! What an amazing easel card/box! That is stunning :D

Anita Hovey said...

WOW...Fabulous box.

Tami said...

Oh I have seen these boxes they are wonderful. I wish I had the talent to make one.

Anne H. said...

Happy Birthday
Wow - this is gorgeous!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
Anne

Tine said...

Amazing creation. Just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the candy too. Much appreciated.
Tine :)

Josie0602 said...

So cute! What a wonderful box!!

Shana said...

Alica this is perfect! Delicious papers and fabulous image! Thanks for being part of our team!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW....just WOW!!! What a beautiful easel box. I'm just blown away!!

Addii said...

Very cute . Looks great!

Alexis said...

OMG - That looks like alot of work, but it's beautiful. Great job!!

newfiecrafter said...

Gorgeous easel box love everything about it
Marilyn

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

OMG!!!!! Simply amazing!!!!!!! Beautiful work xox

Hopping along and thank you!!!!
Tammy xx

Mervi said...

It's a beautiful box card, gorgeous!
Happy hopping, congrats;-))m

Pattie said...

Gorgeous Alica! I love this image and you have made a wonderful project!

Jenn Joncas said...

OMG what a beautiful project Alicia!!!! When I get really ambitious I'll have to give it a try (:

Caroline said...

Wow is right!! That is just amazing!!

Lorie said...

This is gorgeous! Great piece of artwork!

Myzdamena's World said...

Absolutely....fab! So stunning it must have taken lots of work...gorgeous!

xxx

Lisa M. said...

Ack! Alica--this is amazing! Fantabulous creation and I adore that LOTV image! Someone is going to love to receive this...or maybe you will just keep it yourself! ;)

♥ Lisa

Netty said...

This is beautiful. Great image, coloured beautifully. Thanks for sharing it with us. Annette xx

Angie said...

I just love these boxes and you've inspired me to get started on one. Great job!
Angie

dmbennett said...

Love your card/box. Love the image and the colors you used. Thanks for the link for the tutorial, I may have to try making one.

Dawn

Margreet said...

what a gorgeous project Alica!
xxx Margreet

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW! What an amazing creation! Love that little box - will have to check the tutorial!! And love that image!!!

Crystal said...

Beautiful Alica, love the paper you used for it too! I am so scared to try making one of these!!

Mary J said...

Such a sweet beautiful card!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Stephanie said...

What a great project!

Frea said...

Wow Alica, what a great project!! Love the litte drawers and the image is so cute! Hugs, Frea

Glo said...

Your work is so nice!!

Fiona said...

this is stunning alica..really gorgeous...but wait for it...I started making one of these too but didn't have enough time to finish it so I just stuck to the card!! spooky..again!!

Fi
x

Tiara Moore said...

I love these easel card boxes and yours is gorgeous! Great job!

Crafty Engineering said...

Wow this is amazing! The box itself is beautiful and then to put an easel card on top is simply brilliant!

Martinas Welt said...

Wow Alicia, this is absolutly gorgeous!!! What a great box!
Martina

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Alica, what a darling box! Wow, what a wonderful idea and I totally love the faux and real stitching. Great idea! This is super sweet and anyone would love to receive this as a gift. Great creativity!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning project and I just LOVE that little girl with her dog on a swing!

deesdesigns said...

This is just gorgeous, a labor of love - thanks for the link!

Janet said...

this is amazing! great job!
hugs

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

super project, stunning!

Beverly S. said...

Wow...amazing work. Love the little girl on the swing image too. Thanks for sharing.

Mari Harpham said...

It is a very lovely dresser box.

EELS said...

Wow I just have to make one of those, you've inspired me!

JLJ Designs said...

Fabulous box! I love the tiny drawers.

Jennifer

Lori said...

OH my gosh, this is beautiful. Fantastic coloring and a wonderful treasure box.

Emily Keaton said...

That box is so creative!! Beautifully done.

Carisa said...

omg, this is amazing. it is a gorgeous project! and your coloring is fabulous.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Fantastic, it looks like an old fashioned vanity. I just love it!

LouDotMac said...

What a great idea. Gorgeous design - I love the colours and image you have used. Utterly stunning!!

Lou Mac. xo

kc71595 said...

Fabulous card! TFS!

Louise said...

Your box is gorgeous, love the color combo and your image is so sweet

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! I have never seen anything quite like this - I just love it!

Deanne :)

cathylynn said...

WOW!! What an amazing project that I'm sure took some time to create! It's gorgeous!

Karen said...

What a wonderful way to use stamps, alot of work that paid off

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Holy Moley!! That is GORGEOUS!! Awesome work! What a fun hop!!

Anita said...

Wow, this box is absolutely beautiful. Your coloring is amazing.

Suzi said...

Wow!! what a fabulous creation. This must have taken a lot of hours and you have done a beautiful job. Such a sweet image too. Thank you for a lovely hop.
Hugs
Suzi x

*Alison* said...

OMG this is freakin amazing! So inspirational.. thanks so much for sharing this with us.. thanks so much for the chance to win..crossing fingers and toes. :) HUGS

Jeannie said...

You put so much work into this, and it shows! It is just adorable and the colors together work just perfectly.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Julie said...

Amazing - there are no other words to discribe your creation! LOVE IT!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation! Your LOTV image is one of my favourites too!

Tiiti said...

Very beautiful creation. Love the LOTV image so much!
hugs,
Tiiti

Norma said...

Alica, gorgeous box. I love making these boxes too. It's time consuming, but worth it. Love the cute image you used--beautifully coloured. Terrific job on the box.

hugs,
Norma

Rica said...

Stunning creation Alica, lovely colours, beautiful image and stunning detailing.

So glad you could join us in the Basic Grey challenge and DT call,
hugs
Heather xx

Маги said...

Fantastic box!

Tash Daly said...

Wow, this is amazing and so creative!! So much work and so beautiful. It must have taken you ages. All the best to you for 2011. :-)

darling Ho said...

What a fantacy box!! So beautiful!

JUDI said...

I love this box . Love the colors and layout.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Alica, this is amazing! So beautiful and creative :)

Lou said...

Hi! i love this so much,totally gorgeous with the image and papers/colours.
thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge,hugs Lou.xx

Dot said...

What a beautiful easel box. Must have taken you hours to make.
hugs Dorte

Brook said...

Super sweet box. LOVE IT! Wonderful idea and the image is adorable.

Samantha said...

Wow that's so pretty, it would make a perfect present for an extra special person! The image is really cute too!
Samantha xx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! What a gorgeous project!!!

Cor* said...

Thanks for sharing. I tried to 'want to' make one before but can't find matchboxes to save my life. Would make a great jewelry holder for my daughter! Thanks for sharing! And for the inspiration! What a fabulous creation!

Amanda R said...

Love your choice of colors and the coloring on your image is great!

Lorraine said...

wowzers this is fab i love it you are so clever xx

MyAuntKath said...

Love this treasure box! Kathie

Jan Garber said...

Now I have to check out the tutorial tomorrow! That is too, too cute!

Sharon Peele said...

Alica, Wow what an awesome project you made!! I love the stamp you used!! and your DP and colors are wonderful!! Love what you did!!

Lin said...

Gorgeous project, love it ..
Lin x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Oh my gosh Alica this is soooo cute. What a fantastic project! You rock!

Shelby Goolsby said...

You put a lot of love into this project and it is just beautiful!!

☼ Cheryl* said...

lovely box! Great way to use old matchboxes and get a crafting fix!

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous project. I know this is a lot of work but certainly worth it. Hugs Tracy x

Anne said...

Oh what a stunning treasure chest, beautiful and fabulous.
Happy Birthday Paper Sundaes!
Anne
x

Katarina said...

WOW, this is stunning! Love the choice of colours and papers and your details.

Whisper said...

Wow am loving the box and how you have decorated it, Luv Sam x

Alyssa S said...

this is fabulous and so cute to have it atop a box!

Pauline C said...

That is a stunning box Alica - so much fab detail! Thanks so much for this blog hop - great fun!
Pauline x

Linda said...

Oh WOW this is just fabulous!!!

~Jeri~ said...

I love making these boxes but mine aren't nearly as beautiful as yours!

Ginny said...

That is an amazing treasure box, really love it! Wow!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your project is super cute and super creative!

ES said...

TFS!

Made by Mandy said...

Blinking heck, that is one amazing project.!!

I think easel cards are amazing works of art and the permanently display it on such a fine box is genius.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win prizes on your 1st Birthday blog hop

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful card! I'm so pleased the hop was extended; I already made a card but hadn't had time to do the hop until now :D

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