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Saturday 27 October 2012

Yet another Xmas prezzie......

Good evening everyone.  I have been in my craft room the best part of the day making up another Xmas prezzie. I am unsure as to who will recieve it but at least it will be another one off of my ever growing list lol.

I bought an old balsa wood chocolate box yesterday from a charity shop for fifty pence.  I used brown acrylic painr, crackle medium and cream acrylic for the basis of the box.  I used wooden beads from my stash for the feet.  Pleased how they worked with the box.  I then painstakingly adhered individual pearls over the top of the box.  Yes I said individual.. no strings of pearls in this lady's stash... unfortunately!  The centre piece came from an old bracelet I found in another charity shop.  I used glossy accents all over the box to give it a sheen.  

Well thats quite a short description for a lot of hours crafting lol. 

Well that's it from me for tonight.  i am a little crafted out and I need to check whether my challenge blog has been scheduled for the correct time lol....

Hugz Elaine xxx

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  1. wowzer!!! You did all those pearls individually???? You have a ton more patience than I do but I will say, the end result looks stunning :)

  2. Thank you Dawn...pleased you like it. I am now working on some picture frames for more prezzies lol. x

  3. Hi

    Wow, what an absolutely stunning gift box. Your attention to the little detail has really given a quality finish.

    Unfortunately as there is no paper used in the creation of this project it is not eligible to enter the Make it Monday linky party.

    Kind regards
    Michelle :o)

  4. Wonderful project, Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!

  5. Gorgeous bit of upcycling! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  6. WOW, this is stunning, I love it, you've got the patients of a saint, putting all those pearls on, I love the layout... Thanks for joining in with us over at Happy campers xx

  7. This is so pretty!! Love the effect the crackle medium created on the box! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!!

  8. WOW! This is simply stunning, Elaine. So very the pearls details!

    hugs, Asha

  9. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck. Caz xx CSD DT

  10. Amazing... that is totally gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  11. fab box
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  12. Those lucky people on your Christmas list! Wow! This is just BEAUTIFUL!!

  13. WOW - you have the patience of a saint sticking all those individul pearls on there, but your persistence has paid off becuase this is totally totally stunning. A beautiful gift, whoever receives it will be delighted. I love recycling jewellery too. x

  14. Gorgeous creation Elaine, love the crackle effect and love all the pearls. Thanks for playing along over on Fashionista
    crafty hugs

  15. Wow, this is lovely! Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

  16. This is beautiful! I love the contrast of the aged finish with the pearls! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  17. What a fabulous item - don't you love it when you get an item cheaply and know how useful it will be! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Unstampabelles this month.

  18. Wow Elaine, your project is spectacular once again, I love it! Hope to see you enter my All Crafts Challenge again soon, I love your work :-) Elaine-xxx-

  19. Wow! What a stunning project, I love the crackle effect. Thank you for joining in with the Happy Campers Challenge
    Lindsay xx


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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