Thursday, May 18, 2023


 Hello everyone,

A BIG project to share today for my design team post for As You Like It  and the theme is..

Boys or Girls..

I LOVE making girly, classy, elegant cards for a female, but, I LOVE making grunge and steampunky and mechanical for the guys..

This time, I went cute, as our sponsor is .. Last Minute Manda  with their adorable cute and fun images..

Here we go...

another cardboard box opened up and cut in half...time to paint.

I used my chalk paints, they cover well and dry fast..

Then white paint and this sponge thing and pounced the paint on..
makes neat foam..

Did the same in the sky bit a lot lighter and made clouds..

Printed and fussy cut loads of bunnies different sizes, this is some of them..

I did colour first sometimes,
 but like to fussy cut while sitting down so coloured lots after that..

I needed rocks, so cloud dies it was using dark grey card stock..

Then screwed it up..

I have rocks..

Die cutting was huge part of this project..
Birds, waves and a dolphin..

A lighthouse and more rocks..

Then all the bunnies came out to play...

Putting the bunnies and die cuts into place and gluing down..

Holly was there helping..

Getting there..

Some bunnies were coloured around the edges with grey markers, and some with brown, just for different looks as they are the same to speak..
They were printed different sizes so they look like mum and kids..or big brother.

They look very happy there..

This little cutie was playing in the rock pools and found a starfish, and Stanley was there..

Building a sand castle..


So there it is wide open..
Then decided to do a cover or the other side..

Oh, bummer.. 
Beach a day at the???

Never mind when it is folded you don't see it like that..

All the die cut boats had different coloured sails and were racing across the bay..

I glued the crab on the letter C and it made it look like a G..

All folded up..

The back..

Closed up..

Took the clip off and it does not stay closed but that's okay..

All ready to open for reveal..

What a great fun time I had making this..

1 digi stamp set for the prize..

Come join us here with you favourite girl or boy and why!!

Thank you so much for getting to the end of this post and for
 stopping by, so much appreciated,,

See you in a couple of days..


Challenges to enter....

Crafting From the Heart   [no cards - anything goes]

The Cutie Pie challenge   [Four legged friends]

Use your Stuff  [use a technique - I made sponge pounced clouds and wave foam]

The Corrosive Challenge   [anything goes]

Allsorts Challenge   [Embellish it]

Crafty Calendar [ Anything but square - long rectangle]


Lynne said...

An amazing project Chrissy, must have took you ages. I love the way you made your rocks, very clever x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wooooooooooooooooooooow; once again I am gobsmacked, this is fabulous, and so much to see and enjoy. You have fantastic ideas! LOVE it! Hugs, Valerie (hugs to Holly, too!)

Janette said...

WOW, this is brilliant, what a fabulous creation Chrissy. You do the most amazing scenes and they all look like they are having such fun, although I wouldn't trust Stanley as far as I could throw him hahaha, buggers for stealing ice creams from anyone, they are fearless...But anyway its all

Chris said...

Oh wow Chrissy! What fun you had creating this fabulous beach scene...and what fun I had watching it emerge step by step! The bunnies are so cute, fabulous die cuts and background- back and front!

jimlynn said...

So many fun things on this project - and so creative! LOVE IT! I love everything from the way you did the background with the sun, surf, and sky to the lighthouse, dolphin, and all the cute gulls. Fantastic

Ellibelle said...

This is so fun and creative! A truly fabulous scene with these cute critters. So creative using the cloud dies for the rocks. I really love how this turned out!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Linby said...

This is so creative and looks amazing. Thanks for sharing how you made it and thank you for joining us at Allosrts challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Our recycling Queen does it again, boy you are one amazing lady and your step by step is pretty incredible with this result x

crafty-stamper said...

WOW brilliant Chrissy you have some great ideas love all the Bunnies and boats and of course the lighthouse and Stanley
Carol x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous creation, lovely and bright!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Donna Ellis said...

Chrissy, you are a true artiste! How do you even come up with the combinations of ideas that your fingers so magically put together? It's a darling creation, and sure to cheer up the recipient. I'd never want to put it away with those darling, sun-loving bunnies! Such cuteness - and of course, it's nice for Holly to assist!

Margreet said...

You are the queen of recycling boxes and pieces of boxes. It is a pleasure seeing how your project grows. And of course with big help of Holly.
Love your beach scene at both sides!
xxx Margreet

Tammy L said...

I have never seen this before! This is amazing! Wow! Lots of time, effort and love went into this. Really amazing! Thanks for joining our technique challenge at Use Your Stuff this week! Come play with us again in our next challenge!
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

brenda said...

A fun creation, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts challenge.

B x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Chrissy, what a great job you did.

gr karin

Kate said...

Brilliant Chrissie! Such an amazing panorama - you are incredibly talented!!! Why not try some magnets to keep it closed - you could hide them by adding a sun or cloud on top or just some patterned paper or paint so they blend into the scene? Hugs, Kate!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WELL! How amazing is this fabulous creation, I wish I had just one tiny part of your creativity. Stunning creation Chrissy.
Faith x

Conniecrafter said...

How fabulous is that, awesome scene, love the idea of printing them different sizes and they do look different, so creative and fun, like how it folds up!

*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely brilliant Chrissy! I love your wonderful scene you've created on your cardboard panel! Such a fun beach scene and it sure looks like you had a wonderful time creating it too!

Sarah said...

Bloody brilliant Chrissy!! xx

pinky said...

Oh wow, only you Chrissy. This is a work of art and the wording works fine with your last photo. Only us crafters would notice anyway lol. It's amazing, well done you!!

Haven_mom4 said...

Love seeing the step-by-step photos, so fun to see the creative process. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

Haven_mom4 said...

Love seeing the step-by-step photos, so fun to see the creative process. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing creation, this is a real work of art. I LOVE your rocks!

Elaine Stark said...

Well what can I say! This is amazing from a cardboard box. Well done. Elaine