Wednesday, January 25, 2023


 Hello everyone,

The week is over, a new Wednesday is here and there are featured projects up on our blog and time for the next challenge, all happening at LITTLE RED WAGON  ..

This week our lovely Jan is hostess and she says, HAPPY,HAPPY, BIRTHDAY! - any type of Birthday

So, let's go..

I wanted to do an explosion box, I have seen them around and wanted to play,
so made a pink base, then these papers out of my stash Couture Creations and made the panels..

Toadstool dies and made quite a few..

Did some fussy cutting from the papers.
top hat and flowers..

Found a tiny deck of Alice in wonderland cards in my stash, so inked up their edges
and had them already to go.

Glass berries, these were from Ali Express a hundred years ago, well ,not a hundred years ago, but definitely a long time ago.. [ I hoarded them]

But they going to be good in this project,
 to fill gaps and for dimension..

So box all paneled up and lids fits, that is always a bouns.

Decorating the inside and sort of made them all the same,
just rearranged elements.

Four inside panels getting there and now playing with the top hat..

He is my base to work on..

Then the tea pot, berries, flowers and cup with saucer added..

Some extra flowers here and there..toadstools coloured with markers
and white spots with Nuvo crystal drops! [warm ones]

The playing cards..

and with the fussy cut flowers..


Then added this key, another find in my stash..

Little fences and ladybirds..

Lid all done..

and a close up of the box center and the tiny rabbit clock charm
and gold embossed sentiment.

phew, that was a lot of work, but really fun,
 so I made three more, and will show you later..

So come on over HERE and join in..

Thank you so much for stopping by,
I'll see you tomorrow with DT number two..


Challenges to enter...

Crafting Happiness Challenge   [ Celebrations]

Make My Monday   [ favourite theme 2022 -Birthday for me]

Use Your Stuff   [Inspired by a book - Alice in Wonderland ]


Margreet said...

Stunning explosion box, Chrissy. A lot of work, but also a lot of fun creating this.
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

Oh Chrissy this is beautiful, I LOVE it its gorgeous.xx

Chris said...

Wow! A stunning Alice in Wonderland themed exploding box - whoever receives this will be delighted. xx

Sarah said...

Wow!! that is amazing Chrissy!! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous exploding box not made one of these for yonks.LOve all the Alice panels and embellishments
Carol x

jimlynn said...

Great explosion box - so pretty and fun too. You have so much talent and patience!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I've never seen a box card with so many gorgeous details Chrissie, you really are Queen of detail. A fabulous result. BUT! Not only that, you make multiple gorgeous creations at the same time, amazing.
Faith x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous explosion box Chrissy

gr karin

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous exploding box, love all the details. It must have taken hours - but looks amazing
Lorraine x

Paperesse said...

Another AWESOME card, Chrissy!!! I am just so impressed with your creations and the work you put into them. I feel positively lazy in comparison.

Brenda said...

Just WOW, WOW, WOW! What an eye you have for detail and what energy to create 3 more! May have to give on of these a go, I think I have a cut file for one of these, is that cheating?

Brenda said...

Just WOW, WOW, WOW! You have such an eye for detail. I think I have a cut file for an explosion box, may have to give it a go now that I have been inspired by yours. Is that (the cut file) cheating?

*Vicki* said...

Wow, your box card design is just stunning Chrissy! I love your Alice in Wonderland theme! So many details go into your beautiful projects and I love them my friend! Sorry I haven't been around as I've had some computer problems lately. HUGS

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous ❤️❤️ explosion box Chrissy, these are my all time fav to make and give as gifts ..xx

Shirley-Anne said...

what a lot of work in this project and a wonderful result

Eva said...

Love the exploding box Chrissy.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful work on this box, everything came together to make a lovely explosion. Don't you just love when our old things come in handy at just the right time to make our projects now extra special!

JanR said...

Chrissy! What a delightful box! So much detail and creativeness! You rocked this challenge.

Deanne Saunders said...

Wow! Amazing!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTING HAPPINESS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Imke said...

Amazing box, Chrissy. I am not a technique girl and this would drive me crazy **lol**. All the details and love you are bringing in your projects is just great.


Claudia's kaartjes said...

Super toffe kaart. Helemaal leuk. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Make My Monday challenge
Great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday challenge


DT Make My Monday challenge

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missgailly said...

OH WOW! What a fantastic project. Love all the little details. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail

Kate said...

This is simply incredible!! The explosion card is a gift in itself!! Love all your wonderful details too, Chrissy!

Haven_mom4 said...

Fabulous box. I love all of the layers and textures, perfect details to pull from Alice in Wonderland. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff