Sunday 19 May 2013

A First for something Sweet


Good evening blogland people! I have finally finished my project! So let me start from the beginning....
I designed a card a while back ago, using the lovely Cupcake Anya from TGF 'Keep calm and have a cupcake' well a challenge came up shortly after that to make a card and a box, bag or tag to match.... i never got the time to enter this challenge... but i still had a gorgeous idea in my head of what i wanted to do... and ive finished it!

I really wanted to create something totally different! I was inspired by a few things lately, one of them being Krystal... who's stepped out of the box a few times herself lately with some altered projects.... Well i didnt just want to step out of the box... i wanted to alter one!

So this is my first actual, non card, 3D 'oh my god this is scary' project! and im really pleased with how its turned out!

So - I cut the mat for the box using my new portrait, and built my box, firstly out of paper that just wasn't strong enough for my idea, so i did another using some thicker pink card... then it was all about going from there really... I KNEW i wanted to use Anya and her cupcake as this just felt so right... the hard part came when i also wanted to use this box to enter this weeks TGF challenge... until i found out it was Paper piercing...Never heard of this let alone tried it! ... To make matters worse a visit to Krystal had me thinking that i might be in over my head as i got the general impression this wasn't all that straightforward.. and it wasn't! because i did exactly what she did - i over thunked!! the whole process... anyway long story short... I used a digi Anya, which might have made life harder? and i was darned if i was going to hand cut it! i wanted to use my fancy new friend to do all the hard work... I loaded Anya into Studio, traced and sent it to print and cut - easy! then i had to single out the parts i wanted to paper pierce... i went for the headband and her dress... cut out on patterened paper - must admit as i had to isolate these parts myself, my Bamboo tablet came in handy rather than fighting with the mouse!

ok, my explanation made it sound really quick and easy.. but it took way longer and i have a few more grey hairs to boot! Im going to give it ano ther go soon though! I think it could produce some great effects

Anyway... the finished box is below, i thought it would make a great gift... i also hid the Cheeky Devil Anya inside, behind the cupcake ;) i used a printed 'Calm down' sign at the back of the box, added some paper flowers and material ones, some Kandi, i gave some sparkle to the pink box using some distress inks and also used some co-ordination with cardstock and some utterly gorgeous mesh type ribbon which i need more of! 
Im pleased with it and will be using it to enter a few challenges listed below

I hope you enjoy! like.. really! lol


TGF - and the reason i did this - Paper Piercing
As You Like It - a great new challenge here - two fave colours... any shade of purples and pinks are my face, as with Silver - this is bursting with pinks, i hope the silver inking shows up on the pics!
ABC - N for Not just one - use three or more embelishments - this box is bursting!
Simon Says Stamp - flower power!
Whimisical Designs - Mix it up - here i used paper, pens, and inks
Crafty Cardmakers - three techniques - I used, Distressing, made my own paper flowers, and Paper piercing
The Ribbon Girl - colour challenge
OneStichAtATime - Use a digi.
7Kids - Anything but a card

P.S - my other half has already gobbled the cupcake!!!



  1. I absolutely love your project! I love cupcakes and pink so its definitely a win win in my book! Pure genius with the box I love it so much words can't even begin to express!

  2. Oh can I recomend you enter this in the Anything but a Card Challenge at 7 Kids Challenge Blog

  3. This box is adorable!I love it and I like the way you write.Its fun to read.:-)

    1. Aww thanks Pallavi - haha I usually type how I think so sometimes it doesnt make sense lol :)

  4. What a beautiful way to share a yummy cupcake! Thank you for playing with us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

  5. How fun!!! I love this cupcake box! What a great gift idea! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

  6. Wow, that is one fancy cupcake box, I can really appreciate all the work that went into it. (I think paper piecing a stamped image is definitely easier!). Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

  7. This is so stinking cute!! Love Cupcake Anya and your box!!!

  8. Gorgeous box for your cup cake. It has so many wonderful details. thank you for joining us at CCM this week.

  9. Gorgeous cupcake box, super cute and I love those pretty flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  10. Fab box for a yummy looking cupcake! Great use of the paperpiecing on the image. Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

  11. super cute project :)thank you for sharing with us at wwc :)

  12. Cute and funky at the same time! lots of fun but WHAT a naughty Boyfriend! good job you had time to get the photo!
    Thanks for joining in with our Colour Combo challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  13. This is sooooo AWESOME!! The cupcake looks delish too! Thank you for joining in our 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  14. Great idea, I don't know what I like best the beautiful box or the thought of something yummy inside!!!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  15. This is a really fabulous project!!! Love the details.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  16. Wow!! This is gorgeous . Thanks for joining us at Whimsical designs this week .

  17. Looks very yummy! Fabby creation! Thanks for joining us over at the CCM challenges. A new one is up and running by now...
    Love n hugs