Sunday, 9 June 2013

Fold It! It's Quirky!

Okay! Evening Quirky People! It's my turn to set the challenge this fortnight over on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog and I thought we'd do...
So I want to see More Than One Fold on your creation! Our sponsor this time is The Cutting Cafe and all the little images have come from there. Pop over to Quirky Craft's Challenge Blog and see what  the others have been up to. I think you can make this challenge as easy or as hard as you like!
I've cheated again. (Well, only you and me know!) I've used a little die-cut box, now discontinued (Bigz XL die – Box, Shaker). sent to me ages years ago by ATC famous Paul  and  his fantastic  Bugaboo cards, from Craftyblogocks, as a RAC with some ATC's. (so go and have a look, I mean,  a visit!)
 So, first I inked all the edges of the opened unstuck box with Tim Holtz Vintage and added acetate into the window.
Printed out some skull and cross bones paper, only to see I'm outta ink again! (where does it go??)
Never mind, seeing the black had gone green/grey I just continued to ink everything in Vintage.
Second picture down shows the back of the box. I did two things with the same box in the end (Just in case I didn't have time to do the one I wanted to do, which is in the next lot of pictures) Cut all the bits of paper to size, inked them, oh yes, forgot, and embossed them too, with a keys embossing folder from Crafter's Companion, then fixed them on, made a band to go around the box so to keep it shut, then when you open it up, there's some nice 'gold treasure bars' inside, in the form of toffees!
The second idea was to make a little book to go inside  instead. (so to make room, first eat toffees!) I have a few pictures of me, my girls, one of their friends and my niece when they were all very little,  smaller than they are now, dressed as pirates, but without the ink in my printer I couldn't use that idea, so I made this little book with loads of folds, ready for when I can add the pictures, again using as many of the sentiments and little digi's as I could fit in.
Some things can be stuck on the pages or tucked inside the little hidden pockets, an extra place to add or hide pictures and tags. (or birthday money)
 I ripped and screwed up the map and then inked it, to make it look old and tatty.
Then it all closes up again, to look like this... added corner peel offs and the brad key and key-hole and some die-cut 'left over bits.' Wouldn't mind this little box die-cut, have looked out for it but never spotted it yet. Suddenly having more idea of what to do with it! Thanks it! Thank you for stopping by! Hope to add this to some...
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  1. you ladies are so darn talented...this is one of a kind awesomeness

  2. Fabulous creation - love all the details - and hope you enjoyed the toffees :-) TFS and for stopping by my blog too :-)

  3. thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Wow! Stunning creations & so much inspiration Lyn :o)

  5. The box is super cute!
    Thanks for joining us at the Totally PaperCrafts challenge!
    Hope you'll play along with us in the upcoming challenges too.

    ~Alexandra (DT)

  6. Super---really a great project with the mini to go insideI love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party
    DIANA L.

    Ps I just became a follower because I love your site, but also because I wan to read your book-- looking forward to it.

  7. Oh what an amazing project! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

  8. What a lovely job. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

  9. What a great tutorial...I love all the detail that you have put into this project:)...I am now a follower of yours:) your blog is so interesting!!!! Oh got carried away lol....Thanks for joining us at The Hobby House first challenge...good luck!
    Hugs Nikki x

  10. Hi me again!! Another fabulous creation. Totally yummy in fact. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x


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