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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes at We Love 2 Create

Good morning, I've been missing from blogland a wee bit lately as I had to have my beautiful fur baby Benji put to sleep so its been a very sad time here although its hard to be sad for long when you've got a bouncy labrador to keep your spirits up. My project today is for our inspiration post over at We Love 2 Create and as usual we just want to see you let your creativity run wild so our theme is 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes'. As always our lucky winner will receive a gorgeous crafty prize from our sponsors Premium Craft Brands,

My project is a little box made using Stampbord and PanPastels. I can't take the credit for this design as I've seen one somewhere in blogland although I can't remember where and been meaning to make one for ages.

The box and lid are made from 2" stampbord squares that I'd coloured with PanPastels, stamped with one of my favourite stamps from the Premium Craft Brands 'Roses' stamp set. I coloured the images with Graph'it Markers and used Stampbord tools to scratch some highlights. I also stamped the top with the leafy background stamp from the 'Stop' Stamp set using versamark ink and applied more green PanPastel over the top. I glued the box together with strong PVA glue and once it was try added some Light Modelling Paste to the corners. I used gilding wax around the edges and added some pearl trim to the lid. The lid was also decorated with moss, beads and little faux berries.

Here's another pic, I was really pleased with the way my Graph'It Markers blend on the Stampbord

The base was made using the same leafy background stamp, I used a Stampbord coaster and a 2" square and then made a column using 1" stampbord squares (rotating each one a little) and plenty of glue. I've added more moss, berries a red gingham bow and a little daisy from my stash.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons: fabulous flowers
Creative Fingers: anything goes
Inky Chicks: Anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Sweet Stamps: anything goes
Wags'n'Whiskers: anything goes

Thanks so much for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Indeed a delightful project! Sorry to hear about your pet.

  2. What a beautiful project, I love the elements you added to the top. So sorry to hear about Benji. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  3. This is fabulous!!! Sometimes crafting helps us through our grief. So sorry to hear about Benji :( Give your other pup extra cuddles. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely project with us at Creative Fingers this time around!
    Susan DT

  4. Your box is gorgeous! Amazing design elements. Thanks for joining us at

  5. wow great job! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)


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