Friday 29 March 2013

TGI Friday

Thank Goodness it's Friday!!!!

For a change it's not because there is only one day of work left, but because it's a Bank Holiday - a four day weekend awaits me, what a lovely thought!

Also, I have woken up to lovely blue skies and sunshine, so, even though it's still FREEZING, it's really nice to see things brightening up a bit.

I have decided that today I am going to have a proper day off......not start the housework early etc. I am going to enjoy a bit of crafting time (not least because I haven't finished my Easter cards yet....oops!!!)

So today I thought I would show you something that I made for Stamp Addicts using one of their lovely rabbit stamps.

I have to admit that this was not a 5 minute job as it all started out as plain, flat bits of card, but, with the help of my trusty boxer board and a bit of trial and error, I got there in the end, and I think that the effort was worth it.

Here's a picture of the box in the closed position. As you can see I have made panels using some of the Stamp Addicts background stamps and Red Brick Distress Ink.
Then - when you take the lid off............boing!!!! Out pops the mad rabbit.

As you can see I have coloured him with pro markers and surrounded him with plain punched flowers with coiled wire stems which I created by winding the wire around a pen. The difficult part was affixing the wire stems to the box and in the end I opted for making a raised base, poking the wire through and securing the wires with sticky tape. All this becomes invisible once you stick the base in place and this has the added advantage of making the whole box a bit more solid too.
Here's one final picture, showing the panels that I created for the inside of the box. on this inside panels, you can see that I hand coloured some of the stars in blue, just so that they didn't appear too monochrome.

So, now on to the lovely challenges that I would like to enter this week.
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Easter or Spring
Fab n Funky - Boxed In
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Spring is in the Air
Delightful Challenges - Hippity Hoppity
Stampin for the weekend - Anything but a Card
Cute Card Thursday - Brass in Pocket
Totally papercrafts - Metal
Make it Monday

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. I hope that, if you like what you see, you might come and follow me  :o)

Happy (hoppy) Easter everyone.

Sharon x


  1. Your box is amazing. I love the springs for the flowers. What a fab Easter gift. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER this week. Hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge.good luck
    tracey x

  3. Brilliant box Sharon. The image looks so cute and I love the design.

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorraine x

  4. I love it! I haven't tried making one like this yet. I'm itching to try it now! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
    Jackie DT

  5. This is so cute. I saw it on Make it Monday.

  6. Fabulous box and I love the wires...very creative. Your colours are lovely with this fun image. Thank you so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  7. love love LOVE it, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  8. WOW Amazing . Love the jack- in - box feel to this . Beautiful popping rabbit and pretty panels too .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  9. Oooh this is brilliant ! I love how everything springs into life !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


    Jo x

  10. Gorgeous box Sharon, love the cute image and pretty papers.

    Donna x

  11. So cute! thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

  12. Oh what a fabulous creation hun.. I just adore the bold, bright colours you have gone for here.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Hippity Hoppity Challenge and Good Luck!

    Karen - DT.xx

  13. This is wonderful Sharon. I love the design, cute image and all the springy bits look fabulous.
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue xx

  14. That is sooo cool! Love the springy mechanics! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  15. I love your springy box - fabulously creative! thank you for playing along at the Paper Shelter this week and good luck! hugs Judith x

  16. Fabulous, this is so clever!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  17. Love love love it. This is stinking cute. Thanks for sharing this with us this week at Delightful Challenges.
    Christine Dt


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon