Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Charisma Cardz Alter It Challenge

This started life as a box of Arial washing tablets !!! I have been meaning to make a box to keep all my lovely Simon Says Stamps in ever since I saw teamie Iris's fab box ( you can see it here

I used SU paper and some brown/pink coredinations. The letters were cut out on my cricut. the pink card was inked with antique linen ink and the edges distressed using a stitch unpicker/cutter ,,I find these work really well. I coloured various simon Says Stamp images with copics and plonked them on the front :-) I am really happy with this and plan to make more to keep my Magnolia's, Penny Black etc etc :-)

thanks Charisma Cardz Challenge for giving me the push I needed to get around to this :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Lorraine x x


Anne said...

wow missus you've done a great job of that!!
Well done, it's great
Anne x

zgagi said...

What an excellent idea. The box looks great

Jo Nevill said...

What a fantastic box - would never have thought of that ! I love the SU papers you have used and that lettering is fab. Excellent idea Lols !


Jo x

Stef H said...

wow! what a great idea and the box is stunning.


Sally said...

Lovely storage box. Thank you for joining us this week at Charisma cardz.

Mephisto said...

thats a fantastic Work hun.

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous idea for the challenge Lorraine! Recycling is where it's at!!! And you did a beautiful job!
Blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

awww wow! love it lorraine! youd never guess it was a washpowder box! fab idea!! thanks for playing with charisma this week hugs carlz xxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous box Lorriane.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Oh I do love your Simon Says Stamp Box, just fabulous. Love all the images and papers you have used too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Iris said...

Wow Lols your Box is so stunning, brilliant art work.


Unknown said...

Oh this is fab, what a great idea, quite fancy making one myself - love it!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Magda said...

Lorraine, this box is amazing! Great idea - I love it.

Magda x

cheryl said...

this is briliant you have done a great job the box looks great love cheryl xxxxx

Bev said...

What a fab project Lorraine - such a brilliant idea x

mueppi said...

Your box looks great!
It`s a fab idea!
Hugs Gisela

cats whiskers said...

What a fantastic idea the box looks stuunning love it
Hugs Jacqui x

Saskia said...


Lovely, lovely box!!! So beautiful and so cute!

Saskia :)

Shauna K said...

oooh this is gorgeous! and such a great idea :D

Joey said...

aww hun this is gorgeous! fantastic job! thankyou so much for your kind words bout syd. I AM SO RELIEVED things are much diff today.

Mina said...

wow what a fantastic way to use an old clever and beautifully made too Lorraine
Mina xxx

Karina said...

Hi Lorraine, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,

Annie said...

This is just gorgeous Lorraine - I love decorated storage boxes. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog about the punch tutorial. I will have to keep popping back to see your card.

Ann xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

What a lovely box!!! I´ll try something like that for my clearstamps, it´s a great idea! I´ll try my stitch unpicker too for some paper distressing, hehe! Thanks for sharing!


Sue said...

Lorraine, this is such a great box you've made! I struggle with how to organize the unmounted stamps I have. This is a good idea, now to find a place to put all the boxes of stamps! Never enough room!!

lil-paper-pixie said...

This is fab, I prefer this version as like the sloping front...............I want to do some............think I am changing washing powder....LOL



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Oh Lols! This is a genius idea!! LOVE IT!
Can I publish it on the blog this week!?