Tuesday 4 March 2014


I have made this box using the stunning paper range from Trimcraft/santoro...I love the whimsical characters and  detailed embellishments that come in this range are fab... there are metal buttons,metal keys ,metal jewelled  lockets,washi tape stamps,brads ,paper flowers,blooms,pearls/gems,wooden butterflies ,wooden hearts ,rosettes,frames ...the list goes on
here I have used a range of these embellies to make this exploding box,the little box on the inside is there to house a jewellery surprise  gift I have made for a friend... I even used the gorgeous packaging too
I used a sizzix /su die for the huge bow on top and nesties for the panel mats that the frames sit on

 challenges entered
The Doodle Garden  anything goes[ 2 of 4]
Card and Scrap  use your dies
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper anything goes with patterned papers
Just B Creative Crazy anything goes
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking  anything goes with layering]
Left of Center Creative Challenges -die cuts
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge  image of a girl/lady
613 Avenue Create  anything goes [opt use your stash]
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes[2 of 3]
Pile It On - soft and sweet or bold and bright
Robyn`s Fetish  anything goes
One Stitch At A Time  anything goes [2 of 3]
That Craft Place  anything goes
All Crafts Challenge  anything but a card
Craft-Dee BowZ  anything with a handmade bow
Crafting from the Heart  anything goes [ 1 of 3]
Eureka Stamps - anything goes[1 of 3]
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge  anything goes [1 of 2]
Unstampabelles  geometric shapes


  1. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your fantastic exploding box - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. What an amazing creation! The papers used are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us over at Unstampabelles this month!
    Tracey, DT

  3. What a great creation. Thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT
    Please joing us for
    LOC 1st Anniversary Challenge!
    Friday, March 7 at 11:00am in UTC
    Left of Center - http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. Tracey, this is such a pretty and so creative, exploding box. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  5. This looks amazing. THanks for joining us at Unstampabelles

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  7. What a fantastic project! Thanks for joining us at The Doodle Garden!

  8. So fanastic and so many fine details

    Thank you for joining in our challenge at Card and Scrap
    DT, Lissy

  9. This is such gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes." Good Luck.

    Karal DT for Eureka Stamps
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  10. What an adorable surprise pot inside the exploding box. This is very pretty and I like it lots. Thank you for joining in at Craft My Life challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

  11. Oh WOW, Tracey, this is just stunning hun, I love that paper range, have it on my wishlist, many thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart, best of luck xx

  12. Stunning box! I love the paper bow and rosettes. The papers are so beautiful! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge! :)

  13. Oh this is stunning!!! The papers and images are amazing, I love this range! Your box is just divine, I love all the dies and the work that you've put into this! Awesome! Thank you so much for joining our Die Cuts challenge at Left of Center this fortnight. Be sure to join us for an additional 'Anything Goes' challenge open till 31st March to celebrate our first anniversary! Lots of prizes to be won! Link up here - http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/p/loc-1st-anniversary-challenge-starting.html
    Thanks! mo dt coordinator xxx

  14. BEAUTIFUL box!!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  15. Tracey this is so beautiful and what a wonderful surprise inside the box. Saw you at Unstampabelles and came for a visit.

  16. Beautiful box. Thank you for joining the challenge at Unstampabelles.

  17. Awesome exploding box! Thank you for joining our Anything goes Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Jasmina DT PND

  18. So, so gorgeous.....an amazing project, so much thought & care has gone into it, bet your friend will be over the moon with it! Thanks for joining us over at Left of Center this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x


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tracey x x