Thursday, 1 October 2009

Chocolate Box - The Sugar Bowl challenge

I wanted to make a chocolate box for my Brother's girlfriend for her birthday so decided to use the gorgeous sketch by Gayle at The Sugar Bowl challenge which I have rotated so that the flowers didn't cover her legs LOL!

I used the sitting Gorjuss Girl and have paper pieced her dress for the optional extra. Silly me I coloured her all in and was assembling everything and thought "what was the optional extra this week?" only to find I'd spent half an hour colouring when I didn't have to LOL! I'm really pleased how it turned out as the gorgeous paper has huge flowers on it but dotted among them are patches of tiny ones which I was able to use for the dress! I also added a little stickles to the flower in her hair. I also added a gorgeous butterfly to two corners of the image which have been done with a MS punch.

The large flower is punched from the backing paper with retro punches and I've distressed the edges with brushed cordoruy distress ink and added stickles to the flower centre. I have added some olive green and gold fibres behind the flower and a couple of gorgeous cream roses. The gorgeous ribbon I got from Tesco would you believe!

The box fastens with a button and ribbon loop and this is the inside. I have glued some gorgeous bright pink tissue paper in that unfolds ready to place some chocolates inside.

Here is a close up of the inside of the lid. The sentiment is some rub on letters again from Tesco. I added some more punched flowers and another butterfly to match the two on the top of the lid. The "so sweet" is a Sugar Nellie stamp, I thought it very appropriate for a chocolate box! Now all I have to do is fill it with chocolates without eating any of them!

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! and finally a warning.................
WHILE YOUR CHILD IS EATING............................................
A YOGHURT...................................................


Image: Sitting Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie coloured with copics
Paper: Heidi Grace designs by Fiskars
Button: Tabbycrafts
Flowers: EK success retro punch, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: Tesco
Gems and fibres: From stash
Other tools: Stickles, Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed cordoruy, MS doiley lace punch, MS Monarch butterfly punch


emmy lou 82 said...

excellent box ! your brothers girlfriend will love it i'm sure, she could even use it as a trinket box after. good luck with the challenge em

Lilian said...

Oh Jane! This is just gorgeous work! Love your craft ideas. The papers you used are just so beautiful! Love her dress and the flowers! oh wow!
Thanks for joining us at the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a wonderful day!
Your daughter is just so cute! LOL!

Stephanie said...

I was in awe when I saw your project but then when I scrolled down, I'm afraid it is out-shined by your little cutie pie!! Gorgeous lol
Love Steph xxx

Mina said...

lol thats what yohgurt is for Mummy lol...she is just so your card too of course oops soz nearly forgot to can see my Daughter on my blog now Jane she just became follower gorgeous is she xxx

brenda said...

THis is adorable Jane and some really inspirational work on your blog, so pleased I found you.

And you are lucky it was only on her face, could have been far more widespread !

B x

Georgia said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jane, and such a brilliant idea! Your brother's girlfriend will be so happy, it's beautiful! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Jane said...

I love this box Jane, she's gonna love it!

And as for the yoghurt...why eat it when you can have so much more funny seeing mummys face when she comes back to find it everywhere!lol That was Judes party trick too!!

Claireabelle said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!

Kim Piggott said...

lol!!! oh that picture is priceless Jane how adorable!
Your box is stunning!
Your image is so fabulous and your detail and design just amazing!
She will totally love this so much!
kim x

Claire Ellen Designs said...

This is stunnung Jane, such a lovely idea and it makes a simple box of chocolates os much more personal, I am sure she will be thrilled with it - where did you get the tutorial / template or did you make it ?
Claire xx

Giò said...

Oh Jane this is absolutely amazing!!!
I love the rich colors and the gorjuss girl too!!!


Kim. said...

Your box is gorgeous, love those flowers but oh that yoghurt face is oh sooo cute. It brought back memories and gave me a laugh into the bargain.
Kim xXx

Crafty Dawn said...

What a beautiful card hun really detailed I love quite alot of things about it lol

Love Dawn xx

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the colors and papers and I am sure she will love this!! It is so pretty!! Your paper piecing is just fab as well!!
Love that picture of your daughter!! LOL I am sure that has happened to me a time or two with my girls!! haha So cute!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous box, I can imagine receiving this and know there must be something really yummy inside.
Adorable pic of your daughter.