Saturday, September 1, 2012

1st Explosion Box…

I thought this would be a fantastic project to give one of my best friend’s for their 50th anniversary; but I don’t think I’ll attempt it again.  It’s much more challenging than I thought. And it took me much longer than I thought it would take.  There will be several photos, so bear with me.

Some of the supplies I’ve used are:

Cheery Lynn dies
Digi – Mo’s
Papers from stash and open stock
Flowers and Gems by Recollections
Lace, starfish,and additional embellishments from miscellaneous sources. Pearl flower is by Basic Grey. Gold words by Paper Words.

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs: – anything
Bearly Mine – glitters
Crafty Sentiment – sparkle
Scrap Creations – off the edge
Paper and Such – wings
Crafting For All Seasons – stitching (on photos on center layer
Divas By Design – celebrate
Flutterby Wednesday – decorate inside
Paper Shelter – layers
Penny’s Paper Creation – sparkle and shine
The Poodles Parlour – wings
Art Impression – lace
Mo’s Challenge – layers
QKR Stampede – anything
Stamping For The Weekend – pearls and swirls
Southern Girls – flowers
Card Making Mamas – hearts
Basic Grey – punches
Anything But a Card - anything but a card
Desert Islands Crafts  
The ABC Challenge - "W"
Unique Crafters Challenge - anything
Crafty-emblies - picture perfect
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - anything

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will leave me a kind word or two.




Babs said...

This is a wonderful explosion box DJ, I know how much work they are, but so worth it when you see the recipients reactions to it. Hope you are feeling better's nice to see you posting again.
Luv, Babs xo

Kianel said...

Oh DJ what a lovely box you have created! Love all the details of dies and embossing! What a great gift!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs this week!
Good luck, love from France, Kianel.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I know your friend will love it!

Thank you for joining the "Wings & Things" challenge at Paper and Such.


Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

Pia S said...

What a gorgeous exploding box! There are so many personal details on this one, and you've paid lots of attention to detail, so I'm sure the receiver will love it!

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh - what a beautifully elegant, totally special gift for your friends!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Repeat Impressions and also the Flutter By Wednesday challenge!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a wonderful anniversary gift, I am sure it will be well received. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a fabulous gift to make and give your turned out fabulous sweetie
So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

Danni said...

Took me a bit to find your butterfly but I found it..hehe! Gorgeous box!Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Kerry said...

Awesome project!!! Your best friend is going to love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and joining us this week at Ai challenge!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous box love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

What a lovely project! One can see all the time and effort you put in this! I love the photographs of the couple :-)
I hope you feel better now, Dj!
Have a nice week!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just gorgeous, thank you for joining us at DICC. :)

Kathleen said...

So pretty, wonderful details
Thanks for joining us at Divas
Kat xx

Dorcas said...

It came out great Debbie! Glad to see you back! :)

Ani said...

Fabulous box! Thanks for joining our Glittery challenge at BMD! Ani

Peggy said...

Great box! Thank you for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Louise said...

Fabulous!! Gorgeous explosion box. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge

sues craft magic said...

Absolutly stunning , thanks for joining us at Pennys paper-crafty challenge , good luck , hope to see you for the next challenge ...Hugs Sue xx

Kristie Maynard said...

This project is absolutely amazing! So glad you could enter it into the QKR Stampede challenge.

Helen said...

Amazing! A gorgeous gift and I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

sarah-Jane said...

Fantastic creation! Thank you for sharing your brilliant project with us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Patti J said...

Wow! This will be a forever cherished gift. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining in our Repeat Impressions challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

Paper Crazy Lady said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - something to be treasured into the next generation. Thank you for playing along with QKR Stampede.

Jessica Griffin said...

Oh gosh! These explosion boxes are so intimidating!! Yours turned out fab! I love the Lili Of The Valley image you used! Thanks for sharing with us at!!


Sarah said...

Your friend is gonna flip when she sees this! This turned out awesome! Thanks for creating with us at QKR Stampede!

Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is stunning I just love all the attention to detail you have added to this,and well worth the effort bless you for playing at crafty-emblies,this month hugs Cherylxxxxx

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning Explosion Box!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at QKR Stampede! We hope you come back and play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you do much for joining in our second theme 'picture perfect' on the Crafty-Emblies page.

What an absolutely fantastic project that has been finished to the very highest standard. All the detailing and decorating is gorgeous and fits perfectly with the project. This really is a gorgeous and very heartfelt piece of work, your friend is a very lucky lady!

I hope you will be joining us again in our future challenges over in Crafty-Emblies.

Hugs Lisa xxxxxx DT

Linda w said...

It's so beautiful dj, the colours are so elegant, and the embellishments sumptuous. My nephew married recently, I love to make them a mini album in this style using candid snapshots. Not that we were able to go to the wedding, but family have provided me with photo's lol. thanks for the inspiration. Hugs lin

Sandie said...

A gift made with love...a fabulous exploding box.Love all the framed photos and embellishments.
I'm sure your friends will be delighted to receive it.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

Sandie :)

Julie said...

This is one stunning creation, something that I myself have never attempted! Thankyou for sharing it with the Southern girls this time, hope to see you again Thursday for our new challenge, Julie.x

Angela said...

This is a fabulous gift and made with such love and care. I'm sure the recipient will treasure this.

Thank you for taking part in the Crafty-Emblies Picture Perfect challenge with us.

uksharon said...

Fabulous. Love it! So glad you could join us at Ladybug Crafts this month. Hope you will join in with us again next month.
Best wishes, Sharon

Cat said...

What a gorgeous gift! You did an amazing job! Thanks for joining us at!!

Beccalite said...

This is a fabulous project. What a great way to fit into our theme of 'Picture Perfect'. I have to agree with you though they do take a lot of work and much longer than you initially think, but this is well worth it and what a stunning gift. Love the sentiments too, just gorgeous.

Thank you for joining in with us on our second challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

SuzeJo Murphy said...

Fabulous gift ! Beautiful work ... Thank You for joining us at Crafty-Emblies xx