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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge #6 ~ Blue

Good Morning Everyone!! I hope you are all well. It's challenge 6 over on Funky Fairys Challenges and this week we would like you to use 'Blue' on your creation. Remember you don't have to make a card you could alter something, do a scrap page, ATC...etc, anything you imagination desires, all we ask is that you use at least one Funky Fairy papercrafts item on your creation, to be in with a chance of winning the prize. Which this week is a fabby FF download kit and a beautiful clock made by our very own Emma using FF papercraft items, it's so gorgeous and I'm well gutted I can't have the chance to win it.

The DT have had real fun this week and the creations are varied and all wonderful, so be sure to take a peek. And this week we welcome our Guest Designer to the funky bunch, Lorraine.

Here's my DT creation for the challenge:


I've altered what was a plain wooden box (available from The Range for 99p). I made this in mind that it would be perfect for a man, my man in fact, as he's always leaving bits 'n' bobs around, but my fellow DT's think it's far to good for a man to have and it was even suggested by my fellow DT and buddy Emma, that a margarine tub would be more appropriate for his bit 'n' bobs...lol.

Anyway, I painted the box, using blue twinkling H2O's, then lightly sanded it before going over the top with a dark blue marker, this made it darker where it was sanded heaviest but still allowed the metallic effect of the paint to show through. I've then added paper panels using papers from the FF 'Love Train' kit. The lettering was cut from one of the papers on my cuttlebug using the 'Hippy Chic' alphabet dies. Once each letter was stuck down I went around the edge of the letters with a blue sakura glaze pen. To finish I made a hole through the front of the lid and added a 'Pliers' charm with a brad for the handle. I used a little superglue in the hole, to give it more of a firm hold. Below is the open box, with some bits 'n' bobs in:


If you are not familiar with Funky Fairy papers then please pay a visit to Funky Fairy Inspirations where you will find some gorgeous free downloads towards the bottom of the sidebar list, and if you hurry Shaz has a fabby free download kit available for a few days only, so don't miss it. You can also purchase kits from the Funky Fairys Papercrafts Shop.

I do hope you'll join us this week for our challenge, we love to visit your blogs and see your creations, and why not tell your friends about it too, everyone is welcome. And below is that gorgeous clock kindly donated by Emma as an extra prize for this weeks challenge.

Now who wouldn't want to win that? Enjoy your day everyone xxx

12 comments:

Angel's Delight's said...

WOW, Joanne, your bits and bobs box look like it was brought that way, it looks so professional, clever clogs....lol...
YUMMMMMIE how gorgeous is that clock by Emma, think it is time i went over a joined a challenge...
Hugs Angel

Craftyanny said...

luverly box Joanne, love the idea of making something for a man. We always seem to think of pretties for the ladies so this was a great idea

clare said...

aww..Jo..this is gorgeous..to good for any man,love Emma's idea..lol
thats why i bought my hubby a trolley toolbox for xmas just gone..but guess what..yep he keeps it in the house..lol

but your is gorgeous,will have to look out for those boxes next time down the range.
TFS hugs clare xx

thanks for all your lovely comments and passing on my award x

Moni said...

Fab box, love the colour! Hugs, Moni

Chris said...

Fabulous box Joanne and I totally agree with Emma, far too gorgeous to be used for Hubby's bits and bobs LOL! Marg tub for him I think! Love the papers and how you did the paint effect, I bet it really shimmers. Hugs, Chris x

Lorraine A said...

Oh Joanne this is fabulous, what're you doing !!! get that tape measure and tool thingy, ( don't know what they're called) out of there n get some lovely things put in it, nice flowers or cotton wool or something !!
Do it now before it gets covered in greasy yucky stuff :-)
Hugs :-)
Lorraine

p.s thanks for your lovely welcome note :-)

Emma said...

Gorgeous hun....seen in the flesh too!!! Cheers for the coffee and natter yesterday.
Get that tape measure out!!! Lol
Emma x

CraftyC said...

Love your bits and bobs box Joanne, and the clock is just adorable!
Clairex

Lesley said...

I love what you have done with the box Joanne, great idea! xx

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Joanne! LOVE the clock! I've been thinking about trying to make my own clock for a while now...maybe this was just the inspiration I needed to get my behind in gear!

Chat with you soon!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Louise Emma said...

Brilliant hun x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful box, soooo cool. Love it. Kim

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