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25 March 2013

{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #55}

This week our theme for Challenge #55 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is ANYTHING GOES, BUT A CARD I used the Chase Your Dreams sentiment from Bugaboo.  You can purchase the image here.   

This was quite a challenge for me as I don't do off the page/card projects.  But hey, nothing ventured nothing gained.  I recycled an old tea box, Five Roses Tea is a well-known tea brand here in South Africa.  I have been collecting the empty tea boxes for more than a year now, having in mind to alter them as gifts in which one could put some yummy stuff.  I have cropped a butterfly from the main image, blown it up a bit and printed it out a few times.  I coloured the butterflies with Copic Markers.  The design paper is from Basic Grey.  The flat pearls are from Blueberry Bear.

Hope you will play along this week - so come on link your Anything but a Card creations to Tammy's Scrapin Corner's Challenge No.55. Can't wait to see what you create.

Here's a few pics of my {Doing Life's} recent two Scrap Days here at my home studio.  Its always great to have the ladies over for some scrapping therapy.  Below are also the two layouts I designed and presented.

Off to link this altered tea box creation to the following challenges:
A huge welcome also to all my new Followers who have entered my 500-Follower Celebration give-away and also thank you to my loyal and faithful Followers who have also entered.  There is still time until 14 April 2013, to stand a chance to win one of the three $15 DigiStamps4Joy Gift Certificates.  So come on enter, you don't have anything to loose.

We here in South Africa are experiencing a problem with our local Internet Service Provider since Thursday last week.  Here's news on the situation from MWEB themselves:

Dear MWEB Customer
The Seacom cable, which provides a significant portion of our international capacity, has been damaged off the coast of Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. Early indications are that it may take up to two weeks to repair the break and restore full capacity. We also have capacity on the WACS cable, which runs up the west coast of Africa, and this is currently able to meet about 45% of our total needs. As a result, most international services will be degraded. We are in ongoing discussions with various operators to secure additional capacity to meet our total requirements until such time as the Seacom cable is fully operational again.

We will keep you updated of any changes to this situation via e-mail, our Facebook page and twitter. Kind regards
The MWEB Team

Thus our internet is super slow and its hard to leave comments.  So please will my lovely Followers who leave such wonderful comments here, be patient with me not being able to leave comments at the moment.  As soon as things are back to normal, "I'll be back" - in the words of Arni lol.


Hannelie said...

Lyk na groot pret!
Jou projek is baie spesiaal!

Moshie said...

WOW! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time! What gorgeous creations too! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and for inviting me to join your 500 followers candy. Congrats on surpassing the 500 level! I have followed you for some time now and am always pleased when I get a minute to stop by. Your work is wonderful. Hugs to you and may your followers just keep increasing.

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved the recycled tea box.Looks very beautiful with those lovely butterflies n papers ! I liked the layout too !

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Desire. I love the design, gorgeous butterflies and such a fabulous sentiment.
Wonderful photos, it looks like everyone had a brilliant time
Hugs Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful box you have made and gorgeous layouts Desire.

greetings karin

brenda said...

Looks like everyone had a super time, thanks for sharing Desire.

Your altered box looks amazing, something I should try ore often.

B x

Amanda said...

Stunning box, and lovely pics Desire. Also thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Hugs Amanda xx
shelly's images dt

Pia S said...

Popping over from MIM to say hi! I love how your recycled box turned out! I like the colors and your use of elegant brads, and the sentiment is so beautiful!

Chrissy said...

Fantastic altered tea box Desire, love the pearls and butterflies, so beautiful, and your scrap pages are just gorgeous, love the designs, and such a happy group of ladies...fabulous photos..


crafty-stamper said...

brilliant altered box love the papers and fantastic sentiment-love the photos and layouts
Carol x

Alina said...

Great gift box! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp'n'doodle Challenge!

Tammy Ortiz said...

Morning Desire,

I love the Tea box what a wonderful Idea.
The Pictures of the scrappers are just so fun.

Thank you for another wonderful week on the Design Team

hugs Tammy Ortiz
Tammy Scrappin Corner

zub momi said...

Fabulous altered tea box! Love the butterflies and the colors!

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous creation - and love the photos too!
Kim x

besitos said...

Firstly congratulation on passing the 500 mark of followers, and thank you for the chance to win candy :) I have been following you for a while, and try to pop by as often as possible, as I find your work inspirational.

I just love your little gift box, such a good idea to recycle tea boxes, and I love what you have done with this, the colours are gorgeous and the sentiment is so sweet, all in all its stunning! :) xx

Lynn said...

Very pretty box ... hope whoever gets it from you appreciates your talent.

Our group had a lot of fun on the weekend using some of your templates on our pages.

KraftyKoolKat said...

What an awesome box Desire. Your ladies look like they were having a great time.


Laney said...

Gorgeous box!!!fabulous design!!thanks for joining us at BMC

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous project Desire, what a great way to recycle an old tea box - your butterflies are gorgeous.
It looks like you had two great days, everyone looks like they are really enjoying themselves.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful box.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mimi said...

Another awesome creation Desire, you are a very talented lady . Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulous project, Desire. SO super creative, and thank you for sharing the art, ideas, and fun with us in this week's challenge. Such a blessing to have you share with us!
Word Art Wednesday

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Totally fabulous transformation!!! Love it!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Lovely altered tea box. I love how you redesigned it. joann sassy raggedy

mags said...

A lovely altered box. Super colours and details.

nitestamper said...

Beautifully done box, desire!
I just love the sweet butterflies!!!!
what a great picture of the group!!!! looks like everyone's having fun!!!!

Chana said...

Fabulous project, Desire! Your layouts are awesome, as well! You must have a heck of a home studio! (LOL)

Sne┼żana Maricic said...

Beautiful box, like it :)
Congratulations for 500 followers, I am 533 :)
Greetings from Belgrade.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Goodness your internet problems sound worse than anything we experience here in the UK! Hope the disruption will not last long.

Fabulous altered box such a good idea a lot of packaging is just too useful to throw out. Your tea box has become a delightful treasure. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous box and love the beautiful sentiment and butterflies.

Looks like you all had a fabulous day and great layouts too.

Linda xxx

cotnob said...

Hi Desire, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Kelli Acopan said...

What a beautiful box! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle!!

lovies, =o) kel
Stamp 'n' Doodle DT

Penny said...

Wow, that box is fabulous, Desire! Love the wonderful 'flies, the pretty die cuts, your sentiment and great embellies!
And your two LO's are really cool! I am sure your class was lots of fun. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cheryl said...

As always, your project is just fabulous, Desire!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Shirley-anne said...

your project box is amazing .beautiful gift idea and wonderfully embellished .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

What a transformation., it is fab. Congrats on your 500 followers too. Thank you for entering the Craft Room challenge. Suzanne x

Debi said...

Love your upcycled box- a complete transformation, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Merry said...

Spectacular, for something. you don't do much of you certainly have done well

Michelle Ramsay said...

What a stunning box and such a clever idea.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Desire! LOVE your altered tea box creation ... looks FABULOUS! And, thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of your get together! WOW ... I thought I had a lot of room to play ... your study is awesome! Beautiful layouts too. GREAT JOB on all!
Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Roxann said...

WOW, Desire, you have some amazing work. Love that you can host a scrapfest at your home. How fun!

Evie said...

Gorgeous box. Love the butterflies and fab design.


Purple Card Lady said...

Hi Desire,

Love your altered box! Also, thanks for the invite to your 500 followers party. Congrats! I am following you and sign up with Mr. Linky. :-)

Rea said...

Sweet box, love the grey, red and black. Darling embellishments too.

sandi said...

Wow! Love what you did with the box! Looks great!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh MY my friend I am just in LOVE with that tea box idea!!!! I will be saving mine in future - thanks for the inspiration!!

Tammy said...

WOW Desire, your altered box is absolutely stunning! I love the colors and all of your beautiful details!! Your LO's are gorgeous... looks like you had a lot of fun!
Hugs, Tammy

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Such a gorgeous box. With the challenge not being a card I decided to enter my digital design this week and wouldn't have if I hadn't seen this post. Cool the way things work.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous make, I love the colours, your photo's look fabby too. Thank you for joining in with the Crafty-emblies challenge
Lindsay xx

Cindy Haffner said...


Lili Sulastri said...

Beautiful layouts and such a pretty altered box.

Paula Bee said...

What a fantastic altered project! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Karen Willis said...

What a great project! Love the colours you chose to use too. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty-Emblies. Karen xx(DT Member)

Molecraft said...

A totally fabulous altered project, love it! Spotted it over at MIM!
Helen x

2amscrapper said...

This is a great gift box. Perfect for the Craft Room challenge!

2amscrapper said...

Following now and linked up. Congrats on reaching 500!

Keren Tamir said...

What an amazing altered project made from that tea box!! Fantastic!! And what fun pictures of everyone

Mrs A. said...

spotted your box on MIM and came to have a closer look. We have a tea here in England called Yorkshire Tea which is a nice container for recycling too. Hugs Mrs A.

Lynette said...

I can't believe that you made such a beautiful project with a tea box. You are so creative.

Donna said...

Wow, what an amazing transformation and altered tea-box, beautiful done and such pretty detail :) Donna ♥ x

Helene Siermans said...

Wow, what a pretty box!

Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck!

Lola said...

Super adorable creation and a plus on upcycling! The added butterflies are so pretty and dimensional. Saw your adorable gift box at MIM.

Karal Schuknecht said...

Awesome project and it looks like you had lots of fun.

Carol said...

Wonderful projects and pictures. I am a follower. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Ave Create.

hazel said...

Your altered box is fabulous, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.



Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.



Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow!! I love this box! It is gorgeous Desire! I saw this on MIM. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love all your fun pictures. They are also gorgeous!! Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria


Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I'm back with a DT hat on! I really love the details you have put on this box. So gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Busy Lizzie said...

That is a great idea. I love it. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty-emblies
Liz (DT member)