20 August 2014

CIRCLES {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 99}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #99}

Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this fortnight is CIRCLES.  I decided to upcycle an empty Five Roses Tea Box (only available in South Africa). Its a lovely little box to gift some home baked goodies in.

I have used the flower from the following set from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. 3D FLOWER SET
The flower was printed on design paper and then fussy cut.  The circle shapes behind the flower have been drawn with templates and then hand cut.  The folded circle centre of the flower has been created with a scallop circle punch  The folded corner embellishments have been drawn with a Doing Life template, cut out and then folded.  Here is the tutorial for them. The bling and design papers are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.

Looking forward to seeing your 'CIRCLE' creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #99.




Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:


  • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG 
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG 
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • MilkCoffee - Add Stripes (1/3)
  • Crafty Catz - Recycle it
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG - no twist
  • The Corrosive - B is Unique - 3 things beginning with B (bling, box, blue) (2/3)
  • Craft My Life - ATG, but no cards
  • Crafty Your Passion - 3 Patterned Papers
  • Just Inspirational - Box
  • Oldie but a Goodie - Anything but a Card (the bling has been in my stash for more than a year)

    Thank you for stopping by and I trust that this little project has inspired you to upcycle some items that might have landed in the dustbin.


  • Crafty hugs

    70 comments:

    1. Wow Desire this looks fabulous wonderful piece of recycle
      Kevin xx

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    2. A very beautiful box, you made here. Sooo beautiful decorated and such a wonderful way to recycle too. I love that too.

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    3. OOh Desire, I love altering boxes and this one is a real 'wow'! Love the colours and details, gorgeous flower! Hugs Carole Z X

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    4. What a stunning alteration and OMG you do rock at folding!!
      Cheers
      Dr Sonia
      Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    5. Beautiful Desire, you have decorated it well.

      Love & Hugs

      Jacquie J xxx
      http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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    6. Amazing Desire, you have made this tea box into a stunning gift box. Hugs Veerle xxx

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    7. You Rocked It, Desire! I am in love with the satiny papers use in this repurposing project! You know I am going to have to "lift" this! :D) I can make those beautiful flowers, but I will think of something! Thanks so much for leaving this awesome project on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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    8. This is so pretty Desire, who would have guessed how it started life.
      Hugs
      Cathy
      xxxxx

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    9. Wow! What a wonderful altered box! Why don't I think of these things - this is beautiful! Now I will be keeping my eyes open for a little box like this that I can alter - thank you for the inspiration!

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    10. What a wonderful upcycle of your tea box, Desire. I see plenty of circles on this card and your folded embellishments are so pretty, as usual.

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    11. Amazing art Desire. That box rocks. I am always inspired by your creativity. The layout on the front of the box has so many wonderful focal points. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
      God Bless you,
      Carole, Word Art Wednesday

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    12. Love the design and fab details.xxx

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    13. fabulous bit of recycling Desire! what a gorgeous gift box this makes.
      Kim x

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    14. This is gorgeous and I love that upcycled that tea box. What a lovely way to make homemade goodies even more special.
      Blessing hugs,
      Teresa

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    15. Wow love it - great job as always!!!

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    16. This is gorgeous Desire, such fabulous colours and details.
      Pauline
      x

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    17. A pretty card with a great layout.

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    18. Beautiful box...so creative and pretty..and I am jealous of the tea only in S Africa...it looks wonderful!!

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    19. Super recycling. Beautifully adorned box, gave it a new life, thank you for your visit with me. I cordially greet

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    20. Such a beautiful box Desire! Love the papers and your pretty fold details along with your bling! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

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    21. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful recycle this is!! The colors and embellishments are just fabulous!! Have a great day :)

      Lisa
      A Mermaid's Crafts

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    22. Hi

      Lovely and fabulous work.
      Gorgeous colours and fab details:)

      Have a nice day:)

      Merethe

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    23. This is fabulous Desire!
      Hugs
      Linda xxx

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    24. Desire, your project is amazing. I love it. You are a very talented lady.

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    25. WOW Desire your recycled tea box is stunning!! I love the colors, beautiful flowers and all of the bling!
      Hugs, Tammy

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    26. I saw this on facebook and had to get a closer look! Wow! This is so pretty my friend!

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    27. Gorgeous and beautiful recycled box Desire love the colour's and fabulous embellishments and thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz
      Hugs Dianne xx :)

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    28. A beautiful gift box. Great job on recycling!

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    29. Hi Desire, a wonderful piece of recycling, love all the details and fab papers.
      Avril xx

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    30. Lovely recycling Desire love the flower and folded embellishments
      Bettyxxx

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    31. What a beautifully decorated box, very signature Desire like. Great idea for a gift, either with the tea bags in it or for any other content.

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    32. Wow, this is amazing Desire...such a beautiful transformation. hugs, Pat K x

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    33. Fabulously decorated box! A treasure in itself.

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    34. Woooo! Great recycled/repurposed box idea, Desire! The tailoring in the lid corners and base sides is great with no bulging. Your little dimensional embellies and jewels are the perfect accent for your pretty theme! Wonderful project, Desire! hugs, de

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    35. It's stunning, Desire! Love the blues and the gems for sparkle. :-D DT hat now -- Thanks so much for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Through the Craft Room Door. Good luck in the draw and I hope we're going to see you again soon.
      NanaConnie DT

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    36. A beautiful recycled creation Desire. I love the colour scheme and pretty papers. Your elements are just gorgeous and great sentiment!!!

      hugs
      Heather xx

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    37. Beautifully redesigned box, Desire! Love the papers, colors, distressing and bling! Would be great for someone to receive goodies in this! :^)
      Hugs, Penny

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    38. This is gorgeous! I love the upcycling! Beautiful papers! :)

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    39. An awesome 'altered' box, fabulous work!
      hugs
      Glenda

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    40. Sorry I have not stopped by for a while, I do enjoy seeing what you make,but had to stop and pop by to say how much I love this project! I am really into recycling things myself these days and you have done a fantastic job, well done xxx

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    41. A very beautiful box very sweet

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    42. oh it's so lovely!!

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    43. What an absolutely stunning box! Beautiful details!

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    44. Omg Desire! There is just no end to your talent, this is just exceptional. When you told me you were getting into a bit of recycling, I never imagined anything so wonderfully classy. You have a real gift and everything you do turns out amazing and beautiful. Look forward to seeing more projects like this.
      :) Chris / CS Designs

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    45. What a gorgeous box Desire, I love the colours you've chosen for it!
      Fantastic!
      Hugs
      Dawn xx

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    46. The box is great! Love the many details!
      Gabi

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    47. Fabulous project Desire love the paper and fantastic embellishments
      Carol x
      while I am here--thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
      Carol DT x

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    48. Hi just popping back to say --thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
      Carol DT x

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    49. senior moment there sorry that should read --thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart
      Carol DT x

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    50. What a lovely box you have up-cycled here. Love the flower and the embellishments. ~Diane

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    51. This is stunning Desire and such a wonderful colour too, hugs xx

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    52. woooww its a great recycle thing I ever seen... love the flowers you made and love the colors...the one who get this must be scream cause its a great pieces of art you made....I am happy to visiting your blog my friend...hugs...Monika

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    53. This is a gorgeous project....so creative and such a neat idea!!

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    54. Stunning work, thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie

      Francesca x

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    55. Gorgeous, love what you created x

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    56. Wow Wow Wow! This rocks! I may have to try my hand at it! Wonderful blog, you are very talented. Good luck in The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight!
      DebbieM TCC DT

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    57. A beautiful upcycled project! It is so inspiring to see something that would normally be thrown away become something so stunning!
      Rebecca.

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    58. A recycled project gives so much joy in more ways than one. This is just beautiful!

      Peace & Luv,
      Jeannie T.

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    59. This box looks so precious. Lovely colours. I like the lots of gems you used.
      Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
      xxx Michelle (DT)

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    60. This is stunning! So verry creative and your folded corners are just lush!

      Huggsss, Angelique
      EngelDesignsScrap

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    61. What a brilliant transformation and the folds are great. Thank you for entering our challenge this week, I hope to see your creations in future weeks. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

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    62. Wow this is outstanding, what a beautiful project and such lovely colours the corners look amazing, awesome creation .
      hugs
      lorraine x

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    63. Pretty box! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Cindy-GDT

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    64. This is a great creation. Thanks for joining in the Milkcoffee challenge, Lou DT x

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    65. Wonderful creation. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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    66. This is beautiful - what a fabulous recycling job!
      Thanks for playing at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
      Helen x

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    67. This is just amazing! What a fun and clever idea and all your wonderful details too. You are amazing!

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    68. This is just a beautiful altered box. Love the design and the colors. :D
      Thank you for sharing and joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
      Deborah DT

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    Desire