shoebox makeover !

Hello Ladies, how have you been ? Hope your having a good weekend … me, well, we’ve already got into our week.

This weekend, I was again bitten hard by the recyle bug, pulled out a couple of items from that large container, piled up with scores of items, waiting for a new look or a new dress, if you may.   I went back to trying out some altered art. A photo frame, a door hanger and a shoebox were dressed up with a fancy look.  It is such a joy when something, generally would find its place in the trash is actually given a new look and a new home. Such a gratifying feeling.

This box will be container for a Mothers day gift with some accessories for her makeup dresser. I think “Mom” is going to be pleased. 

Just a quick somethings about the recipe :

  • The flowers are first time tried out and made using punches.
  • The paper in the tags are handmade.
  • The butterflies are all paper pieced.
  • The lace is cut out by border punch.
  • The second base of the tags is a label tag from one of my son’s jeans !
  • The sky blue paper around the box on the width is fabric paper.

Trust you will appreciate it.  🙂 !! Oh I have still not completly posted everything from the last “techniques and folds series” still 3 more to post 😦  ~~~ TIME !!! When do I get enough time ??? But thats the story of every mother these days, isnt it ?

Alright so here’s the shoe box that I altered.


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  • Allsorts – Make your own Flowers
  • Crafty Emma – Flowers and Flutterbys
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Flowers
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – 2nd week – Buttons,  bows.
  • One Stop Craft – Spring Flowers
  • Shannon’s Sentiments – (SIO) Fussy Cutting
  • Digi’s With Attitude! – I wish I was with my mum right now.
  • Fussy and Fancy – (2W) – embossing and/or paper piecing
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Res-Q-Challenge – boxes – use squares &/or rectangles
  • Simply Create – (2W) – bold & bright
  • Stamp Something – something with flowers
  • Tellen’s Place – (1E, SIO) – buttons
  • Totally Papercrafts – paper piecing
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) – punches
  • Delightful Challenges -Use Your Scraps
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) -Anything Goes
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) -anything goes
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – Anything goes
  • Shelly’s Images – (SIO) – Ribbon
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) –Handmade element or embellishment
  • Your Next Stamp Challenge – (2W, 1E, SIO) – paper piecing
  • Crafty Creations –  in the bottom of my garden lives butterflies.
  • Desert Island Crafters Challenge: USE 3 ITEms: Buttons, border punch, sparkle.
  • Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2W, no digis) – Spring is in the Air
  • Partytime Tuesdays – Anything Goes
  • Try It On Tuesday  – Alter A Shoe Box
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – Buttons, lace and ribbon
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Anything but a Card
  • I Did It Creations – Anything Goes
  • I’m so glad you stopped by.  Your comments give me alot of encouragement so please do leave a line. And to all those lovely DT members  of the challenges, I enter, who so sweetly hop over and leave some love behind for me,  I so appreciate each one of your comments. I am so glad, I am getting to know some of you, personally.


    1. Is that not just the best looking shoe box about town?! I love it!! Such bright colours and I love the seperate tags for each letter!! Brilliant project!

      Thanks for joining us over at Lexi’s Creations this fortnight in our ‘Flowers’ challenge – good luck.

      Lou Mac. xo

    2. Its plain to see a lot of love went into the making of that box. Looks like it was fun & I want to make one now! Great job. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Anything Goes challenge & hope to see you again!

    3. This box is stuning. What paper did you use to cover your box, just love it. Your flowers looks fab, so much cheeper to make your own.
      I’ve got 2 little ones (2yrs&4yrs) so I know where you comeing from lol I feel most of the time there isn’t enough hrs in 24hrs lol
      Thanks playing along with TIOT

    4. WOW .. what a great idea and what a FABULOUS job you have done on altering this shoe box!! Thanks so much for joining our “punches” challenge at Wags ‘n Whiskers. We do hope to see you again next challenge!

      Wags ‘n Whiskers
      Guest Designer

    5. Thanks so much for taking part in the altered art Alter a shoebox at Try it in Tuesdays, I’m sure your Mom will love it. Very bright and cheery colours. Well done. Caz

    6. What a neat idea and I am sure your mom will love it. Thanks so much for joining “Anything But a Card” at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Please come back often and join my future challenges.

    7. Thanks for joining us at IDIC. This project is so unique, I love the flowers you have created. I have never thought about doing a slide show to show all parts of the project. Thanks for the tip

    8. Gorgeous box….Beautiful papers and colours and thank you so much for joining in with us for a third time at A Gem of a Challenge…
      Mandy x

    9. What a fantastic creation – love the box and the flowers! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tellen’s Place in our “Buttons” Challenge! :~)

    10. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week and sharing your lovely work with us! Cheers Claire x

    11. Great project the flowers are great and i especially love the butterflies!….

      Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

      Emma xxx

    12. A great creation Thanks for joining our challenges at OLDIE but a GOODIE & ALLSORTS, hope you’ll join us again
      Hugz Fleur xXx

    13. A gorgeous box and I know it will be well recieved. Great choice of papers and embellies. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen’s Place this week and hope to see you next time.

    14. WOW WOW WOW!!! girl this is one AWESOME recycle project 🙂

      Thanks for joining us on Simply Create for our Power of Flowers challenge 🙂

    15. What a fabulous project….love it!!
      Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our flowers challenge…hope to see you again for the next challenge.

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