Royal Box

Friday, 21 September 2012

Good afternoon blogland!

I'm a little later today than normal, in fact I've been a little later all week than normal as it was my Dad's 60th birthday this week and it's not good having a party in the middle of the week!  The celebrations aren't over yet though so we're all looking forward to next week!
It's also my wee nephews 5th birthday tomorrow so more partying to do for that!! lol

Anyway, it's Friday and a whole 2 weeks has passed since the last challenge at The Alphabet Challenge Blog!  So we're up to Q and the lovely Mari chose the theme of...

Q for fit for a Queen!  (use jewels!)

I've gone for something a bit different this time and altered a little heart-shaped box (it's a bit dark too, just like the Nirvana song!)

So here it is:

 I got the box as part of some gorgeous blog candy that I won from the fabulous Zoe!

I got the fabby crown from Calico Crafts and when I saw it I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!  I filled the crown with glue and jewels and then added the heart, which promptly hid all the jewels!  but I liked the heart in the crown so I tried to get it to stand up a bit so you can just about make out a few beads!
I pulled out all my bits and pieces and tried to figure out what I wanted to do next.  I foutered about with the long bead and the wire and came up with that and didn't really know what to do with it - so I just stuck it on!  I did a bit more foutering with the wire and I made the mesh - I then thought it reminded me (just a bit) of the fab wire work by the oh-so-talented Mel - check out her blog to see some real gorgeousness cos my attempt is woeful!

I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out as I'm not usually one for altering things - maybe some of these days I'll get around to all the other boxes and things I've got to try to alter!
I stuck some big beads - like fake Pandora beads - to the bottom for feet - I really like the stripey one!

So that's my wee box - It's gonna be a Christmas present for my mum (she doesn't look at my blog!) and I'm hoping to get a nice brooch to put inside it.
Go take a look at the rest of the DT's gorgeous pieces of inspiration on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and have a go yourself - I'm looking forward to seeing all your bling!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

My Heart Pieces; Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Bling bling
Stamp n Doodle; Anything goes
ABC Challenges; X for Xing - Does my wire count as xing?
Whimsy Stamps Challenge; Anything goes

Thanks for looking!


Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

love this girl!
your mom with LOVE it too!!!

Anne said...

That is fabulous Sheena - how do you do it!!!!!
It's my granddaughter's birthday tomorrow as well and she is 5. Have a great day with your nephew and a great weekend. Anne x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic box - your Mum will be delighted with it.

coops said...

wow this is stunning sheena.really love the embellishments and gorgeous colour :D

xx coops xx

Chana said...

Marvelous project! You embellishments are cute and those footings are outstanding! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-N- Doodle!

Ellapu said...

This box is beautiful hun... so lucky to have you as an Eclectic xx

May said...

Gorgeous creation.. love the detail the wire & bead effect is brilliant..beautiful colours, your mum will love it... Hugs May x x x

Suzi said...

A beautiful box, such pretty detailing, and you have criss crossed your wire so thank you for joining us at Abc. Good luck!
Suzi x

Siv said...

Wow, what a stunning box! Fabulous work!!
Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls - hope we'll see you again!
Hugs Siv

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp said...

oh my goodness this is just extraordinary.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

Cindy said...

I like the metal elements to this box! Cute! Cindy :)

Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous box Sheena! Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Anything Goes challenge x