Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paper Cubed (P3) May Challenge


Happy 1st May!! Can you believe it! 40 is sneaking up on me real fast now!

And more importantly it is time for another challenge over at Paper Cubed (P3).

If you haven't hopped on over to this fabulous new challenge blog you are missing out on a lot of fun.

Each month there is a new challenge and this month the challenge is to make a Shadow Box.

I am absolutely thrilled to be on the first design team and this is my submission or should I say submissions for this months challenge.

Now I have never made a shadow box before so this was quite a challenge for me. Any of you who are familiar with my blog will know that I am quite partial to creating things with drawers and adding notebooks and pens/pencils to most of my projects. So with that in mind..............

I just had to add a little sliding drawer behind it and pop in a little notebook and pencil set!

I had so much fun making this and I had it finished pretty early on  so I decided to have a go at making a different shadow box.

I had a big old box in the spare room that our new LCD TV came in and I thought I could use the really thick cardboard from it to make something.

I cut a piece of cardboard for the backing board and one for the frame.

I used a piece of clear acetate instead glass and then covered it all with brown cardstock and some decorative paper to match the paper butterflies.

The butterflies are popped up on dimentionals and there are little tiny rhinestones in the centre of the them  and rhinestone flowers in the corners.

I think I might have to add these to the selection of hand made gifts available over at JeMbellish as they were so much fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop on over the rest of the design teams blogs


and check out their amazing shadow boxes. And then don't be shy, make your own shadow box and link it up with Mr Froggy ( you have a whole month!) over at Paper Cubed (P3) to be in the running to win the monthly prize.

These projects also qualify for the One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything But.........

I'll come back to this post in a while (dinner time now) to add the recipe for these projects.

Have a great day!



Kaz Hall said...

Hi michelle

wow these projects are stunning!! love the butterflies, and I too have a weakness for drawers !lol,good luck for the challange, these have winners all over them x


Suzi Mac said...

Fantastic projects Michelle, two beautiful gift ideas. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week, good luck in the draw.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is very beautiful
love your princess card


Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous creations michelle. I love them both. I will have to check u the challenge .. its just the time factor lol to enter them all.
I am sure these will be popular in your shop.
Lisa ;)

C said...

Soooo cute box and the butterfly frame is perfect for any wall. Great job. Michelle!

Shirley-Anne said...

Well done Michelle , very creative .

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Oh, my goodness! this is awesome!!! I love it, will have to CASE it for sure. My 6 year has a princess theme in her room and this would be perfect.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

This is so stink'n cute! I love, love, love it!

Chrissie said...

What a super project, any little girl would be thrilled with this!
Thanks so much for joining in with our Challenge at OSCC this week!

Loraine Arderne said...

Gorgeous projects, love the card with the draw and crayons.

Lorrinda said...

Oh Michelle, these are beautiful! I am definitely CASEing the princess box! and that butterfly frame would look great hanging in my daughter's room (she loves butterflies)
Oh, and about the big 40, I decided to call it the 1st anniversary of the day I turned 39. (This year was my 2nd anniversary) That way you get to "stay" 39 from now on ;) LOL

Selma said...

What a creative shadow box. I love it. I love to visit your blog and see all your wonderful creations.

Project Create said...

your shadow box was cute to start with, but adding that drawer was adorable. Love It!

Helen said...

Hi Michelle,

Both of your creations are fabulous! Great job.

Ink Bug said...

ADORABLE!!! You are such a talent. I agree with Selma about loving to visit your blog and thanks for the kind comments on mine. BTW living doesn't really begin until your 40's. Just sayin'.

Dawnll said...

Wow !!!
I am in awe of that box. I would love to be able to make one of those. Do you have instructions for sale?
Thanks for your visit on my blog

Unknown said...

Fantastic creations any little girl's dream castle
Christine x

Zimtschnecke said...

Hi Michelle,

wow, I'm lost for words! Just so cute and gorgeous projects! Wow! Awesome!

hugs Bine

Marlene said...

Oh wow!!!! So pretty! Love these projects. They look like they took forever. So much detail!

gina g said...

Fabulous creations hun i especially love the note book and pen, beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Whimcees said...


This is so wonderful! I love this project and am inspired to make one for a friend's grandchild today! :<)

Barbara Diane

Kim said...

Both the projects are over the top gorgeous! I want to make the first one for my nieces birthday she would go wild over it!

Mary Director said...

This is wonderful. Would love to see a tutorial on how to make it.

Thank you for stopping by my blog too.

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

Wow what awesome work! Hope you'll link this up to my Scrappy Saturdays: