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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

ASOS ~ Anything but a card

The challenge this week on A Spoonful of Sugar is
Anything but a card!
Very good timing as I bought a bracelet for my daughter's birthday pressie but it came in a boring box. I covered the box with pretty paper (wouldn't do that again, much easier and quicker to make a new box from scratch) added a Bella, this one is so my daughter, and some pretty embellishments. Didn't go overboard as she is a teenager and hey, that just wouldn't be cool or she wouldn't care! I was told this morning she doesn't care if she has a cake today! She had a huge birthday party here on saturday night so I think she is suffering from an anti-climax, that and exhaustion as they had 5 hours sleep on saturday night, if they were lucky!
If you were wondering where I was all weekend, I had a houseful of teenagers from thursday night to sunday afternoon! I hardly got out of the kitchen! We did them burgers and pizzas at the party and when we put them on the table they all ran for them like they hadn't seen food in a week! Can you imagine 50 hungry teens running at you?

There is some fabulous blog candy on offer to one lucky participant kindly donated by Dottydocrafts. Pop on over to the see the prize and also the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team, I nearly didn't want to add mine they are so amazing!
Supplies: Empty cardboard box
DP ~ Kaiser bought from Traceyjanescrafts
Stamps ~Bella, ticketed by Autumn Leaves
Embellishments ~ Scissor sisters flower, charm and spacer from Jeneca beads, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

27 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Deb, lovely idea and you have decorated the box beautifully. Hugs Nikki x

Rach said...

Hi Deb, sounds like you have had a lot of fun over the weekend...I bet that your Daughter had a ball.
Your box is so lovely I really like the image that you have used...gorgeous..
your creations are always so beautiful. Hugs Rachxx

EllePiggo said...

You've done a beautiful job!! Its gorgeous. :)

Vanessa.

Bubbles said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deb, so very pretty and beautifully decorated. Well done on coping with so many teenagers in your home, think I'll ban my girls from having parties Lol.!!
Joanne x

Terrie B x said...

Wow Deb..It`s gorgeous I bet your daughter loved it...
Happy Belated B`day to her..sounds like you all had a fun filled weekend there!!!~X~

ScrapMomOf2 said...

You really had 50 teenagers are your house? Wow, that's a lot of kids!! I bet your daughter had a blast! This box is beautiful! Really pretty!

Suzanne said...

Oh this is so pretty hope she liked it!! Poor you all those hormones running about hope you have recovered. Sue :o)

carolann said...

Wow you have decorated this so brilliantly hun well done xxxx

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous deb Love the DP I'm sure your DD loved it,Hugs Debbie x

Andrea, said...

Your box is fab Deb and a lovely idea. Glad the weekend went well

ink'n'rubba said...

what a pretty box you have made, I love the pink and green colours and all that ribbon! annie x

Flossie's Follies said...

This is lovely, the paper is great and love, love, love that ruffled ribbon

Alexandra said...

How gorgeous Deb, I would want to keep the box too, lol!! She will love this, great take on the challenge! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lim said...

Deb, I love this box. Is so beautiful. I love the soft colors and all the details, the ribbon, flowers, tickets, everything. Love it!!
Fantastic coloring and stamps.
Hugs,
LIM

Sandra said...

Hi Deb,what a weekend you've had,all those teenagers together,my worst nightmare...lol,i bet they enjoyed themselves,hope your daughter liked her bracelet...i bet she loved the box,i think it's gorgeous,love this bella and the colours you have used,
Sandra x

Marlou said...

an absolutely stunning box Deb!!! fabulous piece of work :) x

Trina said...

I don't know what you are talking about...your creation is just as great as the other design team members!! I love your image, and how you decorated this box. Great tags too...they are my favorite!

Shary said...

Such a pretty box Deb. Love the papers and the Bella image.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous box, so love the colours especially that ribbon. The top is perfect for a teen. You're was rather brave having the house full of teenagers.

cats whiskers said...

This is beautiful, such lovely colours soft and girly, love the image what a lovely way to present a lovely present
Hgs Jacqui x

catt871 said...

What a great box! I bet she loved it!!!! I must find those ticket stamps though now...lol!! CUTE!

elisa said...

This is lovely.What a great gift.x

mueppi said...

Your box is fab Deb and a lovely idea
I love the sweet colours and this girly!
Hugs Gisela

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful job covering that box, Deb!! You are so very brave to have a houseful of teens over!!

Seleise said...

love the box and I bet your daughter did too. The b-day party sounds super fun!

Jill said...

oh no I've got all the teenage years to come to yet lol, glad you got through it, I love your box and I'm sure your daughter did too and will treasure it forever Jill x

malieta said...

You did a fantastic job altering this box and I know your daughter is going to love it!
I'm glad you guys had a great time celebrating your daughters birthday:)