Wednesday, March 7, 2012

An Altered Photo Box for The Digi Bell's!!

I am so sorry for being absent over the last few weeks but since my nan's health deteriorated (and since she passed away) I have not had the motivation to do anything never mind make cards!! I have tried to colour some images a few times to keep my mind busy but I only got as far as printing some digi images off!! But last night I decided to try again (cos I knew I had this Digi Bell's post to do and I didn't want to let the team down) and I just love what I created!!! I actually finished it yesterday and have been waiting to share it with everyone!!!
I bought some new inks for my printer the other day and they came in a photo box so I decided to alter it!! I've actually never altered anything before so it was something new for me and I think I want to alter something else now..:)

Because it was a photobox I decided to keep it as one and decorate it accordingly so I used Elisabeth Bell's digi image "Click". You can get her HERE from Elisabeth Bell's digi's!! I actually cut the little girl out with her camera and just used her as I wasn't sure how to incorporate the whole image into my idea!! I used Kaisercraft (Bonjour Collection) to cover the edge of the box and I inked around the edges with walnut stain distress ink!! I added the green cardstock to the top around the frame and inked around that too!! I added the pink dotty paper to the inside of the frame then went ahead decorated the frame of the box with flowers, rhinestones, lace, pearls and buttons. The sentiment is a rub on that I have had for a very long time and to finish off I added some butterflies!!!

I hope you like this as much as I do!!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
* Paper Play challenges - Something Old/ Something New (rub ons/ photobox)
* Scrap it Girl - Go Green and Recycle (the photobox)
* Raise the Bar - Twine
* Speedy Fox and Friends - Recycle (the photobox)
* Digi designs - Lace and Pearls
* Gem of a Challenge - Pastels
* The Craft Place - Anything Goes
* Scrappy Frogs - Seeing Spots
* Pile it On - Spots and/or Stripes
* Kenny K's Krafty Girls - Bloom and Grow
* Stamp with Fun -  Pink - Green
* Incy Wincy Designs - Something Old /Something New (rub ons/ photobox)
* Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
* Elphine House - Lace and Pearls


  1. This is sooooooo beautiful sweetie.
    I'm so sorry about your nan, I still miss mine every day & its 7 years since she left us. Sending you big hugs hunni.

    Vicky xxx

  2. This is just gorgeous ....Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this

  3. Sorry for your loss. Awesome project! It's gorgeous. Hanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  4. Beautiful photo box! So very sorry to hear about your nan...I think about mine every day and she's been gone for 12 years. Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "Go Green" March Challenge. :)

  5. I absolutely LOVE this box you decorated. And I love that saying. So sorry to hear about you loss.
    Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's "Go Green" challenge!

  6. Supercute! And i love your idea, it's a fun way of doing it :)
    The colours are just right for the stamp, and she's been made all fabby!

    Thanks for sharing at KennyK's,
    Hugs from DT-Laila

  7. Love it Alethea!!
    Specially love the gorgeous papers you used, and the lace, and the ink... love the whole thing!
    Glad to have you back hun.

  8. This is so pretty thanks for sharing at KKKG hugs Rebekah xx

  9. What a gorgeous altered box!
    Hugs and smiles

  10. Sweet altered box, Alethea. Adorable image and perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  11. Alethea I am a huge fan of altered items and I just love your creation here! The color palette are so soft and beautiful, that sentiment has always been one of my favorites. Wonderful job with the embellishments and perfect papers. Thank you so much for joining in on our twine challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  12. Oh wow!! What a really creative design here!! Love the use of the acetate!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  13. Alethea this is absolutely beautiful - gorgeous colours and papers also love the gems and butterflies x
    Fab creation hun x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  14. Delighful cards, Click is one of my favourites, just lovely Alethea. Thanks so much for joining in at EHA
    Hugs Julie P

  15. This is simply gorgeous Alethea! I love the soft pinks you have used and the digi image is perfect.

  16. Wowee Alethea, This is absolutely AMAZING!!! What a beautiful memory/photo box. I'm so glad you entered it over at Elphine House's Challenge. Such a stunning creation.

  17. Very great card - nice and design. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  18. Gorgeous Box so pretty and love the papers too, Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, and thanks for playing along at Pile it on too!
    hugs Samantha :0)

  19. Wow - this is fabulous - so pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  20. Adorable! Love the cute image and the butterflies! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap It Girl!


  22. I LOVE this.. You did a FANTASTIC job! That digi image is just darling!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO last week! Have a GREAT day!

  23. I love this image Leath and you have created an amazing altered project. All the elements work so well together, awesome and so inspiring.

  24. Wow gorgeous altered photobox, amazing. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

  25. Wat e lovely box ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia ..

    Janneke XO

  26. Alethea dear my sympathies for your nan! Soooo sad. Your project is totally AWESOME!!!! I love this idea and what a perfect image to use!!! Hope each day gives you healing
    With love


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