Thursday, 20 August 2009

Mini Pizza Box

Good morning everyone.

I love Thursday mornings, my son goes to nursery and me and the dog have the place to ourselves - bliss!

I have made another mini pizza box - I love making these and I am finding them really useful for storing images that I have cut and coloured, they are just the right size. (Here is a tutorial).

I am entering this into two challenges:-

Truly Scrumptious - "Anything but a card", and
Creative Inspirations - "Spots, Dots and Circles

I am not completely happy with this box. I painted around the edge of the white circle scallop (I wanted it to match Tilda's flower), but it needs more coats which I couldn't face doing as it was so fiddly! I should have used another circle of red card instead.

Here's what I used to make this box:-

Stamp: Tilda from Magnolia Summer Kit
Colouring Medium: Derwent Aquatone pencils with water brush
Cardstock: red and white from my stash
Tools: "Bloom Dots" Cuttlebug embossing folder; Martha Stewart "Valentine Hearts" punch; Spellbinders "Flower Creations", Circle, Scallop Circle, Scallop Square, Scallop Heart nestabilities; Scor-pal; X-cut large circle punch
Accessories: Kars gem

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for any comment you may leave, I love to read them.

I hope you have a great day. I think we are in for a storm here!

See you soon.

Clare x


Maya said...

Ohhh i think it looks wonderful!!
Love the red and white,and Tilda is so sweet :)
Hugs from Maya:)

Sam said...

Fab pizza box, love what you have done here.
Know what you mean when you aren't 100% happy with something but then I tend to fiddle and muck it up completely! Your box looks great as it is, love all the detail on it. Keep seeing that MS border punch - think I'm gonna have to buy it!
Enjoy your quiet time this morning - I love it when I have the house to myself.
Sam x

Lynsey said...

Wow Clare this is fantastic!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Clare,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

bastel_fee said...

Your box is so beautiful.


Emma said...

What a gorgoues way to store your images and I love the colours you've used too.

Have a great day - I think the storm is here (blinkin awful), hope it misses where you are :D

Emma x

Danielle said...

I love this box Clare! I think you've done a wonderful job - you can never have too many boxes for all your stamped images!!
Hugs, Danielle

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous Clare and so beautifully decorated, love the colours you've used :) Donna x

Juls said...

I love these little boxes that you do, you are so good at them! love the white and red, and the embossed detail of the white card! and the image is just too cute!! love it!!

Violets Corner said...

What a lovely box Clare!! I love the colours you have used and all detail, it´s gorgeous! Tilda and the embossed paper are the focal point so the coloured edge blends in to the background, it looks good from here :)

Hope you get a stormfree evening,


Kip's Cards said...

Hi Clare,This is gorgeous you have coloured Tilda in fantastic she's so cute, I can't wait to get my first set of these lovely's...
Great idea to keep your images in
I posted my card late last night so I didn't get around to describe what I used, I can tell you the flower is from the book of tricks by the Glitter Girl's...

Tab said...

Absolutely gorgeous pizza box, hun, love this sweet image and your colour combo and paper choice is delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Secret Crafter said...

Fabulous box. I must give it a go myself. Hugs, Wendy x

Saskia said...

Wow... fabulous idea!! Lovely box!!!

Saskia :)

Littleted62 said...

Oh, so pretty! I love the colouring on your image and your layered flower is brilliant. Nicki, xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Hi Clare I think your mini pizza box is adorable, Love the red and white, and the image is so sweet Hugs Julie x

brenda said...

Morning Clare

What a fab box. lovely bright colours.

Whe I saw the hearing I thought oh not too nice for pizza, then read down, sounds more like it.

Well done on winning that candy, I have never gone down the CD route so look forward from seeing what you create and hearing all about them.

B x

Julie said...

Hi Clare -
What a cute little box and a great idea to store things in them. I love the image and the bold colours.
Take Care and have a great weekend - Ju xxx

Liza said...

Gorgeous pizza box Clare, I love the colours and the cute Tilda stamp.

Liza x

Liza said...

Forgot to say.... thanks for passing the award onto me (a few posts below) and apologies for only getting around to thanking you now. I notice from your intereing things that you like to horse ride... me too.... I have had ponies and horses since I was young and I used to compete a lot, however since we moved to Spain I had to give up.

Liza x

Rach said...

a gorgeous box Care, great colours and love the tilda that you have used. hugs rachxx

CraftyC said...

I think it looks a great little box Clare, and well done on your BMD Win, you'll have alotta fun with those papers!

Jeanette said...

Cute, cute box Clare. I love all the layers of nesties and that sweet image of course!
Hugs Jeanette

Mina said...

wow love this cute little box and the red around the edge is perfect...thank you for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Chrissie said...

Super box Clare. I love that border punch, it's not surprising that we always want something that other people use to such good effect! I now NEED that punch!
Thanks for ALL your lovely comments on my blog, I really look forward to reading them!

Michele said...

Oh this is fabulous Clare. Love the cute pizza box and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Dawn said...

It looks great, know what you mean about fiddling sometimes I end up just leaving it well alone and giving up!!

Great job and such a great idea.

thanks for joining us on TS


Sharon said...

This is a fabulous box Clare, I love it! Thanks for joining us at TS.

Rica said...

Fabulous pizza box Clare, so beuatifully made and fantastic colours and gorgeous image.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
hugs Heather xx

Beth said...

Clare this is the cutest little pizza box I have ever seen love it.
I see you enjoy doing challenges maybe you would like this one
You could win a set of Nestabilities each week.