Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wishing You...

Hello dear friends!!  It's been a while!!!

I hope that for those of you who celebrate you were able to enjoy a FANTASTIC Easter!!

We had a house full of family and enjoyed a day of fun and LOTS of food!!  We also received some very exciting news that I will share in the coming weeks!!

I have been so busy with work, day to day life and Easter that it has taken me a while to complete a friend of mine's birthday "card"...her birthday was April 6th!!  Until we are able to get together she has been banned from my blog...LOL!!!

So today I finally finished and here is "Wishing You"...

first I must warn you that this is a very picture heavy post...yes it's an Explosion Box...LOL...
please click on the first image for a closer view and slideshow...
this is the front of the explosion box with an acetate window...
 a closer view of window and Tilda inside...
the front flap is folded up to see the window better...
the box "exploded"...
 all three sides are decorated in the same way...
I kept it fairly simple...I love Maja paper so it's hard to cover up it's beauty...
the lid has an overhang on three sides...decorated with a single large flower and three tiny roses over chiffon ribbon...
the top has an acrylic flower as a knob...
surrounded by flowers, two tags saying Happy Birthday, a butterfly charm, chiffon ribbon and a butterfly cut using a Magnolia Doo-Hickey...
the outside of the top is lined with ruffled ribbon...
inside is a wishing well that I made from paper run through Tim Holtz embossing folder...
surrounded by a white picket fence...
the bucket is a clay pot covered with...yes Frantage...
I made a cobblestone path around the wishing well...
tied to the well are two tags that say Wishing You...
a closer view...
and this is "Hello Little Butterfly" Tilda...
this is Aries Tilda from the Zodiac Collection 2014...
I decorated a pin with some beads, a butterfly charm, ribbon and flowers...
a closer view...
my birthday wishes...
inside view of the acetate window...
pocket created for a gift card...

Phew done...thanks for hangin' in there!!! 

Materials Used:
DP-Maja Designs-Sofiero Collection-Live and Love Crafts
Stamps-Magnolia "Hello Little Butterfly" and Aries Tilda from the Zodiac Collection 2014
Die Cuts-Lovely Fence and Butterflies-Magnolia-Magnolia-licious
               Go Kreate-#360020 XXL Frames Flower #1-gokreate.co.uk
               Spellbinders-Standard Circles
Punches-Marvy tag & tiny butterfly, Martha Stewart 2 in 1 Butterfly punch, Lace Corner and
               Lace Border
Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts
Stick pin, Frantage, ruffled ribbon and Korte and Godt roses-Live and Love Crafts
Pearls, ribbon, beads and acetate are from my stash

Challenges I will enter:
Fashionista Challenge-Challenge #8 "Pretty Pastels"
Magnolia-licious Challenge-"Anything Goes!"
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge-Challenge # 66 "Anything Goes"
Simply Magnolia-"Gorgeous Blooms"
Tilda's Town-Challenge #101 "April Showers Brings May Flowers"
Time for Magnolia-Challenge #53 "Butterflies"
Totally Tilda-Challenge "94 "Over the Fence"
Lovely-hAenglar-Challenge #92 "Spring"

Well that is that for me today!  Until next time thank you so much for taking the time to stop by...your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!!


  1. Hello Beth,
    Happy that you had a fantastic Easter. I enjoyed my Easter too.
    This explosion box is utterly stunning. Love the see through window and the wishing well, it is such a fabulous design. Your friend is very lucky to receive this BD gift, it is worth the wait.
    Hugs, Katie

  2. This is absolutely stunning Beth, it must have been a real labour of love.
    The little window is fabulous, giving you a sneak peak of what is to come. Your attention to detail is wonderful as always - your friend will treasure her card - it is more of a gift than a card.

  3. THIS IS GORGEOUS BETH! You know how I love those explosion boxes! But this one is a BEAUTY! I absolutely love the little window that gives you just a peek into what is about to come....a gorgeous wishing well with Tilda!!!! Love the little white dots you placed so perfectly on her dress. Love the little basket of flowers that hang from the wishing well....you think of everything. The pocket for the gift card...oh my, oh my! Lucky birthday girl!!!!!! Can't wait to hear the news!!!!!

  4. Beth this project is absolutly fantastic, don't know where to watch !
    all is perfect and amazing

  5. A beautiful creation Beth, a wonderful box with such pretty papers and colours.......the inside is amazing so lovely designed and embellished. Your Tilda's are all just delightful!!!

    Heather xx

  6. Wow Beth, one of your best boxes yet! It is absolutely stunning. Every surface is covered with something different. I don't know where you come up with all of your ideas. I know a lot of love is put into every thing you do!! I really love the images you picked and the way you coloured them. What can I say the wishing well is precious and I loved the roof, the handle, the bucket...wow! Just an outstanding project....Dianne

  7. Wow what a gorgeous creation and thank you for joining on the Time for Magnolia challenge blog.
    Hugs Margreet

  8. WOWWWWWW!!! This explosion box is simply fabulous!! Your friend will be very happy to receive it, even if for belated birthday wishes!! :)
    Every details is stunning love sooo much the center of the box!! :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at Tildas Town this week, hope to see you again very soon
    Hugs, Cinzia

  9. Golly Beth this is wonderful it's a work of art !!
    Thanks for joining in the Totally Tilda Challenge
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  10. I'm back again Beth and I still think your creation is amazing - this time just to say thanks so much for joining LHOSM
    Heather xx

  11. Totally amazing Beth! This is just so beautiful that I know you friend will adore and treasure it.

    Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda challenge.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  12. Wow Wow Wow! This is just Awesome! Looooove it to bits. Love all your Maggies, Amazing Little Embellies, Great Colours and Fabulous Box! Have a Great weekend!

  13. Wow! Stunning creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda. Jen xx

  14. Well, no wonder it took you a long time to make this, it is a work of art! So many beautiful details.........you have a real knack for these boxes.
    Lovely Tildas and colored to perfection. Beautiful flowers, and very creative to put a see thru window! Love the wishing well and all the inside details too. Your friend must have been delighted, and will cherish this beauty for a long time. Stunning work, Beth.


  15. What a fantastic box!!! Love how you've added the window for a peek and the cute wishing well too! Wonderful work!!! So glad you could join the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog....thank you!

  16. I just sit and stare at this work of art and see a new little embellishment each time! the pictures are great but in person, this explosion box is breathtaking! I am so touched to be the recipient of this lovely creation and will cherish it forever. VERY BEAUTIFUL Beth. I can't thank you enough .......

  17. WOW...Breathtaking beauty, your creations are just amazing... I can look at this for hours... the attention to detail is outstanding...This will be treasured forever by your friend...GORGEOUS Work Beth as always... Hugs May x x

  18. Wow! This is really a gorgeous project. There are so many lovely details!
    Thank you for taking part in the Tilda's Town challenge blog this week. Hope to see you again soon!

  19. Awesome!! Really beautiful. And I love every details on this exploding box.
    Thank you for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia Challenge and sorry for the delay contribution from me.
    See you on the current challenge from us "Newest or Favorite Tilda"

    Dian Ratna.

  20. OMG this is devine
    I will come back to see what did you prepare for blog hop
    Fussy and Fancy
    hugs Tamara

  21. Wow Beth, what a masterpiece! Your Tilda's are adorable and I love the incredible amount of detail - that wishing well is perfectly crafted!
    Thanks for joining us with Gorgeous Blooms over at Simply Magnolia and best of luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  22. Oh wow this is an amazing project with so many beautiful details to feast on.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. You really are our Queen of Explosion Beth. Again this is just amazing! Happy Weekend. Judy x

  24. wow stunning and brilliantly put together...love it. Have now joined as a new follower...xx

    Have candy...Annie