Friday, November 14, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge # 127-"Two of a Kind or Pairs"

Good Friday morning dear friends!!

Today we kick off another FUN challenge at Fussy and Fancy...hosted by Millazin who has chosen "Two of a Kind or Pairs" as the theme!!! 

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments Designs!!

I decided to make my Granddaughters' Christmas "card" as they fit right into this challenge because...well as you know they are twins!!

I also decided that it was time for another explosion's been a!!  They usually put up a small tree in their room so I thought that maybe this could go under it as a decoration/present!!

And once again this is picture HEAVY!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
ALMOST everything about this project is paired...
 the inside of the box is decorated with a fire place (double mantles)...
only one tree... 
 a "Bear Pair" Poppy & Henry by Crafty Sentiments Designs...
 tea light fire surrounded by logs made from Delight crafting clay and coloured with copics...
 a pair of tags for my pair of girls...
 computer generated sentiment to our "Darling girls"...
 two pairs of poinsettias on the mantles, two strings of pearls and two berry clusters... 
 close up of tree that I made with four sizes of scalloped circles...stacked and attached to a thin dowel then decorated with pairs of rhinestones and berry beads...
only one string of pearls...
 second gift...
 front with back mirrored with same Maja paper from the "A Gift for You" 6X6 paper pad...
same ribbon, snowflake charm and Memory Box Tree die...
 the other two sides are decorated with another paper from the same collection...
the bottom corners are decorated with pine cone/branch die and berry cluster...
all four sides are punched with Martha Stewart snowflake edge/corner punch...
 stick pin decorated with beads, ribbon, Christmas tree charm, berry cluster and shabby seam binding...
 the Memory Box tree die decorated with tiny red rhinestones...
So that is my "Two of a Kind or Pairs" project made with love for my "pair of girls"...LOL!!!  It's time for you all to hop on over to our Fussy and Fancy Challenge to check out the wonderful projects of my teamies!!
Materials Used:
DP-Maja Design "A Gift for You" 6X6 paper pad-Live and Love Crafts
Dies-Spellbinders Grand Calibur Classic Oval and Pine Branch/Cone...Memory Box Tree
Stick pin and shabby seam binding-Live and Love Crafts
Flowers and berry clusters-Wild Orchid Crafts
All other supplies are from my stash
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by...your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!


  1. OMGoodness, Beth! This is breathtaking! And it was obviously made with a lot of love! Your granddaughters are going to love and cherish this! It's amazing!

  2. Stunning creation Beth, so beautifully thought out and designed. How wonderful for you to have twin granddaughters, a blessing indeed. Pat K x

  3. wow wow wow !!! this exploding box is a fantatic project! so many gorgeous details !!!

  4. Well my friend you just have to our Fussy & Fancy THE QUEEN of Exploding boxes for sure! This is nothing short of stunning! Love the tree you made, the little parcels, and all your attention to pairs. Happy Weekend. Judy x

  5. Oh. My. Goodness. What an utterly fantastic project this is. Your granddaughters are going to just love this! you really are fabulous at all these 3D projects! Just wish I could do the same!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  6. holy snappin', Beth! this is tooooo cute! I love everything but especially the fireplace, so cute. VERY well done

  7. OK Beth, I'm not even sure where to start except to ask you where I can send my address, so that you can mail this SPECTACULAR project to me!!! Good grief, do you ever do anything at a simple 100%, you are really raising the bar here!

    Mini poinsettia and bead garland...gorgeous and fantastic
    Mini tree made out of scalloped circles...genius and fabulous
    Tealight in the fireplace...romantic and very clever!
    Tags and bears and lace, oh my!

    OK, I think I've taken up enough of your commenting space, just know that I love every freaking bit of this Christmas box!! big hugs my creative genius friend! :)

  8. This is gorgeous Beth, such a fabulous design, I love your fireplace with it's double mantle and adorable bear couple, your attention to detail is stunning as always.

  9. Aaaawww Beth! This is so beautiful, I LOVE your design!!! So cute with the fireplace and the christmas tree :)
    You´re such an inspiration ♥
    Hugs, Sandra

  10. This is just gorgeous, that little fire with the logs is so clever, beautifully done Beth
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Oh, wow!!! Beth, This is one gorgeous creation and full of crafting loveliness. The detail is super. I am loving the tiny log fire and tree.
    An absolute masterpiece. You clever girl!
    Crafty hugs, Donna x

  12. Gasp! Gulp! WOW! Beth, I honestly don't know how you find the time to create such GORGEOUS and STUNNING detailed projects!
    This is absolutely outstanding and your two granddaughters are going to love it! The tree and the fire place are so very special! You my dear friend are so very talented and creative!
    I'm going to go and stare at all of the pictures again!
    Big hugs and love, Sheryl

  13. I had to come and take a closer look at this gorgeous box, and to see if it was a tealight in the fire, and it is! What a lot of detail, it must have taken ages.

  14. Hi Beth, gosh wow. Real winner of a card and most gorgeous creation and colours..sorry if I miss any of your creations, my hours with my dad are getting longer, today I am trying to have a rest before I go up later this afternoon..
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

  15. All I can say is WOW! This is so beautiful! It's something the girls will cherish forever! Love all of your details, a list too long to write! What a masterpiece!!!

  16. Just bobbin through to wish you Happy Weekend x Judy x