Monday, 6 February 2012

February Challenge - Anything Goes!

Good Monday morning lovely bloggers! Hope the snow and freezing weather didn't ruin your weekend.

It's time for another challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and this month it was Sarah who set the challenge - Anything Goes!  So choose your favourite papers, dies, or anything you prefer and join in the fun with us.

My first creation is a heart shaped box with embellishments...
I cut the box on Cameo, and believe me it was not easy to assemble.  But I was pleased with the end result. The box bottom was cut in plain gold mirror card and the top is gold with a silver swirl design.  Unfortunately, the silver does not show too well.  I went around the top edge of  my box with beautiful 25mm Honey Beige Sheer Elegance Ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  I also used this for my double bow. My rose is a cut file from the lovely Birds blog here. I inked some 120gsm weight paper with Starburst Stains - Ramblin' Rose Pink, then cut out my rose. The leaves are edged with gold Rub'n Buff.

I also inked the edge of a small luggage tag with gold Rub'n Buff, then stamped Happy Birthday in gold Encore metallic ink. I added some gold curling wire and a tiny dragonfly cut from vellum, with Glamour Dust sprinkled on the wings.

My second creation is a quote card...
I quite like this one step card shape.  I layered two Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Squares.  On the top square I added a quote from one of the digi stamps by Raindrop Echo Designs. The bottom and edges of my card are embossed. I made my flower and bow with beautiful 38mm Red Silky Crush Ribbon and added some red dew drops. The ribbon and dew drops are from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

My team mates have some beautiful things to show you this month.  Do stop by and take a look.

I'm entering my box and card into the following challenges...
Card Caravan Challenge #12 - Use Ribbon
Pals Paper Arts Colour Challenge - Use Red
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Free and Easy February
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Anything but a Card

I would also like to welcome my new followers.

Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy today and have a Great Week! 
Sasha xx

33 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Good morning Sasha...what a beautiful box and quote card. The colours on your box are fabulous and love all the embellishments you have used.

Anne

Irene said...

Hello Sasha, Wow your two projects are works of art, they are breathtakingly beautiful.
irene
xxxx

Pauline said...

Oh WOW!! What a FABULOUS box! Stunning use of the ribbon and flowers, and your centre step card is amazing! Love the roled rose, so pretty, and that bow is stunning with the ribbon flower!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards and boxes have 'special' stamped all over them Sasha (although not literally of course!) I love the elegance of the gold heart box and the punches of hot red are gorgeous on the card. Thanks for your comments on my blog - the idea of sledging fills me with horror! Hope you're keeping warm! Vicky x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun what can I say just stunning,the box is just divine,and as for your card wow its amazing hugs Cheryl x

Dr Sonia S V said...

The golden heart looks so beautiful especially dressed up with the ribbon and rose

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Marie-Louise said...

How incredibly beautiful. Both the box and the card are stunning.

Beate said...

Sasha, your work is always amazing! The heart shaped box look beautiful! I love that you used metallic cardstock and the ribbon and flowers look gorgeous on it.
Your step card looks so elegant. I love the embossed background and the double Fleur De Lis Square. I need to do that on a card.
Hugs and smiles

Monica said...

Stunning box... so posh and royal. beauty of a flower. Love the card as well...

Still not able to type! sob, sob!

Hugs,
Monica

Marlou McAlees said...

sasha , more stunning work, that heart box is amazing!! and the card too, always love to pop by xxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Sasha what beautiful your Box. Brilliant and beautiful work. Also your card, really fabulous.
Lovely greet
Marja

Ros said...

As always Sasha ... your creations are stunning ... just love them

Just a Thought.... said...

What a beautiful heart box!! So elegant!!! Just lovely!! Thank you for participating with HSS!! Amy L.

Valerie said...

Wow that box is gorgeous Sasha hope it's full of chocolate truffles!! I love your card it's breathtaking and the flower is amazing:)
Val x

Sarah said...

Just stunning Sasha! The heart box is so special, you have done a fabulous job of it, I know I wouldn't have had the patience!

The card is also so beautiful and stylish.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Sasha that box was so tricky to put together you should set the mess I made of mine will never see the light of day it rubbish, yours on the other hand is simply sensational I adore your choice of card and those beautiful embellishments wow just stunning, Your card is once again breathtaking a shear joy, so many beautiful details on here. What a talented lady you are.

Marie

Jane said...

You always create such stunningly beautiful projects Sasha! These are both so gorgoeus! hugs, Jane xxx

Katina said...

Wow!! Two stunning makes Sasha! I absolutely LOVE the box!
xx

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Wow, that box is so fancy! Very elegant! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Patti MacLeith said...

Your creations are so lovely and feminine! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Linda B said...

Sasha, I am so impressed with your work... very lovely!!!

Jenny said...

Oh my , the heart box is stunning Sasha.... I can see it filled with chocolates (typical of me!)
Your attention to detail is faultless in all your creations, amazing work :0)
Congrats on being in the top 5 at the all sorts challenge last week too :0)
Jenny x

Nicola said...

Stunning creations Sasha, great shape to the box and love the WOW with a splash of red on the card!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Fleur said...

Stunning Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Scrappycath said...

Wonderful box! Thanks for playing along at The Hybrid Chick!

Julie said...

Well your hard work and persistence certainly paid off Sasha, the box is beautiful. Thanks for joining us on the Card Caravan at the Hybrid Chick.

sheila said...

This box is incredible. Yes. Incredible. It is just gorgeous Sasha! Your work is always so perfect with the little details you add. Now the card. Wow. Sigh. Pop of red=perfect. Some one else on here used the word "breathtaking"....yes. Absolutely correct term for your projects....actually, breathtaking applies to ALL of your work ;-D

Craftilicious said...

Wow, both projects are just stunning Sasha! Both so intricate and beautiful.
Tara x

Sandy said...

two gorgeous projects - beautiful flowers and ribbon.
Sandy

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Sasha!!!! I had to pick my jaw up off the keyboard before I could comment...WOW, girl...your creations are absolutely STUNNING!!!! I can't get over how elegant and classy looking your heart box is...the papers are lovely and the ribbon was adhered perfectly!!!! I love your beautiful red and white card, too...sooo elegant with the fancy dies and pretty details!!! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!!!

Davi said...

Beautiful box Sasha and the step card is wonderful. All the texture and white with the pop of red is really beautiful ;)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sasha
Fabby cards .... Love the step card ... Stunning work .... Hugs Sylvie xxx

Janie Printz said...

Oh my word this incredible !!! Wow what a masterpiece. Heart boxes are a beauty in themselves but you have decorated this one to be in a class of it's own. I so admire talent & you have certainty got tons of it. I can't believe you cut this out with a Cameo. I've heard lots of good things about those machines but think it would be too much to wrap this mind around.
Beautiful work ....
Janie