Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Passion for Promarkers Mega challenge

Happy Tuesday bloggers, sorry I have been a lazy blogger but I have been mega busy and my mojo has been awol........how rude at this time of year with all these cards to make!!!! I am nowhere near finishing them and I have to say I have bought a box from Sainsbury's......I know, I know, hopefully I can make a few next week as I finish work until New Years Eve on Friday....woo hoo....anyway it's time to reveal our second batch of 'anything but a card' items for the Passion for Promarkers Mega challenge.

I have had this chocolate box under construction since I knew we were doing 3D items, but it has taken me ages to finish, I spent all day Sunday faffing with it, I had to change the measurements to fit my A4 card, or should I say hubby has.......I found the tutorial on Kirsten's blog, she has some fab examples.......hubby has converted the inches to cm's, here they are if anyone wants them, hope you find them useful, you will need to refer to Kirsten's blog for the main tutorial, then these measurements should make sense!!!!

The main cardboard lid and base 14.5cm x 14.5cm

Drawers 10cm x 13cm, scored on short side at 2.5cm & 7.5cm and long side at 2.5cm & 10.5cm

Drawer surrounds 8.0cm x 18cm, scored at 2.6cm, 7.8cm, 10.4cm & 15.5cm

The card on top measures 14.5 x 14.5cm

I found the tutorial on Kirsten's blog, she has some fab examples, you can just decorate the top of the box or have a card type arrangement on the top of it, I choose the card/box option as I am sending this to my big sis as her christmas card, the pic below shows half of the inside of the card on top of the box, the verse is by Magnolia & holly has been created with my Martha Stewart punch.

There are four drawers in the box that open that you can put things in, I am going to put chocolates in for my big sis. The little handles are Tim Holtz hitch fastners (got mine on e-bay) & the stamp is Wee with Reindeer by WOJ, coloured with the following Promarkers:

Pine, Blush, Denim blue, Powder blue, Salmon pink, Sunkissed pink, Pastel pink, sandstone, lipstick red, tan, caramel, cocoa & Umber

All of the papers used are from a 6x6 book called Webster's pages - Holiday collection combo pack, I got them from a craft show and I am sure I got them from a company called Oyster stamps the papers are fab for the inside of cards as well as the outsides!!!

The sentiment is Santa is coming to Town by Magnolia & that Stampin up ribbon bow unties to reveal the inside of the card

Hope you like it, it sure is really sturdy and quite heavy, hope my big sis likes it!!!!

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.




  1. Hi there, occasionally I landed on your blog and love what I see her. You make wonderful artwork. Will come back from time to time to see what's new.

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  2. Sarah,
    When I see this it makes me immensely proud to have you as a daughter in law. This is fantastic. I know how you slogged your way through this but the finished article is astonishingly beautiful. You should be very pleased with this as I'm sure your sister will be.
    Big Hugs,

  3. doesn't look like your mojo has gone anywhere at all Sarah - this is stunning.You have done a fabulous job
    And I'm ashamed to say I relented and bought 2 packs of cards from Asda on saturday night too - have made enough cards to send to my favourite people though lol

  4. Simply stunning Sarah - you should feel very proud of all your hard work :D

  5. Gorgeous box Sarah. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Looks we had the same idea for this challenge, LOL. Hugs Michele x

  6. Hi Sarah

    I always follow your blog and I know it's naughty but I don't often leave you a comment - but today I have to because this box card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS - I am certain your sister will love it.


  7. Sarah, this is one gorgeous piece of art!!!!!! Your sister will treasure it! I love that shape on the inside around the oval, Just a perfect project all the way around!!! Love it!
    Hugs, Dena

  8. wow hun this is fantastic seems your mo jo is back with a bang just love this hugs cheryl xxxxx

  9. OMG Sarah this is stunning!!! I wish i was your Sister. :)I'm sure she will love it!!!
    Hugs Tracy x

  10. WOWSERS!!!!
    No wonder you've not had much time for anything else. This is fabulous with loads of stunning detail. I must have a go at one, but I think I'll wait till after Xmas now. I've got about 30 cards to make before Friday. YIKES! Absolutely love it!!
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

  11. Oh WOW this is stunning, such beautiful work.

  12. hiya hun, i'm sure your sis is gonna love it, tis stunning, like how you've deocrated the inside on the top if that makes sense lol. hope your feeling better hugs carlyannx xx

  13. Wow, Sarah this is stunning. x

  14. Hi Sarah! How are things? stunning box! your sister will love it! have a fab christmas take care hugs mx

  15. How lovely!
    I dont know what stamps i used for my reindeer cards, but my mum will know!
    Grace xxxx

  16. Hi Sarah, what a stunning box. The image and papers are gorgeous. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for an amazing 2010. Hugs, Denise x

  17. stunning work, must give this a try so thanks for the link