Saturday, 26 February 2011

Fabulous Darling Simply Sassy Blog Hop

Woo Hoo you've made it to the Simply Sassy Blog Hop,

If you arrived here from Anita's Blog then your on the right track, if not you need to start at the beginning at the Simply Sassy Blog HERE. In case you get lost on your way below is the blog hop order:-

Kathrin
Anita
Tracy - That's me and your here
Kellie
Autumn
Erica
Maria
Simply Sassy blog

Be sure to leave a comment on all the DT's blogs by midday Monday as we all have two stamps to give away, and the winners will be posted on Monday evening.

Now that's the formalites out of the way, here's the exploding box I made for my Daughter's birthday on Monday, thought this little Sassy image was ideal.  I've come to the conclusion though that exploding boxes should be a summer project, trying to photograph this has been nightmare, it's too dark and orangey inside and outside it's either raining or trying to blow away in the wind, plus they are not the easiest to photograph and really don't do the project justice but here we go:-




This is the box closed, the colours are chocolate brown and teal, the colour of my Daughter's bedroom, well when you can see it amongst the piles of clothes and mess, lol.



A view looking down on it so you can see all the panels.


Here she is open, isn't she just a darling!



This is how the box is currently sitting in our lounge, standing proud and make up in hand, just like my daughter.



A close up of two of the panels so you can see the lace, swirls, beads, ribbon and little pockets.  One contains a tag which I have written on, the other contains the sentiment.




And finally the little beauty on her own.  She's ready for the town!

Ingredients:-

Image available from Funky Kits HERE
Papers are Bearly Mine Design using Simply Dots and Vol 1 (Blues) available HERE
Medium is Copics/Prismas
Doilies, pearls, leaves, turquoise flowers and lace from Bizzy Becs
Flowers from Wild orchid crafts/Bizzy Becs and 99p shop
Tag is a Magnolia Doohickey Die
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley

I have entered my exploding box into the following challenges:-
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journal - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Brads, Gems or Dewdrops
Stampin B's - Use a flower
Creative Cottage - Lots of Flowers
Forgottenscraps -Spring/or flowers
Freshly Brewed - Ribbons/Bows
Truly Scrumptious - Swirls and Pearls
Digital Tuesday - Punches (papers are digital)
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Spring Flowers
Incy Wincy - Punches/Dies
Stamps R Us - for the girls
Digi Doodles - Spots
Scrapbook Sisters - Lace and pearls
Scrap Creations - Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday - Bling it on
Lexis - Flowers
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything but a card
One stitch at a time - Anything but square
Crafty Anns - Birthday
Daring Cardmakers - Stash from Pound Shop, my white flowers are 99p shop, hope that counts
Res Q Challenge - Boxes, use squares
Stamp Something - Flowers
Stamp Man - Curls and Swirls



The new release is available today, just click on the Funky Kits image below to go shopping.




Next on the hop is the fabulous Kellie, have fun.

146 comments:

Maria Therese said...

What a creativity!! Gorgeous Tracey!!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tracy, oh my goodness what a stunning box. I love the papers and colours you've used and your colouring is perfect. Hugs, Denise x

KanataNewf said...

Wow - absolutely stunning!

nessy said...

just hopped over to your blog ~wow!! wat an amazing box ~so beautifully made!! stunning!
vanessa xx

Carol said...

OMG Tracy this is just too stunning for words Hun!!! I'm just lifting my jaw off the floor rofl! Oooo I wish I had just a little bit of your talent, you never cease to amaze me with your fantabulous work. Your daughter must be in her element. Lotsa luv, hugs xxx

Patricia said...

Awesome I love the box and the colors are so pretty. She's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
~Patricia

SusieLou said...

Wow, this box is amazing - I adore these colours and the image is perfect for a teenage girl! Susie x

Julye said...

Not only am I stunned by the box but how many challenges too.All I can say is wow and love this image my fav so far I think, pleses pretty please how did you get her to stand up and is her back plain or did you colour that too. I love it thanks so much for sharing, if your daughter doesn't love it tell her she can send it to my house as I think its fab, but hope she has a brilliant birthday too.

Elaine said...

Blimey Tracy..this is a stunner!!
It would take me the rest of the year to make something as intricate as this...and then it wouldn't be anything compared to yours!
It really is an eye-catching piece of artwork.

Love Elaine xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Tracy, wowee this is stunning, gorgeous colours and love all the yummy flowers.

Donna x

Suzi said...

Oh my Goodness Girl, you've done it again!!! Tracy this is absolutely STUNNING. Love every little detail and the colour combo is gorgeous. I thought the little bunny slippers was my fav, but this image has taken it's place. I really need to move on to the next one but I keep going back for another peek.
Hugs
Suzi x

Aunty Sue said...

oh wow this is amazing not sure where to start but what a cute image

craftyrufus said...

Loving the new designs! What a stunning creation!

Grenouille Greetings said...

An explosion of prettiness! Fabulous! Hugs, Lesley

Julie said...

Wow!! Just stunning!! The image is fab!! x

Gerrittina said...

Amazing this box. Love your colors!!

Gerrittina

Juny84 said...

Wow - what a Box, its so beautiful and special !!

Greetings, Jenny

Heidi said...

Wow Tracy, this box is gorgeous and the image looks great with it, lots of effort gone iinto that, i make them too sometimes, but you got a lot of challenges out of it too, well done you. hugs heidi x

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Tracy :)

what a fabulous and inspirational project - amazing!

Good luck with the challenges!

Have a great weekend,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Jayne said...

Wooh what a beautiful box/card and a great great stamp.. i just now who i would juse that fore... loely colouring..


Jayne

Margreet said...

awesome explosion box....super cool stamp being fab coloured
xxx Margreet

Curlybear said...

She is just so adorable and I love the colour combo and this must of taken ages to make, but it is truly amazing, and your colouring is awesome,

Have a great weekend,
Hugs Bridget :-) x

Cor* said...

HOLY WOW! A stunning creation! All the details, flowers, flourishes! Amazing! And the little stamped up lady standing tall in the middle of it all. I like how the side flip all the way down so the inside of the box shows as it stands up! Thanks for inspiring ! And way to go with the challenges!

Debs M x said...

wow, this is amazing, love the colours and the embellishments x

Janet said...

Very unique and beautiful

annevctr said...

everyone seems too have summed it up with one one WOW . Hugs Vickyx

Julie said...

Simply amazing!

Renkata said...

wow Tracy this is sensational box. and the inside is gorgeous, very chic image.

zoe.payne said...

Wow, im speachless!!!! This is amazing stunning image and colours.Love the lace and flowers, birthday girl must have been blown away.xxxxxx

Gabbi said...

Tracy what inspiration this project has given me. She is one of my favorites so I just went and ordered her. What beautiful colors and how did you get her to stand up in the flowers? Love it.

Judy Rozema said...

What a neat project! Love all your flowers and the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance!

ChickieChirps said...

Wow! This is amazing! What a great way to showcase this gorgeous girl!

Arabella

D K Crafts said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the colours and the details on the box are amazing. Beautifully coloured image and would be great for a teenager. Can't believe how many challenges you are entering. Good luck in all of them. Donna

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Tracy this is amazing, I love it, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

Rachel x said...

Hi!! :) What a gorgeous box- so much work!! A really cute image and I love teal and brown together!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Victoria said...

wow i love this and i need to get this stamp now a fantastic project x

Nannieflash said...

Wowee Tracy thats some awesome exploding box, love the way youve got the Sassy girl to stand up, its stunning. With hugs Shirleyxxx

Mo said...

Tracy this is utterly stunning !!!
Hugs,
Mo

Jo said...

Such a gorgeous box, thank you for sharing it with

Daring Cardmakers

jo x

*mieke* said...

Just hopped over to your blog...wauwie!! What an amazing box...so beautifully made!!
Love from Holland...Mieke

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous!! just beautiful xx

jojo79 said...

Wow amazing box, I'm sure your daughter loves it. Great stamp.

Jo
x

Debs said...

stunning box hon..and loving this new Sassy1!...off to check out the rest of the new release..great inspiration as always..hugs Debs x

Cathy said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! It is stunning.
Cathy xx

Debc06 said...

OH MYYYYY love this box shows how much time and attention to detail u use when creating. Just lovely. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

manuela said...

They are so cut.
Manuela

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Tracy, this card/box is amazing, simply gorgeous!
Any chance you could do a tutorial?
Fiona. x

DesignerDiva said...

This is stunning Tracy the colours are FAB and that image is scrummy. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Hugs Laurie x

Brenna said...

that is an amazing project, i love the colouring in the image, it looks fantastic. thanks for sharing
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Dana said...

Tracy I am sure your daughter will adore this!! It is gorgeous!! Love all of those swirls and flowers not to mention your spot on coloring (as always!!)
Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs~
Dana

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Tracy
Wow a stunning box just love the colour's and gorgeous image,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lizzie said...

This exploding box is just fabulous! I just know your daughter was thrilled when she saw it. Every fantastic detail just pours out genuine thoughtfulness. Great job.

Pami said...

Hi Tracy, wow what an amazing creation, such a sassy image! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week. Good luck! Pami x

Mette said...

Stunning creation. Love the box and the colours. This has got to be my favorite stamp from this release.

Hugs, Mette

Chrissy said...

Absolutely stunning. I love this, its is just gorgeous.
Luv CHRISSYxx

sparklingblackrose said...

Absolutely stunning, I adore the colours! Elaine-xxx-

cebelica said...

Absolutely stunning!

weewiccababe said...

lovely project Tracy - and wow at how many challenges you've entered with it
Debbi

Autumn said...

Beautiful Tracy, I love it! Great color choices and perfect embellies! Fabulous coloring, great job!
xxAutumn

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow - absolutely stunning................

Hugs
Judith

Fiona said...

oh my goodnes...what a work has gone into this creation...it's gorgeous!!

Fi
x

Lorraine said...

Wow this is amazing, You are really creative and the image is so cute aswell. Love what you've done

Shazza said...

wow Tracey this is just amazing, my fave colours too. Lucky daughter indeed x

Miranda said...

amazing, lovely gorgeous, cute, wonderful, stunning ...uuuhh I almost run out of words, but this box is fantastic
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

sabine said...

Hi Tracy,
I love the gorgeous box it's so pretty.
lovely flowers and the sassy girls is sweet.

it's so fun to hop along the blogs to day.

Hugs Sabine

Claire said...

Absolutely fabulous! this box is sooo yummy! you've put so much detail in it looks amazing.c x

Erica said...

Wow, that is an impressive list of challenges :D!

Wonderful exploding box Tracy, your daughter is so lucky! I love this image too, so appropriate for those teenage girl cards ;o)

Hugs,
Erica

Debsg said...

Wow! A real sassy girl. Great card.

kaylou said...

wow this is stunning.....such an amazing box, gorgeous colours and embellies.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Sarah B said...

WOw, What a stunning creation, the image is beautiful, Hugs sarah B X

Paula said...

Quite stunning - love the way the lace hangs down & the decoration with that large flower on the top. The flowers strewn around her feet are so pretty form above too & the way the whole co-ordinates looking from the top is so effective. Love the idea of the sentiment & the tag with the lace & those brown leaves add such a touch of delicateness . She reminds me very much of Lady Penelope from the Thunderbirds. I love the way her long curls are picked up with your swirls - they sweep in the same way, & you could almost add a swirl to her mane of hair & not notice that it's not hair - if you get my drift.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

WoWza this is fab...love her long socks!

Juls said...

wow what an amazing and creative project, and she is just soooooo gorgeous!!!! Hugs Juls

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Karyn S said...

this is gorgeous - what a fabulous idea (I have never made one of these boxes before). gorgeous colour scheme and colouring in. This new image is soooo adorable. I cant pick a favourite - I love them all!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous box....such a cute image and i love the colour combo you've used...lovely work!

Take care
San x

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful it would take me ages to make something like this its gorgeous xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning work Tracy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Karina said...

Wow, this box is gorgeous, Tracy. Wonderful idea!
Hugs, Karina

Emma said...

This is just Stunning! Love it and Ibet your daughter loves it as well! I love this Sassy, she is definitely ready to get into some trouble...hehe!

Casper said...

Hiya Tracy,

How are you?

What a fab project,love the colours.

"Just Fabulous Darling"

Eye popping, pop up, perfect pressie!

Take care
Big Hugs
Casper
xxx

Gina L said...

This is stunning. I love the flowers and the color combination. I love how she stands up in the middle, all proud and pretty!

Heike said...

OMG, your creation is Stunning, LOVE IT.....

Hugs
Heike

shell said...

one word stunning xxx

Vee said...

This is so beautifull. Thanks for joining our Bling it On challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.
xx Vee

Mary Lou said...

Amazing Explosion Box~~~I bet your daughter will cherish this!!!
Beautiful papers and that image is DYNAMITE!!!!!
Gorgeous Hun!!!
Hugz

CardArTart said...

Am Speechless! That would have taken me a whole year to make!!! Fantastic. :)

Anita said...

Wow, Tracy, this is stunning. Your coloring is gorgeous, as it always is. I love the chocolate and teal ... so pretty together. All the little details are just amazing. I'm sure your daughter loves it.

Hugs,
Anta

Peggysue said...

Oh my gosh! This is over the top gorgeous. Just beautiful. I love everything about it. The image is colored beautifully. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Anything Goes challenge & hope to see you again!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love these boxes! I just made a few of my own and have pictures of them on my blog. I think the less layers the easier to finish LOL. Live and learn right? Your box is beautiful, your daughter will love it!

Kellie said...

Take Two : Hehehe, I said something along the lines of, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW this is absolutely amazing I am BLOWN away, I have to keep scrolling back up to stare and see things I missed. Do you want to know when my birthday is so you can start now :P Kidding, absolutely LOVE it!

Hugs,
Kellie

Linda said...

Great idea refreshing to see an exploding box.

Vicki Romaine said...

WOW! This is a beautiful piece. I am so glad you entered "Anything But a Card" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Come back often and join my future challenges.

Shirley N said...

This is amazing, what a fabulous box! And your image is adorable too!

Aussie Loz said...

wow Tracy this is so cool - love the colours ♥

fionalawlor said...

Soooo gorgeous! This must have taken forever,i love it :)
Fiona x

Freya said...

So amazing!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! :)

Trickut said...

Just beautiful, the colors and all the embellishments are amazing!

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

saturated canary said...

this has to be the most awesome box ever;)!!...i love your project-- it's so unique and crazy fun!!...You colored her so pretty as well-- was kind of wondering what she'd look like as a blonde...have to say I love it:)!!

great job girlie!!

xoxo

Jo said...

This totally rocks! What a great project! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU this week! Hope to see you next time!

Jenny said...

Wow, eine tolle Box und ein tolles Motiv. Klasse gemacht.

Annelies said...

Wow Tracy, this box is absolutely amazing! Great job! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Sandie said...

Wonderful creation!! What a wonderful image and amazing colouring!!

Danie M said...

I just love exploding boxes and this is a beauty. I love the colours you have used and the vintage feel. Thanks so much for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays this week. I do hope you will join us again.

Danie - PTT - DT.

Thistleblue said...

Wow this is gorgeous Tracy! The new Sassy girl is adoreable and I lov ethe colours you've chosen. All the elements on the box are so pretty. thanks for sharing
hugs
Michelle
xx

sandiblu said...

Fantastic project Tracy !! Love the colours, and image of course !!! your daughter will adore it !

Hugs, sandra xx

Dena said...

Girl! This project is sooooo amazing! You are awesome with those bold colors!!! LOVE IT!
hugs, Dena

Sonia said...

Beautiful box love how the image takes pride of place in the middle :)
Hugs Sonia xx

Jenni said...

Wow, this is just stunning!!
Jenni x

Allymcb1 said...

Tracy
What a stunning project and a totally creative way of showcasing the image it looks amazing.

mullesnuttan said...

Gorgeous Tracey! How greate isn't that box! I just love the stamps ( just waiting for my first ones to come abroad) and you just give them that extra touch that's lovely! ;)

Sandra P said...

Another beautiful piece! I need to try one of these. Never can find the time!

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Carisa said...

omgoodness, tracy, this is STUNNING!!! all the time and energy you put into this beautiful project is just amazing. i bet your daughter LOVED it. what a beautiful piece to proudly share in her room. i just adore this :D

Monique said...

Beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

Angela said...

Hi Tracy, I'm not sure if my last comment went through so this may be a duplicate! Just wanted to let you know how much I love this project you created! Love your colors and paper choices and the flowers are lovely! What darling image this is and your coloring really brings her to life! hugs, Angela

Jennifer Dove said...

holy crap that is a lot of work! Beautiful!!

...just Barbara said...

I can't tell you how many times I've been visiting this post!! I love how you've made the box to invert in an open position - that's brilliant! Love the colors. ;D

kreative basteltante said...

Wow!! Just stunning!! The image is fab!!
Hugs Manuela

WencheP said...

WOW - stunning! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

JB said...

Stunning box !!! Lovely colors and fab sassy .

Jenny

Debs said...

Fantastic project. Love this image. Debs xx

lindyloo said...

wow Tracy what a fantastic project thank you for joining us at the creative cottage hope to see you at the next challenge hugs linda

Inny said...

Absolute amazing, what a beautiful box did you make!!!!

Hugs, Henny

Patchi said...

This is stunning! What a beautiful box and I love all the different configurations!!! The image is great and all the work you put into it is amazing!

Thanks for joining PTT this week and we hope to see you again soon!

Patchi
PTT-DT

Mickie said...

simply adorable!

dragonllew said...

Wow this is gorgeous thanks for joining us at Incy wincy
Jenny x

Heather said...

There are not enough words to describe how amazing this is!!! The image is TOOO CUTE and all the embellies and colors are gorgeous!!

Thanks for playing along with is at Freshly Brewed Challenges ribbons and bows challenge.
Hope to see you at the hop on March 1

HUGS
Heather

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous box! I love the colors and details - and that new sassy image! Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous work!

Eulanda said...

WOW!! This is absolutely UH-mazing!! I love all the extra's you've added and this image is so super cute!

Marjo said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo

Becky Dunham said...

This box is fabulous Tracy! I love that stamp - I'll bet your daughter is loving this special treat! I love the idea of pockets on the panels and all the swirls and extras are just gorgeous!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

...just Barbara said...

This one is so much fun - I might have to make one sometime. Thanks for playing along in the "Spring or Flowers" challenge at Forgotten Scraps. ;D *more hugs*

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Tracy, love the colours and whole design.
Thanks for joining in with both the Stamp Man and MAWTT challenges.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kate said...

Stunning box, I love the decorations. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps.

** Kate **

Lillian Child said...

WOW - you can tell there's a whole lot of work and love involved in the making of this stunning box - GREAT job!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Stunning creation - I love it x
Great colours - just fantastic x
Thanks for joining in with our anything goes challenge at paper crafting journey this time x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

PaulaM said...

What a cool project. You have really outdone yourself with this one. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

Lauren said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's 3D challenge!

Lauren

Kruemel said...

This is stunning! I love that box idea and your way of putting the image in the middle, surrounded by all those beautiful flowers! Just amazing!

Big hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Anneke said...

What a beautiful card!
And thanks for joining us at digital tuesday :)
I hope you see next week!!
Hugs Anneke

This N That said...

This is so neat. I have seen these explosion boxes around and have got to try one! Thank you for playing with Card Makin Mamas!

Paddington fan said...

Wow Tracy!! This is just stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our flower challenge, good luck, love Jacky x

jojoscraps said...

Wow! What an awesome box! I love everything about it from your coloring to embellishments. Just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us.
Jo xx

Wendy Colledge said...

Wowweeeeeeeee!! Stunning exploding box darling!! Your attention to detail is fantastic!
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck in the draw too ;o))

vicki said...

stunning work
pink