14 Dec 2013


Hi all, I made this Christmas Cracker Exploding gift box recently after seeing Katherine demo it on Create and Craft I thought that I would have ago and here is my finished project.
For my base card I used a satin gold mirri card I punched the top with an EK Success border punch, for my layers on each of the sides I used some burgundy card stock topped with Bazzill Shimmer card stock that I embossed with my snowflake embossing folder, on two sides I added some Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry PVA glue for the pearls then added my die cut burgundy Poinsettia's, on the other two sides I used my beloved Tilda dressed as a Christmas Angel I stamped the image then coloured with copics and cut her out I added Pinflair Ice diamond to her wings, I made a tag with some of the left over embossed card and added a Tonic die cut sentiment I tied the tag with both twine and burgundy polka dot ribbon.
I took several photos so you could see the box from different angles.

I placed a votive candle on the inside as the gift, my mum loved it so much that she asked if she could have it to give to one of her church friends, of course I was more than happy that she thought it good enough to give to her special pal. I used Poinsettia paper for the inside. 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
I really would like to thank everyone for visiting and leaving me such lovely comments on my work I appreciate it so much.
I will see you very soon until then have a great weekend


Creations by Shirl said...

Amazing Lorraine... Your treat box is just gorgeous as can be... love that gold paper and images.....

Linda said...

Oh this is so cool. I love the way it opens up. Wonderful gift idea. Your mom knew a soon as she saw it. And I bet her church friends are going to be very happy.
Thank you for sharing.

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I love this and how nice to make one for your mum's buddy...lovely gesture..xx

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Lorraine. Such a wonderful design and decorated so beautifully too.
hugs Sue xx

Margreet said...

Wow Lorraine, what an amazing Christmas cracker....so beautiful!

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. A fabulous idea and I love the way it opens. Beautifully decorated too.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

With my DT hat on...Beautiful creation and many thanks for joining in at our challenge at Crafting for All season....luv annie [DT] xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie no wonder your Mum wanted it for her best friend. It will be treasured. Your are so creative sweetie.

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Cathy DT Member

Stef H said...

well you are a far more creative person than I will ever be! this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I could never pull it off (no pun intended). but you? this is gorgeous!!!!

hugs :)

Mary Lou said...

Hello Lorraine ....visiting for the holidays!!! I know I have not been by lately but still thinking of you:)). LOVE love love this Cracker....gorgeous!!!!
How sweet of your Mom:))
With love

Karen Petitt said...

That is stunning! I love ever little thing about it! Really gorgeous, will have to try and find a tutorial xx

Karen Petitt said...

That is absolutely stunning Lorraine! I must try to find a tutorial and some measurements as it would be ideal packaging for some Christmas presents x

Karen Petitt said...

That is absolutely stunning Lorraine! I must try to find a tutorial and some measurements as it would be ideal packaging for some Christmas presents x

Doreen said...

Love this Lorraine,just fabulous.xxx

Davi said...

Lorraine your exploding box is gorgeous!! I love the little popped up Tilda and the pretty poinsettias inside :) Have a great weekend my friend!!

Sandy said...

I mean to tell you, your make is wonderful - very fancy - so delightful. You are talented!!
Merry Christmas

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Lorraine, I love all of your wonderful details and the red and gold combination - such a lovely gift.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous gift Lorraine, love all your wonderful details. Carol x

Merry said...

That is such a clever gift idea, beautiful embellishing. Wonderful work Lorraine.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, how cool is this!! Your Mum's friend will be so impressed!

Dora said...

Wow Lorraine, what a fabulous idea!!! I never seen an exploding cracker :) It is so cool and love how you decorated it from the inside and outside :) Wishing you a lovely Sunday xxx

Lynn Whitehouse said...

Wow stunning,love them all, thankyou for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge - hugs Lynn DT

coops said...

wow this is fabulous Lorraine.stunning design and I love your poinsettia and tilda and gorgeous rich colours :D

xx coops xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

what a GREAT project...I would like to lift your idea one of these days, maybe next xmas...I am swamped right now but I lOVE it

MaryH said...

This is gorgeous to hold a candle, and your Tilda angel was perfect as the decoration. I can see why your Mom wanted to gift this to a loved friend, and how good of you to donate it for her special purpose. It's lovely, and so are you to take care of your sweet Mom. TFS & Hugs

Julie P said...

What a clever idea, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! I just really love this Lorraine!! Such a clever and very fun idea for sure! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Pat said...

What a beautiful cracker gift, very cleverly done, Gorgeous designs on the sides.

Pat xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Hey Lovely Lorraine!
Wow this is so amazing, I just love this idea, and the gorgeous details you added! So much fabulousness!

Betka said...

Stunning gift :)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Hugs (:Betka:)

Lexie said...

Fabulous project! Great idea.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Very pretty gift box Lorraine, thanks for sharing with us at CFAS and good luck.
Cindy DT

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