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CH 35 - Anything Goes - Tuesday Alchemy

Hello my dear sweet friends - are you ready for another challenge?  I have been chomping at the bit for this challenge to begin.  I love the "Anything Goes" challenges and working on this project has been so much fun.  Before I get to that part of my post I wanted to let you know we have three sponsors this week and I feel blessed to be one of them.  The sponsors are:

Hugs4theHeart Designs Etsy Shop - $10.00 Gift Certificate

It's going to be a fun week and I really hope you will join us in this week's challenge.  Of course I can't wait to see what you create and share with us.   Our design team and guest design team have some great inspiration for you this week.  I hope you will check out each of their blogs which are listed on the left side of the Tuesday Alchemy Blog.  

I have been wanting to create an altered box for quite some time now.  I made myself a promise I would get one created for this weeks challenge and of course it had to be pink as well as a little shabby chic (hopefully).  

This was an old wood box that contained some coasters.  I will probably use the coasters for something else at a later time.  I took all the hardware off and painted the box white (inside and out).  I added different cardstocks to box and inked around at the edges with Tim Holz "Black Soot" ink.  I attached legs to the bottom of the box and those are also from Tim Holz.  As you may have noticed the top of the box has been changed.  I wanted to soften the look and so I used just one large flower and added some bead blink on the top outside edges of the lid.  I wanted a touch of lace and decided to add it to the inside of the box as just a small accent.

I appreciate the time you are spending with me today and I am really looking forward to what you create this week.  

I am also have a blog candy giveaway in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Of course there has to be a lot of pink in the give away and there is over 20 yards of pink ribbons, pink rub-on's and several stamp sets.  There will also be some added surprises in the package too. The giveaway will end at the end of October and the winner announced on November 2nd.  

All you need to do to enter is:

1.  Become a follower (unless you already are).

2.  Leave a comment on this blog post.

3.  Optional:  Display my blog candy photo on your blog with a link back here  to help spread the word and your name will be entered a second time.  

The winner will be chosen using the Random Generator.

Blog Candy Giveaway

Includes over 20 yards of ribbon

Pretty simple...

Have a great week ladies!!

I am also submitting my project into the following challenges:


Anything but a Card Challenge #3

Incy Wincy Challenge Blog - Anything GoesIncy Wincy Designs Blog

Simon Says Challenge Blog - Glimmer and Sparkle

Make It Monday Challenge #110

Crafters Corner - Challenge #1 - Celebrate with Flowers

Spark Your Creativity Challenge #2 - Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenge - #131 - Hip to be Square

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #152

Totally Gorjuss Blog Challenge #152 - Anything Goes

Bearlymine Challenge #56 - Pearls and Swirls

Simply Create Challenge Linky Party #5

Whoopsie Daisy Blog - Flowers Galore

With hugs and smiles



  1. That is a really pretty altered box Laine....the color combination is awesome...thanks for joining in with us at the Incy Wincy-Anything Goes Challenge this week

  2. This comment is for the giveaway dear....awesome collection and creation!!!! sharing your giveaway at my blog...cheers and hope you get an awesome response

  3. trop chou, c'est vraiment superbe! biz

  4. I have popped over from simply create blog to check out your awesome altered bow. Completely lush!!

  5. Gorgeous project. Love the flower. Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink and good luck in the draw.


  6. Gorgeous!!!

  7. Gorgeous box, so feminine and pretty!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink!!!

  8. Wow..! ..Your box looks really gorgeous..Love the flower & the Pp you have used to embellish it..:)

    Thank you so much for playing along "Crafter's Corner" # 1 & Best of luck !!

  9. Hi,
    Its me again..:).I am a new follower & I am sharing about your candy in my sidebar..Thank you so much for a chance to win this generous giveaway :)

  10. Oh my goodness...I love,love your altered little box! Such prett papers and amazing details!! You rocked this weeks theme!! candy!!!Ofcourse i'm jumpong in! Thanks for the chance!! I'll add the photo on my sidebar!
    Hugs and sunshine

  11. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. What a beautiful keepsake box! Gorgeous details, all working together. :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Glimmer & Sparkle' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

  13. Oh, Laine, this is such a gorgeous box! You've really inspired me. I'm going to make little treasure/jewelry boxes for my granddaughters at Christmas this year, and your magnificent project has just given me such great ideas. TFS & hugs.

  14. Goregeous project, beautifully designed. Thanks so much for hopping with us and becoming a follower on my blog.

  15. What a gorgeous, little box, Laine! LOVE those ornate feet and that yummy, pink rhinestone!

  16. GORGEOUS box!!! Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, hope to see more of your projects entered.

  17. Hi Laine what a beautiful box and a wonderful project well done Hugs Elaine Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Hugs Elaine

  18. This really is beautiful..lovely project hunnie..
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at Make it Monday..

  19. This is a beautifully decorated box, such attention to detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  20. Great box, in lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

  21. Your altered box is absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at TG this week. Good luck with the responses. hugs Sharon x

  22. very beautiful lovely box.
    I will place on a lateral ( on the right)
    best wishes

  23. wonderful job and idea, thanks for joining Simply Create!!!

  24. You are very talented! your altered art projects are always great! :)
    From a follower of your blog Hatty :) xxxx
    P.S. Thank you for joining us at Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge. :)

  25. Hi Gorgeous box!
    Thansk for sharing this at my Candy and Challenge, good luck!
    I'm joining in your candy too, the both prizes are lovely,-))m

  26. Stunning little box with lots of gorgeous features and just the right amount of bling - love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Anything But A Card and I hope you'll join us again soon.

  27. wow this is a Lush box! Thanks for joining us on the Totally Gorjuss challenge for our Anything Goes Theme, and also Incy Wincy too,
    hope to see you tomorrow for a new challenge,
    Samantha x

  28. What a gorgeous altered box! I love pink and the shabby chic design is perfect for this! The flower and bling are the perfect accent! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anything But a Card!

  29. Oh my goodness!!! This is absolutely fantastic. Looove the colour combo and your papers are really beautiful. Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing this with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  30. Thanks for joining us this week for Whoopsi Daisy's Flowers Galore challenge! Hope to see more of your goodness in next week's challenge!
    Karen C

  31. Love your decorated box...Am ur new follower and posting about candy on my sidebar...Thanks for the chance to win this awesome stuffs....

  32. super amazing project - perfect for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craft your passionchallenge- hugs Joanna

  33. Your altered box is gorgeous! The papers and the details are fabulous. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I am your new follower :-)

  34. Stunning, amazing and a pleasure to stop by your blog
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

    Designing for:

    Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  35. Hi! Awesome box....the flower is soooooo BEAUTIFUL...Love the serene look of it...

    And thanks for a chance to win...following your blog and posted the candy pic on my side bar...

  36. This is just STUNNING!!!!!! I love the color, the bling, the flower....EVERYTHING :) Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

  37. This is awesome...can't believe its handmade...Thanks for the chance to win

  38. Hi Laine,

    Thank you for your participation in our 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink! Your entry #296 won a $20 voucher to The Alley Way Stamps.
    Thank you for helping us spread awareness and hope to see you in our monthly challenges.


  39. Always a pleasure to visit here and drool over your gorgeous makes!

  40. Gorgeous box - I love the colours

  41. absolutely gorgeous.... speechless..Thank u for joining the challenge at crafterscorner

  42. Thanks for the heads up!
    Love the look of your altered box, good looking candy too. Have a super day.
    Hugs, Heide

  43. that altered box is really pretty.... loved it.

    I joined your fan following. thanks for the chnace to win.

  44. I put this on my blog's side bar as well. I am late isn't :D


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