Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lilac Easter

Thank you Mitzi for the adorable Lilac Sprite for this months challenge, how could I resist lol, and congratulations on 4 years,  here is to many more xxxxxx.  I have created an Easter gift for my Mum who loves chocolate.  She has Alzheimer's and chocolate is one of the few things that truly brighten her day and with Easter coming up what better way to spoil her.

My daughter very kindly brought in a Cream Egg Easter Egg for me the other day and once the contents had been demolished I hung onto the box, something fun to recycle.
 I deconstructed the box and applied three layers of white gesso.  Next I used Brusho pigments to colour the box.  Boy was I mucky by now and the end result was rather dark so out with a wet one and removed some of the excess colour at the same times cleaning my hands hahahaha.  The box was then reassembled.  I cut the picket fence using a Crafter's Companion die and then the flower edges which was also by Crafter's Companion. The flower edge was then coloured with Promarkers and I added small mauve sequin flowers.  The fence and flower border were then glued to the box all the way round the base.  Next was to create the flower spray.  I used a trellis die and cut it three times to make a fan shape.  I then coloured coloured Bakers Twine in green and wove this around the die.  To make the flowers I used the Spellbinders Hydrangea die and cut three different shades of purple vellum.  Each of these flowers was then glued to the trellis  and string vine and a blob of gold Stickles finished off the centre of each.  Wee Lilac Sprite was coloured with Polychromes, fussy cut and glued on.
 The top of the box looked very bland so I added some mauve lace which you can't really see but it adds texture around the top edge.  I then die cut the trellis edge and added a few more hydrangea flowers I had left over.  Finally I made a flourish label, stamped an Easter sentiment and die cut the letters to spell Mum.  The Easter egg box is now filled with Maltesers, Mum's favourite (2 big packets) :) :) :)

I am entering this egg box into the following challenges:-


  1. Stunning and cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  2. What amazing recycling, Jane! Your creation is beyond gorgeous, a veritable explosion of the beauty of Springtime. Such amazing detail and truly a labor of love for your Mum. Fabulous coloring of Lilac Sprite. She looks so precious in her garden setting. Have to say I got a little teary eyed reading about your Mum and her love for chocolate. My Daddy also had Alzheimer's and I could always coax a smile out of him with chocolate, as well. Thanks so much for joining our Sprite Delight challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. That's a beautiful labor of love for your mom. I'm sure she'll enjoy the chocolate and the box will be a bright decoration for her room.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with us for our Easter challenge at Cut it Up! and Happy Easter!


  4. What a wonderful project for your Mother, Mimi--How it will brighten her day!! The remake of the box into a stunning garden is absolutely perfect for this little Lilac Sprite's new playground. Thank you for joining the Aurora Wings Sprite V release and 4th Birthday CelebrationChallenge #65. ~Priss~ (Aurora Wings March Guest Designer)

  5. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Floral Frenzy” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  6. Wow, this is amazing, you have done a brilliant job of recycling.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xx

  7. Fabulous Easter Card, love your image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. My goodness! This card is fantastic . I can't believe you made it from a Cadbury box .



  9. This is a fantastic recycle project. I love that trellis die you have used and love the flowers crawling up it. Your colouring of Lilac sprite is delightful too. Thanks for joining in with our Sprite Delight (V) challenge at Aurora Wings this time. Good luck.
    Dawn (DT) xxx

  10. I love the idea of recycling and this turned out beautifully. I love the image and all the dies and details. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.
    Billie A
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  11. Pretty project. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Handmade Flowers" challenge.

  12. Aww, what a sweet Easter chocolate gift box for your mom, Mimi! The time and care you took to recycle the box into this fabulous creation really show your love for her. Thank you for joining us for our very special Sprite Delight V challenge at AWCB! Mitzi xx

  13. My favourite colour combo!Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create Too!!!

  14. Hello Mimi
    Super cute image and your coloring is so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge. Happy Easter!
    Hugs Marlene

  15. Congrats on being such a great recycler - very clever! Your card is so bright and pretty with the flower-filled trellis. Thanks for playing along at Brown Sugar Challenge.

  16. Beautiful:)Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge:)Ines DT

  17. I love to recycle and love what you made with it, lovely image used that is a perfect combi, thank you for joining our sprite delight challenge at Aurorawings, hugs, Marion


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi