Sunday, 14 July 2013

Altered Box


I am organising a workshop weekend with the wonderful Hels Sheridan.  We have 16 very talented ladies coming to play next weekend in Middlesbrough.  Very excited as this is the first time Hels has been this far up North teaching.  I had to meet up with her to pick up supplies last weekend and it seemed like a really good idea to meet at the Craft Den in Sheffield were Hels was teaching an Altered Box workshop.  The Craft Den is a wonderful crafting heaven owned by the lovely Lynn. Whilst I was there it would have been rude not to take the class at the same time, wouldn't it? Well that's my excuse.

Below is what we made, as per normal I didn't finish it in the class but at home and I love it.  I am going to enter this in the Simon says stamp and show challenge as this week it is all about green.

Love the colours ...

Next up............

One of my colleagues children is away at the moment in France on a School trip, so I have made her a little memory book for when she comes back. I love paper bag books they are so easy to make and can be made for any occasions for sure.

The little cards in the front hide away in the pockets.

Wish me luck for next weekend.

Until the next time, take care


Products used on both

Tim Holtz Config Box
Distress Ink Shabby Shutter, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap
Distress re-inkers Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed
Black Paint Dabber
Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold
Grunge Board Letters and numbers
Various different Tim Holtz stamps
Loads of Ideology
Word Play die
Tim Holtz Rub ons
Studio 490 Embossing paste
Blossom Bucket embellies
Destination Papers
Tim's Twine

Treasure Gold - Topaz Gold
3 paper bags
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Little bottles and various bits and bobs


  1. The colours in the box are fab, the whole thing id delightful! Love the memory book, really precious xx

  2. Gorgeous finished box hun... loving the textured word.... good luck for next weekend. .. rofl Love the paperbag book.... never made one and now I needs to x

  3. Gorgeous finished box hun... loving the textured word.... good luck for next weekend. .. rofl Love the paperbag book.... never made one and now I needs to x

  4. Your memory box is fabulous Sue! Love how the boxes are layered and the colour is just amazing (have you seen the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show...). The travel memory booklet is very special. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Great Box! Love the stamping and the colours; they are great in the dark boxes! Greetings, Gerrina

  6. Hi Sue. Love, love, love. You've inspired me to have a go at the tray I bought earlier in the year. I may not get round to it this weekend, I'm a little busy. I like the darker outsides to yours. The bag book is such a lovely gift. Debbie

  7. Love your altered box. The green background is so striking with the black stamping on top of it. I recognize so many of Tim's stamps that you've used on this. Love them all! Great elements that you've added to the compartments, too. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  8. Enormous thanks for all your hard work organizing an excellent weekend. Looking forward to day 2. Hugs Debbie

  9. What lovely projects - both of them! Love the green of the Altered Box! Paper Bag books are fun and so easy to make. She will love it!

  10. Stunning boxes! Love the green tones you used! How fun that you got to meet up with Hels! Beautiful Memory Book for your colleague's daughter! . Thanks for playing along with us at The Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  11. I love both of your creations. The journal is such a wonderful keepsake too. We had a fantastic time didn't we, you are a brilliant organiser! Everything went like clockwork, and if it didn't we didn't notice! Well done. Can't wait for another one. It was such a pleasure meeting you too. Michelle xx