Thursday, March 28, 2013

Whose Chookin at You!

Just realised Easter is nearly upon us and the egg waiting to be decoupage is er still waiting. Then I had a sudden thought that a gift I sent out last week ( which has now been received) sort of fits the bill ,so I think I may have cracked it!! ( I know. Don't give up the day job!)
It's another bit of recycling. I do love to reuse the boxes that  8 out of 10 cats prefer.
Again no pattern used . I knew what gift was going inside so just 'Cut my Cloth' accordingly! (Groan).
Getting there. All the pieces are covered.  It's beginning to look like um a box.

Ok. so it's not an egg but hey which came first the chicken or the egg?
The top.

The inside.
And lastly the bottom. Oh look theres the eggs too!. Can't show you what went inside cos I forgot to take photos so must wait for some to be taken for me.
Hot footing it into the playground as everything was snippets of this and that. Have any of the playmates guessed who it was for?
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop: Use up your snippets.
Frilly and Funkie: Easter spring gifts but not in a basket.
Fab 'n' Funky:  Boxed In.
Tuesday Taggers: Recycle it.
Tammy's Scrappin Corner:  Anything goes but a card.



scrappymo! said...

Oh my! That is brilliant...What fun and I can't guess...that's me and my damaged little brain...never can remember anything.

Evil Edna said...

can I say eggxcellent or would that be a pun too far.... thank you for joining us at TIOT with your brillant creation.EE

Zue said...

Those boxes are very useful:)
I love the design of the paper you have used...I've a soft spot for hens:)
nice work, Val!

Jo said...

Fabulous project Mrs A, would look fab filled with choccy mini eggs :)
Happy Easter xx

Catherine said...

WOW ! This is gorgeous Valery Anne ! What a brilliant idea ! Love the design you have chosen ! By the way Sukie is one of the two cats who prefers something else ! "Felix" to be precise... She is soooooo finicky !!! Typical cat I suppose ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Claudia N. said...

A brilliant idea and so cleverly executed!

Thank you for joining us at TioT!!!

die amelie x

Hettie said...

Tee Hee! I had not realised it was made out of an 8/10 cats box! My message to you was quite funny when I thanked you for the outer box! Haa Haa!
I do love my box and its contents and hopefully we will get some sunshine over the weekend and I can get a lovely shot of the inside treats. What a feast they were.
Thank you once again Mrs A! Though you did make me cry! Done alot of that this week!

Grenouille Greetings said...

WOW! Who knew that a Whiskers box could turn into something so fabulous. And it IS FABULOUS! You are soooooo clever! Are you clever enough to do a tutorial, Mrs A? I would love to have a go at this! Hugs, Lesley Hugs, Lesley

Unknown said...

Wow!! This box is amazing!!! It really turned out so beautiful! Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck :) I hope we see you again in our next challenge!!!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Debora said...

Fabulous! Such a great idea and something a friend would surely treasure. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week.

Vicky said...

A gorgeous box!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Bee and Dee said...

A really super box eggcellent. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

Unknown said...

wowzers this is fabby xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A.............What a perfect project absolutely stunning...enjoy your Easter time xx

Di said...

Oooer Mrs A - that's one super box! LOVE the chooks and it has surely to have been for the keeper and carer of Mrs A and Miss Di in Wales?

Happy Easter, bwark, bwark!!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Just sent you an email...please excuse spelling is 2 am and couldn't sleep...rereading it made me think I should have waited till later in the morning to word it!!! teehee

Createology said...

Your altered box is eggscellent. I love how you have adorned this. Which came first...the chicken or the egg is such a time honored conundrum.
Happy Hopping...

Mary said...

Wow....this is amazing. Absolutely so! Very, very nice!

Jenny Marples said...

How inventive are you! Love that beautiful box. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this time. Hugs, Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gift box, love the bright colours ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Such a fun paper and a great marriage with a box! So glad you could join us at Frilly & Funky!!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I love that box. It took me right back to my childhood when I had an alarm clock with a farmyard scene on with hens that pecked as the clock ticked. I am awol from he playground this week - my calendar vanished and I totally lost track. changing the clocks will not help this weekend either. Have a good week, and don't fall over on the ice over in the corner where the boys have been making a slide. xx Maggie
PS I reckon the parchment craft has a lot in common with cross stitch, a lot of counting taking just one step at a time.

Cathy said...

Hi Mrs A, this gift box is so clever! I love the chickens, I can't believe they are from a cat food box!! Happy Easter :) Cathy x

Crafting Vicky said...

Awesome box. Love the use of the fabric!!!

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Jackie said...

What a great creation! I love the use of the roosters too! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

Rach83 said...

So fresh and lovely bright colours. A great design with the button fastening too.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Mrs.B said...

Brilliant project - love the papers you've used on your recycled box.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT