Tuesday 3 April 2012

Exploding Chick!

Ok, so it's the box that's exploding not the chick, but it got your attention eh!
Here's what I made with my crafty girlies last night.  We all had a go at exploding boxes for Easter, mine's for my friend, Vic, who loves handmade presents although she's not a crafter herself.
The homebaking this week was mango, coconut and lime cookies.  I made a batch of twenty yesterday and they've all gone, I'd better get my apron on and get baking again!  Tea, homebake and crafting, can you get a better evening?!
The exploding box was made with plain, yellow cardstock matted with Papermania Capsule Collection papers in Blueberry Pie.  I love yellow and blue together for spring projects.
The flowers on the inside were made with Nellie Snellen punches, a Spellbinders Anemone die and a Woodware punch, all from Papermania Capsule Collection papers in Lemon Sorbet.
The fuzzy chick came in a pack from Poundland, bargain!
I kept the outside of the box quite plain so the fun is all on the inside and gives you a nice surprise!
I used one of Ruth's cute digis from A Passion For Stamps on the box lid.  My wee boy, Robbie started singing "Row, row, row your egg" when he saw it!
I've coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and added a touch of Diamond Stickles.

I'm entering this in the following challenges -
The Crafty Pad - #164 - something that comes from an egg
Digital Tuesday - #154 - Easter
Creative Craft Challenges - anything but a card
Always Crafting - #5 - anything but a card
Love to Create - #9 - bunnies/chickies
Totally Stampalicious - anything but a card


  1. What a fab Easter gift. Do you mind if I steal your idea? My daughter would love one of these.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  2. So adorable and what a lot of work you have put into this its incredable:)x

  3. Love your explosion box - so adorable!! Beautiful colors with the yellow and blue! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create!

  4. Fabulous box with an adorable chick.
    Kathleen x

  5. Great idea Wendy, love your exploding ....chick...box. It's so pretty too. You have the best ideas. Michelle x

  6. This is so cute Wendy - i was a little concerned by the title so pleased to find out it wasn't the chick exploding! I've got candy over on my site if you're interested! Rachel x

  7. aw wow this is just so sweet wendy.i love the sweet little chick in the middle ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. I love exploding boxes and yours is really sweet Wendy !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    Can I have the recipe for those gorgeous cookies please ??

    hugs Diane xx

  9. Oh my!! This is just so, so ADORABLE!!! What a fun 'surpise' box!!! LOVE it!! Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Stampalicious!!!

  10. I've never made an exploding box! Your is a little stunner!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our It's Egg-tastic Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. This is so cute! Love it x
    Wendy x

  12. Absolutely Adorable Explosion Box! Love the Colors! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

    Many Easter Blessings,

  13. Perfect swimmer ! The cutest one!
    Thanks for sharing !

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  14. Oh my gosh, this is adorable !!Thanks for joining us at creative craft challanges xo Allie

  15. Hi Wendy, thanks so much for joining in with our 'egg-tastic' challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, your exploding box is fantastic! I too love blue and yellow together, and the image you used so 'tweet!' (*groan!*) Hugs, Ali x

  16. Beautiful, gorgeous exploding box love it!!

    Thanks for sharing with us over at Love to Create challenge blog!

    Big hugs Jo xxx

  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE your chick!!! so sweet!!!This is really a great project.Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck!!

    you can visit http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    for my free digis!!


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