Monday, 5 April 2010


From today, Pollycraft have altered their challenges to run weekly. Hop over to their site and click on the link at the top of the page or type this in your search bar:

Today's challenge, #38 is - Anything Goes

Couldn't be easier could it? I made this memory box for a little girl I know and thought it may just be enough to enter. I started off with one of those brown papier mache boxes you can buy from hobby shops, mine came from Hobbycraft. Having tried Adirondak paint dabbers on it, I soon realised that the box was too big and I would need dozens of dabbers, so a trip to B&Q (several actually) saw me buying about 6 pots of tester paints! They worked a treat, and I have loads left.

I stamped the little girl image and coloured her with watercolour pencils. Then I added some patterned paper, gorgeous ribbon, Prima flowers, painted grunge letters and a little angel charm which is inscribed with 'made for an angel'.

The whole thing was a huge effort because it took me a week to make and cost a fortune in the end, but I think it was worth it. Hopefully it will hold many treasures and memories which, when looked at in years to come, make the owner happy.


Lynsey said...

Wow Joanne what a beautiful card! Those flowers are so pretty!
Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Paula said...

wow this box is beautiful... what a fab gift!
thanks for joining us at pollycraft xx

Sue said...

oh my what a beautiful memory box,beautifully decorated and a wonderful keepsake:)

thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Crafting Joanne said...

Ooohhh Joanne, this is a gorgeous memory box, well worth all your time and effort, this is going to be so loved over the years I'm sure.

Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

Allison said...

its so pretty

joey said...

Hi Joanne

your memory box is beautiful, you have done a fabulous job altering it, and I am sure it will be treasured for years, I may do something like this with my kiddies thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Emma said...

Beautiful and so pretty...
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous little pretty , I am sure she will love it xx

Becky said...

What a pretty card, so sweet!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx
P.S Love your cat, he/she's so cool!