Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Easter Chocolate Box....


Okay where did Spring go! Hope you are all ok and keeping safe and warm.

I would like to share with you a box I made which was in the last Magnolia Ink Magazine.

It is an Easter box to fill with scrummy chocolates and has a card fixed onto the top.

I have coloured my images with distress ink pads onto waterford 300gsm watercolour paper. The flowers are all Magnolia's as is the paper. I have added lots of star dust stickle glue too.

This is a picture of the inside of the lid.

I used a nestie shape for the centre and distressed this with vintage photo.

Here is the bottom inside of the box.

The heart swirl is stamped with versafine sepia and added some stickle glue.

This is the card opened.

The flowers are EK success and the leaves are martha stewart punched.

Here is a close up of the first page.

and the second page.

I have added inkssentials white pen for the white spots on the toad stalls.

A closer look at the top of the box.

The tiny tags are quickutz.

Well thank you so very much for visiting me and please take care especially if you are struggling with nasty weather at the moment.

kim x


annemarie said...

oh my this is a gorgeous box love it

hugs Annemarie

Maria Therese said...

Wow what details! Gorgeous!

Leann said...

Oh my Gosh Kim - this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't know which picture to look at first, there's so much gorgeous detail!
Hugs x

craftymum said...

This is so gorgeous Kim. Thanks for all the photos of it too. Your colouring is amazing
Love sarah XXX

Victoria said...

very very beautiful x

sandra's hobby cards said...


Nadine said...

Hi Kim
WOW, your box is so amazing, I don't now what to say.
It is so beautiful.I love it.

Hugs Nadine

Anonymous said...

sooo gorgeous and what a treat to receive!!
Still one of my favorite spring Tilda's, fabulous colouring job once again :)

Hugs, Marlene xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Kim, STUNNING!!! You are so very talented. Your colouring is amazing! Hugs Ali x

nicolet said...

Oooo WAUW, it´s lovely!!
Greetings Nicolet

m@deliefjuh said...

jammie!!!! and what a beautiful gift!

Marley said...

Oh wow!! Absolutly stunning.. great details and colours.. Really awesome!! Well im under my mailbox everyday hoping your card is with the postman.. big hugs for you sweetie.. xx Marley

June Nelson said...

WOW!!!! do you know something missus, you never fail do you?? this is fantastic, if I strive to be as good as anyone it has to be y ou, I adore everything you do, your amazing!!! xx

Stempeltiger said...

Oh this is AMAZING Kim!
I love the colours you've used and you've coloured your Tilda beautifully! I love everything about it!
Have a great day.
Hugs, Swantje x

Aunty Sue said...

oh wow if this was a chocolate box you can have the chocs and i will have the box

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Kim. I loved it when I saw it in Magnolia Ink magazine. The colours you've used are just lovely.

Kat xx

Guro said...

Wow this is perfect!!! Love the way you have decorated inside, totally stunnig.
Have a great easter break!


Jorunn said...

I was admiring your box in the magazine and still are!
It is absolutely gorgeous!! Love love love all the wonderful details, and your coloring just blows me away!!!


Dawn said...

Hiya Kim

Hyperventilating!!! This is STUNNING!! So much detail and the colouring is amazing as always..

Spring??? has sprung me thinks!! LOL


Angelwood said...

That is just incredible work, Kim. Wow! I hope you are giving it to someone special because I can see you put alot of love and care into this project. Beautiful job! hugs, Angela

Diane Whitehouse said...

This looks even better than it did in the magazine - it's just gorgeous!
Diane x

scrappyjacky said...

Absolutely stunning,Kim

kath said...

simply delicious kim...forget the chocs...I would be happy with the box...gorgeous..big hugs kath xxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi KIm,
This box is a magnificent work of art. It is stunning. There has been so much work put into it. Fantastic flowers and embellies and a wonderfully sweet Tilda on the lid. I am well imoressed with this.
Fiona x

Kort og Søm said...

So gorgeous Kim, love all the details... :o)
Hugs Fredrikke :o)

dawnmarieg said...

Wow Kim, gorgeous box, absolutely stunning. Fantastic work.xx

Tracy said...

This is spectacular and all the colours and details are so beautiful. Gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

sandra said...

Little stunner. I love chocolate, but if I got a box like this, I would just be happy with that. Love everything about it. It has been so cold in Sheffield today. Can't wait for Summer. Love Sandra x

Elly said...

Love this box, it's really a beauty!!
hugs, Elly

Sinikka said...

Hi Kim, just love your little box. Such sweet decoration and beuatiful stamps. Just a lovely idea with the inside of the box and the inside of the card. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Hugs Sinikka

Karina said...

This is a real eye cather!!!! Love all the details!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful box Kim! So cute and so lovely, great job.
Hugs Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Wow Kim, this is stunning, Sue x

Astrid said...

Wowww Kim, this is an amazing box, I really love it, so much details, wonderfull !!!
hugs Astrid

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely stunning

Sarpreet said...

I have a little something for you on my blog

Georgia said...

Ooh, this is so gorgeous Kim, I love it! The flowers look stunning and I love how you've coloured the sweet image! This is such a fab idea and perfect for Easter with those choccies - yum, lol! :) Love, Georgia xx

riadesign said...

Hello Kim
What a beautiful box you made lovely colours
greeting Ria.

stephanne said...

I guess you will just have to stay in and craft on account of the warm weather taking a break, eh? Well now this is most fabulous in every way a paper project could possibly be!! I love love LOVE it, the beautiful images, gorgeous distressing and glitteration, lol, the flowers are so lush I cant stand it!! That bow, omgosh, fabulous!! It's always a treat to stop by your blog!!
Take Care,

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just stunning Kim! Love the amazing flower many lovely colors! Beautiful coloring on the images and love the pretty papers with the added swirls. This is a fabulous creation! LOVE it! :)

Nixe07 said...

OMG Kim your box is so fantastic and gorgeous! Love everything about it. All the details are great and I also love your wonderful colouring. Fantastic job!!
Big Hugs

heidy said...

OMG Kim,This is breath taken,so beautiful.
Hugs Heidy

Trudy said...

What a beautiful box Kim,
and such a cute and lovely image.
Stunning coloring and layout!
Hugs Trudy

Kylie said...

Brilliant!! This is so stunning. No wonder it was in the Magnolia Ink Magazine!! It deserved to be.

Kylie xo

Trish said...

Really stunning Kim!
I hope your asthma is better now. Have a great Easter weekend x

Lorraine A said...

Oh WOW !! Kim ,,, this is absolutely amazing !! what a fantastic creation ! beautiful :-)

Lols x x x

*Ellen* said...

whow what a stunnig box the details colors just fabulous

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

I think you mentioned everything but the swirly, whirly stamp !

What a fantastic box, absolutely stunning and what a brilliant idea to put a card on the top ! Not just a pretty face are you ? hehehe !

Thank's for your email with the links - I shall view when I have five mins to spare (next decade I reckon !!). Sorry I haven't replied in full - up to my eyes in it and Izzy is still poorly, poor little mite.

Take care my darlin and have a fantastic Easter weekend with your beautiful family.

Warmest hugs,

Jo xxx

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW,so much work has been put into this stunning piece!!! Such gorgeous attention to detail and such beautiful colours!!
Hugs xx

Pia said...

qoq Kim what a wonderful creation, lovely box. Wish you a happy easter.
hugs Piax

Sharon said...

Stunning chocolate box Kim.
The colours are so beautiful and, of course, all the little details are amazing.
Sharon xx

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kim, I love your beautiful box and all the wonderful details. It's so lovely to see all the close ups, even more yumminess, sigh. Hugs, Chris xx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Kim OH, I get back to the mouth not. What a beautiful box, and your coloring is just Tasik. Your flower a poem.
No, the way you !!!!!

mckinkle said...

Oh Kim, such a beautiful box! Even if it hasn't got chocolate in!!

Keryn x

Sonja Bekker said...

Hi Kim,

what a lovely box!
and youre colloring is so pritty!
What collor did you use for youre stamp.


Cheryl said...

OMG hun this is totally brilliant love it so much the detail wow hun you really have made one fabulous box hugs cheryl xxxxxx

joey said...

Hi Kim

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWZER! Hun this is amazing!!! gorgeous gorgeous box and so much creativity in it, I love it. I know spring has disappeared into raindrops here :O(

craftimamma said...

I bought my first Magnolia Ink Mag at the NEC and was so pleased when I saw this box and guessed it was yours. It's stunningly beautiful! Every last tiny element.

Lesley Xx

Jodi said...

Wow!! I am loving this box!! This is just gorgeous Kim, wonderful work!
Jodi =)

chris said...

hiya kim
just 1 word... GOBSMACKED.
lots of hugs chris xx

Danielle said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Kim - holy smokes you've blown me away with this creation! I loved seeing this in the magazine and now admiring it from every angle is such a treat! An incredibly inspiring piece of work!
Hugs, Danielle

Susan said...

Your cards are absolutely fabulous. I wonder if I could learn to do that. I have enjoyed visiting, and your work is very talented.

IsaNorris said...

Cutie box. It's lovelyyyyy.
Expecting 23°C tomorrow and Friday here in Canada and really looking forward to it ;)

Dena said...

That is mighty cute Kim! Forget the chocolates, I want the box!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow Kim. this is stunning. You truly are talented. love it. I'd like to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter. xo Jackie

Alice Wertz said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, Kim! another amazing project! love it!

Safo said...

Чудесная коробочка!!! какие красивые детали и украшения!

Jodie from Oz said...

Kim, you are so creative, I loved this in the magazine, all the amazing details, the combo of images and your perfect colours and colouring. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the close ups. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Marina said...

I have admired your box already in the magazine... It's just gorgeous!
I love the colours and all details, design and your colouring are stunning.
It's such a fabulous idea to put a card on the top.


Andrea, said...

Beautiful box Kim, I love all the extra detail you have added

angelwhispers said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Just Love it Kim!! Love everything about it!! Th images are jus beautiful and coloured perfectly as always and love all the added detail and boy there is a lot!!! you have left nothing untouched it's just beautiful!! What a special gift xxx Love Chanelle

Melodie said...

OMG, Kim, your box is fantastic. I love the colours and the details.

Scrapmumur said...

I love your box, Kim!!!
It's fantastic!!!
Hugs, Mumur

Sonja Bekker said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you for youre answer About
the collor;)youre realy helping me with this!


Rivien said...

OMG Kim!!!

*gg* Is this for me?? - to easter???? lol

I get back to the mouth not! It's fantastic! I love your great bows too!
Ohhh honey, you are a great artist - or if one says DESIGNER?!

Many, many hugs & kisses from me

Dear Britta

Jane said...

OMG Kim!!!! this is incredibly draw dropping gorgeous!!! I loved it in the magazine but it sure didn't do it justice, all those incredible images and details inside - WOW!! I love it! hugs, Jane xxx

Peninia said...

Wow what details! Gorgeous!

Hanna said...

I don't know where I should start!!!
I adore your box, I remeber the first time I saw it in the magazine, it just blew me away, it's stunning!!! Loved your tutorial too. :o)
And all those pretty flowers!
Everything is so perfect and welldone, what a giftbox!!!

And OMG, the card in your last post took my breath away...!
It's the most perfect card, it can't be better!!!
Adore your sparkling and your wonderful tupils, and all bows and the butterflies, and and and....!!!! Everything!!!

Have a nice day!
And Happy Easter! :o)
Lots of hugs from Hanna

Pati said...

Hi Kim

Wooooow, your Easter chocolate Box is absolutely adorable. No wonder that this masterpiece made it into the Magnolia Ink magazine.
I hope that I soon can buy it. ;-)

BIG hugs and I wish you a happy and relaxing Easter!

Take care

Lynsey said...

Wow Kim, what a fantastic piece of art! This is just stunning!
Hugs Lynsey x

ingridskaartenhuis said...

Hello Kim,
What a beautyful chocolate box you make.
Today i have get my Magnolia Magezine and i saw you where in there, what an great Interview you give.

Greetings Ingrid

Nina said...

Åh, Kim, this is just FANTASTIC!!! I just love all the different details and the flowers you have used.

Hugs from Nina.

Michele said...

OMG such a beautiful box Kim. Love the colours you've used and the detail is just amazing. Hugs
Michele x

Anne said...

Absolutely stupendous!!! What a magnificent gift box! You never fail to make my jaw drop Kim!! {{HUGS}} xx

Sande said...

OMG Kim - this is awesome, gorgeous and fantastic!!

Hugs, Sande

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

oh my word girl!!!
have an amazing Easter weekend
hugs my sweet to you & yours

Anonymous said...

Wow, Kim!! WOW!!!! STUNNING!!!


Kahvinpapu said...

This is really stunning box! -I cant get my eyes of it -awesome!
Have great easter weekend!

Siril said...

I only have one word, WOW!

Have a wonderful easter holiday!

Best wishes from Siril

Bernadet said...

Wauwwwww Kim, this is stunning

tone said...

Hello Kim! another gorgeous box from you:-)
I love all about it,You are very good.
I am now a follow on your blog,and I hope that you will visit my.
Hugs Tone from Norway.

Karen said...

Lovely box! And beautiful roses! But I really mis a picture of the chocolate! :P


OMGoodness Kim - I ADORE chocolate, but I would rather have this box any day instead of the choccies inside it!!! Your project is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Minni said...

Hi Kim
What a lovely box! So beautiful. Your blog is such an inspiration for me. And have tried to learn something form your beautiful creations. I have long way to go but thanks for the inspiration :) Happy Easter!

Guro said...

Have a litle something for you in my blog.
Hugs Guro

Tara said...

This is a stunning box Kim and I love all the elements and those beautiful flowers! Such a gorgeous creation!!
Hugs Tara xx

Erna said...

This i so adorable we both like glitter to much lol

Every project off you is so sparkling and detailed i realy like your work.

Hugs from Erna

Mina said...

wow Kim how special would a gift be to have a box like this...just stunning
Mina xxx

Therese said...

I`m out of words. This is so beautiful, gorgeous details and of course beautiful colouring. WOW! :)

Anneke said...

i am in love with this box kim.
the flowers are wonderful.
this is the one who also stands in the book isn,t it?
anyway it,s gorgeous.
happy easter to you.
hugs xx

Deb said...

Wow, such a stunning creation again Kim, it must have taken ages to make, so many beautiful details, love it! Have a great Easter Weekend! hugs Debx

Kristin said...

Over 100 comments on one post? :O Wow! But then again, the box was really stunning, and now wonder so many wanted to tell you! :D

It's just beautiful - colours, colouring, flowers - everything! :D

Anesha said...

Stunning box!!! Anesha

Leigh said...

Once again, absolutely stunning work Kim. Fantastic detail.

Caroline said...

Hello Kim,
What a stunning box !!
Have a nice day and Happy Easter

Janette said...

This is just sooooo beautiful,all the details, oh I love

Anonymous said...

Amazing box Kim, so beautifully decorated.
Have a lovely Easter.
Carole x

Anonymous said...

Amazing box Kim, so beautifully decorated.
Have a lovely Easter.
Carole x

Annie said...

oh my! my jaw hit the desk, this is such a fabulous project and so beautifully decorated - a work of art indeed.
hugs, annie x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Goodness me, Kim, this is Sooooooo Beautiful! An absolutely stunning card (inside and out) and a divine little box (inside and out) - How do you do this?!?! Warmest Easter wishes, Lesley

Tasha said...

So beautiful! Such fabulous colours and beautiful flowers
love tasha xx

Jill said...

wow wow wow Kim, another stunning creation I love the flowers so pretty hugs Jill xx

Jill said...

wow wow wow Kim, another stunning creation I love the flowers so pretty hugs Jill xx

Monique Lokhorst said...

Hello Kim,

What a beautiful, stunning box this is. I always love the way you colour with Distress Ink. Everytime I visit your blog I am looking at some stunning artwork!
Have a Happy Easter!

Monique xxx

Nicola said...

Wowzers Kim, you always have such gorgeous eye candy. Your card and box are so beautiful and your colouration always makes me draw breathe with your expertise. Thank you for sharing this .... drool, drool and double drool.
Nicola -x-

Spyder said...

This is tooooo lovely for words! It's amazing! Love everything about it.

Risa said...

Wow.....your decorated box is stunning and each of pages are absolutely beautiful! Tilda is beautiful and for some reason, I LOVE the toad stools, they are so cute and perfect page accents!

linziloo said...

Oh wow Kim this is beautiful, i am really into box making at the mo... and i love yours hun.. beautiful decorations i love all the flowers..your colouring is amazing wow wow wow what more can i say.... GORGEOUS!!