Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Good Morning everyone!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything special? Mine was a busy weekend as we came back from a few days out on the boat to a house without air conditioning! AHHHHHH!  Now that wouldn't be so bad if you lived somewhere other than South Florida where the heat index felt like 107 degrees on Friday!!!! Nevertheless we now have a brand new air conditioner inside and out so we are enjoying the cool air once more! Phew! It's amazing how spoilt you get with the A/C!!!
Enough about the weather, onto more exciting things.....have you been over to Crafters Digital Art Center yet to check out all the amazing digi companies that got together...thanks to Priscilla? If you are like me and love to work with digi's you really should check it out, there are 24 featured companies and over 500 members as of typing this post! So what cha waiting for, go check it out!
Here at Midnight Madness we are on week 57 and ready for some more fun! The cards that were entered this week were again amazing, you all are getting so creative with your cards and the DT love to stop by your blogs and see them.
Congratulations to our winners this week
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#9 Beate
Our Remarkable Awards go to
#29 Guro
#36 Sue Drees
#65 Holly Miller
#67 Iris
Our weekly sponsor is McMahon Five Designs

Our Monthly sponsor is Kats Stamps
Now onto my project for this week. I think I am becoming addicted to altering boxes lately!!! This one was the inside packing box from an educational cd set I had for my son, and I couldn't just throw it away now could I? So, I decided to make it pretty and add it to the other altered boxes I have around the house.
It went from this
to this
from this
to this
I'm really happy with how it turned out and it was really easy to do. I covered it with some pretty dp from DCWV - Be Mine stack, added some lace around the front and back edges then decorated the front to match the sketch for this week. The only thing that's difficult to see is the bottom half under the main image is white with a pretty border punch (it got buried beneath the lace at the bottom). I added the pleated lace to the top and bottom and tied the satin ribbon all the way around to make it appear that it would open at the side. Instead it actually opens at the top! That way you don't have to untie the ribbon or disturb the butterfly!
I colored this sweet Tilda with prismacolored pencils then popped her up on foam dots, added some leaves from my Martha Stewart punch, some flowers and a pin with butterflies and beads and the little metal plate that says "sweet". I would love to know what you think of my re-used box!
Challenges entered
Just Magnolia - adding pleating  
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Your Next Stamp - Use a border punch (white area on bottom of box, click to enlarge photos)
Pollycraft - ribbon and bling
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Dazzle us (glitter on flowers, butterflies and shiny pin..may need to enlarge photos to see)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you have left for me!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Gorgeous Altered project Charlotte..WOW love your take on this sketch today!! BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Charlotte-what an awesome altered project you have here. Who would of thought something that was brown and plain could turn into gorgeous and beautiful with your magic touch. Makes me want to rethink those ugly boxes I have sitting in my pantry. This is simply amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  3. Hi Charlotte, what an amazing box. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. WOW - your altered box is wonderful!
    An adorable image and so lovely colors. I love the lace.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
    Anne :)

  5. How sweet!! Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches

  6. Charlotte, your altered box is fantastic. The soft colors go beautifully with Tilda. Wow I love everything about it! Great Job!

  7. WOW such a beautiful box Charlotte. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

  8. Your project amazes me!!! I love the DP and all the details you've put in are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
    Hugs, Marit.

  9. Hi Charlotte, What a creative and gorgeous project this is. Wow! I'll never look at a brown box the same way, unbelievable result. I love this!

  10. Your new blogbackroung looks very good! Love the colors and summer/beachy feel!

    Your altered boks is beautiful! You are so good at use light blue. Love all the laces and softness to it. Very clever to make it looks like it opens on the side ;o)

    I am a bit envious at you A/C. My livingroom is a boiler in summer and a freezer in winter, but it is not very common with A/C's over here.

    Take care sweetie!


  11. I just have to tell you that I love to see the photo of you around! It is so nice to have a face to go with the name ;o) You are beautiful by the way!


  12. wow Charlotte now thats what I call hot, we could do with just a little of your heat here please lol...your box is amazing, so beautifully made and the colour is stunning...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  13. Hi Charlotte - you have me looking at every box that comes into our house now - the recycling bin is going to be empty at this rate! LOL! This is just adorable - I love that Tilda and the blue is stunning! you always add such adorable touches my friend - I am loving this! Great new photo of you too Charlotte - you are a babe!! Thanks for sharing - I always love to visit with you! {{{hugs}}}

  14. Oh my.....this is too much for words. Simply stunning and I love that you have covered a box!

  15. I sure hope you got my comment. Just in case, I'll say it again, TRUE BEAUTY and I will send you all my boxes to alter. What are friends for!! I hope you got my full comments!

  16. Charlotte, I just left you a long comment and don't know if it went through. My computer did a weird thing and I couldn't tell.

  17. Sweet, sweet altered box -- how perfect to use lace as the sketch element! This box would be as much the gift as any goodies placed inside it!!
    Jessica, MMSC DT

  18. Wow! This is so ADORABLE!! I would love to recieve this even if there was nothing in the box LOL!!


  19. You never cease to amaze me, girl! This is absolutely beautiful! :O)


  20. What a gorgeous creation! Love all the lace.

    - Ann

  21. Thought I forgot to come visit huh? Well I finally made it here. Love everything about your post ;) and of course your project is awesome. Always love your creations dear. Thanks for helping making the Midnight Madness what it is .

  22. Hello Charlotte~~ thanks so very much for your visit:) Deeply appreciated and your sweet comment topped my day!! Oh my~~ Boxe the kitty is the BEST~~ so realistic I want to pet him LOL Oh no I almost forgot to comment on your beautiful Tilda box you created b/c of the kitty--silly me :)


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