Monday, 4 November 2013

Recipe Box

Warning!!! Picture heavy post
It's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
It is time for another theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Natascha's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Anything But A Card" - So no cards this time please. As soon as I saw the theme, I thought this is my chance to make a Christmas gift.  When I went to a LOTV workshop to make recipe box, I knew I would make more, and my sister asked me to make her one.  So this is for my sister.  I didn't have a template so took the measurements and design from the one I made then just adjusted the size to suit.  It's all re-inforced so very sturdy, I also made index cards too, leaving some blank for her to add her own catagories.  Now I did think it was a bit plain without Embellishments, and was going to add ribbon and a bow, but then thought if she's taking the lid on and off will ribbon and embellies get in the way. What do you think, should I add anything?
And of course my favourite stamp was used, which may I add my sister said "you will never find a use for that stamp" when I bought it. Ha I did!
Of course you must use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.
Now to talk you through the pictures:-
Front view and lid

Index cards, some left blank for extra catagories

All stored away

close up of lid

Back view

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

With a voucher for $25

Di’s digi Downloads who will give a $10 voucher

Now to announce the winner of my Blog Hop candy, yes it's you Cathy from KraftyKoolKat, please e-mail me to receive your prize at

Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Paper crafting Journey - Anything Goes
2. Simon says - Anything Goes
3. The Squirrel & The fox - Challenge # 56 - Animal Antics
4. Crafty creations - challenge # 246 - Make It Yourself

Stamps - HMTR1061 Italian feast, text , computer generated, 
Papers - Nitwits Promises,
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers
Tools - Nesties, Grand Calibur, border punch, tag template, 

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


Dot said...

Tracy, your recipe box for your sister is awesome, great job....sweet image- perfect for this box (tell your sister!).
I think you did right in not having any more embellishments.
hugs Dorte

Debs said...

WOWZERS Tracy this is totally awesome!!! Your Sister is sure to treasure it.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

America said...

What a gorgeous RECIPE Box in this lovely color and with all those mega-fabulous and fancy diecuts with fun recipe card dividers. Your Sister will LOVE IT and much as I do!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Tracy. Gorgeous colours and papers and I adore that image. So very useful too.


KraftyKoolKat said...

oops so busy looking at your gorgeous creation, just noticed I am the winner of your blog hop candy. Off to email you. Thank you.


brenda said...

Afternoon, just popping in for my virtual and generic c/p visit to see your latest creations, say hello and hope you have a good week.

B x

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a very beautiful Recipe box Tracy.

congratulations Cathy.

gr karin

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous love the colours so soft and pretty and a great idea someone is going to love this for Xmas this year
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous recipe box Tracy :-) I am sure your sister will LOVE this !! totally gorgeous,,, and it doesn't need anything else ,,, it's perfect as it is :-)

Lols x x x

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Tracy and they look like such a good idea
x catherine

Tracey Fehr said...

Absolutely Awesome! I just love the color scheme! I think it's too funny that you've used the stamp your sister never thought you'd use on her Christmas gift! LOL I think you've made the right decision with the ribbon and's perfect just the way it is! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week!
Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

Eret said...

Tracy, this stamp is perfect for recipe box. How funny that your sister thought you'll never use this image and and now she get a fantastic box with it. It is stunning and perfect as it is. You don't need to add anything to it.
Eret x

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolute sweetie, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Tracy your recipe box is awesome. Beautiful colors and the stamped image is perfect. WOW so many details and loving the lacey borders. Gorgeous, what a wonderful gift, lucky sister!


Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely work with great design. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Big Hug, Iwona

Gail said...

What a wonderful gift!
I don't think I've seen that image, and it's perfect here!

debby4000 said...

Love your recipe box, pretty colours and sweet image.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Heather said...

Just gorgeous Tracy, a fabulous designed Recipe box & file, beautifully embellished and lovely pretty papers. Your image is adorable and perfect for it's use!!!

Heather xx

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely AMAZING!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome, I need 20 of those to organize my greeting cards.

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous recipe box! I love the pretty die-cuts and the fab colours - and what a cute image, too! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Kimbo said...

This is super and so beautifully decorated

Kim GD for HM&FMC x