Monday, February 13, 2012

Paper Shelter Mailbox

I made this mailbox for my mom’s birthday yesterday/ Valentines present.  I also had the newest Paper Shelter challenge in mind while making it.  It took me about three days and I think I threw away more roses than what actually ended up on the box but it turned out pretty well.
I colored up this cute swinging girl from The Paper Shelter and hung her from a tree limb (a sizzix die) and more smaller rolled roses.
Here’s a close-up of my rolled roses and leaves:
 
I'm entering it in the following challenges:

  1. http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/
  2. http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
  3. http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/
  4. http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/
  5. http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
  6. http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/
  7. http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/
  8. http://www.comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/
  9. http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/forum/topics/february-kids-challenge
  10. http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/
  11. http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/
  12. http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge
  13. http://scrapbitzcopics.ning.com/group/cmccopicchallengegroup
  14. http://atcswithattitude.blogspot.com/
  15. http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
  16. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
  17. http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/
  18. http://www.craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.com/
  19. http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/
  20. http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/
  21. http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
  22. http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/
  23. http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/
  24. http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/

    xxCARLYxx

    48 comments:

    Emma Masse said...

    Oooo! I love this one too! I love the image and hanging her from that tree branch is awesome! The roses are beautiful too! And I love how you made your Mom's name!
    Emma.

    punknscrap said...

    Gorgeous OTP project, love the flowers and of course the image. Thanks for playing at The Paper Shelter.

    Mindy said...

    So pretty !! You can't go wrong with roses :) Thanks for sharing with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

    May said...

    O my word!! How cute is this creation, Beautiful, Thank you for joining us at that craft place challenge, Good Luck, Hugs May x x x x

    Ann Whitfield said...

    Wonderful project, you've put so much into it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

    Crafty Daffy said...

    This is really fantastic. I love the flowers and the image is darling! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges. Good luck! Denise

    Kym's Crafty Cards said...

    Perfect little mailbox and thanks for sharing. A lot of love, time and effort has gone into this. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

    coldwaters2 said...

    WOWWWW Carly this is fantastic, what a wonderful creation for your mum, the colours, image and flowers look stunning, thank you for sharing this with us at OLLCB.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

    Lisa M said...

    I can't tell you how much I loved looking at your mailbox. That little image swinging from the tree branch is WONDERFUL and your rolled roses look amazing. Wonderfully crafted and I'm a sure a treasure for your mom.

    Thank you SO much for joining in our challenges over at:
    Karen's Doodles and
    The Squirrel & The Fox
    I hope you'll share your talent with us next time too.
    Lisa :)

    Patricia St Martin said...

    Carly, You did a wonderful job on your project, Just love your mail box. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative.
    Hugs, Patricia

    Brook said...

    Great mailbox Carly! I'm sure your mom loved it. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge. BTW I love your sketches.

    Sandie said...

    How sweet!! I just adore it, it's perfect. Thanks for joining us at CMC Copic challenge and good luck xx

    Hazel said...

    Wowzers, how lucky was your Mum??!?! Amazing work and so lovely to you at Color Me Copic,
    Hugs
    H xx

    Michele Spera said...

    Lovely job on this wonderful Project:-) You did a great job coloring that adorable image too:-) I love it!!
    Hugs
    Michele

    fatmonica said...

    I love this-those flowers are gorgeous!Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

    carol said...

    ooh WOW amazing creation, love it, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

    Leslie McGhee said...

    Your mailbox is just so lovely. I love the roses and the little girl in the rose tree is so cute. Thanks so much for taking part in this week's Colour Challenge by Come and Get It!

    Aunty Sue said...

    how fab is this thanks for shaing with Crafty Catz this week

    Cindy van Oorschot said...

    Carly, this is adorable, thanks for sharing it with us at Come and Get It this week.
    Cindy

    Dee's Craft Room said...

    I adore your mailbox Carly and I admire you patience. Your roses are really lovely and well worth your perseverance.

    Thank you for sharing your work with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

    Tui Nathan said...

    This is just gorgeous ... love thissweet mailbox and your detailing is superb!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Our Creative Corner!!!

    Debs said...

    WOW what a fab project..so pretty..thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges..hugs Debs x

    VanessaB said...

    wow! that is the cutest mailbox ever! you did such an awesome job and i love all the beautiful details you put into it :)

    ~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

    Wow! this is amazing! I have had one of these on my To Do list and never gotten to it, but you have really inspired me to give it a go. Thand for sharing. Thank you for sharing and plating with us at Crafty Ann's Challenge :)

    Shelby Goolsby said...

    This is so cute!! I am sure you mom just loved it. The roses turned out perfect and your coloring is beautiful.

    Dana said...

    Gorgeous little mailbox. Super cute. Thanks for playing with us at Color Me Creative.

    Marjo said...

    Gorgalcious Valentines/Birthday mailbox Carly! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

    Purple Crazy said...

    What a gorgeous project, love your roses, i'm sure your mum will adore it, thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB xx

    Emma and Susan said...

    Hi Carly....WOW!! You have definately caught my eye with your creation, absolutely gorgeous, I bet your Mum was so pleased to get this gift off you on her birthday!! Your roses are outstanding and of course your choice of colour pink (my favourite colour) beautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time, I hope you will call back and join in the challenges again.

    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx
    Blog owner

    Evelina Wikberg said...

    Gorgeous! Love it. So bright and the image is so cute and love the roses. Thank you for joining in with us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva.

    Marie Gamber said...

    This is so gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at CMC!
    Hugs,
    Marie

    Shari said...

    OMG - this is so adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

    Anita Houston said...

    This is so darling!!! What an amazing gift for a friend. I love the roses border the opening! So young to craft so well. You will phenomenal as an adult...please continue on! Thank you so much for visiting Our Creative Corner this week!

    Renkata said...

    ohhh sweetie well done, such a sweet and cute mail box.
    Love the flowers.

    Ruby said...

    This is lovely, it must have taken you ages to make! Love all the rolled flowers, they are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!

    Jenn said...

    Hi Carly! I love your altered mailbox. What amazing flowers!!! Your image is just darling. Great coloring too!

    Thank so much for playing along at Color Me Creative! Hope to see you again!

    Jenn

    Tammy Miller said...

    Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at CTB, I just love your project! Hope to see you again soon!

    Bella´s Bastelecke said...

    Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
    Hugs
    Judith

    Jen Leeflang said...

    I love how you have interpreted the inspiration we gave you! Thanks so much for entering our challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Blog this week. Good luck! I look forward to seeing you again next week.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    BUGABOO DT

    Sherry said...

    Absolutely gorgeous. You do amazing work!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft's Challenge.

    Sherry-DT

    Poppet said...

    Gorgeous mail box Carly. This project looks truly professional. The roses look fantastic and your image is coloured beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

    Janet said...

    You've done a beautiful job with this project. Thanks for joining us over at One Stitch at a Time.
    Janet, DT

    Tammie E said...

    WOW...what a fun project! I've been wanting to make one for a while but haven't gotten around to it. Maybe next year. LOL! Your rolled roses are beautiful and your mom is sure to love this! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

    Tam
    One Happy Stamper; Pile It On! DT; Our Craft Lounge DT

    Basslady said...

    dear carly! this is such an incredibly sweet work of art!

    amazing what you created!

    keep on crafting, hun!

    we need you young folks in our creative fellowship!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

    Rhonda Miller said...

    Soo cute. Thanks for playing at The Crafter's Cafe.

    jo said...

    Hi Carly, saw your FAB project at Lexi's creations - you had special mention along with my daughter, Rebecca - we're both following you now! Your mailbox is amazing, so pretty, love everything about it!
    Jo x

    Anne Marie Hile said...

    Carly, this is adorable! I love all of the details you added to dress up this fun mailbox. I'm sure your mom loved it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

    Patricia St Martin said...

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