Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Hey, we had some players last week and that means we have a winner too! I did the draw by random org, however, I can't seem to figure out how to get that gadget to show the number that was generated. The number between 1 and 3 that came up was 2 and that means that Piali won our challenge for last week. Piali, you can choose any 2 Character Cafe images that you wish to have. Also, we'd like for you to consider being a guest designer with us next week, August 28th. I'll be e-mailing you with more details :) Thanks to everyone who stopped by, commented and especially those who played along with us! Now on to this weeks challenge...

Good morning and welcome to the Work It Wednesday Character Cafe Tutorial Spot. Today, its me, Elaine from My Creative Corner and I am going to show you how I have altered a simple box :)

Firstly, choose/find an empty box that you think is suitable for altering. I have used a small box that a phone charger came in.

I then opened out the box so that I could use it as a template to cut my pieces of card stock to cover the box using double sided tape to fix into place.

Next I fixed my chosen card stock to cover the box and cut a rectangular scalloped nestie from White Linen Card for the top of my box and attached with double sided tape.

On a piece of smooth white card, I printed out Ziggy Bee (available from the Character Cafe which I then coloured using my Promarkers.

He was then cut out and stickles glitter added to his wings, and then left to dry thoroughly.

While your image is drying, take a piece of ribbon long enough to go around the middle of your box... I fixed mine using double sided tape and then to the center added a matching flower and I also stamped a sentiment onto my rectangular topper.

Once Ziggy was dry I fixed foam pads to the back and then positioned him on the lid of the box.

This is my finished box!

Now onto the challenge... this weeks challenge is to : ALTER SOMETHING! It doesn't have to be a box, it can be anything you can find to alter into something useful!! I am really looking forward to seeing your creations as are the rest of the Design Team :) Please leave a link to your creation in the comments, I can't wait to pop by to look!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Elaine,
    Great Tutorial!! Your coloring is amazing, and the stickles make him look so realistic.
    You Rock again this week!!

  2. Wow what a great altered box youve made! You make it look so easy! Think I might give it a go!
    Keryn :D

  3. I love this box Elaine... you did a fantastic job with the WIW this week. Maybe I can find a moment or too to do up my Timmies container, we'll see!? *fingers crossed*

  4. Elaine I just love this box so pretty and fun and bright!!! I have not done this before, but I have a box up stairs that would be perfect I have to give it a try!!!


  5. This has been my first Blog Hop! Wow!!! I am so impressed with the quality of everyone's work! The bee on the box is adorable and you've given me inspiration and ideas for all the birthdays and holidays ahead! Excellent job!

  6. Sorry I'm just getting by to post a comment, but wanted to say that you did a great job! I have posted the link to this challenge on 3 of my yahoo groups, so hopefully we'll get some more players! :o)

  7. this is way neat...what a way to recycle some boxes.. cute!!

  8. This is just darling. I love altered projects. Here is a link to my website, check out my craft projects photo album there are a couple of altered projects there. My favorite one is the altered cigar box.