Sunday, November 11, 2012

Birthday explosion!

Hello all!
It's another challenge for the Pink team over at Eclectic Ellapu and this time we are asking you to come up with something wonderful using pink and cream.  Please head over to the challenge blog to check out the fantastic inspiration from the rest of the team  - after finishing here first though!

                         I have been wanting to make an exploding box for some time and I also wanted to do a battery tealight cake so I thought I would combine the two of them as a birthday creation for a very good friend of mine.  There are several tutorials available all over the web for both these so I won't waste your time with any tutorials here - I'm not that good at explaining things clearly so you're much better off looking it up yourself anyway :)

            I used pink, cream and pale creamy-yellow as my colours and decorated with a few punched butterflies and some tiny paper flowers.  I actually cut the templates for the box using my Cameo so the whole process was very quick and easy!


 
 
                              The 'flame' tier of the cake goes inside the bottom tier of the cake when the box is closed.  You can't see in the photo but the battery tealight was on and the flame was flickering.  This was fun to do and makes a change from a card!
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
 
 

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Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you're having a great weekend :)

20 comments:

Penny said...

OMGosh, Dawn, how precious! Your friend will love this! It's waaaay to complicated for an old lady like me, but I just love it! Wonderful color scheme & fabulous design! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Linda Palmer said...

Love it Dawn. I agree with Penny, love these kind of things but to complicated for me. You did a beautiful job on decorating your creation and someone is very lucky to get this gift.

May said...

Stunning creation... Great colours & your attention to detail is amazing... I'm sure you friend will love it... I do x x Hugs May x x x

SVIT said...

Wow! Such a lovely explosion box! Thank you for joining our Anything goes challenge at OSCC! Good luck!

Andria said...

Fantastic - amazing car/gift all rolled into one. :)

Berni Cuttino said...

This is a sweeet project, love all of the details, and of course the beautiful color of pink.
Hugs

Laurian said...

Dawn this is fabulous! I love exploding boxes and the combination makes this one extra special!

Hugs

Laurian

Chris said...

That is so gorgeous Dawn, I love it and the little cake inside, a reall work of love. Chris x

Pryn said...

GORGEOUS project, Dawn! The colors are fabulous and the design is brilliant!!!

Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!!!

Sandra said...

I am so totally impressed with this creation Dawn, as I am with everything you create. This one, well, is simply over the top fantastic!
:)S

Penny said...

Gosh, Dawn, I didn't know you were from Cambridge! What a truly small world! LOL! I couldn't go with him as I had waaaay too much to do for DT's! And I would have been left alone during the week, while he was in class. He did say today that I would love the shops there, though! (He knows me too well!) And I didn't go last time because that one was a really short trip for a two-day meeting. Perhaps next time...
Hugs, Me

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge this week
Hugs
Dewi

Asha said...

Oh Dawn! What a fun little creation! I've been meaning to give explosion boxes a go...after this I'm pumped! So delicate, so sweet and o so edible! (pity its made of CS!)

hugs

carol said...

oh wow fab creation, thanks for sharing your creation with us at TPC x carol

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, Your exploding box is fabulous. I have always wanted to make one also but looks like so much work. Love the Card stock you used and the cake in the middle.
Hugs, Patricia

Tracy said...

This is sooo cute! I've never made one of these, but they are definitely on my "to try" list for the future. Awesome job Dawn!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, this is incredible, Dawn! I have to CASE this one! I haven't done one of these 'explosions' in just ages, but you've inspired me to do some again. Wonderful and thanks!

Lynne Armstrong said...

I love this Dawn....great job! I've been going to make one of these for such a long time but haven't managed to do one yet. Your project has inspired me to try and find the time to give it a go. I love the little tea light cakes....too cute :) Your friend will be thrilled to receive this.
Hugs xx

Kathi said...

Wow. This is brilliant (light pun intended).

I'm sure your friend will love it because it's totally sensational.

Patricia said...

So very sweet. The little cake inside is a nice surprise!