Saturday, 23 March 2013

An Altered State for SCH

On the left , a  little peep inside this weeks project for Sugar Creek Hollow.

This challenge is called 'An Altered State', we are asking you to alter something in a Shabby Chic/Vintage manner.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.
Also welcome our Guest Designer for this week Sandy.

This is  what I decided to alter. A cheese box and very delicious it was too. It was painted a few times with acrylic paint, I use tester pots from  a well known  U.K.   DIY shop.

Most of the card and papers I used were from Hunkydory.
Decoupage on the inside.

 The lid,  I covered with a floral paper.
 Lace trimmings etc  and a Happy Birthday topper.
This was not  easy to photogragh, as the gold edges reflected the light.

So if I haven't bored you with all the pictures, this is the last one, an alternative  Birthday card for for some one special .

I will also be entering these challenges,
Happy Campers Challenge13 add some dimension, inside the box is decoupaged.
Craft Room Challenge -In the Garden-Anything but a card.. hope the scene inside the box fits the theme.

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate you calling and I do appreciate your comments.


  1. This is really gorgeous, and I love that cheese, too - just seeing the box made me hungry! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. well I never......we have just had baked camembert with crusty bread..such a

    Love the pretty alteration Yvonne, Annette x

  3. This is gorgeous and such pretty papers and a tasty cheese - hope you enjoyed it!
    Avril xx

  4. what a wonderful box Yvonne, just loving those rose images

  5. Wow what a very pretty box, the roses are gorgeous and I love the way you have decoupaged the inside.
    Jean x

  6. Your altered cheese box is so pretty Yvonne! Would make a wonderful gift box!

  7. A fabulous altered cheese box, love the colours and papers that have made this into something beautiful.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. Stunning alteration Yvonne, it would brighten anyone4's day.

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Hello Yvonne,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. To answer your question what happened to the chocolate...well I didn't like it very much, but hubby took care of both the hen and the egg, LOL. I've never altered anything before, but now that I've seen the SCH's amazing projects, I'm starting to gather lots of ideas and I want to do it soon again! This is great; a cheese box, wouldn't have thought of that, and it turned out beautiful as well. Gorgeous Spring colours; I sure hope it'll arrive soon, I think we've waited long enough now! Your Spring break looks like a Winter break, LOL.


  10. Such a beautiful transformation from boring cheese box to work of art. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

  11. Stunning!! so shabby so chic :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  12. Not bored at all...lovely to see all the detail. A fabulous transformation. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne

  13. What a brilliant alteration Yvonne, love it! x

  14. Hi Yvonne, from your pictures up top doesn't look like Spring...hope you are well and warm. Loved your altered cheese box, the inside is stunningly beautiful. And your golden frame is perfect with those florals. I love the other cheese box you did as well.
    Take care of yourself.

  15. Wow! What a stunning altered cheese box Yvonne! Lovely papers and the lace bow is just gorgeous.

  16. I love your altered cheese box - it's beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  17. Gorgeous altered box,Yvonne..... I love it, I love to alter things.. Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers xx