17.4.12

Doll House Making at Do More with Less

Recycling Craft
Doll House Making
Recycling is something I have a lot of fun with . I made this Doll House for the guest blogger project at the super talented Yvonne's Do More With Less.Yvonne has an amazing blog and I am so honored and terribly flattered to do a Guest Blog Post for her !
You can recycle any box into a doll house! I had hoarded this  box box for over a year and finally we made into a doll house!
Doll House Making
Here is my young architect decorating her doll house
Doll House Making
We added handmade punchcraft flowers and some quilling as decorations. Added a pearl on a foam disc as door knob for the doll house.
Doll House Making
I used a Fiskars punch [ Thank You Priya!] to make the lacy roof of the doll house.

Doll House Making
My little one wanted the door to swing open and fortunately the cardboard was strong enough to withstand our architectural efforts!
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Her Disney princess dolls have a new home in our doll house.

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The dolls can peep through the dainty windows and see the punched flowers!

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Our roof has 2 pieces of corrugated card glued down in the middle with pattern paper. We added some homemade fabric bows and punchcraft flowers on our doll house roof.
Doll House Making
Here is a toothpaste box I had been hoarding which I converted into another house.Have to embellish it an make it into another doll house!
Doll House 
These houses are quick and easy to make and I wanted to make a whole city of houses by recycling boxes but due to my burns adventure I had to settle for only one doll house.
Doll House Making
How to recycle a Box into a House
You can recycle any box into a doll house in minutes by following this Doll House Making Tutorial.
Edited: I got to pick the theme and winners for the recycling challenge at Yvonne's blog  
As the prize for the challenge instead of crafty stuff which may not be universally appealing,I thought I will feature the winner[s] on my blog.I have never featured anyone here before but realized that in blog land guest blogging is such a wonderful act of goodwill and friendship and I should continue the cycle !
Edited: This house won at Crafty Mess Challenge Blog
This recycled project won Top Sister at SISTERHOOD TOP SISTER  AWARD in the recycling challenge
This Doll House was picked as the Top Pick at Tip Top Tuesday Spotty Dotty Challenge



I am also thrilled to say our house was Top 2 Pick at Use it Tuesday
Linking to Artsy Crafty Recycling 

111 comments:

  1. Another amazing and fun project. such fun details too.

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  2. Congrats on being fetured at Yvonne's blog.and I am always amazed by how you recycle stuff so beautifully that the origins of that project are alsmost impossible to figure out.i will try and play along at do mre with less

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  3. OMG!!!SONIA you amaze me all the time with your wonderful projects.Absolutely love this one.

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  4. What a superb recyling dr...every single detail is just great..your little architecture has done a fantastic job !!

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  5. wow... looks amazing!! Kudos to your duo effort..Looks great...Awesome talent u both have!

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  6. Wonderful creation Dr. Sonia.. I love the cute punch flowers and quillings. Hey, since you love to recycle..why dont you share your Recycling story on my blog.. I am running a contest on recycling for Earth day. You can WIN a perfume from my collection and YOU get to choose :))

    http://aromaorchard.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank You so much dear-- I will as soon as I get a breather today!

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  7. HI Sonia - you never cease to amaze with your projects - the house is so pretty and your 'trainee architect is doing well too

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  8. Wow! A wonderful doll house! Love the flowers and the laced roof! Very, very creative both of you!

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  9. So glad to see you at Yvonne's blog! This doll house is just amazing and you are so very talented :)

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  10. wow! this is so lovely!

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  11. wow. this is lovely!!!

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  12. Какой чудесный домик! Такой летний и приветливый.

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  13. What a lovely little house, Disney dolls will certainly enjoy living there!

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  14. A beautiful house! Who would have said that once was the box? Excellent job!

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  15. OOOOOOOOOHHH......wonderful recycling..!! U r the real artist Sonia..! convey my regards to ur lil cutie ... She is also dedicated wth ur projects...!!

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  16. Amazing sonia..looks gr8..

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  17. you are amazing ..thanks for sharing.. It's a beautiful doll house. Now your daughter's doll has a dress..a house... wat next?

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    1. Renuka Thank You -- yes we are working on lots of recycling cum kiddy stuff most of which are in unbloggable stage right now!

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  18. Such wonderful work, Sonia. Fabulous recycling, and how lovely to see your sweet daughter following in creative mum's footsteps x

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  19. what a pretty house that is. I wouldn't mind living in that one....lol

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  20. Wow...lovely...Such a cute home for Tinkerbell!!!!

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  21. Amazing transformation :D

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  22. Very pretty little house- I love all of the flowers and border punched doily edges!! I want to live there!!! :)Amy

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  23. Pretty doll house. Especially like the corrugated part of the roof & door. I'll ck out Yvonne's blog & challenge. There's another recycled challenge at Tuesday Throwdown as well.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  24. Hi there, Queen of recycling projects . House fit for any fairies in your garden .beautiful work , Sonia .
    Thanks for sharing on Ditzy Craftymess Challenge blog

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  25. I guess your sweet little girl is very talented and so skilful!She is the doll for this wonderful house!I am so impressed she likes to do those works of art,congrats!Sonia ,you should be very proud !
    xxxxx

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  26. This is so beautiful, The color selection is pretty cute:)

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  27. oh wow and to think its a toothpaste box, it's gorgeous, love recycling!!!
    Paula

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  28. worderful. What a helping hand can do.

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  29. Good one....Thanks for sharing

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  30. OH my goodness that is the most adorable thing i have seen I WANT ONE!!! especially as you made something so pretty out of a toothpaste box, you and your little lady are so talented. Glad your hand is better x

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  31. I hope your hand is better, Sonia!! Congrats on your guest DT spot!! This is just amazing, as always!! All of the details and embellishments you and your sweet daughter added are gorgeous!! I love this :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  32. really cute doll house,doll and owner will be very happy to own it .i love your daughter.she is such a darling genious..muhaaaaaaaa
    megha
    http://www.meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  33. Superb! My daughter loved it...guess i will be making this too. Very sweet project.

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  34. A really adorable house. A city of them would certainly be fun for your little daughter. I especially like the roof with the punched piece. Good work from both of you.

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  35. Stunning Doll house Sonia..Loz

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  36. Very cute and aweosme doll house, dear..

    Cuisine Delights
    My Monthly Event - Spotlight : "Healthy Breakfast Ideas".

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  37. Must have been tough to cut that box with your burned hand. Glad you didn't add big, giant cut to the list of injuries. :) Super cute house, and of course the door has to swing open or it wouldn't count. This is what a house would look like in fairy land. Nice job, team!

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  38. wow beautiful.Love this.

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  39. What a lovely house!!Must say you have talented little architecture!!

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  40. So adorable! Love the flowers and quilling details. Congrats on the guest post. Such a great project.

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  41. What a fabulous project! Sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

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  42. this is just so so amazing, well done on such a fantastic project, I adore it, thanks for playin with us at Ditzy Craftymess Challenge

    Hugs
    Judie xx

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  43. Stunning doll house Sonia, perfect recycle project! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  44. These are pieces of art. Totally stunning and so is your creation for this week over at FFC as well. Lovely!
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  45. ohh Sonya, you are soooooooooo amazing, I love all your very creative ideas, the houses you make are simply gorgeous :) Great project, and so wonderful that you get to spend time making it with your daughter, she will learn so much crafty goodness from you hun :) It's so pretty I love it!
    ty so much for dropping by my blog to see my watermelon cards, and your kind comment, I love the Pk stamps so much, it is one of my crafty addictions LOL
    see you soon my friend take care of you and yours in the mean time

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  46. This is TOTALLY AMAZING and GORGEOUS!!! Fabulous detail and design! WOW! Thanks for inspiration and Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  47. Sonia this is just wonderful...love the pretty colors and all the flowers. Congrats on being the guest you certainly have the talent to show us all how to do with less:)

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  48. Hey Sonia !! Thank you for stopping by... yes i will link up all my recycling projects at Yovvone's challenge... do be prepared for a host of posts from me on that topic :-D

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  49. this is soo cute, love all the details and the "lace" thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs, martina

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  50. Wow, this is is something else. Congrats on your DT spot! So exciting and well deserved with your talent.

    Your attention to detail always amazes me! This house is so beautiful, I would move it and you always have the best helper ever.

    Laurie

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  51. A fabulous project. I love the idea of a city full of beautiful houses. Lovely colours and detail. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  52. Just gorgeous, thanks for joining our challenge at Digi doodles shop, Gaynor DT xx

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  53. What a sweet little house :) Beautiful details - I guess you've spent a lot of time and effort into this project, which turned out great!

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  54. That is GORGEOUS!!!! So cool!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday this week. You out did yourself!!!

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  55. Thank You so much dear friends for stopping by and taking the time to encourage me--And a big hug for asking about my hand.Just a little skin peeling now but I can craft and even operate so for all practical purposes it is as good as new!!

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  56. Todella upea talo, kaunis.

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  57. Holy moly - this is amazing! Gorgeous quilling and fabulous recycling.....love it! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Recycle Challenge!

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  58. good grief cannot believe I missed this fabulous creation, love the colours and as always your great eye for detail
    Hugs Kate x

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  59. hello again

    Just to let you know your the winner of our challenge at Craftymess Challenge blog

    http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

    Well done, hop over to see how to collect your prize hunnie

    Hugs
    Judie xx

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    1. Thank You so much for letting me know Judie. I sometimes loose track of the challenge results and you are such a dear for letting me know and also for offering me a guest spot!

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  60. Wow, this is really stunning. I'm going to have to keep my old toothpaste boxes now and have a go. It's amazing, and so pretty in pink too. Thanks for joining our spotty challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Annette
    xx

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  61. Wow!! This is fabulous Sonia! Such intricate little details and it's lovely your daughter was able to help you make something for her. I'm sure it will be treasured :) Sarah x

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  62. Wow your work always amazes me it's brilliant. So pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

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  63. Wow this ia an amazing creation, the detail on it lovely.
    I saw your creation on MIM.

    Hugs Julie x

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  64. This is really amazing and looks like a lot of work has been done!! Love your clever recycling. Thanks again for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!

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  65. Awesome Project.....I love the doll house very much & i'll made one for my Lil daughter too....Love Shalu...!! www.allbyheart.blogspot.com

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  66. Awesome what can be done with a box!! great recycling and fabulous project! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

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  67. What an AWESOME project! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win a second-prize!
    Rene :D

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  68. This is such a sweet project! Saw it on Make It Monday!

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  69. Amazing project. Saw it at Make it Monday, really glad you decided to share.
    Hugs
    Sheryl xx

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  70. Wow I am in awe. Such gorgeous dollhouses you've made out of recycled boxes. Guess you can use those boxes to almost everything. Love the colours and design too. Great tips. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  71. Oh gosh.. Doc.. thats simply wonderful. Its the cutest doll house I've ever seen... I've marked this as my favourites.. and will surely do this as a summer project with the kids.. Awesome!! :-)

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  72. This is Fantastic Sonia. I saw this Beauty on MIM. Faye

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  73. This is an amazing project - so fun! Glad I saw it on MIM.

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  74. So much fun! We used to do this when I was a kid and always loved it. You always have the most interesting projects! I saw it on MIM.

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  75. This is so much fun- too bad I did not know you when my kids were younger! I guess it will be fun- one day years from now- to do these projects with Grandkids.......LOL

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  76. Wow this is so AMAZING. Love your doll house, guess it holds lots of fun.
    Saw it on MIM.

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  77. Dr. Sonia, Another great project from mother and daughter! Lovely quilling and wonderful construction. Saw you on MIM again. NancyD

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  78. Wow, this is amazing. I saw it on Make it Monday.

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  79. Ohhh this is gorgeous!
    Love all the adorable little details and it is a fab idea!
    Glad i saw it on MIM,
    hugs from Maya

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  80. Dropped my jaw when I saw this because I am a box hoarder too, but no more thanks to this ingenius tutorial. So happy I found your blog through MIM and I'm off to follow you. Your doll house is beautiful!
    I found this amazing creation at MIM!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  81. I love the little doll house. Such a nice idea to recycle! (Saw you on MIM)
    greez,
    (Mama)Marjolein

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  82. So fabulous! This is absolutely adorable.

    I’m stopping by from MIM.

    ~Cheryl~

    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

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  83. Lovely recycled project.. :-)

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  84. Super creative!! I may have to start saving my boxes and give this a go :) Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

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  85. What an awesome project! Love that you did it together too! ~Diane

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  86. This is such a wonderful and inventive recycled project. It was also nice to see you include your little helper. The house turned out fabulous.
    Thank you for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpose Re-Invent and hope you will join us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  87. You have a lovely blog!
    I found your blog through Divya's (Jewels of Sayuri) blog hop and am thrilled to have found it :)
    This doll house is absolutely stunning!
    Pearlie.

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  88. Linked my project to your challenge.have a look here...http://snehalscreations.blogspot.in/2012/05/princess-for-day-themed-recycled-box.html

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  89. This is the link to my second entry for your challenge at Yyam's blog.http://snehalscreations.blogspot.in/2012/05/devoutly-stylish.html

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  90. Fantastic project Sonia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  91. Hello Sonia. I saw this fantastic project and tutorial on MIM..Faye

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  92. Gorgeous house, pleased I popped over from MIM xx Jan

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  93. Hi Sonia, this is totally fabulous, what a lucky little girl to have a talented Mum like you. I've gotta have a go at one of these.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  94. Wow this is fabulous!! Saw this on MIM
    Nat -x-

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  95. Beautiful! Love all the details in this project.. its so wonderful!

    - Susan
    http://scrapathousandwords.blogspot.com

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  96. Wow, this is amazing. I saw it on Make it Monday.

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  97. An amazing box transformation. Well done on all the wins. Stopping by to say hello from MIM and thankyou for your kind comments on my blog. Hugs Mrs A.

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  98. You never disappoint, Sonia! I love that you are always recycling your boxes into AMAZING creations :)

    Btw, I found this on MIM.

    I would be oh, so joyed if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our No Work, Just Play challenge this week :)

    Happiness!

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  99. Great project and fun for a young one to help with! Love the quilling too! Saw this on Make It Monday and had to have a closer look!

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  100. I saw your wonderful House posted in the 'Make It Mondays' (MIM) challenge and had to pop over and see it up close, then I discovered you had done a wonderful tutorial on how to make it! THank you for sharing this brilliant idea I will definitely be having a go at this one! If mine looks half as good as this one I will be pleased, your finished work is so pretty! Woo x

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  101. wow...!!! simply pretty

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  102. Oh, my... this is such a fun and fabulous project. There are so many beautiful elements on it. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Make It Monday this week... :)

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  103. WOW this is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and the detail is wonderful! I saw this on MIM. Thank you for sharing! HUGS

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  104. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: #77, #163, #183, and #258 and would love it if you could visit.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  105. Wow!! This is beautiful. Fabulous details. Gorgeous job!! I am visiting from MIM.

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  106. Fabulous project! Saw it on MIM, and I love all the detials.

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