13/11/2012

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop

 Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop

Hand Made Chocolate box - Graphic 45
Hello crafters and welcome to the Graphic 45 and Petaloo blog hop.  For a chance to win one of the amazing giveaways on offer this week (pictured below) just hop around the G45 Design Team blogs (see links below) leaving comments as you go.  Winners will be selected at random from the blogs and announced on the Graphic 45 blog over the next few days.  

Monday,  November 12: 
Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles: www.NicoleEccles.com

Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com
Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/
Saturday, November 17

Sunday, November 18: 
Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Monday, November 19: 

Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Here's a little info on these two amazing companies:


Graphic 45 Bio: Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Petaloo Bio:
Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry.  Our embellishments are designed specifically to
match all the best selling papers in the industry.  We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers,
jewelery designers and altered artists.


And now on to my blog hop project.  A box of hand made brandy truffles.  I took a papier mache blank oval box, painted it with eggplant acrylic dabber and then decorated it with papers from Nutcracker Sweet, Bird Song, Curtain Call and  the vintage Botanicabella collections co ordinated with the gorgeous Petaloo flowers and leaves. The full supply list is at the bottom of the post. 

Hand Made Chocolate box - Graphic 45
Hand Made Chocolate box - Graphic 45
Hand Made Chocolate box - Graphic 45
Hand Made Chocolate box - Graphic 45
Hand Made Chocolate box - Graphic 45
Supply List 

Petaloo purple floral embellishments and leaves
Graphic 45 papers 
Nutcracker Sweet & Enchanted Journey- Nutcracker Sweet collection and chipboard pieces 
Harmony - Birdsong collection 
Tour de France - Curtain Call collection 
Script paper from the vintage Botanicabella collection
Graphic 45 Staples ribbon & Ornate Metal Key 

Imaginarium chipboard vine and butterfly embellishments
May Arts green ribbon
That Special Touch of.......... crown mask - Ali Reeves at A1 Crafts
Movers and Shapers Mini Silhouettes  and Joy dies 
Alterations carved ornaments die
Sizzix Buckle Die
Cream card 
Vintage Photo distress ink
Black Soot & Distress ink pen
Art Glitter from the Old World Pee Wee pot 
tacky glue and glossy accents

Happy crafting everyone, and good luck for the prize draw.


157 comments:

  1. Morning Clare, This chocolate box is absolutely stunning, I love the colours, I would be so ecstatic to receive this as a pressie.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  2. Clare, I love your box and not just the chocolates inside. The choice of colors and design are fabulous.

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  3. This is SO beautiful!!! One of my favorite color combinations. This looks so elegant it should be displayed all year. :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, Clare...this is just gorgeous! I love the colors you chose...very elegant!

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  5. so pretty... Purple seems to be the color this year for the holidays.

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  6. What a wonderful idea for a Christmas present

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  7. Love your style!! Love this box.

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  8. Beautiful gift box Clare and the chocolates look delicious! Hugs, Mary

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  9. Purple, indeed, is splendid for the holidays, as you've proven. And handmade brandy truffles...swoon. My friend gave me blackberry wine truffles, which I thought a bit odd, until I tasted one.

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  10. Believe me, I love chocolate as much as the next girl, but this box is so stunning I might actually forget about the chocolates if I received it! I love how you used multiple G45 papers and gorgeous Petaloo flowers to create this beauty. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and for being part of this fun blog hop!

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  11. Lovely! Very elegant and not to mention yummy ;)

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  12. stunning project--love the vibrant colors!

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  13. A beautiful box. And the chocolates look yummy to.

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  14. Love the box...very clever idea!

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  15. Clare, that is a beautiful showcase of G45 and petaloo quality products. Love the color tones.
    ava g

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  16. Now, hard to say but i think this is my favourite so far.....(they are all so inspiring of course)
    Beautiful. Thank you :)

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  17. WHat a lovely box. Have a nice day :)

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  18. Are you tellingme that you made the box and the chocolates? I think Graphic45 is amazing in theirdesigns and you certainly have put them to perfect use. I would be afraid to put chocolates in the box, it is so beautiful!

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  19. Gorgeous work as always, Clare! You are an inspiration!

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  20. Beautiful hand made chocolate box and love the stuff inside of it too. Love the colors and all the pretties on it. Very creative idea and thanks for sharing.

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  21. Lovely box! And the chocolates don't look bad either.

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  22. Just beautiful . Thank you for sharing your project .

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  23. This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  24. Wow! This is amazing! Love the mixture of G45 and Petaloo! Gorgeous!

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  25. love your idea and the use of my favorite color purple. I make and give gifts of fudge and cookies at Christmas, so this is a great idea for a different package for my treats. Thank you.

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  26. Very pretty, love the all the purple.

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  27. Not only do I love the box, but the truffles look great also!
    Pat

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  28. Petaloo and Graphic 45 make such a great combination of beautiful and inspired creations possible, and with Clare's artistic talents....sheer beauty!!

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  29. Beautiful colors. Great altered idea for the season.

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  30. That is very pretty, but there is something missing from the supply list. The truffles don't look like they were made from anything on the supply list hahaha. The box turned out beautiful.

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  31. Wow your project is so beautiful and I love how you used the Petaloo flowers. The yummy treats inside the box are worth winning!

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  32. Gorgeous candy box Clare! I am loving the purples - my favorite color - and I must admit I never thought of purple as a Christmas color but this hop is definitely changing my mind, which does not bother me at all :) Those hand made truffles look delicious! I like to give home-made candy too, but have never given it in such a beautiful box! Thanks for the inspiration! My candy recipients will thank you!

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  33. I love that combination of purple and green so royal and so beautiful. What an inspiration!

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  34. Absolutely elegant! Beautiful color combinations.

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  35. Beautiful colors and great design.
    The purpose of it fits my perfectly
    Linda

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  36. Wait, where is the recipe for the delish looking truffles?? I love the box and stunning as it is, it looks even better filled:-)

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  37. What a beautiful project! G45 and Petaloo are a sweet treat!

    JamieH

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  38. Your project is so pretty! I have one of these boxes on hand and you've inspired me to get to work on it. TFS!

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  39. Beautiful project!!! Love Graphic 45 and Petaloo, TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  40. What a pretty box. So many ideas.

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  41. I love the colours and the idea of this project... so gorgeous!

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  42. What a lovely project - I so love the purple.

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  43. This is gorgeous! I have an old Whitman's Sampler box that would work quite well. I too love the purple coloring.

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  44. Love everything about the project.
    Hi Claire, I bought a workshop from you last night. Is it possible to send the link to the class today. I am so anxious to get started. Your work is amazing. I bought the Correspondence Case workshop. Will I get a PDF file for directions? Thank you so much. My email is lauriefoster@me.com

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    1. Hi Laurie I'm in hospital at the moment and had my hip replaced yesterday. I should be home by the weekend and will get the instructions off to you as soon as I'm able. Bw clare

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  45. Just gorgeous! I wouldn't want to put food in it lol!

    Paula

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  46. OMG!!! THese are my FAVORITES!! Graphic 45 and Petaloo????!!!!! Awesome!

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  47. This box will certainly bring joy to the person receiving it. Wonderful work and those chocolates look so yummy!

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  48. How lovely. Gorgeous colours and those truffles loo delicious too!

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  49. Mmmmm! That looks wonderful. The chocolates look so good too. Great box. I have a few of those lying around. I might just have to get one out and get creating.

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  50. Very impressive choclate box. Colors are so pretty. I think when I studied the ribbon band around the box it looks like a belt--very clever.

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  51. So pretty, I love the purples!

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  52. Oh how I love this vintage look. The purples are amazing. So vibrant. Thank you.

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  53. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors are so pretty together and then you add chocolate!!! TFS

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  54. A papier mache box ends up looking like a very expensive container. I'd be happy to get just the box but the added goodies inside would really make it a great gift.

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  55. Kathy aka Girlygirl77714 November 2012 at 16:34

    OH MY GRAVY!!! What a gorgeous box!Purple is my FAVORITE color and I thank you for a chance to win.

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  56. Yummy--Yummy--Yummy!!! Lovely nostalgic box!! Someone is going to be very lucky!! Love how all the papers blend so well with the beautiful flowers!! The detail is amazing and give the box a class all its own. Now--all I need is the recipe!! Thank You for such an amazing project!!

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  57. This is so pretty. I love the purple and green together! Well done. Hope you are well and that recovery is going smoothly! You are in my prayers!

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  58. You have made a beautiful chocolate box using G45 and Petaloo.It is wonderful to see their products used like this.

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  59. Your box is absolutely gorgeous and love the purple... and those truffles inside, they look like more than a 1-bite truffle!!! TFS :)

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  60. Purple and chocolate, what more could a girl want? Beautiful!

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  61. awesome green and purple so nice together yay G45 and Petaloo !

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  62. Your chocolate box is beautifully crafted. The treats look super yummy too! Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Blessings,
    Terri D.

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  63. this is beautiful!!

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  64. love the lavender and chocolate color combination!

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  65. Great project - don't you love how the purple Petaloo flowers look with purple G45? I am amazed at the WOW factor it has. Great re-use for nice boxes too. Mary Werner

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  66. A beautiful project to look at with Graphic 45 papers and Petaloo flowers. Then chocolate inside what more can you ask for? The colors are beautiful together. Clare, your projects are always so beautifully presented in every way, workmanship, color selection, theme. Simply Stunning again!

    Ramona

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  67. Wow I never would have thought it, you coordinated all those paperlines, they work so well together. Beautiful altered box.

    Lisa T.

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  68. Beautiful color combos with several paper lines. Turned out gorgeous!!!! That will be one lucky recipient!!!!! Gorgeous gift box and those brandy truffles look wonderful as well. Yummmmmm.
    Marcie

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  69. i am in love with this box. it is so gorjuss.. tfs. hugs

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  70. That is a beautiful box - love the colors, especially the flowers! You are very talented. Keep up the great work.

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  71. Love it! I have my special gift idea now!

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  72. What a beautiful box to put all kinds of treasures in!!!

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  73. What a great container - I love the flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. )) Как вкусно это выглядит ))
    Так хочется взять коробочку и конфеты в руки !
    Волшебная работа и замечательное содержание в коробочке ))

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  75. What an exceptional gift! Brandy chocolates served up is sucha gorgeous box it's heaven! You get two for one chocolate and eye candy. Sure wish i was on your girt list! :) TFS

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  76. Beautiful box, and the chocolate looks delicious. Great gift idea.

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  77. What a gorgeous box! Great gift idea! We all love chocolate right? Hugs, Jeanne

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  78. What a pretty box! Who wouldn't love
    to receive this?

    Carla from Utah

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  79. Beautifully decorated box and yummy chocolates. What could be better. Love your creations.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  80. I would love to receive a box so wonderfully decorated, not to mention the goodies inside.

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  81. Wow!! This is gorgeous! And I am drooling!

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  82. Think the box is a fab gift with nothing in it, but i do like the finishing touches (chocky), great project xxx well done xxx

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  83. LOve the vintage look and the colors.

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  84. So very beautiful...and YUMMY!!!

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  85. Gorgeous box ! I am loving all the purple !

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  86. I love your beautiful box!

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  87. Your box is wonderful. Lovely purple papers!

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  88. Beautiful!! This would make a nice gift for a special friend!

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  89. Hello!

    This is lovely! The colors are beautiful and I love the entire project - everything about it! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  90. wow Clare, as always a beautiful project which has given me lots of ideas, love graphic 45 their products are first class. Hope you are back on your feet in no time.

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  91. This is so clever. I have just recently discovered your ABC album and am working on two for my grandsons for Christmas.

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  92. What a gorgeous gift box! It will definitely make receiving those delicissies even more fun!

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  93. ....YUM-a-doodle.. boy this is fantastic...lovely candy box..
    G-45 papers are the tops...

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  94. What can I say?...Classic Beauty!...Gorgeous AND Yummy!!!

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  95. very pretty and a wonderful idea! I love the colors!

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  96. Lovely and unique idea! Wonderful!

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  97. Oh my gosh I hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery. Thanks for letting me know.
    Laurie

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  98. Thank you for the beautiful memory of being in my grandma's room and barely being able to see the treat box along with her perfumes and jewelry that I was banned from, for obvious reasons. It was the best way to get good behavior from a precocious kid! Beautiful work. Cheryl Hughey cherylhughey@sbcglobal.net

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  99. This is a gorgeous box with the contents on the inside nearly as yummy as the outside. Well done to you - beautiful work using both Graphic 45 and Petaloo.
    Linda

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  100. That is a really neat project for a gift idea!

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  101. Beautiful and yummy . . . Love this box!

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  102. Beautiful box Claire, very inspiring. As usual you Rock with the G45 papers.

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  103. OMG, love, love, LOVE these colors!!! This box is gorgeous( you've got a lot of my favorites going on here), love the ornament embellishment, the silohette, beautiful, beautiful, asnd those petaloo flowers just compliment those G45 collections; love the collections to put together!

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  104. Wow-the truffles and the box are both luscious!The color combo is glorious-so deep and rich!

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  105. Joy is exactly what this box causes me to feel. Absolutely love the purple and how you used it.

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  106. Beautiful project thank you for sharing with us

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  107. My favorite things - G45 vintage creativity, purple and truffles! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project.

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  108. Love everything about your box ....

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  109. Beautifully created! Very clever!!

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  110. Oh wow, handmade chocolate! Love the ornament and purple paper on the box, and the purple flowers! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  111. This is such a beautiful box! Even without the chocolates! Love it! Teena

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  112. Beautiful box! Love the purple, my favorite color!

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  113. I love your design, it is so beautiful. I love the chocolate as well. Yum. Lanna

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  114. I love this idea and who doesn't like chocolates! This box will be a keepsake. Just amazing.

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  115. Lovely gift! Just gorgeous! The box will certainly be a keepsake.

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  116. What a beautiful chocolate box you've made. I love the colors used and the Joy stamped into the Christmas decoration is priceless. And then to top it off with a shot of those chocolates, well....what can I say. This would definitely make a fab gift. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  117. What a beautiful box. And the truffles look wonderful too.

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  118. Oh my gosh, the box is so lovely I could eat it too!

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  119. Gorgeous as always Clare! I love how you co-ordinated several of the G45 paper collections, so pretty!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery...take care and TFS!

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  120. I'd love to have that box under my Christmas tree. It's gorgeous and I love the use of the different 45 papers. Great job. TFS

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  121. I absolutely LOVE your work. Your box is AMAZING. Thank you for sharing.

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  122. Clare, just stopped by to say what a stunning box. I love the silhouette, flowers and all the other embellishments. The design is quite spectacular. Thanks for sharing your tremendous talent.

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  123. That is fabulous!!!! Someone will really treasure this gift! I love it!

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  124. Lovely project, thanks so much for sharing

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  125. What a lovely box! I love the purple papers! And those handmade chocolates look mouthwatering! Fabulous!

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  126. What a gorgeous treat!! Now I want the recipe for the truffles...

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  127. beautiful box, love the purple with that shade of green. wonderful textures and layering with the flowers. a great candy container, thank you for sharing.

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  128. OMG!! How beautiful and the truffles look delicious!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  129. I love the colours in this. And the ghost imprint in the bottom of the box is really cool!

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  130. MMMM that is one yummy keepsake box :)

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  131. Gorgeous chocolate box! Love the colors, papers, and all the embellishments/details. The silhouette goes great on this box. Just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  132. this box is so wonderfully beautiful, the colors, papers and flowers are great this is a box that you would keep and passed down to children grandchildren thanks for sharing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  133. really wonderfully pretty box made with such yummy papers and embellishments!

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  134. How cares about the chocolates, give me the box:) Lovely Lovely project!

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  135. I LOVE the rich colours of this project. It just sings Christmas joy!

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  136. Beautiful in every way...thanks for sharing.

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  137. Your project has made me actually like purple!! The box is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your lovely work....
    Shelley

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  138. Your creations are always so beautiful; you have such a talent for mixing paper collections! Those truffles look so divine, makes me miss my grandma and her handmade candies at Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing, those candies brought back so many happy memories!

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  139. Another wonderful project, thank you for sharing it with us. I love the colours, the flowers are just to die for. Thanks again :) Sarah x

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  140. Absolutely stunning project. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

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  141. YUMMY, inside and out. TFS b4ustamp@yahoo.com

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  142. soooooooo pretty! love the flowers here - just the right touch!

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  143. Beautiful box. Love the color combination. thanks as always for sharing.

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