Wednesday, 19 March 2014


I needed time to think about this one and went off to see what I could find to inspire me in my craft room. I found an empty marzipan box (hmmmm! wonder where all the marzipan went!?) with a magnetic clasp and knew straight away it would be perfect to put receipts in. I'm always losing receipts so I'm hoping that if I give them their own special home I'll always know where to find them...

Anyhoo - here's what I did with my marzipan box, some Theresa Collins papers and a cute little Gruffie who looks like he's having a few problems taming his paperwork too...

The light is awful today so I apologise for the "worse than usual" photography

I made some files to help me organise the receipts once their inside. I'll label them once I decide exactly how I want to organise things

and put a little pocket on the inside of the lid for things like business cards

Somewhat fittingly, I wanted to clip some little pegs onto the pocket just in case I wanted to keep certain things together but I CAN'T FIND THEM (grrr) so it will have to wait...

Ho hum



  1. Oh My! What a brilliant box idea! (so, where did all the marzipan go??) LOL! Love how all those papers came together so well for this adorable HMD Gruffies image. What a fabulous take on the challenge theme. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends MC. Good Luck to you and hope you can joins us again next week too! :)

  2. Awww how super cute to have this gruffie help with your he can come & help me clever creative way to use the box & your gorgeous papers .. do you LIKE marzipan Lauren..(smiling)..

    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends mon. chall.

    smiles Christine x

  3. Fab idea!!! Is this box for me???
    Thx for playing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!


  4. Super duper box and great recycling project too, I never cease to be amazed with what people can turn the mundane in to!


  5. Awesome creation, love your papers and the design, and great to see yiu with us for the house mouse and friends monday challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. A brilliant idea and the design and colours look gorgeous
    Lorraine x

  7. fabulous make - love those papers x

  8. What a fabulous idea. This box is so darn cute. I love all aspects of it. Thanks so much for playing along with us here are House Mouse & Friends this week. Hope we get to see more of your great creations in the near future.

  9. This is a gorgeous altered box Lauren, I love your papers and fabulous Gruffies image. You have finished the inside beautifully as well, your attention to detail is always outstanding.
    P.S. Thank you for joining us at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

  10. WoW! What a FABulous creation..
    A cute image and I LOve your colours and design.
    Thank you soooo much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends.
    GDT Chrissyxx
    Love the photo's of your Clumbers..
    I used to work with a girl who used to show them x

  11. This is just darling! Wonderful combo of papers and image!!!

  12. A fabulous idea for keeping receipts in one place! Love this overworked Gruffie, he is so cute. All your details on the box look great. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  13. This is such a creative and fun idea! I love the little pocket for business cards, but each and every detail is over-the-top amazing! I love your under-caffeinated dog photo too! (hilarious!) Thanks for playing along with the HM&Friends challenge! Carol (guest designer)

  14. wow! that is an awesome project. I bet you are happy with it. Great idea to have somewhere for receipts too. I always lose them. best to hang onto ones for house building/diy to act as guarentees and, of course, for gifts, in case someone wants to change....
    What's on the cards this week?

  15. Fabulous creation, brilliant idea, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

  16. Just lovely Lauren, so neat and totally gorgeous. The perfect spot to store receipts, especially those you need to hide! He he...
    Katie x

  17. Oh here you are! I so wondered where you had disappeared glad to have found you old fruit! loving this creation and going to have a nosy at the rest of your makes. xxxI have sooooooooooooo missed you old friend. xxxxx


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