Tuesday, 9 May 2017

T stands for a New Challenge at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone who calls in and thank you for your visit.

Happy T Day if you have called in from Elizabeth's drinks related post. No drinks pictures this week but some from 27 years ago when we were in Jamaica and went to the top of the Blue Mountain to see how they make the coffee there. The coffee grows on bushes all the way up the mountain

The beans were roasted on an open fire is small pans

Bags of roasted beans ready to sell. We had a cup of coffee while we were there and brought some home as well. The people on top of the mountain lead a simple life with their families-well they did 27 years ago.

Time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday and it is Little Things Mean a Lot. We would like to see something that measures 4 inches x 4 inches (10.16cms) or less and also we would like you to add a measure to show us how big it is.

Do go and check out what the rest of our lovely team have made as they are all so inspiring. There is also an addition to our rules and guidelines so be sure to check those as well to see if it applies to you.

I decorated a box and used ribbons and sparkly tape . The flower is one that Vic made for me.

The first thing I did was paint the box inside and out

Then I added ribbon and tape

It just holds 4 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Another week to join us at Tag Tuesday for the faces challenge

Hope you will join in with us at both challenges

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Funny, we have a place called The Blue Mountains here, about 5 hrs away. Small world and interesting reading here Chrissie.
    Love your gorgeous project and so tiny, well done.xx ♥[aNNie]

  2. It must have been a wondeful trip to Jamaica, memorable for you both in many ways.
    The photos are fantastic, the aroma must have been good as well with the roasting beans. It did look a simple life, but I can imagine it must have been very hard for the families to make a living in those remote areas.
    Its a gorgeous tiny altered box as well Chrissie and the flower on the top looks beautiful.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  3. Your box is just beautiful with the elegant flower on it's top! A lovely little giftbox! How interesting - I think your marriage on Jamaica was really special and I hope to see more photos from then as well. Must be a wonderful island and I would really love to visit Jamaica once in my life, since I am a big Reggae Fan. I bet the rum there is as special and good as their coffee is...lol.
    Happy T-Day and happy Try It On Tuesday!
    oxo Susi

  4. A beautiful little box and I love the photos of your Jamaican holiday.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Your box is beautiful! I love seeing shades of purple together and this is no exception, especially with the flower on the top (I shall try to ignore the Ferrero Rochers - haven't had one for years!) I loved seeing photos of your trip up the mountain - what a hard life it must have been for the people up there - I wonder what changes there have been over the years! Happy T day! Chrisx

  6. Must have been a super experience to have such fresh coffee and beans! Your little box is gorgeous Chrissie. Happy T day too!

  7. Ooh, there's nothing like coffee made with freshly roasted beans - what great memories from a fantastic adventure.

    Your little box is adorable - lovely shimmering stripes around the bottom and that wonderful dimensional flower to top it off - charming.
    Alison x

  8. I really enjoyed the trip back through time to see your trip to Jamaica and how coffee was made then. It seems like a very hard life, but I suspect the entire family was involved in the picking, growing, and roasting. I wonder if, over the years, there has been any automation. I really enjoyed seeing these photos of coffee as it was roasted back then.

    Your tiny box is beautiful. I really like the colors you chose, and the silver of the box stands out nicely against the lavender. I have never had a Ferrero Rocher, so I am in awe of your box holding four of them.

    Thanks for sharing your darling TioT box and your photos of coffee making in Jamaica with us for T this Tuesday. And thanks for your kind comments on my blog, too.

  9. I enjoyed seeing how the coffee beans are made and the Blue Mountain sounds so idyllic, thanks for sharing 😊. What a lovely box you created for the new challenge over a TioT and it's nice to see that Vic gets crafty too making you that beautiful flower! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😀

  10. Loved seeing the photos with the coffee story, really interesting. Your little box i a treasure, even without 4 Rocher inside Have a nice day, happy T day, hugs, Valerie

  11. We toured a coffee plantation in Costa Rico several years ago. It was much more commercialized then the one in your photos. But like you said, that was 27 years ago. Makes me wonder ... It would be nice to know that the people there have prospered.

    OMGosh, what a pretty teeny-tiny little box! I just love it! <3 <3

    Happy T-Day, Chrissie! Hugs, Eileen

  12. I've not had Blue mountain coffee for years (assume its still exists) that was a fascinating read Chrissie.
    Your little box is beautiful - gorgeous colours and flower (Vic made it? is he a crafter too? ) love the contents of the box!
    Gill xx

  13. Love your little box for someone with a sweet tooth Chrissie! Warm hugs!

  14. A lovely little gift box Chrissie and I love the colour.
    Wonderful pictures from your trip up Blue Mountain, didn't realise they actually roasted the coffee there as well.
    Avril xx

  15. I love the smell of coffee, but not the taste. Bet the bean smelled wonderful while they roasted. Your little gift box is very sweet and very clever. Happy T Day

  16. It was fascinating to see the photos of the coffee making in Jamaica. I could almost smell it.
    Your little chocolate box is beautiful and elegant. I love the colour too.
    Happy T-Day,

  17. Your little box is sooooooo lovely, Chrissie! Love the combination of colours and the super flower... and chocolates (hahaha).
    Mar xx

  18. Interesting photos from your trip to Jamaica! I buy some organic coffee from there that is grow by one Bob Marley's sons. He has developed a sustainable village that works on the plantation and grows the coffee. It's a touching story and great coffee! Your box is adorable ♥♥♥♥ Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. This years caterpillar experience has definitely been a learning experience!

  19. Well Chrissie that box is just about as perfect as perfect can be...and its purple... my absolutely favorite color AND the candy is right up there at the top of my long list of candy that i love...lol Great post!!! Big T day hugs! deb

  20. i've never visited Jamaica but sure would love to. i might be interested in the rum making as well as the coffee! gorgeous sparkly box you've made. i'll have to join the games at try it on for this challenge. have great week! xo

  21. interesting to see the photos of the coffee making in Jamaica. i suppose i´ll never come there.
    have a great week and belated happy t-day!

  22. super pretty box Chrissie. I love it

  23. A really stunning little gift box, so pretty! and I bet the flavor of freshly roasted coffee beans just picked is completely different than the instant stuff that I call 'coffee!' happy T day!

  24. Talk about fresh coffee! You won't get fresher than that!

    Happy late T Day :)

  25. I love your little box Chrissie, and well done Vic for making the flower. Those chocolates and the coffee from the mountain are my idea of heaven xx


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