Thursday, 1 April 2010

A Little Box

Hello... my mojo is slowly returning, although it's taking me every effort to craft at the moment. I wanted to make something for my mam, I'll be seeing her shortly and wanted to give her something handmade... so I've made her this little box...

The box is 6x6 inches which I will be filling with handmade cards. I got the box idea from the Magnolia Ink Magazine (2nd issue), there's a really easy step by step tutorial by Kim to follow, so I thought I'd have a go. I've followed the sketch over at Just Magnolia challenge. Here is a close up of the image I've used, I've coloured Tilda with Promarkers...

I also wanted to put some pretty flowers on the box to fit in with the sketch, and also some lace around the edge. I've added glitter to the flowers... I bought this glitter AGES ago... it's Craft Planet Glitter Glue 'iridescent sparkle' and it just lasts forever! The little flowers were really cheap, 99p I think for a pack.

The card I used to make the box is Papermania 12x12 textured card, the paper is Papermania Regency A4 pack (distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks) , the swirl stamp is Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from Paper Make Up stamps. Finally I've added some raffia, velvet ribbon and a few pearls.
I shall also enter this in the Colour Create challenge 'Your choice of Pastels', Simon Says Stamp challenge 'It's so distressing' and the Passion For Promarkers challenge 'Use two images' - Tilda and the swirls.

Thanks so much for popping by today, have a lovely weekend and a Happy Easter!


Louby said...

Hi shelley, this box is beautiful and i'm sure your mum will treasure it. Glad to hear your migraine has lifted. I met Kim at the Nec hobbycrafts show last weekend - she is lovely-. It was a great day and i spent far too many pennies. Hope you have a lovely easter.
Love Louby x

The Creative Cottage said...

shelly this is just stunning your mam is going to love it, what a special gift something she will treasure always.
Tracy x

Catherine said...

Hello Sweetie ! Happy to hear you are feeling a little bit better... Your box is absolutely stunning ! Your Mum is going to be delighted with it ! I haven't tried this project yet, I want to give it a go now ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Beverley said...

ooooooohhhhh!...shelly I'm loving this cute little box...colours are perfect together...a beautiful gift...thanks for sharing...have a stampin' good day.

Stampin' HUGZ

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful gift for your mum, she will love it. Elaine

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Shelly, what a gorgeous box. I really like the colour scheme and the image is so sweet (I have the mini version). Stunning colouring as usual and the layout is fab. Great to hear you are starting to feel a bit better. Have a wonderful Easter :)
Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a gorgeous box. Love Tilda, she is so beautiful and also the flowers you have used. Hope your mojo returns soon.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Eiglas said...

Beautiful project!
Thank you for coming over to Play at Colour Create this week!
Eiglas (GDT)

Di said...

oh hun this is beautiful!! your mum will love it!!1
Thanks for joining Colour Create this week!
Hugs Di xxxx

Donna said...

This is such a beautiful little box Shelly and so prettily decorated too...I think your Mum will love this beautiful keepsake :) Donna x


Hsppy Easter to you dear Shelly. Wow what an absolutely stunning box, your mumis going to adore it, especially as you are filling it with some of your gorgeous cards,just a perfect gift. Loving that adorable tilda image and all that fabby detail. What a clever little things you are, enjoy the rest of your weekend hunny, big hugs Linda x

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous elegant card

scrappyjan said...

Oh I love your box!!! BEAUTIUFL!!!
The colours are so pretty!!
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create..
hugs, Janiel

Mina said...

wow Shelly this is just stunning...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Emma said...

Beautiful gift box and such gorgeous details.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Antoinette said...

Awww, that's very cute!