Sunday, 20 March 2011

Box Card

Last Sunday I went to Bristol for a craft day spent with other crafters, organised by playingwith paper who I got to know through the DoCrafts forum. We had a fabulous day, with lots of laughter as well as creativity, and it was great to put some faces to names. We all worked on the same project, but every one of them was so different, and some of them were such amazing works of art, I came away so inpsired. This is my effort.
I couldn't post this before as it was for a friend's birthday, but since I gave it to her yesterday here it is.
Mo Manning image coloured with Promarkers
Tea House papers by DoveCraft
Papermania card for mats
Edges inked with Distress Ink
Gardenia from Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves punched with Martha Stewart punch
Ribbon from stash 
Tag cut & trimmed with guillotine, edges rounded with scissors
I should have taken pictures from the side as it doesn't look very obvious that the flowers are in an area which looks like the cut away section inside a book
I bought these papers on Saturday & decided to use them on Sunday.
On Sunday evening, my friend had asked us to make some cupcakes for her party celebrations, what a coincidence that I had used these papers, not realising how appropriate they would be!
Flowers from Joanna Sheen
This is the box I presented the box card in. I had intended making a presentation box, but then found a very sturdy box at work which had held a testicular implant! - I was thrilled to find it was the exact size for what I wanted but decided it would look much better covered (& to disguise what it had once held - though it amused my friend to hear what had been in it!)

Tfl, & also for any comments you may care to leave.


Whisper said...

What a super idea and gorgeous box, Luv Sam x

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous Noreen! beautiful creation and matching box......that bit did make me laugh!

hugs Vicky xx

kay said...

noreen,loving your box,still need to finish mine,x

ALI said...

This has turned out lovely, mine is not finished yet either but I don't need it till June.x

tilly said...

this is beautiful, just love that paper, all the tiny hearts...beautiful inside as well

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! Noreen this is amazing. Love the image and paper and the inside is gorgeous. Love the box, thats the best recycling story yet. LOL.

Donna x

coops said...

this is fantastic the fab image and the shape is brilliant :D

xx coops xx

Teresa said...

This is briliant Noreen, great image too. xx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely! Fab image and such gorgeous papers. Love your matching box too lol :o) Lisa x

Eileen said...

Ooo I did laugh abt What had been in the box !! Super cards. Ex