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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Masculine box.

First let me say thank you for my "happy birthday" comments from yesterday. I had a lovely day in Nantwich. There's some really nice little shops there. All the little gifty type shops have gone from Chester now due to greedy landlords and councils. We came back in time to have a few drinks at the local then we got a Chinese and a bottle of wine. You always know you've had a good birthday when the scales tell you to get off them next day.

I've been making quite a few bags and boxes lately and decided to make a "non girly" one as men do exist and do appreciate handmade gifts.
Not much to it really. The paper is from a stack by K and Company. I started with a white box base and inked up the edges with brown ink.
I don't really do "dirty" but i like the way this one turned out so I'l be doing a few more. I'll probably make a matching tag for this one to finish it off. Perhaps a diary, a pen and a few notecards will go inside. One stocking filler sorted.

Challenges, C.R.A.F.T. Boxes.
                   Crafty Catz. A vintage look.


  1. Love your inky box, that ribbon is SO gorgeous :o) Lisa x

  2. Belated Birthday Wishes Di !! Glad you had a FAB day !! Your box is GREAT !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Lovely project, love the neutrals and the vintage-y feel :)

  4. Love the box...you have given me yet another idea! thanks...hope my card arrived ok yesterday,glad you had a good day.
    Linda [docrafts]

  5. Oh my goodness,this is one stunning box! Belated Happy Birthday,Julie.x

  6. Beautiful box perfect for our challenge this week at crafty catz thank you for playing along with us linda x

  7. Absolutely Fantastic as always.xx

  8. belated happy birthday
    Jusy love this ribbon and certainly masculine enough, I love it

  9. stunning box di.i love the paper and gorgeous bow and button.
    glad you had a great birthday :D

    xx coops xx

  10. A smashing box for a fella Diane & why not. As you say they like gift boxes too. Glad you had a nice day out on your birthday.

  11. Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image and I love the how you have antiquated your card,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge A Vintage Look and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Catz DT

  12. Hi Di

    So glad to hear you enjoyed your birthday!

    This box is just FABULOUS! What a great idea.


    Judi xx

  13. I love this box, the vintage feel is just great and you're right men do appreciate hand made gifts too!! Thanks for entering our Box challenge at CRAFT this time and good luck! Love Jacky x

  14. wonderful creation, vintage looks brill, thanks for sharing your box with us at CRAFT and CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

  15. Fabulous creation, love that ribbon, quite macho for a ribbon!
    Happy belated birthday, glad you had a good day :)

  16. Hi di

    This is fantastic .. .. I love it!!!

    Lush ribbon too!!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Love Jules xx

  17. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  18. Great idea for our Vintage Look theme this week at Crafty Catz.

  19. Great box love the ribbon thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week
    Jenny x

  20. what another great idea, you just keep them coming xx

  21. Идеята за стилен мъжки подарък е чудесна,впечатлена съм!Поздрави!


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