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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Vintage gift box.

While I'm not in the mood for making cards as such, I thought I'd start decorating my pile of blank boxes. Most of these boxes are a result of mis-measuring and getting sizes wrong for the stuff that I want to put in them. Others are from when I've forgotten to cut the card for the lids bigger ( always 3mm to get a good fit ) than the bottom and having loads of half boxes waiting for other halves to be made.

This one is about 6" square. The pic makes the lid far too big but it isn't in real life. The paper I've used is from a big K & Company stack.

The image and sentiment are both from TLC Creations. If you look up TLC in my labels in my side bar there is a link in one of the posts to both images.

Here's a close up. The flowers were made with punches using a You Tube tutorial. There's loads of different ones available.

Challenges.Craft your days away. Make your own flowers.
                 Di's digi designs. Anything goes.
                 Secret crafter. Inspired by a song ( Lady in red ).
                 Critter sketch. Anything but a card.
                 Anything goes challenge. Vintage.
                 Charisma cards. Inspired by a song ( Lady in red ).

Speedy's hospital check up was fine. He's waiting for the go ahead for a kidney transplant ( hopefully mine or his sister's will match ) but as they messed up his heart medication there has been a delay while they get that sorted. He's got to have a nuclear scan ( not as scary as it sounds ) tomorrow and another on Tuesday but the doc is more than confident that there will be a good result and we will be able to get things moving again. He has kidney damage, caused by a virus rather than kidney disease so he doesn't actually feel ill. In fact he says he's never felt better.


  1. Very pretty box, love the paper used, the image goes so well. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    Joanne x

  2. Beautiful box. Glad all went well at the hospital and he's feeling ok at the minute. Lee xx

  3. So gorgeous hun....and I hope all goes well at the hospital....

    hugs Vicky xx

  4. Fab make, love the image and sentiment. Hope all goes well at the hospital xx

  5. a beautiful box....... pleased things are moving at the hospital and hope Speedy gets his op soon

  6. A gorgeous creation, love the colour choice and thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate
    PS I have some candy if you are interested :)

  7. OMGosh this is one very beautiful creation Gorgeous image and colour theme and song inspiration, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You so for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 151 Inspired by a Song
    I hope you join us again next week,

    I have some new calorie free candy if you are interested
    Have a lovely day,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  8. fabulous box di.the elegant image is gorgeous and i love your red colours :D

    xx coops xx

  9. A gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing with us at Charisma Cardz this week! xxx

  10. Such a gorgeous box, really rich and beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch for our "Anything but a card" challenge :)

  11. Fabulous box!

    Thanks for joining us on the first "Anything goes" challenge at Di's Digi Designs. Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  12. Love the box and the paper you've used is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Jenni x

  13. Beautiful box and gorgeous flowers.

    Best of luck for Speedy. How kind of you to be willing to give a kidney. I have a friend who now has her sister's kidney and she is doing great.

    Thanks for joining in our handmade flowers challenge at Craft Your Days Away.


  14. Hi Diane,
    This looks wonderful. The box looks fab & the image & the papers are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  15. Your box is stunning - a great image and I love the red colours you have used. Great flowers too.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  16. Stunning gift box :)
    So glad you entered Di's first challenge & we hope to see you again next time.

  17. Stunning boxes with the creative cards,Your all the creativity and the creations have a rocking look!!!!!
    plastic gift card
    discount card printing


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