Saturday, 28 November 2009

Little Boxes...

...made using large paper scraps and my usual embellishments...


A Small Noel

Just a little heart-shaped hanger for Christmas. Covered in silver holly patterned paper and embellished with silver peel-0ff snowflakes, small stars, a pearl flower and a pink organza bow.

Merry Christmas

I made this 'Merry Christmas' hanger...

...I used thickened card, cut to size 21cm x 7.5cm, and covered it in a cream paper with a lilac pattern and pink foil design...

...and decorated it with hearts, buttons and bows...

...and a beautiful gold peel-off corner. I also used a couple of leaf-shaped sequin embellishments which look just like angel wings. The hanger is lilac wire, I wrapped a small section around a skewer to give a little twist.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Sweet Sixteen Daughter

A sweet 16 for my daughter's birthday...

I cut a 16 shape template and used vintage floral print paper in pale green and pink...
...and embellished the card with gingham ribbon bows, buttons and lovely hearts and flowers.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Chocolate box

Another box of chocolates, this time done with a lovely floral paper, cut with my favourite scissors for a nice edge.
I wrapped the paper around the box and secured with double sided tape, then did the same with a length of satin loop-edged ribbon.
The three bows are lace, paper and satin ribbon and the tag is backed with mulberry paper and decorated with a glittery heart card cutout.

Birthday Card and mini tag giftcard envelope

Here's a birthday card I made...
I used a lovely pink rose-print paper, which I tore around the edges
then aged with a copper inkpad...
I have used some of my favourite lilac paper roses to decorate,
wrapping the wire stem around a thin skewer for the twist,
along with a lilac paper ribbon bow and tiny pearl flower embellishments.
The hearts are card cutouts...
...and the giftcard envelope is done with the same paper and embellishments.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Cake Box

Another cake box.

This one is larger than the last one I did. I chose a spotted paper for the bottom and a script print for the lid.

It is decorated with some vintage lace, a brown spotted ribbon, a brown organza bow, some stiny sting pearls and a couple of paper roses.

There are also a couple of buttons, pearl flower embellishments and a sequin flower and leaf embellishment I made.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

3 drawer mini matchbox chest

A small 3 drawer chest made from three matchboxes.

I've used a lovely paper from a new Paper Cellar Victorian Classic 6x6 pad...

...embellished with paper roses, organza ribbon and buttons...

...and small purple sequins pushed onto brads to make the drawer knobs.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

I've been sewing dance costumes for a friend this past week so I thought I'd use up a couple of fabric and ribbon scraps and make these tags while my machine was in use.

This first tag has a piece of ribbon saying 'delicious' on it, which came from a box of chocolates. Just perfect to tie onto a chocolately gift.


...and these are made using printed scrapbooking ribbon.
This is a great way to use up tiny fabric scraps and ends of ribbon.


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Explosion Box

A while ago we made explosion boxes but I didn't get time to finish mine.
Last weekend I spent a lot of time finishing the inside of my box and thought I'd show how it looks so far.....

...but it may be a long while before I finish the outside but once I do I'll show you.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Matchbox Birdhouse

My sister and I made matchbox birdhouses.
I used a Laura Ashley paper in a flower and bird print.
I 'aged' the edges with a gold stamping ink and decorated the roofline with a delicate glitter.
Embellishments are tiny paper flowers and a jewelled butterfly and dragonfly.
The hole is a tiny black button and the knobs on the drawers are gold split-pins.

Gift mini envelope

A lovely craft day today.
I made a gift card mini envelope for my sister-in-law.
I used some of my dark brown and pink paper to cover the brown envelope and embellished it with a paper lilac flower, some paper ribbon bows, a button and a heart and label cut with sizzix.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Chocolate box

I bought a box of chocolate truffles...

...and added some pearlised pink paper and a floral strip from the Laura Ashley range...

...some skeleton leaves and paper bows...

...and sequins and a lovely lilac flower.

Matchbox Advent

Here is the matchbox advent I made.

I used papers from the Papermania Nostalgia packs, and a mixture of embellishments. Some are wooden (painted and frosted), others are sizzix cutouts, peel-offs, buttons and even a couple of pictures cut from old Christmas cards.

The knobs on my drawers are made with split pins (hubby had to help here and cut the ends off them to make them short enough to fit) and are waiting to have numbers stamped on them.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Another card..

I made this card using some rose print paper and a frame made of thick handmade paper.
The hearts are cut using sizzix templates and the bow is organza ribbon.
The flowers were 'borrowed' from my sister.