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Saturday, 30 June 2012

It's the Weekend!

Hello friends
It's the weekend..do you think it will feel like a Summer one?

First off...Lesley who commented that she had problems with her Grand Calibur - please drop me an email.
Next let me show you this...
This is Carole's Box Frame completed!
She chose to distress the frame with a mixture of Vintage Photo and Wild Honey inks and then went over the entire box with Picket Fence distress stain. To decorate the boxes she used a mixture of Spellbinder flowers,  a few from Ribbon Buckles, a little bird and (I'm delighted to say...) some butterflies!  
Carole said "just to mix it up a bit I just used some pretty polka dot buttons ties with bakers twine on some of the boxes and added some pearl gems to a few of the more simple dies. It was great fun from start to finish. I loved all the card patterns for the lids too. So now I have a set of boxes ready for when I need one for a small present, like a piece of jewellery or choccies, but of course I won't want to touch it now, will I?!"


What a difference decorating makes..here is my box frame still 'naked'....!!
I have a couple of frames remaining should anyone wish to order - all the details can be found here.
As mentioned, I will be putting together a Christmas version later in the year.
In fact there will be a new kit coming along next month featuring a wooden plaque - 
sketching out plans for that right now.
Back tomorrow dear friends - have a super Saturday!

20 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely set of boxes. I am in the process of finishing mine off, just have to number the boxes then it will be ready to show the world. Ha ha. Watch this space.

Wilma

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, thanks for sharing my boxes..it was great fun to do and now I definitely want to do an advent one too! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to buy and try with this die, Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Morning, i really loved this idea when it was showcased as an advent calender. Will be making a few for christmas.
Carole's frame is wondeful she should be really pleased and proud.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

nattyboots said...

Well done to Carol,you did those boxes and the frame proud .
We all have our own ideas and it always amazes me how two identical projects can look so different with a different pair of hands .

Im away for a couple of days but will catch up with you when i get back as i dont want to miss anything hehe .
Have a lovely weekend

Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Well done Carole your box looks great.
These boxes and frame are a great idea, something special.
x.

scrappyjen said...

Very clever, very pretty... Must make one of those! Jenx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Carole your box is lovely.

Sue x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Well done to Carole your box frame is just lovely. How long did that take you to make?.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Lydia
X

nmty said...

Hi christine, I love the framed box, such a great idea.

carole your version is brilliant, i love the mixture of emellishments you have used to decorate the boxes.

lv norma

hazel said...

morning Christine lovely boxes really like the variation between the two styles xx hazel

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, Carole has done a brilliant job on her frame and boxes, it is stunning. I really love yours because that gorgeous little butterfly stands out so proud, hope you are going to put some more on! (As if you would not - lol). Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
Thank you for sharing other crafters creations. Lovely boxes Carole, you should be proud of your self, I like the colour combi and embelishments - I noticed you sneeked in a few butterflies!!
Best wishes, Carolyn x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, Lovely boxes Carole. I was leaving my frame to make up for Christmas - but may need to have a play sooner.

Sarah said...

Such a pretty set of boxes..gorgeous colours.

Sarah said...

Hi Christine! Carole has made an amazing set of boxes. This is fabulous idea for using the box die!

Sarah x

melanie said...

Stunning project`s I love this die have made a few last christmas for my daughter as Initals on for the table .Melanie

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

You have excelled with these Christine and made many people very happy. Beautiful papers used for the boxes and they look lovely when all adorned.
Lovely Carole.
Hugs Linda x

Gloria Stengel said...

Totally amazing project idea! Love the pretty colors! Hope all is well with you and that you survived another Frenzy!!! Hugs.

Craftychris said...

Carole did a fabulous job! I think I must get the die and then the box frame on its own - definitely a must have xx

Luxury Flat Lady said...

Such a cute way to provide extra storage! It looks like an advent calendar or something.

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