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Monday, 11 March 2013

Trio of Boxes

Hello friends
I dedicate today's post to Amanda (aka Baconbits) ...
congratulations on your news yesterday that you are to become a Grandma! 
How wonderful.

Also a shout to Sandra (Cotswold Crafter) regarding Grand Decorative Ovals -
I have these in the shop so please drop me an email.

Yesterday was lovely - my boys treated me to some special gifts...
bit of a theme going on here..chocolate and Game of Thrones!
I had mentioned I would like the Games of Thrones DVD box set but they also remembered how
partial I am to Cadbury chocolate...remember they are boys...
they don't really go for pretty and feminine!
Keeping with the Mum theme - a trio of boxes today.
I have to point something out straight away - you might notice with the 
top box that it slants down very slightly ...confession time!
I forgot to take my camera to the studio so had to put it my bag to bring home to photograph.
It must have got slightly squashed!  I didn't actually notice until I uploaded all the photos.
Anyway I'm hoping it doesn't detract too much from the finished project and
gives you a little inspiration for a gift.
I've stacked three boxes - Square Petal Top Box and secured a wide satin ribbon around them all.
You can fit 4 chocolate truffles in each box - I did the same with yesterday's gift box...
thankfully there was some truffles left over!
For the top decoration I've used Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and Jewel Framed Sentiments.
The lettering is from Jewel Alphabet.
I created this for Julianna's Positively Me Blog so if you have a moment to zip over there and leave a 
comment I would be so pleased.
A close up of the flowers - I adore the little leaves.
Other news:
The butterfly box frame class due to take place later this month has sold out!
I'm thrilled I'm not the only one that is butterfly mad!
I've decided to run this class again on Sunday 5 May - all the details can be found on my sidebar - Spellbinders Academy button.
Just a very slight change with this class - the papers are still Teresa Collins - Fabrications Canvas
but they will be a 12 x 12 collection pack as opposed to a 8 x 8 paper pad.
Feel free to email for further details and if you would like to book a place.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to the week.
Take care.

28 comments:

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
Wow i am honoured with the dedication - thank you.
The slight wonk does not detract from the box this is just perfect, with a surprise everytime.
Lovely papers to.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Christine, The boxes are lovely, I love the flowers I have these dies. Question: Christine are the boxes made from a Spellbinders Die?
Your boys were very thoughtful with their gifts "ENJOY".
Have a lovely day.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, will have to add the Jewel range of dies to my wish list, they are adorable. Your boxes are lovely, squashed or not. Love your treats, enjoy.

Wilma x x x

Lac said...

Pretty boxes Christine, but the die is soooo expensive

Janice said...

Hi Christine

Love your boxes, what a great idea for a 'choccie' gift!
Enjoy our son's presents, they certainly know what you like!

Have a good day, it's snowing here.....
Janice x

Carole Z said...

Your boxes are lovely Christine! Congrats to Baconbits! Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Some lovely gifts Christine and the boxes are just so pretty! Susan x

Elaine said...

Morning, love the idea of stacking the boxes. Some great pressies from your boys Im about halfway through the first series its fab. Xx

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
The boxes are lovely, I must add this flower die to my collection. I had some of the new spellbinder dies for Mothers Day, I was thrilled. Some more that I can knock off my long, long list. It's snowing here again here in Norfolk so I can play with my new dies.
Love Chris X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What a wonderful trio of boxes, you clever thing.

Love your treats especially the chocs.

Val in Spain xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I love your boxes, I do have these jewel flowers and they are lovely.

You got some lovely pressies for Mothers Day

Sue xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What beautiful boxes squashed or not they are so pretty, my favourite jewel flowers perfect, I use these all the time.
Enjoy your gifts, seems your boys know just what you like.
Congratulations to Baconbits.
High winds and snow here today so will have to craft.
Lydia
X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Your boxes look great,the flowers are so pretty. You did do well for Mother's Day,I hope you find time to sit and watch your box set, You always seem so busy. I will pop over now and leave a comment. Take care. x.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Glad you had a nice Mothers day with your lovely boys.

Your boxes are beautiful and i just love the flowers

Its very cold and snowing out doors so the only way to pass the day is to craft im thinking .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow, you did really well yesterday with your gifts, well done boys.
I love your stack of petal top boxes, they are so beautiful. Loving the Teresa Collins papers you have shown for your workshop, truly beautiful.
Congratulations to Amanda.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel said...

Stunning box set love the decorations on top and the alphabet down the side xx hazel

Nikki Payne said...

Love these boxes... I used this die to make 25 little presants for my daughters friends last Chrismas... they are just big enough to put a few goodies in.....however never thought of stacking them and adding a bow, thanks for this idea.
the papers you have used are gorgeous :)

Have a nice day
Nikki x

loftylass said...

Morning Christine. Lovely boxes and the flowers are so beautiful.
I'm waiting for these dies to arrive... Enjoy your gifts - I'm reading Game of Thrones at present.
It's snowing in the N.E. at present so it will be a happy crafting day for me.
Happy crafting to you too.
Hugs
Heather
x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely boxes, great idea to stack them, love the jewel flowers. Emma

Rita said...

Glad you had a good day Christine. I love your boxes as they are so special and a lovely idea. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Ita said...

Hi christine you were spoiled for Mothers day but you deserve it.This box is stunning and I love the color ,I have ordered the gold elements die and can not wait for it to arrive
Keep Warm
smiles
Ita

Rose in Chester said...

Glad to hear that you were spoiled yesterday, thoroughly deserved I'm sure.
Love the boxes, so very very pretty.

Craftychris said...

I am so glad you had a lovely day yesterday - I did too and was spoilt lots! This is stunning, what a wonderful gift! xx

Carolyn H. said...

Lovely boxes and the Theresa Collins papers are beautiful too. Hope you are able to get to the studio Christine as I guess you may have snow down your way. My sister lives in Essex and was snowed in yesterday.
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

Susie Bentz said...

Sounds like you were thoroughly (and properly) spoiled! The box is beautiful...love the fresh color combo! Will definitely pop over and leave you some love on Julianna's blog.

Ros Hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, the boxes look really nice stacked and tied together. Love the alphabet letters do we have them over here?
I am very impressed with the thought your boys put into their "mums day gifts" shows that they listen to you. X Ros

Anonymous said...

hi Christine

Love these boxes. I will sat it again..those flowers are definitely on my wish list. I have receives my 3D mbossibility folders and what a delight they are. I have so many ideas for them

Irene A xx

Anonymous said...

Excuse the grammer. Its impossible posting on a little mobile phone...must use the computer lol

Irene A

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