Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Making A Start On Christmas

Earlier this year at the April Ally Pally show I bought one of these boxes from the MDF man to decorate. Needless to say I got it home and then did nothing with it. Then last week I decided (after moving it around the craft room several times) that it was time to do something with it. We have two great nieces so I decided to decorate them one each for Christmas, this meant I had to buy another one when I went to Ally Pally  this weekend just gone. I started by giving it all a coat of gesso before covering it with papers printed from the Crafters Companion, Cute Companions CD. I  used this cute butterfly backing paper for the outside and a small rose bud pattern on the inside. The flowers are from Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms and the leaves from another set of Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. I cut the name on my new ScanNcut, can't believe how easy this is to use and weld letters together, it was cut three times and then stuck together to make it like chipboard. Now all I have to do is decorate the other box for Darcy's older sister.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Michelle J M said...

What a wonderful creation Sue. I love the paper, I used the same paper on a MDF frame I made for my daughter, it is so pretty. Your flowers are gorgeous and I am sure Darcy is going to love it. Look forward to seeing the next one! Michelle x

Aquarius said...

I think we all buy things with good intentions meaning to turn them into something beautiful and this is what you've done here. I'm sure this lovely box will be really appreciated. Look forward to seeing your second one in due course

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful decorated box Sue, your nieces will love these. I also like Heartfelt Creation's flowers and have quite a few stamps & dies sitting in my stash. I need to use them more ! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

NancyD said...

This is such a pretty box Sue. I love that butterfly paper and those wonderful flowers you made too. NancyD

aussie aNNie said...

This is awesome Sue, love this box , perfect flowers, papers and love the added goodies. Certainly one fab creation..xx
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Carol said...

A work of art. Beautiful.
Carol xx

rachel said...

such a beautiful box Sue - I love those butterflies and the flowers are so pretty. Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

Claire said...

Wow how beautiful Sue, love the butterflies and those flowers are gorgeous too
hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx