Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Card and Box Making!

Card and box in background 

This evenings post is the finished Easter card and box that I have been working on all week the remnants of which where on yesterdays post. Me and maths unfortunately don't work well together hence my dislike of box making...and why I left this till last!...I have to date not ever got it right first time and have always had to remake at least half the box if not the entire one at least twice!...I like decorating them; just not making them!...I am considering getting the husband involved and sub contracting the box making to him...for a nominal fee of course...a cup of tea I was thinking!...and maybe I will stretch to a chocolate biscuit might just work. will try that next time I need one and keep you posted if it works :-).This card is the most elaborate and largest I made; most of the cards I make are square and its only occasionally I will do one this large...they always seem quite daunting and a very big space to decorate. the others are more simple and smaller...I went to town on the die cuts an embellishments it is for dear family friend and I'm hopeful she will like it .

Happy Easter to you
I used the following
A4 pearlescent taupe card - card base 
various pinks and  cream  cardstock die cuts and layering 
spotty and floral patterned papers- magazine freebies
cream die cut bird ,
cream die cut label - layered and stamped Happy Easter
cream die cut flourish ,green swirl leaves(vellum)  
die cut border-( pink vellum )
die cut butterflies ( green vellum) 
stamped bunny( quick cards made easy  issue 111) - coloured Copics and Promarkers
From Stash 
cream and pink doilies 
various mulberry flowers 
cream and pink satin ribbons
pink velvet ribbon
cream crochet lace
pearls,buttons, pink cotton 
Close up Bunny 

I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend with family and friends or doing as you wish/plan, the weather as usual isn't looking great here in the UK but that's the norm for a bank holiday! not a surprise. Have a lovely time and enjoy the chocolate ( I am hoping too) crafty hug Andrea x 

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014


A very good morning to everyone and a happy WOYWW as its favourite day of the week that I hate to miss due to my nosiness inquisitive nature;-)!...Sorry If I  didn't get to visit you last week as I haven't been around due to work commitments that have had to take priority unfortunately.What spare time I have had I've been busy working on my WOYWW Anniversary ATC's and Easter cards. I have completed 3 ATC's to date; therefore smashing last years record of 1 by 200%...impressive or what!All my Easter cards are finished and on there way to recipients(sorry some may be late...time has as always went so quickly,I had weeks and weeks to go and then in the blink of an eye there was only a few postage days left...eeek!)

The -I tried to make it look interesting shot !

I had better get to the reason for today's post before Julia the wonderful host sends me to the naughty step!...What's on my work desk?...I've hidden the ATC's so no peeking!There is not much happening...this was my desk at 10pm last night...only the remnants of my box making efforts for one of my Easter cards that need to be tidied away(card and box post to follow)I have been very fortunate this Easter as only had 1 box to make; the remainder have went nicely into envelopes...I find box making frustrating however careful I think I have been I always seem to get the measurements wrong and need several attempts to get it right...this week was no exception and I had to make 2 you can see I still have the one that didn't fit,I was going to keep it but what's the chances of re-using a box lid again!...mmm...I dont think so! So what creative projects have you been up to?..I hope to find out for myself soon, I'll be back after work later today...I hope you have a good day ahead,thanks for dropping by...crafty hugs Andrea X