Thursday, 2 June 2011

Summer's coming

OMG where does the time go, cant believe it was November that i last blogged, disgusting lol.

well we are already at the start of summer,it doesn't seem five minutes ago that we were celebrating Christmas and New Year.
Well to kick my backside into gear and to celebrate the start of summer i have actually managed to do some crafting the past few days, which for once over the past god knows how many months i have really enjoyed..
Tomorrow i have something to share that i have had great fun making, but that's tomorrow, so back to today, i have made a beautiful box for Pixie Dust Paperie's challenge which is this fab sketch

instead of making a card i decided to get a headstart on DD's birthday next month, so i made a gorgeous gift box for her using her picture instead of the usual stamped image ( she'll be thrilled to see this in blogland.................NOT, lol, sorry hun xx), and used the sentiment my favourite things, so she can use the box afterwards as a keepsake box.

i painted the box in pastel green and then mounted some pretty patterned paper onto pale yellow cardstock then stuck it onto the box and lid.. i have no idea who the paper is by as there were no identifying labels/names on it. everything else is from my stash. The gorgeous lace yo yo on the side of the lid i recieved in some candy as well as the flowers.
As well as Pixie Dust Paperie's sketch challenge i would also like to enter
Michele over at Crafts 4 Eternity -alter something.
Sentimental Sundays - anything but a card plus sentiment.
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - anything goes.

hope you are all having a great day and enjoying some gorgeous weather.


  1. Wow what a gorgeous make over, love all the embellishments and the lovely photo. Thanks for playing along at C4e this week.


  2. Gorgeous Troy! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs xx

  3. Such a beautiful box, I love the sweet colors and the layering, thanks for playing along with Pixie! : )

  4. OMGOSH How awesome!! Your LO on the box is so beautiful... Thanks so much for playing along at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)

  5. oh ♥WOW♥! what an utterly fabulous and wonderful project! of course, you've started with both that GORGEOUS photograph AND kirsty's awesome sketch, but every detail of this is amazing! wow! your daughter will definitely TREASURE this!!! ♥

  6. OOOHH! I want one! No just kidding, but your daughter will love it! Perfect entry for the anything but a card at Sentimental Sundays Challenge!
    Tammy Louise

  7. Woooow, wooow, wooooow! Stunning box, love the colours and the flowers. It looks so summery! Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;) xx

  8. Fantastic box!!! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!  Hope to see you again soon!

    ~ Di

  9. Lovely box. Great design & deatils. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!