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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Boxes of ........

Good Morning All

I have been making quite afew of these boxes (see tutorial here) on Card Making Magic, and I will keep them in reserve to use as gifts.  They can be filled with all sorts of things - cotton wool,   potpourri,  sweets,   chocolates,   (see yesterdays post).

These were made with one sided paper so I had to hide the white bits with something.  I bought a great big bag of assorted buttons when I was in the UK and I decided to use them to decorate this one, along with some homemade flowers using Cheery Lynn 'Roses' die.

I used one sided paper again but cut  pieces to fit on the white bits that contrasted with the shades of beige. 
I decorated with crochet flowers and pearls, Marianne die cut flowers with quilled ones in the centres, inked on the edges. Lace around the top and a doily cut into four pieces and inked on the edges and stuck under the edge.
The corners n this are a new die I bought -
Lea,bilities  45.8558.

Doilies again on this one, lots of quilled flowers (I make these from off cuts of plain white paper, just a half inch strip) and peeloff/acetate  butterflies.
Crochet butterflies and flowers on the sides.

I hope this inspires you to have a go at making these, they are a great way of using loads of bits of stash that you may have around your desk, as I have.
The gold foil butterflies are punched from Duflex bits left from a diecut sheet that has been on my desk for months, I try not to waste anything!!!

I hope you like them.
Wendy L


brenda said...

These are really fabulous Wendy, I will take a trip to the tutorial.

B x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
I've already confessed my addiction to these boxes. Just love them. So quick and easy yet they look great.
These are fine examples of it.
Have a great day.
Ang x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wow!! these are fabulous Ginny x

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy. I bet John loved his gift yesterday.
Love the boxes. What a lovely way to give a gift.
Love Val x

Sue said...

I love these boxes and you have decorated them so beautifully. Will definitely be making some for Christmas this year.
Sue xx

Fandhmum said...

Your boxes are so pretty, Wendy
Rosie x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo Wendy,
2 wunderschöne boxen hast du da gestaltet,eine ist schöner als die Andere,
lg Ulrike

Janet - aka stacky said...

These are gorgeous Wendy so much beautiful detail on them xx

pam said...

these are gorgeous Wendy, lovely colours and embellishments you have used.
must try and have a go at one.

Jennifer Swandells said...

I absolutely love these boxes Wendy, they look so professional when they are made. So this is what I am going to do is make a few for Christmas as gifts. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Mau xx said...

Wow! you have been busy wendy, what beautiful boxes, are going to make gorgeous pressies.
Hugs Mau xx

Deborah Adams said...

I know I am a little late but going through some old emails. I saw these boxes they are so pretty. These are great for gift giving. Love all the embellishments you used. :D


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