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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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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Ribbon & Bow

Good Morning All

It is time for the Allsorts Challenge again and the theme this week has been set by Helene and it is Ribbon & Bow so this is a good one for most people I think.

I chose an image form one of the sponsors and coloured with Promarkers.

Then I pondered what to do with it Mmmmmmm.

I decided on something abit different for me and this was after seeing John Next Doors post here on how to make this style of box.  Made from acetate and a couple of pieces of A4 card, EK border punch and a Spellbinders Octagon die.  I found it easier using the red DST instead of a wet glue.

Incase you are wondering, inside is a baby talc and a sponge.

My box is octagonol  instead of hexagonal because I did not have a suitable die.

It took abit of fiddling about but I managed it quite well I think.   I am not too good at measuring and following instructions very closely, I tend to look at something and think,mmm I,ll do it like this........

This is it before putting the image on and putting goods inside.

You could use as a gift box for anyone really and put Body lotion or shower gel inside, or candles or chocolates mmmmmm.

The sponsors this week are ....

Passion for Stamps   will give a winner 4 images of choice.

              And    Ribbon Girl                      

Wendy L

Bunny Zoes - Ribbon


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

This is fabulous great idea Ginny x

Patricia said...

An absolutely brilliant idea.
If my sister Hazel (Hazel's baskets of Joy) sees this she will have me on a mission to show her how to do. This is right up her street.
Thank goodness she is still on holiday.
Have a great weekend Wendy

Patricia x

Helene E said...

your gift box turned out fantastically!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
You are giving John a run for his money with your splendid boxes.
Octagonal are not easy so good on ya!
Ang x

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Wendy, such a fabulous design and I love the cute image.
sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy. This is so pretty and would look great of your craft stall.
Cherry Bakewell with chick peas? Ok I'll give it a go.
Love Val x

Lesley Thomas said...

Great idea! How inventive, I love it, especially as I have a friend who is pregnant, so I'll have to make it, won't I?

brenda said...

Just to let you know I popped by to take a peek at your lovely make and wish you a good weekend.

B x

Lorraine said...

What a lovely idea Wendy - a fabulous gift.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

I have just popped in to say Thanks for your kind comment Wendy. I LOVE your gift box! Sarah

Analia Cristina said...

Hi Wendy,this is a beautiful baby work!

pam said...

fabulous idea Wendy, beautiful gift box, love this shape.

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Wendy and such a great idea for a gift.
x catherine

Mrs B said...

Hi Wendy. Fab box, so pretty. Take care.

Jennifer Swandells said...

This is such a pretty project Wendy and a lovely gift to give to anyone. I would love to receive something like this. Hugs, Jen xx
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Fandhmum said...

What a lovely and thoughtful idea
Rosie x

Craftnut said...

Great Idea Wendy. Tracy x

Janet - aka stacky said...

What a gorgeous gift idea Wendy I love what you have created it looks absolutely beautiful xx

Ruth said...

I love this Wendy! Super. Ruth x

Crafteezee said...

Great idea Wendy. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
Hugs Tracy x


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