Sunday, 27 October 2013

12 Days Of Christmas , Graphic 45 , Boxes

As I said in my earlier post I have been crafting , if not blogging , and these are some boxes I've covered with the beautiful "Twelve Days Of  Christmas " 12x12 papers from Graphic 45. I also made some lovely 8x8 cards with these papers , but they sold before I'd had time to photograph them.
The boxes I bought from my local craft center , the oblong box is a good size with a hinged lid , and at £1.99  I thought very good value. I'm going to fill them with chocolates and give them as Christmas presents , the boxes of course can be brought out as decorations every Christmas.

The oblong box : features the Christmas rose paper , glitter ribbon from do craft , flowers, fancy button, holly berries and cones from hobby craft, fixed on with pinflair gel glue. I then sprayed with crafters companion stick and shine  and sprinkled with a little fine gold glitter.

The hexagon box: features various papers from  "Twelve Days Of  Christmas " 12x12 papers from Graphic 45. Glued on with do craft tacky glue and the edges inked with a red chalk ink. The large flowers are made using Tim Holtz tattered floral die , I followed this wonderful video tutorial here, by a fabulous crafter I happened to stumble across on the web. They are so easy to make from this tutorial and they look so lovely made from Bazil paper/card.My leaves are a woodware punch , the lovely veining is achieved with a long thin tweezers , twisted like shown for the flower petals in the tutorial. I think this makes all the difference and use this Technique all the time now. My where a 3 pack from do craft. The burgundy flower is a dynamics rolled die and the dark green vine a Marianne die cut. The gold lace trim was found in my stash , think it was from hobby craft? The best way to attach this is with glue dots. I sprayed and glittered as with the other box.

Challenges entered : The hexagon box : crafting when we can : make your own flowers
                                                                           Winter wonderland : use checks (checked paper on box      and green flower)
                                                                Sparkles Christmas Challenge : anything but a card
                                            Totally papercraft : no squares allowed

    rose oblong box : 613 avenue : anything goes 

Well rather a big post , especial after all this time , but I thought you would like to see my Christmas boxes and if you have that TimHoltz die, as lots of us have , please try the flowers with the great tutorial video. 
Happy rafting , and try not to blow away in the windy UK.

Long time no blogging

Hi crafting friends , sorry I've been missing from blogland for awhile . I have been crafting though. I've recently been into decorating boxes and making flowers, these I will blog in other posts.
Any way in my last post I said we where moving house, Chester, well best laid plans and all that ! well it all fell through at the last minute. We where packed , I'd sold my 2 leather sofas to a friend and then a bomb shell ! the woman buying the bungalow of the couple buying our house pulled out. We were gutted, and went off the idea of moving at all. So we are staying put and making improvements to our house . new kitchen, walls down and maybe a downstairs loo.
Hope your all fine and having a lovely crafting time. The clocks have gone back , dark so early then yuk, and a storm is brewing over the UK, so best just get cosy in your raft dens.