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.


pinky said...

Lovely to see what you have been up to Jane. These are truly amazing, very vintage and elegant.

Sue said...

WOW!! Your boxes are stunning Jane. I love those papers and your flowers are so beautiful - thank you for the link will pop and have a look.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Beryl said...

Goodness - those boxes are gorgeous. A real bargain from your craft store to start with and now they are beautiful. I watched the tutorial and will def have a go at these.Thank you for the link. The papers you used are fabulous.
Good to see you too at PS and hope to see you there next time. We could have talked all day I think.
Beryl xx

cbuswell said...

Your flowers turned out gorgeous!! I love the boxes and those papers. Really beautiful! Thanks for linking my tutorial!

cotnob said...

It's good to see you back Jane, and what fabulous boxes to return with. They are so beautiful, I love your gorgeous papers and your beautiful embellishments.
I'm so sorry to hear that your house move fell through at the last minute - you must have been so disappointed. It sounds like you are making the most of it though and I'm sure you will be pleased when your improvements are completed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane, lovely to see you back, although I've been missing myself for a while!

Your boxes are absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial. I have those dies and never feel I'm using them well.

Juls said...

Hi Jane, sorry I've not been round in ages, life has been crazy busy, loving these boxes, they are Just Fab. Hugs Juls

Lorraine said...

Good to see you back Jane. These boxes are beautiful - so pretty.
Lorraine x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful boxes and gorgeous flowers. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can.

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful card and gorgeous check, thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

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Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful boxes and gorgeous flowers, love the details... Thanks for sharing with us at TPC...

cotnob said...

Hi Jane, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your gorgeous boxes with us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Amy A said...

These are amazing boxes..what a great idea to fill them with Chocolates as a Christmas Present. Thank you for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges this week; hope you join us again next week!


Jules said...

Hi Jane

Fantastic projects .. .. I love them!! The papers you have used are gorgeous too.

Sorry to read that your house move fell through .. .. but I am a strong believer that these things happen for a reason .. .. you just don't know the reason yet!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow this is amazing and thank you for sharing it with us at Sparkles Christmas challenge "Anything but a card" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww Jane these are outstanding boxes each ones is so beautifully designed, awesome work.
lorraine x

Chris said...

Hi Jane, these are exquisite. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris