Sunday, 13 March 2011

A Small Favour Box

A couple of weeks ago, I saw on Sarah's blog, some really pretty favour boxes she had made, and looking at the link for instructions on how to make them they seemed really simple, and would be a good way to use up some largish scraps I had.

It just so happened that I had a meal planned with some friends last weekend at a local restaurant and thought it would be great to have some after dinner chocolates with coffee, so I spent an hour before going out, and made these.

I was really pleased with how they turned out, and managed to squeeze 3 twilight mint chocolates, and 4 mini cadbury dairy milk squares into each one.
The photos doesn't show the colour very well, but the cardstock is fushia pink, and I have used baby pink dotty paper, and gemstone card to cut the butterfly and large scalloped oval the butterfly sits on. As a bit of decoration on the flap I have used a MS border bunch, and the butterfly was cut with a MS punch. The scallop ovals and butterfly was attached to the box using 3d pads at the bottom with the top flap being held shut by the top of the butterfly/scallops.
These were quick and easy to make, so will make more in the future.

I'd like to enter these boxes into the following challenges:
Flying Friesan's MSE challenge - something Aminalistic
One Stop Craft Challenge - plain and simple
Paper Crafting Journey - things with wings

Monday, 7 March 2011

Black and White and a touch of grey

I love black and white papers, and have today sat and made another thank you card using this fab colour scheme.

I just love this bear and flower and the image just says it all, so I have used my promarkers and coloured him dark grey, with an ivory tummy. I figured that I couldn't colour the bear black as it would just look a little odd. The organza ribbon is from my stash, as is the gem in the middle of the flower. Not sure what range the paper is, as it was from a job lot ages ago from ebay. The square scallop is from cardworks cards, and I have cut the plain and scalloped ovals with nesties.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - black and white
One Stop Craft Challenge - black, white and one other colour
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - anything goes
Digi's with Attitude - anything goes

Sunday, 6 March 2011

A Card for a Teenager..

I love looking on the internet for freebie images, and a while a go I saw this one on one of the blogs I regularly visit, and thought that it would be fab for teenage boys cards.

My friends son is 15 next week, so I decided to use the image on a card for him. One of my cyber friend's Debbie, had used this image on a card she made a few weeks back, and I loved her card, and how it had been put together, that I asked her if it would be OK for me to use the same papers/image on a card that I needed to make. She very kindly said that I could, so this is what I have come up with for Josh.

I've coloured the image with promarkers and cut and matted it with some 'nesties'. I have tried to co-ordinate the coloured mat with one of the colours of the backing paper, and it seems to have worked really well. The sentiment and candy are from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes Challenge - stripes
Allsorts Challenge - a card for a teenager
Aly's Sunday Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge - birthday card
Fairytale Challenge - children/image of a child
Creative Card World - a card for a male