It's a lovely wet day today here in NE Scotland - ugh! What happened to Spring??
I have a few dainty flowers to keep me going though, on this gift box I made for the
Our theme this time is 'Punches', so I got out me flowery ones and me Dragonfly and Butterfly one and punched away! Then I remembered I had to have a Sweet Pea Stamp on it - Duh!!
I coloured in this little lady, Ching Chou-Kuik's 'Spring Moony Night', with my watercolour pencils, and fussy cut her out to stick to the front of my box. Found a great template for this make from Papertray Ink.
I started off with just some white card to cut the shapes out from the template, as it was my first attempt. Didn't want to faff up any lovely cardstock did I?? LOL. But it came out OK, so I proceeded to cover up the panels with some dusky dark pink bazzill and a printed DP that has been in my bits box for a year or two!!
I used up a bit more of my sparkly metallic pink ribbon on the inside just to bling it up a bit, and then added all my punched shapes and popped some gems on too. The big flowers also have some stickled edges and dots for a bit more bling.
This all comes together with a couple of tabs that tuck in, but I had to figure out how they would go inside when I had put some card there. Didn't want the tabs to show, and they would have got jammed under the inner box shape too if I hadn't left a space unstuck for them.
Managed to bodge that bit though, so all is well with the world! LOL.
OK, I'm off clothes shopping with my eldest two today (yawn!) They had some vouchers from their Nanny to spend in Matalan. Trouble is the youngest will feel left out, as she had clothes sent for her instead of vouchers. So that means I'll end up spending more dosh myself. . . Shame it wasn't being spent on crafting goodies!!
Hope you guys can join us at Sweet Pea Stampers this time! See you there peeps!
Other Challenges -
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (butterfly punches)
Creative Inspirations - No square cards
Fab 'n' Funky - More than one fold
Stamp Insanity - Punches
Simply Create - Do It Yourself