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Monday, 1 April 2013

Buttons and Bows

Hello again crafty friends and followers,

Here's my second post today - I shall have to be careful, this is becoming a habit!! Lol.

I have been playing in my craftroom over the holiday weekend (mainly to avoid all the chocolate!) and have made a little project to enter into the challenge over at 'Lili's Little Fairies'. The theme this week is 'Buttons and Bows' and I have made an exploding box - here's what it looks like from the outside ...

The box measures 10.5cm x 8cm x 8cm and is made from kraft card. 
I picked one of my favourite colour schemes and 
decorated it with card and papers from my stash, 
together with pink polkadot organza ribbon and little green buttons.

I decorated the top with an LOTV image
which is part of the set - 'Present Trio'
(his little furry friends are hiding inside).

I continued the theme inside, using the other little bears from the trio 
which I stamped twice and coloured with my Promarkers,
then added buttons threaded with a little pink twine.

Here's a close up of the centre piece - 
using another LOTV stamp called 'Recipe Sentiments'.
I also used a piece of acetate to give the illusion
of the little pink bow floating in the air.

I haven't made one of these little boxes for ages and really enjoyed putting it together. Hope you like it.
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Hello, A beautiful Box, love the little verse. Great colors too. Lisa :)

  2. This is such a cute project. Love the colours, the image and the detail.

  3. Fabulous box and great colours.

    Joan x

  4. This is such a lovely project, Jan. Love the colours you've used and that little verse is great x

  5. beautiful great idea hugs txx

  6. Great box and super verse

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours as they are so gentle and match perfectly. The ribbon and the images are beautiful. Fantastic project.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  8. WOW this exploding box is stunning! I love the cute teddies and the colour combination.

    Linda xxx

  9. What a gorgeous box. It is so pretty and the verse is lovely. xx

  10. What a gorgeous box, the papers and verse are brilliant x

  11. Wow this is so pretty! Jen xxx

  12. WOW!! This is wonderful. I love the design, gorgeous colours and of the the images are so cute!
    Thank you for taking part in the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this week
    Sue xx


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