Sunday, 8 March 2015

Last year I didn't bother.....

....not with Mother's Day you understand, but I was only just getting into crafting cards and was still doing some fairly basic stuff.  Things took off for me in August last year when joined my first Facebook crafting group and I started blogging.  There was so much inspiration out there from so many talented people!

This year I've been asked to make a few of these exploding boxes by my colleagues at work.  These are my favourite thing to make that are not cards because people are so surprised when they open them up and see all the beautiful embellishments.  The ones I tend to make are just so perfect for spring with all the flowers/blooms I use.  This is one of Susan's she's asked me to make two (one pink and one purple).

Here's the inside of this one.


Papers are from Lili of the Valley.  I've used dies, and embellishments galore from Wild Orchid Crafts, The Ribbon Girl and Live and Love Crafts.

Here's a couple of close ups of the interior


Flower close up.

Mother's Day is next Sunday here in the UK so I've got this done just in time :)
Andrea x

I've like to enter my exploding box into the following challenges
Just Inspirational - Mother's Day
Crafty Boots - Anything but a Card
Just Inspirational - Shaped Card
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (14)








13 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, your box is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

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  2. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

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  3. Fabulous exploding box, lovely colours and gorgeous embellishments. Thank you for sharing you work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  4. Gorgeous exploding box, great idea for Mother's Day. Love the florals in the centre. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  5. Gorgeous project!!! Thank you for joining us at Just Inspiration Crafts - Jo Baker - DT

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  6. Hi Andrea,
    This is such a gorgeous project! I love all of the colors!
    Thanks for joining us over at Just Inspirational Challenge!
    Hugs
    Sandra (DT)

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  7. Wow what a great project, so pretty love the details to this one. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Inspirational Challeges.
    Linda K. DT

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  8. A beautiful creation and just perfect for my Spring theme Andrea.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  9. A beautiful creation and just perfect for my Spring theme Andrea.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  10. Beautiful creation Andrea, love all the flowers. Thanks for sharing over on AYLI. Carol

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  11. Stunning box, Andrea. Great colours and details. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  12. this is a gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

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  13. Beautiful box love the pretty flowers.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Spring is in the air' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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