Saturday, 30 October 2010

Box of Delights

Hello my friends

I hope you are all having a great Saturday.  The sun has been shining here which is lovely.  I've had a nice day.  I drove up the motorway to visit the Craft Barn, which is a lovely craft shop in Lingfield, Surrey.  I had a nice lunch in a tea shop nearby.  It was very nice and relaxing. I couldn't help but notice the beautiful autumn colours of the trees as I was driving along, they were so beautiful.

I've not made a card today.  I've decided to make some gift boxes, or tinket boxes as Christmas gifts for some people.  I did my first one today!  I think I will keep this one as its the first and kind of a test run!  What do you think?

The plain box is from Kaiser Craft and is the Small Trinket Box. I painted the edges with antique white Kaisercolour paint. The paper I used was My Minds Eye "Quite Contrary" paper, just one 12 x 12 sheet of paper was used.  (I covered the bottom of the inside with it as well.)  The little flowers and leaves I made using the scraps and added some glitter to the edges. 

I edged the all the paper with Olive Pastel Chalk inkpad and the pink diamantes on the top are from Ladybug Crafts, and they are so pretty I almost couldnt use them!  I will have to order some more of those pretty quickly!

I really enjoyed doing this and I bought some more little boxes today from the Craft Barn to start decorating, so you may be seeing some more of these, I hope you dont mind!!?  I will get back to the cardmaking soon though as I need to get some more Christmas cards done!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Enjoy your Saturday evening.

Pami x


  1. Gorgeous Pami! My goodness, you are adventurous! I haven't done much apart from cards.

  2. wow Pam - i love it .. its so pretty. I think these will be fabulous gifts . The flowers are delightful.
    We will have to pursuade Mary to have a go at a 3d project lol. I love making different things
    Lisa ;)

  3. Wow! What a fabulous trinket box. It's beautifully decorated and I love the papers you used.
    Thanks for joining the Once Stop Craft Challenge and good luck with the hop prizes.
    Sharon xx

  4. I LOVE IT! Wow! Keep them coming, can't believe this is your first attempt, it's perfect! C'mon admit it, there are at least 5 in the bin aren't there!!! ;-)
    Enjoy the weekend
    Linds x

  5. I love boxes. Yours is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at IDIC

  6. Pami its absolutely gorgeous! Love your paper choice, very fresh and pretty.

  7. Oh WOW this box is stunning. I love it and those flowers are just fantastic. well done you :) Glad you've had such a wonderful day
    Hugs rozzy xx

  8. Really stunning Pami! The box is gorgeous!
    Hugs Kristel

  9. Wow Pami I love this, it's so beautiful
    hugs Mandy xx

  10. wow!!! Pami, this is amazing and for a first attempt!!! My goodness! You've found a calling there!! x

  11. oh wow and wow again this is adorable. I can't believe this is your first attempt at altering a box. Superb!!

    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Good luck
    Anne x

  12. Stunning crafting!!! Lovely idea and thanks for sharing it with us a IDIC!

  13. Gorjossity personified Pami!! Love love love your little box...especially the flowers and of course the crystals lol. You're very clever if this is your first one :-D xx

  14. This is just beautiful, Pami. Love those design papers and your blooms are fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  15. Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful ..kerry x

  16. all the boxes are so beautiful - stunning!!


Thank you so much for your lovely messages, I enjoy reading every one of them! Pami x