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:
- I Did It Creations Challenge - Surprise Me
- A Spoon Full of Sugar - Lets Get Punchy (I used a punch for the flowers before I cut into them and rolled them up
- Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Bling it on (pink bling and some glitter)
- One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes