Sunday, 31 October 2010

More Christmas Gift Boxes

Good afternoon everyone

Bit of a gloomy day today, popped out to meet my mum and had a coffee, although in my case it was a skinny hot chocolate and a raspberry and white chocolate muffin! Yes I know, what is the point having the hot chocolate skinny if I'm eating full fat muffin, in my mind its healthier!!

Now I promise, promise i will get back to doing some cards, but I did a couple more boxes, these are Christmas presents so I do need to get ahead. These boxes were only £1.60 each and I covered both boxes with one piece of 12 x 12 paper - Bo Bunny Winter Joy Snow Angels, so the cost isnt high at all.

I painted with Eco Green Crafts acrylic paint in Lilac.  I then painted on some Cosmic Shimmer in Silver as I wanted a hint of shimmer and not just a flat colour.  I then covered in the Bo Bunny paper.  I made the flowers with the scraps of paper and I used some die cut flower shapes from Paper Artsy. These were one of the things I bought at the Craft Barn yesterday and I think they are going to be very handy. 

Do you think these boxes look ok?  I'm looking at them thinking they look home made and cheap?? 

Hope you are having a great Sunday afternoon.  Might get started on a card soon!

Take care
Pami x


  1. I think they look delightful Pam .. i love the colours.
    Lisa ;)

  2. Anything but cheap looking Pami, they are going to make whatever gift you put in them really extra special. The papers are just gorgeous and so are your finishing touches.

  3. Nothing home made and cheap about these lady! I was just thinking how gorgeous, bespoke and expensive they looked. Love them!
    Linds x

  4. Wow, they are gorgeous, not at all cheap looking!! You've used good quality materials and I'm sure that shows in the quality!

    I've got that die and I haven't even used it yet - I will now!

  5. Gosh, these are gorgeous Pami and they definitely don't look cheap...I love the papers you have used and the flowers with button centres are the perfect finish :) Donna x

  6. Wow, these are really gorgeous Pami, not at all cheap looking. I absolutely love the colours and the shimmer. Did you enjoy your visit to the Craft Barn? I haven't been for ages and I'm not sure I'll get there before Christmas but I can quite happily spend 2 hours + browsing in there!

  7. ohhh these are gorgeous Pami! Stunning boxes!
    Hugs Kristel

  8. These are stunnalicious Pami and don't look cheap at all!!! I for one would be delighted to be a recipient of one of these flabby boxes {that wasn't a hint honest lol}. I might have to make one or two of these myself. Love them!! xx

  9. Pami these are absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and decorated beautifully.
    When it comes to muffins calories don't count lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  10. Oh these are gorgeous, beautiful colours.

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  12. These are absolutely gorgeous Pam! Definitely not homemade & cheap looking by any stretch of the imagination :)

    Hope you're having a great week.

  13. Your boxes are beautiful! Love the colours!
    Don't you just love those paints?? (I might have to get those colours too now LOL)
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Isabelle (at the craft barn)

  14. Hi Pami and thanks for leaving a comment on the Craft Barn post today and sharing your blog post with us, it's much appreciated and I'm glad you've tried the paints too. I think your boxes are beautiful, definitely not cheap looking at all and the colours you chose are so fresh and pretty, I'm sure anyone would love to receive one of these as a gift. :)

  15. Pam if someone presented you with one of those boxes you'd be thrilled to bits. They are delightful - cheap? tut tut tut. Often we do not see the beauty in our own work. You are on a winner with those.

    Mary Mac

  16. Stunning sweetie hugs pops x

  17. Hi Pami! thanks you for dropping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment. I have been admiring your boxes, they are fabulous and I love the mix of paint and paper.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs, annie x


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