Hi everyone!!!! Sorry it's been so long since I last managed to post but with ill health plaguing me, breaking my camera (so when I did manage to make anything I couldn't take a photo for the blog of course) & not to mention Christmas itself being so time-consuming, it just didn't happen. Thanks to all my followers for sticking with me and I would like at this point to send a warm welcome my new followers too. :)
The first gift box I want to share with you all I have just made for my God-daughter's birthday this coming Friday. Made from fabulous gold pearlescent card, I cut out the box using my Cameo & decorated the top with a large flower (actually my poinsettia which I happen to really like, LOL - doesn't look too Christmas-sy when not in traditional Xmas colours in my opinion). Added a bit of personalisation with a tag featuring her initial and embellished with large black Cosmic Shimmer dots to echo the jewellery hiding within. The photo doesn't pick up the dimension of the black dots but I am sure you get the idea.
I created the first version of this particular box as part of a set before Christmas when I made a white variation for my daughter, along with a coordinating bag and matching pillow box. All 3 of which were cut from several different varieties of white card including a pearlescent one for added interest. I do like white on white - sophisticated in a different way to the gold/black combo, though I rather like that too. My daughter kindly lent me them back to me so I could photograph them for you - just a shame other projects I did manage to create including a particularly fun bag had to be sent off as Christmas presents without my being able to take a snapshot of them.
|Matching bag this time with glitter glue highlights on the flower & gold cord.
|I think you can just about see some of the different types of white card on the pillow box.
Unstampabelles - use one or more dies (quite a few cut files using the Cameo for each project)
Victorine Originals - sparkle & shine (pearlescent card stock, glitter glue/ shiny gold cord, pearl glue)
Craftymess - sparkle & bling
Crazy - no design paper
Crafty Bloggers Network - flowers
Crafting When We Can - favourites (using the Cameo, creating cut files & I love my poinsettia!)
Joanna Sheen - with love at Christmas
Crafts4Eternity - something new (Black Cosmic Shimmer & some of my cut-files were made especially for these projects)
Totally Papercrafts - something new (Black Cosmic Shimmer & some cut files)
Ladybug - anything but a card
Fun with Shapes - no square cards
Creative Moments - monochrome/anything goes
Dream Valley - anything goes
Glitter & Sparkle - anything goes
2 Sisters - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
SparklesForum - anything goes
MyMumsCraftShop - monthy - anything goes