Thursday 10 January 2013

Boxes, bags and gifts galore.....

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.
Hope you like them & thanks for dropping by,

Tine :)

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


  1. These are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the poinsettia trimmed box; it's so elegant!

  2. These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at

  3. Simply gorgeous, really fab creations, thanks for sharing them with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  4. These are fabulous! love their elegance, thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  5. These are just gorgeous Christine you really are making use of your cameo. I have been making roses and actually managed to convert the PDF pattern to a cut file for the cameo :)

    Sorry to hear you have been ill, but hope you had a good Christmas and you are now felling better xx

  6. Stunning creation Tine. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Totally Paper Crafts.

  7. Wow very elegante box. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  8. These are all so wonderful. That Poinsettia looks beautiful in the white and gold. Thanks for sharing all of these with us at Unstampabelles for our Dies challenge.

  9. these are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenges this fortnight. Marlene DT

  10. Elegance Plus Tine, they are beautiful.

  11. Absolutely beautiful, Tine! I'm glad you've got a working camera again and are still crafting even with your pain issues. :)

  12. Tine, they are gorgeous! I'm so sorry to learn you've been feeling so bad. I hope you get well on your way to feeling better and hopefully staying that

  13. Wow! I really love all your gorgeous boxes. Thank you for joining our die challenge at Unstampabelles this month.

  14. Stunning x thanks for joining in at Crafty Mess xx

  15. Very elegant boxes that mean so much as a gift as you have taken the time to make them.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network this month.
    Claire x (DT)

  16. Elegant and simply stunning love them.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (Craftymess DT)

  17. Gorgeous projects Tine. They look so elegant.
    Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge this time.
    Lorraine x

  18. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Anything goes * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  19. Great project love all if them.

    Thanks for joining us at crafting when we can.


  20. These are all stunning very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

  21. Stunning!

    Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges

    Good Luck in the draw

    Hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  22. How lovely! Fabulous use of white on white as well :-) Great job and thanks for playing at the UntampaBelles Challenge!

  23. Lovely box, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  24. This is beautiful. Thanks for entering at Creative Moments.

  25. Great project for our challenge.

    Thanks for joining us at crafting when we can.


  26. Lovely creations! Thanks for joining in our challenge at UnstampaBelles this month.