Saturday, 29 July 2017

Boxing Clever. . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all ok. 
Still playing catch up with my blog visits as its been a busy week, as you can imagine with bookings emails etc.

Welcome to new followers Marie B, Deborah G and Sandra G. Thank you for joining our merry (not in a drunken way ...... except a couple of the regulars lol!) band.

Spent Thursday at John's too sorting out the finer points of our Ansty workshop. I am helping out doing the bookings for the Swainby workshop but I'm not the organiser of that one.

You may have noticed, I've had a re-vamp of the blog. I thought it was looking a bit stale after 4 years and needed a bit of a zhuzh up. Hope its not too in your face after the previous pastel tones.
After my initial tweak, I've re-organised the layout so the duck is back (it had done a runner on my first attempt) and changed the text colour from pink on pink lol!!!

Mr D has also been on pulling duties again and the name out of the plant pot for the Paddle Prize offered here is. . . . . . . drumroll. . . . . . . . .

Congratulations Lydia. Thank you for comments and support. Please email me at with your details so that I can post out your prize.
Apologies to everyone else but thank you for joining in.

Now, today's offering is a box. It was a fiddly beggar to do but something I had wanted to try for a while. Now I've got it sussed, its not so fiddly and I have prepped a tutorial if anyone is interested.
If you look closely, all the corners are inverted rather than squared off (I like to be different).
How to do the lid was a poser but I came up with a solution and it worked so hurrah!!!

A3 sheet of white card
SW Delicate Adornment die (cut twice as mirror images into the sides of the box)
SB Medallion One die (cut into lid)
Presscut Circle die
Tonic flower punch
Purple satin ribbon
Pearage and teeny pearlage

Hope you find it a little different to the norm.  I went for the minimalist look with embellishments so as not to hide the unusual corners. 
If you would like me to blog the step by step for this, I'm happy to do so. 

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my reflections card. It was one of those that I thought "Yup, I really like how that turned out".
I must, however clarify one point. When I said "I went commando" I did mean straight into action without fear of defeat not thinking of the other meaning lol!!!

I can assure anyone of a sensitive disposition that I wasn't undieless in my craft room, mainly as the chair is leather and I wouldn't have fancied peeling myself off it after half a hour of my butt sticking to it.
However Andrea, if you have any success trying the "technique" please share as I'm sure we'd all give it a go (with a cushion in place to prevent the butt peelage situation). . . . . . . . in fact, I shall mention it to John for his next Hochanda appearance. I'm sure that it would increase the viewing figures, if not the sale ones hahaha!!!

Anyhoo, that's me for now, all set for another GP weekend hurrah!!!

Have a fab weekend, whatever you are doing and be good.

Ang x


  1. This looks so clever with interesting corners. I'm sure you're getting John organised for his workshop!
    Getting used to your new colour scheme - thought I was in the wrong place when I first saw it!

  2. Stunning very creative...xx
    Have a lovely weekend.♥

  3. Morning Dear Lass, what an exquisite box, very elegant and stylish, beautifully adorned. I'm pretty much pants at this kind of make, but you're not, enjoy your F1,Kate x

  4. Morning Ang,
    Nice surprise for me this morning, I'm the lucky winner, thank you.
    Love your new blog site and the box.

  5. Morning Ang, fabulous box, do like the corners, think I will have to have a try at this. Congratulations to Lydia - enjoy your Paddle Prize.
    Eng Joy the G.P. Ang, hope you get the result you want.

  6. That looks like a clever box and a bit different. Liking the new look blog.

  7. Hi Ang
    I love the revamp ,just my colour , beautiful box Ang it does look fiddly tho a bit beyond me im thinking , i have no patience .
    Congrats to Lydia enjoy your prize .
    Enjoy the GP mate.
    Elaine H X

  8. Love the new look, I,m too scared to alter mine incase I cock it up altogether. Love the box, gonna try to get home for one of the workshops to help out LoL, xxxx

  9. Morning Ang, love the box - especially the lid. would love you to blog step by step instructions if you can find the time now that you are the Executive Assistant to Mr L. Enjoy the GP. WakeyL

  10. Hello Ang, love your box, it is so different with the corners done like that, and the decoration is lovely. would love to see the tutorial on how you achieved it. Well done Lydia, enjoy your prize. Enjoy the GP Ang, and have a great weekend all. Bx

  11. Good Morning Ang, yes love the new style blog. The bos is brilliant. Havent tried the commando technique yet, but I am sure of one thing, no viewer of Hochy would want to watch me demoing it- crafters would be turning to other channels (perish the thought) in their droves- have a great weekend.

  12. Love the new look blog and the beautiful box. Would be interested in a tutorial for this please. Thanks for sharing this. Congratulations to Lydia. Enjoy your prize.

  13. Hello Ang,
    Fab box and yes please to a tutorial.
    Congratulations to Lydia, being pulled by Mr D is no mean feat!!!
    Maureen x

  14. Hi Ang
    Wow gorgeous box I love it, & instructions would be a great help thanks.
    Love the new blog look now the colour's have sorted as I was getting vivid red words on my iPad which was very blurred. Oh so please your Duck 🐥has come home.
    Congratulations Lydia enjoy your prize.
    Enjoy your weekend with John's workshop.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  15. Hi Mrs D,This box is just gorgeous,and yes a tutorial please.Love the new blog look,and am pleased the duck is back.Stay healthy,Love Barbara D xx

  16. Hi Ang

    Loved reading this post (I love reading them all!) the box is stunning, clever lady!

    That's about all I can say at the moment as I'm trying to get the vision of nakedness on the crafty leather chair out of my head ;) lol

    Enjoy the GP

    Congratulations to Lydia.... enjoy!

    June x

  17. Hi Ang,
    I do like your new blog look.
    I think mine needs a overhaul after nearly 5 years, but I am afraid to muck it up.
    Next month it will be 5 years old, and I will be offering candy to regular commenters.

    Your box is ace and such a very clever design.
    The inverted corners are very unusual, and quite unigue.
    Lovely and beautiful design to the sides and lid.
    Love and big crafty hugs. Jenny L.

  18. Hi Ang, Lovely box. I am liking the new look blog.
    Congrats to Lydia
    Love Nancy x

  19. I like the look of your re-vamped blog. Good job. Your inverted sided box is awesome. Yes, please, do a tutorial of your fantastic looking box. I don't think I want to go to the vison of "going commando' on the leather chair. Ouch!

  20. Yes please to seeing the tutorial for your gorgeous box otherwise we will be forever scratching our heads saying 'how'd you do that then'? Hugs Mrs A.

  21. What a gorgeous box, Ang. love the new look for the blog.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Wow, this is stunning! Another vote here for the tutorial please. Hope you're feeling well and that you enjoy the GP this weekend x

  23. Hello Ang,
    A beautiful box and yes please I'd love a tutorial! It's a very stylish box!
    Love the new look blog as well!
    Love Myra xx

  24. Hi Ang, what an interesting box design no wonder it was a bit of a faff to get it right first time so a tutorial would be great. Thought I'd come to the wrong place at first, bit "in your face" when you are bleary eyed first thing in the morning when my eyes don't work so well!! Lovely coloured background though. My congratulations to Lydia. All set for this afternoon?? Looks as though it may be a red weekend. Bye for now, love from Jackie xx

  25. Beautiful box Ang Love the new blog but I am struggling to navigate around it on my phone

  26. so gorgeous....thanks for showing us how you created it!

  27. Hi Ang! Just managed to get through all the blog posts I missed while I was on vacation. Love all the cards you did for John's new release! The autumn one was my favorite as I love metallic embossing! Hope you are now up to speed on Windows 10. Have a great day!



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