Good morning my little duckadees. Think we may all be having a little swim today or being blown around. I'm convinced I was meant to live in a warmer climate lol !!!
Hope Patricia, Hazel, Kate and Elaine had a lovely get together yesterday. Also glad that Val didn't fare too badly at the scan. Hopefully they can sort you out now.
I just wanted to clarify that I did hand draw the elephant on the last post (if you look closely, you will see my hand wasn't that steady lol !!!) but not from my imagination. There were a couple of small pictures that I used for ideas for the shape and colours.
Now, today's post is a bit picture heavy I'm afraid as its a twofer of sorts . . . . . pressie and box.
I bought some MDF hearts from the craft show last month with a view to making some hanging things (don't know the technical term I'm afraid)
First, I painted them with some cream cupboard paint I had lurking under the stairs but only roughly to almost prime them.
I then used Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord Distress Inks, Splodgeaway butterfly stencils, Hobbycraft and Creative Expressions heart stamps and sentiment stamps to create each heart, with some heat embossing in white and gold.
They are all tied together with cream organza ribbon with little bows tied in between.
The Love and the Friendship can be dodgy things in life but we all desire . . . . . . . . .
I decided to give this to my bezzie mate Nesta as she is a good old stick and all round good egg. I was going to put it in an organza gift pouch but then thought, perhaps a box. I remembered Hazels first origami box the other day and thought that would be good to try. I was then looking at Christine's blog and there was another one so that was it . . . .fate!
I clicked on the link, watched the clip and 15 minutes later, a box . . . . .
I didn't have time to embellish it greatly but didn't think it looked too bad for my first attempt ( I have done a couple more since). I used Docrafts Spring Chic 12x12 paper for the base and a stash mix for the rest.
I wrapped the hearts in white tissue paper and popped them inside the box. Nesta loved both the gift and the box (phew !!!) and is going to re-use the box to put bits and bobs in.
Click here to see the tutorial for this amazing box. Thank you Hazel and Christine for the timely reminders about this super project. And, thank you to you all for your lovely comments.
Have a great day even if its wet and blowy. Stay in, keep warm and dry and craft . . . . . . . I shall be in front of the box from 12 - 2 for the return of Ms Wilson . . . . . . . .Hurrah !!!