Friday, 13 March 2015

Oldie For Friday. . . . . . . .

Good morning my paddling chums (yes Patricia, I have left the heating on low for you chuck). Hope all is well with you.

Its been a while since I joined in with the Friday Oldie posting (started by a blogging chum of Patricia, Erika of Snappycrafts ) but as I was going to be making another of these boxes, it dawned on me that perhaps some of the newer visitors to The Pond may not have seen my butterfly box. 

I featured it about 18 months ago so I hope it qualifies under the Oldie heading. I have made other versions since but as they have either just been a different colour or with a different lid, I've not thought to photograph and feature them.

Apologies for the photos as at the time I was, in the main, trying to catch the light at various angles to get the nice shadows (too arty farty for my own good sometimes lol!!!)

I cut all four side panels using the SB Butterfly Magic die and lined each with acetate to make it more sturdy. The top of the lid is decorated with SB Captivating Squares

I kept this, the original one and it still casts lovely shadows in my bedroom.

For those of you who have been paddling for a while, I hope you don't mind seeing this again and for any newbies, hope it was worth re-posting.

Have a wonderful weekend folks.

Ang x


  1. Yes i remember this beautiful box , and so nice to see it again .
    Elaine H X

  2. Oh Ang I remember this beauty, it's lovely to see it again and to remind us of how versitile our dies can be. Hazel x

  3. Morning Ang,
    I also remember this beautiful box, it's gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful crafty project-I can see why you have kept it.

  5. Yes a super project Ang and doesn't date either! love from Jackie xx

  6. Oooo!! Yes!! I remember this one very well.
    Loved it at the time and still do.
    Something like will never go out of date.
    Hope you are having a good day

    Patricia x

  7. I dont remember seeing it Ang, I thought it was one of Johns at first, so very well done you, I have a triangle box he made very similar to this, xxx

  8. I think I've been following you for at least that long, and I don't remember it, but then the old brain isn't what it was, so I'm going to pin this one, and I'll be able to find it easily then, so thank you for posting it again.

  9. This is a beautiful project whether you made it recent or past!
    I think it is good to revisit items. We get caught up so much in the present that sometimes we need to stop & remember the past for our own good. And sometimes so we don't repeat past mistakes! Lol
    Thank you for sharing this lovely box.

  10. Afternoon Ang, a beautiful box that I don't mind seeing again. Would look good with a tea light inside (with the lid off of course !!) Have a great weekend. Janice x

  11. Oh Mrs Duck,
    I'd paddle through hell and high water to see this beautiful box. It really is beautiful, and arty farty or not, the shadows are fantastic!!
    As you know, I'm a fairly newby so have not seen this before, so thank you for posting it.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Maureen xxx

  12. Hi Ang,
    I always enjoy my paddling when I visit your blog.
    Love this superb Oldie for Friday.
    I loved it when you first posted it, and am still in awe of the fab creative designing of this superb box.
    The colour is so beautiful, and I just wish it adorned my bedroom.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. I will take four of these please Ang! And if you could throw in some tealights then I will get rid of every lamp in my main room and use these to set the proper mood!


  14. Hi Ang,

    WOW! This is well worth re posting, its gorgeous, just love the shadows it gives in the light, so beautiful.I'll have it in Purple or Turquoise please lol!

    Love & Hugs

    jacquie J xxx

  15. beautiful so glad you have reposted, Gail xx

  16. Could never tire of this Ange is pure gorjuss. Loved it the first time around, love it now, have a good weekend, hugs Kate x

  17. Hi Ang
    I do remember this post! I loved it then and I love it now. I've not done much in the way of boxes but must think about giving them a go. Best wishes, Anne O

  18. OMG Ang, this is stunning! Fabulous rich colour and the construction is so good. Michelle x

  19. Hi Ang, wow this is so beautiful, would make a lovely gift box with some tissue inside. Lovely colour card. You have me thinking about easter now. Have a great day. Bx

  20. It is definitely worth re-posting it is stunning and yes it does cast beautiful shadows.Off to update my blog now

  21. This is definitely worth reposting it is gorgeous - I remember it fte first time around but good to revisit things and get inspiration from our previous creations xx GailT xx

  22. Fabulous!!!...don't have this die but Sis does so will be borrowing it asap...


  23. Nice one to re-visit. Gorgeous box. Have a great day Ang!

  24. Ohhh, love this, stunning, anybody would be thrilled to receive this as a gift, is now on my MUST TRY list. Thanks Ang.

  25. Hi Ang
    So elegant box. wonderful work