Monday 20 September 2010

Exploding Xmas Floral Delight

Good morning everyone
The first day of my week off and last night I finished off another of my first attempt creations, and wow did I enjoy creating this.

I managed to use 4 different Nellie dies  and two different snowflake punches, some more of the Papermania "Silent Night Papers" and lots and lots of flowers, beads, feathers etc.  The charms from the Hobby House, the russet holly leaves and holly berries are prima and other flowers split between local department store, Hobby House, Hobby Craft and Wild Orchid.  The feathers were from Rui Tong in Bridlington.

Warning this is photo heavy as it was really hard to show everything.

So here is the closed box
The top
Oh the diamante gems are from the Hobby House too.

The front
and one side, they alternate in colours and the lace by the way is from a local department store.  It is the type that can be threaded with ribbon.  RWS sells one style, the local department store has every colour trim going and Wild Orchid have some too.
I cut the bottom lace in half and folded over the top lace to get two edges of the gold.

Here is the open exploding box
Three close ups of different angles of the flower pyramid
The flower pyramid is created (from base up) a large frosted snowflake, with a silver cone of card cut to size and then the flowers are added from the base upwards incorporating the pearls and fluffy balls (from RWS last Xmas) The feathers are added last to fill the hole in the cone and to add more soft depth to the sides of the pyramid.
and finally the box all put back together again
Wow did the desk get messy, but I have cleaned up again ready for the next project.  

Thank you to all my lovely followers and visitors for the inspiring comments you leave and I have loved having the time to hop back to you to see your lovely work too.

I did not aim for any challenges with this creation however I am entering it into the following challenges

Aly's Sunday Challenge - the theme is sparkly and glittery
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge - the theme is anything but a square
The Allsorts Challenge - who want us to use three punches, I hope the Nellie's class as a punch otherwise please ignore me.

Well off to play again
Enjoy your day


Linda said...

Hi Kate

I don't know what to say's amazing, beautiful, gorgeous etc. etc.

hugs Linda

Joey said...

OOOOOH Kate Wow this is fantastic and so detailed a true treasure. Joey.x

ARTfulWings said...

Hi Kate - wow you have been busy on your first day off - lots of lovely detail in this creation - has a lovely vintage feel to it too, see you soon Polly xx

stampingmarianne said...

Wow, this is a masterpeace! Beautiful!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Gina said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! That is just Superb!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

Danielle said...

WOWZERS! Kate, what an amazing creation this is ... it makes for quite a stunning project! Well done you!
Hugs, Danielle

Sue said...

Hi Hun
hope you enjoy your week of, this is just stunning, gorgeous creation hun, lovely keepsake, sue,x

brenda said...

Wow Kate, what a fabulous box.

It must ahve taked you ages, but worth every minute.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Barbara said...

Kate, this is amazing. I hope the person you gift this too is a "special" one. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Thanks also for joining Cowgirl Sunday Challenge.

Hazel said...

Delightful crafting. Thank you for putting me wise about the rules on Winter Wonderland - have noted it - sorry I hadn't realised x

Fleur said...

Wow this is amazing, very pretty
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

maddy hill said...

totally awesome - what a pretty box ! and such alot of work that has gone into it ! love the surprise flowers !
maddy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, your flower arrangin has come in handy again I see. This is so pretty and so much work gone into it you won't want to give it away. Marianne x

Anonymous said...

wow- thats fantastic!

sam21ski said...

Absolutely fabulous - wow!!!!!!!!

Claire said...

Just beautiful!! I love all the goregous details!! Thanks for joining us at CSSC, good luck and hope to see you next time too :-)
Claire xx

April said...

Thanx for stopping by the ranch to play with the CSSC! The CUP Posse loves checking out everyone's projects!! Atruly beautiful project!!

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Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful project. Thanks for the playing by CSSC. I hope, we see you in the next week again.
Good luck.
Hugs Monika

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