Wednesday 14 December 2011

Box it Up!!!!

Hi to all of you in blog land today
I mentioned a little while ago that I had given my boss a musical mug for a Xmas treat, and that I had made a box for this to sit in.

Here is the little number that I created, nothing too exciting and I apologise for the dark photo too, was heaving it down outside so the natural light was not too good, thank heavens for my day light lamp
I used some parcel fancy ribbons from Lidl's to decorate the box along with some vintage papers and a nestie tag and little verse from Grimsby Crafts

Just wanted to also say thank you for the wonderful comments that all my fabulous visitors leave, I love them all THANK  YOU!!!

Don't think this will go into many challenges but lets see
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything but a Card optional tag
My Time to Craft - Vintage Christmas
Top Tip
When gluing a box together if you use the old style wooden pegs, you can get on with other things, also the talc powder on the tan embossing matt prevents papers sticking to them through the grand calliber and also the talc helps the dies come out of Marianne dies on the older style dies without the push out holes.
Try it On Tuesday - Gift Tags Galore

think that is about me
enjoy the rest of your day


KarinsArtScrap said...

a great box, thats really for a men.

greetings karin

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant box Kate, I like that ribbon
Kevin xx

Jessica Buffa said...

Kate, this is fabulous. I think I would love to be your boss right now...LOL. What a fantastic idea for a gift! It is truly lovely!


Hi Kate
A fabulous and fantastic box
Hugs Dianne xx :)

MagsB said...

Terrific box, the ribbon is just right, sparkly enough for Chrimbo but not too pretty for a man's gift!

Thanks for the useful tips, too!

love Mags B x

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate Your box is fab:)Sandra H

Lisa Jane said...

looks fab.. i got some of that ribbon Kate - but forgot about it lol.. although i may have a project on the go i might be able to use it on! Thanks for reminding me lol
Lisa x

mags said...

Super box. Simply perfect for a male gift.

Misty's said...

Great box Kate and I also like your "top tips". I have not made any boxes myself yet but after I work out how to make one there will be no stopping me.
Michaela xx

Sandy said...

Fantastic box - just right for a male.

Crafty Loops said...

Oh wow Kate, this is fantastic. Lee x

coops said...

so stunning the gorgeous beads and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous, love the ribbons and fab tip about the pegs,I am forever using wooden pegs to hold things together, couldn't do without them, beautiful box
Lindsay xx

Caroljenks said...

Wow whay a perfect box for a man - fantastic job!

LOVE your Top Tips about the pegs and Talc too - I use pegs for sooooo many things in my craft room!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Gift' Challenge. Hope to see you back next week :)

Carol x

Deneen said...

Great gift box, I love how the ribbon goes around. Thanks for joining the Gift Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Unknown said...

Utterly gorgeous Kate xx

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