Thursday, 1 May 2014

For Someone Special

Hello again

Today I am sharing a creation I have made for one of my lovely class ladies she is celebrating a birthday tomorrow so I thought seen as I was making something special for someone special I should enter it into the CD Sunday Blog Challenge.

I used an empty Graze box oh how I love the contents but the empty box even more!!!

I started out painting the 4 compartment section with B&Q Funky Colour Metallic Effect paint in Vivid...sadly the photos don’t show what a fab purple it is. I gave the front and back of the panel 2 coats, setting to a side to dry between coats.

I used a Debbi Moore cd but can’t remember which it was but I also used my all time favourite cd Kanban Seasons if you haven’t this cd in your collection you really NEED to get it!!!

So I started on the box by covering the top, bottom and then inside with different papers from the Seasons cd, they are all in shades of lilac but again the camera hasn’t picked that up.
Once the paper was on I used strips of matching patterned paper in purple to go around the outer edges then used a dark purple ProMarker to run along all the edges.

A length of purple with white scrolls and black borders was stuck along the centre of the box lid

I cut out just the base image of the pretty lady in purple and stuck this to the left. I punched out several large flowers from purple holographic card, doubled them up and stuck them in the bottom right corner, in the centre of the flowers I used a pretty lilac flower shaped button, a few hearts were cut and pushed under the flowers here and there. A birthday sentiment was cut out and matted onto the holographic card and cut leaving a narrow border. This was stuck at an angle above the cluster of flowers. To finish the front I added a 2 tone glittered flower with gem centre and a rhinestone butterfly.

Inside the box lid I matted a pretty purple topper onto silver card, and then used purple metallic card candy in each corner.
Three different sized loopy flowers that came from were shaped and sat inside each other the colours ranged from deep purple base through to lilac top, I used a plain lilac brad to hold the flowers together then used a blob of Pinflare gel to hold it in place, a pearlescent swirl was simply tucked under the flowers.

The compartment section was all dry so I punched lots of the holographic hearts and made them into a simple flower which sat in the centre, a pretty glittered flower in the centre of it. In each corner a purple glittered butterfly was placed.

On to the inside base in the top left a large die cut Happy Birthday was coloured in shades of purple, the top right has a beautiful crushee ribbon double bow that is shimmer lilac in colour, it was stuck in place with Pinflare gel.

Bottom right has a cluster of 3 large burgundy silk flowers with a few leaves from it

And finally a punched out flower held 5 hat pins in place and then 2 punched out butterflies were stuck on top to hide the pin ends.
My verse was printed onto printed paper and stuck under the box.
I can’t wait to give this out as I know the lady will love and cherish it!
Hope you liked it too....


  1. Well what can say, hard work really does pay off, what a fabulous creation, she is going to love this Angie.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    sue-b xx

  2. What a great idea using the box as your starting point. .......very creative Angie. I love all the embellishments you've used and the fab Debbie Moore Deco lady image is stunning. Your crafter friend is going to treasure this for sure..Thank you so much for sharing it with us at CD Sunday this week. Hugs Wynn DT xxx

  3. errrrrrrrr Do I like it mmmmm OMG its bloody fantastic !!!!!

  4. How pretty and what a lovely gift. Thank you for sharing with us this week at CD Sunday.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Oh my - that is fantastic. what a beautiful card/gift - she will be blown away by it I know. xx

  6. Wow. A work of art.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  7. Wow what a card, wish I was your someone special!
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT (Team A)

  8. What a beautiful gift for your friend Angie and what a lot of work has gone into it.
    Thank you for joining in and sharing it with us.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  9. WOW, another gorgeous work of art Angie, your friend will treasure it. Thanks for joining us again this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT Team A

    PS I haven't forgotten your prize for your Top3 spot, it will be on it's way next week. x

  10. Fabulous creation, Angie. Love the colours. The recipient of this will be delighted. xxx