Sunday, 27 March 2011

Cute,cute,cute birthday box!!!

Box from my stash!
Flower and leaf punch from papermania
(clare, don't tell Mo I pinched his punches!!)
Anita's gems.
Pear Green promarker.
Tag from 'the work's shop.
Pink thread.

Morning peeps!!!!!

I had a lovely treat of a drive out to the lovely Clare's craft shop yesterday. We had a yummy breakfast in the little coffee shop literally across the door way from Clare's shop (sob, the time we had finished nomming our yummy scrambled eggs and Mo was extremely excited to find 3 huge marshmallows floating in his hot chocolate,Clare was just about to start a class so I couldn't have a proper catch up...oh well.... will have to go again for a good old natter!!!!)

Now, a teeny confession....the flower and leaf punch are not mine!!! they are actually part of Little Mo's crafty buys from Clare's but I am sure he won't mind me borrowing them!!!!

I have a little birthday party to go to today for my very special little lady (...or not so little now but I am happily in denial that she is growing up as all good nanny's who are feeling old when their charges grow up would!!!!) We are going to have some crafty fun and decorate some cakes, make some door hangers a la funky hand!! I will take my camera for piccies in case I get chance to take some!!

Claudia is growing up now so for her present I wanted to give her some pennies for her to go and choose whatever she fancies and I wanted a nice little box for them to go in.
She loves pink so I knew I could trust my awesome Craft The Year Away cd for some yummilicious pink paper.
I made up my box and added some splodges of pink ink around the edges. Trimmed up some funky pink paper to layer the box up with and splodged some ink on the edges of that too.

Then made myself some gorgeous little leafs by colouring a piece of white card with my pear green promarker and punching them out (..that punch is soooooo cute and very addictive...have more leafs then I need.....!!) then I ran my embossing tool down the middle of it to make it look more leafy!!!!
I punched the flowers out of my scrappy bits of paper, cream and funky pink, inked the edges and embossed them too. The cream flower was glued on first, then the leaves just gently pushed into the glue underneath, then the pink flower went inside the cream flower to gently layer it and a gorgeous pink gem for the centre of the flower.

Here's a little piccy of the punches and other bits and bobs I used in case you need to see the punches.
The glue isn't even dry in the flowers in my top piccy as I was just so excited to share it!!!!!!! daft me!!

The tag is one from a packet of price tags I bought from 'The Works' shop in town. I love these little tags. I took out the white string and then glued it onto a piece of paper, typed Claudia in word and then printed it out. Then I re-threaded the tag with some yummy pink thread to match the colour scheme on the box.

It really is a squishably cute box!!!
Right, better get me dressed...not got that far yet!! crafting in my pj's is so me on a sunday morning!!!

Have a fabby sunday everyone!! hugs Lou xxxxxx


  1. Hi sweetie this is soooo cute & I love the pinkness. Shame on you for using Mo's punch...but he loves his mummy so I'm sure he'll not mind lol.
    The bruising has come out more on Natalie's arm hun & her stomach just looks even worse now with a lot of bruising to it. We are keeping her off school til it heals up more. Also the dressing needs changing so as they couldn't even put so much as a simple plaster on I dont want to trust them changing a dressing. Thank you for asking shug. Hope you've had a fab weekend hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  2. Hi hun what a gorgeous little gift box tut, tut! can't believe you have already pinched Mo's crafty stash hee hee! only kidding he wouldn't mind sharing with his mummy.
    It was lovely to see you yesterday just sad I couldn't chat longer. Hope you enjoy your new goodies though hun.
    Big Hugs

  3. Oh WOW Lou this is super cute and that was kind of Mo to allow you to borrow his punches (Ummm even if he didn't know). I think the punches are very nice. When I get moved in I'll be having a good sort out and see what new things I have to play with (well just find all my things again)
    Fi xx

  4. Could anything be more scrummy!?! Love all of this pink delishisness, Lou! And those punches are FAB!!!! xxD


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