Friday, 30 April 2010

4 Cs and a bit of Sugar

 It was a  cold wet day here in Leeds today, hope the weather was better for you.
A BIG HELLO to Georgina, a lovely new follower, thank you for joining us.
I've been wanting to make this gift box for quite a while but couldn't find the time.
As Gracie started nursery this week i've got every morning now to play!!!

There are a few challenges this will fit into 4 of them starting with 'C' hence the title.
Cupcake Craft ~ Don't be Square, anything but a square card
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ 3D something
Crafty Creations ~ Make your own paper
Cute Card Thursday ~ Make your own
Charisma Cards ~ Girly with Flowers on but not just on your dp
Papertake Weekly ~ Do something new that you haven't done before
Paperplay Challenges  ~ Pretty Pastels

It started as a digital download template from My Time Made Easy  designed and owned by Lauren Meader. Check out her site they do more than just templates.
This box is from the Pretty Packaging and is called Card Catch All.
 It's really easy to make and went together in no time at all.

I made a note book using my Bind it All, first project I have made and a first for using the template.
That is the Papertake challenge.
The lilac card is from The Paper Mill in York, white card from my stash. I stamped the background with   Magenta swirl K0537 from Whichcraftuk and lulu lavender ink by momento.
 The sides and back are done in the same way and decorated with faux pearls, sparkling Swarovski crystals and a sakura stardust pen. The photo doesn't  really show  how sparkly it is!!
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Sentiment stamps by Stampin' Up oval all and curvy verses sets from Victoria
There is also an add on template to make cards and envelopes to match and category cards, called Pretty Pieces cut file
I didn't decorate them just tied them together with ribbon from my stash.
Look out for more of these as they are really gorgeous and I have others to try watch this space.

Will be posting more from now on so hope you'll come a long for the ride.
thanks for stopping by
Love Cherie   //*.*\\


  1. OMGosh Cherie, this is an absolutely stunning project. Wow! Good luck with the challenges, this is sure to be a winner. Hugs Sharon

  2. wow Cherie , what a beautiful project. The lilac colours are gorgeous and love that little notebook. I love the flourishes and crystals as well as the pretty little flowers.
    Lisa ;)

  3. Hey Cherie,that is one lovely project! The colors are beautiful and love that box!
    I used SU markers for my Teddy image,I'm not the best colorer let me tell you. I try and try but I don't have the copics,I just got a few Pro Markers,so I will play with them for awhile see how I can use those.
    Have a super weekend and I'm looking forward to your posts!!!

  4. Sweet! Beautiful colours.

  5. OMG ! Cherie this is absolutely gorgeous, stunning, fantastic ! Oh I love it love it love it ! Gosh you are so so so clever ! Lots of hugs and smiles from Catherine

  6. Wow Cherie this is absolutely beautiful....thats great that you have more time to play!!!
    Really love the whole project, thanks for sharing.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sally xx

  7. Oh Cherie,you are one kind lady!!! Thanks for popping over Paulette's blog,she will be thrilled I'm sure!!

  8. ooo how gorgeous is this creation! I love the lilac tones and all the pretty details on your box, and the matching little spiral notebook too.
    enjoy your weekend.
    hugs, annie x

  9. Wow your notebook and gift box are stunning...beautifully done! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

  10. Beautiful work, I love the colours and your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  11. Absolutely gorgeous creations Cherie :-) the notebook is lovely and the holder is fabulous too ! Everything is beautiful ! :-)

    thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  12. Wow. Wow. Wow. Your project has blown me away. It is just gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

  13. wow wow wow Cherie this is stunning and so beautifully made I just love it! thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment I really love to read them.
Lots a hugs