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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Crafty Cardmakers & More - #134 - For a Special Woman

Afternoon!! It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More. This fortnight we are looking for your cards and gifts 'For a Special Woman'. So, this could be Mother's Day - but doesn't have to be.

My Mum has had a really tough start to the year, losing my Dad a few weeks ago. So, I have made a cupcake box ready for some special treats on Mother's Day. 
I used the Six Cupcake Gable End Box template from Crafter's Companion - along with A3 double sided Indulgence card. I teamed this up with some Fresh Pink Centura Pearl. 

The flowers are a combination of paper roses from my stash, and some made with CC Die'sire Quilling dies. The ones I used are: small and large Fringed Flower, Itsy Bitsy Bloom, Blossom and Stamen.  In addition, I used Die'sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions to fill in some of the gaps - and the centres were also put into the quilled flowers. The leaves are Leaf 2.

I made a little matching tag, and used Die'sire 1" Alphabet dies to cut the letters. A few pearls, and some ribbon tied in a bow around the handles, completed the box. 

Now all I need to do is make the cakes!!

Make sure you pop on over to Crafty Cardmakers and More for more inspiration - and the link for entering your creation! 

I would like to enter this into:
That Craft Place - Mother's Day/Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Bingo - Flowers/Ribbon/Die Cut
Crafts for Eternity - Anything but a Card

Cxxx

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous creation! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  2. What a gorgeous gift box Carole, lovely detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  3. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our anything but a card challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

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  4. A wonderful gift. I love your grey and pink colour combination and your handmade flowers are stunning. Sally.x.

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  5. Beautiful. I'm sure your Mum loved it. Sorry for your loss. Thanks for taking part in our March challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne :)

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  6. beautiful project, the handmade flowers are beautiful. good luck with the challenge.

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