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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.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A little bit of Frou Frou!!

With many of the projects I do, I begin with a topper - a picture, image, or some sort of embellishment - and then use this to decide on colours etc. This topper was from the Frou Frou download from the Crafter's Companion website. 

I started with a papier mache box base, and painted it in grey - mixed from Eco Green White and Black paint. I then scraped Lime and Orchid paints over the top. Using a textured 1-ply serviette and Dove Grey Stazon, I stamped out Sheena Douglass' Ivy Paint Fusion Stamp, and Swirls from the Rose set. This was applied to the box with Matt Modge Podge. I sanded the edges of the box and inked them with Victorian Velvet DI.  

The rosette was made from the pink and green papers from the download. I cut two Chantilly Lace stamping frames from each, made a cut into the middle, and concertina folded them before sticking them together. This was topped with a pink button and pearl beads from my stash.

To finish off the top, I also used little green flower buttons and more pearl beads, along with a butterfly cut from the topper sheet.
On each side, I used a piece of pink card embossed with the Embossalicious 8x8 Rose Garden folder, and inked with Victorian Velvet DI. This was mounted onto a piece of the green paper, and the 'front' side was finished with more buttons and beads.

I would like to enter this into:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes



  1. What a lovely card! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  2. What an amazing box, you put so much work into your creations and it shows in the quality of the finish. xx

  3. Fabulous box! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x


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