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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



  1. Fabulous creation! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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

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

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

  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 :)

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


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