09 January 2012

Pollycraft Monday #122 Anything But a Card

Good morning!  Things are back to normal at Pollycraft after the holidays and we will start having weekly challenges again from now on.

The lovely Jane has set us a hard one to start the year off... Anything But a Card...

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I was really stumped with this one for a while because I didn't want to make another bookmark, so finally I decided to make a gift box for cards.  I'm not 100% happy with how it turned out... I think I don't like the paper I chose.  Ah well... such is life!  You really must check out my teamies makes though as they are all just fabulous!

Here's my card gift box:

It was kind of hard to get a good picture of... but you get the idea!  The cute fairy image is from the Swings and Slides Enchant and Explore collection and the papers are from Making Memories (I think).  The lid and base are both made from the same patterned paper, just reversed since they are double sided.  The chipboard flower is from Crate Paper and the swirly bling is from Prima.  The butterfly is from Maya Road and I have painted it with Ranger paint dabbers.  The seam binding ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.

I used a tutorial from here to make the box.  I like this method as it makes the box quite sturdy with the double layered sides.  The box is 14cm x 14cm x 4.5cm.

I would like to enter this box into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges: Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge #31: Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #95: Use 3 different Embellishments
2 Sisters Challenge #73: Things with Wings
CES Challenge #57: Anything Goes

Here are a few more pics:

And here are the copics I used:

I hope you can join us for the challenge!

Happy Monday!

Arabella Chickie


Maria Therese said...

Oh it's gorgeous sweetie ♥

Joey said...

Arabella this is gorgeous, beautiful colourwork. Joey x

Janette said...

Oh this is fabulous, very sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Hazel said...

Fantastic project, beautifully made. thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Unknown said...

HI Arabella, love your gist box, cute little image, love her wings!! Hugs, Frea

Sheena said...

Gorgeous! Perfect for all those little cards, Sheena xx

Unknown said...

Lovin the coloring!! Thanks for joining us at 2 sisters!!!

Faye said...

Your image is coloured perfectly, as ever and the swirls are the perfect touch. It's gorgeous. xxx

Danni said...

What a sweet image and a gorgeous box!!

Anita said...

Arabella, I love this little box - it's beautiful. Fabulous coloring and I think the papers are really pretty.

Unknown said...

Hi Arabella, arrggh Mr Blogger is not being nice he won't tell me when some of the blogs I follow are being updated! Feel like I've been ignoring you and missing out on your gorgeous creations - I haven't been ignoring you and I have missed out!

Oh well, am here now and am closely inspecting your cards and this wonderful box as they are just amazing. I agree with your hubby that you have very distinctive style - but it's a brilliant style so his comment was a compliment for sure!

Hopefully Mr Blogger will play nice soon and I'll start getting get all your updates again.

See you soon,

Shelby Goolsby said...

What an adorable box!! I love the pretty swirls..very cute!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous creation, your colors and layout are fantastic, thanks so much for joining our "Embellishments" challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time, hope to see you again soon

Lynsey said...

What a wonderful creation Arabella!
Hugs Lynsey x

Cheryl said...

This is just darling! I love the image, your coloring and the papers you used.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft!
Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I'm maybe a bit biased... BUT I LOVE your box bestest.


Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful and gorgeous creation the rhine stone swirls add so much beauty to your lovely creation
Cheers from Bangalore, India

RiNNE said...

So pretty!! Love the flourishes!