Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Matching Card and Gift Box for a Friend...and a few Challenges too!

I needed to make a card for a friends birthday...and a gift box to put the necklace in that I'm making for her...and seeing as I'm addicted, I couldn't resist joining in with a few challenges along the way!


The first challenge is the Charisma Cardz Challenge which this week is to use our favourite things...now I'm a bit like Brucie when it comes to my craft stash...'they are all my favourites' lol!
But in this case, my favourite things are: the BasicGrey papers (from the 'Blush' range); the fab 'Henry - Celebrating Mouse' stamp by Whiff of Joy; the paper flower (from Poppicrafts); my Nesites; a touch of glitter glue on the cupcake icing; and the Raffia Lace (from Hobbycraft). The other items I used on my card, which follows this week's Sketch Saturday sketch, are the swirl stamp (by Whiff of Joy), and the circular sentiment stamp (from the 'Circular Greetings' set by Woodware - like the one I gave away in my candy).

I've made a matching gift box (using a template I downloaded from Pink Petticoat)...with the same paper and image, tied with a piece of organza ribbon...which I'm entering for the Dutch Dare Challenge...

...all I need to do now is make the necklace...eeek!

11 comments:

Elaine A said...

Helen -

These are adorable - love the little mouse. What a good friend you are.

Elaine Allen

Riet said...

what a beautiful creations Helen.

hugs Riet.x

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen these are gorgeous, and when put together with some of your fab jewellery that will be one lucky recipient :-)
Pauline x

Samantha - Shop Blog said...

Oh I just love these!! I really must use mine! just not enough hours in my day!! but yours are inspiring!! :0) beautiful as always!!

Vee said...

Beautiful set, love the papers and the image and the little box is gorgeous. thanks for joining the Charisma challenge this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

HI HELEN BOTH ARE FANTASTIC I LOVE THIS IMAGE TO.DIANNE XX

Ila said...

This card and box are just the Cutest!!..I love papers, coloring and that little mouse!!...Hugs, Ila

Karin said...

What a gorgeous set.
I love the beautifull papers and image.
and the shape of the box is just to cute.
Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

xoxo Karin

gina g said...

Hi Helen this is gorgeous love the image the colours are fab. luv gina xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card and box Helen. Love your image and great papers.
hugs
Cathy xx

tracie said...

Oh wow Helen what a fabulous gift.. gorgeous as always hun.
Thanks for joining us this week at SS
hugs
Tracie :)x