Tuesday 29 March 2011

Mothers' Day Box

An exploding box of flowers, all different kinds is going to be my little gift this coming Mothers' day.
This is going to be quite a long post, so if you're not up for sitting down for a while...
Lots of pics as there is quite a bit in it. All the CS for the box is pearlised, for that extra bit of sparkle.
The image round the outside is from Delicious Doodles. Coloured with promarkers. I reversed one set of images and stuck another layer on to make the bunch look bigger. Surrounding is self adhesive ribbon from stash that has been sitting there for ages.

The top has more ribbon round the edges and some hand made roses stuck on. Made from pearlised deep bronze and an apricot papers.
A few punched leaves added from green paper.

The inside of the lid has another image from Delicious Doodles - the "mothers' day corner", coloured with pencils.

Inside, yet more flowers. I took a seperate pic of these before sticking in knowing that, once in, a pic would be extremely awkward. Made from white organza ribbon with seed beads sewn on,

The whole inside looks like this. As you can see, every side has been decorated in some way.

Some panels have been covered with heat embossed roses, some with dry embossed flowers in a shimmer paper with white paperpieced detail (crafty companions board) some with flowery paper. some with flowery ribbon. You can just see the organza flowers in there as well. The centre flower is made from "origami curls" curled together. This was dusted with fine white glitter.

Clicking on any of the pics will enable a bigger piccy

I am entering this into the challenges at
Delicious Doodles - Floral Fantasy
Creative Inspirations - Mothers' Day / Mum
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Homemade Flowers
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything goes with homemade flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - floral theme
Dreamvalley Challenges - Mothers' Day
Quirky Crafts Challenges - Twisted Easel and/or Mothers' Day Gift - gift option chosen
Pink Gem Challenge - Anything but Square
Easy Craft Projects - Mothers' Day
Mark's Finest Papers - Dry and heat embossing with the main image popped out


  1. fabulous project - with gorgeous flowers
    A real keepsake
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  2. Lovely work you have here! Thanks for taking part in the Candy....

  3. Wow- this project is so detailed and gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friend!

  4. Wow, fabulous flowers and a wonderful project.Thanks so much for joining us at LCI this week, good luck! Pami x

  5. Gorgeous box! Such a lot of work and Im sure your Mum will love it!

    Thanks for joining us with our flower challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

    Keryn :)

  6. Love it! Such a gorgeous gift, your mother will love it! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges :)


  7. Amazing! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  8. Wow this is absolutely fabulous! All the details are amazing! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  9. This is gorgeous!! Love the box!!
    Thanks for sharing you wonderful card with us at Speedy's Friends.

  10. Thanks for joining our Mother’s Day challenge at Creative Inspirations. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

  11. Oh WOW; that's amazing. LOVE the flowers on top; those are incredible! AND the flowers inside, what a great creation!

    Thanks for joining LCI this week!


  12. Lovely keepsake box, very pretty a perfect for our Challenge over on Quirky Crafts. it's lovely to see other crafts!
    Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge this time. Don't forget to pop back April 8th or 9th (Friday and Saturday) to vote for your favourites and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you too!

  13. Gorgeous box. Thank you for joining in with us at Qurky crafts.

  14. wonderful project...thanks so very much for joining
    Speedy's Friends in our double embossing and pop it challenge

  15. Wow, wow, wow, look at those gorgeous flowers!! Thx for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink and I hope we see you again!

    Mary J xxx

  16. Wow, now those are some serious handmade flowers!! I just love your explosion box!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

  17. Gosh this is one awesome creation so full of beautiful colours and embellishments thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
    Lorraine x

  18. Wow..this is lovely, thanks for entering the Quirky Crafts challenge with your lovely mothers day gift

  19. Your handmade flowers are amazing. What a great box! All of your details are wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon!
    PTT DT

  20. Very lovely box, thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck in the draw.
    Jenni x