Tuesday, 3 February 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog the theme is Valentines. So instead of the usual card I made another origami box. I love these just the right size for putting your bits in on your craft desk. But this one you could put chocolates or jewellery in for your loved one.
I have to apologise for the photos, Rob has gone off with the best camera!!

So here it is
I used a nice Bazill cs for the base and cover as it is sturdy. Sorry but I don't know who makes the papers I have had them ages!! Anyway I covered the cs for the lid with the papers and then added the decorative edges. I made these with the same cs and a Martha Stewart punch. I then added the ribbon to cover up the lines. The image is called "Everything is coming up roses" and has been coloured in with promarkers and a little bit of sakura glaze pen. I layered that onto some of the same cs. The sentiment is also a House Mouse stamp. I then added the embellies, some gems and 3 blooms held together with a brad.

Here is the side view. I used two heart brads to fasten the box, one on the top and one on the side and then threaded through some ribbon. I just tied the ribbon to make the box close.

The DT always make some fab cards, really inspirational , you can see them all at the blog here



Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your box is so pretty Shary and I just love the sweet image and gorgeous papers. These would make wonderful gifts, Hope you was ok last night and wasn't tempted ;-) Hugs, Nikki x

Dawn said...

This is beautiful.. I love the Bazzill.. Such a great little gift for someone special.. Super coloring..

Carolyn Bounds said...

This is stunning!!! Every detail is absolutely perfect, and what a lovely Valentine gift!!! Your work is always so inspiring!!!


Sassy Crafts said...

Such fantastic work Shary. You amaze me with how neat and tidy crafter you are. x

MichelleO said...

This box is wonderful, love the colors - and those mice are perfect for a valentine!

Annie said...

very pretty box Shary and such an adorable image. hugs, annie x

Susan said...

Wow! That is really beautiful. You did an awesome job making this.

Donna said...

Great box Shary, love all the details and what a perfect image to use too.

Jennifer Scull said...

precious stamp! and so cute & clever to make a box for the challenge! :)

Sue said...

oh how clever gorgeous box, luv it. sue.xx