Saturday, 25 August 2012

Butterflies galore



Good Morning Peeps, time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to host the theme and I have chosen It's a Gift' so that can be gift box, a tag, decorated bag so on and so forth.

I rather like the shape of these octagonal boxes which are really quick and easy to make using a scoreboard, you can find the tutorial I did for them here. The border around the bottom is cut using a spellbinder die which I stamped onto using one of the ivy stamps from the Pick of the Bunch Fuchsia set designed by Ruth of A Passion for Cards.


I coloured the ivy with Copics and inked the edge of the strip with distress ink, then added snails, butterflies and dragonflies from the Rose, Peony and Rudbeckia stamp sheets……you might know as they are all floral that I would get my grubby mitts on all six sets and boy have I had fun working with them. I added a strip of matching braid and created the dome top to the lid using Nesties and adding yet more butterflies and a tassel.

I really hope you will find time to join in this weeks challenge and look forward to visiting you all.

It's absolutely ages since I joined in with any challenges, but I happened to notice a couple on my travels but I thought my box was fit, so here goes:

Moving Along With The Times: Shape Up
Belli Challenge: Winged Things (encouraged to use old embellies - the braid)
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow: Butterflies

Meanwhile my thanks as always for your visit and I hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, lets hope the weather is kind, although it doesn't look too promising judging by the long range forecast.


42 comments:

Helen said...

That is so pretty!! Have a good weekend.

Beryl said...

Wow.It's fabulous. I missed your original post with this type of box as I was in the middle of moving in here. Have checked out the tutorial and bookmarked it. Great box design and this one is lovely. Really impressed with the Spellbinder die border. It's really effective.
Have a good weekend. Hope Buffy is still pain free and enjoying her time with you.
Beryl xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning Brenda. I really love the shape - thank you for the fabulous tutorial. The decoration and colours are gorgeous.
I hope you have a great weekend too
Sue

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Butterflies * challenge

Hope you will join us again
Hugs Shaz x

Anesha said...

What a wonderful box!!!! Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful Brenda x

Stamps and Paper said...

Looks like summer is here with all your pretty butterflies! Great project Brenda..have a great week end

Anne

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. How beautiful and so very delicate is this. Gorgeous colours too.
Hope you are keeping well and looking after yourself.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Gerrina said...

What a great box! Love the shape and the fine summer decoration you made! Hope you have a nice long weekend. (it's raining here at the moment) Hugs, Gerrina

Basslady said...

a beautiful and very romantic box!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

ALI said...

This is gorgeous Brenda!

walchowDesign said...

Good Morning Brenda! Such a lovely octagan gift box and love all the layers and the colours are so soft! We just had a heavy downpour over here and expecting more...

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very pretty Brenda, so cleaver

jacqui x

Nicola said...

Stunning box Brenda, love the shape and all the fab nature details!
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs Nicola xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

These colours are delightful together & I particularly like that tassel & your braid. The little snail is an absolute delight (providing he remains embodied in paper (the compost bin is crawling......) & I have a real weakness for images of ivy.
Thanks for the deilghtful tutorial.
Paula (PEP)

Mummy lade said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty creation, love the stamps you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Aud said...

Beautiful, love the style of this. Aud x

Kat said...

Stunning box Brenda. Love it! Must check out the tutorial. I never seem to get round to getting anything different made!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Kat xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda what a gorgeous box, I love the lid shape, and those images around the bottom are fun to. hugs Shirleyxxx

joy said...

What a beautiful project! I love how you have added the butterflies and dragonflies! Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Ellie said...

Fabulous gift box Brenda. I love how you decorated it. Such gorgeous colors!
Enjoy your weekend! Hope you're having at least a little bit of sunshine!

enrica said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your box are beautyful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very very nice!!!!! hugs Enrica!!!!!!!!

Pat said...

Fantastic gift box Brenda, love all the images and colours. Hope you have a great weekend.

Pat xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love all the butterflies.

Craftnut said...

This is a very pretty gift box. Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is one awesome gift box I love not only the shape but the wonderful embellishments superb work.
hugs
Lorraine x

Pearl said...

Brenda your box is really lovely, reminds me of spring! The braid matches perfectly!
Pearl x

Jennifer said...

This is so very lovely! Wonderful how you make such incredible creations! I love the butterflies and ribbon you've used!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful box, I love the soft, delicate colours :o)
Jackie xx

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is beautiful! I have been loving dragonfly lately. TFS AJ-

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your gift box is stunning Brenda. Love all the detail and soft colours and so very creative ! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Ruth said...

Wow! Such a beautiful box! It's a fab shape - I must have a go sometime.. I love how you've added all my little "bugs". Thanks, Ruth x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda this is absolutely gorgeous I like the shape of the box and the fresh colours of the butterflies and dragonflies.
Kevin xx

craft crazy said...

This is a lovely box! And i love butterflies :)

Shylaashree said...

lovely box and cool colours

shylaashree
http://adhiraacreations.blogspot.in

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautifully engineered box with gorgeously stamped elements!

May said...

Stunning creation Brenda, love the shape & gorgeous summer colours..beautiful butterflies! Hugs May x x x

Ang C said...

A beautiful creation

Thankyou for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow for our Butterfly challenge

Hope to see you again soon

Ang x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Simply stunning hun, sorry for being awol again this week. Em xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! This is so gorgeous, I love the shape and the trim is so luxurious, gorgeous dragonflies and ivy leaves too, such a wonderful gift
Lindsay xx

Mónika said...

Wow! Love it! <3

 
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