Saturday, 16 November 2013

Gift time and this weeks candy



Our Sarah would like us to Make a Gift at Allsorts this week and our super sponsors are A Passion for Stamps and the Craft Barn and a warning in advance, this post is rather picture heavy !

Before I tell you about my DT creation I want to say thank you so much to you all for your kind words of understanding both on my blog and e.mails whilst I continue through my copy and past comment period, you have no idea how much they are appreciated.

OK now for my share and due to being Mrs Fumblefingers what I intended making for this theme didn't materialise as stamping remain a challenge to say the least, so I came up with this alternative which was more forgiving when it comes to accuracy.
********
The lovely floral images as Nicecrane Vintage Flower Postcards all printed onto linen cardstock and the box was made using my screoboard, covered with Tonic DP's and some die cut leaves and Roses made with Ruth's Tonic punch and stamp Rose set.

********
I won't begin to tell you how long this took me with all the fumbling about but I did thoroughly enjoy making it, so thanks for the theme Sarah.

And I thought I would give this to one of my DIL's as a little extra for her Birthday in a couple of weeks, she loves anything pretty and feminine so I think these will appeal and be useful at the same time.

********
I also thought I would share this little gift box as well, again using Nicecrane images from the recent Joyful Christmas release, I really fell in love with these sweet Victorian children and it will be lovely filled with sweets.
                         
The images are really useful for making quick cards, but of course the sky is the limit if you want to go to town with all your lovely embellishments.

And if you want to try out this little box the instructions are here on one of my older posts.

Now onto my Saturday candy and last weeks candy winner is Karen, please mail me with your full name and postal addy. And this week I have a gorgeous Art Deco stamp and feathers from the Urban Stamps range.


  • Add the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar to your sidebar
  • Be a follower of my blog.
  • A random winner will be selected from all comments left on my blog between now and Friday, so two comments during the week two chances of winning and so on.
  • The winner will be announced next Saturday.


  • 61 comments:

    Shalu said...

    Wow...the Box and the cards all are so gorgeous...!!Thanks for the chance.:)

    Sarah said...

    What a great gift idea Brenda. I love the lace trim around the lid...really pretty and goes perfectly with the floral paper. The exploding box is gorgeous too...might have a go at that one! xx

    cebelica said...

    All of these creations are amazing. Even if I wanted I couldn't pick a favourite. Each of them is gorgeous! Hugs! xx

    ellyscard creatief said...

    Wow. Amazing projects.Love them all.
    Gr Elly

    Donna Ellis said...

    How lovely, Brenda, and a remarkable gift which will delight anyone. Your gift box would make me feel so special, so I know the recipient will feel very special, too. Beautiful cards and wonderful Exploding Box! hugs, de

    Stamps and Paper said...

    What a pretty little gift box Brenda your DIL will love it...your vintage work is just fabulous....have a great weekend

    Anne

    Clare said...

    Absolutely stunning work!

    Robin said...

    So AMAZING!! Your talent never fails to WOW me! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Robin

    Karen Petitt said...

    They are beautiful Brenda, I keep forgetting about the exploding boxes and now you have given me one heck of a wonderful idea for some more cute hand made Christmas presents. Then when I get to the bottom of the post some lucky person has won one of your candies - thank you so much, not expected that at all, will email you in a bit xx

    KT Fit Kitty said...

    Just gorgeous - love the cards you made and the lovely box - and WOW on the exploding box - I will be clicking on the instructions for that one! You really know how to showcase the beautiful Nicecrane images - the gifts you made are so special!

    Marianne said...

    Beautiful Brenda!! I love the cards in your giftbox and your giftbox itself.
    xxx Marianne

    Tanya said...

    Gorgeous creation as always Brenda :) So pretty, great colours and what a lovely gift idea :)

    Tags xx

    Suman Pandit said...

    Both the boxes are so beautiful, gifts the receiver is going to cherish for a long time !!

    Gail said...

    Congratulations to Karen!
    Lovely box Brenda, and I'm going to check out the exploding one!

    Eva Olmo said...

    Beautiful cards Brenda, congratulations.

    Paula (PEP) said...

    A really delightful idea & so pretty & feminine,the tiny roses ribbon trim you've used looks as if it was made for the rose patterning of the box itself & it's beautifully set off by your white lace.
    Do take care & it remains a delight to visit.
    Paula (PEP)
    (am managing typing with a splint but it does result in interesting typos if I go too fast)

    Helene E said...

    really lovely, I like the dies

    Wendy L said...

    Looks adorable Brenda. zxxxxxx

    Pearl said...

    Brenda your box is adorable and so are the vintage cards! I have been meaning to make a box for my sister so hopefully the challenge at Allsorts will motivate me to do it now :)
    Love Pearl x

    Crafting Queen said...

    Really beautiful creations. Have a great weekend.

    ALI said...

    Stunning boxes and cards Brenda.

    Kat said...

    What a beautiful box Brenda. It's really pretty and feminine and I'm sure your DIL will be delighted with it.

    Thanks for always visiting me and leaving lovely comments.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

    rachel said...

    such stunning makes today Brenda - your dil will love that box and its contents - just so stunning. Take care lovely lady! Big Hugs rachel xx

    Pat said...

    What a gorgeous gift box Brenda, and a super idea to fill with the cards I am sure your DIL will love it. Beautiful sweet gift box too. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Pat xx

    Nicecrane Designs said...

    Wowww ,Brenda.....what a beautiful Gift Box,,,,,,such a delicated work,,,,and I am so proud you used my Flowers picts,,,,they look great ,,, with these stunning embossed back,,and such a colorful ones,,,,,,,,love each card,,,,and the lovely box Brenda.. And,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, What can I say about your Exploding box?,,,,,,,,,Terrible,,,,,so unique,,,,it take me some time to appreciate each details on all the adorable sides,,,,,,,,,love it, love it,,,,,,Thanks again Brenda,,

    Marianne's Craftroom said...

    What a fabulous gift, such gorgeous images

    walchowDesign said...

    Pretty gift box, Brenda! You have put so much details on this box and I am sure your DIL will love it!

    Helena (Gvendalen) said...

    Fab projects! hugs, Helena

    Kathleen said...

    They are all stunning creations and a very pretty box.

    Kath x

    Lorraine said...

    These are all gorgeous Brenda. Beautiful designs and images. I hope you're having a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

    kanda said...

    What a lovely box of beautiful cards and such a super gift. The exploding box looks so pretty too xx

    Julie said...

    Hello my lovely B, I do love your exploding box, it's one of those items that I have on my "to do" list, never seem to get round to it. Hoping that you are in good health and that your hands aren't playing up too badly, have a lovely weekend, Julie x

    nnalorac said...

    Hi Brenda, love your pretty boxes. Beautiful images. Lovely gifts. Take care. Carolxx

    Von said...

    Your still managing to make beautiful creations Brenda, despite not being able to stamp :)
    Von ♥

    Barbara said...

    Wow! Just beautiful

    Glennis said...

    Delightful boxes, I love them both!

    Jackie said...

    What a pretty gift box, so feminine. Love the cards too and the lovely exploding box :o)
    Jackie xx

    Berina RGA said...

    very beautiful projects!! the box is so cute!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

    Loz said...

    gorgeous! love the tiny rose DP x

    Sarah said...

    Such a beautiful box of cards B, perfect for a gift x

    Andreja L. said...

    All this is soo adorable, Brenda
    Fantastic creations you made!!! I like all :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

    Ardilla said...

    What a lovely project!!! Really well done...
    Ardilla :)

    Patry Ro said...

    So gorgeous cards ... and the box is so beautiful!! Tks for sharing Brenda!!!

    May said...

    Stunning creations Brenda.... Love how you have used Nicecrane images...sorry to hear you are still having problems with your beloved stamping....Take care... Hugs May x x x

    Mrs.B said...

    These cards look so pretty in their box Brenda, a lovely gift.
    Love the Christmas box, especially if it's full of Chocolates!
    Avril xx

    butterfly said...

    Fabulous use of the Nicecrane images, a really delightful make. Do hope your hands start co-operating again soon...
    Alison xx

    Rhonda Miller said...

    Wow, these are amazing.

    Carmen M. said...

    Wow you might be fumble fingers but that is an amazing project! I love the exploding box may need to try one of them.

    fusiafscrapping said...

    WOW! The box is fantastic and all of your cards are gorgeous!
    Thanks for the chance to win:)

    Nikki C said...

    Beautiful gift box filled with such pretty cards :)

    mags said...

    Beautiful projects Brenda. I am sure your DIL will love her gift, it is beautiful.
    Mags
    x

    Phi said...

    Your floral cards and exploding box are gorgeous Brenda. Love all the beautiful images on the box.

    Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

    Just beautiful creations, B. Well done in spite of all difficulties, Shaz in Oz.x

    Annmaree of Oz said...

    awesome idea, Brenda! I love the giftbox and cards, great lattice frame around the pretty vintage imagery!

    Eemeli said...

    Wow! The box and the cards look fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

    Leikkaan Mervi said...

    Hi Brenda, hope you're ok.
    We had a terrible wind storm, our electricity was broken over 15 hours at the cottage; but luckily my berries and stuff is still frozen!
    Love your beautiful vintage cards;-))m

    Viera Obcovičová said...

    beautiful box of cards

    Ilona said...

    Wowww, beautiful projects, thank you for sharing.

    Whisper said...

    Oooo what a stunning gift for your DIL's birthday - am loving the gorgeous box and thanks for the tutorial too, Luv Sam x

    Tracy said...

    What a beautiful and considerate gift you have made your DIL, it's so pretty. As for your exploding box, it will look so gorgeous in the centre of a table filled with sweets for Christmas.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

    Craftyhugs said...

    What q stunning box!
    It's so beautiful!
    Really must have a go at this would be great for Christmas!
    Hugs
    Sharon hudson xx

     
    09 10