Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Card and Box Making!

Card and box in background 

This evenings post is the finished Easter card and box that I have been working on all week the remnants of which where on yesterdays post. Me and maths unfortunately don't work well together hence my dislike of box making...and why I left this till last!...I have to date not ever got it right first time and have always had to remake at least half the box if not the entire one at least twice!...I like decorating them; just not making them!...I am considering getting the husband involved and sub contracting the box making to him...for a nominal fee of course...a cup of tea I was thinking!...and maybe I will stretch to a chocolate biscuit might just work. will try that next time I need one and keep you posted if it works :-).This card is the most elaborate and largest I made; most of the cards I make are square and its only occasionally I will do one this large...they always seem quite daunting and a very big space to decorate. the others are more simple and smaller...I went to town on the die cuts an embellishments it is for dear family friend and I'm hopeful she will like it .

Happy Easter to you
I used the following
A4 pearlescent taupe card - card base 
various pinks and  cream  cardstock die cuts and layering 
spotty and floral patterned papers- magazine freebies
cream die cut bird ,
cream die cut label - layered and stamped Happy Easter
cream die cut flourish ,green swirl leaves(vellum)  
die cut border-( pink vellum )
die cut butterflies ( green vellum) 
stamped bunny( quick cards made easy  issue 111) - coloured Copics and Promarkers
From Stash 
cream and pink doilies 
various mulberry flowers 
cream and pink satin ribbons
pink velvet ribbon
cream crochet lace
pearls,buttons, pink cotton 
Close up Bunny 

I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend with family and friends or doing as you wish/plan, the weather as usual isn't looking great here in the UK but that's the norm for a bank holiday! not a surprise. Have a lovely time and enjoy the chocolate ( I am hoping too) crafty hug Andrea x 

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  1. This a gorgeous card Andrea, I love your image and all of your beautiful embellishments. I'm sure your friend will treasure her card. Good luck with sub contracting the box making.
    I hope you have a lovely Easter.

  2. Gorgeous card design.

    Hugs Diane

  3. Wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at hanna and friends.
    Hugs stine

  4. This is stunning, love all the added details!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Beautiful Andrea.....gorgeous little details on there. Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week.

  6. Andrea this is gorgeous. I understand about the box making though, I struggle too.

    Thanks for joining in my Candy and good luck. xxx

  7. Fabulous card,gorgeous bow and love all the dies and embellishments-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  8. Lovely card with a beautiful image. Thank you for joining us this month at Bearly-Mine Designs Spring challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope we see you again!
    Simona (DT)

  9. Aww that is so lovely! Sweet image and really pretty 'scene' with the diecut fence. Love the decorated box too. Really lovely blooms on both the card and box. Thanks so much for joining us for this weeks Flower Power Challenge at Fab'n'Funky. I wish you the best of luck! Hugs, Wends x Fab'n'Funky DT

  10. So much wonderful detail in your card! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  11. This is so beautiful. There's so many lovely details and elements to look at - makes me want to reach through my computer and touch it :o) Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  12. Lovely card, thank you for joining us this week at the crafty Ribbons challenge, Kate x

  13. Great creation. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee, Lou DT x

  14. wonderful!!!! thanks for sharing your talent wih inky!!!

  15. This is stunning!! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapper's Delights challenge blog.

    Kelly x

  16. Hi Andrea - thanks for calling by ! The Easter bunny is so cute ! I think the division of labour with you DH sounds eminently sensible - he makes boxes, you make tea !!

  17. Very very nice! I love details, they are so wonderful! And box is gorgeous with all those flowers!

  18. wow Andrea just adore this card, so well coloured too beautiful!.. had to laugh at you saying you remade it several times over .. bit like me the other day when did a flat pack up for first time.
    I am sure did some of it three of four items.. could not find instructions for life of me till last few minutes they suddenly appears :D
    Shaz in Oz.x

  19. Totally stunning, so gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie DT


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