Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hand Made Cards and Gifts and an Altered Jewellery Box

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing some of the WONDERFUL hand made cards and giftsI had from my lovely crafting friends this Christmas. There is so much to see here - let me take you through these projects. First photo from left to right thank you to...
  • Sara- for the fabby bauble card - how sparkly is that? Love that special fold too.
  • Yvonne, Elaine & Laura for the fabric bauble Christmas decoration  - they are the MOST talented ladies!
  • Rachel - two beautiful matching projects - tag and card, (Santa on the tag lying down)
  • And in between them - Sophie - my lovely niece who made a card with dried bayleaves and gold leaf  - wow!
  • That sweet little red tree gift card came from Jennifer along with the beautiful basket of flowers. The message brought tears to my eyes. She is a very special person who has been very poorly recently.
  • Elaine - a beautiful card made with one of the level 3 hostess sets. Just stunning - she had a great style, (and I don't have that set - so now I can show you all how wonderful it is!)
  • Over on the right is a lovely card by Jan, (see her decorated gift bag on the following photo). This card is a great adaptation of one we made at a recent class - I wouldn't have thought of it as a Christmas card - but it really works doesn't it?

 So now for photo number two...once again going from left to right...
  • A beautiful Cream Christmas Creation by Jan O - we did a similar card in blue and I LOVE this version.
  • Thank you Vera, (aka Auntie V), for the Bird on a Branch card. I was SO sorry when this stamp set retired last year so it was lovely the bird came to visit me at Christmas!
  • Jan S - what a beautifully decorated gift bag! I love all the little stars.
  • The blue snowflake card is from Helen - it has dazzling diamonds too - but they didn't show so well in this photo
  • Wendy's creation is amazing. Each panel is hand stitched - what a talent.
  • How cute is that skating penguin? He is wearing sparkly skates too - thank to Jenny for this one.
  • On the far right is SUCH a pretty snowflake card from Sara - love the colours.

Thank you again to each and every one of you talented ladies. XXX

I am also sharing a little altered Jewellery Box. I bought this sweet box at a Christmas fair from Michelle and Jane who sell wonderful Shabby Chic goodies.

It was sweet as it was- but I had to have a play with it and decorate it up using some Stampin' Up! goodies.

I used Elegant Soiree designer paper and taffeta ribbon in Marina Mist and punched tiny hearts in Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cardstock. I also added adhesive pearls under the bows, (I must have done that after I took the photos! LOL)

When you close the top down it looks like this. I stamped the hearts using the Punch Potpourri heart which is one of the sets you can recieve FREE for hosting a Stampin' Up! workshop.

I also used the designer paper inside the little drawers...

How cute is that???

OK - back soon with more projects. Hope you liked todays offerings.


  1. love,love,love your altered jewelry box! Belated Happy New Year! xx

  2. What a fun altered project!

  3. Surely lucky for all of them toting on u..... I loved them all as much as I do to you... The altered item is just fantastic!!!!Hugs)))


  4. I love your altered project. Great job!

  5. that is just darling...I love ALTERING things....too cute..sandi

  6. Wow, lots of beautiful cards there! You have some special friends. :o)

    The jewelery box came out very sweet!

  7. Thanks for sharing your hand made gifts. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the altered jewelry box.

  8. Hello!! I feel so out of the blogging loop! These are fantastic cards, especially your amazing jewelry box! WOW! I'm so happy you finally got my envelope, too. That took forever! Must have been all of the holiday mail clogging the system. :)


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