Friday, 22 January 2010

My little Valentine project

Hi everyone,
I have reached the finish, well almost. I still have to write the little lovenotes to my DH. I'll get him to write one to me too.
I'll show some pictures from the beginning of the project, well at least when I remembered to.
Remember this is an empty chocolate box, originally black. I painted it white and added some champagne gold colour. Here 's my craft desk. I'm using K&Co paper and some Crafty secret stuff.
Some punched cardstock flowers, card is from Papermania. I used GlimmerMist on the flowers and some of the diecuts.
Here 's the work in progress. I use an old parcel box to spray in, -keeps my bathtub clean now-...
I even sprayed on the lace to make it look old.
The finished box.
Top view with the Cricut cut.
What 's inside; the surprise gift to us as a couple: a tag mini album.
I hope you don't mind me making this quite a long post. Not usually my habbit, so please bare with me.
This is the first page of the tag album. The cartridged used are Plantin Schoolbook and A Child's Year.
Tag 1(back) and 2. The front and back of each tag is decorated. I'll take them off the bookring to be able to photograph them better.
The back of tag 2 has a mini envelope with a little notecard where I will write a lovenote to my DH.
Tag 3 with another diecut.
That' s the back of Tag 3. I painted some Prima flowers gold and glittered them.
Tag 4.
The back of tag 4 with notecard.
Tag 5 with my DH on his bicycle. I stamped a sentiment and gold embossed it, but it didn't come out very well. I used the same stamp on the back of the tag. The stamps are 99p and from G Studio.
The label is also cut with A Child's Year. I forgot to mention that the vintage paper is from Provocraft and comes in a 12x12 stack.
Tag 6 with more stamping and embossing. All the stickers are by Crafty Secrets. The little heart button was mine when I was 3. My mom had knitted a little red cardigan for me and it had a whole row of thes buttons, which I now own thanks to my mom. Keep her in mind 'cause she's back in the hospital for another heart operation.  I love you, mom.
The back of tag 6.
Last Tag 7 with my sweetie.
The end. The little embellishment group on the left are 2 buttons a rose , a leaf and a ribbon attached to a safety pin. I then put everything back together on the bookring.
Thanks for looking and I'm posting this on the BBTB2 blog for a Valentine chalenge with purple and on Flutter By Wednesdays challenge #93 embossing and butterfly, angel and fairies as I 've used it all on my project. Actually my angels are cherubs. Take care everyone. Bye.


Danni said...

Wow! What an amazing project! Wow!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Grethebella said...

OMG, this must have been taken a long time to make.
It's just gorgeous.
I love the colors you have used.


Heather Jensen said...

WOW! You have been a very busy bee latley. These are so adorable. I love them.

Kimberly S said...

What a gorgeous box, and such a lovely job you did in coordinating your colors and using the Glimmer Mist! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous and stunning creation! What an amazing gift to give!! I'm in awe!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

Sandy Davis said...

Very beautiful project, and such a nice gift for your DH

Biancaserena said...

What lovely pretty things you have made.

Biancaserena said...

wonderful work.

Heather said...

I gasped when I saw this. it's StUNNING!!!!

Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.

Jeri said...

Incredibly gorgeous!!! What a gift of love. You can see all the beauty in it comes from the heart. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project with us at BBTB2.

Heather said...

Margaret, you won the contest at BBTB2. could you please email me? My address in on my blog.

Crayola58 said...

This project of love is a most fantastic creation. I love every single detail... congrats for winning the BBTB2 challenge...