Tuesday, 30 March 2010

It started with a wooden box

My sister is turning 40 on Thursday - yes April 1st, she's suffered from this every since I learned about the April Fool's tradition ;) and that is many, many years back
So, I found this wooden box and wanted to make something out of it. Things got out of hand...

I made the box into a flower pot,

I made a bottle tag cause I picked up a pink and gold wine bottle cause I thought it was pretty (might taste like crap, I don't know),

I made a basket for chocolate (it's nice with chocolate to wine... or beer... or milk...)

and a card to go along with it.

But even though the wine might be horrid, the chocolate will make you chubby and the flowers will wither it's still a pretty ensemble :)

I will enter this in:

Creative Card Crew - vintage

Cute Card Thursday - dimensions

Charizma cards - spring

Cupcake craft - spring or Easter + chocolate

Papertake Weekly - open theme

Roses on Paper - punch it

Saturday spotlight - coffee (aimed for the colour)

Magnolia down under - stitching

Spoon full of sugar - shaped card (the bottle tag or basket)

Kaboodle - shaped card

Simon says - it's so distressing


  1. Jättefint. Läckert med krukan. Många tävlingar blir det:)

  2. Holy moly, what an amazing project. Your sister is only lucky 40 year old!! She certainly should feel pampered and spoiled by such beautiful gifts!! Awesome take on our vintage challenge. So glad you shared with us at Creative Card Crew this week!!

  3. Do you need another sister? She will be so please when she gets these. Gorgeous work.

  4. Lovely gifts, what a lucky sister :-)

  5. Well, there's nothing foolish about that special birthday present.

  6. Wow these are all gorgeous - your sister is one very lucky girl.
    Hugs Fleur xXx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous,
    I would be over the moon with something like this,

  8. OH this whole birthday package is GORGEOUS!! Your sister will surely love it! I do. FYI I'm turning 40 this year. lol.
    Good luck with all the challenges but you certainly won't need it.

    Kylie ox

  9. A really pretty Spring project, Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  10. Oh Wow Helene - I so wish you were my sister!

    This is amazing - every piece is a work of art and all together they make a fantastic collection.


    Carol x

  11. oh wow Helena your sister will love all these stunning goodies, beautifully made, so glad you got your papers
    Mina xxx

  12. Wow...Wow....Wow....Its stunning. Your sister will have a fab day. x

  13. WOW these are stunning, wish I was your sister.

  14. Hi Helene
    Oh my these are all super stunning - your sister will be very happy I'm sure.
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx - GDT PTW

  15. Holy cow!! ALL of these projects are just GORGEOUS!! What a clever idea and what beautiful details you've added to that box!! Amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

  16. Helene you really are so talented these are beautiful and im sure your sister will totally adore them. A work of heart for someone special xxx

  17. Wow can I be your sister !!
    mwah xx

  18. OMG, this ensemble is AMAZING!!!! Your sister is VERY lucky!!!!!! I wish you were my sister!!! The flower pot is gorgeous - very clever idea!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!
    Chris & the DT

  19. wow Helene ditto what Susie said lol! These are just fabulous, you have one lucky sister.

    Also I'm lucky as I received a beautiful card and gorgeous gifts off you yesterday - thank you so so much (())

    Fab to see you at Creative Card Crew and Cupcake Craft Challenge


  20. Too cute,this Tilda set is lovely!!These Tilda images are adorable but are no match for your fantastic ideas!!Awesome take on the colors from the inspiration at Sat. Spotlight!! Thanks for joining us this week!

  21. wow you are one talented lady, your creations are stunning happy easter thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  22. Wow...what a great gift...I´m sure, your sister will love it!!!
    The idea with the flowerpot I´ll write on my "ToDoList" :-)

  23. Blomkrukan var en ny en...det har jag faktiskt aldrig sett nagon gora forut. Super coolt, men samtliga saker var jattefint dekorerade.

  24. Wow..! What a lucky sister you have=) I absolutely love the flower-pot, that was a marvelous idea I would like to try myself sometime when I'm in the creative corner=)

    Have a wonderful day!


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Hugs Helene