Saturday, 19 March 2011

Allsorts - make a gift box

it's time for another challenge at Allsorts and this week I will be hosting it. I want you to make a gift box cause that is something that I totally love. And it gives me a great opportunity to hop around and get inspiration - and perhaps a new template or two - from all the participants this week. Yey me! =)

I decided to finally have a go at the book box that has become so popular (tutorial here). With stamps from Magnolia, Whimsy stamps (ticket) and Skogstokiga (the lace circle) and flowers from Wild Orchid I think it turned out rather nicely.

Other challenges:

Stamp something - something sweet

Just Magnolia - favourite colour combo (brown and gold)

Totally Tilda - chipboard (the swirl with the flowers is cut in thin chipboard, glorious material)

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge - anything but a card
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Anna-Karin said...

Jättefin och härliga färger:)

Bea said...

This box/book is just adorable, and I love the colours :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secrte Crafter this week


Val said...



Susie Sugar said...

Oh Helene you never stop amazing me with your wonderful creations this is fantastic I totally love it to bits those flowers are so yummy and I love how you sat Tilda in the gathered frame its just perfection and a fab way to use chip
Thanks for joining us at the Totally Tilda Challenge this time
Hugs Susie Sugar and the TT DT xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on out "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Riet said...

So wonderful Helene.I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Macpurp said...

this is just stunning, I saw it over on allsorts. did you use a template?
love teen x

Anneke said...

Ooh this is really amazing :)
Hugs Anneke

sandiblu said...

stunning project helene, keep meaning to have a go at these myself, might get round to it now !!!

hugs, sandra xx

Renata said...


Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Helene, wow hunny this is beautiful, must try one of these myself lol, lovely colours and fab image,thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz and the TT DT xx

Fleur said...

Stunning gift box Helene
Hugz Fleur xXx

CraftyC said...

This box is just gorgeous and beautifully embellished, love it!

Trine said...

Fantastisk box!!! Nydelig med gult og grønt! Tusen takk for mysig kommentar i min blogg :o)

Mina said...

wow wow wow Helene what an amazing piece of work...stunning colours and so beautifully designed...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
Mina xxx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is such an amazing creation, and such lovely choice of colours,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 126 Anything But a Card

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia and Hanglar. Hugs

Bastelfalter von Beckburgia said...

Wow, eine ganz traumhafte Box.
Vielen Dank für deinen netten Kommentar auf meinem Blog.
Viele Grüße

Shelly said...

Hi Helene, your box is adorable... I love the soft greens and yellows! Shelly x

Nicola said...

Wow this is STUNNING Helene, you are such a talented crafter and I have really missed viewing your fantabulous creations during my illness. Your colouration of Tilda is sheer perfection and your floral display is to die for.
Nicola -x-

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, I love it, Looking forward to working alongside you on Ricks EDT, Love Hazelxoxo

Andie's Space said...

I know what you mean, I love checking out ideas for boxes too. I'm always in awe of what I find & this is no exception. It looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters Secret Challenge this week.
Andie xx