Saturday 16 August 2014

Butterfly box

A very good morning to all of my crafty friends and followers. I hope you are having a lovely start to your weekend. Here in Maidstone it feels slightly autumnal today, a little chill in the air-am hoping the summer isn't quite over yet.
For some reason I was awake at 6.00 this morning so am feeling very sleepy now- I may well just have to have a little nap later!
My project today is a box card, I've been seeing these a lot lately and my son was given one for his birthday so I thought it was about time I had a little go. Well, all I can say is I don't think there will be too many of these as I did find it quite fiddly and very time consuming. I can't say I was altogether happy with it but the family said it looks ok so what do I know!!
I covered the box panels in papers from a Wild Rose freebie pack from a magazine and the butterflies were a pack from the pound shop ( I love having a wander round there as just lately they seem to have some good bits and pieces!)
I added some die cut swirls in with the butterflies as it looked a bit empty and added some pearls to finish. The flowers were plain white so I coloured them with my promarkers in shades to match. I think I need to find somewhere else in the house to do my photographs as just lately the colours don't seem to be coming out quite true, in real life it looks a lot pinker! Here it is:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Milkcoffee challenge - stipes
Little Miss Muffet challenge # 92 - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty challenge # 190 - anything goes
The Paper Shelter challenge # 169 - punches & dies
Crafty Sentiments challenge - anything goes
Crafty Girls challenge # 24 - anything goes
Pinspirational challenges # 120 - anything goes
Digitally Sweet challenges # 101 - recipe
Suzy Bees challenge -anything goes
Seize the Birthday challenge - anything goes

Well, am just about ready for a nice coffee I think before I pop round to see everyone's lovely blogs.
Have a fab weekend, thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave, they really mean alot.
Until next time.
Andree x


  1. Andree great result as these are my fav boxes...actually I just finished one for a DT not able to publish till next month though....easy to make
    The Journey is the Start

  2. This is gorgeous Andree, a fabulous design with pretty papers and beautiful butterflies.
    I have just been making one of these box cards today!
    Sue xx

  3. Gorgeous creation Andree, love those butterflies.
    Wendy xx

  4. This is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty..Good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  5. This is a gorgeous pop up box card.Thanks for joining in at Crafty Sentiments - good luck! Susan x

  6. A lovely box!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  7. Lovely box card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet.

  8. Terrific card and thanks so much for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

  9. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  10. SO pretty lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 42 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  12. This is simply gorgeous, I love it! Thanks for joining us over at Seize The Birthday this week :)

  13. This is a great creation. Thanks for joining in the Milkcoffee challenge, Lou DT x

  14. Beautiful butterflies!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it means such a lot and they are very much appreciated Andree x