Wednesday, 20 March 2013

For a friend...

A good friend at work is Indian, so when it came to making her a card I wanted to create something vibrant and that reminded me of the beautiful henna designs the women in her culture are known for.
So, out came a 12x12 paper pack I'd bought at The Range along with some other goodies and this is what I ended up with....
And then, because Neeti deserved a little something extra, I took a plain cardboard round box (£1 from the Range!) and turned it into this...
 I couldn't resist these butterflies which I found at The Range. They are truly exquisite and the embroidery is wonderful. Here's some more views of the card which is from docrafts....
The sentiment is from a set made by Hunkydory
You may recognise the amazing Memory box die here: Cherish Border (love this one!)
On the front of the card it's kept simple with a paper strip punched with Martha Stewart doily border punch. Finish it off by pleating (TOP TIP: use red double sided tape as it's stronger)
Side view of this brilliant card blank
A closer look at this gorgeous butterfly :-)
To make the flower on to the top of the box I used Spellbinders 'Blossom 3' and cut all 5 dies out of both patterned papers and layered up. TOP TIP: Spritz with water as it makes 'scrunching' the flower much easier.
I had great fun making this card and box gift, hope it inspires you to decorate something yourself and if it does, then don't forget to share!
Have fun
Teresa xx
Challenges entered into: #119 Gingham/checks (card entered) PSC71 Fairies/Butterflies (card entered) Buttons & Bows (card entered) Challenge #72 (card entered) Favourite Embellishments (card entered) Challenge 6 'anything with a b'  Anything with Frills TTCRD 19-25th March: Anything goes


  1. Your friend will be very blessed by such an array or art. It is all so amazingly beautiful.
    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful artwork with us. We hope to see you again next week.
    Psalm 91 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful projects and those butterflies are so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

  3. Well, first I saw your card and was drooling over that (SO beautiful) and then I saw that adorable little box to match. WOW....such a divine set. SO creative and lovely. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by and share your amazing art with us. We are SO blessed to have you join us.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. beautiful! Love the vibrant colours! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with out 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

  5. What a stunning card! I love your bright colors and the beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  6. Wow Teresa.. these are stunning! Your friend will love them, I'm sure!

  7. great card!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  8. Just lovely! You have incredible style and the blend of colour and shape is wonderful!

  9. This is lovely, very pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges, good luck and we hope to see you again very soon!

    Jill DT

  10. A lovely card and box. The papers and colours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  11. Wow this is so clever, thanks for sharing how you made them.Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD

  12. Please send me you e-mail to GDT

  13. Beautiful card and box.. Thanks for joining us over at PS. Good Luck

    Pam DT

  14. What a beautiful set! Love your designs, love the gorgeous colors & papers, and love your embellishments! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny