Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Flowers and Butterflies.

I wanted to make a thankyou gift to a dear blogging friend who when she found out I was after a very particular stamp not only sourced it for me but also purchased and sent it to me. What a star!! 

So what to make? Well I knew that Di loves pink, flowers and butterflies so I selected a few pink floral fat qtrs from my stash to choose from  and broke out a very well known carboard cat food box to cut the correct size elements I needed for my idea. 

A while later and all that needs doing is the sides to be stiched up, the top popped on and piping to be sewn all round the edges. 

Now I needed to make some flowers  so out came my off cuts of paper card (I never throw any pieces away however small as all bits will get used up) and made Roses in different shades of pink, size and style.

I couldn't leave it at that so out came by oddments of shrink plastic and I hatched a few butterflies too.
All finished and ready to go into the covered box.

Looks like three of the butterflies managed to escape!!

As Di has now received her box I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Crazy challenge: Handmade flowers.
Cupcake Crafts: Think Pink.
Use it Tuesdays: Use your scraps  (used oddments of paper card stock and shrink plastic).
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything but a card or tag.
Shopping our Stash: Go green or recycle something (recycled cat food box).
C.R.A.F.T. challenge: Embellishments make your own (shrink plastic butterflies).
Gingerloft: Stitching real or faux (box sewn by hand).
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes.
Dream Valley: Go pink.
Craft My Life:Anything goes(crafts that are not a card or layout)


  1. WOW this is amazing I love how you transformed your cat food carton!! I am no good at stitching but you are inspiring me to give this a try..amazing it!

  2. Your gift of hand mades is amazing. Loving hands making gifts are the very best kinds of gifts to receive.
    Blissful Creating...

  3. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  4. What a beautiful thought and wonderful box. Love the butterflies you have created too.

  5. Just a fabulous project! I love fabric and what you have made is very original:) Beautiful in pink!

  6. Oh your fabric covered box is beautiful...what a lovely gift, love the fabric that you have used.

  7. Wow what a beautiful box. Do your cats still get to use it? :) Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day. Ali x

  8. Hi Mrs A - I wish I could hop over to all these challenges waving your fabulous box and contents in person, I love it! So kind of you and all so beautifully made.

    Sorry about the goblin scare :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. Hello Mrs. A. What a gorgeous box and such beautiful flowers and butterflies! You are such a sweet heart! Thanks for joining my Think Pink challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge and also for entering our challenge over at Tuesday Alchemy too! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

  10. What a beautiful box, that is so creative and I love your roses and butterflies; they are amazing

    I am still in awe of the kindnesses found all around in blogland

  11. What lovely ladies you both are! The fabric covered box is beautiful and all the gorgeous contents too xx

  12. Hi Mrs A, Your so kind and talented l think Di was overwhelmed with your gift as anyone would be it was a lovely thought and all of the elements are stunning asw is the lovely box too! and good luck with your challenges well deserved to be a winner xx

  13. What a pretty box and the contents looks wonderful. Which dies did you use to make the flowers? It's one of many things on my wish list to help my charity cardmaking!

  14. What a super box full of lovely cards.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you again soon, hugs Sheryl xx

  15. Wow this is just beautiful and I love your flowers that you have made too. :) :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Floral challenge at The Crafty Pad. :)

    Debbie The crafty pad designs

  16. Your gift is such an inspiration - I have several of those cat food boxes under my craft desk waiting to be altered - I may have to put your fab idea to use - that is if you don't mind? Thank you so much for joining us at Gingerloft and I do hope to see you next time too!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  17. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  18. Wow that's a wonderful gift. Your flowers are totally amazing!!!! What a beautiful box.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  19. What a fabulous use of your stash of papers and cardboard! I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  20. Fantastic project Mrs A, I love that you have combined everyting Di loves and so clever to recycle your cardboard :) Donna ♥ x

  21. what a fabulous friend you are - beautiful box and contents! Thanks for playing along at the crafty pad and good luck xx

  22. Wow, hun, this is so pretty! You even used snippets!! I bet Di loves it! Also, thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

    love Mags B x

  23. How lovely! Thanks for playing in the Floral Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  24. Your fabric covered box looks wonderful - such a sweet gift. Thanks for entering into the stitching challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight.
    Hope to see you next time.
    DT member at Gingerloft

  25. Your flowers and butterflies are gorgeous, how lucky was she to get that fabulous gift box. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  26. Hey Mrs A! What a gorgeous thoughtful gift, bet she loved it.

    About the pens. The skinny ones in the picture are good for water colouring and the fatter grey ones are alcohol based. Hope that helps,

    liz x

  27. Wow, such a beautiful & thoughtful gift! Thanks for joining with us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  28. Wow, suxh a great gift. Your handmade flowers are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  29. So beautiful project! Lovely gift box and wonderful flowers! Amazing work!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

  30. What a gorgeous project! I love the colors and all the goodies inside! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  31. Love your box. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time.


  32. what an awesome thank you gift! Thanks for joining in the Green Challenge at Shopping our Stash this week!

  33. This is a beautiful, beautiful box, and it was so thoughtful of you to say "thank you" in this way. You did a lot of work to show your appreciation of Di's kindness to you. Both of you are such super people! Thanks for sharing the how-to's.

  34. What a lovely thoughtful gift. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good luck! Sandy :)

  35. What a gorgeous thoughtful gift-the best kind to give and receive :-) Thank you so much for joining my all crafts challenge, and please feel free to enter again, I love your work! Elaine at Craft My Life-xxx-


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