Good morning. Today sees a new challenge over at Allsorts and thus week the lovley Helene would like to see you make
A GIFT BOX
As some of you know already I am going to be a Gramdma next month and again the month after so I decided toi make a trio of boxes for my Grand-daughter to be for her 'First Tooth' 'First Curl' and 'Birth Tag'
I started with some paper-mache boxes I bought in the sale at Hobbycrfat for 49p each! I painted them with pearly pink paint and then covered with some lovely text paper from the Nana's Nursery For a Girl set of papers.
I added some scrummy sheer dotty organza ribbon and some bakers twine around the edge of the lid.
I printed the 'sentiments' on the PC and die cut with a Spellbinders tag die, adding a touch of Spun Sugar Distress Ink to the edges and a tiny button with some more bakers twine.
A few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and some pearly pink hearts to finish them off.
I would also like to share some of the reasons I have not been so active on my blog recently.
The main reason being I have just started on my Pain Management Programme (for my back problems) and this is currently on twice a week for 3 hours each session - and when I do get back from it I am feeling quite tired - not used to doing so much lately lol!!! I have been to 3 sessions so far and I am keeping an open mind - I do think that some of the strategies will be useful in the long term.
Another reason for not being so active is that I have been having some redecorating done - Aaron's & Kerry's old rooms - one of which will be my dedicated craft room - I am so excited about this.
Here's what it looks like so far:
Tomorrow my nephew will be laying the wooden floor and then we will be able to put together this little lot from Ikea:
The other room will be for Jack's den and this is how that looks so far:
Again the floor should be done this weekend and the sofa bed is on order so it shouldn't be too long before it's finished.
The next mammoth task will be sorting through my stash and re-organising it all!!!
Hope to get back into the swing of blogging and catching up with you all very soon.
Thanks for popping over.
Have a fab weekend.