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Saturday 13 September 2014

My First Box Card

Hi to all my blogging friends and thank you so much for all your kind birthday wishes.
A special big thank you for my BFF Annie in Australia. She made and sent me the
most beautiful card. Will be kept and treasured.
I started the day at the Doctors. Had a laugh there!
After examining my neck on the couch, I returned to the chair and couldn't find my glasses. I had left them on the corner of his desk. I then spotted them over by his keyboard. I reached over for them, saying 'Can I have my glasses back!' He said, 'They are mine.' I told him that his were on his head!! We had a good laugh and he then got a fit of the giggles.
A friend came round with a gorgeous present of crafting goodies. Then my daughter and grandchildren came round in the afternoon. More pressies. Had a nice day.
I still don't know who this old bird is, that I see in the mirror. I am 38 now and she looks a lot older than that!! Think it's a ghost!! Hee!! Hee!! I wished!!
 Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days but had computer problems. I bought a Laptop and getting it working for me has been a nightmare. It took 4 telephone calls and one visit to the shop to get it working properly and allow me to print. It finally took the last guy, on the phone for 2 hours, to get it all working correctly!! The Techy people at the shop, for some reason, had downloaded Apple drivers onto my HP laptop!!
I am still unable to download photos to my blog on the laptop. It says that they are loading but they don't appear!! It also effected our main computer. At least I can do this on our main computer.
Are you still with me?!! It's a long one!!
Anyway, my eldest sister was 80 last Thursday. So I thought her card had to be rather special.
This is the first box card I have made and took me a whole day!!

There is a mixture of stamped, drawn and painted flowers, along with flowers from my stash. Die cut leaves too.

The 'happy birthday', is a MB die I bought at Sandown Park fair last week. I cut it out from white card and then applied Versamark ink all over it. I then used Vintage Ivory Frantage all over it.
The chipboard numbers were from my stash and had the
Frantage treatment too.

The picture below is of the front panel. I used grunge paste and glitter.

The vellum butterflies were from my stash. These are on the side open panels. 

I hope you are still awake and not too bored!
Well that's it. Got a fair sort of thing to do on Sunday. I have been invited to have a stand at Felbridge village celebration, just up the road from us. It's to celebrate 300 years ago, hundreds of Sweet Chestnut trees were planted by the Evelyn family. There are about 40 remaining. I have drawn some pictures of the nuts in their open shell and used them as wraps on candles. I was also give some of the wood. My Brother-in-law and I made some coasters. He cut them and I sanded and polished them. I  made some tray boxes from card and put sets in them. I wrapped them in cellophane and tied some string around, with a tag of the painted chestnuts attached.  He also made 2 huge bowls but one sadly split right down one side.
Wakey, wakey! Sorry to bore you!!
As it's Saturday mid-day, I am not off to bed for a change.
Thank you so much for visiting and putting up with my waffle. I should rename my blog to that I think!
Have a lovely weekend.
Carol xx


Sarah said...

Sounds like your GP has a great sense of humour Carol, just as well on your Birthday!! Sounds like you had a good day. What a fantastic first attempt at a box card, it's stunning and I bet your Sister loved it. xx

Annette said...

I love your box card Carol, it's so pretty. Love the GP giggling over the specs and the woodwork sounds lovely. I love wooden bowls and woodturned stuff. I have 2 lampstands from a friend who does woodturning, and several small bowls and they're gorgeous. Have a lovely day.

Jacee said...

Fabulous box, great work, you have done a wonderful job on it, looks absolutely fantastic.
Had to laugh at the doctor bit, so funny.
hugs Jacee
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Chrissy said...

Stunning Carol...I love the flowers and butterflies and your Sister must have been over the moon to receive this beauty.I try and try to get my head around making one of these but they end up in the bin..I can just picture you and the Dr having a your weekend is going well..


Sue - said...

What an absolutely beautiful box card. Well worth the time it took.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is beautiful, the range of flowers is so pretty, I am sure it will be appreciated. Hope the fair goes well today, the weather should be good for you. The story in the doctor's made me smile too x

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS creation, love the added beauties Carol I just love the colour combo. So pleased you had a lovely birthday and hope hubby did too. Very hectic here on the home he is not good, not eating or drinking....losing my battle to keep him alive.xx
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debby4000 said...

WOW that box card with all those flowers is gorgeous.

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful box card Carol, I love the gorgeous papers you have used and all of your fabulous flowers and the numbers - I'm sure your sister will treasure her card.

Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card Carol - I'm loving box cards at the moment and find they're very well received. Yours is just lovely and hard to believe it's your first attempt. Hope you had a great weekend. x

Heike said...

Oh, this box card is so detailed and pretty Carol. You must have spent ages making it.
Hugs, Heike xx

Elise said...

Hi Carol! I missed your Birthday?! OOoOh my goodness .. a huge HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you!!!!!! :) Wishing you a beautiful year and many many more!

The box you made for your sister is AMAZING! Wow wow wow! So much work and details in there .. I bet her jaw dropped!!! :) That's so sweet of you to make this for her!

I literally giggled about the story with your doctor .. hahahaha! :) That's so cute!

Well, I'm glad to hear that you had a lovely Birthday!!! and hope your computer gets sorted out soon!

Big Hugs,

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, lovely to hear all your news. Sounds like you had a lovely Birthday. Your birthday in box is so pretty! I bet your sister loved it! I've not tried to make one of these yet but I must have a go sometime!
Hugs Lynsey x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is stunning! I love all the beautiful flowers and butterflies you used - definitely a creation to be treasured!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is one awesome pop up box Carol, those flowers and the papers you have used look amazing, truly wonderful project.
lorraine x