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17 May 2013

Feeling Floral

Afternoon crafters, hope you are all well, have had a good week and looking forward to the weekend?!

Today I am showing you the first of 3 commissions for a friend - this 8" x 8" card is for her Mum from her Dad.  It's picture heavy, so be prepared:


Front & Inside

The Inside

The Box

Card & Box

I made the box using my Hougie board and a fabulous tutorial for an 8" x 8" box from Nic. Thanks hun for the brilliant instructions - I will be making many more of these as they are so easy!

Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Wedding Bells Stamp
LOTV Nitwits Country Lady Papers
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 Dies
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
My Crafty Heart Pins
Gems & Pearls - NEC Stash
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Computer Generated Greeting
Lace from Stash
Liquid Pearls
Dovecraft Cardstock
Frosted Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz 19 No Digi's Allowed
Delightful BINGO (Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Flowers)
By The Cute & Girly May Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts 76 3 or More Different Flowers
My Time To Craft 221 Show Us The Inside
Cupcake 242 Lots of Layers
Love To Create 65 Flowers, Flowers
Created With Love 41 Birthday Bling It Up
Bearly Mine 86 Lucky Dip: Lace, Die Cuts, Flowers
Simon Says Flower Power
Dutch Dare 217 Recipe: 1 Image, 1 Sentiment, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments always mean a lot. Have a lovely evening.

Claire x


  1. wOW Claire THIS IS STUNNING luv both the inside and out, such beautiful papers and image, and to round it off with the gorgeous box, the first time I made one was for you for your wedding, don't think I have made one since. Have a great weekend.
    Chris x

  2. FABulous! LOve everything Claire..
    A FABulous design..LOve your colours..LOve your image..
    LOve the inside..LOve, LOve, LOve your box.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Oooo absolutely gorgeous, luv Sam x

  4. Fabulous hun...:o)

    have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  5. WOWZERS hun this is stunning. Love how you have decorated the inside and made a gorgeous matching box. It is sure to be treasured.
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Debs xx

  6. Beautiful card,love the image and fab

  7. Wow, gorgeous card :) Love it!
    Have a fab weekend x

  8. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love Challenges.


  9. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card! Love the image and love those colours! Hugs Frea

  10. Oooh Claire, this is gorgeous, just the sort of beautiful work people do treasue. The papers and the colours, I particularly like xx

  11. This is beautiful Claire. The image, papers and design are gorgeous as is the box.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  12. really gorgeous, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at BTC&G

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Claire.
    Carole xXx

  14. Sorry again hun... must have been away with the fairies yesterday lol!

    Your card is beautiful! Fab image, layout and details... gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  15. Very pretty and elegant! thanks for sharing with us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Birthday Bling Challenge!

  16. WOW!! Your card and box are stunning Claire. I love the image, wonderful colouring and beautiful papers.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  17. This is a gorgeous set Claire, fabulous image and pretty papers and embellishments.

  18. This is gorgeous love the vintage feel to it stunning!

  19. Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning. I love this I have been looking for a tut on boxes so I can make some to hold my cards so I will go check out that site. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Created With Love challenges. Hope to see you more often.
    Linda K. DT

  20. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft!

  21. What a fantastic card. Love all of your fine details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!

  22. How lovely Claire, a beautiful card and box, defo one to be treasured. Enjoy the weekend, Jx

  23. What a beautiful and elegant card Claire! I'm sure it will be much appreciated too! Susan x

  24. OMG! this is stunning Claire, love the beautiful image and all the gorgeous details.

    Donna x

  25. This is such an elegant card, Claire. Love the box, too - it's so neat! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

  26. Wonderful creation! thanks for shared with "CWLC" this week. Good luck.

  27. This is awesome Claire, I am sure your friends parents will love it. Gorgeous Card and box.

    Have a great weekend.


  28. WOWSERS Claire this is an absolute stunner!! As if that beautiful card wasn't enough you have given us an equally amazing box! Someone is gonna be delighted with this!!
    Love your card below too, its really quirky and perfect in those bright colours
    Hugs Laurie x

  29. Beautiful card and matching box Claire, you should be very proud they're stunning.
    Whoever gets these are 'gonna count themselves as very lucky.
    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

  30. WOW ! This is gorgeous Claire ! I love the papers you have chosen... Such a stunning set Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  31. Oh Wow!! this is gorgeous Claire!! what a fab image and you've coloured her beautifully! I love the pretty papers and layout and the embellies are stunning!! and you've decorated inside so beautifully too! it's a wonderful card hun! :-)
    Hope you are having a good weekend!
    Love Sue xx

  32. wow so beautiful Claire.gorgeous floral papers and details and I love the stunning image and matching box ;D

    xx coops xx

  33. Wowww Claire this is so very beautiful, wow, the image, papers, design and box are just awesome, amazing project.
    lorraine x

  34. Beautiful card inside and out. Love the pattern paper with the image and embellishments. The flowers and die cuts really make this look so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

  35. Beautiful card Clare and matching box, I like the floral papers and the gorgeous image.
    Kevin xx

  36. Lovely image! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  37. What a gorgeous project, love the matching box too! Thank you for playing along with us @ Delightful Challenges :)

  38. Absolutely gorgeous.

  39. Such a lovely card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at WOC for our challenge...unfortunately in order to be in the drawing for the prize you can only enter two other challenges.
    - hope to see you back at our next challenge!
    Hugs Anne Kristine

  40. Gorgeous creation inside and out..thanks for joining in with our challenge at BEARLY-MINE this week, x carol

  41. Oh my word, this is simply stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week. :)

  42. Stunning card and matching box!! So soft, feminine and gorgeous!! Love it!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  43. Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
    From the 2 Charisma Cardz DT:)
    Tabitha's Designs Blog
    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)
    New Challenge Blog on the Block:)

  44. Beyond gorgeous! I love the soft colors with the bits of darker pretty! Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare!


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