Thursday, 8 May 2014

Popping Up!

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends and Visitors, I hope you are all well and enjoying some fine weather. We are a mixture of cloud and sun today, but I'm hoping that it doesn't rain as the washing is out.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card, I know it takes time to around the blogs so I do appreciate each and every one of them.

I'm off work for a couple of days, so planning some unpaid work.......housework, but I'll have to nail down Alistair to help.

I have something different for me today, although there have been loads of them around in Blogland;
This was my first attempt at a pop up box card.  I found it awkward to do, mainly because I'm not a measurer, although I did try to follow a tutorial, but it's quite pretty  think.

Papermania Papers
MB Butterfly die
Crafty individuals Songbird die
Flowers from my box
Papermaina Bow
The Ribbon Girl Birdcage charm
Pearls from Hobby House
Hearts from my box
Glamour Dust in Crystal

I thought I would give it to my friend who is leaving us to go to a new job, it might look nice on her desk.

That's all from me today, enjoy the rest of your day, and Happy Crafting!


Diane said...

Good Morning Kate, I love the pop up box. I need to try making one, thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs diane

Crafty Lark said...

A gorgeous gift Kate, love the colours you have used, also your fab embellishing. Flora xx

Rita said...

Gorgeous pop up box card Kate. I would not believe it was your first. Your friend will love it that's for sure. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, brilliant, I love it. No way would you think it was a first attempt.
You need my method for making measuring!! I don't do measuring if I can help it.
You friend will treasure it.
Enjoy your evening

Patricia xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous make, well done, they are everywhere at the moment aren't they

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous box Kate, I was thinking about making one it will be my first attempt also. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Marlene

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,love the

Hazel said...

Kate your pop up card is brilliant and for a first attempt you should be very proud of yourself it's wonderful. Hazel xx

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Stunning Sweetie!! Hugs Pops x x x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate. The design is fabulous, I love the papers and pretty detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

pam said...

hi Kate, fabulous box card, love the embellishments, not tried to make one as yet.

rachel said...

its fabulous Kate and well done - brilliant make! Hugs rachel xx

Marie-Louise said...

This is beautiful Kate. I love the papers you have used.

Sue said...

Kate, love your pop up box card. Papers are gorgeous and it's like having a vase of pretty flowers! Adults and kids alike love these, will be such a nice goodbye card.


Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your first Pop-Up Box are stunning and beautiful. I love the beautiful paper and pretty flowers. Your friend will definitely love this and proudly show it to others. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anet.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Kate. Wow, your pop-up box is fabulous. And that's your first??? I would never have guessed. Looks like you'll be "working for love." Have fun and a great 2 days off from work work. Hugs.

Queenie Jeannie said...

You did a fantastic job!!! Love all your pretty elements!

My first pop up card was a bust, but after making a couple it gets much easier. Keep going! :D

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate a fabulous pop up box its really pretty and I am sure your colleague will appreciate it. I made my first one a few weeks ago for a DT and I did enjoy it. Hope you enjoy your days off and get to do something a bit more pleasurable than housework! Susan xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Crikey, you would never think it was your first. Its fabulous. I'm more than sure that your friend will adore it.
Don't spend all your time off doing housework. Have some chill time too chuck.
Ang x

hotpotato said...

Pretty first attempt at a pop up card Kate.......I keep meaning to make some, I'll get round to it soon. Goodluck with your house work.

vic said...

Wow Kate this is beautiful! For a first attempt too it's amazing :) beautiful papers too I'm so impressed well done you!!!

Vic x

Erika said...

I love it Kate, great colour combo and love the butterflies too.
I've yet to have a go at one of these beauties....on my to have a go at list!
Have a super weekend, don't do all the housework have some crafty fun too.
Hugs Erika.

Amber Holder said...

This turned out so well! I understand what you mean about not liking to measure things. I frequently become confused by that sort of thing and am so grateful for video tutorials. I really love the birdcage charm that you used here :)

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Sue said...

I'm finally catching up Kate! this is gorgeous and I must say I haven't missed doing housework lol but I will have to sort that out now I'm feeling a bit better..have a great weekend lots of huggles Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Kate - so pretty.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Teresa said...

Kate this is gorgeous, I keep meaning to have a go at one of these, you've really inspired