Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Star Gift Box!

Hello to All my Crafty Friends and Visitors,
I hope you are well and have enjoyed your day.  Our weather has been a bit kinder to us today, so I got the washing out and it all dried, I'll iron tomorrow.  Teallach loves when the weather allows the door to be kept open and he can come and go as he pleases, now I know you'll think I'm daft, but I think he runs in to tell me things as he miaows and runs back out again and then a wee while later in he comes again with another miaow, this goes on for a while. Gosh I'm putting human behaviour on to my wee animal.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my last card, I appreciate the time you take to visit me.

Here is what I've been doing today;

Crafters Companion Star Box template, made from Centura Pearl and First Edition Rose Garden Papers, SB Rose Die, MB and Marianne Foliage dies, Spiders Web, Papermania lace.

Took me ages to do this, I'm not good at following instructions, and this was easy, I learn better when shown, but I'm quite pleased with the result and it is my first one, hope you like it.

I'm away to get my PJs on and make a cuppa, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,


Hazel said...

Kate this is one gorgeous star box. The scary thing is that when I was in at Adrian's ( local craft shop) today he was asking if I had seen this box. Well it's true what he was saying its stunning. Catscare funny and I bet he is telling you something. Hazel x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi Kate, this is absolutely stunning star box, gorgeous Rose. I am with you there I'm sure our Cat does speak to us, they are strange creatures Hobbes seems to know what time it is because he goes out and waits for David coming home from work and races him home. Marlene

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Goodness! Kate your box is amazing, love, love love, it.
Must suss this out, you know me and "boxes"
Patricia xxx

pam said...

OMW Kate, your box is stunning, beautiful papers and floral arrangement.
Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This looks fabulous, love it

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty floral gift box Kate, love the shape, so different and yes it looks tricky to make. Instructions are always more difficult to decipher than actually doing it, so you're not alone there. Have a lovely day tomorrow.

rachel said...

such a pretty gift box Kate - I really love it - that flower is awesome! I think you're right about your cat - mine definitely comes in to tell me things - she loves me being in the garden and will always follow me around when I'm there! Big hugs rachelx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, my Bonnie does the exact same and I firmly believe she is telling me all about what's going on out in the garden :)

Your gift box is gorgeous - I love the shape and the flower is beautiful.

Elizabeth xx

Rita said...

Fabulous box Kate. Never seen this box until now. It looks stunning and the rose is beautiful. Hugs Rita xxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh wow Kate your box is amazing. Love the beautiful flowers and rose. Hugs Susan x

Norma said...

Hi Kate, I hope you are well dear friend. I'm sorry I've been MIA from your blog, it's been crazy for me with life. Your project is stunning and so pretty, WOW! TFS and have a wonderful rest of your week.

debby4000 said...

WOW what an amazing, gorgeous box.

Erika said...

Kate you are making me smile talking of your cat, our dog does the same thing too. I leave the back door open, she goes out and barks, comes in and moans, then goes back out again.
I love your box, especially the beautiful flower on the top, grate layering with your different dies.

Have a super day, ironing here too today, boo!

Hugs Erika. x

Planetsusie said...

Oh Kate this is sooo beautiful, I really must look out for that template. I'm like you with instructions but you have done this justice! Love everything about it - absolutely everything!

Hugs Sue Pxxx

PS I've got Blossom and Donny doing exactly the same as Teallach and I'm doing the same as you with the human behaviour thing! Oh well - lol!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely Kate, the colour combo is beautiful here and gorgeous result in your lovely creation.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Carol said...

What a gorgeous box Kate, love this! I don't really have the patience to make them myself....and I get glue everywhere!! Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
oh my this is superb.
I love that shaped box, and the very fab paper used.
What a wonderful rose too.
You have done and excellent job of creating this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marie-Louise said...

This is fabulous Kate. Wish you would post the instructions.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow, what a brilliant box. The flower is amazing.
It may have taken you a while but its so worth it.
Hey, I've got a blackbird that comes when I whistle and who comes in my kitchen and whistles me so nothing would surprise me with animals lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Jacee said...

Wow, Kate this is wonderful, no wonder it took you ages, such a lot of work, gorgeous!
hugs Jacee
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Diane said...

Greetings Kate, this is absolutely stunning star box. What gorgeous papers and love big flower.

Your cat sure sounds like he is having a good time.

Hugs Diane

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, gorgeous colours, hugs Pops x

MaryH said...

Kate, this is so lovely. I can image the star shape was a bit tricky to get the paper onto the points. Hat's off to you for attempting it. Pretty DP, and that rose is just beautiful. Laughed about the kitty conversation, I used to talk with the dog. He listened to me better than DH & DD! I'm not great at written instructions either. I'm a visual learner with somebody showing me each step. That's why I waste so much time on Youtube, then forget what I saw if I don't go do it immediately! Hope the good weather holds for you. TFS & Hugs

downrightcrafty said...

this is stunning beautiful box style and shape and a super flower
Hugs Kate xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kate, gorgeous papers and beautifully decorated.
I have this template but haven't made it up yet - thank you for the inspiration.

meg said...

Fabulous box Kate the rose and petals with the other embellishments are stunning

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous box, Kate!

Love and hugs

Sue said...

Fabulous, Kate. What a wonderful gift this would make, so very elegant. You did an amazing job putting the star box together and decorating it so beautifully.


Christine Harrop said...

This is gorgeous Kate! I saw this template and did wonder about it and now I might be more tempted. Hugs Christine xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Wow Kate this is just gorgeous. Love it, love it. Well done. Hugs Anet x