Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Trinket Box!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and keeping cosy in this cold and snowy weather. We are in the minuses tonight, anyway it is December.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last cards, you are all very kind.

I've been finding it difficult to get to the computer to post and comment, so if I've missed you out please forgive. I don't know where the time goes and I've not managed to get back into a routine.  since my trip to Glasgow, but I expect you are all the same. I did manage to get all my cards written and sent off today, that felt a relief.  Still to look out the Christmas decorations too, that's going to have to wait until the weekend, anyway here is my make for today, it's part of a gift for my choir buddy Fiona;



I bought this little box from The Works and have decorated it with Imagination Crafts Rice Paper and various stamps and stencils, Starlight Paints are the paints of choice and some sequins. I have to say I loved doing it, I hope Fiona likes it.

It's the Choral Society's Carolthon on Saturday and I am really looking forward to the big sing, we will be in the local shopping centre singing all day...in shifts and this time for a number of years we are being allowed a larger choir at lunch time to the special Carols and pieces from the Messiah. Here is the fabulous flyer for it, drawn by a little girl from one of the local schools;
isn't just so sweet. I hope we manage to raise loads of money, however saying that, there are lots of people struggling just now, but you never know.

That's me for now, see you soon and take care of yourselves,

29 comments:

Rita said...

Hello my Friend. What a gorgeous Trinket Box. Your friend will be delighted to receive it too. It very cold down here too although we had rain for most of the day. My cards are now all ready to post tomorrow, slowly but surely getting there. Enjoy your Carolthon as I know you will. Speak Soon. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Karen Knott said...

Your trinket box is beautiful Kate, your friend will be thrilled with it I'm sure :)
Hope your Carolthon goes well on Saturday and you raise lots of money !
Hugs Kaz xx

Cherish happy moments said...

Very nice box...

scrAPpamondo said...

Great work on this trinket box, love the way you have decorated it and surely your choir buddy Fiona will be delightful to receive it!
The girl's flyer for the Choral event looks so sweet, I wish you a lot of people at your big sing! :)
Also my niece Aurora will sing in these holidays, is a busy time for singers, isn't it? :)
Hugs

Marlene Atkinson said...

Your Trinket Box is gorgeous and beautifully created. Love it. Marlene

aussie aNNie said...

wow, Kate I am loving this make, adorable napkins used too.
Good luck with the fund raising, a deed well done.xx[aNNie]🎄

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Wow!I so impressed with your beautiful box made with decoupage!
You are so talented!
I’m sure your friend will be thrilled !
Have a happy day!Hugs!
Dimi...

meg said...

Such a beautiful box Kate, love the robin in the centre of the lid, good luck on Saturday hope you manage to raise lots of cash. Meg xx

Dortesjs said...

Fabulous box, hope you raise a lot of money, good luck ;O))

Flo Langley said...

Wow! Your box is gorgeous Kate. Loooove it. Your friend will love it too. Good luck at the Carolthon. Hope you raise lots of funds. Such a great flyer by the little girl.
Take care and stay warm.
Hugs Flo xx

Linda Simpson said...

How fabulous! This looks gorgeous and loving the papers you have used to decorate.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

OMG! Kate your box is absolutely gorgeous - gorgeous. I sure wish you had a video of how you did this beauty. I also wish I could be there at your shopping center to hear you sing -- you must have a wonderful voice!
Merry Christmas Dear Friend!! I have not sent out a single card this year. I have been a little to lax although I stay busy.
Sandy xx

Cara said...

Your trinket box is stunning! Your friend will adore it. I hope the Carolthon goes well, that's such a cute poster. I hope the weather warms up a bit for you too x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty Trinket Box Kate, beautifully decorated - a fabulous gift.
I hope your Carolthon goes well, such a brilliant flyer - a very talented little girl.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

pam said...

Gorgeous box Kate, love the beautiful decoration, bet your friends treasures this.
Hugs Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Very selfishly I would not have wanted to give this amazing box away!! Absolutely beautiful and your friend is going to love it x Hope the Carolthon goes well and even though money is tight, people are always so very generous for a great cause...do well x

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is so beautiful Kate, I love it! The Imagination Rice papers are fabulous and so easy to work with too. Your friend will be delighted with it, I'm sure. Stay warm my friend. I too will be putting our Christmas tree and decorations up this weekend, with the help of our grandson. It is a lovely time of year but oh so many things to think about and do. Having said that, we all get there in the end lol.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Valerija said...

Fabulous box Kate. Love the decoration, you are really talented!
Have a great weekend.
Valerija xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a gorgeous box she will love it. Hope you are having a good day today singing

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, wow this is just so beautiful. Love it. My husband and I want to wish you and Alistair a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs Anet x

Mrs A. said...

The box looks gorgeous.I love the colours you have chosen. Still got this wretched flu bug hanging around. I did pass it onto The Doc who only had it for four days and now I have it back again. Struggling to post at the moment too. I made the last 5 cards today for the neighbours so they are hand deliveries but it took me all day to do such a simple designed card. Cold and miserable here in Hampshire.
Ref 'The Cat'. No she is a stuffed one but doesn't she look real. I had a real cat just like her I will pop a picky up on my side bar of her. There is a toy shop in Italy (Rome) (it is quite famous)that sells all these very authentic looking stuffed animals. They have tigers and some really big animals on show. Soon as I saw this one I had to bring her back home with me so no cats were harmed in the making of my post. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, wow what a gorgeous decorated box. Best of the holidays to you.

Hugs Diane

rachel said...

this is awesome Kate - a really beautiful gift! Huge apologies for my lack of visits - I am off to have a little look at what you've been up to whilst I've been AWOL!!! Thanks for the beautiful card you sent me too! Huge hugs rachel x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what an absolutely stunning box! I just love the flowers and that gorgeous bird!! What a wonderful gift idea, Fiona must have been over the moon!! Completely understand about being busy. Our Christmas celebrations started on the weekend, so from now until New Years, there's barely a minute to spare!! have a great day, hugs :)

Jules said...

Hi Kate

I love your little trinket box . .. . what a stunning make. I am sure your friend will love it to pieces.

I hope the choir managed to raise lots of money at the weekend.

Love Jules xx

MaryH said...

This is a fantastic gift for your buddy, and of course I love these birds. Good job on making it so pretty. The box reminded me of a long ago hobby when we decoupaged every surface. Good luck with the catchup, I think all of us are rather behind (I know I am!) Hope you have good weather for the concert, and raise lots of funds. Some awesome talent with this little school girl and the flyer. TFS, take care and Merry Christmas too. Hugs

Sue said...

Kate, you have decorated the box beautifully. The colors and the papers are just lovely, your friend is going to love this special gift. The bird is gorgeous.

hugs
Sue

Anne said...

Wow this is exquisite Kate, I image Fiona will be delighted with it lucky lady!
I hope you carolthon was a huge success

Have a wonderful Christmas
Anne x

Barb said...

Your box is stunning Kate and it looks as if it was lots of fun to decorate. I'm sure Fiona will love it. Barbxx