Friday, 20 December 2013

Gift Box

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all fit and well, and sending kind thoughts to those folk who aren't.

Thank so you all who visited and commented on my gift bag, I can report that Fiona just loved it and her Snowman card Isn't it just lovely when the recipient of your work really likes it and tell you, makes it all worth while.

I'm pretty much on track with the Christmas preparations, really just the wrapping up to do and I'll get around to that at the weekend, and a bit of food shopping, but I don't go mad stocking up as the shops are open on Boxing Day if necessary.  We will be at Damian and Moreen's for Christmas Day and they are organising the main course, and they make enough to feed the five thousand, so should be plenty to take home with us. 

I don't have a card tonight, again something different for me and I'm so delighted I've managed to make an origami box;

This is my first attempt, and I'm delighted with it, blowing my own trumpet here.  I've been loving all the lovely boxes that some of you very talented folk have been making and I really wanted to have a go. 
I wanted it for Moreen's Christmas gift, which is one of Patricia, Summerhouse Crafts and Hazel's, Baskets of Joy, beautiful pendants.

First Edition Rose Garden paper
Green Card
WO flowers and Pearl Stick Pins
Hobby House Pearls
Hobby Craft Pearl Lace and Ribbon
Papermania Gems.

So now I've managed thisone, there will be no stopping me, mind you it took me ages to to make as I had to keep stopping the video to do each part of the folding, I'm useless at retaining info.

I hope Moreen likes it, thats all from me tonight.
Keep well and sane,


Hazel said...

Well done you Kate, I told you it was easy and you would love making them, your box is beautiful love all the detail. Hazel xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful box Kate. Well done.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Kate! Such a beautiful creation, so many fab details too, just love it :)

Tanya xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

this is gorgeous Kate, a gorgeous creation. Marlene

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous box, beautofully decorated x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab

Rita said...

Good Evening Kate. What a gorgeous box. I'm sure ut will be treasured by Moreen too. Hope you staying warm and cosy as its a really wild night over here in the west. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Kate, such a beautiful design, gorgeous papers and fabulous detailing too. I am certain Moreen will love it.
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

beautiful box Kate - it really is fabulous - I'm sure Moreen will adore the box aswell as its contents - fabulous! Hope you have a truely wonderful Christmas - make sure you have lots of 'you' time and enjoy! Big Hugs rachel xx

Patricia said...

Wow! Kate that's one stunning box. Knew you would make a fantastic job. Moreen will be delighted with the box and hopefully the contents!!
Hope you and Alistair have a Wondeful Christmas a Happy, healthy & prosperous 2014

Patricia xxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
You blow whatever you like gal, its a beautiful box.
Moreen will love it and I'm sure along with the, no doubt gorgeous, contents.
Will we get a snap of Damien's socks? Been waiting to see the finished pair.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I am so loving the colours on this one, gorgeous sweetie, Happy Holidays, I hope you have a great time hugs Pops x

hotpotato said...

wow, what a gorgeous pretty box.

Diane said...

Wow, Kate what a gorgeous origami box, gosh the pearls, lace and ribbon are so pretty. Just a fabulous keepsake. Looking forward to all your fabulous creations in 2014. Best of the holidays.

Hugs diane

May said...

Fantastic job on the box Kate... I keep meaning to try one of these... you have inspired me to have a go...Love the colours...your friend will treasure this I'm sure....Merry Christmas & A blessed 2014 to you both... enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a fantastic origami box Kate, love the delightful colours.

Warm hugs

Erika said...

I love those boxes too Kate. Great colour combo.
Hope you had a super day yesterday and Santa was good to you.
Hugs Erika.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I can't imagine a more lovely box. I understand about having to pause the video a lot. I have the same problem when I'm learning new techniques. I get easily confused and forget what was being said. *LOL*

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty