donderdag 30 december 2010

Explosion box with Lili of the Valley stamp

Hi everybody,

I know I've been a bad blogger but there just hasn't been much time to craft lately. And the project I did do for my dad's birthday I forgot to take pictures of again before giving it away. I do hope you all had a very nice Christmas though!! Anyway... I have something to show now :). It's an explosion box I bought ages ago at Card Art and I finally decided to decorate it for my friend Diana. Now the box comes completely cut and ready to put together so please don't ask me for patterns... I just don't have them :). Here is the top of the box:
The gorgeous stamp I used is by Lili of the Valley (love their stamps!!) and she is called Rosie with cake (I can't give you a link to the stamp now because Lili of the Valley is closed for a couple more days) and I bought her especially for this project so she is new and that means I get to enter this box in this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge which is "New Beginnings". The flowers and the ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts. All the design papers used are from my old stash and the tickets are by Whimsy Stamps and were cut out with a coordinating die from the same company. Here are more pictures of the box:

"Zin in een kopje thee?" means something like "Want a cup of tea?", I'm taking my best friend out for a High Tea in Hotel DesIndes in The Haghue, which is famous for their High Tea's.

My invitation for the high tea was printed on a couple of tags which I made of a couple of different colours of cardstock. The edges were punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

The lovely charm I bought at Bunny Zoe's and again was bought especially for this box.

Well I hope you guys like this project. I have to say that I personally think it's one of my best projects yet... sometimes everything just turns out how you had it in your mind and I just loved making this for my best friend :). Since my complete image has been cut out (and 3D paperpieced) I'd also like to enter this box in the Paper Sundaes challenge which is "Cut it out".
Have a wonderful New Years celebration everybody!!!

23 opmerkingen:

  1. Tja, dat je niet zoveel dingen maakt, maakt toch niet uit, hier heeft vast heel veel tijd in gezeten. Ik vind het helemaal super leuk. Je zou zo'n lieve uitnodiging maar krijgen. Groetjes, Jeanet

  2. Wow this is so beautiful, I love the image & all the little details you've added! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes :)

  3. Hoi Mariska,

    Wat een onwijs mooi explotion box heb je gemaakt. Het is een beauty om te zien. En het LOTV stempeltje is echt een toppertje!


  4. WOW Mariska!
    This image made me so curious at the Lily of the valley challenges and I had to check it out ;) I love this exlosion box so I´m so happy I did and found your blog!
    Lot´s of beautiful work to look at in here with you :)
    Thank´s for sharing and I wish you a happy new year :)
    Hope to see you again :)

  5. sWat mooi gemaakt, Mariska.
    En wat leuk om te ontvangen, lijkt mij.
    Lieve groetjes,

  6. Het is weer een feest om naar je project tekijken prachtig en al die mooie kleuren en ja ik ben ook helemaal weg van alle stempels van lili of the valley.
    fijne jaarwisseling.
    Groetjes Agnes

  7. Schitterend gemaakt heel erg mooi.
    Fijne jaarwisseling
    Groetjes Marian

  8. Mariska this is amazing! Your colouring is fabulou and the level of detail is unbelievable! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

  9. stunning!! thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  10. Ohhh I wish I was your best friend (GRIN ;-p) This is beautiful! Even if your posts are rare, they are to be beholded

    Love , hugs and best wishes in 2011


  11. Hij is prachtig Mariska !!! En wat een leuke stempels zijn dat he, die LOTV stempels :))).
    Gelukkig nieuw jaar !

    groetjes Monique

  12. een gelukkig en gezond 2011, Mariska!
    prachtige creatie, complimenten!
    groetjes, Alina

  13. Ohhh wow what a sweet box! Sooo lovely! Janine

  14. Wat een prachtige explosion box!



  15. Mariska~ This is just so freakin' adoreable!!!

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Out challenge for Paper Sundaes!

    Lisa M

  16. wat een mooie creaties staan hier op je blog gave kleurtjes ook en die stempels mjammie!
    fijn nieuwjaar!
    wordt je ook volger bij mij??

  17. You made a gorgeous box with a lovely color combination and a sweet image. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes last week.

  18. Absolutely beautiful. Your coloring is always amazing!!

  19. A gorgeous explosion box, love the image and embellishments you have used. Thanks for joining our ‘New Beginnings’ challenge at LOTV this week, hope to see you next week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

  20. This is such a great creation!! Love how you've used the tickets :)

    - Ann

  21. Hey, sweets! I'm always so inspired when I stop by your blog! You do such beautiful, amazing things!

    I found a tutorial for the explosion box if you have interested blog stalkers (like me)...