Saturday, 11 February 2012

Week 141 - Still Free and Easy!

Hello My Blog Friends,

Well!  what is this weather all about!! Cold or what ....  coming back from the shop last night it was -8 degrees.  I think that it is one really good excuse to stay indoors and craft in the warm!

Todays offering is my project for the Allsorts Challenge, we are still in February so are still free and easy! I thought I would show you a project that we did in a workshop a few weeks ago.

As you can see we were decorating boxes.  We started with a plain box, we covered it in plain black paper on the lid and the base.  To coordinate with the black I used some foundation polka dot paper which went so well.  Around the edges we wrapped some coordinating lace and used one of the Spellbinder border dies. The lid was the focal point of the whole project and I chose to use die cuts to decorate mine.  The flourishes are a Cheery Lynn die (Victorian Flourish) and the flowers were a mixture of Spellbinder Flower dies. To finish the flowers off I used Creative Expressions black pearl glue. 
Everyone in the workshop enjoyed the project.  The idea of decorating the box was so that they could be used for Christmas presents - I asked everyone who they would give theirs too - guess what the answer was!!  none of them were going to give them away!!
I hope that it inspires you to have a go at decorating a box its great fun.  Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog all the girls have made some stunning projects as ever.
Enjoy a lovely weekend and keep warm and safe on the roads.
Please leave a comment if you have time it is great to hear from you all.
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. What a gorgeous box Jo, I love the Spellbinders flower dies and use them a lot in my own cards, especially the anemone which is really versatile. Love the black and white, very elegant. Keep warm! Love Carole Z X

  2. A fab box indeed! I love the black and white and I would not want to give it away either. Enjoy your day crafting in the warm xx

  3. Gorgeous decorated box Jo.
    Love the elegance of Black & White.
    Keep warm and enjoy your weekend.
    Debs xx

  4. A beautifully decorated box Jo, I think I really do need some of those dies, they are so delicate.

    Have a good weekend.


  5. This was a stunning box and certainly gave lots of inspiration to several boxes for christmas.
    The cheery lynn and spellbinder dies work so well together.
    Take care and be safe in this weather
    Maria xx

  6. Fantastic project for the class Jo and I must get web cam going!!
    It's cold up here but snow gone just left with ice now.
    If anyone would like to donate their box!!! i could think of a good home!!!(ha ha)
    Hope your all well and keep warm
    x catherine

  7. A stunning box, Jo! I love it. Those cheery Lynn dies are so delicate!

  8. lovely box Jo not that i make boxes but would be equally as good on the front of a card i think

    Love and hugs

    Pauline B