Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Had a Play

I have just had two days off the computer after stressing over a card for about three days and realising this was supposed to be a fun hobby.Stress now gone and even managed a play "just because"I saw a link on docrafts how to make these and decided to have a go and how easy???A card in a box just uses an A4 piece of card and I used Graphic 45 papers and a couple of dies,I am pleased how it turned out for a first attempt but there are some great ones out there,will definitely have another go.Hope you are all keeping dry-still raining here but had a sunny day yesterday even got washing dry!OMG two cats tearing round the house like idiots after refusing to go out in the rain!!!I would also lie to say welcome to my new followers Anet-Anetscrafting and Mary H from Carolinacards
clear it out challenge-valentine/love/flowers
oldie but a goodie-valentine(Graphic 45 papers/flowers)
ladybug crafts ink-the one I love
stamp with Sarah Kay-Valentine
paper pretties-valentine/love
Simon says-have a heart
word art Wednesday-ATG
delightful challenges-ATG
crafty little fairies-love
crafty catz-love is in the air
brown sugar-valentine
catch the bug-love
eclectic ellapu-from the heart
red carpet-love actually
kaboodle doodle-to my sweetheart------------------TOP 3
love to create-colour challenge/red and/or pink--SPONSOR PRIZE WINNER
Sorry for not getting round to all your blogs but had a little family trauma but will try and catch up this week
Thanks for dropping by
Carol xx


Kathyk said...



Scrapcat 1 said...

lol I did laugh at your cats I love the card in a box looks fabulous

rachel said...

this looks wonderful Carol - amazing box xx

Netty said...

All that hard work paid off Carol, its fab. Annette x


Laura Sterckx said...

I love this box! The reds look absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful job! This is a piece of art! Thanks for playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge! :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Carol, such a fabulous design. I love the papers and fabulous detailing too.
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Super card/box...it's like Jack in the box, love it. I have a link for this card too but time is the issue...did it take long...hope all's ok now with the weekend issues.xxxx

Tonnie Deijkers said...

great card box I like it thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck

The Gov. said...

Stunning project! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome card box, looks difficult to me,but I sure do love it!

kay said...

Fabulous card box Carol,hope all is ok now x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

WOW...stunning and so much work...just a wonderful creation.

Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.


Francesca said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at
oldie but a goodie challenge

Francesca x

Ira Huberts said...

Wowzers Carol! This is jaw dropping gorgeous! What a surprise to open up your ab box with all these gorgeous details, love it!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Wow...stunning....love all the details...Joolsx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is beautiful and I love the papers. You have decorated perfectly. This was make a wonderful gift

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

PaperDaisies said...

Such a stunning card. Absolutely gorgeous. Great design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Chris said...

Wow! That looks amazing... so much detail!Thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybugs Craft Ink!

Cumbrianlass said...

What a fabulous creative project Carol , and so glad you are once again enjoying crafting and yes it should be fun.
Janet xxx

MaryH said...

Oh my, this is awesome for a 1st attempt. I've never made one of these, and this one is just beautiful. Hear you about the stressing over a card and remembering this is 's'posed to be fun'. We need a reminder now & again. You did super on this box so stress must agree with you! TFS & Hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Annie the actual card took just over 5mins to make,the longest time was cutting out the embellishments and decorating
carol x

coops said...

oh wow this is stunning carol.i really love the fantastic design :D

xx coops xx

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! That is such a gorgeous project!! Love it!! :) Happy Valentine's Day!

ALI said...

Wow this is gorgeous, really want to try one of these.

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous box card!
Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Heike said...

A beautiful project. And there are so many interesting things to discover.
Heike xx

Tina said...

Wow, what a fab project. Love the colours you have used. Tinaxx

Elizabeth S said...

Fabulous project, love all the reds and pinks. Just hopping by.

scrappysharon said...

Beautiful Carol. My friend made one on Monday...they are stunning! Glad your over the stress...I know what it gets like sometimes!!! I still need to get on and enter some challenges!! this is becoming quite a challenge for me because I have built up a fear of them..lol how silly! Have a good weekend Sharon x

Min said...

Just lovely!
Thanks for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Love Theme Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new BINGO that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Lorna said...

Fabulous creation, love the colours, brilliant work
happy hopping
Lorna xx

Izzwizz said...

Great card in a box, hope you enjoy your hobby more this week. Great idea to just turn it off for a couple of days. Maddy x

Ingrid Mason said...

Carol, this is Beautiful and I love the idea of 'a card in a box' ....it's so interactive and exciting with all its 'wow factor' details. Your colours and embellishments are stunning and so uplifting ....you've certainly chased away my winter blues so a big Thank You. You sound as though you enjoyed 'crafting for fun' .....that really shows in this great project and surely the most important element of great crafting is fun.
Lol re your cats .....my two boys are exactly the same.
Love Ingrid xxx ♥