Saturday, 28 June 2014

Its been a while.....

Hello dear friends and I have to ask "What happened to the month of June?"  Here we are almost into July and its all passed in a blur - or is it just me......

Anyway, I've been very busy in the garden and crafting whenever possible, doing some workshops and learning some new things myself including silk art and glass fusing.  My next experience will be into machine embroidery so for someone who is afraid of their sewing machine, that's going to be fun.

My very good friend had a birthday recently and has a thing about Paris so I got her a lovely china mug but it came without a box so what does a crafty friend do?  Make a box that's what....

Love these stamps from the Oxford Impressions Dress Forms & Corsetry set!  I can see me using them a lot in the future.  Here's the box opened up

And of course her card had to be different too ....

I'm really enjoying making these pop up box cards - great fun and they fold flat for posting which is a bonus. 

Thanks so much for popping over to see me and I hope you've all enjoyed some lovely sunny weather lately.  Margie x


  1. Hello Margie,
    What a lucky friend, I am sure she will love the box and the wonderful pop up card.
    The simple design on your box is gorgeous and perfect for the mug. The card is a wow with gorgeous elements.

  2. Exquisite gift!
    You used one of my all time favourite O.I. sets which I absolutely love to pieces and it was a perfect set for you to reach for when it came to creating this elegant box.
    The card you made for her certainly has the WOW factor - stunning.

  3. Definitely a blur - no idea where the month went! But it's lovely to see some of what you've been up to. The gift box is absolutely beautiful - so subtle and chic - and the card is amazing! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.
    Alison x

  4. The box is stunning Margie (and the mug is lovely too!), I love the stamping. Those pop up cards are wonderful and they look so impressive - love the one you made here. I am with you on June whizzing by.... we had a few days up in Scotland which was lovely, but so glad to be back home in my own craft room! Hugs, Anne xx