Wednesday 12 January 2022

Gift box from The Greetery and John Next Door Penny's Baubles card

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and if you were lucky enough to receive some new crafty goods, I hope you are having fun playing with them.

I know that we have only just finished with Christmas, but we at ABC Christmas Challenges love to make Christmas cards all through the year knowing that we won't have a last-minute panic come December. It would be great if you want to join us this year - we work our way through the alphabet over the year and each month we have some fun challenges to get your juices flowing. And did I mention that we also have a prize each month??? What's not to like as they say lol!

Our first challenge themes are

A - Anything Christmas Goes
B - Baubles

Helen is our lovely host this month and she has a great prize for the winner.

My contributions are

A for Anything Christmas Goes

This is a gift box I made with a die from The Greetery called Stationery Box. I used yellow and grey card for the box and decorated it with stamps from the Winter Birds set from My Favorite Things. I used coloured pencils for the colouring and want to practice more with them this year so any tips will be welcome.

The candy-stripe circle sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I added little magnets to the box to keep it closed, and it contained a necklace I had bought as a gift for my daughter. I love making a gift box like this because it is very versatile and doesn't need to be wrapped. I hope to use the box dies again to make some notelet gift sets.


B for Baubles

I want to make more 5 by 7 inch cards this year and as I received the Waffle Flower Lacy Layers A7 die set for Christmas, I put them to use on this card. The bauble is from John Next Door Penny's Baubles and I inlaid the silver glitter card before adding the silver mirror elements over the top. The sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted Most Wonderful stamp set. The top layer of white card was embossed with an old texture plate from Papertrey Ink.

Having seen some of the gorgeous photo work of cards on many blogs, I tried a fancy-schmancy lie flat photo here -  haha  I think the best that can be said about it is 'needs more work' lol!!

The Design Team have lots of cards to inspire you over on the blog and it would be great to have you join us this time.

I'd like to go and play at 

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


cotnob said...

A beautiful gift box Carol, a lovely way to give a necklace and a lovely card, such an elegant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mac Mable said...

Cheery and fun box card, love your colouring with the pencils and such a sparkly and eye catching Christmas card Carol x.

Sue said...

Such a fun gift box Carol it's gorgeous and so is your card! lots of hugs Sue x

Carole said...

Wow you have been busy Carol. What a lovely gift box with several uses I am sure, and those Penny baubles...just to die for. I was never able to get my hands on those. Two super creations. xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

All I can say is WOW! and WOW! what amazing and beautiful projects Carol.
Faith x

Witchcrafted Life said...

Splendidly beautiful wintertime greetings. My jaw grazed the floor over the second one. Swoon!!!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Helen said...

Beautiful card & that gift box is genius!
Helen x

Maria said...

A beautiful fun gift box card to hold a lovely necklace! And, your card is super lovely with the bauble!

Darnell said...

I can see you have been energetic which makes me happy, Carol! The gift box is amazing and I love those sweet birds and the bright yellow and gray together! I also love your stunning reindeer bauble design! It looks like a piece of engraved silver! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Sarah said...

That gift box is fantastic Carol and your card is stunning xx

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely beautiful...just love your sweet gift box and gorgeous cards!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a beautiful way to give a necklace! I love the little tweety birds. think you did an awesome job coloring them, especially the red parts.

Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us at Cut it Up!


Darnell said...

p.s. Thank you for playing with the Krafty Chicks! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, I am so loving your box, it is perfect for that beautiful necklace! It's fun to make your own gift boxes. I love your card too, that bauble is just gorgeous as is your card. Your photos look great, so I don't agree that your lie flat photo "needs for more". lol I think it looks great! Hugs, Brenda

Ros Crawford said...

I love your box and your beautiful bauble card Carol... The greetery has such lovely stuff, not that I own any of it but it's always nice to look. Have a lovely evening

Larissa said...

Wow this is a really amazing gift, Love the box you created for the necklace, such a nice gift. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.


ScrappyHorses said...

Oh my, this gift box is so sweet! I'm sure your daughter loved it, as well as the necklace! The birds fit the curve so perfectly and the box design is wonderful! So happy you shared with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

Dorte said...

Two wonderful projects for this years first ABC Christmas Challenge, Carol.
Dorte xx


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