Wednesday, 5 June 2013

a Gift for Grace

Good morning I hope everyone is ok in blog land we here are just Peachy as they say and I hope that stands right with you too, do you know last year I had a bumble bee nest in my garden under a footpath next to my Greenhouse ok I thought they are only here til September then they go off....... NO today I found another nest in another part of the garden. The thing is you cannot kill the bees as we need them for so many things and they don't bother you either I love them but rather they get stood on I have to put a bottle crate over them to keep them safe.  Yesterday I had another play in the craft room with the intention to make something different and this is what I made, I made this for my Grand Daughter Grace who is 7 going on 30 and I'm sure you know what I mean with the kids of today.
for this I used:
A heart shaped box from Tesco,
A butterfly from the Works,
2 Ladybirds from Grimsby Crafts,
Pink string Pearls from Running with Scissors (will be in to see you soon Tracey for some more),
Ribbon and Lace from my stash,
Bassil card,
Flowers from Wilko's,
White pearl flourishes from The Hobby House.

This is where I have been Inspired: - Anything but a card - Anything Goes - No Patterned Paper - Haberdashery Items - Anything Goes - For the Kids - Use Ribbon or Lace - Dust off your old supplies - Anything with Wings - Anything Goes - BINGO - Butterflies and Bugs - Use Flowers - Anything but a Card - Anything Goes with Ribbon - Any Winged Creature


  1. Wow! Eine wunderschöne Schachtel.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    LG Dreja

  2. This is an adorable creation:) Thanks for joining us at The Hobby House:) x
    Hugs Nikki x

  3. Adorable gift , i am sure she will love it. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge Hugs Tania (GDT) xx.

  4. This is so sweet, I'm sure your Granddaughter will love it! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this challenge!
    Claire xx
    EE DT

  5. Pretty 3D box. Especially like the pearl embellishing. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch#166 Anything Goes.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. I love this 3D box and all of the added details. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this Week.

  7. This is a lovely!
    Thank for joining us at Fitztowns cgallenge:)
    Hugs Kaija DT member

  8. What a sweet creation! LOVE the fabulous polka dotted ribbon and the lace is a wonderful accent! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  9. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at our very first Challenge. Good luck.
    {Fitztown DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. Such a pretty little creation! TFS with us at the PND challenge...xo Nikki ox

  11. Eine wunderschöne Herzschachtel hast du gebastelt. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Animal Friends Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  12. hiya hun, thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. Lovely box. I like the lots of pearls and those little ladybugs.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  14. That is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  15. This is just beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  16. It's gorgeous and I'm sure it will be treasured.

  17. Stunning Janet! What a gorgeous present :-) Elaine-xxx-

  18. Such a sweet liltte heart-box!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap :)

  19. what a wonderful creation, good luck in our challenge over on fitztown xx

  20. thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

  21. Fabulous. Such a gorgeous creation. Beautiful butterfly and lovin the pearl flourishes.
    Thank you for joining us at Fitztown
    We're also having a DT Call


  22. This is so, so pretty. I would have loved this when I was seven, although to be honest I would love it now too! I need to get some of those string pearls so I might be paying Tracey a visit too! Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time and thanks for saving the bees too!

  23. this is very cute!! thank you for playing this week at Catch the Bug!

  24. Hi Janet I was so pleased to hear from you after so long, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment. Janet this is spectacular, the design and the bling look amazing and very beautiful, ACE project.
    lorraine x

  25. This is beautiful. I love the ribbon on the sides and the pearl-beads on the edges. Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing at CYP. Hope you join us again.

  26. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)

  27. Thank you for playing along with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  28. How fun! Great idea! Thank you for playing with us at OSAAT! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C

  29. What a beautiful girlie box. Thanks for entering the Paper Nest Dolls challenge. ~Kelly Walkelmol

  30. Stunning creation, Gorgeous colours & design... your little Granddaughter will love this I'm sure... Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.... May x x x

  31. Thank you for joining us this week at Fitztown

    Zoe x x x x x x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  32. Gorgeous gift box, I like the pearls and the colours, thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a challege this month, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  33. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us over at Paper Nest Dolls in our Ribbon & Lave Challenge! ~ Valerie, DT

  34. This is so pretty .. love the pearls and little ladybug
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
    Lisa x

  35. Kudos to you for helping protect the bees - we do really need every one we have :D
    What a totally adorable box - love the butterfly perched in the flowers! And I had to laugh at 7 going on 30 - you are NOT kidding!
    Thank you SO MUCH for coming to play with us at Shopping our Stash this week :)

  36. Sorry I'm so late commenting on this very pretty box. It really is a little treasure and I'm sure it will be kept for quite some time.
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  37. What a gorgeous little box - a great gift!
    Thanks for playing along at Heck of a Challenge this month and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  38. Love this little heart box, what a beautiful gift box. Thanks for joining at the All Crafts Challenge. :D