Sunday, May 31, 2015

Going In Circles

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.  The prize this month is an awesome digi pack containing several images and a paper pack too - how cool is that.

Challenge #238

Theme 'Anything Goes with FLOWERS' 

I love a flower challenge, there really is something so special about flowers, the wonders of nature all wrapped up in one beautiful object, the colours, the smells, the delicacy - oh the images in my head of flowers :) :) :).  For this challenge I worked with the Going in Circles paper pack  by Panda Bear Designs and decided to make a pillow box using one of the papers to cover the box and another of the papers from the pack to make several of the embellishments.
The box was cut on my die cutter and I used the Joanna Sheen - Large Lattice Fan die which I cut 5 times and attached standing up so the box would have a fair bit of height.   Liquid Pearls and Pink Stickles were used on the top three rows and then I added a Spellbinder Les Papillions butterfly cut from the same paper as the fan.
A fine clear and silver lace was wrapped around the box and then Washi Tape and a thin pink ribbon to finish off. For the bouquet I gave making my own flowers a try again, I really struggle with these, especially roses so am really pleased with the way they turned out this time.  The were made with the Spellbinders Bitty Blossom die and the leaves were cut using Spellbinders Foliage.  Some cream lace under the flowers along with a pink tassel were added and to finish off a small pink bow and angel metal charm.  The final bit was a few blasts with Crafters Companion Silver Varnish and there we go, all done.
 And there we go, the finished box :)

  • Image - Going in Circles paper pack  by Panda Bear Designs
  • Dies -  Joanna Sheen - Large Lattice Fan, Spellbinder Les Papillions butterfly, Spellbinders Bitty Blossom die and the leaves were cut using Spellbinders Foliage
  • From my Stash - tassel, charm, silver varnish spray, lace, ribbon, washi tape, pearl strands, chalk to colour the flowers, Stickles and Liquid Pearls
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)


  1. Wow Mimi this is so beautifully elegant and I love the hint of shabby chic vintage here.
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  2. This is just truly beautiful! I wouldn't know where to start in saying what I liked best - because that would be ALL OF IT!!! Hugs Christine xx

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Beautoful make, thanks for playing at agoac. Hop over to enter my candy

  6. Hi Mimi
    Gosh, don't think I've seen such an elaborate box. Looks fab!
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.

  7. Beautifully decorated pillow box! Thanks for joining us for DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs!

  8. Wow that looks amazing! - Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at TTCRD this week ad good luck
    Andrea x

  9. This is fabulous! The design element for your pillow box is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  11. Eeeek !!! What can I say that would do this justice ?!!! It's AWESOME in the extreme :-D

    IKE xx
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  12. Beautifully decorated, thanks for sharing with us at SSD.
    Julie DT

  13. Lovely creation, beautiful flowers and diecuts.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  14. Great pillow box. Love the detail work! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  15. OMGoodness! Exquisite! THanks for joining the challenge @ HIMCR!

  16. Stunning, Jane! You are just so creative. Maggie - DT Teamie

  17. Stunning design :-)
    Thanks for playing along with us at In The Pink!
    Hugs, Kat x

  18. What a stunning project!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.


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