Thursday, 15 October 2009

Gift or Keepsake Box


I haven't been feeling very creative the past week. I don't know why it is but if I try to make something that goes wrong enough to have to be abandoned it seems to kill my creativity for a while. Anyway I started this box on Sunday and finally finished it yesterday. It's very much inspired by some beautifully shabby chic boxes I've seen on some of the Scandanavian blogs. I've filled it with white chocolate truffles and think it's a nice way to make an inexpensive gift special. The papers are by Verena Karolyi and I used my retro punches to make the flowers. Used mountboard to make the box a bit more sturdy.








46 comments:

Sarita said...

Beautiful piece of work Julie. No-one makes flowers like you, they are truly amazing.
Love Sarita xx

Cass said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julie.Love the shabby chic look.Beautiful soft colours and love your flowers.
Cass xxx

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb, what a lovely gift for some lucky person :o)
Jackie xx

Rosanne said...

Beautiful job--wonderful is how someone will feel when they receive it!

Ohneilly said...

Wow! Julie this is stunning. I absolutely loe your style, and shabby chic is gorgeous, wish I could do it.
This is one to be proud of, I love it!
Claire x

Tara said...

WOW! This is one amazing box Julie...... I just zoomed in on your flowers and I love them! I'm going to have a go very soon and give you the credit on my blog of course.... thanks so much for the inspiration ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Suzie Q said...

Hiya,
How cool is this and them flowers WOWSER!!! there the best - please send some cyber creativity to moi!!
It makes it look very expensive and classy!!
enjoy your evening
Suzie Qx

Anesha said...

Beautiful box!!! Love the soft colours and the beautiful flowers. Anesha :-)

dolcreations said...

This is so special..I love the ivory tones! As always you come up with such unique ideas and beautiful work! I love coming here whenever you post! I am never disappointed!
Christine

Dawny P said...

Oh Julie - this is so beautiful. How on earth did you make those flowers chick cos they are stunning. And what a great idea to use mount board. This has to be the prettiest thing I've seen in a long time. I absolutely LOVE it xxxx

doris said...

Beautiful card Julie... Wow!!!

xox Doris

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!!

Elaine Stark said...

this is stunning Julie. A perfect gift. Elaine

Mandy said...

Oh Julie this is stunning, so very beautiful, love it
hugs Mandy xx

Kaz said...

Wow!!!! This is totally stunning!

Rosietoes said...

It's gorgeous - love the vintage look and the beautiful flowers.
Edna x

Dolly said...

Absolutely beautiful, stunning flowers. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

this is pure lovely!

GirlGeek101 said...

WOW! That is a wonderful design! I wish I was the one getting it from you (smiles). So beautiful - thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

very pretty!

Ruth (ooffee) said...

OH WOW! This is totally off the scale in gorgeousness! Absolutely beautiful! Stunning! I am speechless! xx

debby4000 said...

Stunning gift box, wonderful work with the flowers.
luv
Debby

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Julie, this is absolutely stunning!!! This is simply a atsunning box with amazing details. love the flowers and gentle distressing!
Hugs Judy xx

Pattie G said...

Julie, This box is absolutly beautiful. I love it!

hugs
Pattie

June said...

Amazing...........absolutley amazing, wonderful fantastic can I say more!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

Chrissie said...

Absolutely beautiful, a truly wonderful, gorgeous box. You are SO talented. The flowers are simply stunning.

Terrie B x said...

Julie this is `stunning` I love your beautiufl box!!!!!TFS:)
Have a lovely week:)x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julie, wow beautiful box, love the flowers and pearls, just super! hugs Heidi xxx

Jilli said...

Stunning box. I love it! The flowers are just beautiful. Jillix

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julie! I've been looking at these boxes too lately and fallen in love with them. I've nearly finished a very small one and I've been a bit the same as you and have started a few things I haven't been happy with so I totally know what you mean about the mojo going missing when things don't come out right. Whoever receives this little choc box is going to feel so special, it's very beautiful. Chris x

Tammi said...

Oh Julie I'm oohhing and ahhing over this stunningly gorgeous box, wow! What an amazing gift for someone. ~Hugs

Kim Dellow said...

Oh Julie so pretty, and oh boy you have fab taste in choccies :) Kim

Pam said...

Stunning your flowers are beautiful. Pam x

Sandra said...

Stunning Julie!! Beats any shop bought box of choccies any day!!
CoNgRaTs on being published.... that was you I saw in the craft mag??
Have a smashing weekend. Hope your Mojo returns with a vengeance.
Hugs
Sandra x

gibmiss said...

hi Julie this is absolutley gorgeous, stunning
huge
Sylvie

Whimsical Wendy said...

Every time you make something as beautiful as this I find it so humbling...absolutely gorgeous and SO worth all the time and effort ;0)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Well, your creativity is definitely back, Julie. This is so beautiful. Love the soft shades and those perfect flowers.
Caroline xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love chocs - who doesn't? But if I had the choice of being the recipient of the empty box or the filling, I would certainly pick the box. This is just beautiful! and I envy the lucky person who receives it (and its contents)! Lesley

Line said...

Lovely christmascards you've made..
And the box was stunning! Loved the colours you've used on it..

:)

Andy said...

Your box is a poem Julie, beautiful colors. LG Andy

Elisa said...

Wow,this is beautiful.x

Rica said...

I LOVE it - it's divine!!!
Wonderful distessing, sensational flowers, beautiful punched edging and the pearls finish it so elegantly.
hugs Heather xx

Sue said...

This is just stunning, what more can I say!

Viv said...

Julie, stop being silly, how on EARTH can I inspire YOU!! You are the Queen of card-making!LOL
I think it's the other way round.
Thank you so much for the lovely vote of confidence, it means a lot coming from you!
Viv xx

Zoe said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful! and what lovely keepsake box once those chocs have been devoured!

Lucy F. said...

WONDERFUL !!

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