Thursday 21 April 2011

Daisy Box

This week on the Cute Card Thursday blog our challenge to you is to create something but not to have any text on show. Our sponsor for this challenge is Pink Cat Studio, please stop by the CCT blog to read all about it.

Apologies yet again for the poor picture - believe it or not, this was taken on a bright sunny day by the window in natural light, and I've even had a go at lightening it further in photoshop .. .. I need to figure out this new digi camera soon! As it's my granddaughter's birthday next week I needed a little box to put a gift in so created this pizza box from a sheet of A4 cardstock. The instructions for the mini pizza box are on the Splitcoast Stampers forum and you can find the link on my Crafty Resources page. To create a bigger box you just need to cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 11 inches long, score 1 inch in from each of the long side edges, then do the rest of the scores and make up the box as the original instructions. I've cut pieces of daisy paper from the yellow version of the Cuddly Buddly Cottage digi papers then added Stardust Stickles around the edges before fixing to the lid and sides of my box. The cute Daisy stamp is from Elisabeth Bell's Sweet Art Ebony collection, originally available at Sugar Nellie but now being relaunched at Belles 'n' Whistles, although I don't think Daisy is out with them just yet.

To keep the box closed I have fixed the image and the embellishments to a length of ribbon that slides off and on the box - it's a tight fit over the caramel gems but it does work. I've coloured Daisy with Copics in these colours:

skin tones with E000, 00, 21 & R00 for her cheeks
hair and jeans with E40, 41, 42, 43 & 44
her top with YR20, 21 & 23
the daisy flowers with Y0000 & Y35
the greens with YG11 & 41

I've created the daisy embellishments from Marianne diecuts, LR0106 for the petals and LR015 for the stamen centre, and layered the petals with mini dimensional foam squares so they stand out better. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and I just added white sticky back pearls for the bodies. Inside the lid I stamped and cut out the text greeting then added another daisy and a couple of butterflies as the gift didn't quite fill the box!

As the Critter Sketch blog challenge is for punches and dies (at least 2 different ones) I'll enter my little box with them.


  1. Annie, what a lovely box!!! Boy, did you do a good job on the coloring! I love the paper and the image. Lovely flowers and the butterflies make it all happy!
    Dutch Tulip

  2. Beautiful colours & so soft again - thanks for the link of the box - going to have a look.. The white daisies are really effective & I love that band & the way you have placed the gems in the corners at different angles.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. So gorgeous Annie,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Just beautiful Annie and I'm sure she's going to love it - you've reminded me I haven't brought Daisy out to play for ages !

  5. gorgeous gift box Annie, so love all those pretty flowers and butterflies on it!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  6. Annie this is just wonderful!! Such a great gift on its own and such lovely colours!! Chanelle xxx

  7. Totally gorgeous Annie, hope you are well and I hope you have a wonderful weekend, looks as if we may have some glorious sunshine, hip hip hooray!!!:0) xxx

  8. pretty box Annie, love the colours

  9. Annie, this is so precious sweetie!! LOVE your gorgeous coloring and your lovely flowers!! :)

  10. Beautiful image, beautiful papers, beautiful box! Just a shame there is no pizza! Hugs, Lesley

  11. Gorgeous card Annie, the image is beautiful & love all the little extras
    Hugz Fleur xXx


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