Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Box

Here is the box that caused me so much trouble the other week. First of all the item that was going inside didn't fit the first box.
The next box was too large but it was tough I'll get some tissue paper to wrap it in.
 So to the lids, here lays the problem why I don't know its quite simple enough. First lid didn't fit, the next was too big and the third sort of fitted, had to do.
Went off and had a bit of lunch came back and decorated box lid was really pleased except it was the too small one apparently I should of binned it instead of having a variety of box lids on my desk.
No way was pieces of card getting the better of me. I managed to salvage some of the bits to put on the right lid but the Impression Obession border round the the lid had to be redone again.
So the top of lid I used Bella Bloom from Simon Says Stamps Exclusive dies and the leaves are Delicate Fern and the leaves are Tender Leaves from Memory Box.

Here's a pic of it at a jaunty angle. That's it no more boxes for me it cheaper and less stressful to buy one.

45 comments:

Carla S. said...

It sure is a gorgeous box, Debby! Very impressive to have stuck with it! This is why I mainly stick to cards - lol! I'm sure your hard work will be appreciated!

Jannie said...

Wowww, this is gorgeous, such a beautiful box.

Hugs Jannie

Miria said...

What a fab creation! hugs, Miria x

Katherine said...

It can be so hard to to just toss something when it's giving you a difficult time. I'm glad you didn't - this box is beautiful! I love the monochromatic design!

Bev Henwood said...

What a gorgeous box ~ I must admit I have tried and given up ~ congratulations on finishing the project, I am sure the recipient was very pleased ~ it's a keepsake item. Luv Bev xxx

Debbie said...

HaHa Debby, it may have been a pain in the a***, but it is stunnig, please don't go and buy one when you can make them look like this, just gorgeous.
I have that fern leaf and its lovely. debbiex

Claire said...

LOL, we've all been there hun, I did exactly the same on a box lid the other day, I made it and then stuck the wrong papers on it!! I love your box, it may have given you a headache but its a lovely end result. Hugs, Claire x

pinky said...

I struggle with my boxes as well Debby. This one is stunning though, glad you got there in the end.

Sue - said...

Well worth the effort - it's beautiful!

chrissy xx said...

WoW! You should certainly get a medal lol..for carrying on..
It's a Stunning Box Debby.
LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Debby, So beautiful is your box so inspiring and so creative and beautifully presented just love all of the gorgeous elements you have used xx

Marlou McAlees said...

wow!! this is absolutely gorgeous Debby :) ♥

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous and love the white on white, wonderful flower, kate x

Sharon said...

This is stunning Debby. The flowers are stunning.
Hugs Sharon. x

Cheryl W. said...

Well, you did a fantastic job, Debby. Better than any store-bought box I've ever seen!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debby xx

Viv said...

Well it's a gorgeous box Debby, I think we have all had days like that making 'stuff' lol :) Viv xx

Brawny x said...

Well the effort was well worth it. Its absolutely lovely!
Best wishes
Lea x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful box - a gift in its self x Susan x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful...love it!
Lorraine x

DesignerDiva said...

LOL love your funny post and a beautiful box too!
Hugs Laurie x

nnalorac said...

Oh it's just stunning Debby, sou nds like you had a day like me on the craft front! Carolxx

Marian said...

Ziet er schitterend uit
Groetjes

Donna Mosley said...

Very pretty box Debby, love the gorgeous design.

Donna x

Sue said...

This is stunning Debby. I love the elegant design.
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful, fabulous, I can't do boxes at all. I am so envious. Stunning.

Kath x

JenniferD said...

Well it is Gorgeous after all that work. Just love how you use just white. Have a great weekend.

Lynne in NI said...

Hahaha that's so funny Debby! Sounds like the first (and last) time I made a box too! I made one base and 4 lids, none of which actually fitted properly.
Never mind, yours turned out to be a stunner, bet the recipient loved it!

Suzi Mac said...

Wow! Debby!!! this is so gorgeous, love the finished box hon but I tend to agree with you, sometimes it's easier and far less stressful to buy one ready made.
Hugs
Suzi x

scrapn_momof2 said...

WOW Debby this is STUNNING!!!

Di said...

Hi Deb
Your box is amazing, all that work really paid off its gorgeous and i just love your card below too, you know i am a big fan of your cards your technique is so special, i always check out your cards but sometimes i am so busy to comment. Keep up your amazing work !!

Big big hugs Di xxxxx

Craftdee said...

I'm sure it's less stressful, and probably cheaper too, but you wouldn't get a work of art like this in your local shop - maybe keep your talents for special boxes?! Donna xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wow what a BEAUTIFUL box. It's so elegant.

Archies Mum said...

You have got such patience Debby. But you have to admit it was definitely worth it at the end wasn't it. That box is absolutely gorgeous. Such talent

Beryl said...

It's a gorgeous box Debby and I know you'll need some convincing - but it really was worth all that effort. Love the flower spray on the top especially.
Beryl xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I know you don't think so but it was certainly worth the effort because it is stunning! Love the white on white its so elegant Debby! Susan x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Debby and well worth the trouble.

Have a good weekend.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Riet said...

So beautiful Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

coops said...

beautiful box debby.i love your design and gorgeous WOW design :D

xx coops xx

PaperDaisies said...

Love the WOW box. Just so elegant and beautiful. Hugs Nina

Mau xx said...

I always have the same trouble with lids that fit and don't fit..lol i have a box with all the odd ones in, one day I will make a base and have a lid to fit.
your Box turned out beautifully in the end Debby, So classy..and tissue always looks pretty in them anyway :)
Huge hugs Mau xx

Babs said...

Haha, been there, done that! So glad you stuck with it and didn't let bits of card stock get the upper hand! lol It turned out beautifully Debby. Have a lovely day,
Babs xo

Suzie Q said...

may have been stressful my friend but well worth it very classy x

Janine said...

Simply stunning Debby. Love the white on white - you do it so well. Never tried it myself, but must give it a go.
Hugs, Janine xx

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, but I'm with you! I'd rather buy one! I don't fold and adhere very well.