Sunday, 13 February 2011

Engagement Box xxx

Evening all

Hope all is well in blogland? Have you had a nice wee weekend??
I have had a lovely quiet weekend, full of tiding, knitting and crafting today!! Yes I did say Knitting!!!

I am the only female in my Mum's side of the family that cant knit! My mum tried for years but I just never got the hang of it!! I would either knit too tight or really lose and then I would always drop stitched everywhere! So after seeing that ad on the telly for the wee 99p mag to teach one how to knit, I took the plunge!

I have knitted all of 7 rows hee!! Woop woop, so proud of me!! No dropped stitches and tension seems fine! I'll let you all know how it goes ..... fingers crossed!

Today I finished off some orders I was doing including this wee engagement box card below. I really enjoyed doing this as was a bit different from the normal boxes I do! Hope you like


Ingredients;
12x12 white card
Papermania 12x12 paper
nesties
glitter glue
everything else is from stash





I made all the wee embellishments by hand and added lots of gems and glitter from my stash! The BIG ring is a keyring that I got online!


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Its all about the sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Anything but a card
Bunny Zoe - Love is in the air

So now to give you all a laugh!!
I've been sorting the Design team blog today, getting all the bits ready for the dt and the challenges all picked! Then I was allowing the dt that I have to be authors/admin on the blog when I accidentally deleted myself from it!! Hee how stupid can I actually be hee!!


I've got my fingers crossed that one of the team will be able to add me back in! If not I'll need to start all over again hee! I'm going blame all the glitter in my brain!

Off now before I do something else like delete everything!
Have fab night everyone
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Remember I've got yummy candy for you all and if you're interested in my Dt call check our here
xxxx

20 comments:

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mel, this is stunning. Love the gorgeous embellies and the HUGE hunk of bling.

Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

your boxes are always stunning Mel.. and i love that BIG ring
Lisa ;)

Sarabeth said...

that is gorgeous! fabulous job and i hope you win a challenge!

xo
sarabeth

D K Crafts said...

Hi Melly. This is absoutely gorgeous. Love the colours and all the embellishments you have used. Your boxes always turn out beautiful. Sounds like you had a busy day. Can relate to the knitting, my mum tells me I am a very tight knitter and I was knitting a scarf for Hollie recently, started with fifteen stitches and ended up with ten. Mum got the scarf to redo and Hollie loves it. Take Care. Donna

Mina said...

wow Melly what a fantastic piece of work, the ring is brilliant...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

meeshka said...

Hi Mel,

WOW! It's totally STUNNING! Awesome piece of work! Good luck with the challenges, you certainly deserve to win :)

Hugs,

Meesh. xx

Jack said...

Your box is fabulous Melly! And enjoy the knitting. I haven't done any for ages and ages. xx

Manuela said...

Wow, what a fantastic project! All these wonderful details! Absolutely great :D
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Linda said...

What a great box
hugs linda

Lin said...

Mel this is absolutely stunning. I love the bit of crystal in the middle, just stunning. Reminds me of the wedding card I made my Ems, with a three tier crystal cake in the centre and my Sister's exploding box with a crystal fairy in the middle. It makes a card into a gift, and something I am sure they will treasure for a very long time.

melsanford said...

Oh Melly, this is gorgeous! That ring is fab!!! The papers are absolutely beautiful :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Judie aka Craftymess said...

tis gorjuss hun, love the colours you have used so much

hugs
judie xx

Kat said...

Stunning box Melly. You do make beautiful boxes and always quite personal for the recipient. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

TaraG said...

Oh My Gosh!!!! Melly, This is stunning and so elegant and I adore that giant ring on the inside....how fun! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Hugs,t

ellabella said...

What a stunning creations Mel! I know I always say that, but you always have the most gorgeous creations! Love it! Janine

Mary J said...

Wow, how clever! Thx for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss!

Mary J xxx

Mummylade said...

stunning, that ring is gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering the sentiment challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

Sarah_W said...

Stunning! I love making boxes for stuff and this is really something else! Well done! Sarah xx

Esme said...

WOW that is absolutely beautiful! I'm sure the receivers will be blown away!

I share your frustrations with knitting - I have recently taken up crochet, and find that I don't lose stitches and can actually get a lot done. Maybe I'll get that mag too - think I've also seen the ad!

Good luck with it!

Esme xx

Merlyn said...

Hi..This is fantastic :) I love all your works ..Have to learn a lot from you:) I am becoming your follower:)

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