Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Valentine's Heart

Last year on a whim I bought some paper (or is it papier) mache boxes and they've been sat in the cupboard staring at me ever since. Well, as one is a heart shape and Valentine's day is just around the corner I thought it was time to do something with it.

I covered it with paper from the Prima 'Fairy Belle' collection and added some lace to the box base. To decorate the lid I used my Poppystamps die 'fairy flower' which I think looks so delicate and all the rest is from my stash - roses, pearl stamens, pearl hearts and a butterfly.

Must admit that I'm quite pleased with my little play and I guess I should get on with decorating the other little boxes I have.

I shall enter this in the following challenges - 
Allsorts challenge 'flower power'
The ABC challenge 'C is for cupid'
Butterfly challenge 'butterflies + V is for valentines'
Simon Says Monday challenge 'H is for....' I went for hearts

Thanks for popping by today and I'd love it if you would leave a comment. Also if you have any tips for decorating paper mache boxes other than using papers I'd love to hear them.


Rene said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Rene :D

Donna Hanley said...

I received a decorated heart shaped box (store bought- not hand made) and it did not look anywhere as nice or pretty as yours. Your did an amazing job with this box. I think you should get the others out of the closet and make some more beautiful creations to share with all of us. Have a wonderful day.

Di said...

Wow Kanda - this is just beautiful! I love it.

You can enter it over at Cuttlebug Mania if you used a manual die cutting machine for the die :)


Di xx

Liz said...

This is just gorgeous! The things that you've chosen to decorate the box go so well together. I've got some of these little boxes at the back of my cupboard too. You've given me the inspirations to do something with them!
Liz - Butterfly Chalenge #23, Guest Designer.

NGCARDS said...

This is a fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Jacee said...

So beautiful Kanda, a lovely project
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

A beautifully decorated box, so pretty.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Andrea, such pretty papers and lovely details - can't wait to see the rest of them decorated.

Unknown said...

Hi Kanda,
Very sweet box; glad you put it to use and entered it into LLC's heart challenge. Thanks for linking up!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Sarn said...

WOW - that is one GORGEOUS Valentine's Day gift box. Top marks! xxx

Zuzana Obert said...

Absolutely fantastic creative inspiration! I love the way how you transform this box to beautiful gem! Thank you for joining in Poppystamps 'My Love' Challenge. Zuzana Xx

Mrs A. said...

That is just so pretty. The butterfly finishes the box off perfectly and love the colours. Thankyou for fluttering by #23. hugs Mrs A.

brenda said...

Such a very pretty and romantic creation Andrea.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Suzanne C said...

Sweet and charming Victorian heart box. Lovely embellishments and design. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Jean said...

Oh my! What a very prettily decorated box, perfect for a valentine gift.
Jean x

Yoonsun Hur said...

Absolutely beautiful!! It is perfect for the Valentine chocolates!! Thanks for playing with us at the Poppystamps Monthly Challenge!

Mojca said...

Waw this is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

Mary said...

A very pretty box. I agree with Yoosun, perfect for chocolate and then treasures when they are gone....Thanks for entering the Poppystamps Monthly Challenge.

Annette said...

Such a beautiful box!
Thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
Hugs Annette