Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Show and Tell

My grandson's christening on Sunday was wonderful. Not many photos, as trying to get that many boys to stay still long enough to take a picture is virtually impossible.
But I must show you the card I made. Have a look:

Ever since I saw this image from Lili of the Valley I've been dying to get it, so of course this was the perfect excuse. The stamp is very detailed and it took several attempts to get everything onto the card. It was lovely to colour in. As you can see I've kept the design very simple, bearing in mind it's for a boy.
It gave me itchy fingers though and I was dying to make something else. If I'd had loads of notice I'd have done a cross stitch sampler or something, but I only had one day left. So I decided to make this:

"It's... a box," you say. Yes, it's a box, but not just an ordinary box. It's an exploding box. You take the lid off and enjoy your own 'ta-da!' moment.

It's got lots of christening symbols on it, plus the details of the christening, where and when it took place and who the godparents are. It took me all day to make. It's all very well watching a video on how to make one, but the demonstrator obviously had all the bits pre-prepared and two assistants to stick all the bits on the smaller sections while she did the big one. When you have to start from scratch, deciding on your colour scheme and what it is you're trying to convey, there's quite a lot of work involved, but it was a labour of love. Daughter 1 really liked it anyway, and it's something to keep, isn't it?
I think this will pass my challenge this month to make something with paper that isn't a card, don't you?
More goings-on tomorrow, but in the mean time, can I just say thankyou for your recent comments that have totally and utterly made my day.
Be blessed everyone.
Mrs O.


  1. Love the card, and the box is incredible! What a perfect gift--full of memories.

  2. Hi Jane, Im so glad that the christening went well and your card is stunning, I love the simplicity of it, its just right for a little lad. And your exploding box is brilliant, well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. The exploding box is amazing. I'm sure it will be cherished for many years. What a thoughtful gift.

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  5. Gorgeous card and fabulous exploding box Jane xx So clever x


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