About Me

Im 39 years old and work in retail as a Deputy Manager. I love to craft whether it be cardmaking or altering something. I have been crafting for almost 10 years and it helps me to relax after those busy days at work. My big aim was to blog regular and get onto a design team, now Im on 2. Very proud to have recently made Jones design team. I am godmother to 2 lovely children Matty & and Rebecca...Hope you all like what you see and thanks so much for reading my blog and leaving comments.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Mini gift box

Good evening and what a warm one it is. Whats everyone been doing ? Hope its been lots of good things.
So what have I been making ? Well I love my spellbinders square bracket edge box die, (which I purchased from hope chances creativity) so much I decided to use one of my other loves Graphic 45 and the lovely botanical tea !! 

I made it to put money in for a friends birthday. Im going to use this as my Boxing day lunch place settings, hopefully with the new g45 christmas papers !! Fingers crossed the birthday bear will bring them to me on December 9th lol. It only took around 20 minutes from start to finish. I really like the fact you can you it with any sort of papers. Let me know what you think of it. Have a great weekend everyone & have fun xxxx


  1. Love it Elaine, it's so pretty! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Looks lovely Elaine. I dont have this die but borrowed John Next Doors before he moved back to UK to cut enough to make Hollies Advent Calender which i will post on my blog when completed, I really will have to buy my own 'cos I love it, xxxx

  3. I love what you have done with the box lid, I have to say i'd be lost without this die-it's so useful.


  4. Hi Elaine I have this die and it makes the most gorgeous boxes, I used it on my Christmas table for favours. Your box is gorgeous, love the G45 papers and embellies. Susan x

  5. Morning Elaine and how delightful is this box love it - blue is one of my fave colours and I adore G45 in fact I don t know how u were brave enough to use it - I only ever stroke mine lol! thanks also for your very kind comments hugs Judith x

  6. What a pretty box. She will definitely treasure the box.
    hugs, Asha