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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 31 years and have three children,I have been blessed with Four Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Sunday, 3 August 2014

70th pop up box card

Good Sunday afternoon everyone. Hope you are enjoying your day.
 The weather has been glorious here. 
Yesterday me & hubby went to Portobello Road, they did predict rain, but we had none. Ended up buying myself a new dress, shoes and hubby bought me a lovely glass locket with sea pearls and turquoise stones. We got a fab deal, bartered the women down and was pleased as punch with what we paid. 

Today I am going to show you a commissioned card that a work colleague wanted for a friend of hers.
She just gave me the colour combo, age & name.


I got carried away with decorating the box card and it ended up not fitting the envelope! Good job I know how to make my own boxes, lol.

What I used

Box card from craft work cards. You can buy yours HERE.
Papers were from my stash. All out of packets I'm afraid.
Flowers from the £1 shop.
Large butterfly is an Xcut punch.
Other butterflies is a Martha Stewart punch.
Flourishes is a Marianne Design die cut.
Ribbon from my stash.
Pearls & gems from Meiflower.
Embossing folder is a Tonic Studio A4 size.
Large rhinestone in middle of ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
70, was cut from card & then glittered.
Letters is die cuts by Xcut.

Hope you have enjoyed looking & I look forward to reading your comments. I shall pop on over & visit you too x


Wendy L said...

This is so gorgeous, love making these, they look great, xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous flower box Sally, glad to hear that you had a great day and had a good time shopping at Portobello Road, it's always fun to check what they have there. Mind you, haven't been to London for three years now.

Warm hugs

Lynette Jacobs said...

That card is fabulous. .I can't believe it actually fits into an envelope. xxx

Gail said...

Very nice!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Sally this is stunning, wow, you have designed this so beautifully, awesome work.
lorraine x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sally, I am sure the lady loved it.


Wendy L said...

Gorgeous box. You should buy my bead pins, better value for money. xxsxs

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Sally, love the fab design and all the pretty flowers.

Donna x

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sally! I am sure your customer was thrilled! Sounds like you had a good shopping trip too - that locket sounds so beautiful! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Sally! I love how you've kept to purple and white… it looks so classy and elegant… your pop ups are perfect too… love the profusion of flowers and those wee butterflies… absolutely stunning!
Hope you've had a great weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful explosion box! I'm sure the receiver was quite impressed and excited to be given such a beauty for this momentous birthday!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous gift box!! Love the colors and beautifully designed flowers Sally! :) Just wanted to pop by and say hello as I get settled back into my blog again! HUGS

Dortesjs said...

awsome love this lovely colours you chose to