Tuesday, 1 May 2012

O is for..........Orange at ABC

Good morning folks,
Well it's time once again for another fantastic challenge over at ABC and already we are up to the letter O, and this time the lovely Julie has chosen the colour Orange. I must admit that I feel pretty much the same way about orange as I do yellow (it scares me!). Anyway I have given it my best shot, and actually I really enjoyed the challenge, if the truth be known I got a bit carried away.
I haven't made a book box card for years but they seem to be popping up everywhere so I thought I'd give it another try. There are loads of tutorials out there including one in the Magnolia Ink mag so why not have a go.

I chose to use the beautiful Tilda with Ballet Shoes from the 2012 Princes and Princesses Collection as well as Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess and her shoes from the 2008 Pink Collection. I wanted a softer look for this little cutie so I used Desert Sand Memento instead of my regular black. Once again I coloured with my trusty Promarkers and Prisma Pencils
The gorgeous DP's are from the Boho Chic collection from First Edition.

I used some beautiful ruched lace to frame my oval and added pearls to just about everything. All edges were distressed with Pumice Stone DI and then topped with Diamond Stickles. I also used my 2 fave Memory Box dies, Elegant Scroll and the fabulous Catalina Wreath. I hand pricked most edges to create a faux stitch line for more detail.

I chose to fill much of the box cavity with some more gorgeous flowers and the fab sentiment is from the new Papermania Wellington collection.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - #154 'Button's and Bows'
Magnolia Mania - #45 'Bingo' I chose Distressing, Lace and Tilda
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Stitching Real or Faux
Passion for Promarkers - #146 'Cut it Out'
Paper Sundaes - #118 'Ribbons and Pearls'
Midweek Magnolias - #8 'Open Theme'
Simply Magnolia - Use At Least 2 Magnolia Stamps
The Stamp Man - 'Shabby Chic or Distressed Style'
Deep Ocean - #24 'Use Punches and Dies'

Happy Crafting


  1. OMW Clare your book card is superb! So neat!!
    I adore the colours and beautiful design.
    Love it!
    melly. xxx

  2. Beautiful creation with a great design.

  3. morning clare!!
    oh hun this is gorgeous, I wouldn't of known you didn't 'do' orange if you hadn't of said because it just looks like it flowed out of you all so easily, its stunning.
    Huge hugs Lou xxxx

  4. soooooo pretty what a gorgeous girlie card love how you have decorated the inside thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes and simply magnolia this week
    hugs sara x x

  5. Wow this is fabulous, it's so pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias.

  6. Wow!! this is stunning Clare, I love this to bits, so very pretty both outside and inside. So happy to be joining you on the DT over at the ABC challenge.
    Suzi x

  7. This is so beautiful Clare.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Saw the card in the shop this morning, these photos don't do it justice, it's absolutely stunning.

  9. This is so pretty Clare full of the joys of Spring and beautifully adorned. Thanks for sharing this with The Stamp Man.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous Clare, beautiful inside and out, I love all the pretty detail and the orange looks awesome, Beautifully done
    Hugs julie P

  11. Lovely Card Design - If only I had the patience to do things like this!!

  12. love this, colouring great, loving the inside of the box too, gorgeous, thank you for joining us at paper sundaes

  13. Beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia

  14. eine klasse Buchkarte, gefällt mir sehr

    vielen Dank fürs mitmachen bei Magnolia Mania


  15. This is just stunning Clare. Beautiful job hun.


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