Saturday, 4 April 2015

A Special Gift...

Happy Saturday,

I am feeling a lot better today and I promised Tracey from Creative Expressions that we would visit Coleman's Craft Warehouse in Rusden to heckle Phil Martin who is demoing there today.  If you are in the area pop in and see what Phil has to show us all!

Today's post is a quick one as I'm still not 100% and I know everyone is busy with Easter so I thought you wouldn't mind just pictures today.  This is the box I made for the gift I bought for trace's birthday last week.  I made it using the Noble ornate pierced square die, iced snow and decadent Denim mica powder.  I will hopefully be demoing this box at Ali Pali so will hold off on instructions for a while!



  1. Hi John.
    A lovely little box.Thank you . So glad to hear you are feeling better. I was hoping to have got to Rushden today, No transport, I must look into the bus service, any way have fun and take care Kitty.

  2. glad your on the mend john...
    such a really pretty masterpiece

  3. I am sure the recipient will have been pleased to receive such a lovely box. Hoping to get to see Phill today.

  4. Morning John, glad you are feeling a bit better today, love the box and I am going to Ally Pally so hopefully I will see it demo's that is if I can get through the crowds.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  5. Lovely gift box & beautifully decorated.

    Glad you're feeling better.


  6. Hi John, a beautiful gift box like the way you decorated it .I'm sure the birthday gift was well received. Take care Jane B.

  7. Eh up John
    You should be resting Mr!
    Beautiful box and gift. Im sure Tracey will love it. Look forward to the instructions.
    You be careful today matey.
    Ang x

  8. Hello John, you should rest and get your strength up for AP. Love this box, would love to see a tutorial on it. And love the gift you put inside. Take care. Bx

  9. Hi John. What a beautiful box. I'm sure Tracey loved it as much as the perfume atomiser inside it : )
    Glad that you are on the mend. You need to be back to 100% before Ally Pally. I will be there next Saturday so hope we can say hello. Get plenty of rest and lots of water! Take care.

  10. Glad you are on the mend John, love the box!

  11. Wonderful John, glad you're feeling better, xxHappy Easter . xxxx

  12. Woo hoo you'll be demoing it at AP Like June has said - if we can get through the crowds! The box is gorgeous and is made with dies at the top of my list! Actually everything I'd like is at the top of my list! Take care x

  13. Morning John,
    A gorgeous box, love it.
    G;ad to hear you are felling bit better.

  14. Hi John,
    Glad to hear your feeling better! And poor Phil!!
    Box is beautiful, and hopefully I will get to see it at AP.
    Lorna D

  15. Morning John - glad you are on the mend - love the box and I bet Tracey was chuffed with it too xx enjoy your day xx GailT xx

  16. Morning John, Beautiful box, very special, glad your feeling better!
    love Junex (Cumbria)

  17. Glad you are feeling better, enjoy your day with Phil.

  18. Hi John,
    Glad you are feeling a little better.
    Gorgeous box, hope you show the instructions some time lol! Have a great day heckling Phil, poor chap lol! Love Tracie's present that perfume bottle is lush!

    Love & Hugs
    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Really pretty little box. Wouldn't need a gift inside.
    Janice W

  20. Hi John
    A lovely little box. The lid is gorgeous. I hope I'm about at Ally Pally when you demo how to do this one. If I miss it I'll look at the instructions.

  21. Hi John, pleased you are feeling a lot better. My reaction when I first saw this box was Oh Wow! It is a present in itself, love these dies and will invest in them. Thanks for your inspiration John.
    Regards Liz..

  22. Hi John, I like the box, hope to watch you re make it next week. X Ros

  23. Hi John
    Fabulous box and I'm so glad your feeling a bit better

  24. Hi John, So glad you are feeling a little better, albeit not 100%.
    A gorgeous box, with the dies that I have just ordered, can't wait to get them delivered.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Fabulous box John. I hope you will do a tutorial after Ally Pally for those of us that can't get there, fingers crossed. Glad you are on the mend and hope you will soon be feeling 100% again. Pat x

  26. Lovely box John, very pretty and I too hope you make a video of. how to make it. Take care, Linda.

  27. Hi John,
    Gorgeous lid made by Sue's die, very nice indeed and I got
    a feeling you will have to show it few times as we all like to know how
    Glad you are feeling better,
    Maria x

  28. Hi John

    What a great use for Sues dies. The colours are amazing


    T x