Sunday, 16 January 2022

The Gentleman Crafter - sketch challenge #2 - and a box

Hi   I have two projects to share today.  John from The Gentleman Crafter has set his sketch for week #2

I have chosen to adapt the 4' x 6" sketch to a 4.5" x 5.5" card.  I also changed the panels to flags.  I went with a nautical theme and chose some patterned papers from a pack called Oceania from Uniti to make my card.  I used dark blue card for my base and used a Gina K Master Layout die to cut it.  I took some silver card and a die from Couture Creations to cut my anchor.  I silver embossed a happy birthday sentiment from Altenew.  It didn't show up very well so I took a fine liner sharpie and drew around it.   

My second project is an add on to the card I made for the first sketch challenge...(here)  The card is for a dear friend whose birthday is in a few days.  I got some hand cream for her and wanted a box to present it in.  Some searching on Pinterest came up with a template for a little box that it would fit into. 

I used some kraft card for the box and used the same patterned paper to cover it.   I added some of the same flowers to the top with a little punched oval with a a sentiment from a Rosie's Studio stamp set.  

Today was another stunner... summer has been amazing so far.  Lots of hot sunny days.   Hubby went down to the beach while I was finishing off the box.  Got a text from our son.... Grace wanted to go to Pop's Beach... so I walked down and arrived at the same time Kieran and Grace got there.  We had a ball.... the beach had waves and swells - partly due to the cyclone off the coast of NZ and swells due to the volcanic eruptions in the Pacific near Tonga.  

Back to work tomorrow - albeit that I am going to work from home for the day.  No interruptions so I can check through all the emails and messages that will be there.   I'll head into the office on Tuesday .

Take care out there.  


CinnamonSally said...

Love your card and cute box Dawn, perfect for the hand cream. gorgeous photos of Grace at the beach with you. Looking forward to when we can take Eva to our local beach.

Chrissy said...

Love your nautical card Dawn and such a neat designed box, love the family pics having fun in the sun..


kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful work Dawn - love the nautical card, that is exqusite work, and the wee box is gorgeous.
Beautiful photos of your time at the beach with Grace
Stay safe

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fun nautical bday card, Dawn, and I love all your beach photos - you and Grace look great!!

Greta said...

Really love the masculine BD card, Dawn & beautiful box for your friend's gift! It's freezing here, so hard to imagine a play day at the beach! Such cute pictures with that darling little Grace!