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Sunday 11 March 2012

Girly/Mothers Day at PanPastel UK

Hi there, i'm back with my second post already today, this time my DT project for PanPastel UK where the theme is 'Girly/Mother's day'. I'd made this beaded bracelet for my MIL and decided to alter a PanPastel box to pop it in

Sorry about the blurry pic, my camera has given up the ghost so I had to borrow hubbys and I can't seem to suss out the settings at all. 

I crackled the box using purple emulsion paint, watered down pva glue and cream emulsion and distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink. I made the flowers using fabric from my stash, the purple pompom flowers are coloured with violet panpastel.

To make the gift tag, I stamped a Chocolate Baroque background stamp on a kraft tag with versamark ink and applied Violet PanPastel with a sofft applicator. I used my scrummy new lattice spellbinder dies to create the embellies, again using violet PanPastel to highlight the diecuts. I love this colour, its my favourite at the minute. To finish off I added a little purple ribbon.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Say it with flowers
Divas by Design: Favourite things (Panpastels, making flowers and kraft)
Fabulous Friday's:  kraft paper
One stop craft : Mothers day with ribbon
Paperplay: recycle it
Simon Says Stamp: Mothers day or special female
Totally Papercrafts: Favourite things (My PanPastels, making flowers and kraft)

Don't forget our lucky winner with receive a fabby PanPastel Trial set from Berni our lovely sponsor at Your Creativity Store!!

thanks for popping by 
Claire xx


  1. Claire i love the colours you have used,i bet your MIL will love it.

  2. Love your altered box Claire with that fabulous purple pompom flower and what a fabulous gift you have made too. Brilliant work.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. Looks gorgeous Claire, love the colour combo

  4. Claire, I have been nominated for The Versatile crafter award and I would like to nominate you for the award.
    You do not have to accept as this acceptance has some rules attached.
    However if you would like to accept I will be putting up your name on my blog :
    Hugs Elaine

  5. Both the box and the bracelet are gorgeous Claire and what a lucky MIL you have - she's sure to be thrilled with this set.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. WOW Claire this is absolutely gorgeous. I am sure your MIL will love it.

    Linda xxx

  7. Beautiful bracelet, Claire. Your MIL will be delighted. Is this difficult to make? Where could I get the directions or is this your own creation? Lovely box too. The techniques you used were fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us.You are, indeed, a talented artist.

  8. A wonderful present for your MIL. She'll love it.

  9. Brilliant beading on your bracelet and gorgeous altered gift box too. xx

  10. Claire, your work is always so lovely. Your MIL is going to love this.

    I have such fond memories of our time together on Michelle's DT.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  11. What a gorgeous gift box and I love the way you decorated the kraft tag!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

  12. The bracelet is gorgeous!! Good to have a beautiful box to present it in!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

  13. WOW the bracelet is fab and the box too!
    Thanks for sharing your 'Favourite Things' with the Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x


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