Sunday, 12 August 2012

Goldfinger's Box & Happy Mail

Yesterday I did some boxing - in other words, I made a gift-box for the challenge over at 'Out of a Hat Creations'. Neighbours asked me to make a gift-box for a golden wedding they have been invited to. The box has been cut from an A4 sheet of gold cardstock - it's a good pattern, as nothing gets wasted! I sprayed a pile of 'used' flowers, and some dried thistles which I had, with gold spray. I fixed a square of gold sequin waste like a diamond to the box, and then used as many flowers as I could fit onto it. Nothing CAS here, I'm afraid.


The flowers are partly made of paper, some of material, and have a nice, matte shine. They were all different colours before.



I am also entering into the  Stamp Man Challenge, 'Precious Metals'

And the Postie brought me some Happy Mail yesterday. I beautiful photo from Terrie, who often shows the fantastic pictures she takes, as well as her art creations.


And this wonderful card came from Suze, who was kind enough to send me this beautiful card from her holiday there. Thanks a lot, it was a great surprise!


Both cards did a lot to lift my mood, thanks you guys!

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

30 comments:

  1. Love this box, Val, it looks totally opulent, just the box would be a present! Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Morning Valerie, you certainly have the midas touch today, a wonderful box and you're more than welcome for the p/c, you cheer so many of us up every day! Have a lovely Sunday. Suze xx

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  3. Love your golden box and isn't it lovely receiving Happy Mail! x Julie

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  4. What a wonderful gift box you wouldn't care about what was in it the box it's self would stop you in your tracks! Perfect for the Stamp Man medal colours challenge.

    Lovely cards as well you have some lovely friends and followers who love you a lot they must to think of you and send cards from where ever they are XOXO Zoe

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  5. Terrific Box Valerie and thank you for sharing it with us at Out of a Hat for the challenge.Always thrilled to see what you have made

    Nice surprise to get a paostcard from Suze I am sure you have that on show.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. You bet I do, I think it will become the cover for a new postcard album!

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  7. Great mail art Valerie..and that box is simply stunning!
    Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs xx

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  8. Hi Valerie. I agree with Zoe. It wouldn't matter what was inside the box as it is a gift in itself. Wow! Fantastic project. Thank you for sharing with the Hatters again this week.
    Regards Florence x

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  9. Wow! The box is gorgeous & I sure the recipient will treasure it as much as the gift inside!

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  10. Wow! The box is gorgeous & I sure the recipient will treasure it as much as the gift inside!

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  11. That beautiful box is a keepsake in itself! Lovely gifts in the mail too, what a rose!

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  12. Stunning flowers, its a very special gift box.
    Yvonne x

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  13. Very opulent and upscale gift box! It will upstage any gift that is put in it!!!

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  14. Valerie that box is divine, all those flowers make it so special.
    What lovely, thoughtful items you received in the mail.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Hi Val, just LOVE your golden flower box, it really is a present on its own! Hugs, Barb

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  16. Beautiful box and smashing H Mail, x

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  17. Those flowers are so cool,Val!

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  18. Hi Valerie, absolutely gorgeous golden box, love how you have sprayed those flowers. Lucky you having such lovley cards. Thanks you for sharing with us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  19. Love your opulent gold box. Always good to receive some happy mail! x

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  20. Wow Valerie, what a fabulous golden box, those flowers are wonderful. Something nice in the post is always a great pick-me-up isn't it x

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  21. WOW you've made a wonderful art work, really atreasure box, the flowers are incredible glamourous.
    Wish you a happy new week,
    hugs Anja

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  22. Such a wonderful visit here today!!
    Loaded up with inspiration, thank you for sharing, Valerie. ~xx

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  23. Love the uniformity the spray provides... all those embellies look like they were made together.

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  24. Oh they must be thrilled over this box for a Golden Anniversary! This could not be more beautiful! What fun happy mail! I can almost smell that rose! Have a great week!

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  25. Oh My! The gift box is STUNNING! Happy mail is such a wonderful concept - it really does make us HAPPY - just what you needed to. Be well dear friend. hugs and love, Donna

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  26. Your box is just amazing Valerie, what a wonderful creation and perfect for a gift. Love your happy mail too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamp Man.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  27. Stunning box Valerie,thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  28. Gorgeous box, I love how you have the brilliant idea to paint the flowers these beautiful colors. I have some flowers I don't care for the color of, I will have to try this! PS< sorry I am late getting by to see this one. Love all your happy mail too!

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  29. This is just stunning. What a clever idea to spray all the flowers with gold.
    Thanks for entering the Precious Metal challenge at The Stampman.
    hugs Kimx

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