Tuesday 4 October 2011

Timeless Portrait chocolate box and card

Do you remember me showing you the Timeless Portrait designer paper on Saturday? I love this range with its vintage feel and I'm particularly fascinated by the cameo motif. Come and see a box I made using one of the papers.

This paper reminds me of an expensive silk scarf a friend of mine once had! I like to team a patterned box lid with a plain base and I love the way it looks with the satin ribbon in black. The coordinating tag is made with Basic Black card stock, a scrap of the designer paper and a die-cut tag that is fast becoming a favourite of mine. The box was made as a thank you gift and is full of Lindt truffles - yum!

Naturally I made a card to go with the  box of chocs! I loved the black swirls on this paper and cut it so that  it would work on my 9cm square card. It's worth taking a closer look at designer paper because papers that you think are intended for scrapbooking only can often turn out to be brilliant used in smaller pieces. Have you noticed that the sentiment from Thank You Kindly almost looks a part of the paper design!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake (for sponging the edges of the paper)
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black 
Other: Lots of Tags sizzlits die pack, Basic Pearls, satin ribbon in Basic Black, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. SPECIAL OFFERS: If you order today your name will go into a draw to win a full-sized classic ink pad in Rich Razzleberry. If your order is over £25, you will also receive a free Christmas House tutorial. 

I'm a little bit car-lagged after our journey to Norfolk. We live in the very heart of England - you can't really get further from the coast! It took us just under two and a half hours to get to Brancaster because we set off at 6.30am, but it took three and half to get home with all the other traffic! On our way back we passed this surprising field:

I've never seen anything like this before but I found it a great inspiration for a card! Are you curious? Do come and see me tomorrow and all will be revealed!

Have a good day today,


  1. Hi Vicky

    I am in awe of your creativity. I love the box and tag with such gorgeous paper. The colour combinationis stunning and so elegant.


  2. This is a gorgeous project, those papers are so elegant! Love that box!

  3. Perfect papers for the box lid Vicky and what a yummy gift inside...I'm craving chocolate now and it's nearly coffee time!! Love the photo...I'm always surprised the farmers don't lose them all to thieves!
    Jenny x

  4. Fantastic projects.

    I'm intrigued by your inspiring field and will be back tomorrow!

    Hugs, Sandra

  5. It's amazing the things you see that just trigger something off in your head for a perfect project isn't it? Can't wait to see what you've got planned. Your box and card are lovely, they just look so professional

  6. Vicky, another stunning project, it really has the designer look!!

    I cant wait to see what you've come up with after seeing that field.


  7. Stunning Vicky. So classy and elegant. You are so right about plain box and patterned lids, such a stylish designer look.
    Love the Norfolk field. When we went, we found field upon field of lavender, very intoxicating. However, on another day we found fields full of onions, not so nice lol.
    Lynne xxx

  8. Ooh this is a gorgeous set Vicky, so stylish! What a great photo too :o) Lisa x

  9. Am loving this Vicky (I didn't even like this paper until I saw your gorgeous creations with it and now I'm thinking I've got to have it!!!)
    M x

  10. Lovely gift set Vicky - very sophisticated. - Jacqueline xx

  11. I love what you did with these little silhouettes!

  12. Box and card amazing, photo perfect, oh how I would love to pick myself a pumpkin ! Those silhouette images are divine and I do love a good Silhouette.



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