Tuesday, 24 June 2014

WOYWW - Sun Soaked Boxathon

Well we had a gorgeously sunny weekend - and as Much Beloved wasn't feeling top notch we were able to spend a very relaxed and chilled out weekend !

Apart from watering & a little dead-heading the flowers, I decided to turn blind eye to the weeds and ignore working in the garden !!

Here you can see my purple & pink theme in mid-summer !!

Instead I sat out in the sunshine and crafted a box-a-thon !
Well four of the card in a box style cards !

The first is for my Dad - his birthday is today - and he loves his garden and spends all his spare time out tending it - so I chose this Amanda Loverseed Shed Stamp & created this card for him.

My Mum & Sister both have birthday's next month - so I took the chance to get their cards made too as we have a busy few weekends ahead of us which will give little time for crafty endeavours !

Mum loves her garden birds & feeds them everyday !
This looks a bit cluttered on the photo but it looks better in real life !

My sister's is girl-stuff - dresses & cupcakes !
The final card is still under wraps - so I will have to show you later !

I also made a couple of items for the Summer of Colour.

Week One colour-combo was Turquoise & Yellow with an accent of fuchsia pink - this little Journal Page was in honour of all that sunshine and was a catch up page for Journal 52 !
Week Three is Lavender, Grey with a dark purple accent.
This is a Lavinia Stamps scene-scape paper & their free stamps which I bought in a magazine a couple of months ago !

Still have Week Two to create - Teal & Coral with a white accent !

Look away now Lynda - no peaking until I pass yours over tomorrow !!

As finally I created this months entry in Lynda & my Alphabet ATC Challenge - this month I had N !
Well have a great crafty week !


  1. Really lovely projects Ali. Your SOC pages are beautiful. I have been looking for the colour combinations whilst out and about with my camera!
    Lynda x

  2. Sorry to hear your DH is feeling poorly. Give him my love. Your garden is looking spectacular, what a nice place to sit and craft. Photographing those cards is hard. They always look better in real life!

  3. Gorgeous projects, love the cards! I've not done this weeks SOC yet being out on Monday! Glad you're enjoying the garden and not working too hard in this weather - it looks fabulous!!
    Helen 5

  4. You have a very beautiful garden. Your projects are amazing. I love the journal pages. #4

  5. Your garden is a picture, the roses are fantastic this year aren't they. I meant to just sit in mine too, but then had to do a bit and ended up digging up a border, phew!!
    Love your boxes, they look fantastic and the Lavinia too. We were doing the same last week.
    Hugs Lisax #38

  6. I do love your work Ali - I think it's because it's got a very strong graphic style to it which really floats my boat! The sunshine piece is really fun :-)
    And your garden is gorgeous...mine is like wilderness, sigh....!
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

  7. Love those boxes, very productive of you
    Bridget #35

  8. I really like your cards in a box, especially the one you made for your dad. Your garden is beautiful, so it's probably a great source of inspiration for you. Happy WOYWW and blessings!


  9. Wow. What a lot of work in your cards in a box. I admire your productivity. So many lovely creations.
    Have a lovely week
    Gillian #66

  10. You have been very busy! Love your SOC pages, especially week 3. I have not started mine yet, have no ideas as to what i want to do. I like your N ATC. I also belong to a Alphabet ATC Challenge swap, we are on the letter D. Very inspiring post this week!

  11. What a beautiful garden! And your cards are beautiful! I made one of those cards in a box. That is it for me! :) Hugs Ali! #71

  12. Love the garden pics. The Pop-Up box cards are lovely, looks like you have been very busy.
    Happy crafting, Angela x #43

  13. We had a power cut last night so I am late doing the rounds again! Neighbour cut through the cable with his digger!!! Such stunning projects on the go - I love the box cards - so clever! x Jo

  14. I'm enjoying seeing all the different pop-up boxes. I really love the one you did for your mom. Maybe because I love my birds, too ;-) Sadly, I've not started my Journal 52 pages. I'm just getting caught up on Documented Life. Your pages are beautiful. Creative Blessings ~ Kelly #73

  15. Love your garden! And your box-a-thon ....they turned out great! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #77

  16. Ohh Ali your garden looks just beautiful. I hope Dh is getting back into top notch after a quietish weekend. Worked out for you - that really was a boxathon! They look great - how can any not be cheered by such a fab greeting.