Thursday, 18 February 2010

Easter Ladybird Treat Box

I can’t promise a lot of Easter ideas as I am not good with pastels and bunnies!
Easter Ladybird Treat Box
….. And you wouldn’t believe how many attempts I have made to get this box to look right, colours, materials, positioning, embellishments, every which way I did it, it looked pants!
Easter Lady Bird Box (Inside)
However I was determined to get it right, especially when the Tesco Express in our village was selling off the Valentine ladybirds at half price (50p) and I had got erm,…. several nets of them! It’s Ok, the sell by date is in May, so no one will go down with food poisoning!
Easter Ladybird Treat Box 1
The box is made using my Sizzix Bigz XL Shaker Box Die.
 Easter Ladybird Treat Box 2
And the embellishments were made using various punches, including my trusty Stampin’ Up scallop and plain circle punches. The small circle of gingham in the centre of the flower was made using the silver single hole punch.
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The wooden ladybird came from e-bay and the handwriting and doodling is mine.
Not bunnies and Easter eggs I know, but I thought that ladybirds would be something different and very Spring like.


Rainmac said...

Ooohhh what a gorgeous Easter gift and fab that you got the ladybirds half price!

Sandra said...

Now I feel a shopping trip coming on .... first to Tescos, I need those ladybirds LOL. And then I have to get that die. Thank you for the inspiration. x

Paula Gale said...

wow! You never fail to deliver something fab (and yummy). Brill!

Paula x x x

Sam said...

Love this little box, its so sweet! Great blog, cant wait to see your little glass pendants, what a great idea!

clare said...

Hi Hunx Wow..this is the colours you've used and a great find with the ladybirds.
my mum came home from shopping yesterday..with a bag each for the boys massive chocolate ladybirds with legs..from aldi's...not sure of the price..will take a pic and upload them later for you to see.
ive emailed you too hun...speak soon hugs clare xx

Karen said...

Lovely Easter gift idea. Once again you don't disappoint and I always love you blog so it gave me great pleasure today nominating you for a Blog award. Please check out my blog for details.

Karen x

Anne said...

Fab box, love the doodlng on it. I definately think ladybirds are spring like - in fact, i think they work better for Easter than they do for Valentines - i've never seen a real life ladybird as early as February 14th!

vixen said...

Gorgous box, the bright colours jump out at you and work so well, definantly make a fab easter gift, wish i had that die. got the bigshot but not many dies at all to be honest :(

from vixen x