Friday, 18 April 2014

Chocolate Box

I'd just like to say good morning to you all on this Good Friday morning and hope it finds you all well.

My Project

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my favourite choccies I think

I wanted to give some chocolates to a lady in the village and I had just the box to put them in  - or so I thought!  Turned out that it just wasn't quite the right dimensions. Still it didn't take long to whip up another one that would hold the chocolates without squashing them.  I used SB Resplendent Rectangles for the lid and base. For the lid  I die cut an SB Labels 20 and some SB foliage and dabbed some Tim Holtz DI Spun Sugar whilst the leaves were still in the dies.  In my bit box I found a small piece of embossed card which was left over from something else so I coloured that with the same distress ink  and added a WOC rose.   So a very pretty box for quite a mundane gift and which took hardly any time to make.

My mum always bought me some Ferrero Rocher for Christmas and Easter and I really miss that.  These chocolates always bring her to mind.

Enjoy the weekend and I hope you have a blessed and Holy Easter.

"The earth's saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart"  (Susan Coolidge)


  1. Morning Christine,
    What a very pretty gift, I should think the lucky lady will be thrilled with it.

  2. Hi. Christine, a beautiful gift box, I'm sure she loved it and the chocolates inside! Happy Easter.xx

  3. Hi Christine
    Love your beautifully decorated box. I can see that being kept long after the chocolate has gone.
    I applaud your comment on Sue Wilsons blog today and have added my 10 cents too, after having to scroll through someones tale about dogs in hammocks.
    Remembering my Mum today as its the anniversary of her passing.
    Have a great Easter chuck.
    Ang x

  4. wONDERFUL card Christine, lovely topper and super it and the chockies inside are my favourite.xxxHave a Happy Easter.xx

  5. This is gorgeous Christine, your design is so pretty and I love the delicate shades of pink.
    I hope you are having a lovely Easter Weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Gorgeous box Christine ..'Just Brazils' always remind me of my Mam because she loved them lol no one got a look in hahahaha thanks for the e-card and have a fabulous weekend!!! huggles Sue xxx

  7. WOW!! Christine, this is stunning, what gorgeous work, I love the design of the lid, beautiful dies and embossing.
    It's Jelly Babies that brings my mum to mind, have a lovely Easter Weekend, hugs Kate x

  8. This is adorable! I have all kinds of little box patterns on my Cameo and still haven't thought of something to use them for . This idea is so cute!

  9. Beautiful just beautiful, bet the lady just loved it.
    After the sweets have gone the box will be treasured.
    Have a very Happy and Blessed Easter

    Patricia x

  10. Christine firstly your box is stunning, I just love how your beautiful box has turn that standard box of chocolates into something gorgeous. Oh I did like your comment on Sues blog I wrote the other day saying if these ladies had their own blogs they could show all their pictures on there and we could go and have a look at them, Suttle hint for them to get their own ones, I am surprised Patricia hasn't commented to you about that as well we are always ranting about what they put on Sues blog. I see Ang added her tuppence worth on the subject too, it's getting to much. Sorry to go on but good on you I have been thinking how to write something. Have a lovely Easter. Hazel xx

  11. A beautiful box Christine, it looks so pretty, and it makes a lovely gift full of chocolate.
    Happy Easter
    Lorraine x

  12. Gorgeous box Christine. I haven't made a box in ages and this has given me the push that I need to get some things made. A very Happy Easter to you both.

  13. Hi Christine, this is a gorgeous box, beautiful. I'm sure the lady was thrilled. These were my mum's favourite chocolates & miss giving them to her, Happy Easter, Carole Z xx

  14. Hi Christine - I lurve your little box but I lurve the contents more (if I may say so without causing offence). My favourite choccies (well one of my faves to be honest). I bet she loved her gift and it is by no means mundane.

    Oh and I have a nice Easter egg to get me teeth into later on! Yummy.

    Lots of love and big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  15. Oh how fab Christine. What a lovely box x

  16. Christine, I LOVE those chocolates. Been a while since I had them, however. Can't eat just one!!! Your box made a lovely presentation for a very delicious & thoughtful gift. I don't 'do boxes', so I'm always so impressed when I see a made one & particularly so, when it's as beautiful as this one. I'm sure your friend will keep this one to store some very precious memento, when the candy is just a sweet memory. How kind & thoughtful of you to take the time & your skill to be such a good friend. Happy Easter, and I love the way you closed the post today. So very true. Hugs


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