07/02/2013

Glorious gift ideas with Graphic 45


Graphic 45 Altered Box

Graphic 45 are sharing gift ideas with G45 ers over on their blog today.  Hop over to see more of my french inspired gift box and Sharon Ngoo's Place in Time pocket diary and awsome photo tutorial.

My gift box was inspired by the Toile and striped blue and cream papers in the new French Country collection by G45, the gorgeous packaging of french soaps and gifts and a little extra inspiration from the oppulance of the Hall of Mirrors at the palace of Versaille this gift.


Click below to watch the project video:-


Happy paper crafting every one :-)

23 comments:

  1. Wow, Clare, this is stunning. I LOVE that dark blue! A gorgeous piece of art. Beautiful! Hugs, Ruth Ann :)

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    1. Hi Ruth Ann, thanks for your lovely message. Hugs c :)

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  2. Clare, this is just so elegant. I love all your attention to detail, the crackled edges, the sweet tags and oh, those glorious flowers. The inner pocket is especially ingenious. Loverly!

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    1. Hi Cathy, thanks for stopping by my blog this week and for your lovely message. Bw :) C

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  3. This is truly beautiful, what a gorgeous gift idea, I love the colours you have chosen and those flowers are amazing, hugs Sara x

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    1. Hi Sara, thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely message :-) C

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  4. wow wow wow, so stunning Clare
    hugs

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    1. Hi Daniele, thanks for stopping by my blog and sending your lovely message :-) C

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  5. I love seeing your projects! You are so talented!!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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    1. Hi Keysha, thanks for stopping by my blog and sending your lovely message. :-) C

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  6. Beautiful gift box Clare. I love how you did the inside lid. TFS! Hugs, Mary

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    1. Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by my blog and sending your lovely message. Hugs C

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  7. Beautiful Box Clare. Lovely!

    Ramona

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    1. Hi Ramona, thanks for stopping by my blog and sending your lovely message. Hope alls well with you :-) C

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  8. Morning Clare, Just been on G45's Blog and saw your fantastic 'Work of Art', this gift box is stunning. My favourite G45 papers and my favourite Designer, a 'marriage made in heaven'. STUNNING, Clare.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia, thanks for stopping by my blog and sending your lovely message. This little box seems to have been a bit of a hit lol x :-) C

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  9. Hello Clare.
    I am a daily stalker of graphic 45, lol! As soon as I saw your box, just knew I had to watch video. So cool to see a fellow English crafter on the blog & I am SO jealous. You must be so chuffed to design for such am amazing company!!
    Having seen your box, totally makes sense that you do!! It is beautiful, truly. I only comment if I adore a project. I am also in awe as I could never achieve your level of talent. Brilliant! Off to share & sign up to your blog. Caroline :))

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    1. Hi Caroline, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely message. I was over the moon to get on the G45 team last year, the first design call I've entered too. I love their products as you do and have a ball being creative with them. Thanks for signing up to the blog. For loads more inspiration hop over to my You Tube channel if you haven t been there yet. Link on my blog home page. Hugs :-) C

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  10. Hi Clare,
    I too have just been onto the Graphic 45 blog, and having spotted your project sat and watched your video in absolute awe! I have to say your box was/is simply amazing. The French Country collection looks absolutely stunning and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
    Margaret A

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  11. Hi Margaret, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sending your lovely message. Our French Country papers arrived at Christmas and they are truly gorgeous. Not long now until they hit the shops and you can get crafting with them too. hugs C :-)

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  12. Just watched the video Clare. What a stunning project you have created here. I love the Black and Blue and Cream combination. Absolutely beautiful. You are amazing. ox Marg

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  13. Hi Clare,
    Once again you've made such an "STUNNING" creation. I too love the beautiful Black, Blue and Cream combination. Everything you create is breathtakingly beautiful, you inspire me so much with how you put it all together, you are so very talented and your attention to detail is outstanding. You are my favourite designer. Could you please tell me the particular blue color ink & the brand name that you've used to do the stamping on the lid? It's such a gorgeous color and its perfect for bringing out the blue in the Graphic 45 paper. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations and inspiring so many of us. Hugs Kay:) :)

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    1. Hi Kay, thanks so much for stopping by and mailing your lovely message too. The ink I used was Stormy Sky Distress ink for the blue stamping. Great to hear I've inspired you too :-). Have fun if your going to make a similar project. Bw C

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