Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Purse Box

I guess you can say I hop on to it when I get the urge to make a new project. A few days ago I saw a purse box on Chris' blog and fell in love with it. Of course, hers is far more elegant than mine but a girl's got to start somewhere! Then I saw that on Chris' blog she said that she got the idea from Randi; so I hopped along to Randi's blog. OMGoodness, girls! We're talking serious talent!
Randi has a fab tutorial on making this and other amazing creations so you really ought to check it out.
She's got all the directions and if you live in Europe you should have no trouble. I'm an "inches" girl so it was not without it's frustrations. Mainly the problem was this:
My only metric ruler is about 70 years old and barely legible. Also, it's a multipurpose ruler so its not even centimeters down the whole length but changes to decimeters etc....... aaargh!!
But I'm a determined person. lol


I had much trimming and adjusting to do and its faaaarr from perfect if you look closely but I'm not exactly going to SHOW you the bad angles am I?

I've decorated it pretty simply. It was more of an experiment than anything else. I may make another one sometime later with a bit more wow factor.
Ideally you should have magnetic closures for the sides. I did not, so I scortaped one side and just put a smidgen of tape on the other to hold it in place while I took a picture.


Anyway, that was fun! So thanks ladies for your inspiration!!
I would like to enter this in:
A spoonful of sugar: Anything but a card
Bearly Mine: ribbons and pearls
Ooh la la : for someone special


Hugs all!





30 comments:

dj1952 said...

Dorcas this is beautiful. I bet Stacey will be drooling. LOL. I think they're nice, but I don't know what I'd do with them. You did a wonderful job. Thanks also for the links to the other tutorials. Love, dj

Doreen said...

This is stunning Dorcas,you have done a fabulous job with this.xxx

jules said...

wow Dorcas i love it! just stunning, my daughters b,day is in July so i have enough time to make one!!it will take me that long to figure out the measurements!! lol!

mudmaven said...

WOW - this is absolutely gorgeous Dorcas! I might have to give this a try. ~chris

Tine said...

OOOOO Gorgeous work Dorcas. Not seen a project like that one before. Fab colours to choose too. Great job!
Tine :)
PS loving the new blinkie and I love delphiniums! Are they in your garden? They are gorgeous.

Faye said...

Oh Dorcas, this is so pretty and truly quite wow! I love the papers, wait, what am I doing? I love it. If I tried to make somehting like this it would stress me right out, I'm not a make a box kind of girl I'm afraid. Anyway, thanks for your kind words over the weekend.
xxx

Trina said...

More fabulosity! This is so pretty!

Pattie said...

Breathtaking Dorcas - these colors you chose are so soft and beautiful!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Stunning!!!
You want to make another one with more WOW-factor?! I´m looking forward to it, because I can´t imagine that this is possible - this one is sooooo beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing this piece of art and all the links to the other ladies!
Hugs,
Uli
I can´t see any imperfections ;-) and if they might be there - they just add a touch of "personality" to this piece!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

It came out great! My jaw did drop, but no drool came out as of yet! LOl! I do love purses, and this one came out fantastic. There are many options with it. You can fancy it up, or not and it still be great! I likey!

Annemaritta said...

WOW!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....

Hugs
Judith

Wendi said...

Wow yours is gorgeous too beautiful papers and colours
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Arlene said...

This is fabulous. So you have measurements in inches? hehehe.... it's a lovely box reminiscent of spring warmth and lovely flowers. LOVELY!

Julie said...

Dorcas This is amazing,what an unusual design. Thanks for sharing the link,I'm off to check it out. Have a good day,Julie.x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant,adore what you have done hun its just so beautiful I am an inches girl too,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Yenni Natalia said...

It is look soo great! you can stuffs anything that you like inside...thanks for sharing this gorgeous project...:)

Anita said...

Wow, this is so pretty ... I love it. Thanks for the link to all her tutorials too.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Dorcas!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful pursebox dorcas.
love that beautiful paper you have used.

greetings karin

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable purse Dorcas.
luv
Debby

Marianne said...

What can I say after all these nice comments? It is stunning Dorcas. If nobody wants this, I send you my adress haha. You are such a talented girl and I love to hop over to your blog, so keep on going please.
Hugs Marianne

Annemaritta said...

You knew what was going to happen...
Love you! Annemaritta

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

WOW. . . this is simply GORGEOUS Dorcas~

Linda w said...

Didn't get chance to come and look at this yesterday an I've just seen how fast Annemaritta knocked one out after seeing yours. This is so beautiful...I'll check out those links. I love the cardstock and the embellies are just perfect on it. A 3d project is yet another thing I haven't done yet..I used to make loads so don't know what's holding me back lol.

dolcreations said...

Ok now this has cute written all over it. I love the paper you chose and that little purse...oh too cute!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!!

Jill said...

wow this is stunning love the DP and the flowers so beautifully made well done! thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

tiggertastic said...

amazing, lovely colours and a very creative make.


Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

crafty amy said...

This has the wow factor for sure it is gorgeous :D
Thank you for joining us at bearly mine and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

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