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Sunday, 16 June 2013


I'm feeling much better at the moment. I know the sunshine helps but I also got the all clear from the hospital this week. So roll on the Summer. My youngest step son will be home on leave soon  and my son and his wife and the youngest of my grandbabies, Alex.....well not a baby anymore..... will be here in August. So life is looking good again!!!

I am really enjoying my time as Guest Designer with CD Sunday and this week it's Caz's turn to choose the theme and she's challenged us with  'Kimono'.

Now I've lots of oriental stuff in my stash so it was a case of finding something I could work with. I decided to go with a box card I'd demo'd to my group a while back. It doubles as a card and gift box and it folds flat for posting. Not my own idea tho, it was designed  by Valita at

Anything oriental and I usually think of Joanne Sheen. The image I have used is from CD 1 Oriental Dreams and the backing paper and borders are from CD 2.

There were so many fab images on this CD that it was hard to choose. I double mounted the smaller images with gold card from my stash. I have used a larger version of the same image  inside  the 'box'. I added gold tassles and tiny gold bells as fasteners.

The 'box' is strong enough to take lightweight gifts such as a necklace, earrings, gift tags etc. Of course it can be made in any design. The previous one I made had flowers down the side panels. So anything really depends on the occassion. It would make an ideal wedding card with a money / gift card inside or a Christmas gift.

Don't forget to pop over to CD Sunday and see the fab oriental creations the rest of the teamies have come up with to inspire you.


  1. This is a fab idea Wynn, I have made one of these befor but totally forgot about it so glad you've reminded me.
    It's good you're enjoying your time with us and we love having you.
    Jenny xx

  2. This is amazing Wynn. Very oriental and such a lot of effort gone into this. Thank you for the link to the site where you found the design. I shall go and have a look.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  3. A stunning card.
    Get the ranger liquid pearls not cosmic shimmer, you won't regret it so useful for ad deco themes
    Linby x

    1. Thanks for the info Linby I'll do as you suggest

      W x

  4. Amazing construction and a really beautiful item. Marina

  5. another stunner Wynn, lovely idea for a gife box too.
    sue-b xx

  6. This is lovely Wynn. Great images and papers and the card design is really cool.
    Beryl xx

  7. A super card Wynn, amazing shape and such gorgeous colours. Sorry I didn't visit you last week but had a problem finding you! Michelle x

  8. Fab card, love the shape and design, with a gorgeous images
    Glad you got the all clear, hope the weather stays good in Cyprus in September.