Friday, 13 May 2016

Friday Fun Days with Smiles # 169.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi all, this was one of the great fun days that we had during the retreat. This was the final day and the tutor was Andrea who had a great project planned for us using Graphic 45 papers.
I am here today to show you what we made and how I finally finished it, sorry it's taken a while.

We started with a box which we edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Here you can see the ladies hard at work.

Ali and Andrea keeping an eye on the procedings.

No need to cover the centre sections as it wont be seen.

Next stage is the matting and layering and here you can see that I have cut out the black mats and attached them ready to receive the patterned papers.

Graphic 45 papers were chosen for this project.

And here you can see me gradually a attaching the patterned paper.

There are more details to the construction of this and I am only giving you the basics here.

The ribbon and brads are put in position before attaching this piece to the box.

 These are the pages which will go inside in the form of a concertina.

The next stage was to prepare the pieces to decorate the pages.

I decided to cut several up and play around with the positioning before deciding where they would go and mounting them.

And my finished box.
Front and Top.
Inner Pages.



So that's it finished.
Looking forward to the next retreat. So love a good workshop, great projects and brilliant company!

Hope you have a great Friday and thanks for stopping by.

And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too if you like.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela x


  1. Oh, such a cool box! So many fun things to look at! Wonderful project!

  2. A fabulous project, beautifully constructed and with great papers. Love the concertina pages and all the details xxx

  3. This is truly remarkable, Angela. I am in awe of the finished project as well as your very detailed step out photos.

  4. WOW WOW WOW!!! Angela, this is just incredible! Love your work with the Graphic 45 papers, and the entire project idea is fan-freaking-tastic!! hugs and happy weekend :)

  5. A great project Angela. I love the papers and the finished box looks amazing. Glad you had a good time - well I knew you would! Enjoy the weekend. Barbxx

  6. Wow! That is beautiful! Thank you for showing us the process. Those papers are gorgeous.
    Happy Friday!

  7. Your box looks beautiful, and even better you look like you had a great time making it. Cara x

  8. That is really amazing Angela and so lovely to see just how you made very clever. Thanks for sharing it all.
    Annie x

  9. It looks like you had an amazing time at your retreat Angela. Fab project and loving these G45 papers.
    Have a great weekend, Hugs Julie x

  10. Fabulous results and it looks like a good time had by all
    Lynn x

  11. I enjoyed seeing the step-by-step process of how you made the box! The inking makes all the difference, doesn't it! Have a great weekend, Angela!

  12. Fabulous box Angela, love Graphic papers and your finished box, thank you for the tut.
    Pam x

  13. It was worth waiting to see Angela, I love those G45 papers and your box is wonderful! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  14. What fun! I love G45 papers. I've also fallen in love with Authentica papers. Thanks for stopping by this week. Always a pleasure to see you. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

  15. Thanks for the step by step process you went through to create that beautiful box. It was lovely to see a photo of Alison and Andrea too and that made me smile because old friendships are good to see.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  16. Love this box (G45 products always look great) and the retreat sounds good. I have not been on a craft retreat for a couple of years-may need to remedy that!
    Some fabulous makes and techniques on your blog again.

  17. This project looks like loads of fun! Such a beautiful result and awesome concept! Hugs, Autumn


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