Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Jungle in a box!

Hi my blogging buddies! Yes another week gone and guess's raining here!  :(      Summer hasn't lasted long in this neck of the woods!

So moving on......oh sorry I didn't ask how you all are?...very remiss of hope you are fine and dandy and if not hope you soon will be again.

A pop up box card this time round, made for a friend to give to her Grandson as he turns one!

It's pretty self explanatory really I think. The base is from Craftwork Cards and I found an assortment of cartoon style clip-art jungle animals that I printed and fussy cut. The number one is a Papermania stamp, stamped and cut out, then mounted on the yellow bling card. The backing papers used on the box and flaps were from my stash.

Well the past week has been a week of things packing up not the holiday sort of packing...breaking down type. First the dishwasher decided not to wash anymore. I know that's no big deal...we can manage without a dishwasher...but |I do miss it and marigold gloves just don't really suit me!......and why are they always yellow? Anyway new one on order...can't buy anything straight away these rubber gloves it is till the new dishwasher lands.

Then the grill on the oven decided to start blowing the main fuse in the house electrics.....repeatedly! So no cheese on toast (hard to do in the toaster...messy). Anyway the engineer dutifully called yesterday tea time (when you might want to be using the oven part of said cooker)............and guess what!!!!!! wouldn't do it for him!  So he went away after half an hour having done ...nothing to the grill... and me feeling stupid. Will have to wait and see if it happens again now.

Lastly the painters turned up this morning to paint the render on the front of the house...rained off!!!! Can anyone tell me why window cleaners and outside painters insist on turning up when it is raining?

OK waffled long enough so will let you move on . Thank you so much for taking time to read my ramblings (that's if you did of course) and if you have left me love in the form of a comment...I shall return the favour as it makes my lovely people.

Off the Summer Crafting on Saturday at the Doncaster Racecourse so if you bump in to me, please grab me and say HI! There is absolutely NOTHING  I want to buy or need to buy............BUT I am sure I will be tempted by something Christmassy at least.

See you later..
Till then..
Have a good week and weekend
Carole xx

Challenges entered:-
Craft your Passion 269....Anything goes


  1. Your pop-up box card is fabulous Carole - the jungle animals are perfect for a little boy! Sounds like you're having a rough time with the electrics - it never rains but it pours! Funny isn't it - it always rains the day after our window cleaner comes (spooky)!!
    Enjoy the craft event - as you say - I'm sure you will be tempted by something!! I have never been to the Doncaster fair - must try it sometime!
    Oh no - it's just started raining here - very foggy too!
    Sylvia xx

  2. This is great Carole, any kiddie would love to receive it, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. Hi Sis, lovely post, you always make me smile when I'm feeling you know what lol!!... I'm hoping to get to the show on Saturday fingers crossed.. but Mum's not feeling a hundred percent so I will have to wait and see how that goes...
    Anyway on to your absolutely FABULOUS card, when I see you, you will have to explain how I go about making one of these... I thought one would be nice for my granddaughter Annelie who will be 1 in September.. This is such a fun card you are so very clever:)
    Hope to see you soon...
    Love and Hugs,
    Sis xx

  4. Would be nice to go to buy something - but as always am busy. Love this pop up box Carole - great fun and am sure it'll be well received!
    Raining cats and dogs (and alligators and lions) here at the mo - whatever happened to the SUN??? x

  5. Love your box the characters are just delightful and its a perfect pop up box I love it. Must be a week for cookers my temperature switch is playing up so waiting for someone to come on Friday to sort it fortunately I have a second small oven so not so bad. Enjoy Doncaster look forward to seeing your goodies I definitely need more Christmas stuff !!! Love and hugs Carole x

  6. these are such fun and love the colours and elements added
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Carole, your pop-up jungle box is awesome! Seriously awesome! I've not made one (I don't think reading a 'manual' would help me in the least *grin*), but seeing yours here - all wild-critter adorable - has me thinking about it! So darling....the expressions on their faces are precious, especially the hippo! ACK...LOVE it! Your 'packing up' issues don't sound like fun in the least. We've had a dishwasher for about two years now and I've become quite spoiled in using it, even though given a choice, my husband wouldn't have one (I over-ruled him on that decision...guess who does the dishes!). Hopefully, the stove will smarten up on its own and the rains will settle down for the painters to paint. We're in the midst of a heat wave; I don't function well when I'm sweltering. Tomorrow, we're off on a road trip west, where the temperatures will be around 38C...perhaps our 30C is rather 'cool' after all! Wishing you a marvelous Thursday, dear friend. Loads of hugs coming your way...and enjoy your 'shopping' on Saturday *grin*

  8. Your jungle in a box is as cute as can be! I love all the animals and I'm sure he will think this is an awesome card!

    Isn't that how it always goes? When the repair man comes things always seem fine then he goes and it's back again. Hope you don't have any more issues, gotta have toasted cheese! My fave!

    Have a great time at the summer crafting show...hope you find some fun goodies!

  9. Hi Carole! However did I miss this fabulous pop up box card - it's really great and the theme is such fun too. I love how they all look as if they're peeking out at Henry :)

    Ooopsie, at least it was three things that went wrong - that's what they always say anyhow.. And I did giggle about your trip to Doncaster Racecourse when you commented in the Playground ealier - so who didn't really need or even want anything new then? :) Tee, hee!!


    Di xx

  10. Hi Marigold, oops, I mean Carole . . . hope you had a fabulous time NOT buying anything at Doncaster! Ahem!

    What a fantastic box card for a first birthday. Funnily enough I was thinking of doing a box card for the 2 year old . . . but as Mojouppedandleftme was still hanging around . . . I just made a normal card instead!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  11. Hi! I popped by to tell you what a smore is. You roast some marshmallows on a stick in the fire, then put them on a graham cracker with a square of chocolate, then another graham on top. Delish!

    Here is a link to an indoor smore I sometimes make on my cooking blog...

    Actually you can make smores in the microwave too, but there's nothing better then outside over the fire!

    Have a great day!

  12. amazing project. thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  13. oh wowwwwww Carole! Your friends son is going to go bonkers over this! How clever and brilliant this is! Truly is AMAZING! I can never figure out how these pop up cards work! lol!

    I'm sorry to hear all about things going wonky there! :( ugh! We've had our days like that here as well this summer .. sigh! Hope everything starts working well soon!

    Wishing you a beautiful week!

    Big hugs,