Tuesday, September 24, 2013


So...you are all thinking "Peaches????"

Here in Ontario our peach season is at it's end...so for the last few weeks I have been buying basket upon basket of them and making the filling for a family favourite...peach cobbler (from the FARM JOURNAL"S  COMPLETE PIE COOKBOOK-1965).  It freezes very well and it takes no time to make the topping and whip cream for a very yummy dessert over the winter months!! 

So on Friday when I was taking a break from "peaches", having a quick bite (NOT PEACHES), while standing at the kitchen island and visiting some of my favourite blogs I dropped into Julie Price's.  Julie had blogged about her head exploding with "creative ideas" and I'm thinking "Creative ideas...my head is exploding with PEACHES!!"  Then the light bulb came on!  I thought..."Hummm...Christine does those wonderful recipe cards".  So I asked pretty please dear friend "May I borrow your recipe card idea???"

So thanks to Julie for turning on the light bulb and Christine for letting me "borrow" your recipe card idea!!

I have had in my head to do a recipe box for many years...the ones that I bought years ago were actually manufactured in 2005!!  The box is a  metal lunch pail with cards, dividers and sheet protectors inside by Basic Grey.

Here is what I came up with...
The recipe card sitting beside the decorated lunch pail...
 this is Peachy Tilda (can't remember which collection...sorry) coloured with copics...
 the lunch pail decorated with one of my favourite papers, tags, ribbons and pearls...
 a closer look at Tilda...
 the tags decorated with dies and punches...

I stamped, coloured and cut out extra peaches because there just weren't enough!!! 

I love bling sooo...the tags and ribbon just seemed to multiple by themselves!! 

The recipe card doesn't match the box but that's because it will go inside!!

I will enter these into the Totally Tilda Challenge "Food, glorious food" and 
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge "Punches and Dies".

Materials Used on Recipe Box:
DP by My Minds Eye-Lost & Found by Jen Allyson (Blush Sweet Bouquet-two sided...I used both sides)
Metal Lunch Pail by Basic Grey (2005)
Ribbon & lace from my stash
Dies:  Tag, butterfly and dragonfly by Magnolia
Punches:  Small butterfly, large and small tag  by Marvy
                 Fern and leafy branch punches by Martha Stewart
String of pearls from Wild Orchid Craft
Gemstone brad and tiny pearls from my stash

Materials Used on Recipe Card:
DP by Graphic 45-Once Upon a Springtime (Primrose Cottage)
Dies:  Go Kreate-XXL Frames Frilly #1 and Frilly Square #1
          Cheery Lynn Design-Fanciful Flourish

Well...that exorcises the peaches from my head!!!

Thank you for stopping by...I really appreciate you taking the time!!


  1. Wow Beth these are gorgeous, love the container, so beautifully decorated and lovely colouring of Tilda, thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz xx

  2. Now that is a wonderful recipe card! I love the way you have the vine with all the peaches and of course your Tilda is coloured so well! The recipe container is perfect...that paper was paper I absolutely fell in love with and bought but have not cut into yet! Your recipe box is a beauty Beth! Your love of crafting comes out in every project you do!!!!

  3. Hi Beth, These are Stunning creations... Love that sweet image she is coloured beautifully.. & the lunch pail is Gorgeous Love those papers... Hugs May x x x

  4. beautiful lunch pail and recipe card, Beth! you are so creative! where do I sign up for your class? ;-). gorgeous!

  5. This is totally gorgeous, absolutely stunning, love the design of the box.
    Thank you sooooooo much sweetie for your lovely comment on my blog it really means a lot.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  6. I love your pretty recipe tin and the wonderful recipe card, such a lovely keepsake Hugs Julie P

  7. Wow...you've been very busy. I absolutely love your card and recipe tin. Love the vibrant colours and your colouring is wonderful....I love your project to bits.

  8. Adorable project, such a pretty tin and Tilda goes very well with it. Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda.

  9. Ummm, can this completed recipe box possibly be an heirloom gift for Calla and Mia? :)