Friday, 23 November 2012

Almost done with my boxes

The things you learn from having a blog ..... Before I had this blog, I'd never even heard of Black Friday and now I just see it EVERYwhere! It's supposed to be the biggest online-sales weekend in the year. Damn, I knew I should've set up my Etsy-shop sooner ......I even thought this morning "shall I just make a shop real quick..." But no, I better not. First of all: I don't have time, secondly: I wouldn't know how to start. And it would probably look really sloppy too. Too bad. I'll still try to set it up in the next two weeks, but I know I really need to get moving then.

And I'm still working on my boxes .... I brought some boxes to that shop that is going to sell them for me (hopefully ....) and now I'm finishing up the last ones. Next week I'll concentrate on my prints and postcards, and I want to make one more mosaic mirror. And maybe some other bits and pieces ....

Here are the boxes that I finished this week:

 



I have made 3 of these in the past, and they sell really quickly. Hopefully it'll be the same now ... ☺







This is another one with a magnetic closure







And these are just the top-lids of 2 square boxes that are not finished yet on the sides.


I might make these into cards, I'd quite like that I think ....

And that's it for this week! I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday, don't forget to go and have a look at the other artists there!

Hope my visitors from the US all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! See! Another thing I learned through blogging: I knew Thanksgiving was somewhere in November, but now I know which day, and I even know that Canada also has Thanksgiving, but in October! I tell ya, blogging is like sitting in class and learning things about the world, but in a much nicer way ;-))

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope those of you with online shops all have their sales going through the roof!

Enjoy your weekend! ♥ ♥ ♥

39 comments:

  1. Your painted boxes are divine Denthe... love the colors and the drawings... I am sure they will be snapped up in no time...

    Jenny ♥

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  2. Your boxes continue to amaze me!! LOVE the girls and the sayings - I think they would make great cards!

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  3. The boxes are unique and beautiful. The sayings on the cards are thoughtful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  4. For what it's worth I hate Black Friday and never shop on that day. Your boxes are really nice! Good luck with getting your shop going!

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  5. Brilliant boxes.love the vivid colors and expressions that you were able to paint!

    Duaa

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  6. What wonderful pieces - really creative. Thanks for the inspiration and happy ppf,
    Rinda

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  7. these are gorgeous! I especially love the saying about right and wrong! Hope you get your Etsy shop set up soon as I'm sure these will sell like hotcakes!

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  8. Love the last two boxes they would make great cards, What is Black Friday?

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  9. I'd never heard of black friday either till this week, being Australian! Your boxes are beautiful. Etsy is quite easy to set up, i doubt that you would have any problems, i mean look at this blog, its marvellous, if you can do this, then you can set up an etsy shop

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    1. Really? I've been procrastinating because I expect to have to plough through pages and pages of explanation and I never seem to find the time (or the desire?) for that .... You're giving me courage to at least have a look at it ... Thnx ☺

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  10. Prachtige dozen!! Ik sta versteld van je mooie handschrift. Tenminste ik neem aan dat je het zelf schrijft en ik vind dat zo knap gedaan. Is dat met een bepaalde stift of gewoon met acryl?? Knap hoor en zo netjes.
    Ik hoorde het ook net op het nieuws dat het vandaag Black Friday is en had er ook nog nooit van gehoord. Leuk dat jij er nu net over schrijft.
    Succes met de verkoop! Ik hoop dat je veel verkoopt voor de kerst!
    Lieve groetjes,
    Marianne

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  11. Gorgeous boxes! I love the square ones especially. :)

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  12. Your boxes are wonderful. I love what you wrote and think they would make fantastic cards. Good luck with your etsy shop.

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  13. We don't have black friday here thank goodness! Love these 'cards' they are perfect. Happy PPF.

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  14. I hadnt heard of 'Black Friday' either! Lol. Love your boxes and look forward to seeing your mosaics, are you taking any to the market? Sounds like you are very busy creating, no wonder you need a large stall!! Good Luck with the shop, I hope it works out for you

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    1. Thnx Sandra! Yes, I will be taking my mosaics to the market. One is in the shop now but I'll get it before the market, and one might be sold. I got an email from a lady in Belgium who wants to buy it, but I've been looking at the shipping costs and they're sooo high that I'm not sure the lady will still want to buy it ...

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  15. Your boxes are unique and so beautiful. I love the quote about the rising of the sun. Yes! Make greeting cards!! And I'd like you to know that there are MANY Americans who boycott Black Friday. UGH! Happy PPF!

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  16. Love your colorful boxes with magnetic closures and your very thoughtful sayings.
    I have never shopped on Thanksgiving for anything but the ingredient I forgot, or on Black Friday, as I hate crowds and even don't like shopping much!

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  17. Wow! Great boxes ~well done and so creative and colorful and great idea to make the tops of the boxes into cards too ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  18. I love your magical painted boxes. Yes, the photos would indeed make wonderful cards. Good luck on setting up your Etsy shop. I haven't the foggiest idea how to do that, but I'm sure there are loads of ideas out there. Happy PPF.

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  19. Love your boxes - good luck with your Etsy shop

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  20. Have been following your beautiful painted boxes on Facebook and they are gorgeous. Great idea to turn these fab pieces into cards. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  21. These boxes are great, I am sure they will fly right off the shelves at the store.

    I can't imagine why on earth anyone would voluntarily put themselves through the torture of Black Friday, I can only guess it's people who never worked in a shop during the holiday sales.

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  22. Brilliant boxes, unique and wonderful! Lovely sayings, I think too, that they would make nice cards!

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  23. they are wonderful!! let me know when you get your Etsy shop up and running (just do it -- it won't take long and you can fine tune it along the way!)!

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  24. Blogging is a bit like being in class... and I am sure etsy is quite easy... you just have to make the leap... mind you I have been saying that for years and haven't done it so maybe you shouldn't listen to me...xx

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  25. I know what you mean - black friday + cyber monday were totally foreign to me until last year! I love your boxes + you should definitely make those cards, they would be so lovely x

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  26. Love your boxes Denthe. Great work on them and good luck with the store that is going to sell your boxes. Nice going.

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  27. Wow Denthe, you are so busy doing your wonderful boxes! They are sooo beautiful...I am sure they will be sold very quick!

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  28. I agree with you about blogging ~ it's a chance to learn so much about people in far-off places!

    Your boxes are fantastic! I know they will sell quickly. I think the square ones will make wonderful cards!

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  29. The Boxes are terrific!! Next year you will be more prepared for the sale! However with all your hard work I'm sure you don't want to discount too much!! These really are special!! You should make the two bottom ones into larger prints too!! I image many mothers would love that as a poster or print hanging around!! Good luck on the Christmas sales!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Those would make fantastic cards! They are fabulous! Happy PPF!

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  31. I am drooling over those boxes ....I ;love to collect them and then show off :)

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  32. Wow, amazing design work. I love the boxes and they look great as cards. Nice work!

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  33. oh How super amazing are your boxes!!! wonderful work!!!

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  34. Super collection!Fabulous designs...they are too good...Hope you have a wonderful sales!

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  35. Oops... missed this line...
    I very much appreciate your visit and comment :)

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  36. Love the turquois--It really lights these pieces up--

    Happy PPF!

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