Monday, 18 July 2011

A Gift For a Friend

Hello Folks

Well I'm back sooner than I expected. I've decided to show you something just a little bit different today - the gift I made for my friend from work who was away for her birthday, so this is her belated birthday present - I hope she likes it!

This is the gift box I made to hold the gift:

This is just a simple pillow box printed from Cute Companions CD. See the sparkle? - I sprayed it with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle, to protect the ink from smudging (cos I do have problems with that when I use digital papers). I'm not sure what this Tilda image is called but she is perfect for small projects, and so quick to colour. I cut her out so that I could pop her up onto an embossed mat - the embossing folder I used is a small Papermania one which was free with a Do Crafts magazine - I think that's gorgeous for small projects too. Then a scalloped circle mat underneath that, and that's the box sorted. Just added some sparkle to her wings with Stickles.

I would like to enter this project in the Just Magnolia Challenge which is Pink, Purple and Pearls. But where's the Pink? It's printed on the inside of the box:

OK, that's the Pink and Purple, but what about the Pearls? Well they were part of the gift inside the box. I've said before that I have become addicted to the Jewellery Maker TV channel - well I have surcumbed more than once and ordered some jewellery kits. I've made myself some jewellery, which I might show you sometime, and I also made my friend some earrings and a matching bracelet:

These are made with shell squares, shell pearls and fluroite, with sterling silver findings. The bracelet is a stretchy bracelet.

I will totally understand if my project cannot be counted in the Challenge, but I thought I'd give it a go anyway ;}

I would also like to enter the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge which is Embossing - you can barely see the embossing, but it is on the mat which Tilda is leaning on.

Right, I'm thirsty, I need a cuppa before going to bed! Goodnight!

Love, Andrea xx


Miss Sue said...

Cute...cute...cute! I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles.

Monica said...

Hi, dear Andrea,

Brill!!! Dunno what's prettier the box or the jewellery??? They are both stunning... there is a jewellery maker in the making, I can see. Wonderful colours and the box is lovely.

xxx Monica

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Andrea

What a sweet card and I can see the embossing!!

Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Rach said...

Hi Andrea, your friend is going to love her gift. gorgeous hun. hugs rachxx

Mina said...

wow Andrea your friend wont like this she will love it...what a perfect gift and a stunning way to give it...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
Mina xxx

bettand said...

Cute pillowcase. Love it. Great sparkle;) Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodle this week. Bettina