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
3 hours ago