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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Wot....... no cards!!!

Hello my blogging buddies.
Well, thank you for the comments on my tutorial over at Digital Delights this week.   It would be nice if you could spread the word amongst the people you follow - you never know, people may actually pick up something they weren't quite sure of before!!!  Still time to enter my giveaway - my tutorial trio of card, gift box and gift tag (with the added mystery gift in the gift box)!

So onto my post for today.  Over at Pollycraft they wanted something other than a card.  Now this is not something I would ordinarily do but since I have been doing these tutorials I have found I actually enjoy doing things other than card making.  So I decided to make a gift box!
Again I used my Topscore Multiboard from Crafter's Companion - such a useful bit of kit this!  I made a box from silver holographic card and then decorated it. 

Sorry about the reflection on the photo's - bit difficult with holographic card!  Anyway, I used a piece of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to go across the bottom right hand corner of the box which I adhered with my extra strong glue stick.

I then stuck three glittery snowflakes in the bottom left and top right hand corners of the box with clear silicone glue.  I used two pieces of wired bling from a Crafty Bitz snowflake pack which I also adhered with clear silicone and I have used Cherry Kisses Snowball from Pollycraft which I have coloured with watercolour pencils (No water), blending pencils and metallic pencils.  I have used stickles Crystal glue for the fur bits of her jacket and trousers and also around the snowballs.  I also used some distressing ink with a water brush around the outside of the image (a tip I picked up at Pink Gem - thanks Janet!).  Then using a piece of ribbon to match the piece across the corner I made a rosette by stitching along the bottom of the ribbon and pulling it tight so that it ruffled up and then stitched it into place.  I also added two contrasting pieces of ribbon as hanging ribbons from underneath the rosette.



So other than the challenge at Pollycraft which was "No Cards Allowed" I will also enter this for the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge -  Snow Much Fun
Digital Tuesday - Holiday wishes (you give presents at Christmas and that's a holiday)
Papertake weekly - Use a digi image and and some sparkle/bling.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Merry and bright

15 comments:

  1. Very nice, box, and great tutorial, I learned a lot. Thanks very much.

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  2. Hi Dawn,

    Wow this is fabulous. I love the colours of course!!! That image is really cute and I love your colourng effects. That rosette is fantastic - can I have a tutorial on that please!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  3. What a wonderful box and a fantastic tutorial! Great job! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!
    Pleasantly,
    Paula

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  4. gorgeous box and beautifully embellished,thanks for joining us at pollycraft:)

    sue
    xx

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  5. Fantastic box, just perfect for our snowy theme challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

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  6. Gorgeous box, I love the snow girl - you've coloured her so beautifully. Heather

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  7. Wow!! a fabulous project love your design.
    Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

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  8. Very stunning box. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

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  9. Fabulous work. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  10. Lovely box, thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge this week.

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  11. that's lovely
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
    AllisonX

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  12. Hi Dawn, what a cute little gift box. The image is so cute and the holographic card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  13. Love your creation - its fantastic!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!!

    Hugs
    Leanne
    xx

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