Thursday 6 December 2012

A Gift From The Heart

Good evening folks,
I thought it was about time I shared another project with you and this time it is a gift box that I've made to hold my fab Big sister's Christmas pressie. I love her to bits and miss her so much as she is still down in Essex but everyone will be coming to mine for Christmas so we will get to catch up very soon, can't wait!!
Anyway enough waffling from me. I love making anything 3 dimensional so making boxes is a passion of mine and I must say I got a little carried away with this one.

I have coloured all the cute Tilda's with Distress Markers. The box lid and base were punched with my fave MS 'Cherish' punch. I then used the 'Catalina Wreath' die from Memory Box and the 'Layered Poinsettia' nestie. The DP is from Magnolia's Christmas collection from last year. I have faux stitched practically everything and then distressed with Pumice Stone DI and added loads of sparkle with Platinum Stickles. The cute Merry Christmas tags and the sentiment are also Maggie stamps. The amazing sketch came from MDUC and I have to say I loved using it.
A few extra pics to show the rest of the box:
A little shot of the box lid


The inside to show both trays


The back of the box, and lovely ice skating Tilda
I am entering this into the following fab challenges:
MDUC - #175 'Sketch'
Live and Love Crafts - #6 'Anything But a Card'
Totally Tilda - #61 'Tilda Sitting Pretty'
Midweek Magnolias - #40 'A Christmas Surprise'
Simply Magnolia - 'Tis' the Season'
Totally Gorjuss - #160 'Anything Goes... With Glitter!'
Deep Ocean - #40 'So This Is Christmas'
Well that's all from me for now, I hope you like my little project and I 'll be back soon.
Big Hugs


  1. Oh wow hun this is stunning, so sweet and beautifully coloured and so many gorgeous details to look at, love it :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  2. WOW Clare this is just so gorgeous, what an amazing gift box! Your sister is going to love this :) Such beautiful details on all sides :)

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week for the Sketch Challenge.

    Sharon x

  3. oooh Clare its just gorgeous hun, its even more delicious IRL :)
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  4. Simply stunning Clare. Your sister is so lucky to receive this gift box.

  5. This is amazing Clare!
    Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week
    Hugs x

  6. WOW this is a gorgeous creation Clare...beautifully coloured sweet Tildas and wonderful details ...thank you for joining us at the Totally Tilda challenge ..good luck!

    xx Hugs Lizzy & TT team

  7. Wow Clare what a gorgeous giftbox, I just love your colouring and al the beautiful details. Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Magnolia.

    XX Inge

  8. Oh you are soooo clever Clare, beautiful x

  9. What a beautiful box Clare.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. mmmmm WOW this is just stunning.
    I adore every little element of the box. The colours, the colouring, the embellishments....
    I too have a sister that I just love to pieces (well 2 actually) who lives interstate and so I know how exciting it is when you get to catch up in real life! I hope you have a wonderful time.
    Thank yo for joining us t MDUC this week.
    hugs from Bron xo

  11. Lovely box, Clare. I'm sure your sister will love it. Your Tildas are adorable and beautifully colored. I love that it has drawers that slide open. What a surprise. Thank you sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.
    Happy Holiday Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

  12. STUNNING little box. Your sister is going to love it!!

  13. A beautiful gift box Clare, wonderful design and such a sweet Tilda. Thank you for joining us over at Totally Tilda. Good luck!
    Suzi x

  14. Hi Clare Lost for words this is incredible .... love everything about it ... the box..the colours ..your Tilda's...the gorgeous dies.. love it all .. Thanks for joining us in the Sitting Tilda Challenge at Totally Tilda ;0)

  15. This is AMAZING Clare!! Love it to bits!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias!!
    Hugs, Tina

  16. Wow Clare this is stunning hun, love everything, amazing design, thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda, hope your ok, hugs Liz xx

  17. Ohhhh WOW!!!! This is amazing!!!! Love the drawers and your colouring is awesome!!!! Your sister will LOVE it! Thanks for joining us this time at Totally Tilda and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  18. Beautiful!!! This is just amazing! Thanks for playing at Totally Tilda!


  19. !!!! congrats to my very worthy winner your gift box is amazing darling merry Christmas xx

  20. wow that really is a gorgeous box xxx

  21. Stunning box Clare, but just wondering where you are. I hope you're OK hun. xxx


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