Monday 28 January 2013

Dreaming of Edwin!!

Evening folks,
Well time to share with you another Tilda project. This card has been a bit of a marathon for me and has been designed and redesigned at least 20 times in the last few days. With all the elements I wanted to include I knew it had to be a big card so it is a 8.5" square which is softened by the MS Punch Around The Page.

I used the gorgeous Dp's from Basic Greys 'Plumeria' collection and faux stitched round all the edges then distressed them with Pumice Stone DI. I coloured the beautiful Tilda with my Distress Markers, then added some stunning lace and flowers from my stash. I added white paint to the edges for a bit of a shabby chic feel.

The whole card was centered around wanting to use this gorgeous metal plaque. I first distressed it a little with white paint. Then I stamped the super cute mini Groom Edwin and coloured him with my Promarkers then coated him with 2 coats of Glossy Accents to give an enamel feel.
Everything was then finished with the beautiful Doo Hickey butterflies and some Memory Box flourishes.

I am entering this into the following fab challenges:
 MDUC - #181 'Wings'
Totally Tilda - #64 'Photo Inspiration'
Inky Chicks - #2 'Becky's Bingo Grid' (HOUSE!!!)
ABC - 'F for Favourite Tilda'
Basic Grey Challenges - #86 'Love Is In The Air'
Ribbon Girls Magnolia Only - #1 'Use Ribbons or Lace'
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - #61 'Ribbon or Lace'

That's all from me today
Happy Crafting
Big Hugs

Friday 11 January 2013

Another Little Secret Gift Box for Someone Special

Good evening folks
Woohoo, I have finally managed to defeat bloggers gremlins and post some pics!! Thank you for all your concern and lovely messages and I have already told myself off for not posting something to let you know I was ok I was just getting sooo mad with blogger.
Anyway back to the crafting. I wanted to share with you another little gift box that I made for a very special friend of mine and I filled each tray to the brim with homemade fudge mmmm yummy!

Grab yourself a cuppa as there are quite a few pics!!
To create the beautiful shaped edge of the box lid and base I used the MS Cherish PATP. The beautiful lattice corner die is from Joy Crafts and the loral wreath die is from Memory Box and definately one of my all time faves. I used my trusty Promarkers to colour my beautiful Maggies and edged everything else with Pumice Stone DI (I just love this on white card) and Platinum Stickles.

The gorgeous Poinsettia die is from Spellbinders, then I scattered lots of pearls around.

Oops! nearly forgot the scrumptious patterned card is by Nitwits and is such a joy to use. The Happy Christmas Tag stamp is from Magnolia but I changed the sentiment using masking.

I just love the way these boxes open and it is surprising how much you can fit in them. Hope you like it and as long as blogger behaves I promise to be back much quicker to share more creations with you.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Inky Chicks - Challenge #1 'Anything Goes'
MDUC - Challenge #178 'Anything Goes'
Totally Gorjuss - 'Anything Goes with Ribbon'
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Challenge #60 'Something New' (This is the first time I have inked up the lovely Tilda with gifts)
I Love Promarkers - #150 'Tag It' (I used my Magnolia ticket stamp to create a tag on the side of the box for my message)
Stampin for the Weekend - 'Anything Goes'

Bye for now
Big Crafty Hugs