Good morning fellow bloggers and friends out there - I do hope you are having a good weekend, the sun has been shining here (although we had torrential rain on Friday night plus a thunderstorm)!
I will be honest and tell you that I had forgotten totally about this fortnight's challenge for the CCC - I know I usually forget until a few days before but I remembered Friday night and when I found out what the theme was I will admit to being chuffed to bits. I have to make a box for a Christmas present and now I've sorted it .... sooner rather than later - wahey!!! Must thank the bride-to-be Lizzie for this wonderful challenge - I hope you have a gorgeous day and the sun shines on you both next week!
This little box is 4" square and 2" deep. The thin card is double sided but is a plain green on the holly card and plain red on the dotty card, didn't think it was worth asking the maestro for another pic but I have since realised that it isn't clear how much of this is the lid - sooooo suffice it to say that all of the red dotty card is the lid and I edged it with a Spellbinders Banner Basics die-cut. I have also used my favourite Poinsettia die - I absolutely lurve this one and would use it on all Christmas cards if I could.
Thin Card is from my stash and is years old!
Poinsettia dies - Britannia Dies from Joanna Sheen
Small Ivy die - Britannia Dies from Joanna Sheen
Banner Basics 2 die - Spellbinders Dies
Merry Christmas sentiment - Cheery Lynn Dies
Gold Pearl Wand - Pinflair
Tartan Ribbon - Hobbycraft Embellishment Kit
I am happy with my little project and it is the perfect size for the gift I have in mind.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and please leave a comment (if you have the time) 'cos you know I love reading them.
By the way, I know a few of you were wondering what my birthday present was, you know the one with the batteries!! Well, it was nothing to do with bunny rabbits but I will put you out of your misery/curiosity and tell you that it is, in fact, a MicroPedi - for me feet!!! And before you all think "what on earth was the maestro thinking of" - I asked him for it! Me poor old tootsies were in such a state that I could have climbed Mt Everest barefoot, without any crampons and now ... I could do Dancing on Ice without skates! Total bliss!! I dare say a couple of my blogster maties out there are now trying to imagine me climbing or skating .... as if!!!
Well must be orf now - got a spot of the old ironing to do - I am trying not to let it get too high (the pile that is not the cat Mrs Duck). Blossom is looking pretty slim by the way, she will never be sylph-like (unlike her mum lol!!) but her tum is better!
Catch up with you again shortly, take care of yourselves and enjoy the warm weather while we have it.
Big hugs to you all
I would like to enter my gift box into the following challenges -
Completely Christmas Challenge No 24 - http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-24.html
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge (Aug) - http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-challenge.html
Crafty Girls Challenge No 24 - http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-24.html
Delightful Challenges - http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/weekly-challenge-and-new-release.html
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge No 47 - http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/fan-tastic-tuesday-challenge-47.html
MilkCoffee Challenge - http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/2-or-more-die-cuts-challenge.html
Nutcrafters Challenge No 74 - http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-74anything-goes.html
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge No 189 - http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-189.html
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge - http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/through-craft-room-door-challenge.html
Winter Wonderland Challenge - http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes-for-xmas.html