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Monday, 12 December 2011

Stamp with fun #141–DT project

Good morning dear crafters.  I hope you all had a good weekend and I trust the weather calmed down for most of you.  It was lovely here on Saturday but the heavens opened yesterday.  I am so behind with my Christmas preparations – I still haven’t trimmed up and I’ve yet to write any cards – but it will all work out in the end as it always does!! 

I’m here this morning with my DT project for this week’s stamp with fun challenge.  Our theme this week is “packaging/gift wrapping” and you can make anything you like, it doesn’t have to be for Christmas but it is perfect for any last minute Christmas gifts you may have to make.  As luck would have it I brought home an empty biscuit tin from work last week so it was an ideal opportunity to repurpose it.  Here is my decorated tin:

front view

SWF #141 - packaging

top view

SWF #141 - packaging (top view)

back view

SWF #141 - packaging (back view)

close up of image

SWF #141 - packaging (close up)

I decided not to make a Christmas tin but instead made a girly tin as my niece’s birthday is coming up in a week’s time so I thought I could fill it with something yummy for her.  I used a neglected stamp from sugar nellie stamps called ‘gorjuss sitting’ and coloured her with promarkers and flex markers.  The pretty paper is cosmo cricket (which is double sided and I used both sides) and the beautiful broderie anglaise lace is from wild orchid crafts

The rest of the design team have created wonderful samples again this week, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out.  We really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave for us. 

I would like to enter my altered tin in the following challenges:

Corrosive challenge – anything except Christmas

Stampin’ sisters in Christ challenge – make a birthday card/project

Divas by design challenge – anything goes (2nd entry)

Flutterby Wednesday challenge – open theme

Cute card Thursday challenge – anything goes

Do you stack up? challenge – something old (my stamp and paper)

Meljen’s challenge – use green

The sugar bowl challenge – sketch & option do something unusual

Fairy tale challenge – gift box or gift i.e. bag

Totally papercrafts challenge – anything but Christmas

Allsorts challenge – it takes two – use 2 colours (pink & green)

Penny black and more challenge – happy birthday (2nd entry)

I will be back later with my DT card for this week’s cupcake craft challenge so until then I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.

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SWF #141 - packaging


Image: sugar nellie stamps – “gorjuss sitting”

Papers: cosmo cricket – ‘twist & shout” (I think!)

Tools: promarkers, flex markers, circle nesties, magnolia doohickeys flower die, MS butterfly punch, pearls from the hobby house, stickles, lace from wild orchid crafts, twine from the pretty little ribbon shop


Squirrel x said...

This is just gorgeous Den, and what a brilliant idea, it looks totally fantastic. I never have the patience to do something like this (have complete inability to wait for glue to dry!) but I feel inspired now. Hugs Sxx

Melodie said...

Wow, your tin looks really fantastic.

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Denise, such a pretty tin with great image choice, I really must dig mine out, seeing this think she needs a revival
Hugs Kate xx

Dotty Jo said...

So pretty, Jo x

Bianca said...

What a lovely tin box! I always enjoy to visit your blog! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Deb said...

Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

Fiona said...

fab project...and such a beautiful gorjuss girl!!

Thanks for joining us at The Sugar bowl this week.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I love this Denise! Just gorjuss!!! (sorry couldn't resist!)
Helen x

brenda said...

What a delightfully decorated tin Denise.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week adn Penny Black and More this month and good luck with both.

B x

coops said...

wow this is stunning denise.really gorgeous colours and paper and i love the sweet gg girl :D

xx coops xx

Dodici said...

Beautiful creation.Love the image and the embellies.
Thanks for joining us Totally PaperCrafts this week.

WencheP said...

This is so cute, great project. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Nicola said...

Stunning decorated tin Denise, love the attention to detail and that gorgeous image!
Thanks for Taking 2 colours for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Maria Therese said...

Sweet box! Thank you for entering the Sugar Bowl ♥

Linby said...

What a lovely tin and that image goes so well with it.
Thanks for joining Penny Black & More gain this month, good luck.
Lynn x

Debs said...

Hi Denise
This is gorgeous - and is a wonderful keepsake.
Love the image.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Robin Parker said...

Great gift idea with the tin. Love the adorable little girl. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge of Green.

Anonymous said...

your box is adorable. The image so sweet,
beautiful papers and the colors are awesome.

Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Ren-Yi said...

This gift wrapping is amazing. I love how you up cycled the tin into an amazing gift to treasure for many many years by your niece. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.