Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Chocolate Box

Hi everyone. I hope you are all well and staying cozy and warm in this horrible wet weather. Today, I have something to show you that I was playing around with yesterday. However, I cannot take the credit for this idea. Firstly, whilst blog hopping yesterday, I came across THIS blog and saw this wonderful idea. As you will see when you hop over, Kirsten makes the most beautiful cards and boxes. They look absolutely gorgeous. Not only that, there are tutorials and templates there which Kirsten has shared so...I just had to have a wee shot.

Now, I cannot say that mine are anywhere near the standard of Kirstens however, I can say that I really enjoyed making this and I am very pleased with the end result.

I have coloured Tilda with watercolour pencils and added some stickles to give a bit of bling. The box is made from 2 shades of CS which is from my stash as are the bit lace, the wee gems and the flower. The sentiment is from a free Papermania set and is cut with plain and scalloped circles on the Bug. The top strip on the box has been through the Bug with the Bloom Dots embossing folder. I have used some glue to make the box up but since me and glue don't mix very well, I think I would use tape for the next ones I make (which will be soon, lol). I have also used some of that silicone glue stuff so that the sentiment sits at a bit of an angle and have tried to make Tilda look like she is sitting on the edge of the box.

I think I will fill this with some of those lovely caramel chocolate cup sweets that I seen in M&S the last time I was there. Kim will like them...if they last that long, lol!

I can enter this into 2 chalenges. The first being Creative Card Crew - Favourite Things...I used my fav Tilda stamp. The second is Cute Card Thursday - Teen Terrors...The box has been made for my daughter Kim who is 14 and for once, I think she might actually like it - usually if I say black she says white, lol!

I hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to look.



Kirsten Aune said...

Hi Suzanne.
Thank you very much for visiting my blog, and for all these lovely words you have written about me. I feel so honored!!

Your box is beautiful. I love the colours and how you've made Tilda sitting on top of the box!
I've had a good time admiring your beautiful works tonight, Suzanne.
I hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Hugs, Kirsten

Paula said...

Wow what a fabulous box love the colours. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

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