Friday, 10 December 2010

A Gift for you!!!.....

Hi Susan here....

Today at Fussy and Fancy it is the chance for Group B to remind you of our ongoing challenge 'Anything but a card'. Its a great chance to make something for someone special as a gift. For full details of the challenge and to see some fantastic inspiration from the design team call HERE, and join in the fun with us all.

Now onto my creation for this challenge....

I made a gable box for the challenge, its a fabulous size and holds quite a good size gift, mine has a fancy pair of socks rolled up inside it!!
You can find the details of how to make the gable box from Splitcoast Stampers HERE.
My red card base is from The Papermill Shop and is a beautiful textured card. The rest of the backing papers are from my stash, I distressed the edges and added some glitter. The little piece of hessian and raffia trim is from our stash.

This gorgeous little digi image is just one of the new releases designed by Marina Neira that are on a special offer at the moment from The Stamping Bazaar Store, he is called Marvin with Candy Cane. I have coloured him in using Promarkers and then cut him out to layer him on top of the hessian. The flower is from Prima, I added extra colour with chalks and glittered the edges of the petals with stickles then used a yellow brad in the centre.

My sentiment designed by Ann Vento is from Raindrop Echo Designs. I used a twisting technique on my computer to slightly twist the text, then I changed the colour of the text from black to red, after that I cut the tag shape and gently inked the outer edges before distressing and adding glitter to the outer edges. The ribbon and candy cane brad are from our stash.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my gift box and for leaving all your wonderful comments, they are very much appreciated. I hope you liked it.

Love Susan


  1. What a cute project! And I just love that little Christmas critter, he is super cute.

  2. Please pop over to my blog, I have something for you! xx

    Merry Christmas!

    Lou x

  3. Oh Mam what a fab creation. I adore this box. The layout is beyond perfection, so pretty. Marvin is gorgeous and I really love the white border around him, it makes him really stand out from the box. Absolutely beautiful xxx


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