Friday, 29 July 2011

GDT Just Magnolia & La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Good morning!! Well this is my last week as guest designer on Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenges. It's been fun and I would like to thank the wonderful DT for having me. 

This week the challenge is Buttons, Bows and Blooms

I love to alter boxes but hadn't done one in a while so I decided to make a Baby Keepsake Gift Set. To give you an idea of the size of the box, my card is 6x6.. so it's quite big and would hold plenty. 

The papers are older ones, but among my favourites, from Magnolia. On the card I've inked and stitched them onto white cardstock. I am loving doing double row stitching :D 

I've kept the box and card as coordinated as I could using the same papers, the doily and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. 

My sweet Magnolia baby has been coloured using copic markers - E00, 01. 11. R20, 81, 83, 85 and I've added Star Dust Stickles to her wings.  The sentiment on the tiny tag is from Studio G. The buttons and seam binding are from my stash and the pink bakers twine is from Quixotic Paperie. 

For the box I first painted it with white acrylic paint and once it had dried I added the paper.  The beautiful rose trim has been in my stash for a while but it was perfect for this project. 

The chipboard leaves are from Make it Crafty, purchased from Quixotic Paperie. I've painted them and glittered them. The calendar turn is by Maya Road. I've finished off by adding some pearls.

Challenges - 
TOMIC - Stitching, Real or Faux
Make it Colourful - MiC Chipboards: No Image
Try It On Tuesday  -  Alter something to give as a gift
Tuesday Throwdown - Create a matching set

 La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Over on La-La Land Crafts this week the team are hoping to insprire you with Centre Step Cards {instructions HERE on Splitcoast Stampers} 

I am using one of the newly released stamps called Skeleton Luka

My papers for this card are again, older papers, this time from Basic Grey. They are from the Eerie collection. All of the embellies are from a box in my stash that I store my little Halloween bits in. The sentiment is from House Mouse Halloween set and the adage ticket is from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology range. 

Copic Markers -
Skin E00, 01, 11. R20
Greys - C1, 3, 5, 8
Greens - G20, 21, 24
Oranges - YR02, 14, 18
Well that's it from me for today. Please be sure to pop over to the Just Magnolia and La-la Land Crafts blogs to see what the DT's have created for your inspiration!

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow your creations are stunning!
So very beautiful!
So happy that you could join us at TOMIC!
kim x

Rosie said...

Your Skeleton Luka is awesome! I love how he's colored and the papers/embellishments are perfect....amazing card as always! The Maggie project is stunning and sooooo gorgeous! Hugs, Rosie

Sandra H said...

Wow incredable creations:) Sandra H

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun..!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Meggymay said...

Your creations are absolutely gorgeous. Love the cards and the baby gift box is just delightful, Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne

Irina Blount said...

Sandie, I love both of your creations, but I am partial to your Skeleton Luka card ;-) LOOOOVE it!! Seriously!! AWESOME coloring, choice of paper, sentiment!! Everything goes perfectly together!!


Neil said...

Such a beautiful gift, Thank you for joining us at TioT this week. I love the soft vintage feel.

Debbie said...

Just amazing, both projects are simply devine...


Maire Gamber said...

Just wonderful!

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Oh my word Sandie that box and card are breathtaking sweetie. You are sooooo talented sweetie!!

Ali x

PatR said...

Wow what stunning creations. Your box is just perfect for the Try it on Tuesday challenge this week. Thank you so much for joining us. xx

Lauren said...

WOW! Such a cute set! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


Anonymous said...

These are amazing projects! Your gift set is just so beautifully girly -- love it! Thanks for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

DeeDee said...

Love the sweet box, and the halloween colors.

Sarah said...

Hi Sandie, WOW love your altered baby box it's stunning. You have a beautiful blog. Sarah x

Zoe said...

Sandie I told you already but I must tell you again just how GORGEOUS this box is. It's soooooooooo pretty! hugs xxoo