Monday, 22 November 2010

A Little 'Elf' Indulgence

Yup, I know, terrible pun but you'll see why. 

First, though, a little up-date.  My mother-in-law seems to be gaining strength today and I'm pleased to report that she  is definitely making progress.  There's a way to go yet but it's good news, that's for sure.  Thank you again to all of you who have contacted me with your kind wishes - they are much appreciated by us all.

So, on to tonight's project, which is for the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - 'A Time for Giving' (no cards allowed!)
Our Creative Corner - 'Holiday 3D project'
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - 'Handmade Christmas Gift'

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'North Pole Employees #3355 and #5533' (set of two stamps - one used)

Papers: October Afternoon 'Very Merry' collection

This was a box left over from one of last year's Christmas presents (never throw a good box away!).  It held sloe gin truffles and this year it will hold home-made peppermint creams but I haven't made them yet as it is too early (and I'll eat them!).  I covered the box in co-ordinating papers from the 'Very Merry' collection and covered the bottom with a piece of plain white card, just to finish it off neatly. 

I coloured the image with Copics (of course) then cut it out with a thin white border. 

I used one of the 'Very Merry' die cut tags for the 'sentiment' - I originally hand-wrote the message but it looked awful so I typed up a replacement and stuck it over the top - much better! 

After layering all this on top of the box, I attached a die-cut snowflake and mini candy stick for an extra bit of Christmas love - and it was finished.  (Note: I ate three mini candy sticks whilst making this box - now you see why I haven't made the peppermint creams yet!) 

I'll line the box with tissue and nestle the peppermint creams inside - I'll colour them pink, pale green and white so they'll look really pretty in their little box.  Another stocking filler finished!  Only about 15 more to do!

Off to link up then bed as I need to be well rested for the morning, when my boss returns from his holiday!

Happy crafting.


  1. Fabulous gift

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  2. GORGEOUS! This is a super, super box. How clever!

  3. Oh wow, how gorgeous is this Peri!! stunning project, love it.

  4. Glad your Mother in law is improving. Love your project, it's fab.Debbie Johns x

  5. Wow what a gorgeous creation thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Hello Peri, Adorable project. Love the candy cane decoration and this cute little image. Thank's for sharing your project with us this week at Stamptacularfor our A Time for Giving challenge . Hope to see you again soon.

  7. Fabulous

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

    Mel X

  8. This is wonderful, Peri! Such a great job of altering that box and making something useful out of it. The image is adorable and of course so beautifully colored. Love the play on words - very clever! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  9. Such a lovely little box, and I'm sure the peppermints will be very happy with their new home!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot


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