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!