Thursday, 15 December 2011

A Christmas Gift for my best friend!

Good Morning

I am so very excited...... I will officially be on leave in about 4 hours from now.   Yippee.

I would like to share a box with you that I have made for my best friend for Christmas.  I made this box from scratch, I started with a piece of chipboard, put the measurements down on it and the started putting it together.  Since I have only started to blog about 4 days ago, I did not take any pictures of my little project as I went along.  But I have taken enough pictures to show you the result.

There are quite a few photos as I just absolutely had to get a picture of each side, they all looks different.  The main theme for the box was Magnolias, as I just absolutely adore them.  I will also enter this project of mine for a challenge, but first I will need to "ask a friend" on how to do this.

The top of the box.  My friends name is Marilyn, therefor the M.  I have used on old bottle top and glued the initial M in it and then filled it with some glaze.

A close up of the M.

This is the one side of the box.

When I saw this cross in the Christmas decoration department of the Checkers, I knew that I had to buy it and add it to the box.

A side view of the 2 sides.

The other side, with a sweet Magnolia image, colored in one of my favourite colors - turquoise.

The other side of the box, I covered this side with some handmade purple paper, then I covered it with modge podge and added some glitter to it before it could dry.

The completed box with the lid on.  I filled the box with hand made cards that my friend can hand out to other members of her family.

The cards were all made by me and I will share them with you at a later stage.

Have an awesome day as mine will be just great, starting with me going on leave.  We will be staying home this year as dear hubby is starting a new job on the 3rd of January 2012...... in the Cape and hopefully we will be joining him in a month or two.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Boxes filled with sweets

Good Morning all my crafty friends.

What a beautiful day, the sun is shining and I will be on leave in about .......... oh say 2 sleeps.  I can not wait.  I will be doing everything that I enjoy and that includes, sometimes just doing nothing or just watching a movie.  But there will definitely be some crafting done.

Today I want to share some boxes that I made for a church bazaar - now for the ones that do not know what that is, it is a function or get together that is held at your church where you make and donate anything from vegetables to cake to old books, etc.  The church then sells these items and uses the money towards the church and it's members.

Now for the actual post.  I made these boxes using a sizzix die, then I embellished the boxes with what ever I felt like, there was no real theme.  Then the boxes was filled with some fudge and some was filled with coconut ice.

Thank you and have a fun filled day.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Welcome to my first blog posting.

I would like to welcome you to my blog.  I am stil very new to the whole blogging scene, so please excuse any and all mistakes that I might make.  Any and all comments will be appreciated.

Here is a Magnolia card that I made.  This was my very first Magnolia card ever and it is also the very first time that I have done an image that was completly colored with Copic markers.
This image is a Magnolia image that my very good blogging friend Sharon from have sent me.  Thank you Sharon.

This is the completed card, not quite sure why the image is not upright, as I have tried to rotate it, the quality of the photo is not so good either, but unfortunatly I have given the card away with out taking another photo.

Thank you for sharing my first post with me, hopefully I will get better.
Have an awsome day.