Monday, 22 November 2010

A Gift Box

This week at Die Cut Dreams, we have the theme of Anything but a card and this is what I made. The rest of the team have made the most gorgeous items, pop on over and take a look and you may even want to join in. There is always great prizes up for grabs too.

I will tell you how I come to have this plain box to work with. Thomas from DotComGiftShop. asked me if i'd be interested in reviewing some of their Christmas craft products on their excellent blog? It's not just craft items, they supply the most gorgeous gifts, polka dot cake stands, novelty kitchen ware, you must go and have a look.

So to make my creation I used:- on my tag around the rim of my lid to cover, they come as 6 boxes in a nest, and these boxes includes tags which I have also used.

They were amazing products to work with and took Tim Holtz distressing inks so well.

These will be a gift to give my Auntie from my kids as she loves all things vintage, I will put scented oils and tealights into the box in cranberry to go with my red flowers.

This is also for the following challenges:-

1. ABC Christmas - X is for Xmas, optional extra flowers

2. Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 86 - A Time For Giving (a gift) (hope this counts as I have stamped borders and corners on both items)

3. Crafty Cardmakers spotlight - Containers

4. Magical Monday - challenge 9 - Let it snow (my image has angels and snow on)

Now i'm hoping this week will be better than the weekend, as it was terrible, we was supposed to be going to get a few Chrissy pressies for the kids, when the dreaded Croup hit. Bobby, poor thing has spent two nights steaming in the bathroom, but picking up now. He's so good and knows the routine and gets on with it. Then our Guinea Pig, Ash died on Saturday, there's nothing worse than watching three kids cry their hearts out. Even worse I was battling back the tears so they didn't see. He was 5 1/2 yrs old so lived a full life, as that is an average life expectancy, he was so tame and adorable. Here is Ash with his buddy Thumper the rabbit.


Stamps - Corner stamp, border stamp, Image a freebie,

Papers - Polkadoodles spotted, music paper from stash,

Colouring Mediums - Distress inks,

Tools -nesties, cuttlebug, Box to decorate,

Embellishments - ribbon, (feels like fabric), lace, flowers, stickles, small topper,

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.

Happy crafting

Tracy x


brenda said...

Morning Tracy

You make the most adorable boxes and this one is no exception, it's lovely.

Pleased Bobby is picking up as bit bless him. Already done the Guinea Pig bit haven't we, we just get so attached to our animals.

B x

scrappyjacky said...

This is simply stunning,Tracy....just love those muted colours and vintage feel.
Hope Bobby is soon completely better.

Christa said...

This is such a nice box , Tracy ! I really love the vintage look. We allso have a lot of animals and a lot of tears when one of them dies.....That's life. Love from Holland , Christa.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
This box is in my opinion the best thing you have one. It is stunningly gorgeous. A real vintage feel of class about it.
I'm sorry you had a bad weekend. Hope Bobby gets on a bit and that you get over the loss of your pet.
Special Hugs,
Fiona x

Elaine said...

Hi Tracy,
Firstly, I hope Bobby feels better soon, Poor little lad.
Secondly, sorry to hear about Ash. I know it's a lesson that children have to learn when they have pets, but it's a hard lesson and upsetting, I cried for weeks when my cat died!

I LOVE your vintage box, so very, very pretty.
Lovely image on the lid and the flowers are a perfect embellie. Auntie will adore this.

Love Elaine xx

Pamela said...

Stunning work Tracy.

Pam x

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful project xx

So sorry to hear your sad news, there is nothing worse than loosing a family pet xx

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Tracy,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful gift set.. love the vintage theme
Lisa ;)

hayward69 said...

Adorable box and tag. Love the image and the flowers.

Thanks for joining in with us over on Magical Monday

Jayne xx

pinky said...

Tracy these creations are absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous box. So sad to hear about your little pet. I had one of the kids rabbits die on my lap a few years back, I still well up at the thought of it. But in the long run it is good for kids to experience these things, its the circle of life unfortunately. Hugs

hayward69 said...

Gorgeous box and tag. Love the image and flowers used.

Thanks for joining in with us over on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

chris said...

Hi Tracy, oh dear sounds like you have being going through the mill so to speak, sorry to hear about your guinea pig and your poor little chap with his croup,hope things will be on the up soon.
your box is so so GORGEOUS, love the vintage feel it has to it.
sorry I have been a bad blogger lately, just cant seem to get on top of things, there arnt enough hours in the day,I have also had my sister over so blogging has been a bit of a no no. back to normal soo I hope , hugs chris xx

Crystal said...

Tracy WOOOWEEE STUNNING Box!!! Oh my goodness totally gorgeousness!

Sally H said...

What a stunning box! I love it! So sorry to hear about Ash, but glad Bobby is a bit better than he was

lil-paper-pixie said...

Oh Tracy, I am so sorry about your little pet, it's horrible when we have to say goodbye to our furry friends. Hope poor Bobby feels better soon, I seem to remember he was poorly with the same thing last year bless him....sending snuggles.x

Love your fab boxes BTW hun.x

Anonymous said...

Oh Tracy I am so very very sorry to hear of poor Ash passing on! I lost my lovely Lulu a few days before you and it really hurts she was such a sweetie! I am thinking of you I think cried as much as your kids did!

Hope bobby's better soooooon, gentle hug for him!

and well your Christmas set is beautiful, a lovely vintage feel to it! Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs (gentle ones) Samantha :0)

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Tracy this box and tag look stunning and vintage it is absolutely gorgeous, superb project. Awww I am so sorry to hear that you lost a pet, I know how heartbreaking it is I lost my bunny aged nine this Summer and I still think I can here him outside in his cage, though neither are there anymore.
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful gift box and tag Tracy.
Glad to hear Bobby is on the mend.

Pops x said...

This is beautiful honey gorgeous colours, hugs Pops x

Annette said...

Oh my shabby-liciousness! Absolutely stunning & gorgeous! I love the soft subtle colours! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

The Team said...

Oh Tracy , this is so beautiful and elegant

Delphine said...

Oh Tracy, I am so sorry for you. Hope you will all feel better soon.
Your tag and box are gorgeous, I love the colours and vintage look! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Tracy, I love the vintage look of your little box. those corners are stunning. Very elegant project.Thank's for sharing your project with us this week at Stamptacularfor our A Time for Giving challenge . Hope to see you again soon.

Jules said...

Hi Tracy

Absolutely fantastic creations. I love all of them so much .. .. stunning work.

My Sister used to suffer from croop as a child so I know what you (and Bobby) are going through.

Sorry to read about losing a loved pet .. .. the downside of having them isn't it. You just can't help but get attached and they become part of the family.

Love Jules xx

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Beautiful creation! I love the papers.

Nicola said...

Stunning creations Tracy, what a wonderful present for some lucky person.
Nicola -x-

Basslady said...

wow, this is a real masterpiece!

gorgeous work!!!!!!!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a wonderful box, Tracy! You've really put a lot of love into it and it shows, it is sure to be treasured by whoever you gift it to!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot