Hello Friends! I have no idea where the first half of January went to. The plans I had made for being a better blogger have gone no where so far but I did spend 12 days in Crete with our eldest daughter and since I have been home, I have managed to deal with all of the post-trip laundry (did we really wear all of those clothes!) and keep the house work up to date. I also managed to make this project for hubby (I know it's very girly) who has Man Flu.
Krista Smith at Saturated Canary has a call out for guest spots on her DT. I very rarely apply for DTs because I am so often too busy to make the commitment but I have fallen in love with Krista's work and I would love to make a brief appearance on her team.
I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would make a tissue box cover but I have seen some delightful examples around and hubby is always complaining that I hoard boxes which I never use.
Most of my papers are Stampin Up, the matting is DCWV from the Bright Stack but there are two panels of Basic Grey and some odds and ends from my snippets drawers. I suspect the flowers are all Prima and the remaining embellishments are from my stash. All images are coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
I wanted to have a box that would be suitable for all times of the year so it can be positioned with the right face forward but I didn't want anything too season specific because the other sides would still be visible. I dragged my curtain from the bedroom window across my chest of drawers for a bit of staging for this shot. This is from where my colour inspiration came.
This image is called "Let it Rain" - I thought she was representative of Springtime - and you can find her here. I used some pearls to represent rain and the added umbrella embellishment is Cricut cut. The box lid looks wonky in this shot but I think that's just my photography. It is straight.
This little cutie is called "Bella Bunting" and she is actually a rubber stamp by Krista for Sugar Nellie. You can find her at Funky Kits. I added a Tim Holtz ticket sentiment and some dragon flies and flowers to add to the summery feel. I am entering this 'face' into the "Something New" challenge at Basic Grey. All of my images have never seen ink before.
"Windy Day" can be found here. She is representing Autumn (although it's obviously one of those really warm Autumn days because she isn't wearing much clothing). I added a couple of hand cut kites.
This little lady is wearing lots of layers and I thought she would be good for Winter. She is called "Pink Punkette" and you can find her here. My snowflakes are cut with some MS punches and I have added some bling from my embellishment drawers.
I am entering this 'face' into the "Baby it's cold outside" challenge at Kaboodle Doodles
And this is the top of the box!
I am entering my project into the challenges at
Papertake Weekly use any or all from "buttons, bows, bling and blooms"
Creative Inspirations - 145 "Swirls and pearls" (the swirl is on the top and pearls on "Let it Rain"
Crafty Creations - "Something New" (all of the images)
My Mum's Craft Shop - "Here come the girls"
I know I said I would be round to visit you all in January but as I now have a big job just come in, it may take a little longer. Hope to see you soon though!