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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. All you have to do is...


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! 


Gaynor Greaves said...

WOW these are Very sweet, love the images and colouring, just stunning, what a treat, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Céline said...

Hi Lesley
what a great job on this tissue box! i'm fell in love lol! love the beautiful papers and those amazing saturated miss!

Mona Evy said...

A wonderful tissue box! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Deb said...

wow, this is stunning Lesley, love how you added an image for every season, so cute!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

How wonderful is this project .. .. I love it!!!

What a lot of time, effort and talent you have put into it.

So much loveliness to look at.

Hope you had a good time away and are catching up with that washing.

Love Jules xx

Danielle said...

Wow - this is stunning Lesley! So beautifully done with gorgeous elements and the different images ... a really special project!
Hugs, Danielle

Unknown said...

This is SO beautiful and what a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning and fabulous work with all the images.

craftyb said...

Oh my - this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE all the images you chose - your box is adorned beautifully too! Hope you can join us at Crafty Creations Challenges again soon! bx

Alex said...

Beautiful box, Lesley and it's good to see you back!
Love, Alex

Julie said...

This is just fabulous Lesley!! Love the colours and all those gorgeous ladies - perfectly coloured!!! Hugs, Juliexx

Cathy said...

Leslie, this is a wonderful project. So much prettier than the plain old box....Best of luck on your Guest DT. challenge. They would really be missing the boat to not choose you my friend IMO. :) But I am just a little prejudiced!!!

Faye said...

I think I can see where the first half of your January went. This box is a work and it's beautiful. Loving the arty lamp shot too. xxx

Vicky said...

Cant believe I missed this beauty shug its soooooo gorgeous loving each image, I adore simply sassy but I have a MAHOOSIVE love for her digi's.
I wish you so much luck sweetie I know Krista would be lucky to have you you know I love all your creations & this just goes to show how talented you are hun.

Also dont apologise for not coming by my blog sweets I know how incredibly busy you are at times I never expect you to catch up with all my posts hun........I do keep saying this dont I lol. Seriously hun you have nothing to be sorry about mmwah

Lotsa big hugs Vicky xxx

Delphine said...

Totally gorgeous, Lesley! I LOVE Your box! Wonderful colours and such beautiful images! Good luck for the GDT spot! Hugs Delphine xx

anita01 said...

Hai lieve Lesley, geweldig mooi je hatsjoe box, kijk mijn oogjes weer uit bij je.....wauw!!!!

Jij ook een heerlijk 2012, en bedankt voor je bezoekjes hoor...dikke XXX en warme groetjes,
Anita ;o)

Ribbon Girl said...

Thank you for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge with your lovely tissue box - I hope your hubby is recovering from the man-flu and didn't spoil any of the decorations on your box! Mary G x

Turtle In The Sand said...

Wow Leslie that is beautiful for your bedside table. Great Idea using the four different seasons. I love Krista's work myself. Hugs, Linda

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Oh this is a very sweet and beautiful box. I would like to have this one in my bedroom. We don't have this sorts of tissue boxes overhere. Always the long and flat ones.
Beautiful decorated.
HUgs Marianne