Thursday, 2 December 2010

A couple of challenges and a surprise in the post!!!

 Its been snowing here all night and school is closed so lots of time for crafting!! Yipee!! I wanted to have a go at two challenges and these little gift boxes and tags fit the bill perfectly.  I chose the colours lilac, pink and white to fit in with the current challenge over at The Ribbon Girl Blog. Great little blog and fabulous shop that doesn't only sell ribbon!!
 Here is a close up of both boxes made out of a piece of A5 card and then run through a cuttlebug embossing folder to give lots of texture.
 The box is tied with a piece of white satin ribbon and I have used my favourite gingham ribbon on both tags, as there are a few bows involved I am also entering this in Jenny's challenge over at the Wee Memories blog.
 I was thrilled last week to receive a beautiful card and a little gift in the post from Kathy one of my blogging friends. The gift was some SRM stickers and a Hero Arts clear set.  The set included this tree image, isn't it great, the perfect image for mass production!!!
I embossed the image in green sparkle (doesn't show well in the photograph) then added the red gems, I then distressed with Bundled Sage. The red card has been embossed with swiss dots and then I pop dotted the cards together.  So simple to make and so effective (I have made 10 in one evening), thanks Kathy I am thrilled with these images!!
Hope you are all keeping warm if you are suffering the same weather.
SallyX

12 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

Your boxes are beautiful! I love the colors. I love what you did with your new "gift" from such a special friend. The cards are perfect :-)

Isha said...

Gorgeous Sally. Love all this. TFS

Barb said...

It's always such a treat getting a card and goodies from Kathy! Love your boxes, Sally! So pretty, and your cards with the tree stamp are beautiful too! Love the shape and embossed dots!

Vicky said...

Wow Sally! Love those cute little boxes and the tags are fab. :)xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Sally those gift boxes are stunning - really gorgeous! Thanks for your comments and thanks for entering the Ribbon Girl challenge - Mary x

Alice Wertz said...

very cute gift boxes and the cards are so pretty! lovely projects, Sally!

Simone said...

Wow Sally these are all so gorgeous!! I love those little boxes :) Thank you for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

Sanne said...

Love those boxes Sally - beautiful project! And what a lovely set of christmas cards - lucky you to receive a gift from Kathy!

Brenda said...

I adore those gift boxes Sally! So pretty in those colours and embossed the way you did! I also love the little tree cards, just so beautiful with the various ribbons!

Jinny Newlin said...

Those little boxes are so sweet, Sally! LOVE those gingham bows! Thanks for playing along in Wee Memories' Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Ann said...

Sally, those boxes are gorgeous! I love the sweet colors, and I'm a sucker for gingham ribbon! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week! :D

Suzanne C said...

WOnderful set of cards. The other cards are beautiful and lovely design.