Monday 17 September 2012

Make a gift

Good morning everyone and welcome to the start of a new challenge at Lexi's Creations. The theme this week is Make a Gift/Anything but a Card.  I have decided to make another box to put a little gift in.

I have used my Spellbinders Square Bracket Box die to make the box using scraps of card that were lying on my counter, I think they are Nitwits.  I have decorated the box with Spellbinder's Rose Creations made with Vellum and coloured with a touch of Distress Ink.  The leaf is a Marianne die. For the butterflies I have used Lexi's Butterfly digi which you can purchase at Fairydust Crafts.  I coloured them with my Copics, cut them out and then added lots of Art Institute Glitter before popping them on foam squares.  Here is another view:

These boxes are just perfect for table favours and also for putting a well known brand of charm inside:

Please pop over to Lexi's Creations and see what the rest of the talented DT have come up with. You have two weeks to enter the challenge so lots of time to get your thinking caps on.

Thank you for your kind wishes regarding my daughter, unfortunately I am still waiting to see an improvement.  I am managing to get my DT work done now but I cannot manage anything else. I am hoping that this week we will start to see an improvement.  Thanks for coming by today I really appreciate it, take care xx


Chrissy said...

Beautiful box Susan, love the butterflies and gorgeous flower..


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. Oh wow, what a stunning little creation, so beautifully crafted. Gorgeous.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Sue said...

Well done Susan,that's a beautiful box for these charms.Must keep this in mind.
Hope your Daughter feels better soon.
Hugs to you all,Sue xx

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous box. I love teh colours and your embellies. It's so pretty!
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Susan,love the details and fab

~Tammy~ said...

Thinking of you and your daughter!

With all you have heavy on you right now, I am so amazed at your gorgeous work. This box is darling. I have never seen or heard of this Spellbindiers die. It's gorgeous gorgeous beyond measure and would make anyone happy to receive this little treasure.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the delicate vellum butterfly and beautiful colours.
I do hope your daughter improves soon.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Mau xx said...

Hi Susan, Love the Box, its so pretty with its gorgeous lid xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Carol said...

Love this Susan, the papers and embellishments are gorgeous. Carol x

Glenda Atkins said...

What an extra special box you made, it is very beautiful Susan and I love it to pieces! Gorgeous design work!

Vicky said...

Oh WOW sooo pretty!!! Gorgeous flower and pretty butterfies

hugs Vicky xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty...perfect for those "well know brand of charms"!!!

Unknown said...

Your beautiful box is a gift in itself Susan, wonderfully embellished with this wonderful bloom and sweet butterflies! Hugs, Ira x

chrissy xx said...

WoW! JUst Stunning! What a FABulous little box. LOve it Susan.

Laura Bradley said...

This is gorgeous .. just beautiful! Laura x

Jo said...

Such a pretty box Susan, love the butterflies! Sending you lots of good wishes!
hugs Jo x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous box Susan and so beautifully decorated too with the gorgeous butterfly and rose.

Hugs Sarahxx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Susan! what a fab design… love the pretty papers and embellies… the flower is really scrummy!
Aww I really hope your daughter starts to improve soon hun… Take care my friend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Eileen said...

Totally beautiful box, love the rose and gorgeous butterflies.
Sounds as if it is something really serious with your daughter
(30 years of health visiting are flashing up all sorts) hope things start to improve soon.
My thoughts are with you
Eileen x

Patricia said...

Wow! this is a stunning little box.
I love making Boxes so this really appeals to me.
Hope you see an improvement in your daughter real soon.

Patricia x

coops said...

beautiful gift box suzie.i love the pretty butterflies and flower.
i hope your daughter is better soon.

xx coops xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Gorgeous creation, such a sweet little gift idea. Love the pastel papers and fabby butterflies and flower. Hope things start improving for your daughter soon take care xx

Emma and Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful gift box, I love your colour scheme, the gorgeous butterflies and that amazing flower give it such a WOW factor. I must try making some flowers using vellum, it looks like you have used glassine paper. Thank you for your hard work on the design team at LC's.
Love and hugs

May said...

Love this box Susan.. such pretty papers great flower & butterflies.. I do hope your daughter improves soon.. Hugs May x x x

Berry said...

That is stunning Susan fab work hugs Rebekah xx

Sonia said...

Stunning box Susan and gorgeous decorations:)

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous gift box Susan, beautifully embellished.
I do hope you soon start to see some progress with your daughter, look after yourself.

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan what a gorgeous gift box, lovely colours I love the butterflies.

Hugs Julie x

Lizzy said...

Hi Susan, what a lovely box, I would be very happy to receive something like this... the colours are fab, very pretty! Beautiful flower xx

As always thank you for your kind comments.

Sandy said...

I have never done anything so fancy - but then again my name is not Fancy Nancy! You box is gorgeous. I am so sorry about your daughter - my heart and prayers go with you and your daughter.
much love,

Debs said...

Beautiful box Susan - I have this die and I love it :o)
The butterflies are stunning.
Sorry to hear there is no improvement with your daughter - I pray that she makes some progrress real soon.
Take care and thanks for popping by my blog.
Debs xx

pinky said...

I have only ever seen these dies used on tv Susan, this is just gorgeous! The flower is beautiful on top. Thinking about you and your daughter:(

Craftychris said...

What a stunning gift box - so gorgeous! I so hope the improvement comes!! I am sure it will - take care both of you. xx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is just gorgeous what a fabulous idea hugs Pops x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely gorgeous hunni...
hugs and xxx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Susan, I am sorry to hear your daughter is still waiting to see some improvement. I hadn't realised she has been poorly for so long. It must be nice for her to have her mum with her. You must also take care of yourself as well though.

By the way, I also wanted to say that I love your little box - so cute. Especially with the gorgeous pressy inside!!

Hugs and best wishes to you Sue Pxx

Lin said...

Hi Susan, What a beautiful gift box you have made, as you say just perfect for that lovely charm inside.

So sorry to hear about your Daughter, what a worrying time it must be for you. I sincerely hope that you will see an improvement in her soon. It's such a worry when our children are unwell, no matter how old they get they are still our little girls or indeed boys.


Lin xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hello Susan, I hope you find an improvement in your daughter soon. This box is beautiful and I hope you are finding some consolation in your crafting.
Suzie xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful box! I love the butterflies

Anonymous said...

A beautiful box for a beautiful charm, love it!
Helen x