Sunday, May 04, 2014

New Challenge #83 at Glitter N Sparkle

Hi Everyone,
Yes its that time of week again, 
and its been a hectic week.
We now have the newest addition arrived,
and we still have my Partners teenage nieces here,
plus for the weekend his youngest Daughter.

Question: has anyone learnt the trick of getting 
teenagers to clean up after themselves???

Anyway here is my project for this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Tag It

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Lacy Sunshine who are offering
3 Images from their store

Meljens who are offering
4 Images from their store

Bugaboo who are offering
7 Images from their store

Stitchy Bear Stamps who are offering
an $10 Gift Certificate for their store
from Stitchy, Craftygirl, Alipeeps Art

Di's Digi Downloads who are offering
an $12 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Dark Angel Digi Stamp 
from Stitchy at Stitchy Bear Stamps
(one of our sponsors)

This week I decided to make a Jewellery Box and 
matching Birthday Card for a friend.
Because the Present I had got her 
was some nice Wing Earrings, 
and I thought the Image suited.

To make the box I followed a Template for

'That's a Wrap!'
(My Time Made Easy - Pretty Packaging
Designed by Lauren Meader)
But I altered the base so that it became a 10cm Square.

I began with using an A4 sheet of 
Purple Pearlised Card
(Ross Papers)
Cut out the altered template, Top and Bottom,
and using my Ultimate Crafters Companion
to do my scoring.
for the flaps I wanted them to look nice
so I used my Ivy Blossom Corner Punch
(Emboss plus Punch - Fiskars)
And so that I can lift the Lid up I used a 
'Sweetie' Punch 
(Card Craft Punches)
half on the card,
to make a fancy hole.
And for the Inside just a Sheet of A4
Pearlised Black Card
(Ross Papers)
cut to a 10cm square with 1cm
folded down flaps 
to make it stand inside the Box.
then I punched through 2 holes,
for the Earrings to go through.

For the Box Sleeve I used an A4 sheet of
Champagne Pearlised Card
(Ross Papers)
And cut out the altered Sleeve Template.

To decorate the Box I used a sheet of
Starry Purple Vellum
which I Die-Cut out using the 3rd largest Circles (8pk)
(Sizzix Nestables)
Then I cut it in half and place 
one on each of the top semi-circles.
With a strip of Purple Satin Ribbon
along the top. 

Next I made My Tag by Die-Cutting
a scrap left over from the Champagne Pearl Card.
Using the Largest Tag Die-Cut
(free from Papercraft Essentials)
and then using the same Die cutting out some
Starry Purple Vellum
(which I trimmed down a little to give an edge)
Then I Fussy Cut out my Little Image 
and added it to the bottom of the tag.
Using a 6mm Extention Hole Punch
I punched a hole in the top.
Then finished it off with a Purple Paper Rose

To tie the Top together I pierced 2 holes in each flap
and threaded the Purple Ribbon through.
Then threaded the Ribbon through the Tag 
and Tied it off with a Bow.

 I had printed off 2 images for this project,

1 Little for the Tag and 
1 Large for the Card.
Here is a close up of the image.

I coloured in my Images both the same 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -             Vanilla
                                     Dusky Pink (Cheeks)
                                     Black (Lips & Nails)
                                     Lavender (Eyes)
               Hair -              China Blue
                                     Cool Grey 5
               Necklace -      Slate
                                     China Blue
               Bodice -         China Blue
               Skirt -             China Blue
               Trousers -      Lavender                                                                               Lilac
               Wings -          China Blue                                                                             Slate
                                     Pastel Blue

Next I made my matching Card.

I started off with an A4 sheet of 
Champagne Pearl Card
which I cut down to make a 12cm Square Card.

Next I Die-Cut out the Starry Purple Vellum
I used the largest Ornate Square Frame
And Fussy Cut out my Large Image 
and placed it on top.

For a Sentiment I used 
the 'Enchanting' Clear Stamp
(Fairy Belle Collection - Julie Lee)
using Tuxedo Black Ink

To finish off my card
I Handmade a Double Bow from 
the Purple Satin Ribbon.
Put a strip of Pastel Purple Glitter Ribbon 
(Crafting Ribbon - Craft)
across the Bottom Corner.
I added some Purple Paper Roses.
And 9 Flat-Back Purple Gems,
on the corner under the Ribbon.

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

Addicted To Stamps - #81 - Things With Wings
Bastel-Traum - Tags
Clear It Out  - Purple/Stash
Craft-Dee Bowz - May - Anything Goes/Handmade Bows
Craft Your Passion - #211 -Things That Can Fly
Crafty Ribbons - #87 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Digi Choosday - #17 - Wings And Things
Digitally Sweet - #86 - Anything With Wings
Imagination Crafts - May - Things With Wings
Incy Wincy Designs - Create A Tag
Just For Fun - May - Ribbon
Nutcrafters - #67 - Bingo
(Girly Image - Die Cuts - Gems)
One Stitch At A Time - #211 - Ribbon
Punk You Girl - #12 - Things With Wings
Sugar Creek Hollow - #85 - Tic-Tac-Toe
(Bling - Die-Cut - Ribbon)
The East Wind - #6 - Die-Cuts Or Punches
The Papershelter - #156 - Use That Ribbon
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Things With Wings


  1. Fabulous projects and awesome coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Beautiful job, Sam! I bet your friend loved this! Love all the close-up pics and details!

  3. Thank you so much for joining our May Challenge Ribbon/Lace, over on the "Just For Fun" Challenge Blog.

    WOW your friend is very lucky to have something like this made for them. The gift box is gorgeous with the punched detailing and the sleeve/wrap. The card is gorgeous and you have used such lovely peaceful colours. The image you have chosen is perfect with your colour choices, as is the ribbon and embellishments. Stunning!

    We offer monthly challenges with nice and easy themes. I hope you will pop back and join us for more of our future challenges...

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! The box, tag and card work perfectly with those wing earrings you've found.

  5. Forget to add a thank you for joining us at PunkYouGirl for our May challenge. :)

  6. Very Lovely and fabby colours. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  7. This is lovely Samantha - I bet your friend was so pleased with her gift within a gift!!! The image is so beautiful and those colours are my favourites!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in at the OSAAT Challenge this week, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

  8. Love the shabby chic and beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge... xo Nikki

  9. Everything is wonderful, fabulous projects. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Purple challenge.

  10. Lovely set. Thanks for joining us in our Wings and Things challenge at
    Anjie (DT)

  11. Absolutely inventive! Thank you so much for coming to Punk You Girl. This box is so beautiful, so classic and with the tag. omg what a gorgeous present. It is stellar that you put so many instructions for people to follow. Very generous of you! Best, Samara DT PYG

  12. A gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts.

  13. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

    Petya DT

  14. Oooh, my favorite color on a beautiful image. This caught my eye! I love your coloring on this image and your choice of colors. That ribbon is such a perfect match, too. This card is perfect for our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Good luck in our drawing and your other challenges! Hugs, Gail

  15. What a great project. Love the box w/ sleeve. The project is perfect for your gift. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  16. Fabulous projects which I'm sure your friend will truly appreciate. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and I wish you luck. Christine

  17. What a beautiful project, I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it.

    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  18. What an awesome combination and a great gift set. I'm sure your friend will be absolutely delighted before she even spots the earrings. Great attention to detail on both the card and the box. Thanks for joining our Die Cuts or Punches challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.

  19. Gorgeous, perfect for our 'Wings' theme over at Digi Choosday. Thanks for joining us. Take care Zo xx (DT)

  20. WOW.. a gift thought through in Every winged way!!! :o).. Fantastic Card and box!! she must be a Happy friend now!! :o) Love the colors and Details of this gift set!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

  21. Wow this is one amazing creation.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good Luck.Hugs Debbie x