Wednesday 11 November 2009

Simon Says Challenge

Edited to say : I am also entering this goodie box for the festive box challenge over at Stampin' for the Weekend - why not join in too - they have some lovely goodies up for grabs !!

Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge.

This week our theme is "Thinking of You". It is so lovely to receive a card/creation and know that someone has you in their thoughts. There are many reasons to send a Thinking of You message for example A Get Well Card, Sympathy, to Cheer someone up, Support or Just Because card/creation. We would love it so much if you would join us and to see your wonderful creations.

I decided to make something other than a card this week for a change and made this gift box instead. It was made from the little monkeys that gave me the painful hands, shoulders and arms on Saturday, a huge Sizzix die (box 3) and the extendable plates I needed !!! I added two rectangles of card to the top and bottom of the box which you can see in the second photo.

I was very impressed with the Sizzix die although (for me) it did take a little twisting and turning of the card as its made with four pieces of card (I'm a bit slow when it comes to instructions) but with hubby on hand it was made in no time !!! I was amazed at how accurate it all was and now nicely it just fitted together and I would definately buy another one and would recommend them. So quick and easy once you know how !!

The DP's are Kaisercraft "Pear Tree" which is double sided.

I distressed the edges of the box with antique linen distress ink.

The image is one of the new Magnolia Christmas stamps, beautiful isn't she ? I decided to get my distress inks and watercolour paper out for a change (see, shocked you there - no ProMarkers this time !!!) as I think it gives a more "vintage" look.

The flowers I made myself and I added some gold ribbon underneath with some leaves, a sprinkling of rock candy stickles and polar white flowersoft for the effect of snow.

The holly is another Sizzix die I bought at the NEC and I painted these with rock candy crackle paint and sprinkled on some polar white flowersoft again.

I also edged the image with rock candy stickles which gives a subtle sparkle. I just love the rock candy range, its sparkly without being too sparkly and has the most fabulous sugar coated texture (probably why its called "rock candy" hey ?!!!!!!).

I haven't decided what to put in the box yet. I shall be using it for a Christmas present no doubt but its large enough for chocolates - perhaps a little treat for myself ?!!!

You must hop over to the challenge blog and see the rest of the DT's creations, they are amazing yet again. Heidi is of course offering the splendid prize of a $25 P&P free shopping spree which amazing I would still like even after the NEC !!!

Hope you all have a great Wednesday. I'm going to be on my knees praying that the money comes through today for my new car so I can go and collect it. It's just a matter of keep checking the ole PC to see if some numbers appear and its driving me mad as I know they are on their way !!!

Don't forget to enter my BasicGrey Blog Candy. You can enter HERE !


  1. Just totally gorgeous Jo, That box is superb and I love the image and the holly and the flower soft - well just everything really. Fab work! Kimx

  2. your box is absolutely stunning and the image so cute jo, your dt work is always lovely. janex

  3. Stunning box, love the new Tilda and the fabby papers.

  4. Hiya Jo,

    this box is so pretty, gorgeous work, loving the colours you have used.

  5. ooo this is gorgeous hunni :), ooo i must look into getting that sizzix die, looks fab :), i dont envy you having to carry it around the show though, bet you were in agony, the things we do for crafting eh lol, glad you had fun at the show though and yay, me got one to go to on Saturday, cant wait :) :)

    Speak soon hunni



  6. This is just fabulous if you hurry you can enter in SFTW we only have 20 entries and there is a simon says $25 voucher up for grabs. Enter before friday they want a festive box HURRY!!

    Hugs Di xxxx
    p.s love your flowers and the holly and your colouring is fab!!

  7. sorry Jo its goodies instead of voucher,

    HUgs Di xxx

  8. Hiya Jo

    Oh I love your festive goodie box, gorgeous papers and such a cute Tilda too, the holly leaves looks so effective with the rock candy crackle paint, been trying to get me mitts on that stuff for ages. Thank you for playing along with my lil challenge over at SFTW, good luck luvly xx vicki xx

  9. Wow, this is stunning. Love it.Fantastic papers,I just love them. And the image of Tilda is so great, and you have colored her so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining SFTW and good luck.
    Gunn :-D

  10. Gorgeous box Jo, yummy papers and an adorable image and wonderful detail too x

  11. oooooo what a gorgeous box Jo, so sweet, hugs rachxx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous work!! Wow, I love the stamp of Tilda and the papers and the snow touched look you gave the holly!

    Thanks so much for all of your hard work and beautiful creations each week!


  13. Oh, this is fabulous Jo! I love the flowersoft and those flowers are gorgeous! I love how you've coloured Tilda, this is sooo pretty! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  14. What a gorgeous gift box, Jo. It looks like it must have taken ages.
    The colours are beautiful. A perfect gift just on it's own.
    Have a lovely weekend.


  15. Gorgeous box Jo ! I love this image,, and coincidentally I just bought this one at the fair ! :-) I now wish I had bought this box sizzix too !! :-) Wonderful colours and papers ,,,

    Los x x x

  16. Fantastic box Jo!! Cute the image and beautiful the flowers!:)

    Hugs, Tímea


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