Friday, November 28, 2008

The day after Thanksgiving...

It is the day after Thanksgiving and that means Christmas is really coming - -------- that was me screaming! I am no where near ready for it this year. I don't know where or why I got so far behind. I haven't even started my Christmas shopping... and I usually make quite a few of my gifts and ahhh nope haven't done that either.





Well the Whiff of Joy Challenge this week helped me out some. A great little gift box, I thought it might be nice to fill with candies. Their challenge this week was going to be to make a bookmark, but then they opened it up to anything but a card. That was great cuz this helps me with one more gift....


I decided to use Lizzie one because she was just calling out to be inked, two she was the perfect size for the window of the tin, and three she is just adorable!

Ok, so first I started with my tin... recycling here, this is one of my many Prima Flower tins, love flowers, so I have lots of different containers that they came in, I use to keep them in their containers, but that gets a bit overwhelming and takes a lot of space, so I moved all the flowers into my embellishment tackle box. But I couldn't throw away all the containers so they are all in a box in the closet. I will be pulling out some of these tins and making more of these.




I first started to try and wrap the tin with pretty Christmas paper, but these lids fit so well that wouldn't work. I then dug through my ribbon and found this perfect wide ribbon, perfect width and color! Then found a gorgeous dark red satin ribbon to use around the lid, and made a fake bow for the front.


Lizzie is stamped out and colored with my Copics, and then cut with a Nestibilities petite oval. I have been really messing with this coloring the backgrounds, takes time and ink but I love how it makes the image pop. I gel pen doodled around the edge once the background ink dried. Then I simply added two Prima leaves and two Prima Poinsettia flower stacked and held together with a jewelry spacer and red mini brad.



hmmmm... wonder what candy would look best in this tin?




OH and you have to visit Ila at Artfully Ila she is celebrating 100,000 hits!!!! NO surprize as she is the master at coloring, her stuff is always just jaw dropping gorgeous! Go check her out and see!







Better get the day going - Pavo and Darlene are doing great, and as expected she shared him with us this morning and let us love all over him. He is such a cutie. Pop back in tomorrow as it is Donkey Saturday and I will have photos of him, Freddie and others to share!

HUGS and-

21 comments:

catt871 said...

What a cute box!! I think you should put red and green jelly beans in it!!!! :)

Dawny P said...

Michelle this is just the sweetest. LOVE that image. I got one and never used it yet. How bad is that :( But I think you might have just inspired me to get it out and USE it lol xxxx

Dawny P said...

Michelle this is just the sweetest. LOVE that image. I got one and never used it yet. How bad is that :( But I think you might have just inspired me to get it out and USE it lol xxxx

Donalda's Blog said...

This is just beautiful Michelle. What a great idea dear. Thanks for joining us this week

Kirsten said...

This was a great idea, I love it & Lizzie looks gorgeous. Kirsten.

Rach said...

Michelle this is a gorgeous tin, will make a wonderful gift full of sweets for some lucky person. hugs rachxx

Shary said...

Ooo lovely box and gift idea. You gotta put chocs in it!!!
Looking forward to donkey saturday!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your tin is so beautifully decorated and your colouring gorgeous as always, Hope you have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Heidi said...

This box is so beautiful Michelle. Love the image you have used and how you colored it. What a great job

Hugs from
Heidi

Ila said...

What a Cute box..I love the way you decorated it...and what a Fabulous idea to use one of these containers!!...I would put Lindt chocolates in the box...my fav..lol.
Thanks so much Michelle for your kind words and for spreading the news of my candy....Hugs, Ila

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

What a gorgeous tin! Love Lizzie and that ribbon is so lucious! What a good idea to recycle your tins! I have to agree with Ila..Lindt chocolates are soooo yummy!
Judy x

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous job Michelle!! Lizzie is beautiful!! Have a super weekend!! Kelly

Heather said...

Gorgeous Tin!!! Thanks for sharing it..

Hannah said...

wow gorgeous tin i love the image you have used and the colours are fab what a great idea.
hannahxx

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous creation so well made, love the cute lizzie image and pretty ribbons.

Cynde said...

Michelle what a cute little Lizzie you colored...Love the tin all decorated up for Christmas with her.
Really cute!! Thanks for the inspiration...can't wait to see all the Mini's tomorrow!
Cynde

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous candy tin Michelle and what a sumptious ribbon! now as to candy, how about chocolate truffles?! hugs, annie x

Bev said...

Aww it's fabulous Michelle, love how you have decorated the tin.

hugs Bev x

Mina said...

Fantastic tin...it would look brilliant with anything in it xxx

Lim said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!!!
The coloring is just perfect and the details and ribbons...yummy!!!
Stunning project!
Hugs,
LIM

Nancy said...

What a great tin, Michelle! Love all the details!