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Monday, November 07, 2011

Well I have been quiet for a couple of days..........
I know unusual for me, those who know me will say, but I have been busy playing.
I am waiting for some alcohol ink dabbers to arrive from Joanna Sheen, so I cant finish the snowflake boxes just yet.

I want to put some acetate behind the apertures, but I want to use my alcohol inks  on it first for some colour. I could have sworn I bought some dabber pads from the NEC, but I cant find them , knowing my luck they will appear just as the package from Joanna arrives. They are a lovely download from Silhouette online, and as I am re-enforcing them with acetate, I have only cut them on 200gsm on the old Craft Robo/ Silhouette SD.
The little sets of drawers were other downloads from Silhouette online, and the smaller one is a 250gsm patterned card stock from my stash, while the other one is using the fill feature on the Silhouette program.
The deer on the sides of the larger box is another download from Silhouette online, and I created a shadow with the design, and again filled it using the program design elements.

I am so very glad I bought the Goody Bag from Samuel Taylors at the NEC! What a bargain!! It was only when I actually opened the sealed pack of 12x12's and had a proper look, that I discovered sheets and sheets of little gift boxes and decorations!!

I had to stand on my stool to actually fit all the boxes on my camera! My work desk is actually a large Garden table to seat 6 very comfortably, so its very deep! try counting the bits you can see, I gave up at 50!

So I have spent the past couple of days building them all up, and now I am decorating them!

 Crafters Companion Silver glitter spray is getting a bit of a beating at the moment as a base glitter, then ribbon, double sided tape and glitter, Versa mark ink pads, and MCS ultra thick embossing powder, with a touch of mica is as far as I have got so far!!
I have taken my first box of cards to one of our parish churches, just the other one to do next weekend(We have two parish Churches, due to a shortage of priests, and we are lucky to keep both open, instead of loosing one of them). Which means I have time to do the inserts lol. Then I have to concentrate on providing special Family Christmas cards for 2 churches for the Parish Christmas fayres in December, which could be fun, as its also the Lincoln Christmas fair that weekend, as well, which is a family tradition, as my dad lives there and its our Christmas visit for youngest to decorate Dads tree!
Right I had better get a move on with myself!!


Anonymous said...

Lou , they are brilliant , you clever person , i love them all .


Sam said...

You and I must be Twins! I too have downloaded lots of box designs for my Silhouette. I am just waiting for a clear window (LOL) to sit and cut them all out and put them together.

Linda said...

WOW Lou, you certainly have been busy. Great find in your bag from Samuel Taylors. I will have to look at some of those boxes from Silhouette myself!!

Linda xxxx

Shoshi said...

Oh Lou, these are simply gorgeous!! So many, and so varied! You must be feeling thrilled at achieving so much! What a lovely idea, making boxes with snowflake windows! I love them.

We have 4 parishes in our benefice - it was 5 but we lost one to the next door village. It means a lot of work for my poor hubby!! Also lots of driving as we're in the depths of the country, and in the winter they don't treat the lanes so it can be quite dangerous. Some people have 7 or more so it's not too bad...

Take care of yourself!