Saturday, 20 February 2010

A little gift and Allsorts

Here is the little something I was telling you about in my last post. I have spent a couple of days working on it and I handed it over to the lovely young lady my nephew got married to today. This is a view of the top...
here you can see the side, and inside ...
lots of very cute embarrassing pictures of him on a zigzag pull out! The whole thing started out life as an M&S 'curiously strong mints' tin. With the mini tag on the top I think it qualifies for my entry for Allsorts this week too! I used stamps from Crafty Individuals and Hero Arts, with a sentiment from Graphicus. The paper I made the roses with started life as white copier paper which I drenched in cherrylicious creative colour sprays from Crafty Notions, before scrunching it all up. My hands were a little red for a while until I covered them in purple, green and blue, after which they looked bruised! You can probably tell half term has been a bit of a craft fest for me! Today has been such a wonderful day too. My niece is home for the first time in four years after completing her PhD in New Zealand (Antarctica, Panama and probably other places I've forgotten too!), my nephew has married his true love, and the sun has shone all day!


brenda said...

Hi Sally

How lovely that the sun came out for your today, makes all the difference for such an occasions.

I amsure she will treasure her little tin, they are so personal. I did one for all the girls at Christmas and they loved them.

See you soon.

B x

brenda said...

Forgot to say thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts.

B x

Teri said...

I'm really loving this gift box! What a fabby idea for a wedding gift!
Teri x

Jules said...

Hi Sally

What a gorgeous gift - I just know this is going to be treasured for always. It is such a lovely keepsake filled with special memories.

Beautiful inside and out with great embellishments and sentiments.

Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

chris said...

Hi there Sally
wow wow wow
this is truly beautiful.
love the idea ,and you cant beat those embarrassing photos can you.
we have loads,the trouble is theres quite a few of me!!

its snowing here I wonder if maybe you will have a craft fest next week, maybe you wont be at school !!
hugs chris xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

love this its gorgeous.By you have been busy.Im just catching up on what you have made and everything is gorgeous.
debbie xxx

Lynne K said...

Beautiful. What a lovely gift.

Still trying to catch up after my week away. Looking forward to next Saturday! x

Crafty Dawn said...

Oh I have seen these before and have a tin ready to make one. Yours is stunning and a fantastick gift for a bride

Love Dawn xx

lisa said...

Sounds like you're in a happy place today, Sally. Your tin is just perfect. I love the colours and those roses are beautiful. What a lovely gift to give.
What an adventure your Nephew's wife has had, all those amazing places. I would love to go to New Zealand, it's on my Bucket List!!
Hope you are coping with the snow that has been dumped on us today!!


Sally H said...

Sorry Lisa, didn't make myself clear. It's my nephew's sister who has been to all those places x

Rachel said...

Hi Sally. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is stunning and those roses are gorgeous. I've been having a look around your blog and your creations are AMAZING! And well done to your daughter too. I've left you a little something on my blog.
Hugs, Rachel xx

Dotty Jo said...

How gorgeous - this is just beautiful Sally!!! Love your colours and those roses. Congrats to Megan - how wonderful to be published. I'm a librarian so am really glad that she'll be keeping me in work! Jo x

scalder said...

What a beautiful gift and such a great re-use of a tin:) I can't wait til our Spring Break in two weeks. I'll have two weeks to paint bedrooms and make cards and scrapbook without planning daybooks in my head!! Enjoy the sunshine.

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful and what a great idea.

Tracy said...

Hi Sally this is truly amazing and beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Michelle said...

Hi Sally
what beautiful creations, you've been busy. Well done Megan too, published aleready. You must be smiling!
x Michelle

craftimamma said...

What a lovely idea Sally! You've decorated the tin beautifully too.

I thought about you yesterday and was glad the sun was shining for the bridge and groom.

Lesley Xx