Saturday, 12 November 2011

A shoebox.....


My good pal Lynn asked me to decorate a shoebox for her children to take into school. The boxes are going to be filled with goodies and given to disadvantaged children for Christmas - awwww! How could I refuse???
We had such a laugh - and chocolate chip muffins, yummy!

I started by covering it in brown parcel wrap....

A view of the lid....

A close up of the tag....

 And a wierdly angled piccie so you can see all the glitter :-)

I used:
Image - Me to You
Glitter glue
Brush marker for faux stitching
Kraft card
Papers - Papermania, Henbury Lane
Velvet ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Snowflake dies - Marianne
Snowflake punch
Gems and ribbon on tag from stash

C.R.A.F.T. - Cute
Crafty Ribbons - Anything but a card
Creative Inspirations - All stitched up
Forever Friends - Something old (shoebox), something new (snowflake dies)
Passion for Promarkers - Kraft and 1 other colour
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Christmas themed
Whoopsi Daisy - Tag it

Busy day today - need to do some shopping and then I'm making Pudsey Bear calendars for Children in Need to sell at school next week.... Piccies soon!

Have a fab weekend :-)

Love 'n' hugs,


Melly said...

Perfect honey!
What a fab wee idea and the kraft just makes the tag and ribbons pop!
Love it!
Hugs M xxx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous shoebox Mel, our school does something very similar. Have fun making the calendars, such a good cause!

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous Mel. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Tracy x

Wishcraft said...

Aww you've made the box look so pretty Mel, really lovely! Thanks for joining in at PFP hun :o) Lisa x

pinky said...

What a great job you did, love the pink ribbon and the cute little tatty ted. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Liz, said...

We do this at work, I may have to copy this one! (But I will tell them all it was your idea!)

Liz x

amanda said...

Hi Mel!
Awww what a lovely decorated box,my two boy's had to take something in for the shoebox appeal last week such a lovely idea
Good luck with the calendars :) x

coops said...

aw this is so gorgeous the sweet tatty little child is going to be so pleased to recieve this :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous box Mel, love all the pretty details. What a great idea to send a gift, a lovely cause.

Donna x

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation hun! Thanks for taking part in our All Stitched Up Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week & also at Charisma Cardz! xxx

carol said...

fab box decoration, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Mel, this tag is just adorable, love the image and the colors are so sweet. Thanks so much for joining us this week at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Julie said...

Beautifully decorated box!! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, Juliexx

shell said...

Oh who ever gets this is gonna love it, it's gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cards this week.
Shell xx

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant cute creation and thanks for joining CRAFT Challenge.

La Vikinga said...

Beautiful and using ribbons from Crafty Ribbons and everything, we like that...

Thanks for playing along our 6th Challenge at Crafty ribbons!

La Vikinga

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous project and I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday,s Challenge blog!

Jenni said...

Cute image and lovely project. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz challenges.
Jenni x

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous box and fab tag.Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and great to see you using the fab velvet Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.
Trish (-:

cebelica said...

What a great idea to cover a shoe box like this. I'm sure your friend loved it. It looks fantastic! :) Hugs!