Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Christmas Box

Hello blog friends

Rather a late start for me but thanks for popping over to see me today.

Today I am showing one of my boxes that I have made for Christmas. Usually I use a quote rather than a picture, but I thought this might be a nice change from a Christmas card, or even just a Christmas ornament, for want of a better term.

Again I have used one of the very first stamps I bought about 10 or 11 years ago. I used to use it a lot but the poor thing got relegated to the back of the drawer and has only just re-emerged into the light of day.
It is by an American company called Petulama. It is ideal for quickness because it needs little or no colouring. In fact if you add too much colour it looks very busy and messy.

This image is just showing the 3D effect of the box card and the card/ribbon stand.

I stamped in  Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver and embossed with detail silver embossing powder . I used Glossy Accents and Diamond Dust to gove the iciness on the roof and trees. The snowflakes are Marianne Creatables Swedish Snowflakes and  the borders are Memory Box Frosty Border, coated in glossy acccents and then Crystal ulltrafine glitter. I then added the diecut trees and that's it.

I thought I would enter this in Creative Harmony : Almost White Papercraft Challenge,
Anything Goes Challenge Blog  :Early Christmas, Sparkles Christmas Challenge: Sparkles and Bling,
,Crafty Sentiments: Lets Sparkle, Lady Bug Crafts Challenge:  Anything Goes, Penny Black at Allsorts:  Early Christmas Makes, No Matter Which Challenge: Diecuts and/or Punches

Well, hope you enjoy the rest of the day.

With love from Christine xx


  1. Hi Christine,
    fantastic and amazing box and card. So lovely and pretty.
    I am sorry but I looked at your post for yesterday, and clicked on the site to go there and now the challenges are still there but the blog sites have disappeared. So sorry about this maybe you can sort it out. I thought I had better tell you.
    Have a wonderful crafty afternoon everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    2. No problem Jenny. It happens when you have clicked on it. If you hover over the link it is still there. It used to worry the life out of me until I realise that neext time you go back in it is there again. I don't know what I am doing wrong but I'll try and sort it.

  2. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the image and all the wonderful detailing around the frame.
    Good luck with the challenges


  3. This is so magical Christine and such a gorgeous Christmas box, what a lovely gift to receive. Good luck with the challenges. Love Christine H xx

  4. Wow what a stunning creation.So elegant.Love all the sparkle and white.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

  5. Wow this looks awesome and so briljant in white and white, so difficult in my view, thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. I hope we will see you back next month in our new challenge, hugs, Marion

  6. What a brilliant Christmas card dear Christine^_^
    I like so much white on white With a little little bit of gold and red:)
    Big hug,

  7. Wow this is stunning and oh so elegant. Such beautiful details. Love the white. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at NMW Challenges, I do hope you join us again next month. Hugz Suzanne

  8. Hi Christine. This is fabulous. I love the image as you have done it and agree with you about leaving it as it is, because it is beautiful. Just the addition of some glitter is all it needed.
    Such a lovely alternative for Christmas. Just love it.
    Hugs Linda x

  9. Hi Christine, well, as everybody has said....stunning and elegant and I couldn't agree more. Love how you've just added a small bit of red, so very well done.
    Cheers, Elaine

  10. What a fabulous card in a box Christine well done I love the white on white with a tint of red too Great work Hugs Elaine

  11. A very pretty card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  12. This is a really beautiful piece of artwork Christine, the use of the pale colours with just a hint of red really brings the whole piece to life.

    It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  13. Such a beautiful wintery scene Christine. I love the image. I love how you have decorated the frame with the Christmas tress. It's nice to have that favourite stamp that can be used time and time again. Yours is a classic image that will never date.
    Thank you for participating in our challenge at Penny Black and more this month.
    Good luck in our prize draw and we hope to see you again soon.


  14. Hi Christine, what a lovely Christmas box card, beautiful image and use of dies, I am sure this is one that will adorn a mantelpiece year after year! Carole Z X

  15. What a lovely Christmas card. I love the simplicity of it, the white on white is very effective. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  16. Very pretty, love all the different elements.x

  17. Really beautiful! I love the white and glitter, the die cuts look stunning!
    Thanks so much for sharing at penny black and more!

  18. Aaaah this is really pretty, love all your additional embellishments, gorgeous, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

  19. This is lovely Christine - love the detail around the 'box' it really shows off the image to perfection. Glad you didn't do too much colouring, I agree that it doesn't need it. It looks so crisp and clean. Lots of luck in the challenges.

    Hugs to you

    Sue P xxx

  20. Morning Christine, just popped by and hope all is well! Love Christine H xx

    1. Hi Christine, how kind!! Thank you for caring. John and I decided at fairly short notice to have a few days away so we went up to Cheshire and the Peak District. We had a lovely time but I'm back now so hopefully will find time to do a bit of crafting. Love from Christine x

    2. I was beginning to worry Christine - I thought I would check your comments out just in case and I found your message. Looking forward to seeing your next creation.

      It is nice to be able to pop off at a moment's notice though! Glad you enjoyed yourselves.

      Hugs to you Sue P xxx

  21. This is great, love the design, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x


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