Good morning all from a very excited Casa de Crafty Mamma Mia. Why, I hear you ask? Well today is the start of my 4 week residency as Guest Designer at Top Tip Tuesday ... thanks for having me girls!!!!
Today is my first challenge with the team, and the title of this one is Box Clever - this means make any kind of box. Our sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Melissa at MelJen's Designs who will be giving a great prize to the lucky winner of this challenge. Don't forget that you too could feature as a Top Tip Tuesday Guest just by leaving a great tip!
Melissa has been kind enough to provide the DT with some images to showcase, and here is my box featuring one of Melissa's 'furry friends':
My project recipe is as follows:
- Box Base - made from Centura Pearl Card in Dark Chocolate which I cut to 10.5cm x 29.6cm (half an A4 sheet longways) and then scored using my Ultimate Pro to make the Wedge Box shape
- Design Paper -is by Paulette at Create with TLC and is called Fiesta Time. This was a goodie on Paulette's blog just last week as Paulette was celebrating Cinco Mayo ... the timing couldn't have been more perfect!
- Image - this hot dog is Chili Chihuahua and he is one the cute animal images you can get from MelJen's Designs. I used the "out of the box" technique with the smallest rosette from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats - rather like a die, as I don't have a die-cutting machine. However, I find this technique works just as well, even if it's slightly more time consuming! I de-bossed the rosette shape around the image before cutting it out and bringing this canine cutie to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
- Sombrero - CT2, CT3, CT4, TB5, JG2, CR9, CR10, CR11
- Chihuahua - TN3, TN4, TN5, PP2, PP3
- Poncho - JG1, JG2, TB5
- Chillis - CR9, CR10, CR11
- Outline - GG1
- Background - Craf-T Chalk in Light Blue and Bronze Gel Pen
- Ribbon - was recycled having been cut from one of my daughter's jumpers! (Does anyone hook these lengths of ribbon over coat hangers when hanging a garment?)
I think this box would be great for small Birthday presents (like make-up or hair bits that teenage girls tend to give each other) or in a different size as Wedding favour boxes ... and it was oh so easy to make too!
I hope you'll come over to Top Tip Tuesday and see the wonderful Boxes made by the rest of the DT - we'll be back with our mid-challenge inspiration next Tuesday.
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
- Challenge #56 - No Squares Allowed at Dream Valley Challenges
- Challenge #35 - Anything But a Card at Delicious Doodles
Hope you have a great day,
Hugs, Helen x