Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Box of Chocolates

Good morning everyone, 
Woohoo!!! I was really chuffed to be asked to be a guest designer on the ABC Christmas Challenge. I feel very honoured as you know that the ladies over there are very talented. I love Christmas!! Today is the start of a brand new challenge and it's
                                                                     'M' for 'Make a gift'
This fortnight's challenge is sponsored by Stamp and Create.
When I first saw this challenge I completely freaked out, and went into a total head spin, but eventually, once calm and after a bit of google searching, I came up with this!
I love Chocolate and what better gift that a box of your favourite chocs!!LOL I haven't made anything like this before so I struggled a bit!! I had to take the photo quite quickly too as the choccies were starting to melt in the sun!!
I made a square box, added a drawer and put an easel card on top!! Just like that! - not LOL!!
I made the box by scoring and folding several pieces of card and sticking them together. I covered the box with paper from Craft Creations and then edged the sides with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch. The image is from 'The Snowman' set from Crafters Companion, and I've coloured him with my promarkers.
The drawer handle is cut from a Marianne Creatables die and I've finished off with a bit of ribbon from my stash.
Hope you like it!
I'd like to enter the following challenges
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Bingo (Ribbon, Snowflakes and Blue)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Chrimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today and for all your comments, I love reading them.
Good luck with this challenge, I can't wait to see all your Gifts.
Lorraine x


Jane said...

Oh boy I am now having chocolate cravings before 8am............does not bode well for the rest of the day!!! LOL
Great project and congrats on the GDT.

Claudia said...

Hi Lorrain, how fantastic. Great idea and soo perfect and well done.
Hugs Claudia

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous Lorraine. Love the Snowman theme and those choccies wouldn't of got time to melt if I had been there lol. Carolxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Lorraine this is just fabulous what a lovely gift! Love the image its just so Christmassy! Hope you didn't have to eat those melting choccies too quickly!! xx

Marjorie said...

Oh Lorraine this is fantastic...lovely image and gorgeous chocolate box..yummy lol!!

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this was well worth the struggle! And I can't believe you had enough sun to melt chocolate, lol. Gorgeous box, I love this idea, and Snowman is adorable. Hugs Sxx

KandA said...

Hi Lorraine
What a great idea and it turned out super. I love the way you've made it with the image and die cuts.
Glad you managed to take the photo before the chocolates got eaten (I mean melted!!)

Eileen said...

Well done on your GD spot and well deserved.
Love your chocolate box, great image, design and colouring... mmmm bet those chocs don't last till Christmas :)
Eileen x

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.really love the fab design and gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

What a gorgeous Christmas gift,making a box of chocs so special, beautiful crafting as ever. janex

Loving My Crafts said...

Awesome Lorraine, even without the chocolates! Really love it.

Home sweet home said...

WOW!!!this box is so gorgeous,love the papers and the image is so cute.

Wish you a wonderful day,hugs Merethe

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous choccy box Lorraine :-) the box is fabulous and I am sure the choccies tasted yummy :-)

It's nice to know you did have a little bit of sun up in York this summer :-)

Lols x x x

Rene said...

Oh my gosh how CUTE!!!!! LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene :D

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fabulous box of chocolates ans what a wonderful present. Lovely image


Debbie x said...

Love this Lorraine!! My favourite little snowman!! Great gift!
Debbie x

Little K Smith said...

This is fabulous hun, such a great idea! I love The Snowman image and those choccies look yummy ;D Hope they're not still in there by Christmas time! :D

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous. Sue x

Zw@@n said...

This is a stunning box of chocolates. Love the image, it makes me smile. Love, Wilma

Deborah said...

Congratulations on becoming Guest Designer at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Love the idea of the chocolate box. If I made this I think I would have to sample some of the chocolates - to ensure they were OK of course!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

What an adorable box, Great job on using the ABC Challenge and our Holly Jolly Challenge together. Thanks for playing along.

Judy McKay said...

I love the image you have chosen and the lovely design. Thank you for joining us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.

Valerie said...

very cute idea! Beautiful colors and fun image!

June Nelson said...

Lorraine me darlink its amazing what a wonderful project, love this and the choccies look delish, melted or not lol huggie June xxx

maxine said...

Hi this is beautiful a lovely gift x

Irene said...

Hello Lorraine

Many congratulations on your DT position - well deserved.

I love your little box, it's gorgeous and those choccies look so ready to eat.

Dorte said...

Such a lovely creation, Lorraine. Beautiful box and yummi chocolate.
Great to have you with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
hugs Dorte

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning creation Lorraine, Love the image and the papers, fabulous.
Congrats on your GDT
hugs, Kim xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I am so pleased you have made my christmas card early!! :D LOL!!

Awesome hun! this is super!



TC said...

Adorable project. It's an awesome idea for a combined Christmas card and gift idea. I can see I'm going to have to learn how to make one of these. Very inspirational, thanks for sharing at MIM. x

Anonymous said...

Awesome Box/easel pressi! I can email you my address (SMILE) tehhehee LOVE the colours just my favourite! and great to have you along as a guest this time at ABC Christmas Challenge hugs me xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Wonderful take on our bingo challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges Lorraine. I love the idea of the box and easel card. Thanks for joining us this week. Regards Meighan

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Such a lovely project! Beautifully done.

Followed your link from MIM. I'm 73, 81 & 83 this week. I'd love it if you to stop by and comment on your favourite one.

Kasey ~ in Oz

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