Saturday, 20 November 2010

a sweet treat.

good evening i earlier?? i think i am, onto tonights creation which ..................................hold to your hats....................................................IS NOT A CARD.
i know i `m shocked too but its still square, you can`t put me too far out of my comfort
so i have made a little gift box which i have filled with handmade peppermint creams which i have made this afternoon when i finished work.this is for my mum who loves peppermint creams.think i need to tweak the recipe though cos they have not hardened as much as i wanted them to and i may half coat some in dark choc.
so anyway i`m rambling!! this little sweet treat is going into the following challenges:
1.bunny zoes challenge = challenge 6 = christmas but not a card.
2.secret crafter saturday challenge =  challenge 110 = handmade christmas gifts.

products used are:
cream card,
ms punch.
distress tool.
distress inks- fired brick and antique linen.
dovecraft premium vintage papers.
gold pearls.
nellie square.
burgandy ribbon and ribbon lace.
whiff of joy king image.

promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral.
pastel yellow,mustard,raw sienna.

a piccy with the lid off and those yummy peppermint creams.think i need slightly more green food colouring next time too.

and a sideways view.

thanks so much for popping by, always appreciated.
off to link up and then lots of commenting to catch up on :D

luv coops xxxx



Gorgeous box Nic and peppermint creams
Hugs Dianne xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh Nic, so yummy! The box and sweets both look amazing. Fab colours and gorgeous image. Your mum will just love this.

Donna x

karen said...

cor they look well yummy! Box is stunning,beautiful colouring, Karenx

Andrea C said...

wow the peppermint creams look yummy and so does the box, absolutely delightful x

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous box hun and your Mum is a very lucky lady :o)
hugs and xxx

Carol said...

WOW Nic!! What a stunning gift box and those peppermint creams have got me drooling lol!! Luv your colour combo and lo and as always your colouring in is just amazing! Good luck in challenges Sweetie. Lotsa luv xxxx

Patsi said...

beautiful present the peppermint creams look yummy. I love the colours on the box too and the image as always is coloured beautifully.


Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful gift Coops - the peppermint creams look delish, and the box is just stunning. you've used that amazing ribbon again, I love it! x

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Many thanks for your help today. Much appreciated.

A great box and your peppermint creams look perfect to me. I think they look just the right colour.

Love the paper on your box and the gorgeous image .. .. move over Thorntons!!!!

Love Jules xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Coops your mum is going to love them. The box is brilliant as well. So beautiful. Annette x

cardmaking bird said...

Gorgeous box and they look yum!!! Lucky old mum, eh! Marie x

Mina said...

oooohhhhh I love peppermint creams...this is amazing Nic and such a fab gift
Mina xxx

Diamond Doll said...

Wow Nic The box is gorgeous, I love the image and i,m sure your mum will be well pleased with the peppermints they look yummy.
Trish (-:

Irene said...

What a fab box,and scrummy peppermint creams,lucky mum

Jennifer said...

Wow Nic, grat idea. They look so good you made me fancy a sweet treat. I've had to go get my secret bar of Galaxy from the freezer (yes I hide it in the frozen veg draw lol!) xx Jenny xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is lovely Coops, gorgeous colours, love the frame and those peppermint creams look delish too! Mmmm, my mouths watering :D

nessy said...

oh coops totally amazing box ~not only can you create beautifully , but cook too!! is there no end to your talent???
your mum is going to be so pleased to recieve this, and what a perfect gift idea!!
vanessa xx
ps needs a lovley decorated bag to go in!!!!LOL

Janette said...

Oh Nic how could you....those peppermints look soooo,love,the box,can't stop thinking about those treats now...may have to make

Debs said...

Ooh what a lovely gift. Fab box and those peppermint creams look so yummy!! Debs xx

Christine Levison said...

Wowww what a fab way to use an image!! A wonderful box and those peppermint creams look sooooooo yummy!! And they're a perfect colour!
Christine x

Curlybear said...

OMGosh what a fantastic Peppermint box, I love the image you have used and you've coloured the image so beautifully,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 110 Handmade Christmas Gifts,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh Nic! Hunnie this is just gorgeous & those peppermint creams look just perfectly yummy!!
hugs shell xx

Di said...

Hi,coops, welcome to boxaholics anonymous. I love making boxes. Yours is brill. Love the ribbon threaded around the image. Those sweets look yummy too. Di,x

Lee said...

Oh Nic this is really lovely bet she loves it.Those peppermint creams look soooo yummy,have you eaten them all yet rofl.Hugs to

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous hun and i'm a bit hungry at the mo, can i pop round for a pepperming cream ??? !!, Luv Sam x

Kirsten said...

Hi coops stunning box very elegantly decorated and those peppermint creams look so yummy hugs kirsten...x

{Jane} said...

Fabulous gift

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Vicky said...

Hi hunni this is fabulous I do love making cards but its soooo nice to make something different sometimes isn't it lol. This is gorgeous Nic love the colours sweetie, the mints do look very yummy even tho I dont like peppermint creams....but I'm a fussy bugga lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lindsey said...

Ooooooh gorgeous! This looks yummy and your colouring is fab, love the image! Sorry I haven't been round much lately, mad here! All your recent work looks stunning though!
Can't believe you had a 10 minute labour!!! That must have been like launching a rocket!! Ouch!
Linds xx

jules said...

oh lucky mum!! looks beautiful great idea the peppermint creams do look yummy!!!!

Delphine said...

Amazing box, Coops! Wonderful colour combo, great colouring and image, beautiful layout and I love what is inside too... Hugs Delphine xx

Julie said...

What a gorgeous way of presenting a yummy homemade treat, love the rich colours you've used.