Monday, 10 November 2014

Christmas Wishes.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am in work soon but i will take my laddo across the road to school first.:D
So on to my creation for today and this has been made especially for work.
We put out a tip box just around Christmas time and our old one was a choccy tub covered in wrapping paper.I was asked to make a nice new one and here it is.
I am not sure how long it will last but it will look pretty for the few weeks we need it for,  i`m sure.
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
1.Crafting Cafe Challenge - November Challenge - Not a card
2.Get Creative Challenge - Challenge 1 - Anything goes
3.Dream Valley Challenge - Challenge 94 - Getting ready for Christmas
4.Creative Card Crew Challenge - Challenge 74 - Christmas joy
6.Creative Moments Challenge - Challenge 55 - Anything goes/celebration
7.Crafty Catz Challenge - Challenge 254 - Ribbon/and or lace
8.Pile It On Challenge - Challenge 45 - Special occasion

Apologies for the little bits of blue showing under the top lip, my lamp is showing it through.
Products used are:
Washing capsules box
Gold and white acrylic paints
First edition papers
Distress tool
Gold ribbon - wrapped all the way around
Pearls and pearl swirls
Gold berries
Woodware sentiment stamp.
Lots and lots of crafters companion sparkle spray, about 6 coats to hopefully protect it a little.

The main bit, its such a shame you can`t see how much everything is sparkling, everything has had about 6 coats of sparkle spray.

The flowers, you can see a little of the sparkle here.The acrylic paints were sponged onto the empty container.

And an overhead view.
As you can see there are still little bits of blue showing so i picked papers that have blue and green in them.I didn`t want to paint just in the lip where it opens as it will rub off.
Thanks so much for popping by, it means a lot ;D


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh wow how beautiful Nic, it will certainly get noticed!! Susan x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colours, beautiful detailing and wonderful sparkle.
Sue xx

Juls said...

Oooooh this is gorgeous :-) xx

Doreen said...

Love you beautiful tip box

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Nic. Love the distressed feel and its so beautifully embellished.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Squirrel x said...

I reckon this will be full in a day hunny! Hugs xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation the colours and all the added goodies looks gorgeous.xx
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start


Gorgeous Nic love the colour's and fabulous design and thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sheila said...

Wow this is great Nic. So pretty and rustic looking. Great embellishments etc. X

Lau W said...

Wow ! Superb project, such a nice work !!

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely super, luv Sam x

crafty-stamper said...

A very posh tip box lol-hope you get lots- love the sentiment and gorgeous sparkly flowers
Carol x

Christine L said...

It's fabulous Nic.. and I'm sure will do the job well!! I'm guilty of keeping hold of these tubs too... I keep on thinking that they'll be USEFUL for something! LOL!

Christine x

Pamellia said...

Fantastic project Coops! The antiquing is very impressive and I love how everything is so shimmery! The soft ivory palette is stunning! Love it! hugs :)

Viv said...

Perfect Coops... let's hope your customers fill it for you! x

Margarets designer cards said...

Great box, lovely design and layout, well done hope it gets filled for you

Sarah said...

You are sure to get tips for the container alone Nic, let alone anything else. What a fabulous make from a washing tab container!! xx

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Beautiful, hugs Pops x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Ccops
This is a fabulous ideal... Customers will want to put money in it....
Hugs Sylvie x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little "tip box" nic ... actually the blue showing actually adds to the charm ... looks a bit shabby chic well done ... sorry have not visited for a while been buried in christmas cards as I am sure you are toooooo lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Jacee said...

How fabulous Nic, you have done a smashing job with this box, all you want now is to find it full!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marlies said...

Oh Wauw I love this Christmas box! Beautiful made, I realy like the vintage look and all the sparkle! hugs, Marlies

Unknown said...

love this-love a bot of upcycling! you ahve made a gorgeous box. Thank you for joining us at creative card crew christmas joy challenge! Irene DT xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely decorated box Nic, hope it gets filled up ;) x Susan x

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning make Nic, love the gorgeous details & sparkle.

Donna x

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Nic and you have done a smashing job with it.
x catherine

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your project coops x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, this must be the prettiest tip box in the country! Hope you get it filled quickly :)

Jackie said...

Oh wow, it's gorgeous, and the blue showing through looks great :o)
Jackie xx

ang said...

Gorgeous box,really eyecatching.
Can I ask please how you have stuck the papers to the plastic, I have some coffee tins with plastic lids I want to upcycle but wasn't sure how to do the lids angxx

ang said...

Gorgeous box,really eyecatching.
Can I ask please how you have stuck the papers to the plastic, I have some coffee tins with plastic lids I want to upcycle but wasn't sure how to do the lids angxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great idea, so festive, hope it fills up x

nwilliams6 said...

Pretty tip box - love the sentiment and the details. VERY CREATIVE my friend. Hugz

Janette said...

Oh Nic, this is gorgeous, so pretty, everyone will want to treat the staff now surely....fingers crossed..xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Nic this is awesome, brilliantly designed, hope it is full to brimming you have earned it.
lorraine x

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful Coops love what you have done with the box thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxx

PaperDaisies said...

A great project. Love the design. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Dawn said...

Oh NIc,this is just stunning! I've often thought about how to use these boxes! Not much call for a tip box at my work though! lol
Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafting Cafe this month in our Not A Card challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Cindy said...

Great project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy - DT

Debby said...

Fabulous use of an old choccy tub! Brilliant project xx
Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge over at Get Creative Challenges x
Debby (DT)

chanya13 said...

Beautiful box!!! Love colours and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Guild Master Crystal said...

Fantastic project! I love the great embellishments.
Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

melsanford said...

Awwww, this is just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx