Wednesday 30 November 2011

Divas By Design Anything Goes

Its time for another challenge over at Divas & this time its an Anything Goes theme, so lots of scope to create & I look forward to seeing the entries.
I have 2 close  friends & 1 of them was going to New Zealand for Christmas & New Year, so we had an early Xmas lunch last week & I gave both of them a tissue box I had made for them. I didn't want it to be just a Christmas gift but something for all year round, so I decided to make each side a different season
Here is the Winter scene. A Magnolia Tilda & lamp, coloured with Promarkers & snowflakes covered with Pinflair Snow Dust. paper from Papermania Noel set. Magnolia die used to create the lacy effect at the top & the season created in Word. Every edge is distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The next one is Spring, again with a Magnolia Tilda with Apples. Flowers from stash,as is the paper,the image coloured with Promarkers, everything the same as before.
Then we have summer, a Magnolia Tilda & Surfboard, coloured again with Promarkers. Paper from stash. The sun I made by cutting out a circle & some elongated diamond shapes. Palm trees from a set that I found buried in a drawer that I have had for years by Impex Creative Crafts.
Lastly we have autumn, Magnolia Tilda & leaves. Paper from stash & everything else the same as before.
Finally the top where I wound raffia around the top of the side of the box & added the flowers as seen from stash. The leaves are a punch, no idea of make as unmarked.
These were a labour of love as it took me 2 evenings to colour the images, then another 2 evenings to create & decorate, but they were very well received, so well worth it for 2 of my closest friends.
This challenge was sponsored by Crafty Pad

Entering into the following challenges
Creative Craft Challenges Free For All
Scrap-Creations Xmas
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Tis The Season
The Crafty Bloggers Network Other Than A Card (3d)
CraftyBoots Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Use a Magnolia stamp before 2011 collections (all of mine are)


Unknown said...

Hi Dawn, what a wonderful creation. So much work has obviously gone into it and what a thoughtful gift.
Hope your early Christmas lunch was fun, we had one too as we had Grandad visiting last weekend and Emily insisted that we had to have the Christmas tablecloth and crackers!

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab idea - i love all the different seasonal images.. so pretty and useful too .. a brilliant gift
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

Love, love the box and the idea of the seasons Dawn. Great designs on each side.
Hope your week is going well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cazz said...

Gawjuss :-) xx

Berry said...

What a stunning seasonal tissue box! This is fab work Dawn hugs Rebekah xx

Carly said...


Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxoxox Carly

Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a neat gift idea, I'm sure your friend loved it.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge. But the fun doesn't have to stop there, why not enter our blog hop and the chance to win some candy?


Wendy said...

Hi Dawn..This is fabulous, love all the seasons on each side, really gorgeous, such a wonderful gift.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

brilliant, thanks for entering the CBN challenge, good luck xx

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable tissue box, Dawn. I am a big, big, big Maggie fan and just had to come take a look. Such a great idea to embellish for all seasons. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion 'Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Dawn how clever to use the four seasons that is brilliant inspiration and of course this is extra special with all those beautiful Tilda's this is excellent
Lorraine x

Emma H said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Mary C said...

This is such a wonderful Christmas gift you created for your friends. I love that you included all the season, wonderful work! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.