Saturday, 11 May 2013

Lili of the Valley Anything But a Card

Welcome to my new followers! Thank you for investigating this slightly eclectic corner of Blogland!

Evening, all! I hope your weekend is going well! Apparently in the UK we are to be blessed with wind and rain this weekend - perfect crafting weather, methinks!

My daughter is collecting items for a 'care box' for a friend who hasn't been well, and so I made this for her to fill. Sacha (my daughter) makes very thoughtful care boxxes, they usually contain a book and some nice bath things! Though once she made one for me that included very unromantic knickers and socks!!!

I upcycled a tissue box, covering it inside and out with papers from the LotV/Nitwits 'Perfect Pair' paper stack.

The image is Summer Lovely Lilies and I coloured her with Promarkers - how useful the narrow nibs are for detailed images! The list of Promarkers is below. I used a scalloped oval Nestie to cut her out, and lightly distressed through the die with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

An Arty shot:

Here's another side view, showing part of a bow made with baker's twine from stash, and a handmade lily punched with a Tonic Studios set.

I used some holographic card for the middle of the lily, but otherwise there's no bling, it didn't seem right. The gingham tape that is along the edges was a freebie from a magazine. I'm rather pleased with this - I know the recipient very well, and I think she'll like it!

Challenges I'm entering:

Lili's Little Fairies Anything but a Card

Thanks for looking, guys, and have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Walnut, Cocoa, Sandstone; Antique Pink, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink; Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink; Ice Grey 2 + Blender (on the dress); Holly, Forest Green, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Sunflower; Ice Grey 1


Anonymous said...

Love your altered Tissue Box! I think this is a great idea!

and I love the idea of care packages for friends when they aren't well of in general!

Lovely colours and great lilly flower, beautiful image too!

mags said...

This is lovely Mags. A beautiful altered box which will make a gorgeous care box.

Sue said...

This is stunning Mags. I love the design with the sweet image and such a beautiful flower.
Thank you for taking part in the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this week
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Bridie @ said...

Fab project, I love the Lilly flower, just gorgeous

Thanks for your lovely comment.



Lythan said...

A care box is such a lovely idea and this one is beautiful

Sheila said...

What a fantastic idea for upcycling tissue boxes. Must give this a go soon. How thoughtful of Sacha - wishing her friend well. Enjoy your weekend Mags x

Dianne said...

Hey Mags, its been forever since I was here I do apologize, I don't get your post in my mail, ans I've been so busy swimming every morning, anywho I promise to visit more often.
Now this box is BRILLIANT,I have a whole shelf of empty kleenex boxes, Now that you have given me the desa, thanks for that:O).. You have decorated it beautifully, the image is colored so beautifully and loooove the gorgeous, flower, thanks for sharing your wonderful creation...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love that image. Thanks so much for playing at LLF

pinky said...

That is such a lovely idea and makes the care box even more special. Love it Mags.

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous mags.fab pretty papers and I love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a beautiful gift box Mags, I would never have guessed it was an old tissue box! Our weather is pants here too ... rain, wind, hail ... more like November than mid-May!

Mrs A. said...

Pretty. I love the Nit Wits range of papers. You have made a grand job of covering the box inside and out. Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

Awesome creation Mags, and love the stamp, may just purchase this one. Just bought heaps and waiting for their arrival now this has taken my fancy...have joined your blog as a new member...awesome things here...
luv aNNIe

Kat W said...

A fantastic upcycling idea and beautiful result! Gorgeous colour combo and embellishments.
Thanks for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies this week.
Kat x

Jules said...

Oh Wow Mags!!!

This is wonderful.

What a fabby project .. .. and that lily is simply amazing!!! Love it!

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, just love the recycling fab idea!
Hugs Shell xx

Liz McGuire, said...

What a brilliant idea, love this project,

Liz x

Di said...

Hi Mags - what a brilliant idea! And so kind.

Love the box you made and this is just perfect for the current LOTV challenge.

When are you coming to play in the Playground then? C'mon, dig out your snippets. There's a lovely bunch of charms and cord, donated by Jules, to be won this week!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful!
What thoughtful gifts your daughter makes!
I'm sure the recipient is going to love it.

I ma always amazed by the types of things you get for free in magazines in the UK! Lucky girl!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is fantastic what a brilliant way of recycling it really looks very pretty especially the papers and that image, I love it.
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Hi Mags, firstly apologies for being such a bad blogger and abandoning you for ages - hopefully I'll be getting around blog world more regularly now.

Love the altered box - it's just gorgeous and that image is soooo sweet! It's lovely idea and I'm sure the recipient will really appreciate it.

Cheerio for now,

PS - ~Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog when my daughter was having school problems. Thankfully they've sorted it all out now, and she is back to her normal happy (well mostly happy!!) self.