Sunday, 15 March 2009

A Trinket For A Dear Friend......Would You Like To Make One Read This Post!!!!!

Well it really does feel like it's been an age not two weeks.. Thank you so much for all of the lovely get well wishes I've been receiving.. i can't tell you how much it warms my heart.. it really does make me feel so much better.. As some of you know i have two diseases that cause problems from time to time, this time it was our chemist who scared the life out of us.... He thought my immune system was failing because of the symptoms i had and the meds i take.. well it turned out to be a simple case of sinusitis (sorry if I've spelt that wrong..) and a virus in my throat which caused me to loose my voice and my darling hubby thought that was hilarious.. thank you darling..Gosh it really does feel like ages...

I'm not going to be posting any new creations for a couple of weeks but thought i could share some of the things I've created recently with you... i have some catching up to do with e-mails and blurfing..so if i show you things i already did i can take my time and not over do it...at least then Mark doesn't moan at me...hehehe..I have a couple of little give aways this week.. one PIF and one that will open with this post. It starts by me telling you about this little trinket box i created for my dear dear friend Moni.. who i am very happy to say loved it... I've had these little box frames for about four years.. yes i know... crazy but as a crafter you'll know that you get stash and sometimes it takes a while to use it.... Well these little boxes are more like little box frames and i have eight well seven now and i thought that after I've shown this one, I'd give two or three sets away so read on and you can find out how to get one..I stared with a box frame, if you push ever so slightly on the glass it will come out (only do this if you want to fix it back in) and laid four pieces of clunny lace around the top of the box.. the actual frame edge.. and a paper doily inside the box.. i then mixed some gesso with Ranger Ink i used Lettuce and painted over the whole box including over the lace and doily.. i think i actually did this three times just to make sure the lace was covered enough.. I then reattached the glass into the frame using some silicone glue, i thought it was safest to use this but you can use what you feel appropriate.. Then i started to decorate it...I used an SU Certainly Celery Ink Pad and my favourite flourish set by Basic Grey Flourish Edges to stamp all over the outside of the box... then lots of lovely hydrangea flowers that were layered with some tulle and of course the obligatory spacers and brads...some tea roses and a couple of strategically placed crystal pins.. I then took some little alphabet embellishments I've had for six years...i know..I'm terrible for putting things away and not wanting to use them... and spelt out my friends name on the top of the box..My trinket box was filled with goodies for Moni..which included lots of pins and some yummy SU Hodge Podge... Well that's it.. one trinket box.. Would you like to have a go.....? you don't have to do what i did.. you can cover it with yummy papers in fact that's my next project with one.. i would love to give two or three of these away.. depending on how may requests i get that is.hehehe.. I'm going to include one of the box frames which incidentally looks like this when you get it... and I'll pop a few little bits in just in case you want to try to recreate what i did... I'll pop in white hydrangeas that you can ink or dye.. white tea roses, a couple of crystal pins and some tulle, spacers and brads.. how does that sound..?
Well here's what you need to do.. leave a message under this post stating you'd like to try and create a trinket box..simple.. all i ask in return is that you do just that... don't ask for one and then not use it.. it wouldn't be fair to others who really wanted to give it a go.. I'll pick two or three from the list next Sunday 22nd March.. I'll post worldwide so you are all welcome to leave a comment... and if you like pass it on by leaving a link on your blog.. although it's not necessary.. I don't think I've forgotten anything but if i have will someone remind me please... my brain is a little slow from not creating for a while..LOL....

One last thing before i go... it's been a while and i thought you might like to see Gizmo and know how he's doing now... as you know he lost both eyes last year.. well he's doing ok but we don't know yet if he's now going deaf but he's definitely taking every thing in his stride.. He falls asleep in the funniest positions... just look at this... then he wakes up and wonders where he is.. bless his little cotton socks...and before you say "how do you know he's asleep" he's snores like an old man..hehehe... he just snores away while i click away on the laptop...he's a wonderfully amazingly resilient little chap and being blind has not made him any the less mischievous... he's still a little rascal only now he has Mum and Dad wrapped round his little paws....as does Pika too....


Well that's all folks..


Night Night Sleep Tight.. Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite...





20 comments:

Viv said...

You are fantastic at making these boxes and tins and things Tina! They are all goegeous and this one's no exception. Sumptuous!
Not asking for one as i'd probably never round to making it up.
Just wanted ter let you know that I love this one.
Where did you get those pins with things on top, inside the box? They're just what I'm looking for, but don't know what they're called.
Luv Viv xxx

Viv said...

Oops. I was that excited about the pins, forgot to say hya to Gizmo!!!
Give him a hug from me Tina!!
xxxxx

6 wacky women said...

Hi Tina....
So happy to see you back. Glad you are feeling better too!! I really missed your fabulous creations!!

Your trinket box is just gorgeous. Such beautiful details and embellies. So very pretty.

Love the sweet pics of Gizmo. What a precious little fellow he is.

Take care
Karen x

AliMayes said...

I'd love one of those boxes having seen what you've made of it. I've only just started altering things, in fact I've done one box so far but you've inspired me to have another go. If I'm not lucky enough to win one perhaps you could let me know where you got them (if you remember!)
PS I thought I'd just posted but I think I deleted it.
Ali xx

Zoe said...

Hello Tina, I love your pretty creation and I love way you put sweets inside it.
love
Zoe
xxxxx

Christine said...

I love that little box. I think I would make something with it for Mother's Day!!!

Tessa said...

wow what a beautifull box!!!

Karen said...

I get the feedblitz email from your blog and dived straight over from seeing what you have done: It is a beautiful box and I would love to have a go. I'm trying to stretch myself to other things than just cards and this would be a wonderful project for me at the moment.
So glad you are on the mend and that Gizmo is still giving you the run around!

Heidi said...

Tina- that box is absolutely beautiful. I am afraid I would not be able to do it any justice but count me in for willing to give it a try. I would love if mine turned out just like yours! LOL!
And as for Gizmo, well he looks just the sweetest still!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow Tina what a stunning gift. Your trinket box is just so beautiful and Moni will cherish it. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I got your message on my blog and you are so kind to send treats to Zoe. Great to hear Gizmo is doing ok... my cat Gemma snores really loudly too. Sometimes I have to give her a little nudge to quieten her while watching tv! Take care sweetie, Big Hugs, Nikki x

agnes said...

It's good to here you feel youre better.You have make a fabulous box for Moni,beautiful papers/colors.

Hugs from Holland Agnesxx

Laura said...

Wow,beautiful work..Laura

Nixe07 said...

Oh my dear Tina, this box is just stunning and so lovely!!! Such wonderful details you´ve used and the yummy filled stuff are absolutely great too! Thanks so much sweetie for this amazing treasure!!! You know, you´ve put a very big smile on my face :O)
Please take care hun!
Big, Big Hugs and Love
from Moni

Sanne said...

Hi Tina, i love to visit your blog so i have something for you on my blog.
Big hugs sannexx

Ila said...

This is So Beautiful Tina ...the way you put accents together is just Amazing!!...Glad you're feeling better...and Giz is such a Sweetie...my Buddy snores too...not real loud yet ...but give him time...lol....Hugs to you and the boys!!....Ila

Jacilynn said...

Your box is just darling. So beautiful and elegant. I'd love to give this a try. My daughter loves treasure boxes and I think I'd decorate one up for her to keep her treasures in. Have a great day!

megastamper said...

wow tina, that looks so great and very precious. i love the brilliant box.
hugs and a nice week.
bea

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

An absolutely gorgeous box Tina...I'm sure Moni loved it!! ♥

Karen said...

I've got my box!!! Thank you so much Tina - It is beautiful, and the most gorgeous bits and pieces and little card: So sweet.
So, I've come back to the post and re-read what you did for the ideas again. I think I will do something very similar. It's such a lovely little box I don't feel I want to change it much, just add a few bits. Really like the idea of stamping on it in a similar colour as you've done. Soooo excited to get started!
Thank you Tina. You're lovely!
And I hope you're well? xxx

Sol said...

What a beautiful Box! Stunning! Your friend is very lucky! I am collecting boxes to decorate myself.. But havent got started yet! loved it!