Wednesday, 21 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

So, are you all ready for the big day? No??? Me neither ;-) Things have been hectic in our house to say the least as my nan has been in and out of hospital with a broken hip, broken arm and other things and my mini monkey has had a nasty ear infection for over a week. So if I haven't dropped by your blog for a while that is why x

This is my last make for Christmas, it is a tissue box cover for our lovely neighbours. I say it is my last make for Christmas, I think it is actually the only thing I have made bar cards, tags and a couple of altered gift bags.

I used the tutorial here but changed the dimensions to fit my tissue box. The pink cardstock has been embossed with snowflakes and then I've wiped a brown chalk inkpad over for a distressed look. The gorgeous bear is designed by StampArt aka Kathy and called HollyBelle. She is available to purchase here.

Image - HollyBelle coloured with Promarkers
Paper - October Afternoon
Cardstock - Bazzill kraft & Core'dinations Tim Holtz
Flowers - selection from Crafty Emma's Store
Metal corners - present from a lovely lady, thank you lovely lady x
Tools - Oval Nesties, Fiskars border punch, Sizzix snowflake embossing board, brown chalk inkpad, Stardust Stickles


  1. Sounds like my household :(

    Hope your nan is recovering and that your lo is better before the big day.

    This box is stunning! I think I'll have to move and become your neighbour :D

    Have a fab Christmas

    Claire x

  2. Oh I am sorry to hear about your Nan and your Monkey. I hope your Nan is now improving Sarah.
    Your box is just gorgeous,I keep going to have a go at one of

  3. Beautiful tissue box - so pretty in pink! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular! Hugs, Marcy

  4. Sarah this is beautiful. Hope your Nan and little boy are getting better.
    Have lovely Christmas.

  5. Fabulous box!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  6. Hope things improve for you and yours in the new year hun - love the tissue box

  7. Gorgeous box, Sarah. Hope there's good news for your Nan and that the little fella improves a lot for Christmas day

  8. beautiful box sarah.the image is so sweet and i love your pretty colours and details :D
    i hope everyone is feeling better for christmas.

    xx coops xx

  9. What a nice box! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  10. this is beautiful Sarah and what a great idea for a handmade gift. Thanks for the link to the tutorial I will definitely be trying this one out :) Gemm x

  11. Oooh Sarah this is absolutely gorgeous, I wish I was your neighbour lol.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas hunny and Santa is kind to you :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  12. Beautifully done! Love the image you've used and the corner pieces are a perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at MMCS.


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  14. Beautiful tissue box. Such a lovely idea. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  15. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs pops x

  16. Wow this is a stunning tissue box. Beautifully decorated! Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge.
    Diane xx

  17. Wow, this is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!

  18. This looks wonderful. What a fabulous idea. Your cute little teddy looks lovely. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Andie xx