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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Poinsettia Box and some thrilling news...

Hello Blog Friends, 

For the last few weeks I've been on the edge of my seat wondering and hoping that 
I would get through the first round of the 2012 Spellbinders Design Team.  
Yesterday afternoon I received the news and it was a.....
 'YES' 
(I did a little skip around the kitchen!)
I have two further rounds to go so please keep everything crossed for me.
I'm putting my serious thinking head on for the next round!

So, back to craft - continuing with the Layered Poinsettia theme! 
(I will run out of projects with this soon...and then I will shock you with lots of flowers and butterflies!) 

This time I'm featuring a poinsettia on top of a Square Bracket Edge Box.  
This combines two of my very favourite die templates and so useful too. 
To add a little more interest I set an eyelet into one edge of the box lid, 
tied a bow twine and added a tiny tag with crystal gems.
I like to add just a light touch of ink to my projects, just around the edges. 
I reach for the same one again and again, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye.
I think all crafters have certain favourite products that they use repeatedly - what's yours?

Today is a working day for me in London, we are having a Christmas lunch so that can't be bad!
Thanks for stopping by.
Back tomorrow, have a great Thursday everyone.

18 comments:

melanie said...

Great Idea lets hope you get through the next 2 rounds I`ll keep my fingers crossed for you .Melanie

Lindyloo said...

Wow Christine, some news. Well I truly hope you get through the final rounds and remain on the design team for some time to come. You have some lovely inspirational ideas and I'm sure there are loads more yet to be seen.
Keeping everything x'd for you.
I love this cute little box and as to the poinsettias again, adore them so no complaints here.
My favourite product has to be my own handmade crochet ribbon. It is time consuming but I love it and find it relaxing to make and then when I add it to my handmade cards I feel so proud. It makes up into lovely flowers also. Is that a bit boastful, I hope not, its not meant to be I promise. I have two favourite inks, Broken China and antique linen; both soft colours that can add drama when needed.
I do hope you enjoy your christmas lunch today. All the best
Linda

Rosemary said...

Good luck Christine, you can do it.

I use ink a lot too but never the same colour. I probably use Tea Dye most though.

Lucycat said...

Really pleased you have got through 1 st round but not surprised, your designs are great.

Bridget Larsen said...

Every week I look for your WOYWW post but alas this week there was none so I came to hunt you down LOL cos I love your desk, it is one of the unique ones I have come across. Not to mention all your designs are awesome
Bridget #24 WOYWW

Bridget Larsen said...

Congratulations on your 1st round for Spellbinders Design Team

Karen said...

Brilliant news Christine - I'm sure you'll think up some stunning projects.

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful box. Congrats on getting thru the 1st round. Fingers crossed that you go all the way! Love, Julia xxx.

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Congrats Girlie! Loving your box! Have a Wonderful lunch & see you Sunday xxx

Redanne said...

I never tire of the poinsetta, the box is perfect with it on top. Many congratulations on getting through the first round, you must feel very proud and they are very lucky to have you! Regards Anne Rx

Craftychris said...

The box is beautiful! Well done getting through round one - fingers crossed for the other rounds, you should sail through cause your designs are fab!! Hope you had a nice lunch x

Susan.... said...

Congratulations ! l will definately keep everything crossed for you ! Good luck in the next round....Hope you had a lovely lunch today !
l absolutely love that little box !
Hugs
Susan x

Susan Flynn said...

Congrats on getting through the first round Christine, they'd be daft to let you go! Love this box so much that my husband has got it me for Christmas and I have used it for our table dec orations for Christmas day but not as pretty as yours - lol!

My name is Cindy said...

Congratulations on getting this far and good luck for the next rounds!! Tea dye is a particular favourite of mine too. I'm also a bit addicted to Bakers Twine at the moment!!

Judy Hayes said...

Such a cute box!
Congrats on 1st round!!! Wishing you the best for round 2!

baconbits said...

Congratulationson the 1st round win - good luck for the next two, it should be a breeze.
Like you i love the poinsettia die and have asked santa for the bracket box die. I just adore what you have done with this box.
Hugs Amanda x

Jessica said...

Whooo hooo! Congrats and good luck! I hope you go the rest of the way.

Sandra Riley said...

Warmest Congratulations, got everything crossed for the next rounds, but I am sure you will be fine!
Look forward to your 2012 Creations!
Hugs
Sandra Riley

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