Oh wow Ive had a fabulous day today, Ive been to the NEC and bought lots of goodies and met some fabulous blogging friends, and even watched Tab and Kim on the Magnolia stand creating their gorgeous images ready for making up their cards. Oh what can I say but it was a brilliant experience to see how patiently Kim paints with her Distressed Inks, and Tab with her pencils, they are an inspiration believe me, I dont know whether I would have the patience to work so intensly as they both do, Im afraid my work is a lot quicker than theirs, but they did give me such lovely comments on my work and that boosted my ego no end, so thank you girls for such a lovely experience. Im just sorry I didnt get to see Bev and Marcea, but by 12.45pm I was exhausted with all the pushing and shoving that was going on, that my hubby and I decided to call it a day and make for home.
Anyway this weeks Stampin for the Weekend Challenge is a Festive Goodie Box, now this is the first time Ive made such a large one so wasnt quite sure how it would turn out, anyway its basically two piece of card 3"x 6"x 1" and 3" in depth, that Ive covered with some papers that I printed from the Nitwit Downloads, the bottom one is snowflakes, for the lid Ive used a slightly larger size 3.50"x 6" x 1" and this is 1.50" in depth, I hope this makes some sense, anyway these were made into a rectagles I then made two large top and bottoms covered them with more paper, the lid is a check pattern which was then attached to the rectangle to created a lid. I should have said that the bottom of the box was covered with a piece of the snowflake design.
My stamped image is one of the new Whiff of Joy Blue Egg stamps, isnt it gorgeous, a lovely little figure in a Christmas stocking, Ive stamped and coloured it with my copic pens, and mounted it onto a piece of red card, this was then attached to the lid of my box to right hand bottom corner, I then arranged a Christmas decoration above it, and inside the box Ive popped some toffee's and some chocolate eclairs, makes you feel hungry doesnt it.