Saturday 26 May 2012

Lili's Little Fairies aren't square!

Ooops! I had hoped this post would appear before your eyes whilst I was at the hospital yesterday .. .. but .. .. it didn't!  Anyway, better late than never as they say - so this week at Lili's Little Fairies we want to see anything other than square cards and our prize is your choice of 2 stamps from Lili of the Valley (wish I could enter).

I've made a pillow box gift for a new baby girl using the adorable 'all our dreams' baby stamp by LOTV, coloured with Copics.  I've used E50 & 51 for the main skin shades, with a touch of E01 on the cheeks.  The greens are G20, 21 & 24, the pinks RV00 & RV63, the little bunny is E0000, and the rest is coloured with E40-E43.  For the background I used RV000 and B60 then keeping the Nestie in place I've inked with spring pansy Versamagic chalk ink to deepen the edge before adding the stardust Stickles.

Here it is, propped up on my specs case so I could take the picture! I've created a band to go around the pillow box from pink card edged with a MS lace punch and a scrap of freebie magazine paper (I think Nitwits). I've added the pale green satin ribbon tied in a big bow on the top so I can untie and add a little gift later (hope our friends have a baby girl otherwise I'll have to make another one). The embellishments are Marianne dies LRO107, LRO142,and LRO156 with sparkly gems in the centres to tie in with the Stickles.

And here is the back of the pillow box with a little text and my latest Marianne die - CR1213 circle of ivy leaves. 

The Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge that's been running for a week now is for a new baby, so perfect! And I'm going to be cheeky now, because I'm late with my posting I can enter the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge to create anything but a card and Totally Gorjuss' challenge for something new.

Well it is incredibly windy here in Cornwall today, with blazing sunshine too, but my poor garden is taking a battering and the leaves on the strawberry plants have just shrivelled up.  My water butt is empty so I'm getting another one with my Tesco club points and plan on a couple more once the builders have filled in the trenches around the extension - until then, I'm praying that the rain they forecast for tonight is torrential!  Whatever you are doing, enjoy your weekend and don't forget the sun screen!


  1. oh this is so pretty - i love little pillow boxes .. a fab way of giving a small gift!
    Lisa x

  2. Just beautiful and such pretty detail! Its really hot here again today but is quite windy but so needed! Have a lovely weekend Chanelle xx

  3. What a beautiful little pillow box Annie. Love that sweet LOTV image. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat xx

  4. This is just delicious Annie, gorge colours and that LOTV image is soooo.... cute. I really do have to buy that one... oh dear !! You've prompted me to enter the challenge this week, fingers crossed I might be the lucky winner !!!

  5. A delightful project Annie - love the soft appearance of that ribbon & the way your die-cut leaves pick up on your coloured ones in the image.
    Hope you got the rain OK - we've had very little in the Beacons.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Hi Annie,
    This is gorgeous, I love this image and your details are superb.
    Thank you for having me on the team this month.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    (Lili's Little Fairies GDT)

  7. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Anything but a card Challenge with absolutely amazing creation its just perfect,
    I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

  9. Sorry, Annie, I've not been by for a while. I've been away again and, as usual, I'm struggling to catch up. This pillow box and tag is a beaty. Love it! And I loved the cards I missed in between too - especially your heart-baby card and gorgeous note holder. I hope you are okay! Hugs, Lesley

  10. This is the most adorable pillow box I've ever seen. Love the punchwork and the colours and flowers too. Great looking box for a new baby. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  11. awwww this is gorgeous - love that cute image and the colours and well everything - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

  12. Wow! this is a gorgeous pillow box! I love the purple and silver together!
    It's simply beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  13. this box- card is soo cute :)


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