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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

It's TLT - Christmas Blog Hop and Guest Designer Jovita's Challenge - Winter Wonderland!

OMG..I'm so excited... The Christmas Blog Hop!! You should have arrived here from the start at the gorgeous Mary J where you will have picked up your first letter on the hunt to solve the hidden Christmas related word to win a prize. If you haven't head on back to get your letter :-D

Here are a reminder of the rules... First if you haven't already grab the bloghop banner for your blog (though you don't have to have a blog to win)
 As you go along you will see that each DT will ask a question. All you have to do is answer the question and take a note of the first letter of your answer. Once you have all the letters email us at lcichallengeblog@aol.com with the word you have spelt.
Ok, lets get on with the hop!!
This weeks challenge has been chosen by our lovely Guest Designer Jovita and she has chosen Winter Wonderland.

Here's my project...


I saw a coaster gift box tutorial by Taylor VanBruggen on SCS a while back and have been waiting for the right time to try it out.  I changed it up a little bit by using jute instead of ribbon to 'tie' it together. I also covered both sides of the coasters.


You can see how I've tied it together from this angle


I filled the inside with of the gift box with  irridescent straw and filled a candy bag with my favourite Lindt chocolate balls (yummy), tied the bag with jute and sat it on top of the straw.


I inked up Tom and the Reindeer and coloured him with my Copics. Poor Reindeer looks a bit blotchy...I just wasn't getting my blending right :-( I used Swarovski jet crystals for the snowman's buttons, glitter on his hat and scarf and Fluffy Stuff on the trim of the hats and Tom's coat and boots. I didn't have small enough crystals for Toms buttons so I faked them by colouring them black and adding a dab of Glossy Accents.

So what do you think? I hope you like it and it inspires you to try it
yourself :-D

This is my gift to one lucky blog hopper ...


...5 beautiful colours (clear, pale rose, rose, amethyst, aquamarine) of  2mm and 3mm and 3mm emerald and siam Swarovski crystals. The surprise will be in the parcel when it arrives in your post box :-D

And here is my question....What is Graceful Ruby skating on?

Got it? Ok, write down the first letter of your answer and head on over to the lovely Sue to get some more inspiration and the next letter. Good luck!!!

Oh, and once you get back to the Challenge blog make sure you check to see if you're one of the winners from last weeks challenge...it could be you!


Hope you have great fun on the hop :-D

Catch ya later x

27 comments:

Mary J said...

That is just brrrrrilliant, Kerry! And your colouring is amazing!

Choccies - yum - wanna send to me?! ;)

Julye said...

Hi Kerry i do hope this isn't a trick question am I suppose to put the answer here, or just keep it to myself. Love the coastetrs might have to look for some as bargins in the sales and have a try, thanks for sharining and merry christmas.

theCook said...

Beautiful gift box!

Nikbee said...

A fab gift box. I love the coaster idea and a fab image.

Nikki x

pinky said...

Oh its just gorgeous Kerry, what a cute little image and it makes such a gorgeous gift.

Helen Ann said...

Gorgeous and what a cool idea for a pressie, love those chocs too (though it's the white ones that I'm slightly addicted to lol)
Hel x

Amanda R said...

This is too cute! I never thought to put chocolate in it but it doesn't get any better than that does it? Merry Christmas Kerry!

Pami said...

What a great project Kerry, got to try this one!! It looks so fabulous! Well done on the blog hop! Pami x

Anita said...

Wow, I love this little gift box Kerry. You've colored it beautifully and I love the fluffy stuff and sparkles. I can't wait to get those chocolates in the mail lol!

Whimsey said...

So cute; love how you've stitched it together with jute rather than ribbon - absolutely flabulous!

Can I have the candy inside? LOL

What fabulous creations your team has made; super fun blog hop!

Lisa Jane said...

Love the idea Kerry - will remember that one lol.. Tom looks soooo cute . And the contents of the box look rather yummy
Lisa ;)

Rusty said...

Wow that looks fab!! What a beautiful present you made just for me, and you just know that they are my favourite choccys!! love what you have done Kerry, looks megamazing! xx

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

WOWSER!!! What an amazing project Kerry!!! Such a perfect pressie for a lovely friend (er hellloo???) Love those chocs, have you tried the white ones though... devine mmmmmmmmmm
Such a fun idea
xxxx

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

super project, looks fab!

gocanucksgo said...

What a cute box. I love the laced up edges. Great work =) Oh, she's skating on ice.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Kerry this is super. I love it. Especially the sweets and Tom is my babys name (mind you he is 6 now) Right off to pop over to Sue for question 3!!! Hazelxo

Paula said...

Wow this is beautiful and thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Michele said...

wonderful gift packaging! I need to go look at that tutorial. Love how you colored and embellished the image.

Annette said...

Love it Kerry, very festive AX

Nikki said...

Sweet Box filled with yummy goodness :)

Lyndi said...

Lovely wee box - and Lindt choccies yummmm...

Lxx

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful creation with wonderful colours. I like it.

Hugs MOnika

A New Crafter said...

Thanks for chances of winning some great candy, the blog hops are always good use of an hour to relax and browse the teams blogs, bliss! love the idea of the coasters and the chocies too (of course!). Cute, cute and cute...

Dana said...

What a great idea gift!! I think your reindeer turned out perfect!! Lot's of people spend hours trying to figure out how to make Copics look like fur and look.. you did it in no time!! lol.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
I have the answer and will email at the end ; )
Hugs~
Dana

Purple Crazy said...

What a fab creation, reindeer looks fine to me hun, xx

Carrie said...

What a fabby idea hun... and I spy choccies lol.. I love this image too...god help my bank balance lol!!!

Sue Upson said...

Such a fabulous idea, and a great gift idea too :-) Love the look on the reindeers face - too cute!!

Sue xx