Sunday, 7 September 2014

Blog Candy Winner and Sunflower Tissue Box Inspiration

Evening everyone. I hope you are all having a good weekend:) If you follow me on Facebook then you will know that I am having a few days away.  We have driven to the Alps with a detour around the Nurburgring. The scenery has been breath taking to say the least:)

Blog Candy Winner

So as promised I have chosen the Blog Candy Winner by random org..... :)
The winner of the chalkboard card, a Heartfelt Creations stamp and some crafting goodies is........................................ Fern Dunsmore.....Congratulations Fern:) It may be a few days before I get back to you, but if you email me your details I will get your blog candy together and post it off to you.

Today's Inspiration

This is the Tissue box that I made using the 6" paper panels from the paper.

  • The Tissue box is one that I picked up from Ally Pally last year.
  • I have painted the edges with Distress ink using weathered Wood
  • I have chosen the panels so that each side has something interesting on it.
  • When I cover my MDF projects, when possible I adhere the paper before cutting and then cut round the edge with a knife,
  • I have adhered the paper to the lid and edges turning the lid upside down and cutting the opening out.
  • Next I have die cut the decorative circle out adhered it over the opening and again turned the lid upside down and cut the opening out with a knife,
  • I have added some lace around the opening adhering it from the inside.
  • I have die cut 4 decorative borders from the Cut Mat Create collection and add these to the sides of the lid.
  • I have stamped and die cut lot's of the Sunflowers...stamping them in the Vintage Sepia Versafine ink onto cream card and colouring in with Distress Markers - Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade. 
  • I have added these to the box cascading them from the lid down the side as you can see in the photo. I have also added some leaves and some of the flourish leaves from the Cut Mat Create die collections.
  • Although there isn't a specific front to the box I have added a flower on the side that I have used the Sunflower stem paper panel on and also a bow.
  • To finish off the tissue box I have added some Hobby House string pearls and some Platinum Stickles glitter on the edges and on the Sunflowers,
  • Oops nearly forgot the feet... I think these just finish the box off. These ones that I have used are from The Hobby House.....which when I get time to finish, on my website along with all the other Hobby House embellishments:)
I had better finish off here as I have an early start:)
Take Care:) x


  1. Beautiful tissue box Nikki, so pretty. Enjoy your break away , it sounds wonderful.
    Congratulations to Fern on blog candy win x

  2. Really adorable creation Nikki!!! Love the DP and wonderful cluster of flowers:)

  3. Congrats Fern on the blog candy win, and Nikki your break away sounds just wonderful.
    The tissue box is just simply beautiful as is this whole sunflower collection. x

  4. Morning Nikki, Enjoy your time away in the Alps, I can imagine how breathtaking the scenery will be.
    Congratulations to the very lucky Fern, enjoy your goodies !!
    This tissue box is stunning, gorgeous colours and fabulous compilation, stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Morning Nikki, have fun in the alps.
    This tissue box is stunning, love this paper package just beautiful
    Carol x

  6. So you was the one that bought all the tissue boxes.When I got there there was none
    I love what you have done with your one. This really is a gorgeous project. This heartfelt collection is one to have in my collection I think.

  7. This is beautiful Nikki. I have decorated a few tissue boxes myself in the past but not up to this standard - really lovely.

  8. Congrats to Fern , enjoy !
    Such a lovely box Nikki , lovely idea and decoration.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  9. Hi Nikki,
    Such a beautiful box, love the decoration....I love the HC sunflowers it's such a pretty set.
    Congratulations to Fern enjoy your wonderful prize.

    Love Sheila xx

  10. Congratulations Fern! What an amazing tissue box! It's so gorgeous. I love the Sunflower design - gorgeous set! Have a lovely time away xxx

  11. Hi Nikki
    What a gorgeous box,would make an ideal gift.This collection is wonderful,very cheerful.Congratulations Fern.
    Love Angela x

  12. HI this is gorjuss! Have a great safe trip and a well deserved rest after all those shows!!!

  13. Hi Nikki
    Your tissue box is stunning, have a great time away
    Congratulations to Fern
    Best wishes, Pat

  14. Hi Nikki, very beautiful box. Have a lovely break, Lilian

  15. Hi Nikki
    I love the tissue box - so pretty! Hope you have a good time away. There's ally something magical about a road trip, sounds like you have the scenery to admire ,
    Best wishes, Anne O

  16. Gorgeous tissue box Nikki - worth having a cold just to use it! Have a great trip and enjoy your rest. Pat x

  17. Thanks for explaining so clearly how you decorated this super tissue box. It's very pretty!

  18. Juat amazing, absolutely gorgeous, so elegant!!!!

  19. I have just ordered the sunflower collection and have watched you on c & c. Thanks for giving us such fantastic inspiration. I love your projects, so much more than just cards. Your tissue box is so pretty.

  20. Wonderful project, love all the detail, have a lovely time away, xx

  21. Hi Nikki, this is just stunning, must have a go, just love it!
    Hugs Annie x

  22. beautiful project, pretty sunflowers too.

  23. Hi nikki.
    Ur ideas are stunning and I've enjoyed watching ur shows lately. This collection is simply stunning although I'm not allowed any craft stuff till after Xmas. Boo hoo :-(
    Congrats to fern enjoy ur prize. Xx

  24. What a beautiful tissue box. I really love it.


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