Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Special Stuff.....


It's often hard to come up with something hand made for a boy,

but we must not forget they love to receive handmade things too...

I made this for my nephew as a little extra gift for Christmas,
I am going to fill it with chocolate coins :)This cute little box was in my
Design Team Pack, and I just couldn't resist stamping again with these fabulous stamps :)
I used my Stampotique Originals Head & Mr Stripes, The Box is by Collections Chipboard Box & frame set and it was super easy to use, I really enjoyed making this little box.I used my glue stick to adhere old maths text book pages to the box, and PVA glue to glue the corners, then attached little brads through the circles that come with the box, then inked up the corners
other bits I used were Grungeboard Crown, brads, button, acme label I made here
Have a Wonderful weekend everyone :)

17 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Gillian,
That looks so cool!
Love it.

Tammy James said...

Hi Gill,
You use this lil guy and his spider so well!
the box is gorgeous and I love how you have used the grunge board to make a crown, I might have to get mine out for a play this Wend.
Take care.
T. x

KardKrazy said...

This is a fabulous box, Gillian, and I am sure your nephew will love it.
Boys love having things to put things in -- rocks, coins, dirt -- you know:)

SilverMonk Design said...

that is a fantastic box. I love the maths on the front cover!
Boys do love to have their own little box to put treasury....
cheers

Kim said...

Gillian - this is just adorable! Hope all is well my friend!

XXOO

Night Owl Designs said...

OMG, how cute! Great idea Gillian.

audrey h. said...

Gillian...this is so adorable. I love that it is made for a little boy. I have a little boy and I am always trying to create boy-related stuff. Love this box :)

Sarah Schwerin said...

LOVE this Gillian! What a great idea for a little boy! I have both of those stamps - barb blames me for her new addiction! LOL!! Off to check out the store for that box ...

Jen Crossley said...

Gillian this is way to cute I LOVE it
Jen

mamaluke said...

THat is so fab for a boy, I'm sure he'll treasure it with all his treasures inside too!

Hazel said...

This is such a good idea, Gillian - just catching up with your blog - hope you are well xx

Michelle said...

So cute, I love it!

Sue said...

Gillian,
I just came across your blog and I had to say that I just LOVE your work, so much detail.
Sue

Angela Sargeant said...

Oh this is absolutely GORGEOUS Gillian! So perfect for a little guy.

Kathy said...

ohhhhhhhhh this box is just adorable!

Finki said...

This is just the cutest thing ever. I absolutely love the text layering, I'm such a sucker for it. Your work is so clever.
Jay.

Elisa said...

it's always a challenge making handmade works for boys or men but you did it! :D

It passed a long time since I last visit you. I'm glad to see you continue to be so creative :)

Elisa