Monday, 19 August 2013

After 8 choccie dispenser

I'm hoping that After Eight mint choccies are available world wide.. serious serious yummyness.. oooh.. wafer thin dark choccie and a mint fondant middle.. I loooves them.. until my lot have been at them and the box is full of empty lil sleeves... grr I could kill em for making me think I had lots more to munch.

While wandering through blogland trying to keep mr mojo at least pretending to live in the house I found a fabby template for an After Eight dispenser on Jokes blog.  Many thanks Joke, yay no more empty sleeves.  nb, I did change the base a teeny bit but not noticeably.

I decided to keep the front fairly simple because I wanted to add a stamped image to one side and lots of decos on the lid. Cream stardream base card,  papers are last years First Editions Festive Treats.  Pic doesnt show it but they're all glittery and lush, I didnt really want to use them but they seemed to be just right for what will be a gift of choccie.  Wee bit of frayed burlap, red stardream and my faithful corner chomper for the panels.  Add in a spellbinders bauble die, lil sweetie jar image cut from a paper in the same pad as the heart paper.  Teeniest weeniest bow and a red pearl in the middle.

I might take a pic again in the morning as the stamped tree isnt showing very well under the task lamp.  Copic r20s, g 40s, assortments of Es and a gold sakura to create the polka dots. Lots of glamour dust over her muff.

An old Magnolia tree stamped in olive versafine then cut is hiding the lil girl.  Crafty Notions red & gold rainbow drops added as baubles.

I went a bit mad on the lid, gold & cream pearl chain looped with pinecones cut with Tim Holtz tattered pinecone die from ochre Canson MiTientes, inked with frayed burlap, shaped then Wow high puff white embossing powder to simulate snow.  The green sprigs are also on the tattered pinecone die, I cut them in olive cardstock but the light has made them a bit bright.  The gold and black pearls on wire are from year before lasts Christmas crackers.. they all knew not to bin the crackers after lunch ;o) 

I think I'm going to enter this one into the following challenges

CraftinDesertDivas        Anything Goes
                                                                                     Fashionista Challenge    Christmas
                                                                                     Lexis Creations             Sparkle and Shine
                                                                                     My Craft Spot              3d Items


kay said...

This is most impressive,now you are showing off lol x

Noreen said...

Oozing with fab delights in every sense of the word, can't wait to have a bash at making it

Beth F. said...

WOW! What an amazing dispenser! It is absolutely stunning. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's!
Beth's Beauties

Robin Carroll said...

very nice! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

Cut One Designs by Robin

Judith said...

This is so pretty Sue, a great idea for Christmas, yes my kids leave the empty papers in the box too!

angie babe said...

fab, sue, does this mean i have to buy some after eights! (rubs hands together! lol) will try to get mojo motivated today, and make it! xx

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful box!! I love the pinecones! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Basslady said...

wow! this is so fantastic!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a fabulous box! The details are wonderful - and how fun that it's especially for After Eights!! (We have them in Canada too.)

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely project thanks for sharing with LEXIS CREATIONS this week
Rachel DT

craftyeyes said...

wow this is stunning welldone xx

Donna and Sara said...

What a terrific 3D project. I love the flowers and the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Elena F said...

Very beautiful 3d dispenser project. Fantastic stamp colouring,beautiful colours and lovely embellishing. Thanks for playing along with us at Fashionista Challenge theme “Christmas” with your project. Hope to see you again next week also!. Good luck in the draw. Elena F.

Gwen said...

so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!