Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Challenge at Di's Digis

And a good evening to you all :-)   I just haven't had five minutes to "blog" recently, but this evening I've managed to get on here and remind you that there's a new challenge starting today at Di's Digis.  This time we want you to include a Person and an Animal;  Di has so many images that fit the bill, the hardest part for me was choosing one!
 I thought I'd do something a little different (well, different than a card, lol) this time... I've altered a little box I bought in a discount store.  
The cuter than cute image I've used is Daisy with Basset, and it's available here.  I've coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, which gave a nice texture to the dog's coat, and added some Viva Decor Pearl dots randomly around the image - it gives a sort of dreamy effect I feel, not sure WHY I feel that, but I do :-)  There's also some Pink Stickles on Daisy's petticoat and some Glossy accents on the Basset's nose.
The silver corners started as chipboard (from Make It Crafty, sadly no longer available), I heat embossed them with silver EP and run some silver cord between them to better frame the image.  The dragonfly (again, from Make It Crafty) got the embossing treatment and a bit of Pink Stickles just to jazz it up a bit more.
I covered the outside of the box with some lovely lavendar handmade paper, which has silver threads in it, then added some gros grain ribbon around the lower edge of the lid.  I added some silver cord above that as it just didn't look "finished" then embossed a chipboard slider (from, you guessed it, Make It Crafty) with silver EP and added that as detail on the "front" of the lid - it covered the join in the ribbon.
I added some lovely textured pearl card to the inside of the box, it is so much nicer IRL, finishing the top edge with more of the grosgrain ribbon and the inner corners with silver cord. And that's it!!
I'm really happy with the end result, I'm going to make a couple more with some of my horde of printed images - great to have on hand and they get those images coloured (the part I enjoy the most) and out there where they should be!
I hope you get a chance to check out the rest of the team's work , awesome as always, and a chance to join in the challenge too; there's a fabulous prize on offer from SVG cuts, and as always if you use one of Di's gorgeous images you go in an extra draw with a prize of two digis.
I'd like to enter the following challenges with my "altered" box

#194 Animals
Animal Antics
#228 Truly Dimensional
Mother's Day, Special Girl
115 Mother's Day, Special Lady, Female Birthday
89 Show some skin
312 Girls, Girls, Girls
Mixed Media no cards
Anything Goes
Colour It
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
#102 Anything Goes

On a personal note, I'd like to thank those of you who left me comments re my recent accident (or as my husband refers to it, clumsiness!), your well wishes were much appreciated :-)  I received a letter from the hospital in the week giving me the results of my MRI; the osteoarthritis in my hip has reached end-stage, bone on bone (which I knew already) the fall caused Bone Marrow Oedema... let me tell you, it hurts!  The MRI and some blood tests are showing some markers for Rheumatoid Arthritis too, which I'm not happy about (Osteo is no fun, but I'm sure RA is worse)  After being treated for ten years for Osteoarthritis, you do wonder why they've only just looked at the possibility of RA.  I have to go to a Rheumatologist now, as well as the Orthopedic Surgeon to discuss the inevitable hip replacement - all of which is seriously cutting into the little crafting time I have left, with the continuing pool area renovation we're knee deep in soaking up huge chunks of time... and energy!  Oh well, at least I'm not bored, lol
I'm trying to get a cake made for the twins' birthday too - can you believe they turn ONE in two weeks time, now THAT year went fast!!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning box Ginny x

Regan said...

This is an adorable altered box! Wonderfully colored and I love the corner treatments! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Vicky said...

Fabulous as always hun....:o)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Awwww Di just has the cutest images ever! This is totally adorable. I love your design and wonderful colouring.
So sorry to hear about your health problems, it must be awful for you having to live with so much pain.
On a happier note - my goodness, I can hardly believe the twins are nearly one! Yes, that year has gone far too quickly and it has been a very eventful one for you.
Take care, hugs Sue xx

Teresa Kline said...

hi Donna, this is the cutest gift box, such a cute image and your coloring is dreamy! Sure glad you linked up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Joey said...

Donna this is so pretty, beautiful. Joey xx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful box Donna, love the very sweet image and pretty design.

Donna x

Lin said...

I'm getting the feeling Donna that when you venture into the Make it Crafty store, something makes the website shudder and all manner of things virtually fall into your basket!

Fabulous box, such a soft subtle look to it. I think the dreamy quality is partly to do with the soft pink outline around your image.

So sorry to hear you are having such horrible health issues. I have Osteo, and so far I am coping without medication, but I dread the day I need surgery. I wish you lots of luck

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Unknown said...

Cute little box love it thank you for joining in with us at digi sketch and good luck

Tracey said...

Your box is stunning! The image is very sweet. I love the colour scheme, and the ribbon, silver cord and ribbon slide really add to this.
I'm so sorry to hear of your accident. I too know how awful osteoarthritis can be, it's horrible, and now possibly RA on top of it :( I hope your visit with the rheumatologist goes well. Thanks for taking part in our current challenge at Crafty Cardmaker's & More! I hope you join us again next time.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

fionalawlor said...

Ooo this is gorgeous! Such a sweet image and I love your beautiful ribbon slider and dragonfly :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
Fiona x

Tracy Penney said...

Beautiful box. That image is adorable and I really love the little embellishments. Great job. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

Billie A said...

Beautiful work beautiful box. Love the precious image on top and the details. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge.

downrightcrafty said...

Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

So adorable and gorgeous. Hope the pain becomes more manageable, sending some hugs.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful alterations to your box, thank you for sharing it with us at CCM&M this time.

Mollie said...

Beautiful box! Your image is precious and I love your coloring! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at HIMCR!

Mollie's Motif

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the image so sweet.
I hope they sort you out soon & you get back some crafty time

Hugs Shell xx

Heather said...

A beautiful box Donna, a lovely design and pretty colours - your sweet image is beautifully coloured and gorgeous embellishments!!!

Thanks so much for joining >Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Jo Nevill said...

Sooo pretty and your image is just the cutest !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Stacey said...

Great box thanks for sharing with us at That Craft Place x Stacey S x

Chris said...

I just love boxes, this one is great. Your image is adorable and beautifully colored. The corners are gorgeous and I love the dragonfly. Just a great project.
thanks for sharing it with us at SFTW.

Debbie said...

This is such a pretty box Donna. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x