Sunday, November 29, 2009


Hello and a wonderful Sunday. Today i want to show you a gift that i have prepared to give to a dear friend. I had to think and do some research to find something that i believe she does not already have :-) and that's hopefully her taste.
On the first picture you can see the ebony finished hardwood box, which i could not resist to give some sparkle with Shimmerz spritz and decorated simply with a silver frame and some letters.

Now of course the inside had to be decorated with my Magnolia's :-) i had several images out even the new Christmas ones but i ended up with this lovely die cut irecent paper and layered that one over a sheet of pink patterned paper. From there i knew, which Tilda i wanted to use. I think it is just a nice all year round image, she's hopefully not bored of to see.

Here are some extra pictures - i did not fill up the box entirely to show you how absolutely PERFECT the Shimmerz paints fit into that box. However i could not go to crazy with decorating the inside of the box otherwise it would not close anymore. Oh, and the other day when i got myself some extra paints, i got "Opal" which does not look every exciting on the pictures but oh.. when i used it.. it is very lovely! I think it gives the paper a settled vintage look without overpowering with too much pink. I have mixed this color with Candle light and the result was really pretty as well.
If you want to know where to get this box, please email me i will share the information, i just simply don't want my friend to know how much the box was.

Have a wonderful Sunday. Thank you for visiting me today.
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Jolanda Aufdenkamp - van Tilburg said...

It's beautiful Claudia. Wish I had a friend like you ;)

Have a nice sunday

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful, your friend will love this gift, you have put so much thought into the presentation, it is truly beautiful!!
hugs Angela x

DawnMarie said...

Hi Claudia, sorry I've not been about much, was a bit poorly. What a lucky friend you have!! A stunning gift. Hope you are well. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Very pretty! Your friend is so lucky!!

Ewelina said...

O wow, gorgeous box.

Bribrie said...

Trés belle réalisation ! Bravooo

Moni said...

Great job, love it! Hugs,moni

Kristine said...

WOW sweetie!
This gift is amazing! I love how you decorated it!! And ht ebox is just PERFECT for the shimmerz!
Hugs to you;)

Christina C. said...

Hi Sweetie. . . your friend will simply love this very thoughtful and beautiful gift.
Hope you're having a wonderfu weekend. Hugs, Crissy

Danielle said...

What a fabulous handmade gift Claudia - the box is gorgeous! And Tilda and that die cut paper are so beautiful!
Hugs, Danielle

Candy said...

Hi Claudia,
Your box is fantastic; you have made the outside of it very handsome! What a great idea to hold shimmerz. I love how you have decorated it and this Tilda had to be the one, since you used the wonderful die cut paper with butterflies. As always your colouring is perfect!! I believe I can guess who is the friend you are sending this to :o)
She is going to love it!!
Hugs, Candy

Nicoline said...

What a great idea! And so personal too!
She wil absolutely love this gift!


Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous gift Claudia! I'm sure the lucky recipient will treasure it!

Hugs, Kelly

Grenouille Greetings said...

That is one very lucky friend you have and one very lovely box! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Nancy said...

Oh Claudia your friend is a very special person indeed and what a awesome gift! You have made such a special keep sake that is gorgeous!
Love the die cut paper and this Tilda is the perfect Tilda for your paper and colored perfectly I might also add! Have a great week!

Debby said...

wow what an amazing gift for your friend,lucky her.Lovely inside!
have a good week!

jude said...

Wow Claudia what an amazing gift you have sure your friend will treasure for sometime.The box is just darling and fits the tubs just perfect!
hugs judex

Liza said...

Beautiful work Claudia, this is a stunning gift.

Liza x

peggy said...

What an awesome gift, Your friend is so lucky!!

Peggy xx

Monique said...

This is so gorgious Claudia ! Your friend is going to love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

What an adorable gift you've made Claudia...totally beautiful.
I'd like to know where the box was from please...can you let me know?
Hope you had a great weekend my friend.
Carole x

Velta said...

Your artwork is divine!!! Your blog gorgeous!!! Now, can I get you to make me a gift like this? LOL!!!

cal8007 said...

Hi Claudia,

Your gift will be greatly treasured by your friend. I love the idea of the paints in the box.

Will you please email me and let me know the details?

Thanks a lot for your inspiration!


Carmen Lucero