Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Simon Says Stamp - make a gift

This week at the Simon Says Stamp challenge we would like you to

As always we are sponsored by the lovely Heidi and she will be giving one lucky entrant a trolley dash around her Simon Says Stamp Store to the value of $25 !! There are some fabulous new brands just arriving too ,,,, we now have Lili of the Valley stamps  AND the new Unmounted House Mouse stamps 

We have the very talented Jackie aka Days in the Life of.... joining us in the Designer Spotlight for a month and if you haven't visited her blog you are in for a real treat :-) her work is fabulous ! :-)

After being out of action for 8/10 days whilst my eyes rested and I picked up my new specs I ended up behind with my DT creations, so do I choose to do something fairly simple and quick  - NO - I chose to make a stationery box, quite detailed, with quite a lot of work involved, sometimes I'm my own worst enemy!!

You can find the instructions for this box HERE. I used Bazill cardstock and Basic Grey's Indian Summer papers, the Simon Says Stamp store have a plentiful collection of Basic Grey and they have in store the element stickers which I used to decorate the box, card  and the contents.


I couldn't find the photographs of the insides anywhere (think Mr Blogger has gobbled them up) so I've quickly rephotographed them.

This is the inside of the box with gift cards, Post-it notes, notebook, stamp holder and pen. There should be 6 notelets but time eluded me and there are only two so far. I'm trying to make them CAS and if you know me I don't find that easy, quick and easy they should be - to me 'painful and slow'
So far I managed 4 out of 6 tags and there are no stamps as I want to put English stamps in, not German.

This is a what I've done so far, the tags are cut with Nestability label and I've attached some of the element stickers to them.

Oh what is Blogger playing at now?  I do wish he wouldn't try and mend things that aren't broken!!!. 
When I went to upload a photograph of the contents of the box , hundreds and hundreds of photographs appeared, there are people there I've never seen in my life, cards that definitely are not mine, but one little photograph of the contents of my box - NO!!! 
I shall publish this post - keep my appointment at the optician and then return and try to find the elusive photographs.

Please do check out the other DT's creations, they are amazing and are sure to inspire you.



debby4000 said...

Fabulous card set Heather, look forward to seeing the inside.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is just fantastic and what a super duper gift ! Love the box and your gorgeous card.

Hope your eyes feel better soon.


Jo xx

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Heather, I look forward to seeing the contents.

Georgia said...

Ooh wow, this is stunning Heather! I love your idea for a little writing set, it would make such a lovely gift, I love it! I hope your eyes are feeling better soon! :) Love, Georgia xx

nessy said...

oh my!! how amazing what a wonderful gift for someone ~beautifully made!!
vanessa xx

Mephisto said...

Brilliant and stunning work.


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous stationary box Heather ,,, gorgeous choice of papers and embellies ,, everything is just perfect and I love everything about it :-) ,,, I was going to make one of these too ,, but chickened out ,,,takes AGES and am sure mine would have been a poor relation next to yours :-)
glad your eyes are better :-)

Lols x x x

Tasha said...

So beautiful Heather. Love this gift idea, its such a creative design. Love the colours too
love tasha xx

Paula said...

I wondered if it was just me - wretched Blogger - that old way of posting photos worked fine, now it's hours. Thanks for making me feel better...... I know what you mean about CAS & trying to do something easy - my Mum always told me that if it was possible to do something via the most difficult route I'd do it that way. I do love the box - tremendous amount of detail but so worthwhile.
Paula (PEP)
Hope everything went OK with the appts.

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Heather,What a beautiful box and card.
I love so your papers and the colours.
So beautiful details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine said...

Wow, what a fabulous gift box and cards. I love the colors. I love all the fun stuff that you included in it!! Sorry you are having troubles. Hang in there things will get better. Glad you could retake the pictures since I love what you created for the inside. Have a wonderful Wednesday, Teamie!!!
xoxo, Christine

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, it might be a lot of work, but is very beautiful too!

Mandy said...

Hi Heather,
I had real problems with blogger yesterday as you know,pictures were going where they shouldn't then just disappearing,such a nightmare....This is so pretty and such a great gift to receive....
Mandy xx

Jackie said...

oooh I love this... (I have just started making one, and if it turns out half as good as yours I will be happy lol)... this is gorgeous Heather, but naughty you.. !!! should be resting your eyeballs. :).
thank you for the lovely warm welcome to SSSC. xx

email: said...

Absolutely gorgeous box & notecards, Heather!! I love the matching tags too...brill! The colors are lovely, and make me think of love letters...maybe add a spritz of perfume and you're good to go! :)

Thanks for the continued gorgeous inspirations for our Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Claudia said...

absolutely beautiful. Today is my first visit to your blog and i love it.

Jane said...

This is absolutely incredible work hun! Gorgeous design, colours and details and I love all the bits inside!! What a lovely gift! hugs, Jane xxx

Marcea said...

What an amazing gift - it is so beautiful - have a great week sweetie

Lorraine A said...

oh heather ,, what have you done !! you have inspired me to make one ,,, and am half way through ,, it's taking FOREVER !! :-) still have to make the cards and the top !! ,,,, back t work ,,,,,, :-)


Deborah March said...

WOW!! What a FABULOUS set!!!!

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