I've made up a box of stamping goodies for Simon's friend Jess who's having her birthday tomorrow. It was her idea not mine - though I'm always happy to advocate my favourite pastime.
I've upcycled a shoe box. It was for a girl's pair of boots (courtesy of Simon's friend Niamh) so was already covered in a pretty pink paper. I've created panels to hide all traces of the box's previous existence using a free stamp from Craft Stamper and WMS Splat That. The colours are from the last Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge and match the card I made for her earlier.
Using a set like this is not easy for a borderline OCD neat person like myself but once I surrendered to the freedom of mess I really enjoyed it. Of course it does help that Claire has created a fabulous little set here.
There was a hole in the side of the box so I created a hole in the panel and used it to poke scraps of ribbon through - just what every budding card maker needs.
This may be a bit cheeky but I'm entering this in the November Pyjama Party Wrap it up Challenge. It's not warm and cozy but I think the splattered background gives a certain comfy and cozy feel to it - like an old pair of dungarees LOL !!!
Once again thanks for stopping by,