Friday, 17 December 2010

Whiff of Joy DT - Christmas Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to the Whiff of Joy Blog Hop!!!!! The design team and guest designers have all been busy creating and even sending each other bits and pieces to use on our creations! There is lots happening at Whiff of Joy at the moment, don't forget Katharina's fabulous advent calendar giveaway on her own blog and of course there is currently a 20% off sale in the Whiff of Joy store too!!

You should have joined me from the lovely and talented Tanja's blog, if not, you may want to start at the beginning of the hop here. You could be the lucky winner of a 30 euro gift certificate for the Whiff of Joy store!!!! Now that is a prize worth having!!!



I've actually made too many Christmas cards this year can you believe!?! I have some left over and so rather than add another one to the pile I decided to make a small gift for my husband. I was inspired by Camilla's gorgeous book box and thought I'd have a go at making one myself. I have used a red, white and kraft colour scheme which I don't think I've used before but certainly will again - love it! The papers are from Magnolia distressed and inked with walnut stain distress ink.

I just had to use my favourite of this year's Whiff of Joy christmas images, the gorgeous praying angel. I've coloured her with copics and added stickles to her wings.


The gorgeous red poinsettia was a gift from the lovely Michele, the blossom is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the other flower is a Prima e line flower with some stamens I added. The gorgeous leaf sprays were made using two of Whiff of Joy's dies, the leaves die and holly die.


In the opposite corner I added another red flower from Michele and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts together with more holly leaves. The pin is from my stash and I added the gorgeous silver bead to it.


On the spine of the book I added some gems and one of Whiff of Joy's stunning brads together with some die cut letters using Tim Holtz Market Street die. I opted for the French word for Christmas as the only short English word is Xmas and to be honest I don't really like it much (the word not the event LOL) and Christmas just wouldn't fit!


I created "book pages" with folded white cardstock which has been inked with walnut stain distress ink for an aged look.


The box is home to some lovely chocolates (another reason for the red and white theme!).



I used two more Whiff of Joy dies on the inside of the lid, the City Girls sentiment die and the tag die. Both the sentiments are from Whiff of Joy's seasons greetings sentiments set and the two brads are again from Whiff of Joy. The jute string was a gift from Tanja! She sent me the most gorgeous lace too.......


..........which I used to make this matching book mark!! It looks so striking layered over the red cardstock and I fastened it to the tag with two more Whiff of Joy brads. The word "read" was again done with Tim Holtz' die. I used more of the jute string to create a tassel with a gold bead.


Hope you've enjoyed my creation!!! Now it is time to hop on over to the lovely and so talented Sonja's blog!! Thanks for looking! x

91 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW oh WOW Jane - this is just amazing - and those chockies are looking yummy sitting there in that delicious box! Tooo clever
xXx

KayBeHybrid said...

wow.. your book is amazing.. ♥ Thanks for sharing..
Hugs, Katrin

Kylie said...

Oh Jane!! What a stunning book box! I love the colours too :) All of the amazing little hidden bits and pieces are perfect! Your hubby will love it!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs
Kylie xx

Anne said...

Wow Jane this is stunning
Anne xx

Aussie Loz said...

OH! These book boxes are just stunning, i love your colour combo too, this is gorgeous! Have a safe and fun Christmas ♥

Jolita said...

Wow, it's sooo gorgeous.

Hugs, Jolita

Louise said...

OMG!! I´m taking a bow for the master :) This looks amazing Jane :) Stunning work, love it when you create in red :)
Hugs

Nikki said...

Wow you done a stunning job with your prezzie
hugs Nikki C

Katharina Frei said...

OMG!!! This is fantastic Jane!! What a great idea. How very elegant and beautiful. I totally adore your project.
Lots of h ugs
Katharina xx

angelique (anlou) said...

oh my sweetie
this is so gorgeous
i just love this book of chocolate
all the details are stunning
hugs angelique

Tiiti said...

The gift box is so pretty. I bet husband will love this! Love the settle colors.

Craftyanny said...

Stunning!!! What a beautiful gift.
Anne x

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous box. Love the colours and sparkle.

Hugs Nicola

Uschi said...

Was für eine tolle Idee und welch superschönes Ergebnis!!

Liebe Grüße
Uschi

Sandie said...

Wow!! Jaw droppingly gorgeous!! Love all the different elements to it and the sweet Angel you've used.

Have a wonderful Christmas
Sandie

Frea said...

Hi Jane, oh my I do LOVE this card ehh box, cardbox!! And you made too many Christmas cards?! You've gotta be kidding! I've still got to make some and running short of time. I'm only hopping because I couldn't resist but I actually really don't have the time..... :(
Greetz, Frea

Pops x said...

Wow sweetie this is just gorgeous what a great idea and your image is coloured to perfection, big hugs love Pops x x x

Larisa said...

Love this image a lot! all works look as well if it is on the top! Love the colouring a lot)))

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is stunning Jane.
luv
Debby

Dunja said...

hi jane,

oh my god, that's incredible! Quite charming! I can not believe my eyes, that's a dream to see your works. The idea is great. So adorable. A very great job!

I wish you a wonderful Christmastime.

Big Hugs
Dunja from Germany

theCook said...

Lovely box! Love the idea of making a chocolate box into a book! Your silver bead is fabulous, love it!

Andrea C said...

my goodness you are so bloomin talented, what stickles did you use any time I use the white stickles it never looks as good as that, he is a lucky guy to get such a wonderful gift. x

Sonja Bekker said...

WoWzer Jane what beautiful this box!
Love your stamp and colouring
every detail on it is so need and perfect.

Have a Wonderful Christmas!
Sonja x

Aluna said...

Beautiful Christmas project. Aluna xx

Celia said...

This is incredible! Such a personal and beautiful gift, wonderful colors and details. From the ruffled edges to the gorgous flowers!
I really love your style.
Celia

Karen said...

OMGOSH Jane!! I love it, I love the "book" pages and the book mark and espcially the chocolates hahaha I'm sure your Hubby will love it!! That Bead is soooooo divine too:-)
Tonnes of Hugs
Karen
xxxx

Michele said...

Such a beautiful creation Jane. Gorgeous details and design also. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Hugs Michele xx

Miranda de Groot said...

Wow what a great project you've made. Just love it.
Miranda

Finja said...

what a nice gift, i like chocolate and reading, it could be for me... Hugs Finja

Doris P. said...

Oh wow! It´s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!
Hugs Doris

Dreja said...

Wow! Traumhaft schön!

LG Dreja

Patricia said...

so cute project is amazing =P

Маги said...

Gorgeous!

Vanja said...

Stunning project! fantastic colouring.
hugs, vanja

Te4eto said...

It´s a wonderful project - love it!
hugs
Stefka

Randi WS said...

Lovely Book box Jane! So many details - I love it!!
Wish you and your family all the best for Christmas

Hugs, Randi WS ;)

Beth said...

So nice! Thanks!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing project! just gorgeous!

Debs M x said...

wow what an amazing project, a lot of love has gone into that - it's gorgeous. The book mark is spectacular too! x

alethea said...

I just love these book boxes.. And yours is gorgeous I've seen them everywhere this Christmas.. I will have to find out how to make one and these will be christmas presents for next year!!!

Giò said...

OMG!!!! Jane dear I totally love it!!! This is such a fabulous gift idea! Your look work is always amazing!!!
Have a Merry Christmas time.
Giò

kuya said...

This box is gorgeous! And it looks so intriguing. Will you put it up as a tutorial on the inspiration blog some time? *puppy dog eyes*

Manuela said...

Hi Jane! This is so gorgeous! ♥ I absolutely love it!

Hugs,
⋆Manuela⋆

Drea´s World said...

Oh my God what a great Job your BOX is so sweet !
Hugs from Drea

x laura x said...

wow o wow what a yummy creation. such a good idea.
x laura x

Cathy U. said...

This is just awesome. I love it!

Andrea said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful.
xAndrea

pecreativ said...

Was für ein wundervolles Werk !

Ich wünsche eine schöne Weihnachtszeit

Liebe Grüße
Petra

Brook said...

Such a sweet gift! I'm sure he'll love it. I loved Camilla's book box too, but haven't had a chance to try it. You've done wonderfully. LOVE Michelle's flowers, and the dies and pin are a wonderful touch.

Jeanette said...

Oh my dear Jane! This is exquisite. I love how you have used all these fabulous WoJ element and combined them to create this stunning project! You are so talented sweetie!
Wishing you and your sweet family a very Happy Christmas!
Hugs Jeanette

*Michaela* said...

Oh, wow!!! This is a truly amazing creation! Wow, wow!
Hugs,
Michaela

Gunvor said...

It's gorgeous. Beautiful image
Gunvor E

Marion said...

Wow! This is just amazing. Love it.
Marion

Bibi said...

WOOOOW - amazing!! I simply love, love, love this book!! Hugs, bibi.

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh wow jane I just love this. Ive just made one for a project and I loved doing it. Yours is utterley stunning.
Merry Christmas
Love Debbie xx
ps They still havent come!!!:(

lady-sonja said...

Really beautiful!! What a great present!
Hugs, Sonja.

Lorraine said...

Wow, I love reds & browns together! your creations are stunning and beautiful!

Pysselbus said...

Amazing!!! Love this and your choice of colors is perfect!!

gila said...

Oh, Jane, das ist ja eine tolle Box, ich liebe deine Arbeiten
lg gila

Scrapmumur said...

OH....Jane, your creation is very STUNNING!!!!
I love this angel.
Great great idea!
Thank you for your so nice comments in my blog, my dear Jane.
Merry Christmas.
Big hugs, Murielle

Ivi said...

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

So romantic and so many lovely details!!!! Great!!!!!

I wish you merry christmas!!!

Hugs Ivi

Margreet said...

what a stunning and yummy creation!
xxx Margreet

Gina L said...

Wow, this is really fabulous. Fabulous. Now I have to follow your blog, because I have a feeling many more gorgeous things will be coming.

Tanya R said...

Gorgeous.
Hugs
Tanya

Angela said...

OMG your book box is so fantastic,it looks so gorgeous.Really great.
Many greetings
Angela

Mary Lou said...

OH my Jane~~I always love visiting you cuz you never give up~~Always new ideas to the max!!:)
Wonderful book gift and the detail is Outstanding!! Image is Colored superbly--Love it!!!!
Then everything else is so complimenting:)
Happy Holidays and Blessings of thanks

Kleine85 said...

Oh wow, I don't know what to say, this is WONDERFUL!!! It's perfect!!

HUgs, Tanja

Jorunn said...

Wow... what an amazing project!! Wonderful details and such a great idea!
Love the praying angel, and your wonderful coloring!

hugs,
Jorunn

kartenfreak243 said...

thats beautiful. Ilike it

Dot said...

Wow, it's sooo gorgeous and sweet.
hugs Dorte

Meretekj said...

This box is gorgeous.
Amazing project.

Alyssa S said...

So beautiful!! <3 all that sparkle!!

Mina said...

wow wow wow Jane...perfection and sweeties...dosent get any better than this beautiful creation
Mina xxx

Janet said...

Your choice of embellishments really sets off the card.

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWZA... I think I'm speechless!!! this is sooooo beautiful, and looks absolutely delicious!! I love the rich reds and and your coloring is spectacular.
xoxo
Lynda

MarieL said...

Wow, what a gorgeous book card. Your husband will love it.

Dani said...

The box ist wonderfull. I like the colours. Greetings, Dani

Anne H. said...

WOW - this is amazing, Jane!
An adorable image, beautiful colors and so many lovely details.
Anne

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Too many Christmas cards? Feel free to send some my way; I'm struggling to finish the last ones. :-)

Wonderful project with the oh so beautiful Angel stamp. Love it!

Merry X-mas and a Happy New Crafting Year!

Mo said...

Ohhhh Jane, your book is amazing !!!
Big Hugs,
Mo

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fabulous present, love that angel. Marianne x

♥ mys ♥ said...

Wow - this is gorgeous:))
*Hugs, Inger*

Jeanette said...

This book is so nice! Really love the colours, and the chocolate looks yummi! :) Hugs, Jeanette :)

Shazza said...

Jane this is amazing, love it. Must go check out the hop now x

Jane said...

wooooow so amazing! A Dream!

hugs Jane

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Stunning! So angelic!!

Franca said...

Stunning, I love the idea, the image, the colouring...everything

Nana said...

Just one word - STUNNING!
hugs Nana

kreative basteltante said...

Woow, was für eine schöne Boxkarte
und so toll coloriert.
Liebe Grüße Manuela

susir01 said...

I think your husband will really enjoy our box. It's so lovely!

jules said...

Hi Jane this is just stunning!! so clever!