Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The 3 B’s

Butterfly’s , Blooms and a Ballerina

 Today I would like to share with you something very special I made to swap with the darling Ms Ali over at Aqualeiga’s Escape.   If you have not peaked at her blog ... You do not know what you are missing!

I have fallen in love with her Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Card ATC’s that you can have a peak at HERE and her lush butterfly’s you see floating around in many of her gorgeous cards like the one HERE.    

The every so nice Ms Ali and I came to a swap agreement that she would make me some Strawberry Shortcake Recipe ATC’s and send me some of her lush butterfly’s and I in return would make something to surprise her!

Seeing as the swap is for some butterfly’s, Mojo thought we would return the favor.  And with extra secret intelligence that Ms Ali loves lilac and lemon ... Mojo and I crafted this for her...

An altered tin in lilac and lemon ...

On the top there is a lilac dressed Ballerina figure sitting amongst a yellow field of handmade lilac blooms and glittered butterfly’s.

But this is no ordinary tin!
This tin is brimming with butterfly’s & blooms on the inside too!

Inside I have added –
20 x Butterfly borders - punched in assorted colors of purple and yellow
1 x box of butterfly's - from the punch borders
12 x Purple blooms - Spritzed with pearl white mist, but I left the centres blank so Ms Ali could add a pearl if she would like
  4 x Fancy scallops in DP - 2 x large, 1 x med & 1 x Small

 On the underside of the lid I have added the round Daisy Chain of Summer Sentiment – available from The Crafty Pad HERE.  I bling-ed up the flowers with some jewels and again added some purple glittered butterfly’s to continue the theme.

And once Ms Ali has used all the stash inside, it will make a perfect tin to sit on her desk or dresser that she can fill again with other bits and bobs.

 I will add though that I am in a terrible pickle with my Miss Chloe (3) as I am so nasty and cruel a person to even contemplate boxing butterflies!  Ali has however promised me that she will release them once they safely reach her care and Miss Chloe is content with that knowledge at the moment :P

I can see many of these tins being made come Christmas time for gifts for all my crafty friends!

If you would like to see how I made the adorable blooms on the lid of the tin and used inside the tin for stash, stay tuned to this blog for a tutorial that I heard a little bird told me would be posted next Wednesday :P

Happy crafting folks!
Challenges Ms Ali's tin is entering: 
Craft Your Passion -#50 Show your apprechation
Creative Craft Friends - #21 Spring  
Die Cut Dream - #85 Mothers Day or Special friend - Special friend for this creation
Happileigh Scrappin' - #15 Spring has sprung
House of Gilli - Pastel colors with bling
Make It Monday - #29 Anything goes 
Ohh La La - #76 Mothers Day or Special friend - Special friend for this creation
The Shabby Tea Room - #54 Bingo  - Punch / Die Cuts, Flowers & Gems
Stamp With Fun - #103 Spring
Stamping Scrapping - Pastel Challenge (1 of 1)
Card Cupids - #17 Spring 
I Did It Creations - Welcome Spring
Stampin' Sisters In Christ - Something hidden from view - The contents of the tin
A Gem Of A Challenge - #17 Anything but square
Craft Your Days Away - #16 For Mum or special lady 
Our Creative Corner - Don't Throw That Away - The tin once had lollies in it
Secret Crafter - #126 Anything but a card
Delicious Doodles - #17 Dimensional project (2 of 3)
Paper Cutz - #83 Your choice
Stampin With The Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #50 Spring
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - #51 Anything goes
Sassy Studio - Make Your Own Embellishments
Some Odd Girl - Think Spring
My Grafic - March Anything goes
DZ Doodles - Photo Inspiration of the yellow and purple tulips - (GD)
Papertake Weekly -  It's a mom thing or just be girly
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #86 KIDS - Keep it delightfully simple with a kids theme 
Tuesday Throwdown - #41 Anything but a card

38 Treasured comments:

Tamara Morton said...

Hi as always your creations blow me away with how truly wonderful and gorgeous they always are and this is no different I just adore all the details that you use on all your projects.. Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion

KraftyKoolKat said...

I am lost for words. Everything is so awesome I don't know where to start talking about it. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


aqualeiga said...

Oh I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited that this wonderful creation is going to be MINE!!! I am in awe of your work Leesa, so to actually own a piece designed and created especially for me is the greatest honour....thank you so much hun, you're an angel! Big hugs, Ali x

Karen said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli! : )

Karen said...

Thanks also for joining us at SSCC! : )

Debbie said...

What a sweet treat box filled with such fabby embellies! Thanks for sharing your project with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

Trees said...

Yum! Love all those lovely embellies in such a wonderful box. Thanks for joining us in the Shabby Tea Room.

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Great project! Thanks for joining us at Happileigh SCrappin' Challenge this week.

Yone said...

Gorgeous treat box ! Tks for playing with us at House of GILLI Pastel and Bling Challenge this week. Hugs, Yone

Mummylade said...

what a fantastic creation, I love the flowers on the lid! Thank you so much for entering this in the DCD challenge and good luck!

downrightcrafty said...

great idea thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

love the attention to detail and sorry forgot to say thank you for playing along with us at Stampin with the Dragon
hugs Kate x

Christine said...

Cute creation fab colours thanks for joining at A Gem of a chall.

smiles Christine xx

Grace said...

Oh my goodness what a gorgeous gift! LOVE the altered tin and all the gorgeous flowers... but even more beautiful are all the fun gifts inside! This will be so appreciated! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

lalkygirl said...

wow what a fabulous project,i love the pretty colours and the papers are fab,i bet the recipient will be thrilled,such a lovely keepsake,thanks for joining us at oo-la-la and good luck
tracey x

Anne said...

Perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

Teri said...

Lovely project hun! Such a lot of yummy goodies!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Ms. Jen said...

Fantastic idea! Wish it was me getting this package. What's better than butterflies and purple!?! Thanks for joining us at DZ Doodles this week. Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs - Jen

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I love your tin. Thanks again for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge this week. Your creations are wonderful! I can't wait for the tutorial...I also want to thank you for playing at IDIC this week!

Kelly - Peace Love Lacquer said...

This is ADORABLE!! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter... Hope to see you again soon!!

~Kelly :)

Gram's Treasures said...

Thanks for joining us this week at DZ Doodles. The tin is lovely and the goodies inside look so yummy!
Joyce xx

Pattie said...

Wow - what a beautiful project! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your recycled tin, and all the wonderful things inside! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so totally sweet. Love what you have done here and what beautiful embellishments you have packet it with! Super job on our recycled packaging challenge! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Michelle said...

Wow, what a beautiful and generous gift. So much care and thought went in to personalising this gift for the recipient.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous altered tin. I love the colour scheme and embellishments you've used. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jill said...

gorgeous altered tin love the colour combo thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww this is absolutely wonderful such a beautiful creation I love it.
Lorraine x

Dawn said...

Wonderful project! I know Ali will be blown away by it!!!
Thanks for sharing at My Grafico!
Dawn xxx

Rebecca Ednie said...

so pretty! And such thoughtful gift! Thanks for playing my challenge at the OCC this week!

Melissa Craig said...

Wow!! This is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

sammi said...

Beautifully done! She will love it. Thanks for playing along with us in our Mother's Day/Special Friend challenge at Ooh La La.

The Bug said...

Great idea. Thanks for joining our Pastel Challenge over on Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central!
Hugs, Wini

Debs said...

a great project :0)..thanks for joining us at WNW...hugs Debs x

Valerie said...

what a great project it's so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at DZ Doodles!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Great altered tin can.:)) What a nice gift to give. Thanks for joining us at DZDoodles.

Hugs, Rosalien

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