Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Whimsy sponsors A Spoonful of Sugar

Whoohoo! Whimsy Stamps is sponsoring A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge this week so Debbie asked us if we would like to be guest designers for this challenge!
The theme is
A spoonful of sugar is very dear to me as I was a designer on there for the first few months after it was created so I always leap at the chance to be a guest for them!
I had this box of Lindt chocolate carrots and couldn't resist decorating it and thought the very sweet Whimsy Stamps 'Water Lily' would be perfect looking like she was watering them!

Water Lily is coloured with distress inks, I used Mustard Seed for her dress and hair and Weathered Wood for the watering can. I get the flesh colour by mixing Antique linen, Victorian velvet and even a touch of Mustard Seed! I used Peeled Paint on her wings and then stickles frosted lace over the top. I also used a touch of Tea Dye in places for shadows.
the gorgeous little easter sentiment stamp is also from Whimsy Stamps. It is included in a set called Whimsy Holiday Postmarks.
The pretty floral punch is Martha Stewart.
This little gift is going to be sent to a friend I know will really appreciate the chocolate, I am sure she will enjoy the package too ;)

I added glossy accents to the water spilling from the watering can so that I can enter
Saturday Spotlight ~ the theme is you're so slick!
Totally Gorjuss ~ who want something sweet (don't we all?)
Pink elephant - with a spring theme

Don't forget there is still time for
A Spin on the Merry Go Round
my post in the Whimsy blog hop is


Karen said...

Hi Deb, this is just soo gorgeous and what a great idea to decorate the chocolate box - love it.

Karen x

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Wow Deb ... haven't been past for a while and wondering why not. Love what you have done here.

Off to check out more,

Crystal said...

Deb this is wonderful, WHAT a fabulous project I LOVE how you used this image!! Just soooo wonderful!!!

Frazzled Crafts said...

Who wouldn't jump at a box of chocie carrot & especially by Lindt.
A fabulous project Deb, love the spring colours and the image is great! Liz xx

Debbie said...

what a fabulous project deb I Love the colours with this cute image,Thanks so much for being a GD on spoonfull this week,Hugs Debbie x

Jill said...

As always Deb your cards are such a source of inspiration, its soooo pretty. Jill x

Jingle said...

This is seriously fabulous! Above and beyond! Gorgeous!

Alex said...

Gorgeous project and fab idea Deb, love it!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kat said...

This is definitely sweet Deb. What a lovely gift. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

amanda stokes said...

what a gorgeous gift your friend will be chuffed :)
thanks for playing along at TG
hugs amanda xx

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Wow, your decorated box is gorgeous Deb and what a beautiful gift, I love the punched window and your fabulous colouring, Hugs, Nikki x

craftymum said...

Definitely a "sweet" card. Thanks for joining us at TG
Love Sarah W XXX

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Such a cute project deb!
Your colouring is fantastic and I love her glittered wings!

Sparkplug17 said...

This is darling!

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so sweet Deb, the cute little fairy is perfect with the chocs

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Deb!! I adore this!! Such a clever project girl!! The fun colors and the sparkle are just perfect!! Great idea to use the acetate for slickness!! :) So glad to have you join us at Saturday Spotlight sweetie!! Thanks for joining!! HUGS

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

This is a great idea and sooo cute!!! I am now in love with chocolate carrots and the sweet fairies who garden them!!!

Debs said...

really for joining us at TG this week...Debs x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so creative!! I just love your coloring and the design on this one Deb!! Incredible and creative. In my daughters words....never mind the creation let me at what is in it....Yum ...Lindt!! Acetate is awesome for the slick challenge at Sat. Spotlight this week.

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh Deb, this is absolutely fabulous hun! I just love the whole design, your coloring and how you used that MS punch!

blessings, maria

Trudi said...

What a cute box Deb, love the flower framing! Thanks for joining us this week with our spring challenge at TPE!

Tasha said...

Beautiful gift Debs, love the fairy and her glittery wings
love tasha xx

Betty Boo! said...

Awesome project! Thank you for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week!


Rose Ann said...

Your decorated box looks gorgeous, Deb!! What a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

Yay Deb!! I'm pleased to tell you that this project has been spotlighted on the Saturday Spotlight challenge for this week!! The Divas loved your acetate idea!! HUGS

Annie said...

Sorry to be so late coming to see your entry. This is just fabulous. I love Lindt chocolates anyway but in a container like this well who could ask for anything nicer. Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hope you’ll have time to join us for our new challenge which starts tomorrow.
Ann xxx

Marley said...

Such a great gift!! Your friend had to be so happy with this stunning gift and the chocolate inside!! xx Marley