Sunday, 30 November 2008

High Hopes Challenge 10 - Metal Madness


Our challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog is "Metal Madness". We would like to see some metal somewhere on your card or project.. It can be using brads, hardware or charms like on my gift box below.. Whatever you can think of. Also one person will again be randomly picked for a yummy stamp prize.

I bought an item of Jewelry for a Christmas gift and as you can see from the above photo the gift box was very plain and boring.. Below you can see my decorated version.
I also added my handmade stamp to the bottom of the box to hide the ribbon join.


This is my favourite kitty stamp from High Hopes "Meowy Christmas" with "Meowy Christmas" sentiment. The papers are Daisy bucket. I have used the labels 2, circle and scalloped circle nestabilities. The hardware and rhinestone brad are SU. Coloured with my Prismacolour pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending and again I had to finish with a little stickles on kitties hat. The flowers are Prima and the little Christmas tree charm is from Jenaca beads.

Blog Candy Alert: Ila has an amazing blog candy to celebrate over 100,000 hits and had two fantastic prizes! No surprise as her creations are always stunning!

Have a great Sunday!
Hugs,



59 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Nikki, so gorgeous!! I really love those new nesties!! fabulous work, gorgeous details!! Hugs, Kelly

Hannah said...

wow Nikki fantasic box i love the image and the way you have coloured it in it is lush.
hannahxx

Lim said...

Wow Nikki, this box it's gorgeous. I looove your coloring and the ribbon. Gorgeous !!!
Hugs,
LIM

Malin said...

Beautiful Nikki as always,
//Malin

Karin said...

Goodmorning Nikki,

What a adorable giftbox.
Beautifull papers and the kitty is coulered so beautifully.
love the new nesties.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
xoxo karin

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

This is gorgeous and what a fabulous idea. I think I have one of these boxes stashed in my wardrobe from last Christmas. I just get it out now !

Hugs,

Jo x

Natalie said...

Nikki this is gorgeous. x

Jo said...

Absolutely wonderful creation and the image is so cute!

Bunny B said...

I love that last picture! Super adorable!!! :)

christelle said...

You have made a fabulous work Nikki!!
Your gift box is less plain and boring than at the beginning!! These charm and little kitty are very cute!! The papers, charm and ribbon are marvellous!!

Have a great Sunday!! In France it's raining, pffffffff!
Hugs,
Christelle.

Stacey said...

What an improvement! Gorgeous little box ~x~

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

What can i say Nikki, stunning work as always, this is why i love visiting your blog, so much inspiration here. I love all the cards you have been making too this week!! i havn't been about much this week and ive missed so much. Nikki can you please email me your address hun.

littlepopits@aol.com

Thanks hugs Lindax

ribenaruby said...

Stunning gift box, how brilliantly made and love how you covered the join.

Jorunn said...

Wow Nikki!!!
This is one fabulous box!!! Love the supercute image, and the colors and how you have decorated it!!!
Love it!!!!
<3<3<3

hugs,
Jorunn

POPPET said...

I love this idea, and the image is so perfect for this, gorgeous hugs Pops x x

Mel said...

This is just so lovely, lucky person who receives this as a Christmas present ~ Mel x

Rina said...

Very gorgeous work Nikki. Thanks for sharing.

Justine said...

I love the colours you have used Nikki, beautiful box!!!
Justine x x

ink'n'rubba said...

what a gorgeous decorated box and so much nicer than the plain one! and a great idea to put your little logo over the ribbon join. hugs, annie x

Line said...

Oh wow Nikki, this box is just gorgeous!!
Love everything about it! :)
Hugs, Line

Heike said...

This is Stunning Nikki, i'm enthusiastic. The Kitty is so cute and adorable. Love the Daisy Bucket Papers and the lovely embellishments......

Hugs
Heike

Kim said...

Oh such gorgeous happening on your blog Nikki, I sooo love visting....

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Nikki this is just so stunning!
I love your papers and your little image is coloured to perfection. Love your metal looks fabulous. Great idea with your handmade stamp.
hugs
kim xxx

Kathy said...

What an improvement!! (LOL) Your box is gorgeous!! Love the paper, the image and the shape of your mat is so pretty!! Ove your embellishments as well!! WOW ~ the intended receiver will love this!! Have a great day!! :)Kathy

Debbie said...

This is stunning Nikki I love it,Hugs Debbie x

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Nikki! The jewellery gift is going to seem so much more lovely in your gorgeously decorated box. Wonderful colouring and details. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday. Chris xxx

Tracey said...

I absolutely love this!! Gorgeous!!

tessa said...

really cute box!!

tracie said...

Oh Nikki this is a fabulous keepsake - love the DB papers and cute kitty - absolutely gorgeous work hun, I love it.
Hope your having a lovely weekend
hugs
Tracie :)x

All Pink girl said...

Ho wow what a fabulous idea ,it looks stunning ,love it ,Dawnxx

Michelle said...

Absolutely adorable, Nikki!! I'm so un-gifted in the project area ~~ I really have a hard time making boxes, bags & all the other cute projects out there!! I'll just stick with cards, lol!

dawnmarieg said...

Beautiful Nikki, I would be more chuffed with the box than the jewellery inside lol. Hugs DawnM.x

6 wacky women said...

Awww Nikki...how adorable! I just love this little kitty too. You did a fabulous job of this little box.
Take care
Karen x

dawnmarieg said...

Ps Nikki, I've awarded you a tag, its on my blog. DawnM.x

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki! I love the colors you chose and the texture!

Valérie said...

Fabulous box again Nikki ! I love your coloring, your stamp so cute, your papers and the ribbon... all as always !!!!! Fantastic job again !!
Hugs.
Val.

LuLu said...

WOW, wow, wow - this is stunning. Love all the detail you have put into your box. The recipitant we now have 2 presents in 1.

Rach said...

nikki this is gorgeous, you wouldn't have thought that it was the same box...
the image is beautifully coloured. love the christmas tree charm and what a fab idea to hide the ribbon join with your personalized stamp...great tip..thanks for sharing. hugs rachxx

Heidi said...

WOW Nikki the box is so beautiful and I really love the image. You have colored it so beautiful.
What a wonderful gift

Hugs and love
heidi

mar1ene said...

So gorgeous Nikki and what a transformation!!!
Adorable and awesome!

Hugs, Marlene x
P.s. are you sure you want to be excluded from the draw??? ROFLMAO

Kirsten said...

Oh, this is adorable, Nikki!!! I love this cute little kitty, and you've colored her so beautifully.

I hope you've had a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Kirsten

CraftyC said...

beautiful box, I'm trying to get hold of those dies at the moment, a must have!!
Clairex

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a gorgeous gift box!! the little kitty is just too cute, and you coloring is awesome!
hugs, Jami

Ila said...

I simply adore this box Nikki!! your coloring and the way you decorated it is Gorgeous!!..Thanks so much for spreading news of my blog candy....Hugs, Ila...ps..Love how you decorated the HHchallenge blog!!!

cats whiskers said...

Celver you Nikki this is beautiful what a lovely way to present a present
Hugs Jacqui x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fantastic Nikki...what an incredible make over of the box! Love the kitty...and she is gorgeous in pink!
Have a good week.
Hugs
Carole :-)

debby4000 said...

Oh wow what a fabulous gift box and love that pretty santa kitten.

Jodi said...

Super cute!! Love it!!=)
I have something on my blog for you. =)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

What a gorgeous gift box..an amzing transformation. I love your colouring and the ribbon and charm are perfect details!
I'm sure the recipient will be very pleased!
Judy x

angeljakki said...

this is absoluetly stunning Nikki, just love everything about it x x x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

ABSOLUTLY GORGEOUS!!

Hugs, Renata

Jeanette said...

Love your card and your coloring...I know I keep saying this but it is AMAZING! WOnderful idea to turn something plain into the spectacular! Love those new nesties. I haven't been able to get my hands on them yet! Have a great day. Hugs Jeanette

Malin said...

Stunning! Love it
//Malin

Bubbles said...

Wow Nikki you have worked wonders with your gift box, it sure looks better now! So very very pretty!
Joanne x

Alexandra said...

It turned out beautiful Nikki - so much cuter than the original!!! Totally adorable stamp too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Nixe07 said...

OMG Nikki, your box is just so gorgeous. I love the great papers and the cute image and I love also your fantastic colouring. Great job!!
Have a wonderful week :)
Hugs from Moni

Shary said...

Great way to jazz up a plain box Nikki. Looks lovely.

Scrapmumur said...

WAW....This is very gorgeous box!!!!
Adorable image and fantastic look.
I love it!!!
Hugs, Mumur

akkina said...

Beautiful Nikki