Thursday, December 3, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Blog hop with TCC

~On the 5th hop of Christmas TCC gave to me~ 5 Bits of Bling~

Hello my friends, It's blog hop time with The Character Cafe. The theme for this month's New image release blog hop is "The 12 Days of Christmas", and believe me, you don't want to miss this Blog Candy!! (includes a copic airbrush system) for the full details you must begin at The Character Cafe Store. If you have already started the blog hop and have come by way of Kendra & Kelly's fabulous blog then you are in the right place. :0) The digi image i used on my box is the Poinsetta. I LOVE poinsetta's so i was ecstatic to work with it.

I used the Top Note Box tutorial that i got from none other than Maria Bell's Blog. I did add a little strap with an antique brad to the front of the box that closes with velcro, just for an added touch. I printed out two poinsetta images and cut the leaves off one and added it to the top of the other image with a foam dot. I tried to curl up the leaves and petals so they wouldn't seem so flat. I added some gold stickles to the center for some Bling. I embossed my sentiment with some gold detail embossing powder to give it a little more elegance. I really like the way it turned out, i will definately be making more of these. You also have a chance at winning the Poinsetta image just by leaving me a comment on this post. I am going to send you on your way now to go check out Billie's fabulous creation, i'm sure she is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Thank you so much for visiting me today!!! :0)

Blog Candy Details

to qualify for the Fabulous Blog Candy you must:

1. Comment on all blogs and let us know your favorite image on the TCC Blog.

2. Become a follower (if you're not already)

Earn Extra Entries by:

** Posting about our hop/ blog candy on another blog or forum~ 5 extra ballots

** if you refer a friend and they let us know you refered them you get 1 extra ballot per friend

** Use the freebie image (available at end of hop) & post on a gallery or blog (let us know and/or send us the link so we can see your fabulous creation) ~5 extra ballots

In case you lose your way or hit a brick wall here is the blog hop order :0)

The Cafe Store (



Angie C.

Kendra & Kelly

Rachel~you're here!! :0)




Kendra & Kelly




The Cafe Blog (



Rachel :0)


Kendra said...

Absolutely FABULOUS project again this week Rachel! Those are my favorite colours and you really did this sketch of Kelly's justice... it's so beautiful :)

Ruthie said...

What a great mixture of images there are - havent even discovered the character cafe yet!


Heather Schlatter said...

O.K. Rachel I told you I would come earlier today and as soon as I got her my two year old fell down a flight of stairs and had a big old bloody nose so now I am back again finally and I am going to stay a while and catch back up on all of your wonderful creations my DT friend!!!

I love this box those top notes can be used for just about anything!!!!

Love this!!!!!

You really did a wonderful job on creating with this super image girl I love the texture too!!!


Sheng said...

Wow!! Nice coloring with the digi. Layout was beautiful.

PS: Didn't see Deanne's post???

Loz (Aus) said...

Wow! I need a poinsettia stamp! Would love to win! Thanks x

Kelly said...

What a fabulous project Rachel. You are simply amazing!

iluvmybugs said...

Love the poinsetta image and your box is it!!!

I'm already one of your followers!

Happy Holidays!

Diane (djuseless) said...

What a super box! I love how you use the top note or nestabilities labels as the top and bottom! You colored the poinsettia perfectly!

craftykitten said...

What a classy box!! Would just love to receive a pressie dressed up like this! Fantastic. Have become a follower too.
Dawn xx

Angie Cortes said...

This is so elegant Rachel!! I love the use of the top note and your coloring is just amazing!! :)

Piali said...

Beautiful!!! lovely box and the rich colors are perfect. great coloring too.

Kelly said...

Absolutely stunning Rachel!! Iove the colours you chose...they are some of my favs. I love the idea of the box with the antique clip on the front...very classy. You really rocked it this week!

Holly said...

wow Rachel, this is exquisite!

Tina said...

This is spectacular. What a grea gift packaging idea.

Billie said...

GREAT card! Love the way you designed it and colored it!


Fink said...

Creative idea you had in doing the box! This is very pretty and Christmasy (is that a word?). You did a great job with the pointsetta's coloring! Wow

Dragonlady said...

Gorgeous flower Rachel, fab project too.

Hugs Ali x

Kim said...

Rachel, I absolutely love the old world nostalgic feel of this card. It is really beautiful!

craft_princess said...

Oh wow, I really love this project and the image is great!

rstuck2003 said...

That is so pretty

Danni said...

Very nice!!

little cardmaker said...

Very impressive. Love all the detail.

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!

paperpapier said...

your poinsettia sits nicely on the is perfect!

Alicia said...

Love the Bling! *Hugs*

Rosie said...

Your box gives me inspiration to make gift boxes for my grandchildren. Very nice colors.

Allison said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the colors, I love the image, I love the bling, I love the embossing AND I love the project. Girl, you've got it going on!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh WOW!!! Rach this is absolutely stunning!!!! Good Grief, Girl!!! You are SO TALENTED!!!

Connie Fussell said...

Lovely box. I also love poinsetta for Christmas. Your colors are some of my favorites. You are talented. I am also a follower of yours.

poochietoo said...

what a beautiful creation

DesertBuni said...

WOW, this is elegant....just perfect!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is my favorite so far. I love it.

de said...

OMG this is amazing Rachel! I love the image, I love the box idea! Perfection!

Heather said...

Oh My Rachel! This is stunning!

kandistar said...

Love your blog, you have so much fun stuff to share! Love the card too, this is definatly becoming hard to pick which one I like the best when I get to the end of this blog hop! *candace*


great blog- great hop- lovely cards!! thanks!!

Margaret said...

This is beautiful - I love the vintage quality to the project!

Cassie_lu said...

very elegant

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, elegant box.