Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Mail

I am supposed to make this gift box and send to a friend in the States weeks ago, but I was too caught up with stuff and I kept delaying it.  Another reason for the delay was I was waiting for the great Singapore sale to start as I wanted to buy some KCK die cuts for her (KCK die cuts are designed in Singapore, as I wanted to send her something uniquely Singaporean.   I am so sorry for the delay my dear friend,  and I hope you would love what I made and bought for you.  But so much for the great Singapore sale, the KCK range of products are only on 10% discount, but the USA products are 40% off!!

So, here is my gift box which I used a new stamp I just bought from Belles 'n Whistles, SweetArts Girls happy mail.   I have also used a new KCK paper, plus I am trying out a new blending technic, using ox gall liquid from Winsor & Newton to blend instead of the usual sansador.   As this is the first time I am using it, I forgot to use water color paper, plus I am new to the technic, so there is still much room for improvements, I hope to achieve a more "water color" effect next time.  And this is also the first time I used quilled butterflies as embellishments.   I also bought a book on quilling and hope to make my own quilled embellishments in time to come.

This project is for the following challenges :-

1.  Belles 'n Whistles - please include ribbon or lace or both (I have both)
2.  Stamping sisters in Christ challenge 92 Challenge: Use something new on your project - it can be a new product, technique, embellishment - even a colour combo that is new 

The inside of the box
 I used ox gall liquid (Winsor & Newton) to blend instead of the usual sansador 

Materials used : 
1.  Belles 'n Whistles SweetArt Girl happy mail stamp colored with caran d'ache color pencils and blend with ox gall liquid.
2.  Pattern paper : KCK Singapore
3.  MS punch
4.  Rhinestones lace and ribbon. organza flowers  : HK
5.  Lace : Webster's page
6.  Quilled butterflies : HK

Thanks for dropping by :-) 


  1. your friend must be happy to receive this gift box, so pretty !! well done.

  2. OH so cute! Love that image and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  3. This is beautiful!!! She will be happy when she receives this. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  4. Ooooh such a gorgeous project! Love the colors on this and your friend will LOVE it!! Thank you so much for joining us at BnW!


  5. Beautiful!!! What a lucky girl! Love the pretty colors and this image is so sweet and perfect for its purpose!
    thanks so much for playing along with us at Belles and Whistles!

  6. Oh YES!!! She is a VERY lucky girl!!! The package arrived today and I just have to say that the photo does not do justice to this absolutely gorgeous box!!! I am in love with the shine on the paper and your quilling is wonderful!!! The image is soooo cute and it was perfect for this indeed was happy mail!!! Your special dies are just gorgeous and I can't wait to use them!!! The ribbons and fibers are very pretty too! I love everything and it means so much to me that you made this and sent it all the way to me in NC!!! Now I am on the look out for things actually made in the States! It's hard to do!!! LOL~ but I'm looking!!! Thank you soooo much!!!