Sunday, 2 December 2012

A Christmas gift....

Once a month our group of friends get together and have breakfast at some or other unknown little restaurant.  We always try and go to someplace were we wouldn't normally go.  We've ended up at some pretty great places and we've also ended up at some not so great places ;)

Our last breakfast for the month was held at one of the friends holiday homes as it was also our Christmas breakfast where we normally exchange small gifts.  One year I suggested giving hand made gifts and although I think it went great, obviously my friends don't agree as this year they immediately said "NO handmade gifts"!!

Since my gift couldn't be handmade it didn't stop me from making "something"....  I bought a box to fit all my gift goodies in and decided to decorate the box.

I obviously used a Saturated Canary image.  She is called Nikki.  I received her from the Kaarten maken met Tiets Club and will be in store soon.  I also followed the Saturated Canary Challenge sketch for the layout.

This is the box.

And some close ups of the lovely Nikki
I really had fun coloring her and decorating the box.  I'm also happy to say that my friends loved the box!!

Fun was had by all and we ate WAY too much!!  What a great day with friends!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges

Digi Galore - Anything goes
Raise the Bar - Bundle up
Crafts and me - Ribbon or trim
Digital Tuesday - Girly
Live and Love crafts - Anything but a card

xxx see you soon!


  1. this is such a cute box. I love Nikki too, she's so sweet.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog

    hugs Lou xx

  2. a fabby creation..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated canary Challenges..hugs Debs x

  3. Beautiful coloring and card! Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar!

  4. Nina she is absolutely adorable! I have never seen Nikki before, I think I need her. ;) Love your coloring and sweet design, a perfect way to keep her in the spotlight! Thank you for joining in on our Bundle Up challenge over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  5. Beautiful box and Nikki looks cute. I haven´t met her before and I think I like her already - I want to have my own Nikki ;)

    Thank you for joining LLC´s December challenge :)
    And Merry Christmas and happy New Year :)

    Hugs, Karita

  6. This is stunning!


  7. Oooo so pretty! Love the colours. Merry Christmas Jen xx