Friday, September 26, 2014

I'm Dreaming of a Wide Christmas

What a fun morning :)  Last night (well 5 weeks by the time you read this <g>) I was asked to make something for the  Barnemix site, a Norwegian crafting blog run by Anne-Lise using a Dr. Digi called 'I'm Dreaming of a Wide Christmas'.  I was also given a template by the Cutting Cafe to make a book box, a new one one me and quite a challenge.  I did make a few modifications as I wanted the box smaller to give a better book effect.

After cutting my box sections (and yep I know I have a wrong fold line here <g>) I then covered the outside of the book cover with three different Christmas papers.  On the two bottom ones I distressed the edges.

 Then I added two dividing sections to the box so I could put three bags of nuts in later.  The box was then glued to the inside of the book cover.
 Onto decorating the front now.  I made a title for the book which I sprayed with Crafter Companion Gold spray as it was just to white.  I also make the title for the side of the book in the same way but I have forgotten to take a pic, well I thought I took the pic but it is not on my camera.  Maybe I will find it a video if I go check there hahaha.
The digi was coloured with Promarkers and I added white glitter for the white part of the hat and the wide lady's lace trim on her corset.  Another blast with my gold spray - I do love this product which was purchased on my recent trip to the UK.
Promarkers used along with my gold pen which was used for bits and bobs on the digi.
 I then printed out some paper with a graphic of the side of a book on it to give the effect of pages to my book.  Gold elastic was added with a gold bow to hold the book closed.
 Image of the inside of my book box and a nutty sentiment >)
 Front cover which also shows how I finessed off with some gold ribbon between the different backing papers, red and gold Stickles around the digi mount and three snowflakes with red hearts inside.  Yep a fun day, thanks Anne Lise for asking me to do this.

  • Digi - Dr. Digi's 'I'm Dreaming of a Wide Christmas
  • Box template by Cutting Cafe
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Sizzix - 657938 and Impression Obsession Snowflakes
  • Christmas Papers, ribbon and Stickles from my stash
Challenges entered


  1. fab project and fun image
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  2. what a fab and fun digi love it, great project you have made.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  3. A great gift box that's so much fun too. Thank you for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenge.

  4. Oh wow, that's an amazing book box, incredibly designed. Thank you Mimi for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy 100th Celebrations. I would love to invite you over to my blog for a chance to win My Giveaway in regards to the celebration. I'll be happy if you drop by my blog and you could be the winner! Have great moments.

    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  5. Wow! What a fun project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Hobby Cutz

  6. Such a fun creation. She looks a bit like me. Lol!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
    Cathy DT Member

  7. What a great image on your beautiful gift.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  8. Wow! Very Impressive! I don't know that I could pull all that off but that makes for a great gift. I usually make crafty gifts but I don't think I will have the time this year. I love that ornament paper and the digi is so fun. You might find a video.... that is so funny, I do that all the time! Frustrating! LOL Thank you so much for playing along with us at Come and Get It this week. I hope you join us again. ~ Lizzy DT

  9. What a hoot! The box is awesome and I love the papers you used. The sentiment is perfection with that image. Thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too. Hope to see ya again.

  10. A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Deborah A

  11. What a fun little gift box ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  12. What a lovely project, and so perfect for our Celebration challenge.
    Thank you for joining us at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

  13. ~lol~ This digi is very funny and ... beautifully coloured. Great project too. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  14. fab box and thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments

  15. Such an awesome card, thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  16. oh my gosh, what an incredibly clever job you've done with both the design and complicated engineering of this project, the whole thing is perfectly seamless with so many fun details! along so happy you've come to play with patterns with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)


  17. What a super fun project you have created. I love the compartments inside the box. Thankyou for sharing at Craft My life. Hugs Mrs A. (D.T.)

  18. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

  19. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Simply Create Too! We hope you will join us again soon.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi