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Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog December 2020– #JOSTTT024

Hello Lovely Crafters.

Thanks for visiting to see what crafty shenanigans I’ve been getting up to for this month’s Joy Of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

I’m sad to tell you that this month is going to be our last challenge. My lovely talented friend Fiona Whitehead, who set up the blog challenge 2 years ago, has decided it’s time to move forward with new ventures and to bring this one to a close.

The Joy of Sets Facebook page, which Fiona also runs, is still continuing on. It’s a lovely group to be a part of, with members from across the world sharing ideas and taking part in regular crafty challenges with each other.

All of us in the JOSTTT design team would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all of you who have joined in with us over the last two years. It’s been wonderful seeing the way you’ve interpreted the grids we designed and we’ve been inspired by all of the stunning projects you’ve created.

For this month’s grid each of the design team members chose one of the elements. I hope that if you’ve been one of the many people who have followed the blog but not quite had the confidence to submit an entry that you take this last chance to join in.

If you want to find out more about it and how to add your project, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part in and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in.

I chose the left hand vertical line for my project this month which are ‘New Year, Metallic, Sparkle.’

When I showed my daughter my project for this month she looked more than a little confused and thought I was most definitely having ‘a senior moment’ so before I show it to you I’ll explain where the idea came from…..

As many of you know I’m a Scottish lass and live in deepest Aberdeenshire. At Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) ‘First Footing’ is still a strong tradition here. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it the ‘first-foot’ is the first person who crosses the threshold of your home after the New Year arrives.

There is lots of symbolism around this tradition, for example, it is deemed to be a sign of good fortune for the year to come if the ‘First-Foot’ is tall and dark haired. This harks back to a time when raids were made in Scotland by the Vikings which meant fair haired visitors weren’t always a welcome sight. Also the first-foot should bring a selection of gifts for the household, these can include a silver coin, shortbread (or black bun), salt and a piece of coal which represent prosperity, food and warmth for the household. The essential gift is a dram of whisky which is for good cheer and to toast the arrival of the New Year.

Often the tallest darkest man who was in the house celebrating Hogmanay was made step outside before ‘the bells’ (midnight) with the appropriate gifts in hand, to ensure that they were the first-foot so that the household was starting the year in the best possible way. I remember as a small child sitting half way up the stairs observing the Hogmanay festivities that were going on and watching my dad stepping outside to perform this important role. (My dad died in a car accident when I was very young and I have very few memories of him so this one is very precious to me.)

This year due to the on going pandemic restrictions there will be no indoor mixing of households allowed in Scotland so I came up with this as a ‘letterbox friendly’ first -footing option.

After creating the card I decided that I needed a little something extra to create that real first-foot feeling and a little treat box to go with the card seemed like the perfect solution.

So I used the same stamps as I had used on the card to decorate one of the lovely food safe Stampin’ Up! pizza boxes and after filling it with treats wrapped it in some luxurious glittery white ribbon from my stash.

The box was filled with some delicious tiny shortbread biscuits and some single Malt Whisky liqueur chocolates.

My idea is that I can prepare them well in advance and put them into cellophane bags so that the contents are safe for the recipients to handle once they are opened and tipped out, with the appropriate disposal of the bags and hand washing first of course. Hopefully it’ll bring a little bit of happiness to what is going to be a very strange start to 2021.

As most of you can tell the stamps I used are baby feet, which was what confused my daughter but hopefully the friends and family who receive them popped through their doors will like them. I did make several attempts to stamp the words ‘first foot’ on the card instead of using the Happy New Year sentiment but my skill using individual letter stamps to create words which are well aligned needs a lot of work!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post today, thanks for taking the time out to read it. If you have any comments, tips on stamping with individual letters, or any other things you’d like to add just pop a comment below.

Wherever in the world you are I’m sending you all of my best wishes for the festive season.

Please stay safe and take care.

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog November 2020– #JOSTTT023

Good morning lovely crafters.

It’s the start of a new month and time for me to share our Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge with you.

This months grid, which as you can see has lots of unusual elements on it, was created by our wonderful design team member Cheryl Even.

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If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part it and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in and see the projects added by talented crafters from across the world.

For this months grid I chose to follow the left hand vertical column which are ‘Vellum, Baker’s Twine and Thanks’ and this is the project I came up with.

It’s a simple layered card in shades of lilac with a Vellum shadow under the sentiment and has a kite topper with a Baker’s Twine tail. I used two colours of Vellum under the sentiment to help it stand out more against the stamped background and coloured some white Baker’s Twine using some Ink Pad re-inker to coordinate with the rest of the card.

The Die Cut topper was made using a Kite die set from Waffle Flower and the sentiment is cut from a lovely die set from Crafti Potential which has a coordinating stamp set with lots of additional words to go with the word die.

I had fun revisiting the ‘Stamping Off’ technique to make the background for this card, it’s not often I only use one colour for a project but I was really happy with the way it turned out.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read my post today, dont forget to click on the link above to go to the Joy of Sets blog and see all of the other fabulous projects created by the other design team members and I hope you’re inspired to make one of your own and enter it into the challenge.

Take care and stay safe

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog October 2020– #JOSTTT022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Tic Tac Toe time once again .

Before I get started with this months grid and my October project I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in last month using the grid I created for September. There were so many beautiful entries it made it really really difficult when it came time for me to choose a winning project. Congratulations to Danny whose stunning science themed Halloween Easel Card just pipped the others at the post.

This months grid has been created by the very lovely Beverly Cole and has lots of interesting elements for you to choose from.

With Halloween just around the corner plumping for ‘Black’ as one of my elements seemed like the logical choice but since the world often seems like a dark and scary place at the moment I went in the opposite direction completely and choose the elements from the bottom horizontal line ‘Ribbon’, ‘Window’ and ‘Glitter’ to create this ‘magical’ gift box.

It was inspired by one of the gifts I bought for my son’s unicorn loving partner who celebrates her birthday this month.

The simple lidded box was made using some retired Stampin’ Up! products which I love.

The box was made using whisper white card stock with the lid then stamped and heat embossed using silver embossing powder.

I created a aperture in the box lid using a square die and then made a glittery panel to fill it. The window panel was made by sandwiching ultra fine glitter between two pieces of window sheet which was sealed together using red liner tape.

To finish the lid I used this beautiful glittery ribbon to form a frame around the window. The final touch was to add a little extra sparkle by adding a few gems in the corners and around the sides of the box lid.

When I was finished I thought the inside of the box looked a little naked so I added some gorgeous glitter card stock which coordinated with the colour of the tin which finished it off nicely.

Thanks for taking the time to join me on my blog today, please remember to pop over to the Blog using the link below to see the projects created by our talented and lovely design team and check back again throughout the month to see all of the fabulous projects which are entered into the challenge.

I would love to hear how you would use this months grid and the elements you would chose, which you can add in the comments below, or better still to see your gorgeous projects entered into the challenge and shared with us all.

If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all here in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part in and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in and see the projects added by talented crafters from across the world.

Stay safe and take care.

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog September 2020– #JOSTTT021

Good Morning crafty friends.

I hope that where ever you are in the world that you and all of those you care about are staying safe and healthy.

If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part in and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in and see the projects added by talented crafters from across the world.

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This month’s #JOSTTT021 grid is my creation and was inspired by two of my gorgeous children who have chosen to have careers in the world of science. I have used the centre vertical line of the grid for my project Purple, Science and Fun Fold.

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I love the image on this impossible card as it looks so much like my beautiful daughter and is how I imagine she looks when she’s working hard with her lab coat on and chemical flasks in hand.

I used acetate for the card base and stamps and dies from the My Favorite Things ‘Cute Chemists’ set.

After colouring the flasks and beakers I used Glossy Accents to give them a 3D glass effect and added foam pads to the layers to give it lots of dimension which I hope you can see from the pictures.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post today. Don’t forget to go to the Challenge Blog page and look at all the other gorgeous projects created by our lovely design team and the entries which will be added throughout the month by crafters across the globe. I hope you’ll join in and add one of your own too.

Happy Crafting

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog August 2020– #JOSTTT020

Good Morning crafty friends.

I hope that where ever you are in the world that you and all of those you care about are staying safe and healthy.

I can’t quite believe it’s already August and time for another Tic Tac Toe blog post. This months grid was created by the lovely and talented Angie McKenzie.

If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part in and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in and see the projects added by talented crafters from across the world.

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I chose to use the elements in the right hand vertical column this month – Blue, Book, Triangle.

The project I made was a labour of love and I have to warn you that the post is laden with lots of pictures.

Back at the start of the year I treated myself to a set of Album Making Dies from Helen Griffin. I had never made a memory book before and didn’t know where to start so I invested in the dies in the hope it would be easier and this is my first attempt at using them.

I was really pleased with the way it turned out but there are a few things I would do differently next time. I had been saving the paper pad I used for a special project, it came from ‘The Works’. Although the papers worked perfectly for all the matting and layering and for creating the pages for the album I have noticed that there is already a little bit of cracking on the spine so I will be more careful when choosing my cover papers next time.

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As you can see the book is still in quite a basic state as many of the embellishments and journal additions will be customised to go with the photo’s and keepsakes I fill it with.

 

I made a variety of different mats to fit in the various pockets and flaps using the coordinating papers on one side and white mats on the back.

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Each of the pages is also a pocket and has a large insert inside with space to add even more photo’s and mementos.

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It’s pretty obvious where the ‘Book’ and ‘Blue’ elements from the grid are incorporated in my project but the triangle element may be a little harder to spot…

 

I think my favourite part of the Album is the ‘waterfall’ page which was so much easier to put together than I though it might be. There is a hidden magnet in this closure but there is a die within the set which makes a tab for the flap to go into if you prefer.

 

Thanks for taking the time to join me on my blog today. As ever I love to hear all of your comments and suggestions which you can email to me or add in the comments section below.

I can’t wait to see which elements you chose from the grid to make your project, it’s always great to go round the entries and reading your blog posts.

Where ever you are in the world please stay safe….wear a mask… keep your distance…wash your hands as often as you need to….do what ever it takes to keep healthy and well.

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog July 2020– #JOSTTT019

Good morning crafty friends.

It’s the start of July and time for this months fabulous Joy Of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge This months grid has been a real test for me, taking me way outside my usual crafty comfort zone. Lots of the elements this month are ones I have rarely used in my crafting so deciding on a project has been a bit tricky but lots of fun.

I chose to follow the top line of the grid using String, Paper Tear and Watercolour as my elements although I also used sponged ink and some Kraft card too.

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If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part in and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in and see the projects added by talented crafters from across the world.

I was lucky enough to receive a set of Hunkydory Prism Ink Pads for my birthday and they were used throughout the project.  They are really versatile and I was delighted with how they performed. They are also a really handy 1.5″ square size which makes them handy for crafting on the move and also for inking up small areas.

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The stamps and dies used are from the Hero Arts June 2018 kit, which I bought second hand a few months ago. There are lots more stamps and dies still unused so I think there will be a few more beach type projects on my craft desk soon.

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And this is what I did…..

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To create the image I smooshed some of the blue ink on to acetate, sprayed it with water and then used a water brush on water colour paper to give a blue summer sky effect. I then used the layering stamps from the Hero Arts set to add the sea and waves, the sailing boats and the gulls in the sky.

I sponged two colours of yellow ink onto another piece of watercolour paper to give the sandy beach and used other stamps from the set to add the foot prints and the sentiment on to it.  To create the shore line I carefully tore the paper then added more of the yellow ink as I didn’t think that the white torn edge worked for me. I roughed up the surface of the beach area to give it more texture and hopefully made it look a bit more ‘sandy’.

 

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The frame for the picture is a basic Ikea box frame which comes with a mount. I wanted to tie the mount to the image so I used string to give a rope effect frame around the inner edge and decorated it with some Kraft card star fish and a couple of the other images out of the stamp set.

Although I was really pleased with the finished piece I wasn’t sure if the ink I used to add the sentiment was too dark. I asked my lovely husband what he thought and he suggested that I should maybe make another version but use the same lighter ink  as the ‘footprints’ were stamped in for the sentiment so that it looked like it was written in the sand. I’d love to know what you think….. if you have any just leave them in the comments section below.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my post today. Don’t forget to go to the Challenge Blog page and look at all the other gorgeous projects created by our lovely design team and the entries which will be added throughout the month by crafters across the globe. I hope you’ll join in and add one of your own too.

Happy Crafting

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog June 2020– #JOSTTT018

Good morning lovely crafters.

It’s June already? Time for me to share my project for #JOSTTT018 with you.

If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part it and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in.

Simply choose a line, either vertical, horizontal or diagonal,  from the grid below then using the three elements in that line let your creativity run wild. If you need some inspiration check out the blog using the link above where you’ll find the beautiful projects created by our fabulous design team and the entries from crafters across the world.

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I have to admit I have been really struggling to find my crafty mojo recently, It seems that the chaos, uncertainty and madness in the world just now is splitting many of us crafters into two groups…..those who are finding their love of crafting therapeutic and helpful in coping with it all and those who are struggling to find the mindfulness to be able to get their creative juices flowing at all.

In the UK rainbows seem to have become a huge symbol of hope during these difficult times and when I saw it was one of the elements on this months grid I knew I had to include it in my project. The line I chose to use is the centre vertical line – Summer, Rainbow, Emboss.

Usually I create a 3D project for the TTT Challenge blog but this month I decided to surprise you all by designing a card instead.

I started with a basic A6 card blank and added a mat of Rainbow Mirri card from Hunkydory Crafts. The embossed layer, which was created using a stitched cloud embossing folder from Crafters Companion was die cut then coloured using the fabulous Hunkydory Prism Brush Pens which I got recently as a Birthday gift.

The glasses were cut  from a piece of card which I had watercoloured in a rainbow of colours. Once die cut, I added a layer of Glossy Accents to give them some dimension and cut the lenses from black mirri card to make them look like sunglasses.

All of the elements were popped up on foam pads and I added a few tiny crystal gems as a final touch of sparkle.

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As I have no recipient in mind for the card yet I left it blank so that I can insert an appropriate message later.  Adding a tiny rainbow to the inside of the card seemed like a lovely final touch so I cut one using a tiny Waffle Flower rainbow die and adhered it to the bottom corner, hopefully it’ll make the recipient smile when they find it.

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Thanks for taking the time to read my post today, please pop over to the blog and have a look at all of the other beautiful projects which you can find there. If, like me,  you’re finding your mojo a little hard to find there may be something there to inspire you and get you crafting again.

Stay safe and Well.

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog May 2020– #JOSTTT017

Good morning lovely crafters.

It’s time for #JOSTTT017 and this month’s lovely grid is designed by the leader of our team, Fiona Whitehead.

We have lots going on this month at the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe. Firstly, we are offering a fabulous prize of a £20 gift voucher for this month’s winner which was donated by the lovely people at Clearly Besotted.

This month we are also joining up with the girls over at Double Trouble again.  Their challenge for May and our grid follow similar themes and if you create a project that meets the criteria for both you can add your project into both challenges. Click on the link above (their challenge starts on the 4th of May) to be taken to their blog where you’ll find all of their requirements so you can join in with both challenges.

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Good luck to all of you who enter this month. I have a few stamp and die sets from Clearly Besotted and use them a lot. They are great quality and stamp perfectly every time. There is always a sale tab on their website and it is a great place to pick up a bargain…..or three.

For this month’s grid I chose the elements from the top right hand to bottom left hand diagonal line ‘Green, Things that Fly, Tag’.

I’ve seen lots of beautiful ‘kite’ cards being shared on crafting social media recently and watched a great tutorial on YouTube from Sam at Mixed Up Craft, this is where the inspiration for this month’s project came from.

The cards looked so gorgeous that I wondered if I could create a similar shaped gift box to fill with treats for a friend…..this was what I came up with.

I have to admit this was a bigger challenge than I expected and there are many kite shaped box bases and ill fitting lids littering my desk at the moment. Making each of them wasn’t too tricky but resizing the lids to fit was a different story ….finally though I got it sorted and this one fits just perfectly…..

The first couple of box bases I made by hand measuring and scoring it myself but after several failed attempts at making lids to fit I remembered that the Scan and Cut machine on my desk isn’t just a shelf to sit my glues on and put it to use.

It’s been a long time since I used my machine and and my old brain took a bit of time to remember how to work the design software but finally, after several attempts, I had a lid and base that worked. The finished box measures 6″ from the top to bottom corners and 4″ from tip to tip across the width and is 1.25″ high. It is the perfect size to hold a few of my favourite Lindt chocolates and some money or a gift card too.

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I used mirri card and patterned papers from Hunkydory Crafts to decorate the box and the tag. The papers are just beautiful and are from a collection called ‘Foxy and Friends.’ I also cut a piece to line the inside of the box base.

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I can’t wait to see the gorgeous projects you all create. Spending time reading all of your posts and seeing your beautiful creations is always a great way to spend some relaxing time.

To see all of the other fabulous projects created by our talented design team and to get all of the information you need to get involved just click on this link which will take you to to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog page….Click Here

Until next time take care, stay safe, stay indoors and don’t forget to wash those hands …

….and don’t forget 

lots of people are feeling frightened and overwhelmed by the mad times we’re living through. If you are one of them don’t be afraid to reach out for a bit of support and comfort. Contacting a friend or family member just to have a chat may help them just as much as it does you. This is a great time to catch up with old friends, the ones on your Christmas card list, the ones you always mean to contact but somehow never have the time…send them one of your beautiful handmade cards to let them know you’re thinking about them and bring a bit of sunshine into their day.

Sending Crafty Hugs to you all

Anne-Marie x

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog April 2020– #JOSTTT016

Good Morning crafty friends.

I hope that where ever you are in the world that you and all of those you care about are staying safe and healthy.

This is a very stressful and worrying time we’re living through and I’m glad I have all of my crafty stash to keep me busy while we’re locked down in the UK.

If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part in and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in and see the projects added by talented crafters from across the world.

This month’s #JOSTTT016 grid was created by the lovely Sandra Mastello and is full of lovely techniques and elements for you to play around with.

When I first looked at the grid I had bit of difficulty deciding which row to follow so I chose an element and took it from there.

‘Ribbon’ was the element that stood out for me. I have lots of ribbon in my stash and don’t use it very often, occasionally on a card and sometimes on gift bags and boxes but not in any particularly creative ways.  I decided to try to make something I hadn’t tried to make before and this was the result…

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It’s far from perfect but I was really surprised at how quick and easy it was to make and how lovely the finished flower looked.

Since ‘Ribbon’ and ‘Flower’ are two of the elements in the top horizontal line of the grid all I had to do to complete the challenge was to come up with an idea to complete the project by adding some ‘Texture’.

Using the top horizontal line of the grid ‘Flower, Ribbon, Texture’ this is the finished project that I created…

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I added a stem and leaves to the rose by colouring a wooden skewer with my alcohol markers and cutting pieces from a leaf die cut to make the tiny leaf detail. The little glass pot has been sitting on my desk for months waiting to be loved, it was the perfect size to use as a vase for my rose. In order to hold he rose in an upright position and to give the illusion of water in the vase I added a good dollop of Pinflair silicone glue.

The texture was added to the project by making a gift box out of beautiful butterfly foiled and textured acetate, with a textured glitter card base and a rib textured ribbon to finish it off on the bottom.

I really love the finished gift and it will probably be winging it’s way out to someone soon and will hopefully bring a little sunshine into their day.

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Thanks for taking the time to read my post today. Don’t forget to go to the Challenge Blog page and look at all the other gorgeous projects created by our lovely design team and the entries which will be added throughout the month by crafters across the globe. I hope you’ll join in and add one of your own too.

Happy Crafting

Anne-Marie

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog March 2020– #JOSTTT015

Good morning lovely crafters.

It’s that time of the month again……and this month’s grid is a fabulous one. I can’t wait to see the projects you create using the elements you choose. It was formulated by our lovely Design Team member Laura Awsom Geffort .

If you are new to the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and want to find out more about it, the details are all  here  in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. It’s a fabulous challenge to take part it and we love to see all of the beautiful projects that are entered each month. Follow the link above and you’ll see how easy it is to join in and see the projects added by talented crafters from across the world.

January and February have been very difficult months for me personally this year. My God Mother, who was like a second mum to me, became seriously ill at the beginning of the year, was hospitalised and put on Palliative Care until she passed away in early February.

Usually, when life throws problems my way, the mindfulness of crafting helps me to find the space and time I need to deal with them so that I can move forward. This time, even my trusty craft room has struggled to help me find a way to come to terms with what has happened meaning there was no #JOSTTT014 blog post from me popping into your inbox last month.

A few days ago I finally made it back into the craft room and used Laura’s grid to gently wake my crafty brain cells up and get them working again.

I chose to follow the left hand vertical line on the grid using ‘Birthday, Punch and Food’ as my elements.

This birthday treat box is the project I came up with. It is the perfect size to hold a whole box of delicious Lindt chocolates and I also managed to find room to squeeze in some pink foil covered chocolate hearts from Marks and Spencer which finished it off perfectly. I love that the open sides of the box give a tempting glimpse of the sweet treats inside.

 

The completed box measures a generous 8″ x 3.5″ x 2″ so it’s big enough to hold lots of different birthday gifts and treats.

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I chose the beautiful Centura Pearl card stock from Crafters Companion to make the box base and the white version is double sided so it gives the perfect finish to the inside of the box too.

The base was created with the long retired Stampin’ Up! ‘Balloon Pop Up’ thinlet die set which has been sitting unloved on my shelf since I bought it. It has now been freed from it’s packaging and I already have a few more ideas for ways to use it in my crafting.

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The matching ‘Balloon Bouquet’ punch was used to cut coordinating balloon layers to decorate the outside, I added some Glossy Accents to them to give them a little more dimension.  The hole for the handle was cut using the ‘Classic Label’ punch also from Stampin’ Up!

The toppers and sentiments decorating the front and back are from an old set I had hidden in my stash called ‘Make a Wish’ from Docrafts.

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Thanks for taking the time to read my post today, don’t forget to use the link above to pop over to the TTT challenge blog and see the lovely projects created by the other members of the design team and of course add your own fabulous design to the challenge so we can be inspired by them too.

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie