Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Treasured Friend...

Hello dear friends!!

It's been a while!  Since we have been graced with some nice weather the yard needs to be put in order!!  We experienced a lot of damage during the ice storm that we had in December...my husband has been clearing trees and debris for weeks...now we're on to getting the yard in shape.  The only thing that seems to have thrived are the weeds...LOL!!!

Anyway on to a "card" that I made for my very best friend in the world...my treasured friend Dianne!!  I decided to put together a treasure chest that I have filled with goodies and little pieces of paper listing all the many reasons I treasure our friendship!!   They're listed individually so that she can take them out one by one to read!!

Here is "Treasured Friend"...
please click on the first image for a closer view and slideshow...
I started with a paper mache chest...
sponged with white and pink paint then added Ranger's Picket Fence crackle paint...

 I made an easel card for the top using Spellbinders Labels Twelve...
and this is "Gemini Tilda" from the Zodiac Collection 2014...
I added a stick pin, seam binding ribbon, Frantage covered button and two charms...
decorated the top and bottom with ruffled ribbon...
added "straps" with pearls...
a ribbon and Frantaged button...

decorated with flowers and spirals....
added two tags with computer generated sentiments...
the other side...
And that is "Treasured Friend"...I hope that you like it!!
Materials Used:
Stamp-Gemini Tilda Zodia Collection 2014-Magnolia-licious
Dies-Spellbinders Labels Twelve and Fourteen
Stick pin, ribbon, charms and Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Paper Mache chest-Michael's
Challenges I will enter:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #95 "Use a Charm"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #2 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Down Under-Challenge #236 "Tic Tac Toe"-Shabby chic, buttons and embossing (frantage)
Midweek Magnolia-Challenge #89 "Pretty in Pink"
Time for Magnolia-Challenge # 57 "Easel Cards"
Well that is that for me!!  Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!




  1. Dianne is going to LOVE this little treasure. Wow!
    Your colouring is awesome on the two Tilda friends!!!!!!!! I love all the little details you add to your projects....the little tags are so cute! Love the flower arrangement.

  2. Wow Factor x 1000!!!! Another amazing make Beth and one from the heart too, so beautiful and inventive - As Always honey!!!! I love all of the details and the images are beautiful. Love it all. Nice to see you have made some pins too, they are very sweet and unusual. Big Cuddles Jay xxx

  3. WOW! Your box is fabulous! So many beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Forever.


  4. What a stunning treasure chest this is Beth! Love all the distressing and crackle paint you did, great texture and vintage look, perfect for this friendship chest. Dianne will treasure this piece of art, she's a lucky gal.
    Hugs, Katie

  5. Treasure chest I think the treasure is having such a talented and thoughtful friend..Love your creation and your colouring is off the charts!!!!

  6. This is stunning Beth! What a lovely gift for your friend! I love your coloring and all the details. Wow!
    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Wow!! Beth!, this is one seriously beautiful creation my dear. I'm loving all the pretty elements you've used and of course those adorable twins. Thank you for coming over to play at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi x

  8. Wow, wow, wow! What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I am in awe! I love everything about it! It was obviously made with a lot of love! This is a keepsake that will be treasured by your friend for sure! Gorgeous!

  9. Beth your card is stunning, I adore the design, so pretty!! many thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias, Mel. xxx

  10. This is gorgeous Beth, so beautifully embellished as always and pretty pastel colours. Such a wonderful idea to fill your chest with friendship messages - you always have brilliant ideas.

  11. W O W! ! ! very well done my friend! beautifully done.

  12. it's an amzing project Beth! love the soft colors. really precious

  13. Well, I am the lucky one that received this truly special treasure chest. Pictures don't do it justice, it is much better in person!! Beth you outdid yourself. I love all of the details you put into the card and box! Your colouring is flawless! You know how I love frontage and there is not a shortage of that!! Your addition of charms and that pin and all of the beautiful flowers just finishes it off. As well all of the special sentiments inside that tell a story of our very long friendship is so special...thank you my VERY special bestest friend! Love Dianne

  14. I am just stopping by to see what you have been up to Beth. This is just AMAZING. Thanks for stopping by with such a lovely comment today. Judy x

  15. My goodness, what a lot of work has gone into making this fabulous gift. Thank you for playing at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia! Tracey x

  16. Just popping over to respond to your lovely comment received today Beth. Happy Weekend. Judy x

  17. Wow what a wonderfull creation you made
    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Forever

  18. Beth your box is fabulous.

    Hugs Diane

  19. Beth, your attention to detail is astounding. WOW, this is gorgeous and your BFF is going to love it. Awesome coloring girl friend, and all those pretty flowers and bits on the treasure chest are wonderful.


  20. Wow Beth this is just gorgeous I'm sure Dianne will love this! It's beautiful :) have a lovely day

    Vic x

  21. WOW, this looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at TFMC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  22. this looks gorgeous and this tilda is my fav:)