Friday, 18 January 2013

A Money Box for Lola Arizona

Good morning. Well the white stuff has finally arrived (and is still coming down as I write this post) and Jack has got his wish for a 'snow day' as school is closed :o) 
John re-arranged his diary at work and is working from home today so all are safe and warm :o)
Hope you are keeping safe and warm too.

Today I have a non-DT project to share with you.
When I was at the NEC in November I bought a couple of MDF money boxes and some MDF alphas to decorate for my scrummilicious Lola and squidgilicious Oliver.

Here's Lola's:

And here's what I did:
I started with painting the whole money box with some Gesso and then painted it with some pink acrylic paint.
When that was dry I added some Dreamweaver Embossing Paste through a Creative Expressions mask 'Delicate'
When that was dry I then rubbed a metallic wax paste all over.
I painted and then covered the letter with some co-ordinating DP and then rubbed some of the wax around the edges.
Die cut leaves - Memory Box 
Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts

Maybe it could be used to save her pennies for her future 'crafty stash' as it seems she is a crafter in the making:

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cupcake Craft - Anything But a Card
Creative Moments - Monochrome
Ladybug Crafts - Anything But a Card
Sparkles Forum - Die Cuts and Flowers
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything But a Card

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a fabulous day - stay safe and warm.


Susan Flynn said...

Its gorgeous Debs love the design and Lola Arizona looks as adorable as ever!! Hardly any snow here! x

Christine L said...

This is so pink and gorgeous Debs.... I'm sure Lola will love it!

Christine x

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Hunny, I'm glad Jack finally got his wish for the White stuff and I hope that old saying "be careful what you wish for" doesn't come into play!! I love the snow when I don't have to get anywhere lol
Your money box is absolutely gorgeous, I remember you buying them. I of course haven't even looked at the alterable stuff I bought yet!! But I won't let that stop me buying more (hopefully in march)
Lola looks sooooo cute and I can definitely see a crafty flair!! Lol
Hugs Laurie xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is fab hun love the finish its just perfect!

Em xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

I really love this money box, beautiful colour, and the depth of texture is fab, love the flower too and the photo is adorable, she looks very deep in concentration
Lindsay xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Debs. I love the detailing and beautiful shades of pink. Such a lovely gift for Lola and she looks like she is having great fun with her colouring, so cute too!
Our snow started at 7am and hasn't stopped yet, my children have just been sent home early from school so all safe and sound now.
Take care and I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Debbie said...

This is such a gorgeous gift.You've decorated it so beautifully. Can't wait to see the other one.She looks a crafter in the making.I love to see kiddies colouring.Hugs Debbie x

Wishcraft said...

Aww bless her, she looks like she's really concentrating!

Your money box is beautiful! Love the embossing and all the pretty pink :) Hugs, Lisa x

Annie said...

oh my what a fabulous money box, and love the girly pink, all the texture and the BIG letter on the front! plus another new crafter I see!
enjoy your weekend, hugs, annie x

Judith said...

As cute Debs -and that's just the crafty picture is Lola! I love the money box - such a great creative project and lovely and girly - stay warm and hope you have. Fab weekend hugs Judith x

Janette said...

Hi Debs, Love your money box as I am sure Lola will too, it's gorgeous..thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous Debs! what a fab idea to decorate and personalise the money box. It's something that Lola can keep. Love the effect that you've created with the embossing and the fab embellishments… the letter looks wonderful !
We have got a dusting of snow here and think it is going to freeze tonight… glad that I got my appointments out of the way before bad weather came in…
Hope you are keeping warm and snug!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Faye said...

What a wonderful idea Debs. And it looks very pretty in it's finished form too. It's lovely to see you at Cupcake this week. Hope you've all been enjoying the snow. X

coops said...

wow this is beautiful debs.the texture is fab and gorgeous pretty colours.:D

xx coops xx

Chrissy said...

What a Wonderful project Debs, love the colours and technique you used..and such a cute photo of your little one cute is that..


Claire said...

WOW and what a transformation! I love what you have done with this - another amazing project hun. Lola will adore this from her Nanny! Glad you got snow LOL - I didn't get my half day today, didn't get home until 2.30 as we closed the school at 1.15 pm but had to logistically get 460 children out of the building! Hey ho. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Debs that box looks amazing love the embossing and distressing, that large letter is fantastic, brilliant project.
lorraine x

Sarah said...

Hi Debs, what a fabulous project - my Emily would love it, she's got quite a collection of money boxes!!

Such a sweet picture as well, I've got pictures of Emily just like this and she still crafts with me now - so I reckon you've deff got a crafter in the making there!


lalkygirl said...

What a gorgeously girly money box,fab design.
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Janice said...

What a brilliant project, how lovely and pink and girly. Hope the snow day was a success and the sledge was in action. We still don't have much but it's now forecast to fall over night so we'll just have to see what the morning brings. Jx

Jill Hogg said...

Lovely! This is beautiful!
Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges. We hope you'll come back again soon
Jill DT

Anonymous said...



Hi Debs
A gorgeous and beautiful money box for Lola ,fabulous colour's and thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Stamping in Pink said...

Wowser! Gorgeous and in my favourite colour scheme too!
Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments Challenge #8 Monochrome. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again Karen (P) CM DT

Anonymous said...

A brilliant project and beautifully done...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

donemark crafts said...

This is just gorgeous Lola will love it..Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments.

Mad Moose said...

A gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing it with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi xx

Helen said...

This is stunning.Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

Hugs Helen xx