Saturday, 23 October 2010

Andele! Andele! Arriba! Arriba!

Doesn't this cute guy remind you of  Speedy Gonzalez ? I loved that cartoon. This is actually Speedy's distant cousin... Chili Chihuahua from Meljen's Designs.
Instead of giving my girls sweeties this Halloween, I thought I would make them a Take-Away in a Box, and since Mexican food is one of their favs... that's what I went with.

The box came from my daughter's b/f  ( he got a birthday present in it ). I think he was a bit bemused when there was almost a punch up to see who got the box that he was just about to throw in the bin!!!
I filled it with some Tortillas, Guacamole, Salsa, Sour Cream, Enchilada Sauce, Cheese and even managed to squeeze some vegetables in there! All they will need to add is the meat.

I would like to enter for the following challenges...
Colour Create - 'Purple, Aqua and White'
The Wild Flower Patch - 'Twine'
Meljen's Designs - 'Anything Goes'
Stamp Something - 'Digi Day'
Craftalicious - 'Anything Goes'

 To decorate the lid of the box I used Papermania Capsule Collection, Aqua, design paper. The cute Chihuahua is by Meljen at Whimsy Stamps , and was coloured with Copics and stickles glitter.
The stars were cut on my Slice machine ( Fa La La Design Card ).  'Handmade' stamp is by Catslife Press.
Twine and buttons from my stash and I made the 'Mexican Take-Away' text on my comp.

Here's a close up of the twine and the 'Handmade' Stamp. Can you believe I actually practiced writing 'Mum' before I added it to this stamp? My writing is terrible!


Cecelia said...

I Love this! That is the cutest stamp and what a great idea!

Cecelia B

mforquer said...

What a wondeful idea!!! I love this - and my husband would LOVE to receive this as a gift - as Mexican is his favorite!!! Love how you used the cute Meljen's Design stamp too! Thanks for playing along this week at Meljen's!

Crafteezee said...

Soooo cute. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Julie said...

Hi Caroline, I'm thinking about food gifts this Christmas and your blog is so inspirational in this regard. Love this great idea and your box is nicely decorated.

I had a go at the oreo truffles and they went down very well, (although I thought they were a little too sweet myself). Mine were nowhere near as professional looking as yours, how did you get the chocolate to be so neat? Mine ended up sitting in puddles of chocolate.

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi, wow this is fantastic, what a lovely gift and so unusual too, great colouring and image, thanks for joining us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is brilliant! What a fab idea and the perfect image for the gift. Love the colours and details too :o) Lisa x

Donna said...

Wow Caroline, your takeaway box is stunning and such a brilliant gift idea! I love the image (I remember Speedy Gonzalez too) and you have coloured it perfectly :) Donna x

Pops x said...

I am loving this one the colours are fab, so cute hugs Pops x

Faye said...

I so want to be your neighbour! I'd put on about twenty stone, but I'd be happy! There is always something scrummy on your blog, food scrummy or creative scrummy. Love it. xxx

Anonymous said...

A fabulous idea and so well made - brilliant! x

Juls said...

such a brilliant idea I love it! Hugs Juls

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

What a super cute gift set! Love it! thanks for playing along with SS!

Janiel/ janny said...

OH MY this is adorable!!!!!!! Fab idea!!!!!
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create
Hugs, Janiel