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Friday, 6 December 2013

Matchbox Gift

It's the weekend!!! :)  Hope you have all had a good week and managed to achieve all that you set out to accomplish this week.  I have had a busy but quite productive week and enjoyed a fabulous day on Wednesday, Christmas Crafting along with 10 friends.  We meet quite regularly for a couple of hours most months throughout the year but in December we have a day where we get together and spend the whole day doing something creative for Christmas.  This year we made Christmas crackers using the Tonic Christmas cracker die, the left over papers and card were made into gift tags. There was also a jewelry based Christmas decoration to make which involved wire bending and some very pretty beads.  Everyone contributed to the lunch which was wonderful and was topped off with delicious homemade Banoffee Pie, Millionaires shortbread and a fabulous fruit cake.

The little box I made below was a small gift of appreciation to Joanne who hosts the get together each time and keeps us supplied with teas and coffees.  I used my new Sizzix matchbox die to create the box and I decorated it with a Spellbinders Poinsettia flower and leaf.  I popped some tissue paper and a few chocolates inside the box.  I am really pleased with my new die, I've always loved little matchboxes and now I can make my own in any colour I like and fill them with little gifts or trinkets :)

This was one of my crackers.... 

...and my 'attempt' at the decoration (think I need to stick to paper crafts)

Well folks, it's getting late and I have a day of demos tomorrow at Samuel Taylors, I know...another day of craftiness, it's a hard life! :)
Thanks for taking a look at my blog and look forward to any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Dawn x

Monday, 2 December 2013

A Quick Card for Sweet Friend

Hi, and thanks for popping by.  Well here we are already in December....Where has this year gone?  It only seems 5 minutes since it was last Christmas.  I hope you are all a lot more organised than I am with your Christmas preparations, I have so many cards to make and I haven't bought one present yet!   I guess I better get a move on :)  

The card I have made today is just a quick simple card.  I have used the subscription gift stamps from Craft Stamper Magazine.  I have been meaning to subscribe to this magazine for years as I buy it every month anyway.  It's my favourite magazine.  I saw the subscription gift was a set of JOFY stamps which I have had on my want list for ages so took the plunge and subscribed for a year, can't wait for my first copy to drop through the letter box :)  I have also used a new stamp that I bought from the Unity Stamp Company called Vintage Postcard.  I think it is going to be a really useful stamp and the quality is amazing.  I coloured the stamped flowers with my coloured pencils and added some white gel pen highlights,  The sentiments are from a selection of my stamps, they fit perfectly into the address space on the postcard.  I have added a couple of wooden buttons and a little metal flower embellishment.  I mounted the postcard onto a sparkly background paper and then onto a small card blank.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
Dawn x