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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