Saturday, 28 October 2017

The 4 Weeks of Advent - part 2

Continuing on from my last advent gift post, this is another  very quick, simple and inexpensive gift idea, that I will be giving to colleagues in week 3 (of the 4 weeks up to Christmas)

The material/tools used to make these gifts are as follows:
The Big Score Board
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
A Paper/Card Trimmer
Strong wet glue
Christmas Eve  A3 Double Sided Centura Pearl card stock
Leaves Are Falling Die from the Autumn Morning collection by Sara Davies A pack of Moser Roth White Mousse au Chocolate (£1.69 from Aldi - there are 5 mini bars in each pack)
Cinnamon Sticks
Red Berries
Dark Green Card stock
Some glitter glue
Merry Christmas peel offs

Cut a piece of card 9.5 cm x 12 cm
Score at 4.5 cm, 5.5cm 10cm and 11 cm

burnish your score lines and wrap around your mini chocolate bar

using strong wet glue on the last section thin section of your wrap, glue into place

cut and emboss a leaf from dark green cardstock

adhere a cinnamon stick to the top of the wrap.
add the leaf, carefully bending it around the cinnamon stick
add 3 wired berries (poking the wire under the leaf)
add some glitter glue to the leaf to add a bit of frosting/sparkle

Monday, 23 October 2017

Christmas Boxes

I adore the with A3 Cardstock from Crafters Companion, it is simply perfect for creating all kinds crafty projects and gift boxes.

Yesterday I made a set of five boxes using a collection of their Festive cardstock. The largest box measures  6 inches x 6 inches x 3 inches and the smallest is 3 inches x 3 inches x 1.5 inches

I added a few of Sheena's new Christmas Word dies to the front and back of each box ( the word snow was made by trimming down the word Snowflake) and then I popped on a few adhesive pearls and gems. I finished off with some cream ribbon and a xmas floral embellishment from my stash

I'd love to get a stack of presents like this!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The 4 Weeks of Advent - part 1

I have a small crafting tradition, in that I like to make small inexpensive hand crafted gifts for my colleagues for the 4 weeks up to Christmas. Last year I was in an open office with 40 colleagues, so the gifts had to be VERY quick and simple. This year the company I work for has relocated us to another floor with a different office set up, so now I share an office with 12 colleagues. This means I can put a little more thought and effort into the 12 gifts I make.

The first gift I have made, which will be given as the main advent gift (in week 4) is a small handcrafted box containing four christmas scented Yankee Tea-light Candles. The boxes were made with Crafters Companion (CC) A3 double sided Traditional Christmas cardstock. I adore this cardstock, as it is the perfect quality for creating boxes and other projects with.

The boxes I made measure 3 inches x 3 inches x 3/4 of an inch when finished, which is the perfect size to  hold 4 Yankee tea light candles.  I used acetate, (which actually came from some CC  Die'sire packaging) to form the window in the centre of the box and added a Merry Christmas sentiment, die cut from CC's gold mirror card and a bow made from CC's  Traditional Christmas luxury ribbon pack.

Hope you like them xx

PS I know there are only 8 in the photo, I have made 12 but four were repeats!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Bonkers about Baubles

Attended another fabulous workshop at Crafters Companion Evesham yesterday, where I learnt how to make my own fabric covered xmas baubles. Absolutely loved learning how to do this ... huge thank you to Katherine, who put the workshop together and who patiently showed us what to do.

I loved it so much I bought 4 more polystyrene balls (4 inches in circumference) and made the ones you can see below last night/this morning. Can not wait to buy some more blanks on Thursday during the CC 12th Birthday Watch event.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Another three cards for my neigbours

...loved the card I made yesterday so much, I decided to make three more for my other neighbours. Hope you like them xx