Showing posts from December, 2011

A gift for a very special teacher

Today was Savannah's last day at Intermediate and we wanted to make something for her amazing teacher Miss Dent. Our pansies had not grown enough to even look like bursting into flower so the terracotta pot was not able to be used in the bike.
Instead Iof the pot I used the candy wrapper die to make an octagonal box which of course we filled with chocolate and fitted absolutely perfectly in the bike. Ithen added a cracker made with the same die and a little favour made with one of the two tags die set with a couple of ferrero rocher chocolates
I added some cellophane and a double looped bow using the bow maker hubby made for me and I have to say I am pretty pelased with the end result. I hear Miss Dent was too.

All the other staff (there were about 25 in total) got a cracker complete with poinsettia and the fererro rocher chocolates.

I still have a heap of things to make and I hear Xmas is next week (shock horror). I must say I will be pleased to use a different colour after Xm…

More Xmas goodies

Savannah had to have a gift worth no more than $5 for Secret Santa at school. The person she had to make it for was male so what better than a box filled with Cadbury Favourites.
The box uses the new candy wrapper die ($72.95 + shipping) and is octagonal in shape. I used the cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon (absolutely gorgeous and a steal at $16.5 plus shipping a roll)) to tie the box off. I then wrapped it in gold paper with Merry Xmas printed in red all over it and wrapped it up with more ribbon. I hope David is pleased with his gift next week when the Secret Santa gifts are handed out.

Advent Calendar, Xmas card and Xmas cracker

I spent today with a couple of girlfriends crafting. With Xmas fast approaching I decided it was time to make an advent calendar. Here is the results of my crafting today

And a close up of the tiny boxes

Then time to make some Xmas crackers with a poinsettia on top (each cracker holds 2 favourites bars

and lastly the Xmas cards for everyone this year and  given that I make them for work and for family and friends (88 and counting so far) the design had to be very simple.
The stitched stocking stamp set and punch and the candy bar die made Xmas so much easier this year than previous years.

Till next time Happy crafting everyone Tee-Jay