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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Monday 5 December 2011

Christmas is a-coming!

It was our annual Christmas meal with the Summer Wine Gang at the weekend.  OH belongs to a group of retired and semi-retired fella's that cycle.  I've got to know the other  wives very well and the subject of conversation is usually about Strictly Come Dancing, the dancers, celebs and the dresses.  Great fun!  I've been making tiny gifts of after-dinner choccies for a couple of years and this year I've used the gorgeous Spellbinders Hexagonal Pinwheel Top Box.  I made them in shades of blue for the fellas and gold for us wives to match the Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisps inside.  They are extremely tempting!

Cards too!

I made some cards to take with me on the Saturday and for some reason or other I stuck everything on the back of a card blank.  So stupid but the old chesticles have been giving me gyp this week so I'm blaming on the infection I now have, first one this winter so not too bad and I'll be over it for Christmas.  This is the back-to-front card cut up and place on a bigger card.  The tree stamp is from SU from a couple of years ago and and I used the Tim Holtz extra fine embossing powder and I was so pleased with it that I have bought some more from Cuddly Buddlys .  I also used the embossing powder with the Penny Black wreath stamp.

I would like to enter the following Challenges,

Crafty Cardmakers #57 Heat Embossing
Incy Wincy Designs #123 Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Lawnscaping Challenge #23 Tags or Treat Bags
Make It Monday #66 Anything Goes
My Craft Spot: Monday Challenge #36 Christmas Treat
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #107 Heat Embossing


Tamara said...

Nice tags!! You are ready for christmas I see :-)
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
xx Tamara

Chrissy said...

Gorgeus cards...and welcome to the club..I do that quite elegant cards, and the chocolates look gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Rene said...

WOW! These are awesome!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM! The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning a prize!!!! Good luck!
Rene ;D

Josephine said...

These are lovely!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous creations Jennie. Hope you feel much better soon, take lots of care of yourself xxx

Debs M said...

love those boxes, they are fabulous, gorgeous cards too!

Laurel Beard said...

So gorgeous and elegant! You are ready for Christmas!!! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping! :)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

What a cute gift idea!! Your boxes are beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Feebsy said...

Oooh these are so pretty! I really like the simple and elegant look you've created, they have a real sense of luxury.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Jenni said...

Fabulous embossing and love the look of those little parcels! Thanks so much for playing along with the Crafty Cardmakers.
Jenni x

Heather "Hev" said...

What a fabulous collection :)

Thanks for playing last week at Incy Wincy and please check to see if you are our winner or Top 3 :)

Please join in this weeks challenge


Christiana said...

You did a great job on all your projects! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Bamabel said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!


liz said...

fab projects

liz said...

fab projects