Monday, 29 November 2010

Going crackers.....

Hi Folks! I'm going crackers today - quite literally, I almost forgot to write this post - what am I like! Better late than never, here's my offering for the latest challenge over at Lexi's Creations. For this week's Challenge, to celebrate being the exact date of our very first Challenge, we thought we would repeat the original Challenge. So for this week we would love to see your creations in…...

Blue & Silver

Joanna Sheen is this week's Sponsor and she will be donating a £10 voucher to spend in her online store, to one lucky randomly selected winner.

Now, I have to admit that I am beginning to get a tad fed up with making Christmas cards, so inspired by you tube videos and armed with a stack of loo rolls, I decided to have an attempt at making a Christmas cracker. It was good fun, although I did feel that you needed more than 2 paws for the rolling up and taping down. I managed to get some cracker snaps for the inside from ebay, the blue pearlescent paper is wrapping paper, & the tinsel string is by papermania. I had to use a bear on my first cracker (of course!) so I've used Paulo, who you can find at Lexi's store here. He's on sale at the moment, along with all Lexi's images, so grab yourself some bargains. He's coloured with promarkers and glitter pen and mounted on nesties.

The white pearlescent paper strips on the end are from my scrap box and have been embossed with a Snowman border brass stencil that I picked up in Hobbycrafts sale last year for 9p!!

Hope you can join us over at Lexi's this time!

I'd also like to give a BIG friendly wave to all the new members of the design team:

I'd also like to enter my cracker in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Christmas gifts
(can't tell you what's inside I'm afraid in case the recipient reads this!)
Creative card crew: Not another card
Simon Says: Let it snow
Thanks for looking!


  1. This is a cracker Jacky! (sorry lol) & it's hard to believe it is the first one you've made :)

    Have a great week.

  2. You have done a fab job with this cracker, especially adding those embossed snowmen xx

  3. Lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  4. I love your Christmas cracker. That snowman is a cutie and I love your embosed snowman.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  5. Gorgeous cracker, love the fab bear too.
    Thank for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  6. Super creation! lovely colors and embossed edges! Thanks for showing us your Christmas gift creation at Creative Inspirations this week !

  7. very creative. Cute cracker! Thanks so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club


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