I'm super excited to announce that I have joined the design team at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. As well as joining a lovely group of ladies, I'm hoping it might give me the push I need to use some of the neglected Christmas stash I buy AND to make a few cards before December!! Fingers crossed!!
The new challenge is just starting, we'd like to see you
I bought a kit of kraft tags from a show before Christmas with great intentions to make decorated gift bags
... time as usual ran away from me and they were still unopened so I decided to remedy that using this super cute mouse stamp. I've never been too happy with the results I get colouring with my usual promarkers on kraft so the old faithful coloured pencils got an airing too!
As I finished the tag with some of the twine from the kit I had a light bulb moment. The bottom of the tag kit was a fab kraft coloured tray, so I made it a lid with some strong red card and added some stripey Christmas papers - and woohoo, a handy Crimbo gift box was made!
I added another piece of stripey paper inside to give some strength and also to hide the seams on the inside base. I've left the tag loose for the moment to make it easier to write on.
Stamp - Makey Bakey Mice - Holly Jolly Christmas
Coloured with WHSmith watercolour pencils
Papers - First Edition Vintage Noel
Dies - Nesties labels 4
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and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make!
Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx
I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Use your stuff - animal theme
Crimbo Crackers - Something cute
CHNC - Anything Christmas
Christmas with the cuties - Christmas carols / songs
= The night before Christmas (not a creature was stirring not even a mouse!!)
CHNPP - Use patterned paper
CHN Christmas Extra - Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge - C for creature = mouse
D for dimension = box