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Sincere apologies for my lack of blog posts lately- I’ve been doing what one does during the school holiday break-Enjoying Christmas and the new year and spending quality time with my family and friends.  We’ve just returned from a lovely relaxing getaway.  It was so nice to get away but I despise how a little holiday always results in lots to unpack and mountains of washing when you get home…..  Don’t you agree!?  I thought I’d take a break from unpacking to share some projects with you.  I’ve been itching to share some of my Christmas projects with you….I simply haven’t had the time to sit at my computer before now- I’m sorry if you are a bit ‘over’ Christmas but I’ve had these photos waiting for my computer for ages!  As the saying goes, better late than never….or perhaps I’m getting in early with some ideas for you for Christmas 2013

Here are some delightful little characters that I made with the kids in the lead-up to Christmas….even my husband joined in on the fun and helped with the punching and adding M&sMs to the lolly tubes.  He was the strict one- not allowing any M&Ms to go anywhere near anyone’s mouths.  Thank goodness there were a few leftovers after all of our hard work.

Yes- it took us quite a while- but we really enjoyed ourselves and the kids really enjoyed sharing these with friends at school, kindy and playgroup.  We even had enough to adorn the table on Christmas day!

The little characters have been made using punches from the catalogue.  You’ll find the selection of punches on page 182-185 of the main catalogue

Here are a few close-ups…..

SANTA-

HAPPY CHRISTMAS ELF

…and THE GRINCH

The lolly tubes we used are FABULOUS!  You can find these little beauties on page 161  of the main catalogue (with our other cellophane bags)  They are 2.5cm wide and 20cm long and a pack of 50 is only $4.50.  If you’d like to order some of these to decorate with your own little toppers, please be sure to get in touch with me!

As well as making the little gifts for the kids, I enjoyed making some gifts for my Kids’ Teachers and Education assistants.

I just love making these Chocolate block holders

Pulling on the ribbon box reveals this chocolately surprise

….and for those who know me well, I couldn’t stop at one!

I made use of a few goodies from the Holiday Catalogue which retires at the end of January.   Please don’t forget to contact me to order items from this catalogue just in case they retire with the catalogue.  I used the”Ornament Keepsakes stamp set” and matching dies (pg 3() for the ornament on the front of the chocolate boxes.   I also used the “Snowflake Soiree” stamp set (page 5) on the background piece of garden green cardstock.  Of course- out came the bigshot- I used the “Window Frames Framelits” (page 30) and “Apothecary accents Framelits” (page 191 Annual catalogue) to create the bases for the ornaments.

Some people were lucky enough to receive the gift of Stampin’ Up! products- finished off with “Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags”. These tags on page 12 of the Holiday catalogue could be used as they are or even converted into cards.  With 25 tags in a pack that’s really good value.  (Why not buy some now and put them aside ready for Christmas 2012!?)

I still have more Christmas projects…..and other non-Christmas projects to share- but the next load of washing is ready to be hung on the line.  Back soon!

I’m starting to get into the Christmas spirit.  I’ve not actually done a lot to prepare..but it is on my mind and I’d love to help you prepare for Christmas.  I  just love Christmas time!  I have a Christmas tag making class coming up this Saturday and I have a few spots remaining-so why not consider booking a spot for yourself and start getting organised for Christmas. I also  have another fun Christmas class for later this month but I need bookings to be made THIS WEEK!

EVENT 1- Christmas tags”

Have you decided not to post Christmas cards this year but still want to get into the ‘festive’ spirit? Come along and make some small Christmas tags.

WHEN? Saturday 10th November
WHERE? Address supplied when you book your spot
TIME? 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
COST? $20 OR Purchase $120 worth of Stampin’ Up! products (to be ordered and paid for on the night) and you receive your class for FREE
DETAILS? Come along and make a selection of tags that can be attached to Christmas gifts or for the kids to give away to school friends

Please RSVP by Wednesday 7th November
by E-mail miriamthomas@westnet.com.au or phone/text 0419 947 047

Also-

EVENT 3-
“Reindeer Poop” and “Rudolph spare noses”

I’ve been making my little packages of reindeer poop and Rudolph spare noses for  years and they are always a huge hit with both young and old.  Come along and make some little bags of Christmas fun for the Children’s school friends, for Christmas stockings or fun Christmas surprises.   15 little bags of Christmas fun for $25 OR 30 bags for $45

WHEN? Saturday 24th November
WHERE? Address supplied when you book your spot.
TIME? 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
COST? $25 for 15 OR $45 for 30
DETAILS? We will be making and decorating bag toppers to go on top of 15 bags of Christmas fun for $25 OR 30 bags for $45.  I fill the reindeer poop bags with maltesers and the Rudolph spare noses with jaffa lollies- however the class fee does not cover the cost of lollies.    You will also be supplied with cellophane bags however you can fill them with your own lollies in your own time.    When you book your spot can you please indicate whether you would like to make 15 or 30 bags so enough supplies are ordered to cater for all participants. Can you also please indicate whether you intend to make only Rudolph’s spares, only reindeer poop OR a combination of both so the correct coloured cardstock is ordered.

IMPORTANT- I will obviously need to order the cellophane bags and more cardstock and adhesive than is normally required for a regular cardmaking class.  As a result I will be making 2 requests.
a) EARLY RSVP is required.  Please Book your spot by Thursday 8th November
b) Payment for the class is required in advance.  You can drop off cash in person or transfer payment into my bank account.

Please RSVP by Thursday 8th November to allow enough time to source materials
by E-mail miriamthomas@westnet.com.au or phone/text 0419 947 047

While I’m feeling ‘Christmassy”, here’s a Christmas card that participants made at a class last month.

I quite like the colour combination of Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and a hint of Silver Glimmer paper (gosh I love that stuff!)   They seemed the perfect colours to go with the “Snowflake Soiree” stamp set that we used in the class.

I think this stamp set is perfect if you are looking for quick but effective Christmas cards.  The intricate design of the snowflakes are really beautiful and the detail makes your card look deceivingly ‘complicated’ …..but oh so pretty!  If you’d like to order this stamp set to make your Christmas cards- please get in touch with me on 0419 947 047 or miriamthomas@westnet.com.au

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