Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas everyone!


I would strongly recommend you put your feet up and have a cuppa before you go any further!
This is a very heavily pictured post.....

First up is a wooden bauble we decorated at class,
which I'm entering into the challenge
which is for anything but a card

I do lots of things other than cards, but don't often blog about them,
but today IS special after all! 

the bauble had a pre-cut star, we added die cuts, embossing paste, glitter and sequins

We also made a votive decoration using similar die cuts

This was the last class I held for the year.
This is the before pic.....

lots of goodies in their bags.....

projects on show with a string of battery star lights

"Inspiration Table"
I laid out lots of ideas for table decorations etc.

those are real twigs, below right, sprayed gold to hold a name card

napkins with simple ring made from card, decorated with initials,
and a pine sprig and silver bauble 
(SU embellishments that I may have to get some more of for next year!)

love this idea.....but also love crackers....
some ideas are from Hobbycrafts blog

Gift- box- on- a- card 
makes a fab place setting.....

decorated lantern in the centre

Diorama cards cased from Amanda Bates,
including her faux diorama.....simpler and flatter...

you could add a tea light behind the houses

Amanda also did a bridge version which is also fab,
love the Hearts Come Home bundle.

We had a fabulous time, lots of laughs, nibbles, idea sharing,
card swapping, and bookings for next year!
Do come and join us if you can,
you would be made most welcome.

I hope Santa visited your home,
keep warm, keep safe, and keep well.



  1. Wow - everything in this post is simply AWESOME. Amazing diorama cards and I LOVE the napkin cracker idea!

    Happy "back to normal" day!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. I am so loving this post. All of the things are just beautiful. I love the wooden look and the votive is simply gorgeous. Every single thing is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your entry for our challenge is wonderful and everything else you have done for your class is lovely, thanks for joining us at MAWTT

  4. Hi Lesley
    Wow, what a terrific selection of non card delights.
    Love the napkin cracker idea.
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.

  5. Lovely bauble, all of the projects look great :)
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT - Good luck !
    Kaz DT

  6. Hi Lesley,
    Best wishes of the season to you and yours.
    Oh my word you have been very busy these are all so gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  7. Your project is wonderful and very creative. Thanks for joining us over at Moving Along with the Times Challenge blog. Take care, Jodie-DT Member


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