31 Oct 2013

Christmas Wrapping

Hello bloggers what a week I have had we have had a family bereavement which was unexpected so that threw us for the first part of the week then my laptop decided to give up and go on strike PC world said " it will take 14 days to take a look and repair" yiks!!! and that is business account service!!! Anyway after some frantic phone calls DH found a very nice man who agreed to look, diagnose problem and if it was an emergency he would do it immediately which he did and I got my laptop back this afternoon Yipee.

I also have some good news I won the challenge for September "Texture" at Crafts Too Challenge You here which was very exciting and I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for November........but I can say no more lol.  Anyway I am very late in entering October Challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You Christmas Festivities Twist 2 - What Christmas Means to You. 

Christmas for me is all about getting together with family and giving presents which I love to wrap up and make the packaging myself if possible so for this challenge I have altered a brown carrier bag ready for someones present.  I have used the Crafts-Too Die Merry Christmas Angels and Rhinestone gems  which I received in my prize package from C2CU, thank you.

Papers and Father Christmas Stamp used were Tim Holtz Mini , I coloured Santa with distress inks and vintage photo used around spellbinders die cut in cream card.  Lace was added to side of bag finally a large bow from Creative Expressions ribbon.

 The Die Merry Christmas Angels was cut in cream card with my prize die which cuts and releases beautifully, I inked through the die with vintage photo distress ink and added gems.  Sorry the photo is so bad but it was dark by the time I took photo and the challenge is ending soon so must dash over and link before it is too late

'till next time 


  1. Hi Maggie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. What a gorgeous bag Maggie! I love those soft vintage colours and I am sure anyone would love to receive it! Thanks for sharing it with us at C2CU this month. Looking forward to seeing your GDT piece! Jennie x

  3. Really beautiful bag Maggie it is a present all on its own

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Gorgeous bag Maggie and congratulations on being a GD, great news. Annette x

  5. What a great gift bag - and more Guest Designing too - yay, you!
    Alison x


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