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. 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

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

    Love Chrissie xx

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

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


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