Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Hot Choc

Phew.... I think I'm nearly done!
The decs are up, the presents are wrapped and all that's left is the dreaded food shopping!
Merry Christmas to my brilliant teamies at Crafty Emma's and Totally Papercrafts - and also to my followers and those that take a little time to leave me a comment - I appreciate all your support.
Wishing you all health and happiness for 2012.

Here's a last minute gift I made for a friend.


This had me swearing - I can tell you, and several attempts ended up in the bin!
I started by making an insert, large enough for my mug and reindeer - using a nestie oval to cut a piece for the reindeer to sit in, and a nestie circle for the mug.
Then I made a shallow box around the insert, and stapled a piece of card to the back of the box, with a nestie oval handle.

The card box doesn't really support the weight of the mug, so I wrapped the whole thing in cellophane to make it easier to carry.



Challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Bingo.   My line is Ribbon/Twine, Punches/Die Cuts, Multifold.
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas and my Top Tip is "buy 2 chocolate reindeer, one to put in the box and one to eat whilst you are trying to make it".   Ha Ha! Only kidding ladies :-)


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19 comments:

Juls said...

yummy! what a fabby gift set! Hugs Juls

chrissy xx said...

Just Fabulous! I thought I could her someone swearing lol....But it's lovely.....You will have one happy friend...LOve it.
Chrissyxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Caroline - what a fabulous gift. You certainly put a lot of work into it, and it was worth all the effort and the swear words!

Have a wonderful Christmas - hugs, Sylvia xx

Vicky said...

It's fabulous Caroline...even tho' it made your swear...lol...

Wishing you a merry Christmas and New Year...
big hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Oh sweetie this is totally awesome absolutely fabulous.....

Also wanted to say incase I dont get chance after today I just want to wish you & your family hun a magical christmas & all the very best for 2012 hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Elaine Stark said...

This is a gift anyone would love. As for the tip, that goes without saying,mmm. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous little gift, how delightful. Love the idea and design of it, fabby colours too.
Lyndsey xx

Katina said...

Fantastic! xx

Aileen said...

What a beautiful gift and I'm sure all your hard work will be appreciated. Merry Christmas x.

Carrie said...

what a fabby present!! really wonderful!!

I hope you have a fabulous Christmas xxx

Faye said...

I'll keep an eye out for the postie shall I?! ;) This looks gorgeous. Have a super Christmas and New Year. xxx

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely gift!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! Love this beautifully wrapped gift!
Merry christmas and a happy new year!

Shelby said...

Beautiful project and I'm sure your friend is going to love it. Thanks for joining us at MMCS.

Shelby

Annette said...

Wow, lovely wrapping, but I love what's inside it too !!! LOL Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Merry Christmas. Annette xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh wow this is a beautiful Christmas gift. Thanks for joining us at My Mums Craft Shop Challenge.
Diane xx

cebelica said...

Wonderful gift. I'm sure your friend loved it. :)
Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!

Lisa T said...

Wow that looks so professional! Great job.

Lorraine A said...

Oohh this is fabulous Caroline :-) wonderful gift idea !! sorry to tell you tho it never arrived :-( ,,,, lol

luv
Lols x x x