Friday, January 07, 2011

Snowy Friday

Hello everyone,

Sorry my blog post is a little later than usual this week but blogger was being a bit stupid and decided not to post the scheduled post.  How is everyone? I hope you all had a fabby christmas and a happy new year? Did Father Christmas drop any crafty bits into your stockings this year?

Father Christmas was quite keen on dress up clothes in our house this year .....

However there was on person who didnt get a christmas break. The lovely Nikky Hall worked all over christmas and new year to bring us all some gorgeous new products. She will be showing us all the new goodies on 2 shows on C+C tomorrow (Sat 8th Jan 12 and 3) so dont miss it! There are soooo many fab things on this CD I cant pick a favourite, but I will post some of my projects using it tomorrow.

The fabulous design team at Polkadoodles have designed New year wishes for the first challenge of 2011. My offering was "wedding themed" as my younger sister has just set a date for her wedding.

Traditionally wedding favors represent health, wealth, fertility,  longevity and happiness and I wanted to interpret this into wishes.

I did this by making a  takeaway box from Paper Boutique: Creative Christmas using paper from Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition. I threaded a bit of ricrac into the sides to made a handle (although this ribbon would look fab!). Finally to embellish the box I layered some paper flowers that I had coloured with promarkers (colours do match IRL but I took the pic very late at night) and topped with a tiny pearl.

The fortune cookies were super simple to make and are sooo tiny. I punched some 2.5 inch circles from some matching patterned paper (again from Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition)and wrote my wishes onto small rectangles of paper. Then i folded it in half without creasing (like making a mouth), popped the wish inside and then pushed the centre of the fold to make it fold onto its self. Finally I used a lttle bit of wet glue to stick the final fold together.

They look so cute and would lovely on a wedding table made in colours to match the wedding. Maybe with one of these tied to the handle?

Will be back tomorrow with some pics of the new CD projects. Take care everyone xxx


LuLu said...

What a brill idea! Loving your fortune wish cookies and definitely idea I will have to try out myself. Have a great weekend,


Vintage Milly said...

Oooh this is really gorgeous, love your idea of the fortune cookies for your sister, what a thoughtful gift for her, your kiddies in their new dress up outfits look so sweet too, thanks for making such a lovely project for my theme this week,
all the very best to you,

jayne / Fiskarettes said...

What a great idea xxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovin your takeaway box and fortune cookies. They are delightful! Warmest wishes, Lesley