Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas gifts for Neighbours and Work collegues

Well i have had a busy weekend with my girls childminders christmas party on Saturday, and i borrowed my dear friend Paula's Ultimate pro! I spent my Sunday making cards for my neighbours and for the girls that I work with in the office.  I decided to take inspiration from the docrafts web site tip for quick cards although they were not very quick in my opinion!

I worked out that I needed to make 5 cards for work and 4 for my neighbours (or was it 5?).   I decided to make these from some of the really thick card stock in a deep red (perfect for Christmas cards etc) that I seemed to have an abundance of left over from Christmas crafting.  I then needed to do some envelopes but as the card stock that I had used for the cards was so thick, I decided to make the envelopes with approx 5mm depth.  You can just see the envoloboxes in the background. 

To go with the cards that I made, for my work mates I made some not so seasonal tiffin (crushed rich teas mixed with melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder and golden syrup, topped with a layer of chocolate) the reason this was not so seasonal is that I forgot to add a handful of cranberries! For my neighbours I always feel like making the effort at Christmas time,  so for the last 2 years I have trussed my kids in their winter woolies and taken them with me to knock on the neighbours doors to give them a seasonal treat.  This year I made some shortbread biscuits and mixed some cranberries in for the seasonal effect (I didn’t forget this time!), and used a star shaped cutter.  As I am more experienced in my crafting this year I strayed from the polythene bag and made cartons. 

At this point I did not realize quite how long this was going to take me!  I have to say by the end of the day my 7 year old daughter was a dab hand at making boxes, and even used a bit of my thick red card to make herself a box for herself! (for her jewelry apparently but it is still on my dining table covered in all of the other cartons she made from my scrap card!).
I made these boxes from pearlised card, once all the cards and envelopes had been done, I cut the Tiffin, bagged it up with the biscuits and put them into boxes finished off with a co-ordinated silver ribbon.

I am going to look for some challenges that I can enter my card into, and go delivering the neighbours parcels tonight. And then i will be tackling the huge pile of ironing that built up while i was completing my gifts!
The days end result:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:


  1. Wow what lucky neighbours you have and work colleagues, I'm sure the cookies and tiffin will go down a treat and the cards and boxes will be admired by all.

  2. these are stunning the fab images :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Graet cards .. the ironing can wait , thats what i say...
    thanks for joining us in the Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
    Hugs xx

  4. Great job on your the image and how you put it together...thanks for joining us at passion for promarkers this month.

  5. Super cards and makes! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP, Juliexx


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