The girl above with the candle is LOTV die cut and I have described the ingredients in a previous post.
The gift bag ingredients
Red plain paper bag from Tesco
Papermania Home for Christmas paper
Forever Friends Gift Wrapped A4 double sided cardstock for poinsettia
Spellbinders Labels twenty
Red card from stash
Forever Friends image from Timeless Cardstock Stickers
Gold leaves, peel off, gem from stash
Forever Friends Gift Wrapped A4 double sided cardstock
Forever Friends sentiment from Timeless Cardstock Stickers
Red Ribbon from Hobbycrafts
And there you go simple, energy conscious, and made in minutes, just how I like things done.
I wrapped all the cards before I though of taking a photo so you will just have to use your imagination, they are a collection of ones previously posted.
I have completed all the cards and gift boxes (my sister asked for a batch of both the gift bags above so they were nearly all the same with little variations) as usual they were last minute requests from her and were whisked away pronto.
I don't know is you know it but Hazel, Patricia's sister, who comments on most of our Blogs is quite a talented crafter as well as her sister. Not card making but scrapbooking, and she makes the most wonderful gifts as well, She showed me some photos when we met up in Perth the other week and they were superb. I wonder if Patricia could borrow the photos and post them on her Blog, that is until Hazel get up and running with her own Blog.
Boy, waffled on a bit there, but is seems I have been absent for an age. I have been browsing all your wonderful work and have picked up loads of hints and tips I am eager to try. In fact I am impatient I want to try everything. The Faux Book Box Christine http://christinescardsandcrafts.blogspot.com made is top of my list, the origami box Patricia http://patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.co.uk made, and lots of other things to try. I also am trying to fit in time to use my Cricut Mini properly. Could not sleep this morning, up at 0430, opened up the Cricut Craft Room and had a wee play, not cutting anything out yet but trying to weld words and resizing images. There is a lot it can do it just having time to play.
I forgot to say we had snow last night, it rained first them down came the snow just in time for the big switch on of the Village Christmas Tree Lights which went ahead anyway the hall for the kids treats is right next to where the Christmas Tree stands so I think after the switch on they went inside. Needless to say I did not venture out to see it, stayed tucked up inside till 2100 to take the dos for their last walk. This morning was treacherous, thick ice on roads and pavements making it dangerous to walk but I took them out and walked to the paper shop and back without incident.
Take care and wrap up warm.
Wilma x x