Thursday, 15 December 2011

I'm going crackers!

Hi, guys! No news yet of the grandchild, my poor daughter-in-law is doing her nut because she's fed up with being pregnant, poor lass!

So I made some Christmas cracker boxes.

The measurements were worked out by the talented Julie who kindly sent me the details. It took quite a bit of due care and attention, because numbers and me do not get on, but accurate measuring was the key!

Julie's are beautiful, and I'm certainly going to be trying them again, but this time I Kept It Simple, Stoopid! The card and the wreath toppers and the ribbon stickers came from a Papermania bargain bag I picked up at Hobbycraft. The green bows are made with bog-standard wrapping ribbon from Saino's. I used a Martha Stewart punch on one box, but my measurements were a bit off (naff maths skillz!) so I left the other one plain.

They aren't nearly as elegant as Julie's, but I'm quite happy for a first attempt (especially since I have half an ear permanently cocked listening for the phone....!)

Thanks for looking, I hope you're all staying snug and warm!

love Mags B x


mags said...

These are lovely. Nice and festive and so much nicer than the shop bought ones. Hope you hear soon news soon about your Grandchild. Bet your daughter-in-law is getting a bit fed up.

downrightcrafty said...

oh a beautiful creations, just love them
Hugs Kate xx

Macpurp said...

these are fab! I must have a go at these....oh next year maybe.
wishing a safe birth and hope to see news soon.
much love teen xx

Beate said...

Beautiful crackers! I hope your DIL will have an easy and safe birth.
Hugs and smiles

Sheila said...

Hoping your DIL has a pain free labour and not too long either - poor girl. Suppose I have that thought to come in April too Mags!! Merry Xmas to you all and hugs to new babe when he/she arrives too :)X Christmas Baby perhaps??

coops said...

these are stunning mags.really gorgeous :D
i hope your grandchild arrives soon :D

xx coops xx

Janet said...

Wow gorgeous crackers!

Merry Christmas

Janet x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Catching up at last!!!

It has been a manic week in the House of Hearts .. .. hopefully the next few will be a little bit calmer!!

I also hope that little baby makes an appearance soon .. your arms must be aching for a newborn baby cuddle!!

Loving your crackers by the way. They must have taken quite a bit of making.

Thank you for your good wishes for Christmas and the New Year. I wish you a really happy time and a great New Year too.

Love Jules xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie these look fab hugs pops x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Mags, your crackers are fabulous! I don't get on with measurements either, and I reckon these would take aaaaages to make!
Hope the baby doesn't make you all wait too much longer and makes an appearance soon!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags these are brilliant what a fantastic idea for Christmas, they both look terrific.
Lorraine x