Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Chocolate

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge "A Time For Giving" has asked everyone to create anything but a card that you would give away.  I made a chocolate bar cover for a TBD challenge awhile ago and she loved it so has now asked me to make another one for her.  I think she's starting some kind of collection.  CUTE!

And she won't eat the chocolate cuz she says the wrapper is too nice.  YOU GUYS!  IT'S LINDT CHOCOLATE!!  I'm not sure how she's managed but so far it's still intact. 

Stamps: Magnolia snowman stamp
Paper: Bo Bunny Winter Frost
Embellishments: Wild Orchid flowers, Stardust Stickles, Eva self-adhesive pearls and dollar store fringe ribbon.
Punches: Lacey cirlces nestie, MS icicle punch, Quickutz circle nestie and EK Success snowflake punch.
Ink: Copics

Christmas Baskets

A few years ago I use to work for a company where suppliers would bring in huge gift baskets full of goodies at Christmas time.  These baskets were GORGEOUS!  I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away so I started making christmas baskets.  I have evolved into making them with battery-operated LED lights (thanks Sheri!!) and making them portable for parties or dinners elsewhere, where a plug-in may be tough to find.

Anyway, here are a couple I made this week.  They take me about 2 1/2hrs ... just as long as a card!! 

Basket without lights on

Basket with lights on and unfortunately super blurry.  Sorry!!  And now the basket is gone of course.  LOL!

Basket #2

The pinecones I get from various yards and by the time I'm done, these cost me about $15 to make.  They are great for gifts!!