Sunday, 23 October 2011

CHRISTMAS CRACKER

Afternoon everyone....I hope you are all having a lovely, relaxing Sunday. Its very quiet here today as they are all at work and as all the house work is done I thought I'd spend a few hours in the craft room....well tidying it anyway....

I was having a clean around and realised that I hadn't shown this Christmas Cracker that I made last year for a competition....






Unfortunately the competition was cancelled but secretly I was quite pleased as I was a little reluctant to part with the cracker...you see we were going to put a little gift inside and swap them with the other entrants but I had grown attached to my cracker and am pleased I was able to keep it.....although to be truthful its just sat here gathering dust.

I followed the instructions from one of the Magnolia Ink magazines last year on how to make it and I really enjoyed myself. The papers are Bo Bunny and the image is a Gorguss stamp called Foxy from Sugar Nellie. I coloured the image with Distress Inks and then just embellished with ribbon, flowers, die cut snowflakes, brads, charms and pearls.

I have toyed with the idea of making one for each member of  the family to have on the table with a small gift in on Christmas Day but we shall have to see about that.....

Thank you for stopping by.

30 comments:

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cracker Debbie. Another one on my to do list. lol.
Kathleen x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Debbie...love this image and I wouldn't like to part with it either sweetie...

I'll e-mail you laters hunni...

have a super afternoon....hugs Vicky xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow, this is a pretty gift to put on the table with their gifts.... love this idea..... is this a template that you used?

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debbie,I would,nt want to part with it either.
Wendy xx

Fabiola said...

il est magnifique ton crakers! dommage de l'ouvrir! biz

Karen said...

This is beautiful. Love the papers and colours. xx

sarah-Jane said...

Very pretty, what a great idea. xx

CraftyLoops said...

Stunning crack Debbi, its so pretty. Lee x

coops said...

oh wow.no wonder you do not want to part with this, its absolutely stunning.love the gg girl and your rich colours and details are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its wonderful.. i love the pretty image and colours
Lisa x

Molecraft said...

An absolute cracker! Sorry couldn't resist! Gorgeous creation, love it!
Helen x

Margaret said...

Very pretty and definitely worth keeping
Margaret :o)

Kjersti said...

Wow, what a gorgeous cracker, Debbie! Love the colours you have used here. I also have this Magnolia Magazine, and have made a few of those crackers myself. They are really great for small gifts (or just some chokolate;) Have a nice week! Hugs Kjersti

sallysbitz said...

This is a gorgeous cracker Debbie. I can see why you did not want to part from it Lol x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

(ps..I have candy up for grabs)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Debbie, this is fabulous and I can understand why you were happy to have kept it. The image and the flowers are so beautiful and it's far too precious to use.
Sylvia x

Sally H said...

it is stunning! I saw some of these at Doncaster today, but they weren't as beautiful as yours!

Susan Flynn said...

What a lovely cracker Debbie I can see why you didn't want to part with it, its a beauty. It would be a great idea to give each member of your family one (Providing you don't have too big a family - haha)!! Enjoy your day x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cracker, don't blame you for not wanting to part with it.
luv
Debby

ARTful Wings said...

Nope I wouldnt want to part with it either!!! Stunning! Polly xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is one,amazing cracker just love love this,amazing detail hugs cherylxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

My mother-n-law a few years back made one of these for each of the grandkids I still have them , so precious! yours is just lovely!

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow absolutely lovely. I love this gorjuss girl image.

Jayne
x

craftybirdlisa said...

Wow, gorjuss cracker. I love it. Great colours. x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cracker Debbie, love the colours. Sometimes I don't want to part with something I've made for someone. Carolxx

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful cracker.. Love the image.. very lovely.. hugs, Linda

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is stunning a perfect creation hugs pops x x x

Sam said...

I can understand why you didn't want to part with the cracker, it is gorgeous.
Had a chuckle at the comment on your profile about using stash rather than looking at it - isn't that what us crafters do best!
Sam x

Arline said...

This is beautiful! I can imagine how hard it would be to part with! Love it xx

Loz ♥ said...

I love that you couldn't part with it! As for making them for the family... could you sit by and watch as they tear them apart to get to the goodie inside? It would break my heart lol!! Even so.. I think I might have to have a go at some also :) x

Nadia Marie said...

That is so beautiful! I love it! I think I would use it only as a decoration and not part with it either! xoxo

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