Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas workshop..

OMG...before I begin to tell you about our fantastic Christmas craft day on Saturday let me first apologise for the really cr*p photos..I'm so ashamed, embarrassed etc.. please forgive me, I'm not really a careless blogger honest - I just forgot my camera on the day & had to make do with my iphone :o(

Ok, apology over...moving on..

Our Christmas craft day was AMAZING!!!!!!! I know I have said this before but I really am blessed to have such wonderful craft buddies - I love you all!!! YOU made the day special! I put 3 weeks of hard work into designing & making the card kits (with mums amazing help of course) & I have to confess there were times when I thought 'why am I doing this?' & 'Is it worth it?'...but you guys made it all worthwhile & I really hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did..

Here are the little gift boxes I made for everyone..



They're made using the fantastic Stampin up mini milk carton die..each little box is filled with a pot of embossing powder, one gold & one silver for each person..


Aren't they cute?!?..


I must admit though, after making 40 of them I was a little tired of scoring, folding & gluing!! :o)

I didn't get any photos of the tables set up nicely before everyone arrived, but here are a few pics of you all busy working away..






Along with making (or should I say 'attempting to make') 10 cards & tags in 7 and a half hours, we also found time to stop for lunch & play the silly questions game with little mini prizes to be won..


& we had a raffle with over £100 worth of goodies..


 which the lucky Mary won - even though she was in the loo at the time of the draw & missed her number being called out!! :o)

Our day was followed by a lovely meal in the carvery across the road where we exchanged our Secret Santa pressies then drank, ate & laughed a lot (apparently we were REALLY loud..oops!)

A perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit..Thank you ladies!! 

Clair
xxx

PS..I'll be posting pics of all the cards we made up over the next few days, so you can copy any you didn't manage to get finished..

3 comments:

Linny said...

I for one had a fabulous day! I only got to finish 4 cards and tags but managed to stamp, cut and emboss all the bits need for the other 6 cards.
So I know what I will be doing in my spare time this week. I was also on the internet yesterday to buy some of the dies we used....Thanks so much Clair and Gaynor. A day to remember.Linda x

Suzanne's Crafty Moments said...

Hello Claire,

Thanks for a great day. We really enjoyed ourselves and the cards are amazing. I have now made up all ten and they look great. I don't really want to part with them but I think that is selfish of me!! Please thank you mum also and the christmas cards are amazing, you put me to shame as I was completely dis-organised and didn't have time to make any! (note to self...must try harder next christmas). Thanks again for a terrific day and lovely food. Have a happy christmas and best wishes for 2012.

Suzanne. XX

Suzanne's Crafty Moments said...

Hello Claire,

Thanks for a great day. We really enjoyed ourselves and the cards are amazing. I have now made up all ten and they look great. I don't really want to part with them but I think that is selfish of me!! Please thank you mum also and the christmas cards are amazing, you put me to shame as I was completely dis-organised and didn't have time to make any! (note to self...must try harder next christmas). Thanks again for a terrific day and lovely food. Have a happy christmas and best wishes for 2012.

Suzanne. XX

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