Friday, December 17, 2010

Hand made Christmas gifts...

Well hello and welcome to the tour, I hope you have enjoyed the wonderful array of goodies presented today. I have a few things to show you, all of which I have had lots of fun making up for friends. I had to make a couple of Secret Santa gifts this year and one of them was for my lovely down line Marryanne, I made this cute little art journal using one of Stampin'Up!s raw journals, I covered it using some papers from the packs called Love Letter and also from News Print. I added a wee bit of stamping and some shimmery new smooch spritz on the scallop flower. I love all the pretty ribbons down the binding and it seems that Maryanne really loved it too, along with the other goodies I put in her bag.

These necklaces were made using some large washers and covering them with designer papers and crystal effects, before covering them in the crystal effects I added some bling by way of Rhinestones and pearls. This was the first time I had a go with making these and I loved the way the turned out.

I made a little box which housed 16 Christmas tags to add to pressies, this was tied up with some more lovely ribbon which was a free gift from Stampin'Up! when you made a purchase of a special Christmas bundle.

You can never give someone a present without adding a bit of sweetness, so I made this treat pull box with some yummy chocolate inside.
I also put some green and red M&M's into skinny tube bags with a topper, this were given out to all my lovely card making groups and all my downline at our Christmas dinner.

some of the Christmas cards I made this year had a little gift box attached and held three very yummy scented candles inside, these were to burn on Christmas day in memory of loved ones who couldn't be with us this year.

You can't have Christmas without shinny! So this was my contribution to the glitz addicts out there, I purchased some plain empty glass baubles from our local craft shop and filled them with different coloured inks and glitters, it was a little time consuming but well worth the effort I think, I love the Tempting Turquoise one the best.

I hope you liked a few of my gifts and they will help to inspire you to have a go at making some yourself. Take this link back to the "Inkspirations" Challenge blog where you can find the start : have a safe and Happy Christmas,

lots of inky Christmas hugs from ....


  1. Wow, I just loved scrolling down and having a peek at your goodies. They are all absolutely stunning and I just love those tea light cards.

    Karen G.

  2. Talk about organised!!! How did you get all this done at this busy time of the year. Have bookmarked to steal (oops ... CASE) some of your ideas, next year! TFS ... all gorgeously creative! Hugs xxaxx

  3. Those necklaces are so awesome! I think I just found the gift for my sisters. Thank you for your ideas.

  4. Wowzers Char you have been busy! Love all your ideas as usual. I've been meaning to try those necklaces for ages and you made them look amazing! Merry Christmas my sweet friend. xo

  5. These are all just wonderful, Charmaine!! I know you've got great taste because we've got the same blog background! LOL!



  6. Hi there Charmaine. All of your projects are just gorgeous, they all have the WOW factor. You sure have been a busy lady. I really love the way you've packaged the tealights, I may have to case that idea, as I make my own candles and tealights. Your baubles look amazing too, so bright and cheerful.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family. All the best for 2011 as well.
    Love and hugs

  7. WOW you have been busy girl! All of these projects are adorable and I can't pick which one I love best!!! Thanks for playing in the Blog Tour! Love Keesh x

  8. Lots of wonderful ideas here Charmaine! Love the pretty journal & those gorgeous tealight cards. Thanks for sharing all your great projects. :)

  9. Too funny, I fell upon your page whilst looking for something to fill glass baubles with, was wondering if the pretty ones I saw in the result were glitter or nail polish. Get to the end of the post, and I read "Charmaine"! Small world!!!