Its DT Project time again!!

Hello from a very cold UK.

Wet and windy here today, but I do believe we are expecting snow in the near future.

Not sure if it’s correct, but some areas of the country are being hit

with bad snowfall, so only time will tell.

Right then, onto today’s post…. it might be a long one.

This weeks design post for the Cutting Cafe, is using the Greeting card folder found here-:

https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2009/02/greeting-card-folder-special-offer.html

I have used it in a variety of ways, to use as a means of gift giving.

This is the outside of the folder which uses a magnet as a closure.

As you can see I made a “Spa at Home” type of gift, which includes candles, bath salts,

face & foot masks.  All very inexpensive items.

Here is a few more that I made for the kids & as a general gift, maybe for an elderly neighbor,

your delivery guy or even your post man/lady. :))

 

Super simple yet cute, and just enough to say ” Thank You”.

The one for the kids has now been requested for my nieces wedding next year, so all the attending kiddos

get an activity pack.  Pretty good idea if I do say so myself.

Hope you have enjoyed today’s post, so until next time…

Happy crafting xx

 

 

Chocolate Heaven

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Well it is in my house at least!  What with all the Christmas fair stock taking up space.

We had our first craft fair a few days ago, so now I have to take stock of what sold well,

and what didn’t.  I also have to make sure I have enough stock for my next

fair on the 24th November, so I’m am trying to stay organised.

Here is a craft fair favourite worldwide I think, it’s the snowman chocolate bar.

Admittedly, you can’t make a huge profit on these, especially as the chocolate bar only cost £1.

I sell these at £1.50 because I buy the chocolate in bulk, making it a little cheaper.

As a result I make around 50p per bar sold, so not a huge profit, but profit non the less.

And as it draws customers to my stall,

there are plenty of other items to entice the most savvy of shoppers.

So here’s to a simple yet effective chocolate treat

for the holiday season.

Crafty Hugs….. Kim xx

Family Time

Good morning all,

today’s post is to share a little bit of holiday magic.

As some of you may know, I have an autistic son called Zach.

He still believes in Santa, and every year gets excited just like any other child

would do.

This year I have taken him to meet some of my crafty friends, ie-: The Dreamees,

and as a result he has had me buying some MDF projects for him to paint.

Here is Zach enjoying himself painting his “Santa Stop Here” sign.

It’s so lovely to see him joining in with a project, even if I’m not allowed to touch it.

I will share his finished project closer to Christmas,

when I have all the pieces finished, sshh it’s part of a bigger project,

but I’m sure you will love the completed article.

Keep an eye open for more of Zach’s crafty adventures!

That’s all for now, so until next time…..

do more of what makes you happy 🙂

Gable Box Chocolates

Christmas is just not Christmas,

without a box of your family favourite chocolate.

As a treat I always buy a tub of Quality Street & Heroes, just to have an ocassional

nibble when passing.

As a result of this, I now create a small gift box containing these sweets for others,

and to sell at my craft fair.

Gable boxes are so cute when printed in christmas designs, and decorated with my

usual snowflake and bell, it really adds a bit of festivity to what could be an otherwise boring package.

This is just two of the designs, however they all hold the same chocolates, and have the same quotes attached.

The tag on the Heroes reads-:  Heroes come in all shapes and sizes,

while the tag on the Quality Street reads-:  Thanks for being top QUALITY.

Rather Apt in my opinion, but I am biased :)))

I will be back in a few days with more of my craft fair makes to share with you.

Until next time……….  Happy crafting xx

Chocolate Candy Box

Hello there,

As promised I am sharing another item I have created for my craft fair,

and as I have found in the past, anything which involves chocolate seems to be rather popular,

and also economically viable.

I used a cutting file from https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/

and here is the link to the file-:

https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2009/01/candy-box.html

The box was made with a white base of 300gsm cardstock,

while the top was printed in a variety of designs before cutting on my Scan n Cut.

To finish off the decoration I used a plastic snowflake. (bought from ebay) a tag and a jingle bell.

All tied together with a piece of twine.

The mini tags also have quirky sayings on them, one of which says-:

Life happens…..chocolate helps.

And the other tag reads-:

Save the planet…..It’s the only one with chocolate.

I found them rather amusing, so I hope my customers do too.

Happy crafting folks xx

MIA & DT Project

Oh my word,

where have the last few weeks gone?

I have been so busy making stock for my christmas fairs, that I have not blogged for a while.

Well here is my DT project for http://www.thecuttingcafe.typepad.com

For this months first challenge we were asked to create something using this file-:

https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2010/09/so-thankful-circle-word-printable-stamp-set.html

or this file-:

https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2009/10/happy-thanksgiving-huge-circle-word-.html

I chose to use the So Thankful circle, to use as a decoration on my autumn/fall wreath.

 

I do enjoy making something a little bit different, so I even found a file for a 3D pinecone,

to add extra dimension to this project.

The twine and berries were already in my stash, so there was no extra cost involved either.

Do you make home decor items?

It can be really rewarding when visitors ask where you purchased something,

and you reply with ” I made it “,  it really is a wonderful feeling.

Well until next time…….  Happy Crafting xx