Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 2...or is that 23?

Happy Friday to you!

Before we get into the December Daily details, I thought I'd show you a little festive something...

My gorgeous nieces and nephews, when they hit the ripe old age of 10, no longer recieve a Christmas gift from me...I find that 10 is about the age where gift cards are the preferred option :) While I am all for gift cards, I think maybe they are a bit boring on Christmas morning...especially when the younger brothers and sisters are opening pressies. So this year I've made a compromise...a gift card tucked into a noodle box, surrounded by their favourite lollies!

I've made the tags using my Slice machine and various stamps, tied with ribbon and twine...these are looking really cute sitting amongst my Christmas decorations (the tree is going up tonight!).

I had a bit of an a-ha moment with the December Daily yesterday...

...if I'm doing a countdown to Christmas, I probably should be doing the numbers backwards (i.e. from 24 down to 1 for Christmas Eve)...doh! So I changed Day 1 into Day 24...

...and all is well with the world once more :)
Better go and help with the Christmas tree...fa la la la la la la la la!

TTFN xxx
P.S. Sorry that the blog is looking sort of Christmas blog decorating went horribly wrong, and I just don't have the energy (or patience LOL) to fix it right now! Maybe tomorrow?


Lowri said...

These projects are GORGEOUS - I just love your style. Good luck fixing the blog!
I just read last week about setting up a duplicate blog for yourself where you can test-run all kinds of things. You can make it private so only you can see and it doesn't show up as a blog under your blogger profile.
I did this after having the exact same experience as you seem to be having. Post on my blog with your e-mail if you want me to send more info! Lowri :-)

Janellybelly said...

I love the idea of the gift card witht the Christmas M&Ms, you can get quite a few in those noodle boxes too.
Have enjoyed catching up on all of your creative news. Looking forward to next Wednesday ;)
Love Janelle xx

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous way to give a gift card!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your noodle box looks very festive - love that polka dot ribbon!!

Hope you sort out your blog issues.

Vicki said...

Love, love, love the idea of the noodle box for the gift card...think I may copy that idea for my nieces and nephews too! Thanks xx