I promised to come back with a quick tut for making a Christmas Clove orange. I know there is only one week to go but this is so quick to make and the smell is just divine When I smell this it takes me back to each wonderful Christmas I have enjoyed since I was a little girl. I can also remember my children making these at school and bringing them home to hang up. I last made one of these myself as a child and for a couple of years I bought the ingredients but never seemed to get things together in time. This year I bought the ingredients again and on Sunday I finally made the time. I am so pleased I did as the end product was really worth it.
1 medium sized orange.
Jar of dried cloves.
1 large or 2 medium cinnamon sticks.
1 meter of thin ribbon (avoid satins and organzas)
30 minutes of your time ;0)
So here we go...take one orange
Divide the orange into quarters by wrapping around the ribbon and crossing it over underneath
My card really has to be something from the past too. I recently was the lucky winner of the weekly candy at Joanna Sheen's great blog and I received this card making CD in the post. It features images by Giordano which were so
popular when I was a child. I can remember these images on cards which I bought and received in the late 1960s and early 70s. I had a play and found all sorts of projects on the CD including images, backing papers etc. I printed out one of my all time favourites from years ago. It is of a very stylised nativity and I used it to made a couple of quick last minute cards. There is no colouring involved so all I had to do was print out the image and put together my card design.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Joanna Sheen With Love at Christmas
Top Tip Tuesdays Christmas #92
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge Celebrations
Hooked on Crafts #27 Christmas
Woopsi Daisy Traditional Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Vintage Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything Goes #103
Crafty Catz New beginnings I think the Nativity certainly fits the bill ;0)
Forever Friends fortnight challenge Christmas #51
Forever Friends monthly challenge Christmas cards
Dream Valley Anything Goes #34
Cutie Pie Christmas #34
ABC Christmas Y is for your favourite die/punch My favourite punch here is my fab holly punch, it is a really old Woodware one. I use it so much at this time of the year.
I would also like to mention that the Ribbon Girl has a 6 of the best giveaway..pop on over and join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope I can inspire you to made a Christmas Orange and evoke some special childhood memories too. Keep inhaling that smell of Christmas past, present and yet to come. Enjoy the last week of festivities, remember to
Keep calm and carry on making Christmas ;0)
Bye for now,