I knew that I wanted to use my wonderful Vintage Santa images from Nicecrane Designs for this year's set. I also wanted to make this a GD post for Ignacio. They are just the perfect images to use...they are ready coloured sheets ACEO size but I reduced them on my computer. I used the Mega Vintage Santa set available here. They are available in single sheets but the set is a real bargain. I also wanted to use red and green crepe paper and found some tree design wrapping paper for the centre of the crackers.
People often ask me what I put inside; I can't give away any secrets from this year but in the past I have put in hand creams, lip balms, small handmade jewellery items, Lotto tickets, sweets etc. I also use a kitchen roll for the inside tubing as this is slightly fatter in diameter than toilet rolls and gives you more choice of the gifts which fit inside. The jokes always make me smile as I slip them inside with a paper hat and the banger.
So without further delay here are a selection of them;
I would like to enter my crackers into the following challenges;
Crafting for all season's anything Christmas but a card
County View Crafts Bah, Humbug!
The Inky Chicks Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut anything Christmas related whatever is urgent to make
Crafty Catz Merry Christmas
Sweet Stampin Last minute Christmas
Pile it on P is for ......presents
The Cupboard Trilogy Christmas
Love to Create anything goes
Make it Monday linky party #171
Loves Rubberstamps anything goes
Papertake Weekly last Christmas...last Christmas projects
Addicted to stamps and more anything goes
Bearly Mine anything goes
Polkadoodles anything goes
Little Claire's Designs make a gift
Whimsy stamps party time
Now that the crackers are made I just have one more of my Funkie Junkie challenge cards to make and that will be the end of my crafting until the Christmas break as I need to concentrate on getting those gifts wrapped and the food sorted for the Big Day. There are only 6 of us this year for dinner as my daughter is at her In-Laws this year so I will have to wait until Boxing day to see my Daisy Jane. We had a wonderful weekend with them and as I know how much you all love seeing photos here is my darling granddaughter...as photographed by my darling daughter...;0)
Bye for now,