Hi! Welcome to the penultimate Artisan Design Team blog hop with the current team! That’s right, just one more to go before the new team take over and wow you all over again for another year! In the meantime, we are all looking ahead to our plans for the next year, and you can see more on mine at the end of the post.
However, for now, let’s talk turkey! Or, rather Christmas (you have turkey then though, right?). Do you go all out decorating? Your house, inside and out? Your kids?! How about your Christmas table? Do you do something special for the big day, or it is pretty much the same as a regular Sunday lunch? I love to decorate inside – although we wait until quite late compared to some, trying to only do it once the last birthday is finished (hubby on the 16th). I like to decorate my dinner table too, if I have time (I don’t always!). However, I’m going to out on a limb here (don’t lynch me!) and maybe it makes me a total snob but I hate Christmas crackers! Loath them! Find them incredibly naff with the hat, toy etc. But maybe you love them for that naffness?
CUTE PROJECT ALERT!
I do like a table favour though (preferably with chocolate inside!) and for this year, I came up with this:
Created from Whisper White card, I’ve die cut a Curvy Keepsake Box and assembled it. I’ve added a strip from one of the cards from the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection to the bottom edge. The ’25’ is from the Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack (you can cobble three 25’s from this using 5 and 15 and some of the 2’s!)
To finish the top, I’ve tied 2 Mini Jingle Bells using Black Baker’s Twine around the handle and finished them with a leaf die cut in Emerald Envy using the Pretty Pines Thinlits.
MAKE THIS PROJECT!
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
What do you think? Do you still prefer Crackers? Please tell me how you like to decorate your table at Christmas.
Now, hop on to Allison in Canada to see her fabulous creations
Before you go though; how about those New Year plans! I’m teaming with some of the ADT to bring you something very special. We’re dangling the carrot! Exciting new initiative starting JANUARY 2017. Get in on the action now!
Crafty Hugs, Val. XX