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Sunday 23 December 2012

Christmas Wishes ♥

At long last...
I'm all finished with the buying, wrapping and writing, all that's left to do now is deliver the last few gifts, which I'll get done as soon as I've finished at work tomorrow.

I've made very few Christmas cards this year - 3 to be precise - just because of a lack of time, maybe I should really make a start on them before November huh?
But I made a stack of quick and easy gift tags.

I simply LOVE brown paper (and Kraft) and for me, there's nothing nicer than 'brown paper packages tied up with string', made a little more festive with the addition of some fat, stripey red and white ribbon, and a candy cane.

I made some more boxes too, to put small gifts in, though my red/white/kraft colour scheme went out of the window for these.

Nice and quick to make too...a simply box that's held closed by the belly band.

All that's left to say is A Very Merry Christmas to everyone.
I hope all your wishes come true.
Lots of Love


  1. Have to agree they look stunning fab colours and love the added candy cane.just need few bits but like you berth few cards made for myself just orders. All the best and get some rest.

  2. Hi Elaine thanks for your sweet candy prizes this year & yes I know what these stunning packages look wishes to you & yours..I KNOW I wont have the time nxt year so may have to start crimbo cards in Jan..we have a new baby, wedding & house move to get thro..NO not mine..all our daughter Alison' Happy Christmas

    smiles Christine tother one XX

  3. Lovely designs. I completely agree with the brown paper for gifts. I received some from a lovely friend and just thought it was fab. Would like to try this next year and maybe make some monogram tags. Your tag desgin is great.
    Merry Christmas to you.
    Sarah xx :0)

  4. Let's party ;p Have fun these holidays!!
    Hugs, Karin

  5. Oh Elaine, love how you wrap your gifts. I've usually lost the will to live after making all my cards and I'm afraid very few get such lovely wrapped parcels.
    Loving Kraft, red and white just now, "fabulous dwarling!"

    Wishing you and yours a super Christmas, big cyber hugs, Erika. x

  6. These boxes are gorgeous Elaine!!
    And Merry Christmas to you too!!
    XXX Heidy

  7. these look great Elaine. I hardly made any cards either, where does the time go??? Merry Christmas my lovely x

  8. Dear Elaine, I wish you and your family a lovely christmas , enjoy being together and of course a happy new year.
    Hugs Tiets

  9. Hi Elaine, like you I went for the brown paper and made tags too allthough your tags look much better. I love the piercing or whatever round the edge, looks great and the colours are so pretty.Your boxes are really nice, I love making boxes for my grandaughters sales tables. Have a lovely time with your family during your christmas hols,hope Santas good to you and yours...Trish

  10. Fabulous gifts dearest friend, love love love Your packaging, so sweet and wonderful:)
    Have a very Merry Christmas to you and Your family:)
    Big big hug from Your Italian friend:))

  11. Hi Elaine
    All are beautiful and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    Love and Hugs
    Dianne xx :)

  12. Dear Lovely Lady..

    Your packages are absolutely gorgeous.. your cards are superb..... your inspiration is fabulous... so I will say a big thank you.... and wish you and yours a very very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
    Big hugs
    Christine xx
    PS My new year of course will be poor now you've introduced me to PTI!!

  13. Happy Christmas Sweetheart, hope you have a wonderful time with Phil and Hal, and the rest of your family. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  14. I bet these all look so pretty sitting together, very warm and homey. Merry Christmas Elaine, Lisa, Phil and Hal!

  15. Love your tags dear. Have a Very Merry Christmas hon !!!! Sending lots of hugs your way !!!!

  16. These look gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you xx

  17. Your boxes, pressies and tags look gorgeous, Elaine! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and new year! Susie x

  18. wow these look so stylish elaine.
    Wishing you a really Happy Christmas and thanks so much for all your comments on my blog this year :D

    xx coops xx

  19. Hi Elaine,

    I hope you are well.

    Tut tut Elaine for only making 3 cards!!! Only kidding - your cards are beautiful and I know how hard it can be when you try to juggle full time work and family life and then try to keep on top of your hobby!

    Your tags are just like receiving a card though - they are lovely.

    I hope you and your family have a fab Christmas and New Year!

    Love Kerry xxx

  20. Definitely a red & white plus kraft fan here too! Your first one is my favourite of these & you did better than I did. I managed to make precisely 3 cards, the last of which was finished a few hours ago!!
    I hope you have a lovely time with the family & wish you a Peaceful 2013.
    Paula (PEP)

  21. They all look beautiful Elaine. Just popped over to wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year.
    Big Hugs to you.

  22. Hi Elaine
    one word to describe these FAB-U-LUS
    Hope you & your lovely family have a lovely Christmas.

  23. Hi hun

    I know I am late with my Christmas wishes so perhaps I will give you some New Year wishes instead!! I love your Christmas wrapping - just perfect hun.

    Have a wonderful New Year,

    hugs Ali x

  24. Mine was lovely...I hated to unwrap it...but of course....Amanda "MADE ME". HA....loved the red stripped ribbon and plan on using it on a card soon!

  25. Wow - your gifts were wrapped up perfectly!
    I hope you had a fabulous Christmas, and sending you very best wishes for 2013.
    Love, Andrea xx

  26. Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for your Christmas wishes, Sorry I got no cards done this year either, I sent some out early on but then ground to a halt with health.
    I will catch up with you after I get the 4th out of the way :(
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  27. Hi Elaine
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas, your kraft wrapped presents are beautiful i do love the red/kraft together..
    Wishing you and your family all the best of Health, Peace, & Happiness for the New Year
    Take Care chum...
    Hugs Sarah xx

  28. Hi Sweetehart, just wanted to wish you and Phil, and Hal a Very Happy New Year. I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  29. Hey Elaine

    Thank you for your support and comments during 2012, they are so very much appreciated and I would like to wish you a HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS AND CRAFTY NEW YEAR!

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Take care


    Hazel xx

  30. They look fabulous Elaine, I'm absolutely definitely doing kraft wrapping this year (I nearly said next year, but it's not now, is it?!). Hugs, Lisa x


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