Last Saturday I had my Holiday Catalogue Review where everyone could come together and have some fun trying out these wonderful products from the new Holiday Catalogue. It was such fun and craziness. I wanted to share some of the happenings with you.
Sorry it has taken so long to get this together. I have had a really stressful week with our dog. Last Sunday we woke to find he couldn’t walk and he was vomiting foamy stuff. It was really bad. We took him straight to the vet and I am sure he was nearly gone. We thought Monday we may have to make a tough decision for him. It was a scary time. He had a little stay at the hospital and he was treated so well that incredibly he has made a full recovery. We still don’t know what caused it but he has enjoyed some extra attention!!
So now as things have settled a little I can get back to creating and sharing with you.
Firstly, I will share a couple of photos beforehand. I missed taking some photos with all the busyness but you can get a bit of an idea.
(NB: I do apologise for the photos with different size watermarks. Funny things were happening with my editing program!)
The room was set up ready for guests to arrive.
Apart from the usual tea/coffee and snacks I made these special treats. I got the idea from a fellow Demonstrator on a Facebook group I am on.
Some little Santa hats (marshmallows and strawberries on Toothpicks), Some Gingerbread men (we only had Tiny Teddies at the time), and some reindeer noses. I punched out some Cookie Cutter characters to go with them.
I made a little banner with the Cookie Cutter stamps and punches too. It was only small to fit where I was hanging it but silly me forgot to take a photo of that before I packed everything up. Here is the Banner though.
I cut some strips of Real Red card. I think they measured 5cm x 10cm (2″ x 4″)?? and cut the end with the Banner Punch. I ran the card through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. I punched holes in the top to thread through some Real Red/White Baker’s Twine. Then added the characters.
These were little treat boxes I made for everyone. They were very simple boxes. I will tell you how I made them in another post. They are decorated with some Candy Cane Lane DSP and a tag made from the ‘Merry Tags’ Framelits. The sentiment is from the ‘Merriest Wishes’ set. I filled the boxes with a little cello bag with lengths of different twine and a small pack of M&M’s.
Now for the projects everyone made.
This is the first card we made. It’s a cute Spinner card. I didn’t show the other side but the front character is the Santa and then the other side was the Eskimo. They could make them whatever they like. We had Santas and Gingerbread men and Eskimos all happening. They loved this card. I did CASE this off a Demonstrator friend on a group. (yes it was the same person who did the Character treats above).
This was another of the Make and Takes. We created a little tag using the Paisley Framelits. The sentiment is from ‘Tin of Cards’ stamp set. The tag was finished off with some of the Ruched ribbon.
Thanks for letting me share these pics. Hope you have a great day,