Thursday, December 1, 2011

I love wrapping...

Last night, my friends and I celebrated three of their birthdays in one evening (never mind that two of the birthdays were in Oct and the other in Dec..). but that gives me a wonderful excuse to get out the twine, the buttons and some felt. had so much fun making these things. I love that by putting a few simple things together, the outcome looks so very grand.


I will admit to getting some of the ideas from a new magazine, that was full of Christmas wrapping tips. Stitch, Craft, Create is the first crafty magazine I have bought for an age but it was worth it. I have done the rolled paper flowers before but these are my first felt ones - and how cool is the green one!!
This contained my fav present of the night, a sparkly sequined silver cushion - suited my friend Katie perfectly.And to top the day off, my prize from Scrapbookers Anonymous arrived, full of lovely Echo Park goodness and I made these tags to match. (luckily I think they will be up to the letter 'E' this month so I am all set to go!!)
I made a Lo with some of the patterned paper which I shall show you tomorrow as it is for the first challenge of the month for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

Off to make Matt's room presentable as he is home tomorrow night - wow!! I may or may not have moved all my stuff into his room while he was away as he has this wonderful long desk that just yells crafting area every time I walk past - what could I do??

Have a good one xxx

PS - My brother and his wife had their baby boy, Dylan Jack, on Monday - 10lbs14(!!) eep. Tracey ended up have a caesar but is well. Will hopefully have photos soon.

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeee your wrapping! And those tags are GORGEOUS!! Congrats Auntie!! That is one big boy! WOW!! I thought Adam was bad at 8lbs. 6oz.! I had to pain killers for him!! talk about crazy MOM!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

TeenaBugg38 said...

Holy cow....HOW BIG?????????? My biggest was 8 lb 14 oz......yeah I took the drugs!!! lol I love your gift wrapping....especially the first one. I love kraft anything and red is my fave color...so I will take that gift tyvm :):)

Anne Pennington said...

Lovely parcels!!! Just lovely!!

Irini said...

Okay now that's a big bub!!
Your packaging is gorgeous...I love the craft paper with twine and pretty bits (LOL) all together very very very cute!!!
I owe you an email to catch up I am chasing my tail when I catch it I will email you!!!!!!\
hugz
irini

Alicia said...

What beautiful wrapping Karen...I bet your friends loved it! Sounded like that could have been a full-on labour...hope my baby doesnt turn out that big!!! xx

Alicia said...

What beautiful wrapping Karen...I bet your friends loved it! Sounded like that could have been a full-on labour...hope my baby doesnt turn out that big!!! xx

Nadia Cannizzo said...

congrats on the new nephew :o)

Lovely packaging. I love it!

li-bee-ti said...

Lovely wrappings!
Congrats you the new addition to your brother's family!

Luna said...

Lovely Karen. I'm sorry I missed the whole pressie opening thing.....