Sunday, 30 September 2012

Anything But A Christmas Card!

Good evening,

I've had a VERY lazy Sunday, so I thought that I had better remedy that and make something to share with you. I am (trying) to get all my Christmas prep done early this year,  I have around a quarter of my Christmas cards already made this year, so I am quite proud of myself, still a long way to go, but far better than my efforts at this point every other year.

I can't take all the credit for my early Christmas prep this year though it's largely done to a Christmas challenge I found at the beginning of the year, 52 Christmas card throwdown a weekly Christmas challenge blog that has been inspiring me to pull my finger out and get my butt in gear. I don't get my cards finished in time every week to enter the challenge, but I tend to start something and finish it off later.

This week the ladies are challenging us to make anything but a card, tag or ATC, now a first I thought eeek! Talk about throwing a spanner in the getting the cards done early this year, but then I remembered that I had great fun making Christmas pudding gift bags with yummy homemade choc fudge inside to give to friends that had helped me out through the year, see the post here.

I want to do the same thing this year, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make something cute to put a little something in!

Here's what I came up with


It's a sweet little Christmas cup made from Crumb Cake CS, decorated in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler using my new favourite stamps Watercolour Winter. I also added edging with my scallop trim punch and stamped Merry from Tiny Tags, I also added two Tiny Tags using the Jewellery Tag Punch in each of the festive colours!

I have also discovered that I can enter this Chrsitmas 3d project for Dynamic duos as the challenge this week is Cherry Cobbler and our choice of another colour and as my Cardstock cup is Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive I fit right in! Don't you love it when that happens?!


I'm thinking of doing a tutorial of how to make these little CS cups so If you'd like to know howto make your own them leave me a comment and I'll take step by step photos as I make up a few more of these cuties!

Hope you've enjoyed visiting my little crafty corner, xx

15 comments:

Pia S said...

You should do a tutorial for your cup - it looks fab! I think this would work great as wrapping for some Christmas candy

Stamps and Paper said...

Kelly this is fabulous..a tutorial would be fantastic such a clever idea

Anne

MCRAFTZ said...

I love this cup Kelly! so cute...yes please tutorial or instructions of some sort would be great! Thank you ...Marcia

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful creation!!! I adore the colors you used and that stamp set is AMAZING! Must put it on my "need" list! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Kelly - YES PLEASE I would like the instructions on how to make this wonderful mug - its amazing. Nice to see you again this week at 52CCT - congrats on your win last week :o) Hugs

Louise van Vuren said...

Gorgeous idea, these little mugs will be irresistible filled with chocolates or other Christmas candies. I'd love to know how you made them! Thanks for sharing with us on 52 CCT

Louise xx

Jacqueline said...

Please, please, please do a tutorial - I LOVE this! Thanks for playing along with us at 52CCT this week Kelly - your creation is stunning - Jacqueline xx

laughadaisy said...

Very cool project! ;-) I love the pretty little mug you've made. Glad you could join Dynamic Duos this week. ;-)

Allisa said...

Such a cute cup, love how you added the little tags for your "tea". Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Ruth M said...

Pretty please - with a cherry on top - do produce a tutorial Kelly as your cup is WONDERFUL! What a great idea and it will make such a fab gift!

You've decorated it so prettily with the Watercolor Winter set and the tags are such a sweet touch!
Thanks so much for sharing your special cup with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Patty Gorka said...

This is so pretty and I love your stamping...hmmm I may need to get that stamp set now. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Rocky said...

Yes please, I would love to see a tutorial, it's a great idea.

Terstamper said...

A tutorial would be great! Your cup is sooooo cute!

Ter ;)

Sian Ridley said...

I'm with everyone else on this - a tutorial is a must!! This mug makes my gift boxes look so boring and run of the mill!

Well done you for getting so far through your Christmas stuff! I started mine really early this year with all good intentions, but it's all fallen by the way side and here I am in the middle of October knowing full well it's going to be a mad rush again! Ha ha! :)

Diana Sharpe said...

Kelly can you give me directions for the cup with the tea bag.. Thanks. Diana