Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Challenge #14 at Hooked on Craft

Ho, ho, ho my readers!

Thank you for visiting and Merry Christmas to you! I don't know if I'll have time to write again before Christmas. I thought I'd take the time today to extend wishes of love to each of you during this beautiful season of the year! Each of you is a treasure!

Our challenge this fortnight at HOOKED ON CRAFT is to celebrate the spirit of the season - Christmas - by creating a special something that is reminiscent of Christmas. This challenge runs from December 12 to the 24. What you create is entirely up to you! You always design such lovely things, so this shouldn't be hard at all. ! I considered making a card but thought that maybe this little project might be useful to others who view it. There are a lot of photos, so be prepared!

Inside the bags are eight BROWN candies and one RED candy. I apologize that they look black. For this project, I used the wonderful series of six Christmas Reindeer stamps available at HOOKED ON CRAFT. I also used little red pearls for Rudolph's nose, gorgeous Poinsettia flowers in assorted colors, Kindyglitz for the glitter, Copic markers, some Snow Tex, and a little tiny bit of cotton for the tails! Are you ready? On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on Vixen on Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen!

This is the group shot of all the treat bags.

Aren't they delightful! I wish I could say I originated the concept, but sadly, someone else thought that up. I just created the topper the way I wanted it to be for me. I love how my topper turned out. I used my Nesties, Marianne Design, and Cheery Lynn dies to cut the elements out.

Here are the closer shots of each individual bag:

If you're still with me at this point, here are the closeups of the tags:

Well, that's all she wrote, folks! I hope you liked my little collection of sweeties! Good luck on the challenge! Remember, you have until Dec. 24!

Blessings to you,


I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

1. The Crafty Blogger's Network #7 - ends 12/18 - Christmas Gift

2. Crafty Boots Challenges ends 12/25 - Christmas

3. Forever Friends - ends 12/22 - Roses (in my case, noses) are Red :o)

4. iCopic Weekly Challenge #60 ends 12/18 - Holidays

5. Truly Madly Crafty Challenges #5 ends 12/31 - Christmas Images and Colors

6. Paper Sundays #99 ends 12/17 - Anything Christmas

7. Lawnscaping Challenges #23 ends 12/14 - Tags or Treat Bags

8. Just Some Lines - ends 12/16 - Handmade gift


Stephanie said...

These are adorable!! Love the idea and you are right, you could easily alter it using a different image. Great job!

Barb Hardeman said...

OH, Chris! These are all adorable!! What a cute idea and all your little images are so cute! Love the cotton tails and the pearl noses! Your topper turned out beautifully!
Merry Christmas hugs, Barb

cathylynn said...

Wow Chris these are all FABULOUS!! Great coloring and fabulous details. As always you did marvelous job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Patti Jo said...

So very cute Chris!!! Perfect stamps to go with the theme! The kids will LOVE them!!! Nice to see something different.

Sandy said...

What a fun, fun idea!!! Wonder if I can get my act together to make some for my grand kids that will be with me all through Christmas. So much fun - love what you did.

Rene said...

How FUN!!!! You're such an overachiever...I'm just bringing snowflake patterns and puffy paint! LOL! GREAT idea!
Rene :D

Candy said...

Hi Chris!
Oh such a CUTE idea. Love it :o)
Great job on all the bag toppers.
Hugs and Merry Christmas ~ Candy

EnblogSail said...

Ooh, so adorable n lovely gifts for Christmas!

Tina said...

these are so adorable..thanks for sharing at just some lines


Anonymous said...

These are just delightful, What a Wonderful idea
Hugs Julie P

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh these are absolutely ADORABLE, Chris!!! I love them! Beautiful coloring and what afabulous treat! Your details make them amazing!! Absolutely fabulous!
hugs, Sharon

Only By His Grace said...

Awesome idea Chris. so funny.
The kids will love them. You did such a gorgeous job of them.
Hugs Maz

brenda said...

What pretty little candy bags.

But sadly not eligible for Stampalot Challenge, please do check out our rules at the top of our blog.

I do hope you can join in with another piece of work.

B x

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

These are so adorable and very cute, bye mascha

Jenn Borjeson said...

These are super cute, love them! What a great idea. Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

Kelly said...

Chris your toppers are sooooo cute!!! As always you have inspired me. I need to make some as well now!
Hugs, Kelly xxx

Jenny said...

What a fabulous idea and a great way to use all those super cute reindeers. hugs x

Lizzie said...

Adorable cards.
Liz f/f DT

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Astrid,This is so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christina C. said...

Absolutely delightful treats!!! Oh my goodness, they will be a huge hit with the kiddies! You did a fabulous job on these, Chris!

Pendra said...

Adorable and a GREAT idea!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow!! These are soooo cute!! : )

Angela said...

What an adorable and fun idea this is Chris! We are not allowed to bring treats into our school but I just know the kids would LOVE this! So sweet and thoughtful! hugs, Angela

melania deasy said...

This is so cute and fun!!! love the idea, very creative. So glad you playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

cabio's craft corner said...

These are super adorable creations Chris. What a fabulous idea for Christmas. Thanks for sharing :o)

Sharon said...

Oh Chris, what adorable treats these are. You've really made them beautifully. Love the images and the red and white. Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas too, hugs Sharon

Basslady said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!

the images are so sweet!

wonderful work!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sarah C. said...

I love these! and so would my grandkids! Thanks!

Marie Gamber said...

This is just so cute!

Dee's Craft Room said...

These are lovely, great idea adding the one red candy.

Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.

Best wishes for the holiday season.


Teresa said...

Hello Chris,
Teresa here from ebay, I am now a follower of your beautiful blog and I have to say these reindeer noses are gorgeous, what a clever idea!
Happy New Year to you and I look forward to seeing more of your great work in 2012. Hugs Teresa xx