Saturday, 24 December 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes!

It's Wendy's turn to set the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge...where we have a special challenge that will run to two weeks...we know you're all busy, so her theme is:

'Anything Goes'

As it's the last challenge of the month, it's your last chance to be included for the draw for the prize from our fabulous sponsor The Stamping Boutique.

I've made some Christmas crackers...I used loo roll middles for the centres of the crackers...attaching my cracker snap (from Hobbycraft) to the inside of it before covering it with kraft parcel paper. I'd punched along the edges of the paper (using my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch)...and perforated around the centre (so it will tear more easily when it's pulled) before I stuck it all together. After adding a little gift to each one, I tied the ends with some twine ( from the Ribbon Girls), then decorated each one with some paper from the 'Wonderful Winter' pad by My Mind's Eye.

I'm also entering these into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.


Andie's Space said...

Hi Helen,
These are a fabulous idea & look lovely. Thanks so much for my card. It's gorgeous. Wishing you & yours all the very best for a wonderful Xmas & a happy 2012.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Helen

fabulous idea they look so much fun

Hugs Kate x

Curlybear said...

Wow Helen genius idea and they are absolutely gorgeous I love the brown paper it gives them an antiquated feel,

Wishing you and your Family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and Healthy 2012
take care have fun,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Carissa said...

These are wonderful. I was hoping to do this myself but they banned the sale of the ss in Canada.
Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time with your loved ones.
Hugs, carissa

Little K Smith said...

Oh what a fab idea Helen! Love them!
Have a Wonderful Christmas :)

Dot said...

Fab idea, Helen. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
hugs from Dorte

Kat said...

Lovely crackers Helen. I bet these are better than shop bought ones.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and Best Wishes for 2012.

Kat xx

Ascension said...

Una fantastica idea.
Feliz Navidad!!
besitos ascension

Linny said...

Hi Helen, What a great set of Crackers. Thank you for your lovely card. Have a great Christmas .hugs Lindax

Samantha said...

They look awesome Helen! have a fantastic Christmas hunny xx

sweetpea said...

I admire your dedication making your own crackers. They look really good. I hope you and your family have a really good Christmas and a very Happy New Year Jan :)x

laney said...

Super Crackers they look fab !!
thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

Pauline said...

What fabulous crackers! Really creative! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this fortnight!

Christel said...

Love theese crackers you´ve made! Happy new year from us at Charisma cardz and thank you for joining us this week.

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh boy, I bet these were a hit! What a great idea. So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
Joyce xx