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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Cracker

I'm back - have you missed me?  Don't all shout at once!!!!!

Whoever said that moving house is one of the most stressful things that you can do was certainly correct, I never want to do it again :-(

We've still got things to unpack 6 weeks down the line but at least my new craft room is starting to take shape and there's only a bit more to sort out so at least I can get back to crafting and my design team duties again :-)

The current challenge over at Fussy and Fancy is an inspirational photo, so why not pop over and have a look and also check out the other design team members projects too.

I'll be posting a tutorial for this Christmas cracker shortly so if you're interested in making your own either for decoration or to give a present in please pop back.  I will be holding a class on Sunday to make these so don't want to give too much away beforehand ;-)  Here's the cracker that I've made:

I'm entering my project into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yippee
Cooking It Up With Katie - anything goes
Creative Belli - winter/christmas
Divas By Design - anything goes
Freshly Brewed - christmas
My Mums Craft Shop - traditional christmas
Paper Shelter - it's a celebration
Penny's Paper Crafty - merry christmas
Pixie Cottage - christmas gifts
Paper Variety - christmas song inspiration
City Crafter - home for the holidays
Create Me Pink - christmas colours
Creative Card Crew - 'tis the season
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - holiday greeting
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - christmas with pearls
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Cupcake Craft - D.I.Y.
Heart Song Inspirations - christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - christmas colours
Pollycraft - christmas fun
Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - jingle all the way
Catch The Bug - anything goes
Just Some Lines - handmade gifts
Outlawz - tree ornament
Joanna Sheen - christmas

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugz xx


  1. Love this, the wreath is fabulous.xxx

  2. A gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  3. What a great project! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

  4. Fabulous project~~ love the wreath so very fun! thanks for sharing it with us at HSI this week.

  5. Lovely project! Hope the remainder of your unpacking goes just smoothly!

    Thanks for joining us in our Christmas Colors Challenege!


  6. wow absolutely stunning love the wreath so beautiful thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  7. Hiya

    Love your cracker and wreath is so gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  8. WOW What a great creation, thanks you for joining us at the creative card crew challenge.
    Kelly x

  9. Heehee, hey Sazzle.....I think I may have been the guilty party who made the statement about the stress of house moving! lol. And to be completely honest, nearly 3 years down the line, we are still finding boxes to unpack and picture tp put up!! But Im glad you are back on your blog after weeks of hard work. I love these projects, they are smashing. Ohhh Im sure you are loving your new craft room too. Lee xx

  10. beautiful project...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  11. What a lovely project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  12. cute and wonderful Christmas wreath! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

  13. OMGness this is so sweet - all of those holly leaves....it must've taken forever! Love it!

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Y for Yipee' over at ABC Christmas :)

    Carol x

  14. That wreath is great, I am sure you are going to have fun pulling your crackers.

    Thanks for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  15. Lovely! ... I love the wreath on the cracker ... plus visiting you gave me a chance to watch that cute teddy for a while ... so thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  16. Wonderful project! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's going to run until January 2 and you can enter a total of 3 times in December. Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  17. The Party Planners at Party Time Tuesdays sure hope that your Christmas is Merry & Bright! Thanks for joining us this week!! Great job!

  18. OMG, please tell me that you bought that wreath as an embellishment and didn't actually create it with itsy-bitsy little punches!!! If the latter, I'm going to feel like a massive crafting under-achiever. . .;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

  19. How clever are you!! Thanks for joining us at TPS and on our First Birthday Blog Hop, good luck with the challenge.

  20. Lovely cracker, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  21. Love your Christmas cracker! Thanks for taking the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck with your move!

  22. This is sooo lovely and I really feel for you moving house too! Thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  23. Great cracker! (oh and ummm, I've still got unpacked boxes 4 years later, let alone 6 weeks! lol)

  24. Lovely project! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week x

  25. What a lovely project is this - Great design! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge. Have a great weekend, Dominique

  26. Fabulous cracker creation, I love the holly wreath & background! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

  27. Hi Sazzle, what a gorgeous cracker. I love the wreath and your background looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  28. This is just Beautiful..Very lovely work.. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter..
    Hugs, Linda

  29. Such a lovely project.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  30. Just so gorgeous hun...!

    thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  31. Oh ow lovely!
    Thanks for joining Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!

  32. Super cute and fun! Thanks for joining us this week at CCCB!!

  33. This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
    Hugs Tracy
    P.S. There is some special Candy on my blog HERE.

  34. Love the cracker idea. The wreath is a special touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  35. What a gorgeous project!!! I was just looking through a UK craft mag and saw lots of these crackers and wondered what they are. STill not sure, but I will have to search it soon.

    It is beautiful, love the wreath!
    Lovely Project!!!
    LOVE snowmen :D

    Thank you for playing along in our MONTH LONG PRIZE CHALLENGE : Christmas theme

    Heather D.

  36. oops on the love snowmen thing. :/

  37. WOW! What a delightful gift! That wreath is just stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Belli Challenge! Please stop by and play with us again! Our next challenge is "Christmas Cards" on the 21st! One last card before that big day!
    Merry Christmas!
    Belli Challenge DT Coordinator & Owner

  38. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Belli girls

  39. A fabulous project and you have reminded me I have a template for a cracker that I ought to sue at least once this year. Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  40. Great for xmas gifts! Very lovely work! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Frances.


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