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Friday, 20 December 2013

12 days of christmas box and FJ week 12

Hello there! Well the weather's getting more and more crazy here - last night we tried carol singing - but only managed 40 minutes before the hail was coming down so fast and hard we had to give up. Poor little Penny was crying bless her! Anyway - it gave me some time to craft last night so things all work out for the best in the end!

Today I'd like to share with you my 12 days of Christmas box - I got this and decorated it last year but have overhauled it this year so its all been done with LOTV stamps and papers.






The trees and snowflakes have been cut using die'sire dies. The hearts on the internal boxes are wooden and have been stained with weathered wood Distress stain. The two LOTV stamps have been coloured with speccies. The lettering is from Claritystamps. I have had a family photo done as a jigsaw puzzle - its got 204 pieces and I've split these between the boxes = we have the first box on Christmas day and a new box each subsequent day! I hope it goes down well - last year I bought hair clips and the like so its a bit different this year.

I'd like to enter this box into the following challenges:

LOTV ideastoinspirechallenge- ABAC
CFAS:craftingforallseasons ABAC
ALBCpaulaholifieldcrafts albc-christmas-cheer: Christmas cheer
ABAC:anythingbutacard Holiday twist
SSSMonsimonsaysstampblog: Use a stamp
CYPCcraftyourpassionchallenges: ABAC

Lastly I have my final tag from the funkie junkie's 12 tags of Christmas to share with you - this challenge is sponsored by the funkiejunkie Boutique and Linda's original tag can be found here. I took the horse and carriage as inspiration plus the sideways tag.


I used the only horse and carriage stamp I have - its from claritystamps. The snow stamp is from sheena douglass. I'd like to enter this tag into the thefunkiejunkie-12-tags-of-christmas tag 12 challenge.

Thats all for today. Thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving your pearls of wisdom and lovely comments - I really do appreciate it!

I'm off to the Hornby Ladies Christmas dinner tonight - looking forward to that as it was so beautiful last year! Here's hoping it will be as much fun tonight!

Big Hugs to you!

Rachel xx


25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous makes, hope you have a great evening hugs trace x

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  2. What a great idea to have some jigsaw every day in that beautiful box. Love your tag, reminds me of Cinderella

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  3. Fabulous twelve days of Christmas box Rachel and a lovely idea with the jigsaw! Your tag is beautiful what a lovely carriage and horse stamp, good luck in the challenge and hope your dinner is lovely tonight! Susan x

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  4. wonderful box Rachel, and I do love your tag, such a beautiful stamp. Sorry to hear about the carol singing, poor Penny, bless her

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  5. Good morning sweetie these are gorgeous I so love your creations, huggles Pops x x x

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  6. Your box is beautiful Rachel, the jigsaw idea is lovely.
    Your tag looks stunning, the images are so beautiful and I love the snow effect.
    Sorry to hear that you had to abandon the carol singing last night. I hope you have a wonderful time tonight.
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. Love the box Rachel and what a fantastic idea to have a jigsaw, I bet you all have fun with that. Your tag is beautiful, love the snowy scene you created. Such a shame about the hail spoiling your caroling, hope you get another chance before the big day. Festive hugs, Anne x

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  8. Oh Rachel, your box is fabulous, I love that idea with the jigsaw, brilliant. Love the gold carriage on the tag. Sorry to hear your carol singing was spoiled by hailstones, our roads were white and quite slippery yesterday afternoon when we went out. No more snow overnight, just very icy. Enjoy your dinner tonight. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  9. Such a fabulous box and wonderful detail! Love the tag too, especially the snow!

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  10. WOWSER! I love how you have decorated your 12 Days of Christmas box - beautiful colour scheme and the jigsaw sounds blooming marvellous. I was completely stunned by that and then the tag - OMGEE Rachel, I lurve it, really really lurve it - stunning work huni xx

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  11. Wonderful box and tag. Love all the snow coming down.

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  12. WOW!! Rachel, both your box and tag are fantastic. What a wonderfyl idea for an Advent Calender and I love your tag, with the Cinderella look.
    Have a great evening out, hugs Kate x

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  13. Hi Rachel I saw your tag over at the FJ blog, I love it! Great sparkle with the embossing.Your LOTV box is delightful too. I hope your weather improves and enjoy your meal. Thanks for all the kind comments you leave me and Merry Christmas! Hugs x

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  14. WOW these are fabulous Rachel, love the tag it is gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. Your box is lovely, so sweet... that tag is absolutely stunning hun! Hugs, Lisa x

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  16. gorgeous box and love the papers-great tag love the image sorry to hear the weather stopped your Carol singing -we have had rain and freezing but no hail
    Carol x

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  17. Super take on Tag #12, Rachel! Your horse and carriage is wonderful. It looks terrific stamped on the black tag and the snowflakes are perfect. Love your 12 Days of Christmas box too. Beautiful job and the jigsaw puzzle from the photo is a fabulous idea! So glad that you've been playing along this year!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  18. Great idea with the jigsaw, love your box and tag. Hazel x

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  19. Gorgeous projects, especially the tag, it's wonderful.

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  20. Rachel your box is lovely and so is your tag. I hope the weather improves for you too! Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this challenge. We hope you will play with us in 2014!

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  21. Two gorgeous makes Rachel. The box is a lovely idea and love the tag.
    Mags
    x

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  22. Beautiful projects! Love the fabulous tag! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  23. Fabulous box Rachel, this must have taken you ages!

    Thanks for entering our 'anything but a card' challenge - good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

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  24. Beautiful Christmas Box
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons
    Hugs Elfie

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  25. What a wonderfull project. Happy New Year and Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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