Sunday, 17 April 2011

Chocolate- my other obsession!!lol

Hello everyone!! :)

Just a quick little post today to share the packaging I made to liven up my Easter gift to my Dad, Step-mum and little (16 and taller than me by far!!lol) sister :) Very simple really... the hardest part was not eating all the mini-eggs before they made it into the bag!!lol I LOVE mini-eggs and the smell drove me mad when I was doing this... especially as I’m trying to be good and eat less choccy/biscuits/cake etc. (all the fun stuff really :{ ) at the mo.!! :S

 It’s nothing that original but it’s the first time I’ve tried doing this and I quite liked the result so thought I’d share :) I used a Grand Nestie Labels 1 die to cut the main piece from a card blank I’ve had for years (remember those huge sets you could get from the place with the catalogue as big as a house!?! Well, I have loads of them and I just don’t use coloured base cards vey often anymore, plus the quality got worse the longer they were available and most of them aren’t even scored straight... so trying to find other uses cos they're taking up to much precious space not to use!!  :S ).

 The stamped bear, greeting and patterned paper are from the Forever Friends Springtime collection and the image is coloured with PMs: Ivory (which is running out...OMG!! :S ), Oatmeal and Vanilla plus assorted extras for the cakes :)

And this pic is just because, as I may have mentioned, I am as addicted to chocolate as I am to crafting... and I like the colours in the eggs!!lol

I’d like to enter this in the following Easter-themed Challenges: Dream Valley :) ; Craft Your Days Away :) ; The Pink Elephant #97 :) ; Pollycraft #88:) ; Bows and Berries :) ;  and Fun With Shapes and More – Animals :)

Off to link up then :) Hope you’re all well enjoying the lovely weather again, it’s beautiful here!! :) I’ve just spent a lovely couple of hours with my dad and sis so no energy left to go outside but I’m a happy (if tired!!) bunny anyway!! :) Hopefully a rest will fix the tired part somewhat as I've not made any Easter cards yet so need to get going later... ooops- how does it happen when I started colouring images when I got my stamps in February!!lol



Vicky said...

Ooh...yum yum Rachel...and fabby image too hun!

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Carole of Brum said...

Rachel, you must have more willpower than I do to resist eating those eggs, I'd probably have had to buy 2 packs - one for gifting and one for, well, me! ha ha. Love this kind of thing although I've never tried it myself yet, but it really makes a simple gift into something more. Great use of the Nestie label diecut, and your decorating idea is super. Nice that you had a couple of hours with family, hope you recover your energy levels soon. CoB

Rachael said...

Well done for not eating all of the mini eggs!! We sell them at work and I swear I can smell them through the bag lol - mental huh lol! Brillant idea Rach. How did you attach the bag to the card? I may try this if I get a couple of minutes this week! Hope youre well
Rach :) xx

bosenberries said...


Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is a fab idea Rachel, love the sweet bear! I LOVE mini eggs and well done for not eating any! :D

Donna said...

mmmmm yummy! and don't we all love chocolate??!! x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely Easter treat bag!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant little bag of choccy! And you did better than me cos my little baskets are empty already, lol. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

melsanford said...

Oooooh! This looks yummy! Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries!!

Stempeltiger said...

Such a fabulous bag Rachel!
The little bear is soooo sweet.
Thank you for joĆ­ning us at Fun with Shapes and more.
Hugs, Swantje

Lesley said...

Lovely bag! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

SusieLou said...

What a gorgeous gift - bet she loved it and well done for not eating them before they got into the bag! I love the design and the stamp you've used is really cute. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley, challenge 5. Susie x


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