Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Christmas Tin

Good Morning Everyone

Its a lovely sunny, blue sky this morning as I sit and look out my window.  Always makes you feel better!  Well after a very stressful week we finally exchanged contracts on the house last night.  I can now start to get excited about the new house!

I wanted to share a project I made for the Hobby House show on Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago.  (It was actually featured on the show!!)  My other half was given a tin of handmade cookies for his birthday and I saved the tin they came in and altered it into a Christmas tin for chocolates or gifts.  

It was very tricky to photograph but you get the idea!  The chocolates went in afterwards!  

The papers are Echo Park - Merry Christmas collection.  The dies are Doo Hickey's Leaf and Swirl and my Grand Nesties Scalloped Circles.  The rest of the products used are from the Hobby House and are listed below:

Mo Manning Christmas Fairies - Pre-coloured Topper;

Remember the Christmas challenge on the Hobby House challenge blog if you want to join in!  

I would like to enter this into the Red & Green Challenge at Winter Wonderland.

Well that's it from me today.  Have a great day and I will see you soon.

Love and Hugs


  1. Lovely Christmas card in traditional colours Pami.

    B x

  2. A beautifully altered/decorated tin Pami, but I'm a bit concerned about the chocolates - going in after - after you've eaten them perhaps!!! Only joking my dear, I also wanted to say a huge thank you for my candy - it arrived at the beginning of the week & I can clearly see you are trying to develop my decorating skills with all those lovely buttons, beads & trims. Very much appreciated & I'll post a thank you on my blog too, but for now... back to hedge trimming! Jx

  3. This is gorgeous Pami. I love the sweet image and beautiful papers.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. utterly gorgeous and love the way you have used the papers to create the division and super flowers too
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Love this Pami - the colour combination is perfect for this image.....
    Good luck with your move - looking forward to seeing photos of your new craft room !!! xxx

  6. This is gorgeous, Pami! Brilliant design for your altered tin! I love the papers and embellishments and the adorable image! Thanks for the inspiration because I have that stamp and the papers!

  7. Woohoo that's brilliant news Pam re the house, time to start packing!! Love your tin too, great image and papers. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Yay finally - congrats on the exchange of contracts !
    Loved this tin and i did see it on the telly .. fab
    Lisa x

  9. What a gorgeous altered tin, love it. You could enter this into my red and green challenge at Winter Wonderland. Would love to see you there x

  10. Love the re-cycled tin, great papers and love the colours, super cute image and the flower display is magnificent.
    Glad all the paperwork is finished.
    Sorry missed a couple of your posts but been away.
    Take care.

    Kath x

  11. Lovely card♥.

    Hugs, Marita

  12. Aww this is gorgeous Pami… the tin looks really beautiful and is perfect for Christmas chocolates and gifts… I love the sweet image and the pretty papers and embellies!
    glad you have now exchanged contracts and can relax a bit… bet you are looking forward to the new house!
    Take Care hun
    Big hugs
    Sue xxx

  13. back to say, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. Gorgeous card using Red and Green. Thank you for joining us this week for the Winter Wonderland Challenge.

    Deborah A


Thank you so much for your lovely messages, I enjoy reading every one of them! Pami x