Saturday, 2 January 2016

#CraftBlogClub Secret Santa reveal....

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great festive break and 2016 has started well for you.

My first post of 2016 is another #CraftBlogClub challenge reveal....

#CraftBlogClub organised a Secret Santa, it's the third one I've taken part in and it's my favourite challenge of the year. Each year names are picked at random for us to make a gift for another participant.

As soon as I received my parcel I had to open it, I couldn't wait until Christmas day!  Gill from The Little Soap Kitchen sent me gorgeous smelling handmade soaps. The box smelled amazing even before I unwrapped the beautiful box the soaps were wrapped in....



Gill sent me a selection of her handmade soaps

I've started using them and they are gorgeous! You can tell they are made with love and they aren't harsh on my hands that tend to get dry easily, I'm impressed with how soft and smooth my hands are, thank you Gill!

My Secret Santa was for Sue from The World of Suzy Homemaker. When I did my research, I found she was a fellow Bon Jovi fan! I was very excited by this so I made her a coaster with this in mind....

I painted MDF and stamped the phrase with black ink before varnishing.

I've been making and selling a lot of my beaded snowflakes which are fun to make so I also sent Sue one of these....


I also made this card which you might recognise from this tutorial....



I made a box in Kraft card using my Silhouette Cameo to fit Sue's gifts and added a pom-pom. I made pom-poms for all my gifts this year using sparkly red yarn, they are fun to make and I think they look fab on a gift.  I've also added pom-poms to my tree this year as well. There has been a lot of pom-pom love this festive season!

Have you joined in with the #CraftBlogClub Secret Santa? I can't wait to see what everyone has made during our first chat of 2016! 

fizzi~jayne x

Pssst.... Our first #CraftBlogClub chat of 2016 will be on Tuesday 5th January at 7:30pm (GMT). 

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift! I couldn't tell if it was soap or fudge at first, it looks good enough to eat!

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    1. They are lovely, almost too pretty to use! :-)

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  2. These soaps look amazing. Love your coaster too. I'm a big fan of making coasters as gifts!

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  3. Those are amazing - and I love that coaster!

    Here's mine; https://icyhandmade.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/christmas-craftblogclub-secret-santa-2015/

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    1. Thanks. I'll check yours out now. The linky is now up if you want to add the link to this post :-)

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  4. Hey Fiona. Thank you SO much for your wonderful Secret Santa gifts. I adore the tree jewel and the Bon Jovi coaster was inspired! Who knew you were a fellow Jovi fan? As for the box... too pretty! I'll definitely be checking out your tutorial for that one! I've today published my post, so do drop by for a read: http://suzy-homemaker.co.uk/blog/entry/the-great-craftblogclub-gift-swap.html See you on #CraftBlogClub. Sue x

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    1. Hi, I'm so pleased you like your gifts. I love Bon Jovi, seen them live so many times! Thank you for taking part. Tweet soon x

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  5. My post is here: http://bit.ly/secretsantacraft looks like you gave and received lots of lovely crafty things! Love the card! Kat X

    Www.Laydeykatabella.Co.Uk

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    1. Hi, Thank you for taking part. I'll check out your post now. I love seeing what everyone makes x

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