Wednesday 18 December 2013

Chocolate Anyone???

Good morning to you all hope you are on top of things for the big day in one week's time!!!!  I have finally got all my decorations up and our suite has arrived in the store so they are delivering on Friday - whew!  Done most of my present wrapping just a couple left to buy today and wrap.  I will marzipan my cake today and decorate it at the weekend.  Still haven't finalised my menu plans but I am slowly getting there.  Still haven't posted my cards either - eekkkkk!

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and it is our last challenge of the year and will last three weeks to give us all a break - yay!  The theme is everyone's favourite:


Nice and easy and here is what I did:

I have used the irresistible Christmas Candy Fairy from The Paper Shelter coloured with Copics and plenty of Star Dust Stickles.  I cut the milk box carton out on my Cameo and added some acetate to the window to stop the chocolates falling out into my mouth! I cut the image out with Spellbinders Labels Eight and the holly is a CC Designs die.  The letters are by Trimcraft and have been painted with Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint.  The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.  Now I made this way back in October and I am very pleased to say the chocolates are still in it!!

As usual there is a fabulous prize on offer for the lucky winner:

Please go over to The Paper Shelter Challenge to see what all the DT both Team A and Team B have done - wow you will be blown away!

Right I am off to marzipan my Christmas Cake and then I am meeting up with a friend for a Christmas coffee may just have a mince pie too! Thank you so much for looking and big big hugs to you if you are not feeling well! Take care xx


Pop's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous sweetie, love the colours too, hugs Pops x x x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Suzie, this is an awesome little project and such a yummy gift idea.
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Nannieflash said...

Hi Suzie, I think someone is in for a brilliant present love the contents for sure your design is just stunning. I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and thank you for being a brilliant Team member. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

vic said...

Aww this is lovely such a lovely gift box :) enjoy your coffee and mince pie

Vic x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Susan,your box is lovely and such a pretty image, you have my hubby's favourite chocs in it, pleased to hear your having all your new furniture in place for the big day, hugs Kate x

Unknown said...

Susan this is fabulous...great image used too. Now aren't you glad you got a cameo....great to use. Hope all is settling at your place and all is ready in time...I am still hoping to have our area completed tomorrow, yay, then the water feature and more flowers like roses go in...xxxx

rachel said...

yum Susan - yes please! Would love a choccie right now lol!!! Brilliant and very useful box! Love it! Big Hugs Rachel x

Sue said...

This is fabulous Susan. I love the image and brilliant design. Yummy chocs too!
hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous project impressed the choccies stayed inside since October..well


Sandy said...

No wonder I love your Christmas box so much - maybe next year I will get one of those fancy dancy cutting machines. Love the box and who does not love chocolate!!
Merry Christmas Love!!

Patricia said...

Brilliant project Susan, love it.
Hope you manage to get through all the "jobs"

Patricia xx

cotnob said...

This is lovely Susan, such a pretty image and the contents look rather nice as well.

Anna said...

Beautiful box and great coloring on the image!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Susan this is beautiful. I love the candy box and the image is colored perfectly. Just a wonderful gift...Hugz, joann

Lorraine said...

Oooh chocolate! and in a beautiful box too. Love it
Lorraine x

Hope and Chances said...

What a brilliant project, love it! You've also reminded me that I need to marzipan and ice my cake! xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous box (and contents) Susan, love the adorable image. Carol x

Deborah said...

Great project Susan and I love the image.


Jo said...

This is fabulous Susan.....hope you enjoyed the coffee & mince pie!
hugs Jo x

Anne said...

Love this Suzie, perfect for those choccies
Anne x

Sue B said...

Aww this is so sweet Susan… what a fab design! the image is adorable… I love the colours and the fab holly! it makes a chocolate gift really special !! :-)
hope you got your cake marzipanned ok.
I just have to do my wrapping this weekend!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Pat K said...

Oh your milk carton looks fabulous Susan with this adorable image. Wonderful holiday colours. mmmm marzipan and christmas cake, does it get any better. hugs, Pat K x

Mau xx said...

Fabulous!! oh and my favourite Choccies too...Scrummy!!
Sounds like you are as behind as me all still happens though doesn't it...comes out in the wash as we say.
Hugs Mau xx

Anonymous said...

Oooh fab x

Unknown said...

Scrummy looking box Susan, such a pretty gift and so perfect for Christmas, too! Hugs, Ira x
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coops said...

gorgeous gift box susan.i love your colours and stuning image :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Susan. Such a lovely gift idea.

Gail said...

Gorgeous candy bag. OMGoodness, the image is sweet as can be and the way you cut out on the bag so you can see the candy...this is just too cute and I think I'd like to try something like this for next Christmas. Fabulous idea, thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Gail

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful carton and wonderfully decorated! The fairy is way too cute!