Sunday, December 22, 2019

Cracker Anyone!

My week has been rather a hectic one what with fending off Penguins arriving  supposedly from my Sweet heart via Iceland and keeping track of  that wretched Elf,  I got the very bright idea of making Crackers for the kids Christmas Day tables!! Now next time I get a brainwave like that will  someone please remove the battery . Four days later and here are the results. All posted off and received special delivery  to  my Daughter and Son for their respective families to open.

First box is for Fluff and Co.

I went to a John Next Door work shop a while back and amongst other items we made a cracker using his die for the cracker base.(JND139 Facated Cracker) Of course at the end of the day the die along with a lot of the other dies we used made their way into my shopping trolly. The original crackers we made was in craft card but not being a lover of it I batch made these ones using red and green card stock. I then die cut various design papers and hand cut the triangles and stuck them on individually.  The names are blanked out as I adhered them as I went along. The contents have been personalised so didn't want them getting muddled up. They all include a gift, party popper and a joke. I scoured the internet for appropriate jokes for each one.

Second  box is for Not so little Boy anymore and Co. Rather a bigger box as an extended family around table.
 I used quite a bit of mirror card on these ones.

Entering into the following challenges:
All sorts challenge #551/2 Anything goes..
Creative Inspirations# Festive Fun.
The Crafters Cafe#233  Holidays or use something beginning with C.
Moving Along With The Times #113 Anything but a card.
Cut It Up Challenges # 189  Anything goes  Christmas.
International Art And Soul #73 Anything but a card.
Pixies Crafty Workshop #368. Use up your snippets. (odds of ribbon).
Love To Craft #41 Anything goes.
Sparkles #123 Add glitter and sparkle..
Not Just Cards # Anything goes.
Creative Artiste #56 Anything mixed media goes.

I will leave you with one of the crackers jokes that I didn't use.

Q.      Why did Santa go to  the Doctor?

A.      Because of his bad "Elf".

I can so relate to that!!!!


Aquarius said...

Wow! these are fabulous, worthy of Harrods or somewhere classy - so much nicer too for being personalised with well chosen contents. Beginning to wish I'd succumbed to getting that die when I saw John on TV. Hope the penguins aren't causing too much mayhem.

Chris said...

These crackers look fantastic Mrs A! Beautifully designed, perfect Christmas colours and so elegant!

Jane Willis said...

Oh they are gorgeous! So much more special than bought ones

Di said...

OH MY WORD! These are absolutely stunning! I can't begin to imagine how you made them - so beautiful and all the more special that they're so very personal. Well worth the angst Mrs A!


Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

These are just beautiful and personalized too. They will love them. I can't stop laughing about the penguins coming my way. Thank you so much for your generosity but that is just too much. I can't accept a gift that valuable so they will be sent back to you along with krill, squid and some other small crustaceans. I have explained to the Post office that this is necessary to keep them alive and they concur. I'm truly sorry about the odor. Also, thanks for the joke you sent and the one today. Big hugs to you and the penguins, along with L'th.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW these are absolutely stunning -very expensive looking and personalised too-brilliant
Carol x

Margreet said...

Wow, your crackers look awesome.
Like the Elf joke.
The André Rieu concert was unforgettable. It was a real feast with great and enthousiastic musicians. We have enjoyed it very much!
xxx Margreet

Suze said...

What stunning crackers. I love that you were able to personalise them. I suspect that Little L'th had something to do with you not using that joke!

Carol L said...

These look fantastic, festive and I'm sure they'll be so much fun to open and see/read what's inside! Each one is special and what a fab surprise to open for the recipients! Nice job on them all! Have a very merry Christmas season!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow wow wow!!! Your crackers are just glorious!! Love them so much and pinned! Such amazing feel with the mirri and those wonderful poinsettias!! Surely at the table all your family will say "wow!" too :D and will be so fun opening them and have also a joke!
The one you choose for the final of the post is so true, thinking about L'th!! :D LOL
Big hugs and have a very Joyful and Peaceful Christmas!

LesleyG said...

Oh WOW! such dedication and generosity of time and skill for your family, so much better than the shop ones, well done you, considering all the mayhem you have been putting up with! ;) xxx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW! Totally stunning crackers Valery, gorgeous colours and design, these will be loved by all and will certainly grace the Christmas table. Worth all the effort, Kate x x

Sandra H said...

Omg 😮 totally stunning crackers they are too! I just cannot say enough about them your so creative and the colours are gorgeous l think kraft card would of been harder to do this many you must be pleased that they are finished and posted off well done now take a well earned rest sending lots of love xx

pinky said...

Oh wow these are totally amazing!! I can see why they took you so long Valery but well worth it! I hope the kids appreciate them. Haha love the joke!! Have an lovely Christmas Valery and I'll catch up with you soon.

Margo said...

Oh wauw how cool is this ! Love that idea !

KandA said...

Wow, these are stunning crackers. Beautiful colours and dies and definitely to good to pull. Bet they'll be kept and used year after year xx

terrie said...

Well done Mrs. A the crackers are beautiful especially with the mirrored cardstock....what a lovely little gift to pass around.

Kathleen said...

Stunning creations, love them to bits, like the joke you didn't use.
So as I have not bought any crackers yet, round the table will be Kath, Chris, Lynda, Ethan and Austin, just five as John will be in Porto Rica and I can't expect you to make him one and leave all the crew and guests out.

Kath x

Liz said...

Your crackers are fabulous, Mrs A and so special as they are personalised. The joke you didn't use made me smile! xx

Donna said...

Oh, I must be on overload, as I read your post I was thinking of crackers that you eat, lol. Your crackers are much more beautiful!!
The kids will love these! Merry Christmas!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--I can't even imagine making all of these beautiful boxes! You're so talented & clever, Mrs A! Merry Christmas!

brenda said...

How very pretty in the lovely seasonal colours, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge. Now sure if I've already said but just in case wishing you and your a Peaceful and Happy Christmas and my thanks for your support of your challenge this year.

B x

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Wow your crackers are just stunning. What a talented lady you are. I would love to have them on my table on Christmas Day. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations this month and good luck, Jayne DT

Di said...

OMG! You really nailed it with these these beauties. Left me open-mouthed here! Can I place an order for nest year - thought not, sigh.

Hugs and Merry Christmas

Di xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your crackers are stunning. I was going to make some but I ran out of time. It is only us this year and there are two crackers from last year. Just what we need. Take care. Hugs Jackie

EmmaT said...

WOW these are stunning, beautiful creations. Emmax

Valerija said...

Oh wow, what fabulous creations. Love the design and all the details.
Valerija xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Wow, and more Wow! These are stunning, Mrs. A! Absolutely gorgeous!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Oh, they're gorgeous!! I'm glad you made them for your family.

Thanks for sharing your Anything Goes Christmas project with us at Cut it Up. Merry Christmas!


Paper Lily Leaf said...

These are just stunning! I love them!!

Andree said...

A fabulous set of Christmas crackers. Lovely colours, papers and die-cuts.
Thank you for joining in with our December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
oh my word these are so very gorgeous and beautifully created.
They must have taken you ages to make but oh so worth it too.
Love them.
Sounds like you have had Elf troubles again too.
Funny I have quite a few Penguins sitting in my living room too.
Could not find homes for them befre Christmas.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L DT

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my! These crackers are gorgeous my friend! I want to make some, thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks so much for entering your project on International Art & Soul. Hope you join us again soon!

Chriss - DT

Mervi said...

Gorgeous creations, lovely gifts.

Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

KraftyKoolKat said...

These are so gorgeous & a great pity to pull & destroy. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creations with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

Tammy said...

These are stunning, I love the traditional colors and shimmery papers! I bet they looked beautiful around the table! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
Tammy x

Wendy L said...

They look stunning and very luxurious, thank you for joining us at MAWTT and Allsorts too, xxx

Linby said...

wow these are gorgeous and so beautifully presented too.
Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Hazel said...

Your crackers are absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at INTAAS. Hazel x

Sue - said...

Wow those crackers look absolutely fabulous!

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)