Hope you've spent time with your near and dear over Christmas. We had a lovely afternoon with my side of the family Christmas Eve, topped off by a yummy seafood dinner, mmmmmm! Then back to our house to quickly go to sleep before Santa arrived. Christmas Day John's side of the family gathered at our place for a day of more delicious food and catching up. For me Christmas is a time for family and it was so nice to be able to see most of our immediate families this year. The kids loved playing with their cousins too. Hosting this year means the added bonus that now our house is tidier than ever! Aaah, bliss.
I've got a few Christmas bits and pieces left to share so thought I'd catch up on those today before a nice break from reds and greens and snowflakes!
I had a few panels left from my Christmas cards so made some giant gift tags with them. I ran a few short so was most pleased to come across these faux silk panels I'd made ages ago when I finally got to the bottom of the giant pile of assorted junk that had accumulated on our bar. (In the midst of doing a year's worth of housework in 2 days - hee hee!)
At the other end of the gift tag spectrum I whipped these quick and easy ones up Christmas Eve when we needed a few extras. Cardstock, stamp, ink and punch - super easy. I punched a hole with my cropadile too after this pic.
Do you ever do those home style gift vouchers? With mum and dad's gift I wanted to include a 'Susan voucher' for a photo shoot session of them and the kids, with me and my camera. I wrote the details onto cardstock then grabbed Fifth Avenue Floral to pretty it up a little and popped it in a nice frame.
And lastly, a way to dress up a cash gift. I've used one of our little Love Notes and Envelopes. It was for a nephew so needed a masculine version.
Pull the ribbon and out comes the money holder.
Anyway - back to relaxing for me. Hope you've got some end of year relaxation happening too.
My desk is all tidy and I'm looking forward to doing a bit of creating just for fun over the next few days.