Wednesday 29 November 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 27

Hello friends and welcome to the last of our Heart of Christmas weekly blog posts from the Art with Heart team. I have really enjoyed participating in this weekly hop with my team members and I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the great projects we have made. I have a lovely stock pile of Christmas cards ready to send out to family and friends and I have been so inspired by all of the wonderful creations that the team have shared with all of us over this series. Special thanks to our lovely team leader Claire Daly for the idea. I only started my blog this year and this weekly hop has certainly given me great exposure to the world of bloggers and followers, so thank you Claire and my sister team members who are always encouraging with their lovely comments. 

Today I thought I would share with you the little thank-you gifts that I made for the ladies who come to my monthly classes.

I found these yummy chocolates, (they truly are delicious!! - ask me how I know😉), while grocery shopping last week and thought that they would be just the thing to pop into these mini star top bon-bons. I followed a YouTube tutorial on how to make them and chose some designs from the Be Merry DSP and the little sentiment is from the 'Wood Words' stamp set. 

They turned out sooo cute!

Next I made each of the ladies a little scissor or mobile phone charm.
I stamped one of the 'Flower Shop' stamps onto some Shrinky Dink plastic with Memento ink, punched a hole and heat shrunk using the heat tool. I purchased the cords from my local discount shop and I matched the DSP to the bon-bons. The sentiment I used is from the 'Beautiful Bouquet' stamp set and I have cut it out with the smallest stitched circle. I used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler for the ink colours.

The ladies really loved their little chocolate and keepsake and we had a wonderful day for our last class of the year. I have called them ladies, which they are of course, but they have also become lovely friends and we always have such a fun time at our classes.

Busy making their projects.

I wanted to wear some Christmas bling and I'm pleased to say it was Stampin' Up! too!!!
These are the Mini Ornaments from the Christmas/Holiday Catalogue and I have made them into some earrings.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2018.

Please stop by from time to time to see what I've been up to in my paper crafting and if you would like to leave me a comment, I would love to read them.

Let's hop over to Claire Daly's blog now to see what she and the other team members have created for their last Heart of Christmas projects.

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘


  1. Awesome! I just love those mini star bon bons. I am definitely going to give those a try. Peppermint Lindt chocolates sound yummo (adds to shopping list ...). Thankyou for participating in the Heart of Christmas the last 27 weeks. We have enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations each week.

  2. Thank you Claire, I've really enjoyed participating each week, I think I only missed week 1. I've been inspired by everyone's creativity and look forward to joining in team hops in 2018. And I've loved the "starting a blog" process and learnt heaps. Thanks again Claire x

  3. Wow, what a lovely gift set for your ladies, Caroline. The little star bonbons are gorgeous and I think they would be perfect for the Christmas table, so I think I'll be making a few of those. I've enjoyed and been inspired by all of your Christmas projects!

  4. Thank you Judy, the little star bon-bons were really fun to make and they are so cute. Ditto re your beautiful creations throughout this hop series too! 😘

  5. Love your little bon bon treats, they are just too cute. Any wonder your ladies loved their gifts, why wouldn't they?!!! You certainly did spoil them!

    1. Thanks Kate, they're a lovely bunch and worth the spoiling. 😊

  6. Aww, these are lovely! What a thoughtful thing to do for your class ladies x

  7. Wow!! Caroline all your projects are just gorgeous, love them all and perfect for gifts (might have to steal an idea or two for my class ladies)

    1. Thanks Mon. Steal away and don't forget to share some pics! :)


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