Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's a wrap!!


Thank you for your very kind get well wishes and cards...they really perked me up. Which is just as well as its my turn to host the Stampotique Designer's Challenge again.

It's at this time of year when I always think ' Oh it's ages until December 25th, no panic' and before I know it I am sitting surrounded by wrapping paper, ribbon and tags on the 24th promising myself I shall plan ahead next year and be more organised. So here I am, planning ahead with this week's theme of 'It's a wrap' - making unique wrapping, tags and gift packaging using stamps. Whether it's a simple single image stamped onto a plain sheet of paper finished off with jazzy trimmings, an intricate tag, a wonderful gift box or even stamping your own ribbon, give it a try and see what a difference it makes transforming (very cheaply!) the smallest most basic of gifts into a little work of art.

I kept it pretty simple as I was still getting better health wise when I made this. For the wrapping paper I  used a single 'Mistletoe' stamp from my range at Stampotique (which is also available here in the UK from Happy Daze...) I tied the package together with some coloured string and made little 'aglets' ( the plastic bits on the end of shoe laces...I learnt the name for those from an episode of Phineas and Ferb lol) from words taken from the collage Christmas Mosaic stamp and then finished with twigs and fir branch from the garden.


Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

Gorgeous wrapping! XOXO

Helen said...

Your run up to Christmas sounds familiar.... Love your wrapping!

Unknown said...

i had so much fun with this challenge, thank you Jo!
and your wrapping looks so delicate, love it!


Reflective Art Studio said...

Jo This was a fun challenge. Thank you. I love what you created. Great inspiration. Now to get busy wrapping.

Inkypinkycraft said...

So simply beautiful, soft gentle and fab!! Trace x

Netty said...

Loving the delicacy of the colouring and beautiful stamping Jo. Am sorry to hear you are unwell, hope you will feel better soon, x

flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, love that stamp

Kaz said...

I love that you learnt from Phineas and Ferb!!
Gorgeous wrapping paper - love it's simplicity x said...

Brilliant challenge and I love your wrapping! Will bring mine over to you!! :D Since when have we trusted anything Phineas & Ferb have to say??? You'll be rambling on about The Brain and world domination next ;D Claire x

Siobhan Brignull said...

tis beautiful Jo, so looking forward to unwrapping it.

What it's not for me.



Hettie said...

I think I am in the same Christmas dilema with you!! And the earlier I plan it still doesn't improve!
Wonderful wrapping paper and love the style. Not too fussy.
Hope you are feeling better.

Willy said...

Simple and beauuuuuuuuuuuutiful, Jo!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, your gift wrapping looks so stylish. Thanks for a great challenge!
Hope yo are feeling lots better x

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Caroline Moore said...

Hey Jo - I hope you are keeping well and back on the mend. I havn't visited any blogs in a while so glad to see you are still keeping creative. Take care and best wishes Jo xx