Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WOYWW

 So last year Kirstie made Christmas Crackers and by jove it looked nice and easy! So I struggled to find things to go in a loo roll, girls were OK but boys were a pain as usual. So this is what my WOYWW looked this morning, even brought snaps!
 So where did it all go wrong, to start with I had an issue with the ribbon about 50yards fell of its reel, it did this to me on Sunday at the crop so I had already wound it back up once already. The paper didn't want to co-operate and wouldn't tie up. Eventually found a tutorial that said use good quality paper but obviously Marks and Spencers paper is far too good.  I finally managed to tie up one and the present inside fell out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally managed to make the eight I needed and by this time I was extremely stressed and as for decorating which should of been fun but all I wanted to do was finish them asap.
Will I do them again NO back to buying them from the Supermarket!!!!!!!!!!


21 comments:

  1. Oh this post made me laugh!! Poor you, I don't blame you buying crackers in future! They do look good though. I hope the recipients are truly grateful for the pain you went through! xx

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  2. oh i have just laughed and laughed at this post..well done for giving it ago..good old kirstie, she has a lot to answer for!!
    have a wonderful christmas time
    vanessa xx

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  3. Well sounds like you had a lot of fun making these Debby lol!!!!. They do look fab and I bet your glad you persevered. Been having a bit of a catch up tonight with your blog and loving your creations especially your white ones. Have a lovely christmas
    Lyndsey xx

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  4. Well Debby they do look great but like you I have also gone back to buying them!

    Anne

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  5. Ooh! Debby, they might have been a faf hun but they're worth it, so gorgeous.

    Donna x

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  6. Oh poor you....but they DO look fab! Didn't even contemplate making them.....I can get stressed about plenty of other stuff,!! Susie x

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  7. Great creative craft space! And thanks for the tip about the Christmas crackers - I will keep buying them in the supermarket, too lol; ). Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas to you and yours! :), Joanna #81

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  8. Just a little note to say Thank you for your blog, I have a little peak everyday and it always amazes me to see something new - you are a great inspiration. Your tri-shutter card is beautiful as are these crackers. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a great 2012 x joy

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  9. What a fun and festive desk! You know...I haven't bought a single Christmas present yet! Haha..oh well. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing!

    Katie (106)

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  10. LOL.... all that effort Debby and they do look stunning... Have a great Christmas

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  11. Top marks for trying though! :) They look fabulous and I'm sure they'll be appreciated. Merry Christmas! Tango #84

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  12. They are lovely Debbie, but I remember one year making my own - never again!! Have really enjoyed all your gorgeous Christmas cards. Have a fab Christmas. WendyP x

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  13. Hi Debby. Glad you perserved and finished the crackers. They look great and I'm sure they will be a hit at Christmas with both being handmade and the chosen gift inside. Donna

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  14. Sometimes the thrill of home made can turn sour when it goes pear shaped... But these do look fab and are all yours! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

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  15. I'm sitting here having a good giggle reading this! I have thought about making crackers, because they are hard to come by here in the US. But maybe I won't! Yours turned out beautifully, so all that work paid off in the end. -Meechelle #104

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  16. Oh you have made me giggle ... I once made my own crackers and vowed never again! Occasionally I get it into my head that things would go more smoothly this time but I soon talk myself out of it! Your crackers look just fabulous and I am sure will be much appreciated so well done Debby! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Love Debbie #61

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  17. Homemade is nice, but sometimes it worth avoiding the headache to just buy something. Enjoyed your crafty story!

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  18. They look great Debbie, lots of hardwork I am sure they will be a big hit on the day, you have a great creative space, I love checking out your blog, Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x

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  19. I had to laugh....been there, done that....I now purchase them at World Market. Not as easy as it looks that's for sure. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.

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  20. Hello, Debby! I'm dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season! Well, thanks for the tip, I won't make them either! Thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  21. Hi Debby, am shooting around blogland trying to catch up with everyone (am sooo behind with commenting, it's unbelievable!).

    Love all your cards - who wouldn't they are gorgeous, the white embossed music one particularly drew my eye, it's very elegant - but this post made me stop and read!

    Sounds like you had a terrible time with the crackers! It's why I don't really make much other than cards and the occasional scrapbook page - I don't do well with handmade!!!!

    They look fab tho - hope they work on the day and I'm sure they will be appreciated.

    Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas.

    Sarah

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