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Twas the Night Before Christmas Box of Crackers 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45 Ambassador
I've had a really lovely week around some crafty makes meeting and catching up with friends.  Who'd have thought I'd become a lady that lunches lol!!! 
This week sees the start of Graphic 45's Hand Made Gift Guide.  The design team and Ambassadors have been busy crafting away and are sharing their ideas and How to Make guides over on the G45 Blog. If you're after some crafty inspiration keep calling by.  The event is running for four weeks right up to Christmas. I'm really excited to be sharing my Box of Crackers on their blog today. 
The 12 x 12 Matchbook Box was a perfect size to fit the six crackers.  I used the greybeard packaging from the box wrapping to make the inserts that hold the crackers in place. 
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Each cracker was made from one sheet of Merry Mistletoe 12 x 12 paper, shaped using the Envelope Punch Board and decorated with cut outs from Jolly Old Elf 12 x 12 paper and Petaloo flowers. They're all filled with Milk and White chocolate Lindor balls.  Yum Yum !!!  
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If you'd like to make you're own box of crackers click here to go over to the Graphic 45 blog for the full How to Make guide and more projects and guides  from the DT too. . 
I'm donating this gift to help raise money for  Zoes's Place Baby Hospice at a Charity event being held in Coventry later this month.
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It's back to the craft room for me today, I'm in the middle of making samples for the Graphic 45 shows on Create and Craft on 16th & 17th December. No pressure ...!!! lol!! Tomorrow I'm heading off to the Motor Cycle Museum to have a mooch around the Craft Fair. If you're going we may bump into each other :-) Anyway enjoy your day and look  forward to catching up again soon x C 


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    1. Hi Karin, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving a comment :-) C

  2. This is fabulous Clare, love the papers and loving the chocolates too.
    Linda xxx

    1. Hi Linda,, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving a comment :Hugs C xx

  3. This is fabulous! I would love pulling these crackers on Christmas Day...but only very carefully to get at the chocolates without destroying the gorgeous crackers.

    1. Hi Lexie, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving a comment :-) C

  4. Hi Clare these are gorgeous crackers so much nicer than anything you could buy in the shops. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Jackie

    1. Hi Jackie, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving a comment :-) C

  5. Wow these are stunning. Fab job Clare x

    1. Hi Lea, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving a comment :-) C

  6. Fantastic crackers Clare and a worthy cause. xxx

  7. Love this idea Clare and delighted about your chosen charity as my friend's little boy spent a lot of time there during his short life. Have a great Christmas.

  8. Hi Clare, This box of crackers is magnificent, and the contents do look really yummy. What a fabulous idea of donating it to the Charity, they will be thrilled. I'm going to head over now to see how you made it.
    Take care. I'm not well at the moment, I am having balance problems, a horrid feeling.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Afternoon Clare, Love this project. I spotted it on the Graphic 45 blog and will be taking note of the instructions, although I doubt if I'll have time this year - so maybe a project for next Christmas. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
    PS: Did you get my email?
    Margaret A.

  10. Aaah at long last a new video from you Miss Clare. Love love love the Christmas Album, very pretty and I love these Christmas Crackers as well. Thank you for all that you share and do for us!! I wish you the very best Christmas and a very successful new year!!
    Judy in Arizona

  11. Hi Clare, the crackers look beautiful, can wait for the class on Saturday at sir stampalot. Mary-Ann x

  12. just blogwalking.. Nice post and have a nice day :)


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