Christmas Ornaments and Gifts

Christmas Ornaments and Gifts

Hi, everyone! It’s the 3rd day of Christmas and I have some gifts to show you today. As a tradition started a few years ago, I like giving handmade crafts to family and dear ones. This year, I chose to make some ornaments, bookmarks and Christmas cards.



I made the first tree decoration, last year, for my niece, Antonia. She loved it so much and hung it in her tree right away. You can see and also read about it here. At that time I wanted a shaker ornament that is what I actually made. For this year, I wanted a bit of a more special one.

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So, I began with the same tag die from WPlus9 – Anastasia Tag. But, this time I went on die-cutting it differently while keeping a window into all the layers as I wanted to use it for the ornament. For the 2nd layer, I used some funky foam in different colours: 2 shades of red and 2 of green. I added a beautiful bauble in each of the windows.

The baubles are from Newton’s Nook Designs and they’re the most exquisite ones I’ve ever seen.:-) I die cut 2 of each, coloured them in with inktense Derwent pencils and added enough layers of Wink of Stella for a sparkly look. All the ornaments got a tag with my name on and a tied fancy Twine bow.


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The next handmade crafts I gave as gifts were some Gorjuss bookmarks. I used the collectable stamp and some of the small stamps that come with the same named stamp set: ‘Holly’. Gorjuss girls are really dear to me and I love colouring them so much. Avery Elle die set is what I used to die-cut the bookmarks. Inktense Derwent pencils and Santoro’s Gorjuss Watercolour dual-tip pens – Neutrals are the colouring medium I used for the girls. I applied generous layers of Wink of Stella on the hats,boots and the mistletoe. Then, I added some twine to each of the bookmarks.





Now, some of the gifts had a set of cards to accompany either the ornaments or the bookmarks. I made quite a lot of cards this year and I went on multiplying them while making a great use of my new precision stamping tool.

Hope you enjoyed learning about my crafts and thanks for stopping by.
My best wishes,

Sara’s Drawing. Green.

When Sara drew the picture I thought I’d keep it on my fridge next to all the nice things I love. And then, I changed my mind and turned the drawing into something more memorable: a birthday gift.

All I needed was there. I just had to add some string to match the green in the drawing, some coloured cards and a frame. They blended nicely into a drawing frame to keep close to your soul and your heart.

The most memorable moment was when Sara kept the ready made frame in her arms with a radiant smile that warms any heart on earth.
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Christmas Homemade Gifts for the Loved Ones

F22_1024 This Christmas I wanted to surprise everyone with special gifts. So, beside the handmade cards I prepared, I wanted to give something different than the years before.

I looked up and found  some good recipes of breakfast cookies and biscuits Though I have never tried them out before, after the first batch, I got really confident it would come out great and tasty. And so it was!  

Then, I wrapped them up using some tin foil and card for the base, cling film (plastic wrap) and string. And that was all.

It ended up being an awesome idea turned into great gifts for everyone. F33_1024