We took the Christmas decorations down today and that always makes me feel a bit miserable. I think it's much worse packing the stuff away for another year than when you get it out in early December to put up for Christmas. I bought 4 lovely Christmas drinking glasses this year - well, we've only got 2 for next year as I smashed 2 while packing them away. Owen couldn't get into the cupboard under the stairs because the door knob came away in his hand! Yep, we both had that post Christmas feeling - some warm mince pies with some spiced plum and rum cream rallied our spirits a tad though!
Recently we spent a fun evening with some good friends and we took a couple of gifts along . I took a box of choccies that I knew Gill would love and I also made up a jar of Jamie Oliver's Epic Hot Chocolate mix for everyone in the family to share. The hot chocolate is SO delicious, and packaged in a nice glass jar I think it makes a great little gift.
I tipped the mix into the jar and added a bag of mini marshmallows. I tied some ribbon around the neck of the jar and tied on a Crumb Cake tag made using a die cut shape from the SU! Two Tags die. I computer generated the 'epic hot chocolate mix' wording using the Will&Grace font, stamped the dotty frame around the wording and punched out with the Decorative Label punch.
Stamps: SU! Four Frames set, Elzybells Tea for Two clear set
CS: SU! Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip & early Espresso
Tools: SU! Two Tags Bigz die, SU! Decorative Label punch
Embellishments & accessories: brown & white striped grosgrain ribbon, baker's twine