Saturday, 16 December 2017

Santa Pillow Boxes

 I've finally got round to blogging again after nearly a week.  I've made a couple of cards this week, which I can't put on my blog until I know they've been received

I made sixteen little Santa pillow boxes this evening, filled with chocolates, ready for Christmas day.  (As usual, the gold mirror card I used for the buckles doesn't photograph well!) I used a Sizzix pillow box die and snippets of black, white and gold mirror card.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts December Challenge ~ Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #187 ~ Anything Christmas Related
HLS December Christmas Challenge ~ Anything Goes
HLS December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
I spent several hours today shaking a bucket outside a local supermarket with my hubby, a few friends and Santa in his sleigh.
   It was fabulous seeing all the children's eyes light up when they spotted Santa!  Despite it being an expensive time of year, it was lovely to see so many people dipping in their pockets to fill up our buckets, raising lots of money for local charities. 

24 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Pillow boxes turned out lovely Liz. Due to preparations to going away for a couple of weeks I will not be able to comment on your posts until after January 10th. I will have a few scheduled posts but please do not be worried to comment as it's a busy time and family is more important. Have a wonderful and safe Christmas.xxx[aNNie]🎄⛄

Chris said...

These little pillow boxes are so cute Liz. Well done you for giving up precious time for a good cause at this busy time of year...feel a bit guilty as now I've given up Scouting I don't get involved as much I used to! Hope you have a wonderful , happy Christmas.
xx

scrAPpamondo said...

How many lovely Santa pillow boxes filled with yummy gifts! :D They look great and surely will be very appreciated!

Bunny said...

I love these little pillow boxes. They are so cute. [Bunny]

Cathy said...

Fantastic little pillow boxes Liz! I'm sure the lucky recipients will love them. Cathy x

Gerrina said...

Great pillowboxes! What a super design! Enjoy your weekend!

Di said...

Wow Liz - these are stunning! What a great idea. And needless to say I have a pillow box die which I've hardly ever used. Slap my wrists - HARD!

Hugs

Di xx

AlisonC said...

What brilliant Santa boxes. I love making pillow boxes, they come together so beautifully.

Mac Mable said...

Loving the Santa boxes, so creative and well done with the charity raising x

Pat said...

These little Santa pillow boxes are such a great idea Liz and really a fun idea too, especially with some yummy chocolates inside. Glad you raised lots of money for charity too. x

Nonni said...

Wow, great job with these treat boxes, they look amazing! Very fun design for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at HLS December Christmas challenge!

Megan J said...

Hi Liz, a fantastic collection of treat boxes. Love them! I bet they will go down well with the recipients. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Kath Stewart said...

your Santa treat boxes are so adorable Lz, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

How fun - these little boxes are so cute. Great idea!

Janice said...

Love your Santa boxes Liz, you have been busy!
Janice x

Barb said...

They look great Liz. Good work! Well done collecting for charity out in the col with Santa. So you'll be on the good list this year. Barbxx

Cara said...

Those pillow boxes are adorable! Too cute for words. Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card you sent me, it has a space on the mantle piece where only the important cards go!

Karen Knott said...

These boxes are fabulous ! Well done for the charity collecting too
Hugs Kaz xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Great idea ! Love them ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Jane said...

Hi Liz, what fab little parcels, I bet they were so well received. Well done raising some funds with Santa! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas. Thanks so much for also joining us over at Country View challenges. Hugs xx

Loll said...

Those pillow boxes are ADORABLE!! Every one will want one! :) Great work! And great work collecting money for those less fortunate. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Love, Loll

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A super way to gift chocolate, love that Pillow box die!! Thank you for sharing and joining the Tis That Season Blog Challenge over at That's Crafty. Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas Liz.
Winter Wishes Tracey DT

Melanie said...

What a fabulous array of boxes (and chocolate)! Thank you for sharing at the Crafter's Café Challenge Blog.

cass said...

Great Christmas boxes. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Christ and/or Red White and Green" challenge.