Saturday, 3 November 2012


Hello friends
The universal answer to everything is...chocolate! 
Yesterday at work (my London job) I waved goodbye to one of my bosses - Natalie.
I was incredibly sad to see her go - such a genuine, lovely lady and I will miss her a great deal. 
We put together a collection and purchased a Kindle, 
I decided when I wrapped it up to add a little extra to the packaging ..chocolate!  
This is one of my favourite things to do and in fact I'm going to include it within one of my classes soon.
I kept the design quite simple, dots and music sheet,
twine and a pretty pink flower from Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.
So how many of you feeling like chocolate right now?!

Now I have an amazing picture to share with you....
Wilma (Scottish Crafter) has been working her crafty fingers to the bone creating six advent frames!!
And...she's even had time to go shopping for goodies to place inside.
I can appreciate how much work and devotion has gone into these beauties - 
well done Wilma - they are superb.
Just in case you feel a sudden urge to 'go advent' I do have a place left at the class tomorrow...
short notice I know but it is 11am to 3pm - feel free to bring a lunch although there is homemade cake, biscuits and chocolate on offer!
Please email: 
Take care friends.


Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Your chocolate wrapper looks lovely.
Wilma has worked hard on all the advent boxes,they look really great and so festive,I will have to look into getting a kit as there is still time to get one done. I wish I could make your class. Have a great weekend. x.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, I so love the way you make even a bar of chocolate look special. My mother gives the men in our family big bars of chocolate at Christmas so I can see I will be busy after I show her this idea. Thank you for featuring my Advent Frames, it was not hard work just took a bit of time and a lot of work is reduced if your kit is bought with all the boxes and lid already cut and embossed. Hope your class goes well tomorrow wish I could be there.

Wilma x x

Janice said...

Good morning Christine
I love this chocolate wrap idea, turns the bar into a really nice gift. I'm sure your boss was really pleased with hers..
Way to go Wilma! What a fabulous picture that is, one busy lady indeed!
Have a lovely day
Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. What a lovely idea for a chocolate wrapper.

Wilma has done a lovely job with all those Advent Frames.

My daughter made 60 mince pies for her shop yesterday so I'm munching one as I type.

Val in Spain xxx

nmty said...

hi Christine, brilliant idea to wrap a chocolate bar this way, i love it.

well done wilma, the Advent Frames are fab, I love the little extra decorations on the frames.

enjoy your crafty day and class tomorrow.
lv norma

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I love this super crafty thing you do with choccy bars and will definitely be doing it myself! Woe Wilma, you have been so busy and have made such amazing advent frames, where as my 'one' will be an ongoing project for next year due to lack of time! Well done! Have a fun class tomorrow Christine!Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great way to give a chocolate car love the way you have done this one.
Wilma's advent boxes look fantastic.
Have a good day.

Bea said...

These are lovely and agree the Scottishcrafter has been working very hard to get so many done - I am sure the recipients will appreciate them

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Now I want chocolate!!! lol
I love how you have decorated it and think I will do this for Christmas pressies, will have to buy a bar to use the wrapper as a template hehe!!

Wilma you have been busy, your advent frames are gorgeous

Sue xx

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christne, what a beautiful chocolate wrapper. Love the way it turns a lovely gift into a wonderful gift.
Oh my goodness what an achievement Wilma, well done -you must be very proud.
Have a great crafty class tomorrow.
Elizabeth x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Absolutely fantastic choccie wrapper, bet your Boss was made up with that, and also the Kindle. I bought a Kindle Fire HD and it came yesterday, so I was immediately downloading the last 3 of my Sookie Stackhouse books onto it, I have all the books but I'm finding it really hard recently to hold the book open, I'm usually reading on the train, I think my wrists are becoming a problem. I also bought a standing cover for it in hot Fuscia, bet my hubby won't be borrowing it ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

PS (Me again, sorry)
I got carried away then and forgot, Wilma your Advent Boxes are superb, really stunning, and 6 of them too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel said...

Morning Christine your wrapped chocolate looks great. loving all the hard work wilma has put into those advent calendars. Well done Wilma xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

A lovely chocolate wrapper ,its so pretty and seems a shame to open and spoil im thinking ,

Wow Wilma , your advent frames are superb you must be a very dedicated and patient crafter well done they are a credit to you .

Take Care Christine have a nice weekend

Elaine H x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful chocolate bar wrapper. Such a wonderful idea to do that. I bet she was so pleased with the effort you made to decorate it.
I have already seen Wilma's lovely calendars as I follow her blog. She has made such a fab job of them. Such a clever lady, i wish I was that clever.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, your chocolate wrapper is fabulous and such a great idea, almost seems a shame to break into it. Hope your new boss is as nice as the old one.

Wilma's advents are beautiful and I bet they gave her a lot of pleasure doing them. Wish I was at the class tomorrow.......

Crafty hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, i always give my brother chocolate as an extra gift as he loves it, and i think i must try this changing the wrapper to make it more of a gift. As to Wilma - wow shes been working hard on the advent boxes. Emma

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - love the look of this choccy wrapper - I could just eat some at this moment! You are thoughtful as well - I am sure Natalie loved this extra!

Those frame are brilliant - Wilma you are talented!!

Hugs Sue Pxxx

melanie said...

Stunning chocolate bar where do you get the music sheet from I have been trying to find some as I have quite a few music people in the family ,I have seen wilma post well done >melanie

Craftychris said...

Your chocolate wrapper is fabulous and Wilma deserves a medal for all that work, her advent calenders look brilliant! xx

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