Sunday, 2 December 2012

Chocolate and Pretty Lights!

Hello friends
This is the decorated chocolate bar that I featured on TV this week, the one I made on air
was sent out to the spotty cup winner and I insisted that the chocolate go with it!
I brought my empty wrapper home but went out to buy another bar to show it properly assembled.
The papers are the lovely Tilda Sewing Bird and the pretty flowers are cut/embossed
from Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.  I adore the little leaves, they stencil so beautifully.

 A close up.
The Christmas lights are up outside my new shop!
Mine is the one painted white(ish) and with brick above.
Our local council have quite excelled themselves....
Christmas lights always make me smile - in a way I wish they could stay up all year round.
There has still been a delay with the paperwork, I've resigned myself to the fact that
it will just have to open in the New Year now - I've abandoned all my ideas of a
Christmas window, fairly lights, snow scene and more...still - there's always next Christmas!
I do hope everyone is keeping warm, temperatures have dropped drastically -
perfect time to stay in and craft!
Take care friends.


Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, bet you can't wait to open your new premises. Disappointing that you will miss out on an amazing Christmas window, well knowing you it would have been amazing. Enjoy your break.

Wilma x x

Rosie said...

The chocolate wrapper looks even better than on TV.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
A really lovely chocolate wrapper,it is such a great gift idea.
Your shop will look lovely at any time of year I am sure,you always come up with such good ideas,but it is a shame that you have got to wait, Take care. x.

Susan Flynn said...

I saw the wrapper on TV and it is so pretty Christine. The lights are just perfect and your shop looks lovely. Hope you are having a great weekend, yessterday turned out lovely so fingers crossed for today xx

Christine Harrop said...

This is a great idea to liven up a treat! Good luck when you do eventually get into your premises! Christine.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, loved this when I saw it on TV...these are an idea that I'm taking on board for stocking fillers...hope you get sorted really soon with your premises! Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Hope you are having a lovely weekend with your mum.
Love your chocolate wrappers such a good idea.
Pity about your shop hope its sorted soon.

Elaine said...

Hi christine, wrapper is lovely. The outside of the shop is gorgeous myself and my mother in law are saving as we speak to come and do workshops with you and we cant wait ! Hope you have had a lovely weekend away .

Bea said...

Hi Christine what a lovely Christmassy scene - it is freezing here too and not my fave time of year at all - bring me some summer warmth Lol! I saw your chocolate wrapper on C&C and think it is very pretty.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Love the chocolate wrapper - I bought two bars last week but they have those sealed wrappers so not so good to make a nice wrapper, so I had to eat them was nice though.
Might have to buy the other brand.

Shame that you wont be in your shop for Christmas, hope it wont be too much longer before its all sorted
Sue xxx

Buttons said...

Thanks for showing this up close. It looked good on the tele but is even better up close. Hugs, Buttons x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, I also love xmas lights as they cheer as up with the darker nights and weather. Lovely chocolate wrapper, You've convinced me to do some for familys stockings this year, providing i get time after making the presents. Emma

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, The chocolate wrapper is simply gorgeous, I love it, it is such a novel idea you have come up with for giving a (rather dull looking) block of chocolate, it makes me smile.
Sorry you won't be in your new studio before Christmas, but never mind your window will be absolutely fantastic whenever you go in. The Christmas Lights outside your shop look stunning, like you I wish they could be up all year, it is a 'feel good factor', and I love it. It is my birthday on 12th Dec and it has been a tradition since I was a child, that no decorations went up until I had my birthday, also being the 12 days before and 12 days after thingy too. I don't know what it is this year, but I am itching to get all my outdoor lights put up ha ha.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel said...

Morning Christine lovely wrap on the chocolate bar. Think i need to treat myself to the jewelled flowers for my birthday in January. Shame about the shop but it will be a great start for the new year and something to look forward too xx hazel

Supernan Sue said...

The wrapper and the Shop look lovely, can't wait to see the shop open. I know it's frustrating not being able to open this year, but now you will have a whole year to plan your Christmas Window, I am sure it will be worth the wait.
Hope Chester hasn't stolen all your money, and that you have had a good weekend
Sue x

Toni said...

Love the chocolate wrapper idea and really want to try this but having difficulty finding bars in a 'sleeve'. They all seem to be sealed wrappers these days. I'll keep looking though.
The lights look lovely outside the shop and I'm sure the window will look equally fabulous next Christmas. I really do want to try and visit it myself sometime next year.
Toni xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend with you Mum.
Yummy Yummy chocolate wrapper. I don't know which I like the best the wrapper or the chocolate. That reminds me of that advert Daddy or
Your shop looks wonderful such a pity about that darn paper work.
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine ,

I love your choc wrapper, and you would have been so proud of me if i could have shown you mine , i did three on Thursday all looked beautiful ,and now on their way to the Philippines with other goodies ,so a big thank you to you and your superb ideas .

Shame about your shops paper work ,but as you say always next year .

Have a Happy Sunday

Elaine H X

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, Hope your enjoying your special weekend.It may be cold but at least its dry and for short periods the sun has shone!!
Love the chocolate wrapper, watched your demo on C&C last week.
The photo of the shop/high street looks very festive, we will have to pretend that the shop window looks good too, until next year, when you will be able to make up for it.
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x.

Craftychris said...

Your chocolate wrapper is stunning and the Christmas lights look so gorgeous! I love Christmas lights too. Its a shame your shop won't open this year but it will make it all the more exciting next Christmas!! xx

dalla said...

Beautiful choc wrapper. I definitely keep it if i receive one of those.

baconbits said...

Really liking he chocolate wrapper makes a chocolate that more special.
Amanda x

Janice said...

Hello Christine

I love this chocolate wrapper idea, really something different. The lights look really pretty by your new shop, very festive. Never mind about your Christmas will be here before you know it, and your dream Christmas window will be on show for everyone to see!
Janice x

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