Wednesday 26 September 2012

Saying goodbye!

Hello friends
Today's crafty offering is a decorated chocolate bar.
I will be waving goodbye to my niece this weekend as she heads off to University so 
I decided to put together a little token gift. 
I made this from scraps out of my craft bag following returning home from Ally Pally.
So easy - the hardest part is trying to resist eating the chocolate!
Use the original chocolate wrapper as a template, panels of cardstock and patterned paper.
I printed my message using my computer and then decorated.
The flower is Spiral Blossoms One,  I was demonstrating these and the leaves are from 
 A close up of a heavily tweaked and inked flower!
Yesterday afternoon the girls in our family went to Eastwell Manor for a champagne afternoon tea -
a real treat for us all.
Here is my niece sitting by the fire - I forgot my good camera so a rather grainy photo taken with my phone.
 The rain was hammering down so it seemed perfect to sit by a fire.
When we came to leave the sky suddenly cleared and the sun broke through,
a nice omen I thought.
A definitely non-Chrismassy post today!
Back tomorrow, I've got lots to do today -
I'm shooting videos (more news on that to follow) and of course, preparing for Friday Die-Day.
Take care.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, am sitting here this morning, the rain is lashing down, there is a big flash of lightning and roll of thunder hope this is not an omen for today. I like your idea for the chocolate bar disguise, lol, what a great idea, bet you ladies had great time together.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time I can think of nothing better to do in this weather than sitting by a fire drinking champagne - a bit of chocolate from that lovely bar wouldn't go amiss either!! x

Carole Z said...

Bliss! My the fireside with a glass of champagne :) Love the idea of the chocolate wrapper and I have to say, your rose is absolutely stunning, Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Morning Christine, lovely wrapper on the chocolate bar. Love that fireplace is absolutely gorgeous as is the photo xx hazel

Bea said...

lovely way to give a treat Christine but mmmmmm! I think I might have ate the chocolate and been left with the wrapper Lol!

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is a lovely way to decorate a bar of chocolate,the flower is beautiful,how do you keep coming up with these ideas.
I bet you all had a great afternoon,I hope your niece enjoys universerty,I wish her good luck. Take care. x.

Janice said...

I just love this wrapper Christine, what a great idea! It could be used for so many 'treats'.
Your afternoon tea looks wonderful, ESP with the glass of champagne. I hope your niece enjoys her new venture at uni.
Enjoy your day, sounds like a busy oe.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, WOW what a good idea with the choccie bar wrapper, it is fantastic, loving the flower and leaves.
What a gorgeous place you went to yesterday for your champagne tea, your niece looks gorgeous, and the sun decided to come out, brilliant. I wish I could say that for where I live, we have had 3 days of continuous heavy rain, my cats are complaining bitterly, they keep going to conservatory door and miaowing, as if to say "do something about that !!!!" ha ha. Have a lovely day, doing video hmmmmmm !!!!! sounds interesting ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chloe's Nan said...

What a lovely way to say farewell! As for the chocolate bar well, I can see a few adaptations for Christmas "quick make" gifts coming up! Thanks for the inspiration Christine, hope your niece has a great time at uni x

Chloe's Nan said...

What a lovely way to say farewell! As for the chocolate bar well, I can see a few adaptations for Christmas "quick make" gifts coming up! Thanks for the inspiration Christine, hope your niece has a great time at uni x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine ,i loved your photo,and the disguised bar is lovely i just adore that flower and i just bet your niece feels close to home when she opens the wrapper .
Have a good day
Elaine H X.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, lovely idea to revamp a choc bar. I love the spiral flowers and use them all the time.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
fab idea the decorated chocolate bar.
Wonderful colour rose.
Eastwell Manor is not very far from where I live. A very popular place for a nice tea.
I always seem to forget to take my camera to important outings too.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I love the chocolate wrapper but think I would have had to buy two bars of chocolate lol. I love that font can you tell me which one it is please

A champagne tea sounds wonderful


Redanne said...

Goodness, going off to Uni has soon come round! Love the way you have decorated the chocolate bar and that flower is gorgeous. That fireplace is amazing too and of course, the champagne.....have a lovely day videoing - how exciting is that. Hugs, Anne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine - What a lovely thought, the chocolate wrapper looks lovely whilst your niece looks quite the 'lady of the manner' - Love the setting and the pic when the sun came out. I wish her allthe very best as she starts another chapter in her life.

Ita said...

Wow christine what a super card ,and the flower is stunning what paper did you use for the flower please

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
What a great auntie you are you always think of something original.
That rose is fantastic.
Looks like you all had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely idea to give as a token gift. All best wishes to your Niece for her time at Uni. It will fly by I'm sure. You will have to have your best Camera with you on her Graduation Day!
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

AnneRD said...

What a lovely idea. Love the flower, such rich colouring. Anne

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi Christine. Love love love that flower. What a pretty girl your niece is - lovely photo.

Teresa said...

How fun that must have been for tea! And I wish it would rain here just a little :) Love your new projects and the white pointsettia's that you made. It's just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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