Monday, 16 December 2013

December Challenge and Blog Hop

Good morning can you believe its nearly Christmas? only a few days left now to get your goodies in for the festive season.

Today at the Besties UK blog we are having a new challenge in conjunction with a blog hop.  The theme for this is JINGLE BELLS…   - your entry to the challenge must have a Bestie Image and some Jingle bells in some form.

My project for this theme is a lovely warm cup of Hot Chocolate with a Besties Stirrer … such a cute image (IMG042). 

The cup is filled with peppermint candy canes, hot chocolate and marshmallows to top off the chocolate, I will be wrapping it in cellophane before giving it away.

Take a piece of white card, 22.5cm x 12cm score at 2.5cm to create 9 panels and at 4cm from bottom, crease folds, cut folds unto 4cm line. This will form your cup.

The handle is made from Spellbinders Octagons and the same card.

I created a stirrer by using a wooden stirrer and two ovals in blue paper, then added an oval in centura pearl to the front, I printed out the bestie and cut her out, coloured her with copics and affixed to stirrer with glue gel.

I affixed a bow at the base of the oval to finish it off.

For the handle I cut out the shape with two octagons creating a frame which was then folded in half and glued to the cup.

I then added a bow with two types of ribbon a snowflake, a button and then the Jingle Bell to complete, this was tied to the handle with jute.

Materials and tools:-

Centura Pearl card
12 x 12 Magnolia Starry Night paper
Wooden Stirrer
Gingham Ribbon - Woodware
Silky Crush Ribbon - Creative Expressions
Button - Woodware
Jute - Creative Expressions
Jingle Bell - Joannes - Florida

ScorePal - scoring board
Spellbinders - Ovals 
Spellbinders - Scalloped Ovals
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Copics :-

Face - e00, e11, e04, r21
Eyes - b00, r21
Clothing - b0000, b000, b00, b12

I hope you like my project and it has given you some inspiration to take part in our new challenge . Dont forget you can still win our normal blog candy challenge prizes of 
1st place 3 digis
2nd place 2 digis
3rd place 1 digi

and there is more freebies on offer too as if you take part in the blog hop, follow the line up, leave comments on all the blogs then you could win 5 digis as a prize. Check back on the main UK besties blog after the hop to find out if your the lucky winner.

I look forward to reading your comments, now please hop on over to Pixie's blog to see the next project on the hop.

Here is the blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way.
Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. such a fun, fab project idea. Totally love this and as a hot chocolate lover this is SO me !! x

  2. Fabulous it
    Hugs Donna xx

  3. Stunning project very creative ...Anita xx

  4. Such a gorgeous gift idea, Carol - wish it was coming my way!
    Hugz, Jan xx

  5. What a fabulous idea and so beautifully put together x

  6. A fabulous idea and such a real cutie, gorgeous colours too.

    Linda xxx

  7. so cute thank you for the wonderfull inspiration

  8. What a cute stirrer:) Very creative, not to mention that image is adorable:) Thanks for sharing.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  9. great idea, love the image and the gorgeous color blue you have used

  10. Great project love it and the colours are gorg

  11. Very nice project. :)
    LG Geesje

  12. What a fantastic idea for a Christmas gift! Love the idea of having a Besties stirrer!

  13. OMG what a clever & adorable creation! Your coloring is beautiful ... Great job!