Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 43

I have to report that my major re-organisation didn't get too far yesterday but at least I cleared my actual working space and put away all the stray ink pads, stamps and so on which were cluttering it (they'll be back).  I did get side-tracked however and made something for the Bah Humbug challenge this week which is to use die cuts to make something seasonal.  I decided to break away from  cards for a change and made a little milk carton gift box using a Sizzix die from Stampin Up.  The poinsettias are also die cut using two sizes of Marianne dies.  The closure is a small bulldog clip from the stationers and I glued another poinsettia onto that for decoration.  The craftroom won't get much attention today either because I'm dashing off to teach a bead workshop  but maybe tomorrow ...?  One or two people who have left comments suggested I might like to sort their rooms out too so obviously I'm not the only one who needs to declutter.


  1. I've spent the last year trying to sort my room out and it's still a work in progress - sigh maybe by the New Year.
    Love your gift box - really cool.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  2. good idea Val, think that Marianne die is yet another item on the NEED list! Having started months ago to clear up, I found that one large heap becomes 8 smaller heaps, which sort of defeats the object, doesn't it!! (and I still craft on an A4 size gap in the mess)

  3. Great use of your dies Val....well done for making a start on your tidying up.


  4. A great little gift box Val.Know just what you mean about tidying your room, everytime I start I get side tracked, as I find something I've not used/seen for some time LOL.

    Sue x

  5. Oh Val - don't even imagine it will be clear for long............. I spend ages and ages doing it and then within about 5 minutes it looks like I've not done anything!!! lol Great idea to do something different for this challenge.

  6. What a terrific idea with the bulldog clip & I love the combiantion of red & kraft with white & that smidgeon of green. It does not work if someone else does the tidying for you - it has to be done by the person who owns the supplies - else they will never find anything ever EVER again.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Fabulous project and I love the decorated bulldog clip closure. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  8. Wonderful little gift box and I really like the bulldog clip! I think my stash and mess breeds when I turn my back cause I know I never left the room in the state I often find it in!!

    Brenda Bah Humbug GDT