Well, good morning everyone, and welcome to the next installment of our 12 Days of Christmas special!
(If you've only just joined us, scroll down for the previous posts in this series - They're visions of crafty loveliness that you won't want to miss!)
My post was inspired by a lady at my last crop, who was using templates for her card bases - I know that I often overlook templates, thinking my creations need to be terribly detailed and very complex, when they can provide such a great starting point!
So, using a mug template that Jackie had downloaded from the internet, I made little gifts for friends and neighbours!
A cute mug, with a hot chocolate sachet (actually, a very posh one with marshmallows included... I bought one for display purposes, and one for me to "try"...!), PLUS a candy cane and gingerbread men (well, it IS Christmas...!)
Here's a little close-up of the decorations, and little gingies:
The template is available for download from here, and I hope that you all find a little time to have a go - not just for this occasion, but also for others. I've made one, for example, as a coffee mug for friend that I don't get to see very often, and included a cappuccino sachet. Hopefully, when she gets the card, we'll enjoy a good phonecall adn drink our frothy coffees together :)
Merry Christmas, with all the love and blessings it brings to you and yours,