Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Teachers gifts...

Here I go again, over complicating things for myself!

I wasn't planning to make anything for the teachers gifts this year - I've just bought a few little things... and then I decided to make gift boxes to put them in... and then while I was making the boxes I spotted some lovely chunky Prima pegs, and thought I'd make some little fridge magnet clip type things as an extra gift.  So that was today gone, when I should really have been finishing my cards - yes, I've still got a few to make!

Gift boxes (all the same)

For the female teacher & teaching assistant

Just to show where I've added the magnets

For the male teachers

Items Used
Cream linen card (for the boxes) - Papermill Direct
Papers - Dovecraft 'Let It Snow'
Twill ribbon - Fantastic Ribbons
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Stampin' Up tag punch
Pearls from stash
Magnets - First4Magnets

I'm entering my creations for the following challenges
Simon Says - Merry Christmas (the box)
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Christmas gifts
Unstampabelles - Christmas

We've been to watch Dex in the reception Christmas sing-along 'thing' today... aww, it was SO sweet, and they all did so well :o)  They did it outside though, with the kids in a little covered area in the yard, and the parents going slightly blue with the cold lol... oh, and one of the little ones actually fell asleep while they were singing - bless, he looked so cute slumped over with his thumb in!

Off for a little catch up with some of your blogs, and then I need to go back in the craft room later... seen as I've wasted the day on boxes and singing sessions lol... Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)


  1. Lisa I love the boxes they are gorgeous and the magnets are fabulous. Have fun. Caroline xxx

  2. Oh wow Lisa, they are just gorgeous!! I bet the teachers love them - and the boxes.

    I've gone all easy this year - popped into Wilkos and got loads of reasonably priced smelly stuff and then let Emily pick what she wanted for which teacher. She then wrapped and wrote the label - she enjoyed doing it and it was less hassle for Mummy! A win, win situation I think it's called!!!

    Great when you see them singing or acting isn't it! We've done the Christmas play and Christmas sing-a-long this week over the last couple weeks and got the Christingle service tomorrow!


  3. Hi Lisa these are beautiful x

  4. Love your pretty gift boxes and those pegs are fabulous.
    The 'guy' ones are brilliant. What a great little gift.
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
    Caroline xxx

  5. Your box is gorgeous and I love how you have decorated those pegs, they make such useful gifts.
    Awww I bet it was so nice watching the little ones sing, I really do miss all that now my children are all older. Will have to wait for the Grandchildren now (hopefully not for a while though!!)

    Hugs Sue

  6. The box looks gorgeous and the magnets are fab too. You've decorated the pegs beautifully. A lovely gift idea.
    Lorraine x

  7. That box is gorgeous Lisa and I love the magnet thingy!!
    Oh that sounds so cute those little ones singing!!
    XXX Heidy

  8. What a wonderful idea! These are just so nice! Those teachers are going to be thrilled with such a nice goft.

    Thanks for the kind comments on Little Mr P's card. I think he did such a nice job!

  9. Oh Lisa how thoughtful, they are gorgeous!!

  10. these are just gorgeous - what a fabulous idea! Hugs Rachel xx

  11. I wish I was a teacher coz these are fab pressies. The singing sounds lovely.

  12. What gorgeous gifts for the teachers... love that papers on the box and those magnets are just adorable....

  13. these are gorgeous Lisa and I love the pegs/magnets. got me thinking about some birthday presents for next year. you're not the only one hun, whilst in the shower tonight i was desperately trying to work out how many more i need to make - just four now! Have a really Happy Christmas with your gorgeous family!
    I want to thank you for the creative inspiration and the comments, you are one very lovely lady Lisa, and the comments mean a lot to me! ttfn K x

  14. Lovely boxes and the 'fridge magnets are a great idea :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. Hi Lisa

    You certainly are a glutton for punishment LOL!!!

    But having said that your makes are beautiful and I am sure they will be well received.

    The little sing along sounds like it was wonderful and the thought of the little ones nodding off and your Son sucking his thumb melted my heart a little. I am such a softie!!

    Hope you are managing to get all those last minute Christmas things sorted.

    Love Jules xx

  16. You are one seriously crazy woman!! Hugs Sxx

  17. Hi Lisa...

    I bet the teachers your little ones going in to school around Christmas!! You are really mad making for everyone.... but am sure your gifts are loved!!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  18. wow gorgeous! what a great idea for the pegs! the box is so cute aswell..great work and you went to a lot of effort! :D Wishing you a very merry christmas xx

  19. Lovely gift boxes Lisa and the fridge magnets look great. What a lovely gift for the staff.

    Sounds like the little ones did well, just a pity you were all outside in the cold!

    Kat xx

  20. Fab makes Lisa! Specially love the clips, inspired!! xxx

  21. Those teachers will certainly be over the moon Lisa, such marvellous gifts! Big hugs, Ira xox

  22. Wow Lisa, these are gorgeous. Sue x

  23. I'm sure they'll appreciate the time it took for you to make these! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  24. these are gorgeous! love those boxes especially!
    Kim x

  25. Cute box....lovely papers used. Wonderful pegs...I think the size is just great for fridge magnets. Thanks for sharing these with us at Unstampabelles.

  26. Hi Lisa...what fabulous gifts and I just love the boxes.
    Hugs Debbie x

  27. What a fun gift and love your gift box so very beautiful!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!

  28. great makes, im sure they will be much appreciated x

  29. wow stunning gift box lisa and i love your gorgeous pegs :D

    xx coops xx

  30. wow!! These are just LOVELY Hugs Juls

  31. Such lovely projects!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  32. Certainly wasn't a wasted time - the gifts are lovely and as a teacher I know they would have been much appreciated! Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles this month - hope to see you back!

  33. Such a gorgeous gift box and beautiful clips! Whoever receives this will be blown away :-) Great job and thanks for playing at the UnstampaBelles Challenge!!

  34. lovely gift idea ;-) Thanks for joining in our Christmas Challenge at UnstampaBelles this month.