Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wishing you a Whymsical New Year! Whymsical Christmas and New Year's Blog Hop, Dec 28 & 29.

Thank you to all of you who hopped with us on the Whymsical Christmas Blog Hop yesterday ... and special appreciation to those of you who enjoyed my Chapter One of my novel-in-making with some Whimsy Christmas.  Your encouragement may one day see me actually publish that book!!  (If you missed Day one, it's still posted -- scroll down.)  

Today I don't have a long story (phew) to go with this posting ... just a picture and a description with my New Year's Whymsical posting...

Here's what I made (tah-dahhh!) ...

It's a Monster of a New Year's Greeting....

This little house-shaped box is going to my next door neighbor's house tomorrow. The greeting (on the flap adhered to the bottom of the box) says: "May your road to happiness be paved with nothing but happy surprises! Happy New Year!"  

Inside -- lift off the roof! -- I'll pack a bunch of Hershey's Kisses and Hugs.  

To make this greeting, I used the SVG pattern from SVG Cuts, cut on my Cricut machine using SCAL software (yes, the older version still works on Cricut), and I embellished it using my favorite Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker papers.  This line is the "My Li'l Monster" pattern. The balloons were cut from circle patterns on the paper, then puffed with Glossy Accents over baker's twine. To make the shingles on the roof, I used an eyelet Martha Stewart punch and curled up the lower part of the punched out edges. 

Do you like it?  I enjoyed making it!

By the way, yesterday I posted this picture of a Christmas Fairie:
Is it just my imagination, or does the Fairie illustration (drawn decades ago, artist unknown) look like the spitting image of my granddaughter, Charlotte?  She is MY special Christmas Fairie, for sure!

Since I'm the last stop on the hop, I have no place left to send you ... however .... If you've missed any stops, be sure to go back and visit, follow and comment ... there are prizes to be had, offered by our Blog Hostess Jessica at Scrappy Luvs.  

Here is the full line-up:


Unknown said...

Your New Years house is so cute. and yes the fairy looks like your granddaughter. This has been a wonderful hop. TFS
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Luanne said...

oh my my! that is so gorgeous house-shaped box. Love the colors and embellishments you used.

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jengd said...

Adorable box! And yes, there is DEFINITELY a resemblance between the fairy and Charlotte!

JaniceA said...

The fairy does look like your sweet granddaughter, she is beautiful! Love your box such a great idea!
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Babe O'Mara said...

Love your little house. Great details. I commented on yesterdays post that the elf does resemble your granddaughter, she is so cute.


Barbara B said...

The house card is adorable and so creative. Yes, your granddaughter does look like the elf. She is absolutely adorable.
Barbara B

Miriam said...

Your house is fantastic!! very cute monsters and the papel is funny. Baby is adorable and beauty, congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute little box for some goodies!

Tambo said...

Ellen, What a lucky neighbor to receive such a beautiful creation filled with love on the inside and made with love on the outside. You are truly a cherished fairy yourself. I am glad to have met you in 2011 and look forward to another year of enjoying your wonderful creations. PS. love the fairy picture and your adorable fairy granddaughter. tfs Tami

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Lynne said...

absolutely beautiful and yes, she does look the like drawing!!!
Hugs and Love,
Her Craftiness

Ashley said...

LOVE the New Year's house! I know your neighbors are going to love it as well. Enjoyed the hop!


Janet said...

Love your house box very "whymsical" and your grandaughter could have been the model for that Fairy WOW!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a gorgeous project and a wonderful way to gift chocolates!

Cheers from India

Ellen Jarvis said...

MMMMMM, chocolate!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Sukie said...

Wow, this is totally an awesome project, I love it. I also love he bright cheery colors you used.

Vicki said...

Definitely a spitting image!!

Unknown said...

Love the house and upset that I wasn't home earlier to send friends to your blog!! And YES your grandbaby looks just like the farie in the pic!! As always thanks for sharing your great projects!!

pixiebunniedust said...

This is such a unique project! I absolutely love it! Thanks for participating & you are right the fairy looks a lot like charlotte! Jessica bedolla

Lyd's Creations said...

Ellen, your cards are all great, I am a new follower-I'm sure I will get alot of inspiration from you! and your granddaughter is definitely an adorable elf.