I was in the Lake District last week so couldn’t participate but I’m back now, and raring to go! This week’s desk shows me in the midst of die-cutting a lantern. On Monday, Margaret Wright (Glitter and Glue) and I, along with another lady from church, started making lanterns and gift boxes for Step Inside. The lanterns will adorn the tables on the Thursday before Christmas, and every customer will receive a small gift (hopefully, Margaret will show the gift boxes on her blog).

One lantern made up, but minus the ribbon.

I’ve borrowed Margaret’s die set so I can finish the lanterns at home this week.

I’ve also made a start on punching out Christmas trees for this year’s Christmas cards. I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamps, punch, and papers this year.

I need to crack on with the lanterns and I’ll be doing my online Welsh lessons at the same time. This should be my last week but, due to illness and being away, I’m 3 weeks behind. Hwyl fawr!


  1. The lanterns are really pretty and how lovely that you had such a nice crafty day making them! I’m going to start doing online Welsh lessons next year when life is a bit calmer.
    Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

  2. Hi Cam. Yes, I did! I’ve managed to make a further10 boxes so far. When done with all these visits I hope to make a few more before doing the giant casseroles for step inside:-) Glad you are going to use that tree punch – it’s gorgeous.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  3. That must be the fanciest Big Shot I’ve seen! Mine’s just plain, but does the job just the same! Lovely lanterns – I don’t think I’ve seen that die before either! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #20

  4. Oh I have that big shot too it’s my favourite of machines but is in desperate need of new plates.. Those lanterns are so lovely, wouldn’t they make super favour boxes. Thank you for sharing WoywW Tracey #4

  5. I saw some of the finished lanterns and the gift boxes on Margaret’s blog Camilla. They look great, you all worked hard. I am sure there will be a big diolch for you all. Enjoy the Welsh lessons. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #8

  6. The lanterns are lovely, theres a lot of them to do and I dread to think how many gift boxes Margaret is tackling – your Step Inside is such a wonderful program. Hope you had a lovely time in the LDistrict, bet its quite beautiful at this time of year.

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