Lets go Crackers…

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Hey there good peeps, hows your day going so far? I am off to see War Horse today in Manchester with Jay. It was part of my Christmas Gift last year and I finally get to enjoy it. I can’t wait. I absolutely loved the film and from what I’ve heard and seen, the puppet horse from the play is amazing. Have you seen the film? If so, what did you think about it?


Elly will be busy practicing for Nana’s annual Christmas Play while we are at the show. Hopefully, she’ll be on the mend from her rotten cold that prevented us from visiting Manchester yesterday for our annual Nine Carols Service. Still, she seems better for a day in bed. This year the children are doing Peter Pan and Elly is playing Hook. Nana’s Christmas plays are always fun and the children love taking part and dressing up, especially Elly. I can’t wait to see how she plays Hook. I’ve heard her practicing her menacing voice in her room, hehehe. It should be interesting……

Christmas Eve Special Release – Here Tomorrow

A little sneaky peek at what I have coming out tomorrow. It being Christmas we’ve decided to bring out the next new collection early so you’ve plenty of time to grab it in readiness for all those Christmas and New year parties and thats the only clue I’m giving you lol


It will hit the store tomorrow so keep your eyes open and ears to the ground and be the first at the store to grab it. It’s a beauty.


and our Seasons Greetings is available HERE

Day 23 – Almost There…

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Here are your Game Rules

  • · Click on the sound bite to listen to the xmas tune, When you think you know the tune just leave your answer in today’s comments box at the end of the daily post. Please only post in that days comment box.

  • · A winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) from the correct entries each day and announced in the following days post.

  • · If you are a winner please email Boo atbooboo6204@hotmail.co.uk stating your name & number of comment along with the date of your comment and your prize will be sent out within 24 hours (usually much sooner)

  • · Have fun, good luck and enter as often as you like but you must make each entry a separate comment.

Have fun with todays quiz folks.

Congratulations to yesterdays winner Margie with this comment

I have enjoyed visiting your blog and learning lots of new things, Thanks so much for your posts and DLs. Merry Christmas. Living in N Ca., it was fun to be at a party last night where we were hanging out outside! No “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” for us! Though that would be nice.

Comment by Margie — December 23, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

Well done hun, be sure to email me for your prize

Thank you everyone for your fantastic comments and posts. I have so enjoyed reading all your stories. Please keep them coming. I will make a note for the tutorials folks.

Boo’s Fun and Festive WEB FINDS

I am really enjoying my festive web travels, especially when I come upon treats like Kylie at Stylish Settings. I love her ideas. Here’s another one I just had to share with you all. After all, If you can’t go a little Crackers at Christmas then when?? hehe

Decorating Christmas Crackers or Bon Bons

How’s your Christmas planning going?  Started yet?  I’ve only bought a couple of presents, but I’ve made the Christmas crackers.

Every year I make Christmas Bon Bons or Crackers.  I don’t know why?  I must be crackers.  I think it’s because I don’t like the tacky gifts they put inside the store-bought ones or the cost of the ‘luxury’ crackers.  This year I cheated a little and bought a kit, which made it so much easier.  This silver kit is $3 at Spotlight and includes 6 pre-cut crackers, snaps, ribbon ties, party hat and bad jokes.

Here’s how to make them.  I didn’t want plain silver, so I decided to decorate my crackers with a simple white doily.  Just glue it on (it’s a bit messy).  Turn the cracker over and tape down the snap towards the back of the cracker.

Then I added an embellishment.  These silver snowflakes were $2 for 6 from Overflow.  There are so many pretty decorations available, just choose something flat that can be attached easily.

I attached the snowflake to the cracker with a hot glue gun, then folded the cracker into shape.  Use a gentle up/down motion to get the tabs into the slot.

Now tie a piece of ribbon or string around the bottom of the cracker.  I decided to use the silver ties that came with the packet (both packets were one tie short Spotlight!!!) as I wanted the doily to be the feature.  Previously I’ve used pretty ribbon so it becomes the feature.  Now you can fill the cracker.

I used the hats and jokes that came in the packet and added some Christmas Lindt chocolates.  Other gifts I’ve used before include; lipsticks, key rings, beaded bracelets, earrings, scratchy tickets, lollipops ….  You can use pretty much anything that will fit inside the cracker.  You can also type up your own jokes or write inspirational messages to put inside.  Once the cracker is filled, tie-off the other end and it’s finished.

Sparkly Snowflakes (leave glitter everywhere)
I’m not hosting Christmas at my place this year, but if I was I’d decorate the table with these pretty silver reindeer – $4 each from KMart
and I’d bring in some roses from the garden, and pop them in little silver votives.
I’d use the new silver charger plates I picked up from KMart for $2 each, and hopefully my table would look like this.
Original post by Kylie at Stylish Settings, read more HERE

If any of you have any suggestions for what gifts you can put into a Christmas Cracker, please share it with us in the comments section below.

That’s all for today folks. Be sure to visit again tomorrow for more fun and festive cheer as we start the final countdown to the Big Guys visit. I can’t wait, can you?


Boo and the Blossoms


18 comments… add one
  • Bekki December 24, 2013, 2:46 pm

    It’s Frosty the Snowman! Merry Christmas to you!!!

  • patchas December 24, 2013, 2:12 pm

    Frosty the Snowman won’t be appearing to us on Christmas this year. It is going to be 82 today 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours and thanks for all the beautiful goodies.

  • Karen December 24, 2013, 2:02 pm

    Mot unusual version of Frosty the Snowman! Merry Christmas

  • Mary Kappes aka angmag55 December 24, 2013, 5:47 am

    The song today is Frosty the Snowman!

    Thanks so much for all these wonderful gifts this month. Mery Christmas to You and You Family and many Special Blessing too!

  • Regina December 24, 2013, 3:29 am

    Thank you for today’s gift 🙂 The “crackers” look interesting. What do you put in them? The music for today is “Frosty the Snowman” 🙂

  • JulesW December 24, 2013, 3:27 am

    Frosty The Snowman today — a different type of tune. Glad to hear that Elly is feeling better today. Love the cool things you’ve found on the web to share — thank you!

  • Carol December 24, 2013, 3:19 am

    I’ve never heard this version of Frosty the Snowman but sure like it. Nice and peppy and I needed that tonight. Love your crackers. Thanks for the lovely download for today.

  • Dona December 24, 2013, 1:55 am

    I like those crackers! Can you just get the snapping part separately so you can make your own? Frosty the Snowman today, and thanks for all the gifties.

  • grace December 24, 2013, 1:48 am

    I’m so fascinated by your Christmas crackers – what a great idea. I know I won’t be able to find the kit here, and I’m not entirely sure about the snaps, but yours are gorgeous. Oh, the song is ‘Frosty, the Snowman’

  • Lisa Stewart December 24, 2013, 12:51 am

    Thank you so much and it is frosty the snowman 🙂

  • lizanne December 24, 2013, 12:24 am

    Well, I’ve never heard of THAT version of “Frosty the Snowman” before! lol I can’t believe Christmas is only 2 days away…. Where did all the time go?! Tyvm for the advent d/l’s, the music games & all the tips you’ve been giving out on your blog – it’s been fun.

  • Teresa December 24, 2013, 12:13 am

    Thank you for the gifts!
    Today’s song is Frosty the Snowman 🙂

  • stacey December 24, 2013, 12:01 am

    thank you so much for today’s gift! The player worked for me! Frosty the Snowman is todays song!

  • nightshadow December 23, 2013, 11:47 pm

    Okay, just as I was about to close the page the player started…perhaps it’s my ridiculously slow DSL connection. 🙁

    Anyway, todays song is Frosty the Snowman. 🙂

  • nightshadow December 23, 2013, 11:45 pm

    Hi Boo,

    Thanks for the download. Sorry to tell you but your player doesn’t seem to be working. You are having the worst luck with the blog this season. I’m sure it’s a big nuisance.

    Loved your article on Christmas crackers. I think it’s a charming custom to give these out and wish is would spread to the States. Have a happy.

  • DebB December 23, 2013, 9:52 pm

    Thank you for today’s card – Have a great evening!

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