Thursday, December 6, 2012

Visions of Sugarplums - Day Five

It's the last day of Visions of Sugarplums!  So glad you've joined us - there's been some wonderful projects, recipes and let's not forget the giveaways!

Here are Day Four winners:

1 set of choice from Paper Sweeties:  Sarah Biswabic
1 set of choice from Moonlighting by Mary:  Karen Letchworth
Christmas Creation from Mitra:  Sue D.

Have you visitied Nicecrane Designs?  What an amazing collection of images!  Black and white and color.  If you've visisted Lisa during Visions of Sugarplums, you've already seen some of Ignacio's vintage images in her Christmas creations.

I used one to top my peppermint bark jar.  Isn't she the sweetest?

I embellished to my heart's content: crochet lace, ribbon, peppermint twine, glitter, wooden spool...

Our first giveaway on the last day of Visions of Sugarplums is a $20 gift certicate to Nicecrane Designs!

This peppemint bark is ADDICTIVE!  And it smells divine.  I'm sure you would like to make some, too!  It's easy!  Here's the recipe:

Crush up peppermint candies to  make 1/2 a cup.   Crush up a little more to pour on top.  Melt one pound of white chocolate.  Mix in a couple of drops of peppermint extract and the 1/2 cup of peppermint pieces.  Spread into cookie sheet that's been covered with parchment or wax paper.  Sprinkle more peppermint pieces on top.  Refrigerate.  I think it took about 30 minutes and it was ready to break up. 

I love stockings!  My mom made me a felt and sequin stocking when I was little.  She still fills it with the most wonderful little surprises.  I made a couple of small felt stockings and  popped in some candy canes which really are the best stocking stuffer!  Here's the aqua one sans candy cane:

I just freehanded a stocking pattern and cut out the felt.  Diecut some scallops and snowflakes just to add some prettiness. 

The candy canes are flying a flag which includes an antique ice coupon.

The other last day giveaways are:

1 set of choice from Paper Sweeties
1 set of choice from Moonlighting by Mary
Lisa will also announce the winner of all her goodies tomorrow.

Time to add to my giveaway one last time!  If you want to see everything included in this giveaway, check out the previous four Vision of Sugarplum days.  Today, I'm including a ten dollar gift card to Michaels (if you don't have a Michaels near you, I'll make it a Visa card.)

It's easy to win - just comment - here and on all the blogs participating today.  Go check out the last day Christmas inspiration:

Thank you for joining us this week for Visions of Sugarplums!


  1. Just SO darling, Lori. I've marked this lovely project and just want to thank you for the amazing inspiration. Thanks for this wonderful hop and all the love along the way!
    Karen L

  2. It melts my heart to hear that you still use the same stocking that your mom made you. I LOVE THAT. Your stockings are adorable and the candy cane with the ice coupon...awesome tree ornament and that peppermint jar with the Nicecrane image, SO cute. As I read your recipe I was doing a check list of items I have...I have it ALL! Woo to the kitchen I go.
    Beautiful hop Lori. VOSP has been a blast.
    Lisa x

  3. I LOVE the Christmas stockings - they are adorable. I am usually a very red/green Christmas decoration fan - but the aqua is really beautiful. Thank you so much for doing this lovely blog hop - It has been the most interesting and inspiring one I have seen) Have a great Christmas! xxxxx

  4. What a lovely post full of Beautiful festive makes.. Wonderful to hear you use the same sweet Christmas stocking that your mum made you! Stunning creations yet again.. full of inspiration.. Love them all... Hugs May x x x

  5. Fabulous creations once again - what a fund 5 days this has been. Fabulous.

  6. I adore these stockings and the sweet jar topper image by Nicecrane. Beautiful work all week Lori! Thanks for the amazing inspiration and hard work that went into this hop. You guys ROCK and can't wait for next year! :) Hugs

  7. Stockings at Christmas are my favorite and yours is beautiful! Love the color...and love the candy design you made. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Wowwww Lori, soooo cute creations,,,so adorable,,,, I must tell you I am looking for peoploe to join in my DT to color my digi Stamps,,,,and create projects,,,I have just watch you are a certified Copic,,,,,so let me know if you like to join in mt DT.

  9. This has been such a fun week! I've enjoyed all the projects, really loving those sweet simple stocking and your treat cover today!

  10. what a superb crations lori great images coloured perfect and papers go with your all work brilliantly hugs sassy xx

  11. Nice ideas and great image appliance. Love from craft us crazy

  12. Such a sweet image and so sparkly--perfect for the peppermint bark. Very cute felt stockings too.

  13. Hi Lori! That jar with the peppermint candy bark & the embellies on top is just darling! And I love the felt stocking ideas!
    It's been so much fun to visit you & the others every day. Thanks so much for doing it & to the others for giving such amazing prizes.
    Happy Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

  14. So darn cute my friend.. What a great fun event this was. Thanks so much for including me.



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