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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Why we celebrate Bonfire Night

Whilst looking for some crafty material in my (very messy!) craft room I found an interesting leaflet all about Guy Fawkes and why here in the UK we celebrate Bonfire Night.  I knew vaguely of the story (history lessons at school were so boring in my day, not like the fabulous Horrible Histories programme kids get today, thats brill!) but I never knew there was a connection to my (now) home county of Warwickshire.

I will show you the leaflet, which is in comic book form, after I have shown you what I've been doing today as part of my preparations for the school christmas fair.

It's these parcel labels:
These and many more were all painstakingly done by hand, stamped and individually cut out as I haven't got a die like this for my Cuttlebug.  I also individually distressed all the edges by hand and then added the twine.  The vintage and kraft paper look is so 'in' at the moment, Paperchase says so! lol.

On to the leaflet and to read the story, click on the pictures:
 
 
It was an educational leaflet produced for local schools in 2008.

Our family are going to our local rugby club firework display this year, are you celebrating?

Finally today, my husband was asked to bring along some food to a samba event today, for adults, I might add!  This is what he made and took along:
Appetising, huh?...  Some of the adults didn't even know the story!  (I, incidently, made the label).  "I do not like them here or there, I do not like them anywhere!"

Thanks for looking,
Have a safe Bonfire Night,
Nicky

3 comments:

humel said...

I do, Sam-I-Am! What a fabulous leaflet - I thought I knew the story quite well, but this filled in some more detail for me :)

Claire Boelema said...

Gorgeous tags and you really need to get a die!!! I have a sizzix one and you can cut upto 10 tags in one pass depending on the thickness of the card.

We did fireworks last night, so will be tucked up safely (and warmly) indoors!

Sorry but your green eggs and ham turned my stomach and made me lol at the same time! Fab idea, but there's no way I could eat them!

Claire x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Oh my word, never mind Guy Fawkes, I really want to have a Dr Seuss party now, my kids would love that! Not keen on hard boiled eggs, but that would be a small price to pay!

Great labels too.

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