Wednesday, 15 December 2010

hand made christmas trees

i've not had time to craft this week so far, been busy with school concerts and playgroup christmas parties, hopefully i will have time over the next few days as i have no cards made yet. i thought i'd share these decorations i made last year but never blogged this wooden tree is my favorite decoration (my merry christmas banner is a close second) it really catches the light with all the glitter along the egdes of the papers

and 2 polystyrene cone trees- i love using up scraps of patterned paper on these, the more different patterns the better
off to bag up the teachers pressies - they have bath fizzers, bath salts and soaps- all home made. i'll share pictures once they're done

Sunday, 5 December 2010

christmas blog hop

Hi, welcome to the tartan stampers christmas themed blog hop, you should have come from lorraone at this is a polystyrene cone decoration, its about a fot high, made with real red and old olive dsp cut with the oval punch- this is for my gran, she dosn't put a tree anymore but likes a few decorations dotted about and its traditional colours just as she likes.
a6 sized note pad covered on baja breeze, early espresso and vary vanilla ribbon- i have a stack of these made for small gifts, the note book below uses melon mambo card and baja breezed dsp from a greenhouse gala pack

Jars of bath salts decorated with (left)old olive card and real red ribbon (right) dsp from simply scrapping kit, old olive card and very vanilla ribbon, they still need tags listing the ingredients

This is a pizza box styled box only its longer than normal to hold 2 bars of home made soap, its real red, with old olive and very vanilla card, and a strip of dsp from a simply scrapping kit

wooden heart, painted blue with marina mist ink, baroque motif stamps and marina mist and rich razzleberry ribbons, it was covered in dazzling diamonds

now hop over to Diane at

Saturday, 4 December 2010

mdf christmas tree

Jacqui over at set a challenge - something festive with sparkle - well this tree has very fine glitter embedded in the embossing but its not showing in the photos, the edges of the branches also have blobs of stickles down them to try and look like frost/snow - again it dosn't show well but it is really very sparkly in real life.
stamps used - serene snowflakes and baroque motifs
ink pacific point, baja breeze and bashful blue
clear embossing powder (all over) dazzling diamonds glitter and stickles