Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas decorations

Well, I have been busy!  Not sure which one of these to enter for the Christmas decoration class in our regional Women's Institute competition - unfortunately, it can only be one.  The silver dove was so easy to make from silver card, embossed and rubbed over with black acrylic paint then wiped off so it looks like metal, clever eh?  The little tree took absolutely ages to cut and fold all those little strips of paper but once I got to attaching them to the polystyrene base, it was quite quick.  The bauble was made following the instructions here from Vicky at Blush Crafts.  So grateful for those otherwise I wouldn't have known where to start sticking the sections together.  Hope you see something you like.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Birthday party hat

Here's a picture of the jester's hat I made for our recent Women's Institute 25th birthday party.  I didn't win first prize but we were all winners really as the money we raised for the event went to our local Hospice.  We had a great party - such a wonderful bunch of ladies ranging from 20s to late 80s who have such amazing stories to tell and skills to pass on to the younger members.

We have a Christmas craft show in December and I've put my name down to do a hanging decoration so will have to get started on that shortly.  Its a regional show so quite a bit of competition between the WIs - should be great fun.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Jingle bells

This was the theme for our craft club Christmas challenge and we were all given a little bell to include on our card.  I decided to get a little bit painty when the silver bird I cut and embossed looked just too shiny!  Had a great time playing with new stuff here - used the Brushed Pewter distress stain to print on the backing paper, then my new snowflake edge die (love it) and then some of the clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

Really like how it turned out.  Hoping it won't take me as long to get the rest of my cards made this year!
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