Saturday 23 June 2012

It's Christmas!

Hello friends,
Okay so it's not really Christmas but here is something festive.
Spellbinders have produced a gorgeous set of new dies called Frosty Forms and 
one of them features this lovely reindeer.
I've created something different by using the die to etch the image onto glass.
I discovered this glass ornament in Hobbycraft and realised it was the same shape as the 
This isn't as tricky as it sounds - you die cut your image with sticky back plastic - 
the vinyl kind - you can get this in DIY stores.  Place the image onto the glass and 
smooth it down, make sure the edges are completely flat and no air bubbles.
Using etching cream - follow the instructions (I used Etch All) smother the whole ornament and wait..(impatiently if you are me!)
When time is up - you scrape it off and wash it away, remove the sticky back plastic reindeer die cut and that part remains clear.  
I've added a small Layered Poinsettia and attached dotty ribbon and twine. 
It makes me feel Christmassy already! 
And...just a couple of Bella Birthday photos to share...
new squeaky toys that look like cakes (with hindsight this is pretty cruel!) ...
 especially when she did her hardest to eat them! 
Take care friends and hope you are all having a lovely weekend.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine,what a great idea. The bauble look amazing. Where oh where do you get your ideas, just keep them coming.


Unknown said...

Sorry forgot Bella, who could do that, you have teased a bit buying her pretend cakes. Bet she loves them anyway.


Linda said...

What a beautiful bauble. Bella look very cute with the cakes
hugs Linda

melanie said...

Great Idea glad Bella enjoyed her day

lestim said...

Hii Christine, , such a fantastic idea but where have you managed to get etching paste, everywhere I have tried not available In this country and they won't mail from the US as it's a hazardous substance. please tell. Bella is soooo cute. Best wishes, Lesley x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine, I think that Hobbycraft had expect a rush on these ornaments. What an amazing idea.
When will these dies be released- i need them.
AManda x

nmty said...

Hi Christine - what a fabulous idea, never tried glass etching, but might have to have a go. Bella looks soo cute, bet she loves her new toys.

lv norma

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine This is a great idea it is so pretty.
Bella looks gorgeous in these photos. x.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a brilliant idea Christine!! x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Bella looks pleased with her toys.
Love the bauble very pretty.
Have a good weekend.

hazel young said...

Morning Christine. OMW i love this is there no end to your ideas. This i will have to try this as it looks so stunning and would make some beautiful tree ornaments. Loving bella's pictures and the cakes they look so real. xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, wow this is a stunning creation..another wonderful idea from you! Keep them coming together with the photos of the adorable Bella! I have a hen called Bella, but can't get her to pose for 2 seconds! Happy crafty weekend everyone Carole Z X

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely idea today, still sounds complicated to me though but I have never heard of this method before.
You take great pictures of Bella but then I suppose she is a good subject isn't she? I wonder whether the toys are still squeaking daughters dog always punctured them within minutes of chewing. Mind you it did stop the noise. Hehehehe.
Have a lovely weekend, it sounds really windy out there today.
Elizabeth x

nattyboots said...

Well Christine you never disappoint us do you ? your ideas are wonderful ,i could just see this bauble on a Christmas tree .

Im sure Bella will enjoy playing with the cakes ,and just think she wont get fat on them .xxx

Elaine H X

Janice said...

This is such a great idea Christine, well done! Love Bella's new toys!
Janice x

AnneRD said...

Great idea Christine, could be used for many different projects. Anne x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, I absolutely adore this ornament. I have always fancied a go at glass etching but am just too scared! I keep thinking If the cream can eat through glass it can't be safe.

Unknown said...

Another clever idea and have just ordered these dies from Create and Craft so will be giving this a go if I can get my hands on the etching paste.

Unknown said...

Lovely project - such a great idea! Great pics of Bella. Love, Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
love your super idea. I can't even think about the "C" word yet (although I did make a promise to myself last "C") that I wouldn't leave my cards to the last minute this year, AND that I would make at LEAST one a month, well I guess that idea is out of the window now lol. Love the pic's of Bella, what a meanie Mum you are, hope she got a few edible treats as well.
Sandra (craftyna)

Redanne said...

Oh wow Christine, your bauble is absolutely stunning, such a great idea, I love it. And Bella, how could you not love that gorgeous little face, she is adorable - love her gifts too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Carole said...

oooh you are so so clever Christine and where do you find the time???

Planetsusie said...

This is a brilliant project Christine - I've never heard of this before. You certainly keep busy!

Love the Bella piccies - nice to have a chew on a bit of cake with no calories to bother about! She looks very happy..

Hugs Sue P xx

Cinders said...

Hi Christine,
Wow, I love this idea, the baubble is amazing and I would love to try this. Bella Looks so cute with her toys.
Best wishes
Caz x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Love the bauble - very Christmassy. Sorry, just cant face the idea of Christmas just yet, too busy in the garden(when its not raining or blowing a gail)so no crafting this weekend!
I am enclined to agree with you regarding the toy cakes - what a tease.Come to think of it, not much different to the squeeky rubber bones we buy them!!B.W. Carolyn x

Angela said...

Love, love, love that ornament! Awesome creativity, my dear!

Chloe's Nan said...

Hi Christine, lovely ornament and a great idea to etch it like that. At least Bella's new birthday cake toys will last her a long time x

Sarah said...

Lovely idea...the reindeer is very elegant.

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