Monday, 4 February 2013

Festive in February!

Hello friends
Let's be festive on this February Monday!
I know that being festive is a little strange when I'm craving Spring but I want to share with you 
a project of mine that is featured inside the new Giftabilities Book.
It is a tree decoration created with foil and the very pretty Exquisite Circles.  
There are various Christmas ornaments created with this die template and full instructions.
It was a case of arranging the dies - I used the largest die as a backing
cut/embossed from teal coloured patterned paper and the various additional layers cut from craft foil.
I made three in total (you can see a tiny glimpse of another one in the top corner) but this
is the one selected for the book.  I've had to crop the photo hence the sentiment is slightly blurred.

Things are progressing well with the new studio/shop sign although we did have a puzzling moment...
how are we going to put the sign up?  None of our ladders are long enough!
My mum hit upon the brainwave of asking our window making a phone call and
pleading with them today!
With reference to the Adhesive Hearts yesterday I'm certain they would work with gilding flakes and also micro beads, the surface is super sticky so most things will stick.
Perhaps we need to investigate the most unusual things we could use... :)

Have a good Monday dear friends.
Take care.


baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Why not have Christmas in February - i had Christmas pudding yesturday....
Such a pretty decoration - i am looking forward to my book arriving.
Amanda x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful ornament Christine and what a lovely gift for a special friend x

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, looks interesting and the book looks very interesting. Hope you are able to get your sign up safely.

Wilma x x x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, what a pretty ornament.
Great thinking by your Mum, and i am sure your window cleaner will oblige.
Oh yes will have to have a think about what else you could use on your 3D hearts.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

hazel young said...

Lovely Christmas decoration Christine. glad the shop is coming on can't wait to see more pictures xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I love your Christmas ornament, I actually thought these were the dies at first ha ha. What a brilliant idea to ask the window cleaner, can't wait to see your sign. You are such a tease ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is a really pretty decoration, I can see why your work is in the book.
I hope all goes well in arranging for your shop sign to go up,looking forward to seeing it. Take care.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Beautiful decorations, your work deserves to be in the book.
Hope you have success with the sign.
Looking forward to seeing the finished studio.

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - I think I will have to have this book.... Good luck with your sign.... It's blowing a gale here in the NE.
Have a good crafty day

Toni said...

Good morning Christine, what a really pretty Christmas ornament. I haven't got these dies, although I would like them, along with many others on my list of 'must haves'. I'm just wondering whether something similar could be made from some other sets of dies? Food for thought because I would love to make some of these as gifts for next year.
Looking forward to seeing the sign, I'm sure the window cleaner will help you out.
Toni xx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, laughing i read Amanda's post as we also had xmas pudding at the weekend, mum always makes several. I love the decoration and colours and i have these dies and think you have used them well. Good luck getting the sign up. Emma

Janice said...

Morning Christine

What a super idea and it makes a lovely decoration. I did think that these were actually the dies at first look, stupid me!

I'm sure your window cleaners will help you out, what a brilliant brainwave from your Mum!

Hope you and your family enjoyed your day yesterday, and you're not too exhausted from all the cooking! A day crafting would soon put that right lol

Have a good day
Janice x

Craftychris said...

Fab project! I love these dies. Brilliant idea asking the window cleaner - I am sure he will say yes! xx

Ita said...

Hi Christine love the decoration,and am so happy for you to be in the book,with your talent,you could do a book of your own.Great idea your mom had the window cleaner should have no problem putting up the sign for you. It was sunny here yerstday here and O.M.G. the windows need to be cleaned badly,I have 20 windows and not a window cleaner in sight,as we live in the country, there is no window cleaners that I know of,but now that windows are on my mind ,will have to make some inquires,

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine..beautiful! This really is a lovely book, Carole Z X

Carolyn H. said...

Hi Christine, Looking forward to receiving my Spellbinders book. Just had confirmation it's on its way to me.Love your foiled project.
Hope all goes well organising the window cleaners putting the sign up for you.
C B W Carolyn x

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