Saturday, 16 November 2013

Christmas Decs

I found myself confined to the dining room for over 2 hours today whilst we had a Tivo box installed, as I had to keep Fraz out the way. It was only supposed to be a matter of changing the boxes over, but it didn't go well. So with that in mind I decided to make something.  I flattened 3 bottle tops in my Big Shot, die cut some snowflakes in patterned paper and began to assemble. Now this is as much bling as you'll see me use, some distress stickles which I found whilst looking for the liquid leaf. Thought they would make nice tree decs.

Whilst rummaging I also found a blank slideshow slide minus the film. I painted it with white fire liquid leaf. Cut out an image from a Crafty Individuals Christmas book of images and also a piece of acetate the same size. Stamped the Merry Christmas and double mounted it. Added a few stars which cut out with the snowflakes above to try and hide where the name is stamped into the slide, sandwiched a piece of ribbon between the frame and the backing piece.

And finally a piece of 2" x 2" stampbord coloured with iced spruce distress ink. Again used an image from the same Crafty Individuals book.  Stamped the sentiment and the stars and used the scrapy tool to etch into the stampbord.

Over at the Arty Inklings blog there is crimble challenge and you can submit anything with a Christmas theme, but it has to have stamping on it, so I'm entering again.


Helen said...

I'd be scared to put bottle tops in my big shot, but yours look great! Love the stampbord piece as well as the slide.. you were busy!!

Lin said...

lovely decs Sam..all very different..great idea to use the slide mount xx

Deborah said...

Love the blue and white colour scheme for the tree decorations - and the slide mount is gorgeous (I have a pile somewhere. 'Somewhere' being the operative word lol).

Amanda said...

Sam love the decs the bottle top ones are a great idea.
Amanda x

chrissies said...

Well you certainly didn't waste the 2 hours Sam. I love your makes and the bottle top idea is terrific

Love Chrissie x

butterfly said...

Well these fab projects certainly make a silver lining to the cloud of your Tivo problems. The snowflake bottle tops are my favourite - what a brilliant idea!
Alison x

craftimamma said...

Love the deccies Sam. The bottle tops are lovely and I'm with you on the bling. I have been known to use a bit more than here but not often, lol!

Lesley Xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I am loving those bottle top decs! Brave woman putting them in the Big Shot! You have been so busy for this challenge and produced some lovely Christmas themed things. Julie Ann xx

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