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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Christmas in ..... JUNE!

I know ... we haven't has summer yet and I'm talking about Christmas but I had to get in to the festive zone myself to make some samples for an up and coming Stampbord show on Create and Craft. I got all my Christmas stamps, inks, does and images out .... looked at them ... looked at them some more ... and yep, still looked at them. So I put them all away and just played with my pan pastels covering a few pieces of stampbord. Next thing, an idea sprang in to my head and I created this ...


I wanted to incorporate other crafting supplies in to my project hence the use of die cuts. I think sometimes we think we need to be all arty with Stampbord but that is not always the case. The die cuts have been coloured with light gold metallic pan pastel.


I have used the Winter Spruce stamp set from PAB, but only on one edge, and sequins as baubles. The smaller stampbord piece has a holly flourish image from the same stamp set. I have joined them together with a chain. Everything, stampbord and die cuts, have been embossed with ultra thick embossing powder.

Right, quick visit from me as need to pack as off on the school residential trip to Isle of Wight in the morning. I have my list of "needs" and an extra lists of "wants" to go through so better dash ...

Have a great Father's Day celebrating with your family,

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
Allsorts: use a stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: merry and bright
JUGS: colour challenge
Winter Wonderland: anything but a card

16 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely decoration Louise and a great idea too . Lovely . Tracy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is gorgeous. I am going to start Christmas cards soon. Hugs Jackie

Ina said...

Great take on the colour challenge this week at Just Us Girls.Really like how you created your Christmas decoration with your embellishments. Nice to see something a little different. So glad you shared it with us at Jugs. Thank you.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Awesome to see some Christmas in June. I don't usually make Christmas cards, but I do have a couple projects running right now. Cheers, Holley

Avril Watson said...

A fabulous Christmas decoration, Louise, hugs xxx

Sandie Gough said...

Beautiful decoration hunnie x
hugs xxx

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous project x

Cheremane said...

This is fab 😁

Erin Bentley said...

Fabulous decoration Louise, great idea. Love the dies.

Hugs Erin xx

Ros Crawford said...

This is so pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along at Just Us Girls

Chris D. said...

What a fun and gorgeous Christmas decoration! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Andrea MacTrinh said...

What a great idea, lovely decoration. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Ax

susiestacey said...

Beautiful decoration lovely details.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Use a Stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 234 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

Claire Boelema said...

Way too cute! x