Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Hellooo my lovely blogging friends!  Have you all started your Christmas crafting yet?  Or are you busy with Halloween???  This week I have been playing with a lovely ~Tando Creative~ chippie book in the shape of a Christmas Tree!

I decided not to use it for photographs but to make a sort of free-standing decoration, using Christmasy quotes for inspiration.  The book is just over 24cm high & really sturdy to work will take all sorts of stuff thrown at it - even your tea probably hehe!  Here it is nekkid hehe...
For the backgrounds of all the sides I used the new Basic Grey Jovial range of papers & then lightly covered them with gesso to tone it down a bit.  The edge of each branch was then painted with white Eco paint & glitter added.  After that it was a case of a good rummage in my Christmas box....nearly fell in too hehe!  The reindeer in the top pic is another Tando goodie - isn't he cute?  The holly & robins are coloured in stamped images and the trees are from my stash - seem to have had a pile of these for years!

For this sideI wanted a 'busy' tree, just like the one my daughter does (everything goes on it!)  I have layered up the tree to give it some fullness & added some stamped & coloured images, stickles & buttons.  Oh & I tracked down some of those pretty little lights too!

For this one I actually made some miniature stockings from scrap Christmas fabric.  They were fiddly but worth it!  The Santa is a stamped images as is the holly.

The snowman on this side is a die-cut I found & coloured then added a felt hat & fabric scarf.  The teensy snowflakes have been painted & glittered....I love this paper :D
If you would like to get this book to play with take a look ~here~ for the stockists.  Thank you for taking a look today my lovelies, HUGS XXX


Hazel said...

What fab ideas and so beautifully crafted x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Karen, this is the most fabulous tree, and so much thought and time went into it, I can tell. Since I decorate my home with nothing but trees each year, I was even more drawn to it. And those stockings are simply incredible. It sure is an inspiration for me, too.

Gini said...

Oh what a lovely idea and so many shiny happy Xmas details!
I hope it gets pride of place this year; in the most coveted christmas ornament spot in your house.
The spot that all your other ornaments secretly fight over while you are sleeping and dreaming of Santa's bulging sacks!

Halle said...

This is so darling!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!!