Challenge #30 over at Out of a Hat Creations is “Christmas Decorations“. What fun!
Here are the 3 decorations I have made –
All made with Glitter Card – who doesn’t love sparkle? I usually love it but after trying to stick it together I might change my mind.
The first on the left was made with Memory Box dies “Drop Ornament” and “Colette Ornament”.
I die-cut 3 sets, glued them together and then folded each set down the middle. Once they were dry (overnight) I then glued the 3 piece back-to-back. Lastly I added the ribbon and top piece.
Second from left is made from the packaging of some ribbon I had bought. Perfect shape for a shaker ornament. Once again very difficult to glue together. This is another roll of similar ribbon still in its packaging.
I stamped and coloured a cute little reindeer from YNS (Your Next Stamp). I added some Dew Drops and Flower Soft to the inside for a snowy effect.
after a little shake –
Lastly the third ornament was adapted from this tutorial.
I didn’t crease the paper across the middle – I thought it DID make it look too much like a UFO. I wouldn’t use the glitter card again because it is a little too thick making the top and bottom stack a bit too high. The last piece of paper – there is something not quite right – perhaps I should have bought it up over the other pieces. It sounds as if I’m not happy, but I am but if I’m to make another these are the small changes I would make.
This challenge has made me a bit panicky after realizing that it is only ONE (yes only 1) MONTH until the Christmas Market (30th November) in which I have a stall. After all my good intentions and trying to start early I have so much to do yet. 😯 What is that saying about “intentions and a road to hell”?
Better get to work. You may not hear from me as often for a few weeks while I try to catch up with my market goodies.
Bye for now,