November 15, 2011

*Christmas crafty bits*

I've been thinking of Christmas a lot lately and then Shimelle had a Christmas weekend crop - so that got the creative juices flowing and now Christmas is always on my mind - oh dear!

Apologies about delays in comments on your blogs - for some reason I'm having trouble leaving comments on quite a few blogs!

Back to the festiveness. After a reading a few Christmas challenges I set to work!

I found this website while looking through some crafty projects  to make for decorations and I fell in love with it - it's adorable and has doubled up as this challenge too.

... of course I couldn't leave it there so I had to make one straight away!

It is made from a tube that is one of my acrylic brushes came in - I painted the stopper silver to replicate the magical top of the north pole and then to set to work covering it with white cardstock and sticking red ribbon around tightly securing either end with glossy accents.

To weigh it down I have plugged one end with blu tak and it sits quite nicely without toppling over!

The signs are just handwritten and stuck on with glossy accents, with the main one mounted on red dotty bazill.

.....Then I needed to do more to satisfy my Christmas crafting so I moved onto another challenge of Shimelle's.

I created these tags using odds and ends from previous Christmas Journals - so I was pleased to use them up....This one is my favourite. The 'I':

I took inspiration from this post that Shimelle featured and I think it works nicely in those colours.

Ok nearly there I promise! The last Christmassey type thing I made was some tree decorations:

They started life like this:

I brought them last year in B&Q with good intentions to alter them....and then forgot! They sat in my craft cupboard lonely - until now. I painted them with a few coats of acrylic paint, edged them with a pen once they were dry and then glued some buttons onto them - tada!

Ok that's it for Christmas crafts... Ooh I nearly forgot. This was waiting for me when I got home from work today.....

Wanna see what is inside?

I'm off to make it - see you soon!



Katie said...

Love all the Christmas craftiness :-)

Sian said...

I am so glad that you got back into blogging again in time for Christmas!

Many, many thanks for the comments you have left me - that was over and above the call of duty :)

Cheryl said...

Mmm Christmas crafting yay great x

humel said...

Wow, love your Christmas projects, Rachel :) And your recent layouts - I've just been catching up on the posts I've missed recently, it's been fun to read about your scrapping weekend and see all the fabby layouts you made! xx