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Thursday, January 16, 2014

On the first day of Christmas...


Can you believe I'm already posting about Christmas again?  I'm the world's biggest "thank goodness the holidays are over" kind of gal, yet here I am, making Christmas ornaments.  OK, it's not my fault, my lovely friend Heather Hudson of My Artistic Adventures is hosting her second challenge on her new challenge blog, the theme of which is "On The First Day of Christmas."  The timing couldn't have been better as I had recently seen her tutorial on making gorgeous glitter Christmas ornaments (here), could I not make some too?

These little cuties lend themselves to all sorts of embellishments, and I chose two of Heather's collage sheets for mine.

Vintage Angels Peace On Earth  Christmas Tree  tag Ornament  Digital Collage sheet Printable 


Lots of possibilities with these sheets!

I used a tiny tag on this one after first covering it with Glossy Accents for shine and durability.  Some vintage lace trim, silky crinkly ribbon and a button attached with a bit of baker's twine finishes it off.

The level of detail in her bits and pieces is amazing, even the tiniest ones.

I edged the sentiment blocks with some translucent glitter.  Some seam binding, a flower and two of the teensiest little jingle bells I've ever seen complete this little darling.  Oh, and some pink hand-dyed cheesecloth for a bit of shabby charm.

I went with an unconventional color scheme here using a pinky peach and black combination.  Both the cardinal and sentiment have been covered with Glossy Accents and I finished it with black silk ribbon and two more itty bitty jingle bells.

This could be left on display year 'round if the owner so chooses.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I do hope you'll pop on over to her challenge blog and enter your creations!  After all, there are only 349 more days until Christmas!  (The challenge runs from today, Jan 16th, to Feb 14th at 12am EST.)

Happy crafting!

And don't forget the coupon code good for  15% off a $5.00 or more purchase in Heather's Etsy shop


ABC Christmas Challenge - "A" is for Anything Christmas


Carol S said...

These are great! Love the way you used the text boxes!

Sandi McLean said...

So sparkly and sweet! You are right it is the tiny details that are so amazing. Hugs,

2amscrapper said...

These are so glittery adorable!

Kristie Goulet said...

How fun are these?! So pretty! Love the little details you added. Mwah!!!

Heather said...

Beautiful GLittery Bulbs!! That is what I am talking about girlie!! Fabby job..and I love them! Thank you for making these beauties for my challenge!!

Rose said...

i say it is never to early to start on Christmas items!!!! these are soooooo pretty!!!!

Micupoftea said...

Hello Shea! I love the sparkle and unexpected color- so festive. Those tiny bells are charming and I can just imagine the little tinkle they make. We do not have Cardinals in Ca but I love them on anything Wintery, including ornaments and hand towels. Nice work! Enjoy a big cuppa for me,

Shani Thomas said...

Beautiful, Shea!!!

Anonymous said...

fabulous Idea decorated baubles, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Annette said...

They're gorgeous, but the pink one's my fave!!! LOL
Annette - Netty's Cards
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ABC Christmas,
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