Friday, 11 November 2011

AND AT LAST ..

I can show you my inspirational contribution to the November Challenge theme as set by the lovely LYNNE - Winter Wonderland.  I got very behind with this Challenge, but anyway here it is - eventually.  I gave the photo a big of a wintery glow too ....


I used a Tando ROUND PRINTER TRAY for this project - I thought it would make a pretty good 'bauble' for the festive season.  I hung some little glass hearts from the bottom, which I couldn't resist buying recently, and I used stamp CI-240 as my main image.  I was very tempted to use old Rudolph instead, but resisted on this occasion.  I added some little images from our MERRY CHRISTMAS IMAGE BOOK in frames here and there, plus snowflakes and sentiments from CI-138, and various embellishments.  Hope you like?!

However I couldn't resist using Rudolph CI-332 and his delightful red nose, in my next little project.  I think I can just about get away with this as a 'Winter Wonderland' offering, although the real idea behind it is relating to the 'homemade Christmas' theme I have had going in previous posts and is inspired by a project shown before made by Kim.  I thought the little net covered bags of chocolate coins that are now in the shops, or similar, were perfectly suited to this idea, and actually as they seem to stand by themselves when decorated, would also make fantastic name/gift ideas for your Christmas dinner table (Tesco has a special offer on at the moment - two for £1) -


And another one along the same lines, using CI-142 and various die cuts -


I put my son's name on this one, so I had better make one poste haste for his brother too before I get accused of favouritism!!

And still in the vein of a handmade Christmas I have also made a crafted bottle hanger (inspired by Nikki LT's entry in our October Challenge) -


This uses paper from our Christmas Background Books and CI-142 again, which is always a very useful Christmas stamp to have around.

Finally tonight I have another Challenge inspirational image by lovely Lynne herself (come on Rudolph!), which is so very wonderlandish and soo pretty.  Thanks Lynne.


Still more offerings stacked up to show you, but as I am now yawning my head off, I think it is an early bed tonight for me.

Must just mention though that the Followers total has just hit 400 - how amazing you all are - I think we might have to pick out one or two of you randomly to receive a thank you gift in my next post, by way of a celebration - I treasure you all!

Good night, sleep tight.

Jean x

20 comments:

Margaret said...

These are all stunning works of art. I've still to do anything for this challenge yet. I've a few ideas in my head but whether or not they come together we'll have to wait and see

Margaret xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous projects, all very effective and have the brrrrrr feel. Tracy xv

mamapez5 said...

These are all beautiful Jean. I actually love Patrick's piece. Simple but very effective. Kate x

Sue Abbott said...

Love all of these Jean, well worth the wait ! The little gift ideas are just so lovely. x

laury55 said...

your projects are wonderful...love the idea of the decorated nests

CraftyLoops said...

Wow. wow. wow Jean. You have been a busy wee bee. What amazing projects. I dont know which one to look at first because I want to look at them all at the same time! lol. They are all beautiful. Congrats on reaching 400 followers. Thats really fantastic and very much deserved. Lee x

Caroline said...

Wow... I love the round printer tray. Wonderful inspiration for the next challenge.

Sid said...

Gorgeous work !!

Milla said...

These are all so gorgeous! That stamp you used in the first project is so sweet, such a darling image!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Woooow, stunning inpiration, so wintery dreamy....! :)))

Kirsten Alicia said...

These are gorgeous & perfect for the the Winter Wonderland theme.

Ann B said...

Love them all but the round printer tray is my favourite. Keep saying I won't come and look at the examples until I've finished my challenge piece but I can't resist all this eye candy.

Suze Bain said...

These are all absolutely stunning, your 'bauble' printer tray is so clever and I love all the little details. xx

Vicky said...

Very beautiful & clever ideas for quick gifts for those of us who are always running out of time :)

Izzwizz said...

Just gorgeous. x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Congratulations on 400 Followers!!
Well where do I start. The first piece of art is astonishing, the detail, the stamping - WOW.
Great idea to make those mesh bags pretty and also great idea for presenting a bottle.
So much to take in I am off for another peek.
Wishes
Lynne

Natasha said...

Wow, I love all the projects, they're stunning. My favourite is the printers tray and all the gorgeous detailing on it. Definitely putting me in the christmas mood! x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Such gorgeous pieces, all of them! Great idea to make a bag for chocolate coins for name plates. I love the idea of a round printer's tray and the strong colours of the girl on the sleigh against the soft background works so well,

Lucy x

JeanFB said...

These are all so beautiful - definitely evoke the frosty spirit of the season!

Kimbo said...

What wonderful projects and such fantastic inspiration. And thanks too for the links to other crafters blogs. Kim x