Sunday, December 30, 2012

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas.

Day 11 of the Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas challenge. Nearly there.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas my True Love said to me please use 11 Banner flags.

I imediately thought of using these lamposts that my lovely blogging buddy Nicola of  Sunshine Reflections sent me back in the summer. I had mentioned on my blog I was having dificulty locating a sizzix flower die and she very kindly sent me some cut outs and these grunge board lampposts were included.  (I knew I would have a use for them! Thanks Nicola.)
I have given them a coat of brown and then black Jo Sonja acrylic paints and when dry a quick going over with my beloved Inka Gold. The flags are cut from Holly Hobbie Christmas Joy paper collection and the design backing paper is by Kaiser Craft. The banners are strung between the two lampposts using red/white Bakers Twine which I found  a small length of when having a rummage for the  red cord I just know is somwhere round here..

I did take a slightly better photo than this but the overhead lighting is casting a slight shaddow on this one which I think makes the lamps look as if the gas lights are on..
Close up picture below of the banners and twine.

Entering into the following challenges:
Frosted Designs: On The Eleventh Day of Christmas.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Use you snippets #53
Hiding in My Craft Room. Freestyle.

Keep up Mr Linky!


Darnell said...

Lovely lamp posts, Mrs. A, with their very festive New Year's Day banners!!

I hope to see you at the Playground tomorrow for a snippet of giggles and cheer! Happy New Year!! Darnell

Di said...

Fabulous Mrs A - can we please keep the gas lamps in the Playground then? Totally magical and very clever way to display the banners.

Yer cats on the right are still watchin' me - one has St Vitis dance and keeps walking to left and then right as if it's on a treadmill! Spoooooky.

Hugs, Di xx

Linby said...

Very clever use of the lamposts.
Happy New Year.

Donna said...

Love the design of this card Mrs A and a very clever way to use the banner flags, a really elegant design :) Donna ♥ x

Catherine said...

What a great card Sweetie ! I love those lamp posts ! The dies are on my wish list now ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Unknown said...

Fabulous card, love those die cuts.

Faye said...

I love the bunting on the lamposts, very clever and stylish. xx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and your bunting is stunning xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So festive card-love the lamps and banners.
From sLOVEnija Tamara

Hettie said...

You Clever Clogs!!
Great use of the lamp posts and the bunting!!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card! I love how the lamp light look illuminated!!

The tiny banner between the two light posts is very cute!!

Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenges!!

scrappymo! said...

Those banners are fab..the lamp posts are great...I love the shape of them.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mrs A. back doing the snippets hop and so must again comment and so onto this one too... I do love the lamps and am sure those lights are on I am, love Shaz in Oz.x

Irene said...

Fabulous design, I love the lamposts and banners.

BrendaB said...

Such a cool card! I love the banners between the lamp posts! Thanks for joining our December challenges @ Frosted Designs.

Sarn said...

Fabby lamp posts and great snippets card.

Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Terrific card - love the bunting, great use of snippets. Elizabeth xx