Thursday, December 01, 2016

Christmas Hangings

I'm pleased to say that I'm on a 3 month  Design Team assignment over at the following challenge blog.
This Months challenge is to create something with Christmas in mind and to use stamping somewhere on your project.  You know me,I love to delve into the waste paper basket and see what I can retrieve and repurpose. I found these empty spools one from sellotape and the other from ds tape. I get through mountains of the stuff and it seems a shame not to incorporate them into a new life.

Here is what I made with them. Firstly I covered both of the reels inside and out with sparkly washi tape one silver, one blue. I neated up round the edges using silver sparkly thread and blue/white bakers twine. Then came the fun bit creating a little scene to go inside each one. 

On the first one I masked off the moon and then  used duster  brushes and ink pads to create a night time theme. The stamp is by Inkylicious called 'Winter Cabin'.  The stars are small silver stickers and Iv'e decorated the tree, house, snow and moon with  silver stickles. I used a white gelly roll pen to accent the snow . I fussy cut round the image to fit the back of the roll and attached using glue which dries clear. Then I cut acetate (well you didn't think I'd forget to use it did you!) to fit the front and trimmed with some more of the silver thread. Made a bow and a hanging thread so it can hang on the tree. Finally added a sentiment  using a Britannia die cut form sparkly cardstock.

Entering into the following challenges only with this house scene:
Crafty Card Makers #178 Anything but a card.
Cuttlebug Mania # Shine (used Big Shot and Britannia word diecuts).
Creative Inspirations #263 Christmas creations
Penny's Paper Crafty #306 Anything goes.
Craft Rocket Challenges #29 Winter time.
Altered Electics #Anything goes.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit#  Anything goes altered art.

 I created a snowy scene for the inside of the second roll, again using ink duster and blue ink pad plus a torn sheet of paer to create the snow dunes. The penguins are by Card-io and I inked them up first and then masked off before doing the background. Applied some silver stars (not sure if you see stars at the pole, you certainly do in Iceland and that's near enough!) I finished it off the same as the first one using the blue/white bakers twine and  blue sparkly cardstock for the sentiment.

Entering into the following challenges only with this penguin scene.:

Die Cuttin Divas #294 Make it sparkle.
Little Red Waggon #370 Chilly friends.
Fab 'n' Funky #329 Christmas.
Create and Inspire #57 Anything goes.
Crafting  By Designs # Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin # Got the blues.
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #216 Blue and white.
Electic Ellapu # Anything christmas with the pink team.

Here they are together.

I used a freebie magazine design paper from Making Cards April 2016 called 'Starry Nights' to decorate thee back of the hangings and more Britannia word die cuts.
I had such fun making these and thankyou to Dori for inviting me to design for her. 

I should have posted this earlier but the shenanigans that went on last night meant I left the post in draft mode and went to lie down in a very dark place!!!!!!  
To see what happened please call back later on in the next post.  



Margreet said...

Wow, you always succeed in amazing me: you managed again to make a beautiful something out of nothing!
Harry is behaving well...he has Gerrit the Vulture sitting next to him and they go well together!
xxx Margreet

KandA said...

BRILLIANT idea for recycling Mrs A. These are so fabulous and festive and I'll definitely be having a go xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow!!! You know that I love recycling and your idea is simply amazing!! These ornaments look fabulous!!! Great design with the twine to cever the edge and the acetate front! These scenes are so beautiful and love their backs!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what very fab idea you are very clever and the Queen of re-cycle.
I love these wonderful hangings and your very super designs.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrAPpamondo said...

...And congrats for your DT!!

Margo said...

Congrats on the DT !
These ornaments are great !
I don't know what shenanigans are ... will come back later to check that out !

Di said...

Beautiful! Now I want to know about last night! :) Did a little person in red and green come calling?


Di xx

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely stunning, I love the winter scenes you created.
hugs xx

LesleyG said...

What a brilliant idea, these are fabulous. Can't wait to save some reels now! Xxx

Greta said...

Oh my word--you are so creative, Mrs. A! I adore your beautiful ornaments!

Jutta.K said...

Wow, what a great idea, very creative.
I'll remember that!
Warm greetings from Germany
Stopping by from " Altered Eclectics"

Cass said...

Fab idea. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is really creative and beautiful. I love the little penguins and the cute little scenes you have made. You have the best ideas reusing things.

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations Mrs A you will do not only yourself but them proud and if seeing what you have created here you'll have no problems makeing more amazing items these are stunning well done you xx

AlisonC said...

Very inventive as usual, oh queen of the acetate. (Now I now what the A stands for!)
These are cute and cheerful and very pretty.

Rene said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

These are so clever and stunning. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Aquarius said...

These are brilliant - and to think I always throw my tape roll middles away!! Might save them from now on!

Stampsnob. said...

Brilliant idea Good job TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis

Darnell said...

Oh, you are a clever sausage, Anne! These are actually very beautiful! I can only imagine how much fun you would have with my bin! Congratulations on the DT assignment! Hugs, Darnell

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Valery, trying to catch up after being away. Your globes are absolutely wonderful and what a brlliant idea, stunning scenes, you are soooo creative, Kate x

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful ornaments and so creative. Love the recycling that is always a good thing. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Cara said...

So inventive, they're wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

Pam said...

So wonderfully creative! Love both of them. Beautiful backgrounds. Thank you so much for sharing your design in our Anything But A Card Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
:) Pam

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous baubles for your tree. You are so creative!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Love the use of the empty rolls I have been trying to find a way to reuse them for ages! Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nan

Nan Bourdeu said...

Back again with my other hat on :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics! Nan, DT

Michelle said...

Wow, what a great repurpose project! Never thought to reuse those. Thanks for the idea!

Thanks for joining us over @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!!
Hope to see you back again soon :)

Wendy said...

Fabulous, these are beautiful!...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges :)
Wendy xx

anne said...

Fabulous creations, brilliant upcycling. Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Anne DT

Chana Harris said...

Oh, you clever crafty person! What a beautiful way to help reduce waste and protect the environment! Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
Chana, DT

Catie Cuddles said...

Great use of the rings.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Sorry I am late getting to comment... but better late than never!
Happy crafting!
Catherine X DT

Swissie said...

Wonderful creations!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie DT

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Back again with Eclecic Ellapu and Altered Eclectics DT hat on - fabulous decoration hun. Elaine

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Judy McKay said...

Stunning Christmas hangers. Love your ideas. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again in 2017. Judy DT

Joyce Ann said...

Very pretty, thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu; and good luck in the challenge!