Wednesday 30 November 2011

December Challenge - Gifts, cards and Tags

The challenge this month is all to do with Christmas. Anything you have made to give as a gift, to wrap your gift in or label your gift.
This will also tie in very nicely with Tim's 12 days of christmas tags, so if you are planning to follow Tim and do the tags this year do check out the shop for many of the must have items you will need. If you do take part in his tag challenge please share them will us by uploading via the linky at the bottom of the post.
The DT have some lovely examples to share this month.

By Sam Read.
Sam say's, I haven't purchased wrapping paper since I started stamping, I love brown paper packages tied up with string. The stamp I used is the Do Not Disturb Seal, by Catslife Press 749F.

By Moira.
This started life as a purple wooden word, but has now become a present for my student nephew. I drew round the back of the words onto Appeltini Ten Second Studio Metal and embossed it in sections. I used the Ultimate glue to stick the metal down as it handled the odd shapes of the letters very well. To add grunge I painted some section and odd spots with a thick layer of viva crackle paint which when dry I went over with viva inka gold paints in Lava Green,Old Silver and Old Gold.

By Paula Tidman

Paula has altered one of the wooden boxes available from the shop using an Artistic Outpost stamp as a border.

By Carol

For this I used an upcycled Handbag mirror that I brought from a charity shop. I have embossed some Ten second Studio metal for the background, over this I have added sprocket gears and game spinner. Finished of with one of the large brass fairy charms that are in the shop. I also added a sprinkling of tiger eye chippings for fairy gold. Finally it was all filled with Lisa Pavelka resin, popped in the UV box for 10 minutes and voila its finished.

By Julie
A lovely Santa Pin made using Lisa Pavelka Resin Pink Paislee Father Christmas around the world Paper a gold bail like this one corked Vials Christmas muse tokens platinum stickles
I covered the domino in the Around the world paper, add stickles to the edges then covered it in the Lisa Pavelka resin, set for 10 minutes in your UV lamp box, add the bail to the back and there it is a lovely altered domino ready for hanging. Add various beads to a length of chain using jump rings and attach the muse token to the bottom. In the little corked vial add your naughty and nice list and hang this from a length of beaded chain. Hang them along the pin in the order shown, or mix them around it's up to you. A fab pin to brighten up your christmas.

By RuthRuth has altered an old frame with a 6 x 6 websters pages die cut. Inside is a 6 x6 vellun sheet and a christmas tree from a cake shop. The tiny robin and angel are stamped with black stazon, coloured in with water coloured pencils and made from shrink plastic. The broken bambi is wearing a bow to cover the cracks. Ruth has an animal loving friend who will be receiving this as a gift for christmas.

To enter our challenge create a piece of work on the theme of "Gifts, Cards and tags" Share something lovely you have made for giving this christmas.

You can enter the challenge three ways.

Blog your entry and use the Linky widget below to link to your blog entry
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  1. I love the inspiration, especially the pins.

  2. Loving everyones projects :D
    Julie xx

  3. Thanks for the great challenge and the inspiration....

  4. A great place to see what we've done with some simple things.


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