Wednesday, 31 October 2012

I'm back... with lots of ornaments

Many, many apologies for the long absence. I’ve not really felt up to blogging. Not really felt up to anything to be honest, but managed to get by on the essentials, including going to work and making my Convention swaps. If you’ve had the same bug as my you have my sympathy; it masquerades as a heavy cold but leaves you feeling totally wiped out.

But enough about me, I have a few projects to show you and am scheduling some posts to appear while I’m at Convention. We set off tomorrow morning and hope to be in Germany by the afternoon, to get ready for the first Convention events in the evening.

Meanwhile, everybody’s doing it so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and make one of those fabby ornaments from the front of the Autumn/Winter catalogue. This one was my first attempt – it’s a reasonably close copy of the front page one, although I forgot the linen thread and deliberately used Designer Series Paper instead of stamping it. This saves a lot of time as, for starters, you don’t have to line up the framelits dies around the image and secondly you can die-cut up to three sheets of DSP (please don’t attempt more than one sheet of cardstock with these dies!) at a time.

Front page ornament
Cardstock: Old Olive (on back, unseen)
Paper: Festival of Prints DSP Stack
Accessories: Simply Scored tool, Regals Buttons, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Big Shot

After I’d had a go at this one and realised just how straightforward it is, I tackled the ornaments on page 3 of the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Page 3 ornament (Cherry Cobbler)
Stamps: Greetings of the Season, Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Dies, Snowflake Die, Naturals Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Big Shot

Page 3 ornament (Old Olive)
Stamps: Greetings of the Season, Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Dies, Snowflake Die, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Big Shot

Confidence boosted, I decided to make my own up! This one follows the same principles but is a symphony in purple... with lots of glitter, too!

My Elegant Eggplant ornament
Stamps: Greetings of the Season, Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Dies, Snowflake Die, Wisteria Wonder Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1” circle punch, Big Shot


  1. Nice to have you back and I'm just trying to get past the dreaded lurgy too. This one is my favourite but that's probably because I love the colour. Have a great time at convention.

  2. Oooh lovely, esp the last one! Try and get some rest at convention...ha! Enjoy!!! You can rest when you get back home :)

  3. Gorgeous ornaments! Hope you are feeling much better soon! Enjoy your time at convention!!


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