Thursday, December 2, 2010

December ILWS Design Team goodies

Well, here we are, the first of another month.

22 shopping days until Christmas.

23 days until we can legitimately open the presents we have been spending those 23 days sneaking peeks at trying to figure out what they are :)

And 29 days until the ILWS Gallery bingo begins! Woo hooo!!! Free stamps and goodies being given away by me over at ILWS!

But, onto a project for today.

We are having Christmas here in the UK this year. This will be Kayleighs second Christmas, but first where she is aware of it. Most specifically aware of the tree and all its decorations!

Now, I love my Christmas tree - I have 2 themes for it, a blue and silver one, and a pink, copper, gold and burgundy theme.

Both themes involve a lot of glass and crystal ornaments - not exactly toddler proof!

So, I have decided over the next 10 days until we actually put up the tree that I am going to make some simple paper ornaments to decorate the tree with. Yes, they will take time, but in the end, if they get destroyed by the kid, it wont matter.

So, here are two that I have done up so far.

The first I stamped and punched 6 ornaments from the Stampin'Up set Contempo Christmas in Pear Pizzaz on white cardstock. I glued them back to back with a loop of gold cord running between them. Very simple to do. You can do long ones of 3 like this, doubles with only 2, or short and sweet singles.


This next one I cut out 4 trees using the PaperTrey Ink christmas tree die, and stamped on them with wild wasabi and Baroque Motifs from Stampin'Up. folded them in half, and glued them together with some gold cord in the centre to hang them from.

The rhinestones are from Stampin'Up as well. I have coloured them using a deep red Tria marker. These are the same as Copics, so you can use those as well.



To see more wonderful creations from the ILWS Design Team, visit the gallery! To play along with them, you can view the DT challenges here!

Well, that is todays post. Hopefully it wont be 2 months until the next one!

Oh - and for the gallery bingo over at ILWS - you can get all the details here!