Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Roses...

Hi folks...it's my turn to post on the Craftwork Cards Blog today but I've found myself stuck in a crafty rut since returning from Birmingham so what on earth was I going to make.  Well a good old rummage through the mountain of crafty things to do currently piled high on my workdesk produced a bit of a lightbulb moment when I spotted a "Christmas Rose Wreath Kit"...the old brain went off on a tangent...the result is a Christmas Roses Tree Hanger created with 15 of the gorgeous die cut roses from the kit...easy to make but a nightmare to capture all that sparkly gorgeousness with the camera...
The perfect project for this "under the weather" crafter...yes I'm still suffering from this nasty NEC bug...crikey just when I think I'm feeling better...slap bang wallop I'm back to the achy head...barking like a dog and feeling pants again.  So I snuggled up on the sofa with the wind howling outside...the Furry Boy and TV for company...popped out the die cut flowers..shaped and curled them before assembling with glossy accents...
 and before you know...they're done...
and ready for a flittering of glitter around the edges of each petal...I used a glue pen and the sparkliest glitter on the planet...Ranger's gorgeous Stickles Dry Fine Glitter...Platinum but the liquid version of Stickles would work just as well.
To make the tree shape....trim A4 card at 8.1/4"...mark the centre and draw a line with a ruler down from the centre to each corner and trim.  I cut 2 trees so that I could encase the ribbon and tree trunk between the layers. Colour the front and edges of the tree with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs using a blending tool...position the flowers and fix down with Glossy Accents.  Fill in any gaps with Glossy Accents and sprinkle with glitter.
finishing off spraying the whole thing with adhesive and another light sprinkling of glitter...
I ended up looking like the Christmas Fairy and needed a good old brush down before I could venture out to the shops...
Simples and if like me you're someone who can't just sit and watch telly...I always have to be doing something with my hands...it's a great way to relax but be creative at the same time.
I'll see you all tomorrow for a brand new Colour Challenge over at The Ribbon Girls Blog...in the meantime the old jalopy has an appointment today at the garage to get it's winter footwear fitted...winter will be arriving very soon in my neck of the woods according to the boffins from the Met Office so I'm off to look out all the "wrap up cosy" chilly winter weather dog walking gear.
Hugs Kath xxx

23 comments:

Rita said...

What a fantastic hanging tree Kath. It's breathtakingly beautiful. Sorry to hear you are still suffering the effects of the cold. Hugs Rita xxx.

judkajudi said...

This is gorgeous!! All that glitter in my hands would be dangerous!!

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Hermoso trabajo!!
Beautiful!!!
saludos

Marina said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love it!

Hugs,
Marina

...the yorkshire fox... said...

Stunning kath, your glittering rose tree is looking fabulous and very inspiring, bring on the sparkle!...Mel:)xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh wow Kath this is beautiful I do wish I could make flowers as beautiful as this! Susan x

Jane Willis said...

It's really beautiful.

Hope you get better soon - every blog I read at the moment seems to be full of bugs picked up at the NEC. I'm beginning to be sort of glad I couldn't go.

Loopylou. said...

omg totally gorgeous Kath! I love it!!
feel better soon hunny, we are the house of bug today! all been up coughing all night!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sammy said...

This is just gorgeous! Utterly stunning and such a great idea!

Ah... I remember winter in Aberdeenshire far too well... And should be experiencing it again this Christmas if we can make it past Glen Shee! lol. Mum told me the other day she's found a new Hobbycraft there, so wants to take me to choose my Christmas pressie. And of course a visit to the papeterie is compulsory! :-)

Hope those sniffles soon depart. x

Julie said...

Kath this is absolutely amazing!
I need to get it on the website!
Thank you for sharing such a fabulous idea.
Julie
X

Redanne said...

Oh Wow Kath! Love your stunning glittery Christmas rose tree.... Hope the bug clears off soon. Hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

oh my Kath - this is just stunning - been looking for something to do with the wow factor for our christmas craft evening at school - may well have to think about this one!!! Hugs rachel xx

Ger said...

Complete gorgeousness! Have to try this one. Hope you feel better really soon Ger x

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning creation Kath, love the way you have thought outside the box as such here - you have created a stunning Xmas decoration x

craftyfoxglove said...

wow, sparkly or what! Thank you for my magazine, I got it in the post yesterday and have read it cover to cover already. Also received my goodies from Ribbon Girl. Thanks again
Valxxx

Paper Junkie said...

I'm impressed if this is what you can come up with when you're stuck for an idea! Beautiful. X

Macpurp said...

beautiful.
Really like that Kath.
hope you are on the mend x
love Teen x

Kat said...

Gorgeous hanger Kath. These flowers are stunning.

Hope you feel better soon.

Kat xx

Lorraine said...

This looks fabulous Kath - love it.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, would love this hanging in my room. Hope you feel better soon x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. hugs, Helena

butlersabroad said...

Absolutely stunning kath, really beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda

butterfly said...

Totally stunning, Kath - wow!!
Alison x

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