Sunday, November 22, 2009

Brrr It's Cold Outside

The nights are drawing in and Christmas is only 32 days away! Can you believe it? I haven't even begun to think about Christmas shopping yet.

Oh well. I have been in a crafty Christmas mood though. I have had my eye on Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey since I saw them on the CHA sneaky peaks. They are even more adorable in real life.

I've had this project in my head for the last 3 months, so I've been dying to get my papers and get started. The plain wooden sleigh was painted with Gesso before being covered in patterned paper. It is obviously quite tricky trying to cut out the fret work so I created a little template first.

The snowman is is polystyrene craft balls covered in Gesso and glittered. You know I have a little soft spot for snowmen!

I really wanted to include two little dickie birds on a branch - these have been created with Fimo. I'm afraid I'm not very artistic, so my shapes have to be simple.

The adorable stocking hangs at the back of the sleigh complete with tiny pom-poms.
This project was surprisingly simple to put together - the papers all co-ordinate beautifully and such a dream to use. I do have some left over and I have my eye on another project for Christmas - so watch this space!
Remember all the latest products are available at the Ally Scraps store. I have my eye on some very pretty goodies for Christmas!
Thanks for dropping by.
Morag x


Erika M. said...

Such a delightful project - I love what you did!

papertrails leaver said...

okay this is the absolutely beautiful!!! Your attention to every detail is fantastic! It makes me want to make one!

Unknown said...

Aww, Morag, that is A-dorable! You totally have outdone yourself. I love those papers, too, and just ordered some from Cathy.

Raechelle Bellus said...

Such a beautiful project! Your little birds are lovely and the snowman is adorable!

kate blue said...

Man, this is fantastic...I'm an ALL THINGS SNOWMEN kinda it!

Cathy said...

Wow!!!! This is gorgeous