Monday, 22 September 2014

Christmas Stocking

Whilst browsing Pinterest last week, and losing hours and hours – sheesh that place is dangerous, I saw some cute Christmas stocking cards.  I had an idea to make an ornament instead of a card to give to special friends so they can use it again and again.  A few hours later this is what I came up with.  I love it!

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I downloaded a few free templates off the internet and cobbled/adapted them till I got the shape I liked.  I cut this from mountboard, my local picture framers so very kindly donated some to the cause.  Then the fun began.  Out came the Christmas papers and embellies.

The embellies are mostly from Wild Orchid CraftsPoinsettia large, pulled apart then spritzed with pearl shimmer then edges inked then reassembled with strong glue and finished off with a flatback pearls in a gold flower; small poinsettia I did the same but finished off with a gold finding and pearl.  Holly leaves, berries from the gold Christmas berry spray, and open roses in 20mm, 15mm and 10mm.  I also added a couple of gold bells to the ribbon bow and finished off with a wooden sentiment that I painted with gold paint then slathered in gold stickles.

I finished off the front with a couple of sentiment tags.

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And a look at the back, where I have added a sentiment and left space to address the “card”.  I really had fun making this and have quite a few ideas for more using different shapes.  I’m busy finishing off a penguin for my grandson (who is penguin crazy).  I’ll share that here when I’m done.

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Off to play some more.  I’m on holiday this week, feeling a lot better so I am going to enjoy every minute of making a mess in my craft room Smile

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31 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea, and such a lovely thing to receive I'm sure your friends will love them I certainly do beautiful embellies too, enjoy your week sounds like it's going to be fun xx

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  2. Wow, this is truly stunning! Your embellishments are absolutely beautiful. So glad to hear that you're feeling a lot better and are able to enjoy some crafting time.
    Rebecca.

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  3. Wonderful idea! And how beautiful it came out ♥

    Hugs,
    Jay Jay

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  4. Gorgeous and beautiful Bev and glad to hear you are feeling much better
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  5. fabulous Christmas stocking Ginny x

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  6. Awesome stocking...beautiful!
    xxx Margreet

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  7. This is so beautiful Bev, I really love, what you´ve done here.

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  8. WOW! Absolute gorgeous!! So beautiful colors and gorgeous embellies! Thanks for the template idea, I'll have to try that too :D

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  9. absolute gorgeous Bev and so Christmas. Like it

    hugs annemarie

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  10. What a great idea to create a keepsake for Christmas that can be used again and again.. Love the idea to add a pic as well.. perhaps a Baby's First Christmas...lots of ideas from your inspiration! I so know about Pinterest.. addicting and time seems to go faster once you are on the site..! Great project, too, for using up scraps..sort of like a crazy quilt idea.. so glad I stopped by!

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  11. very good idea , it's beautiful
    thx a lot

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  12. Whata wonderful idea ... Christmas card and decoration rolled into one, this is lovely!!

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  13. Wow! this is stunning Bev... and such a lovely idea - the recipient can keep it and hang it up each year!
    Glad you are feeling a lot better
    Take Care
    Sue B xx

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  14. Bev your stocking is really beautiful x

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  15. Your stocking is amazing, would so love to receive one !! lol

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  16. Fabulous Bev........so jealous of all your friends who are going to receive these!

    Karen x

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  17. Wow Bev, gorgeous Christmas stocking. What a beautiful gift or item to hoard in the craft room to look at all year. Love it!

    Thanks,
    Katya Bess
    Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

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  18. Stunning! You are just so creative.

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  19. Beautiful, can you give me an idea of size you have made it please. Thanks Val (Australia)

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  20. This is gorgeous! I SO am having a go at this idea :-)) I've got mat board from my friendly framer all ready to go too, perfect :-)) I love the embellies you have on this, the whole thing is just lovely, Donna xx

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  21. Wow Bev, this is gorgeous. Love the mount board idea, very cool. It looks fabulous and would make such a gorgeous Christmas keepsake gift. Hope you've had a good week hun. Hugs, Wends x

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  22. An absolutely gorgeous special keepsake...the receiver(s) will be thrilled! So glad to hear you are feeling a little better.

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  23. You are so right about pinterest - I lose all track of time when I go on it.Absolutely love this stocking.Hope you had a lovely week off.Pleased you're feeling brighter.Hugs x

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  24. Hallo Bev ,gorgeous Christmas stocking is really beautiful .

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  25. How beautiful your ornaments are, Bev! I love all of the goodies you have to use on them! I'm sure they will
    be keepsakes for your friends and family.

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

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Bev x

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