How are we all today? It's a lovely crisp and fresh morning here in Scotland. Makes a change!!
So it's Tuesday, and time for another theme at Tuesday Taggers, and this week we want to see all your Christmas Tree projects, whatever they are.
I wanted to stay away from making another card for this theme, and decided to make an ornament for my mantle. Trouble is, I enjoyed it so much, I had to make another one!
I found these polystyrene cone shapes in my local craft shop, and saw a sample of what they used it for. They used strips of paper folded in half and pinned to the cone, so I thought - I can do that too!
I have used papers from Funky Hand for this project, which I have tweaked in Photoshop to get the lovely pinky plum colour I wanted. Then all I did was print out some sheets of A4 and cut them into strips about a centimetre wide across the width. I cut them in half, then folded them in half so I had a loop about 4cms long, I put a pencil in the loop, and then made the rest of the strip twirly using the edge of my scissors just to give it some shape. The one I saw in the shop was straight, but I wanted more body in mine.
Then I just sat there for ages sticking the strips into the cone with pins. After that I made the smaller matching one. The tops were made with a larger strip of matching paper that I folded into a cone shape and stuck with double sided tape. Last thing I did was add some little silver snowflakes for a bit of bling!
This project just happens to fit a couple of other challenges this week, so I hope my teamies don't mind but I'm entering them too!
First, as I have used Funky Hand papers and made a Christmas Decoration, I am entering their December challenge at Get Funky. Also at Bee Crafty they want to see Decorations too. I know I am supposed to use a digital image, but the papers are all digital ones, so I hope that counts?? And finally at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge they want to see matching sets. Hope matching ornaments will count for that one. . . ?
Right, so off you go to the Tuesday Taggers blog to see our DT's lovely samples, and have a go!!
And now for the winner of my blog hop digi image, the Golden Eagle.
As drawn by my very own random thingy - Hazel, the winner is:
Evelyn C - well done Evelyn!!
If you get in touch with your email, I will send your image ASAP
Thanks to everyone who took part in the blog hop. Don't forget to check in at the other DT's blogs to see if you won their image! And the BIG winner of the Stampman goodies will be announced on the TT blog later tonight, so keep your eyes peeled for that too!