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Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas gifts ...

Hello my friends. So at work it was decided to have a secret Santa. I always dread what name I'm going to pull out as some people can be difficult to buy for.


So I decided that I was going to make something myself and out came the wooden snowflakes.


I gessoed it back and front and once dry out came the fresco finish paints by Paperartsy. I used lake Wanaka, space cadet and ice blue. i again used them back and front.


Once dry I painted it with crackle paint all over and left to dry naturally. I then went all over with Faber castell glass glitter and bead gel.


I wrapped some micro LED lights all around and then started to embellish it. I die cut a large snowflake by Memory box and 3 smaller Tim Holtz sizzix thinlets. Before I die cut the smaller ones I added double sided tape to card. I covered these in iced snow and diamond sprinkles from Cosmic shimmer.


I added some floristry fibres to base and then piled up the snowflakes on top and finished with a gem.
Then I added other embellishments such as berries, bits of glittered pine needles.


Finally I added some other gems and sequins and ribbon for hanging the ornament.


My son saw it and asked me to make him one for a friend of his to give as a present. So I made a second one.


So now I have too wait till next week to find out if my secret Santa will be well received. My son's friend loved hers so at least that is 1 out of 2.




I would like to enter these snowflakes in the following challenges:

Craft Stamper take it make it challenge - take a theme: snow and ice
Christmas cards all year round -anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes







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    1. thanks. and thanks for the pin too xx

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  2. This is beautiful and the little twinkling lights look fabulous Theresa, and I'm sure this will be a bit hit! x

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  3. Amazing piece! love the lights and the whole design of your project is fantastic!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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    1. thanks Barbara or maybe i should say grazie xx

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  4. Utterly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR December challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

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  5. WOW! BEAUTIFUL! Love it all! Stunning! Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for playing along SSS Gift it challenge. Gayatri xx

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    1. thanks and merry christmas to you too xx

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  6. These are stunning Theresa, and I am sure your secret Santa recipient will adore their gift...
    Have a truly wonderful family Christmas...love and hugs..xxx

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    1. they did Jo. hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas yourself and your family xx

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