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


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

  2. 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

    1. thanks Barbara or maybe i should say grazie xx

  3. 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

  4. WOW Theresa! These are stunning!

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

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

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