Sunday, 16 October 2011

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree....

We had another glorious warm and sunny day here today, but when I should have been planting my onion sets in the garden, I was making these Christmas tree decorations instead. There are only two craft fairs before December 25th and the next one is on Saturday! I really haven't made enough stock yet so had to forfeit the good weather and get down to it.

Today it was tree decorations. Again I've used Erin's cereal packet idea and Papertrey Ink stamps and dies. As the die cuts need to be seen from both sides I found two layers of cereal packet plus the two stamped cardstock layers is enough to create quite a sturdy ornament.  

The angel is from the Love Lives Here Holiday set. She comes without a face but I just couldn't bring myself to leave her without features and added a few pen strokes to give her a bit of character.  I've varied the set of her wings to make each angel different and added a punched circle of velum to represent a halo. I also made little trees, bells, bird houses and stocking and mitten tags.

I did manage to get a bit of time in the garden before the sun dipped below the horizon.  I decided I should photograph the decorations hanging in our very own real Christmas tree. One year we had a rooted tree and my Dad planted it in the garden after Christmas. This must have been more than 25 years ago now and the tree has grown into the perfect shape and is about 15 feet tall. If it was in the front garden we could put lights up but its too far from the house to run an electric cable - perhaps I could try solar lights this year.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here, Love Lives Here Holiday, Bells & Boughs plus the matching die sets and Limitless Layers


  1. Oh Ann they are GORGEOUS, love, love the angel. I looked in your shop but could not find one. I would love to buy a red one. Should that be possible? I am not in a hurry.....

  2. Hi Ann, Love your decorations and looking forward to seeing them and all your other lovely makes on Saturday at the craft fair. I wondered if you had heard about the shop opening in Caerwys which plans to sell local handmade products? There is an open meeting on Friday evening at 7pm in the Town Hall at Caerwys if you are interested. Let me know if you would like more info. See you on Saturday, Linda

  3. Oh Ann these are beautiful and I'm sure they will be snapped up straight away :D

  4. Wonderful pictures and lovely ornaments, Anne - this will sell like hotcakes!!

  5. Adore these - especially the Angels and the birdhouses.

  6. Oh Ann, I love your gorgeous angels and the facial features really add a lot. The vellum halo was a great idea. Good luck with the fair.
    Carol x

  7. Hope the craft fair went okay on Saturday. Me too can't wait to receive my Christmas charm squares. Going to make advent calendars with mine. Hugs Mrs A.


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