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Sunday, 1 December 2013

One Sweet Challenge – December 2013 – A Gift in Itself

It is start of another month and therefore time for another challenge over at One Sweet Challenge.  This month the topic is "A Gift in Itself" ie maybe a card like a present or a gift card or an actual gift item you can give to someone.
Here is the gift item I have made - a gift for a friend to put on their Christmas tree:
 I decided to make a decorated bauble for the tree.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Holly Fairy".   It is available as a digital stampsingle rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 21, Plate 60 - Holly Fairy comes on the multi-image plate with Poinsettia Fairy, Holly Night and Cherish Christmas).  The image has been coloured in with my Graph'it pens and I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

For the chipboard bauble I first added gesso.  I then tore up some gold/cream Christmas tissue paper a crafty friend gave me last year into pieces and used watered down PVA to stick the tissue paper onto the bauble.  Once dry I used a texture stamp by Sheena Douglass around the edge and all over the back of the bauble - well you can't leave the back messy in case the bauble swings around on the Christmas tree!!
Here is a close-up of the image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Isn't she stunning?

I have finished the bauble off with some hanging thread, wooden bow which I have coloured with my red Graph'it pens, cheesecloth, die-cut holly and some gems as the berries.

I am entering this bauble into the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Christmas/winter
Simon Says - Anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle - Use some chipboard (I have used a chipboard bauble)
Inky Impressions - Presents and gifts
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Delightful Sketches - Favourite things (colouring, gems, using die-cuts)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Moving Along with the Times - Girly but no pink!
Crimbo Crackers - Anything but a card
Crafty Little Fairies - Classic Christmas
QKR Stampede - It's starting to look a lot like Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Ho, ho holidays
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Free and easy
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or twist of gift packaging
The Ribbon Girl - Ho, ho, ho Christmas challenge
Dream Valley - Anything but a card
Little Claire's Challenge - Christmas


Lin said...

A lovely gift, Kym, I'm sure it will be loved! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Cindy Leek said...

Perfect to hang on any tree! Thanks for playing along with Crafting By Designs. :o)

Sandy Palmer said...

Your coloring blends in so well with all of the paper you used! Lovely ornament! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Favorite Things"! :)

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, hope to see you again next week,
Suzy B DT (Owner)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Your layout and colors are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this week, we love seeing your art.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great card, Thanks for playing on Crafty Girls this fortnight, Love Hazelxo

Chana said...

Great colors and a wonderful image! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous ornament Kym, I love that image and the beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Tammy x

Lynne K said...

Love this, Kym! Great image and colouring. What a gorgeous decoration! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful ornament! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a blessed week! Laura

Ribbon Girl said...

What a nice tree ornament Kym. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Christmas Anything Goes Challenge! Mary x

Zippy said...

What a fab ornament and would lovely on any tree! Thank you for playing at Crafty Little Fairies xxx

Hazel said...

Absolutely gorgeous - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 5: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

brenda said...

Still on the copy and paste I am afraid but wanted to pop in any take a peek at your latest make, say hello and thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Still on the copy and paste I am afraid but wanted to pop in any take a peek at your latest make, say hello and thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Leanne said...

Cool image, like the shape of this. Nice touch with the bling on the corners.
Thanks for playing our Christmas challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT@4CC!

Berni Cuttino said...

Charming, beautiful design and extraordinary coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

maureenjscott said...

What a great idea! I love teh decorated bauble, the image you've used is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at the Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog this week. Mo x

verybellemakes said...
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verybellemakes said...

What a beautiful gift for a very lucky person! The image is stunning too, love those eyes. Thank you for joining the crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow what a fabulous creation! Just love the texture you have added as well!!! Great colors.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

Lin said...

I bet this will look amazing dangling from a branch of any Christmas tree

Thanks for sharing with us

Dream Valley

Francesca said...

Delightful card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

Francesca x