Sunday, 11 December 2011

A christmas bauble

I hope you are all staying warm this weekend! It is freezing here!! On Thursday we had 80mph winds and rain, then on Friday we had a little bit of snow, yesterday was just freezing and today...well today I don't know because I haven't even went out the door today! I hate the cold!!

Anyway, I thought I would post a Christmas bauble decoration that I made a while ago, which I was going to blog ages ago but I forgot about it.
Unfortunately the pics are not very good (that's nothing new for me!, but here it is anyway.

 I took a few different pics, and I know I took one where you can see the ribbon it hangs with, but I can't find it on my computer anywhere and it's too dark to take another pic tonight so you will just have to imagine it hanging from a blue satin ribbon that is tied in a bow lol.

I found this "bauble" which was actually supposed to be an Easter egg in a small craft shop in Stonehaven and thought it would be perfect for a Christmas bauble. The pretty trim was from the same shop and I have to admit that it was expensive but I couldn't help myself, it was so pretty that I had to buy some for this project, but I did just buy a meter lol.
The "egg" comes in two halves, so it was easy to add the image and bits inside, but it was a bit tricky to get them to stay where I wanted them too!

 First I stuck on two gold bead sprays which I just twisted together and arranged them how I wanted them, then stuck them on at the bottom with my hot glue gun, then I stamped 2 Inky Impressions images the same, one on my normal stamping paper and one on thick card, coloured the one on the paper in, cut them both out, then I sandwiched them together with some thread in the middle so that she can dangle :) You can't see the image on the back because I had to stick the stamped side facing in the way, otherwise the shape wouldn't of lined up with the other cut out image, so the back is just plain white (might have to think of something to do there). The stamp I used is called Lili's Present and you can find it here in the Inky Impressions store.

This pic you can see the image a bit better in.
I wanted to hide the blob of glue at the bottom where I stuck the wire spray on with. Since you can see right through the bauble, it's difficult to be able to stick things on without seeing the messy glue, so I added some Twinklets (glass glitter) in before I closed it up, which hides the glue perfectly and looks like snow, and you can give it a shake like a snow globe too :)
The image kept twirling round which I didn't want to happen since the back is just plain white, but after jiggling it around for a while to get it back to facing the front, her leg got caught in the wire and it just happens to keep her facing the right way lol.
Then finally once it was closed up, I stuck on the trim (again with the hot glue).

The back is not very pretty just now, but I wanted to take a pic so you can see the gold wire stuff with the pretty beads.
My daughter  had just gave it back to me after shaking it, so you can still see the little bits of glitter stuck to the sides.

I bought two of these (just incase I messed one up lol), so I think I will make another one this week. Not sure what I will put inside it this time though.....any suggestions??

Before I go, I just wanted to remind you that the DT call over at By The Cute and Girly is still running until the 14th, so if you would like to apply, you only have a few more days.
The challenge at By The Cute and Girly this month is "Let It Snow", which my bauble would be perfect for....just a pity I am on the design team and can't enter because there is some fab prizes up for grans again this month!

I am going to enter it into the following challenges though.

Stampin' For The Weekend- Christmas
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes with the option of adding something dangly (my image is dangling)
Allsorts- It takes 2 (use 2 colours)
Pile It On- Bling it up
Raise The Bar- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Bling It On- Christmas
Creatalicious- Christmas with sparkle
Fussy and Fancy- Photo Inspiration (the photo is of a christmas tree with lots of decorations, so I thought my bauble fit the challenge since it's for hanging on a tree)

Thanks so much for stopping by


Lisa Jane said...

This is fabulous LOra - my kind of project - i love it
Lisa x

sioux said...

Love it, It's great to see other crafts than cards - well done and thanks for joining us at Bling it on
Sue x

Deb said...

Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

Michele Spera said...

Lovely job:-)Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday

brenda said...

What an adorable decoration Lora.

We had those winds as well, plus the rain but no snow I am pleased to say, but it's bitterly cold.

Thank you so much for joining my ‘It Takes Two’ theme at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! How creative!

Mummylade said...

What a gorgeous ornament! Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at SFTW and at Allsorts and good luck!

laney said...

super Christmas Bauble!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling It On this time would love to see you next time too