Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Don't Faint!!!!!

Howdy there possums and hope you are all ok xx

The prodigal pig returns and shock horror, I have actually made something. Well this isn't strictly true cos I have been making lots of stuff but nothing that I could really blog.

So what has dragged me back to the land of the crafty then?

Well it's that time of the week when we nip over and check out what's happening over at Papertake Weekly and this week we have our very popular

Anything Goes

challenge.  And as always there's an optional extra if you want a bit of a challenge and this week our option is to make a Halloween treat holder. But of course you don't have to if you don't want to.

Our fab DT have made some lovely stuff  as always, so if you get a sec, nip over for a mooch. We're sponsored by Lili of The Valley and there's a yummy voucher up for grabs  - thanks girlies :)xx

So what did I do then?

Well I didn't do the Halloween thing - instead I went for Christmas and I made ....


... a wreath made out of paper stars.

Now I have to say that IRL it look much better than it does on here. I also have to say that I saw something similar ages ago on a blog but I have looked and looked and can I find it? I will keep looking and I will give the rightly deserved credit when I find it.

ETA the tutorial is here

The stars are very easy to make - you just fold them and glue them onto a chipboard ring which I covered with blue stars first. They are a bit fiddly to stick down, I won't lie. But I found it even trickier to get a decent pic because I  had to hang it on my lounge wall against a backdrop that is a greyish white, and I HATE backgrounds that don't look clean in me photos :(   It was quite high up and I had to stand on tip toes to take it as well.

Excuses excuses, but I hope you can see what its all about.

The papers are from an 8x8 Frosty Christmas paper pad from Lili of The Valley of course- I love these papers, I really do.

Here's ......


... a close up of the stars.

You basically score each point all the way across the star and then just fold then like you can see on here. If I get a sec (hahaaa!!) I will do a tutorial because they do look fabulous (just not in my pics lol!!)


The gorgeous bow was made from 25mm white plain sheer ribbon which of course I got from The Ribbon Girl and the lovely sparklers are rhinestone sparklers from The Hobby House (aren't they just blingtastic!!)

So that's me all done for today and it's nice to back I have to say. I will try me best not to leave it too log before I post again and I'll see you soon as soon, if not sooner.

Extra huggiest of hugs to all xxxx


theCook said...

Happy to read you! That wreath is beautiful.
I've seen a similar model some weeks ago together with a tutorial here, maybe it's the one you're refering to?

Sue said...

Hi Dawny
This is stunning. I love the 3D stars using some of my favourite papers. The rhinestone sparkles look gorgeous too.
hugs Sue xx

Diane Bryant said...

lovely wreaths, and your pictures are great,

Diane Bryant said...

lovely wreaths and your pictures are great too.

susiestacey said...

Beautiful decoration Dawny, just had a looky at the tut and they look good on pressies too x Susan x

Debs said...

Totally awesome!!!
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

This is a gorgeous wreath Dawny. I love the colours and all the stars.
Lorraine x

Lorraine A said...

this is absolutely stunning !! I definitely need to have a go at making one of these !!

the photo's look fine to me too :-)

Lols x x x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous wreath Dawny. I love all the sparkly bling too. Looking forward to seeing what you've been making. Debra x

lion_tamer said...

Beautiful idea thanks for the inspiration x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely to have you back hun and with such a gorgeous make. These blues are so Christmassy and frosty, love it x

Pollard Carole said...

Fantastic project especially using these papers one of my favourite pads. Just the perfect decoration Good Luck for Thursdays show Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

Karyle said...

Absolutely stunning!!!