Tuesday, 22 November 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different !

And readers of a certain age may well, like me, be humming the theme tune to Monty Python's Flying Circus at this point!

Good evening my crafty friends and hope that this post finds you well.

It's the second showcase of this month's New Release images at All Dressed Up and this time Wendy has outdone herself with 4 fantastic images just begging to go on your Christmas projects! If you missed the first DT showcase of the new images then click here to see the wonderful inspiration we have lined up for you.

I'm thrilled to share Christmas Snow Globe (top left), Christmas Tree Fairy (top right), My First Christmas (bottom left) and the sensational Party Season (bottom right) and just click on the image name to be taken straight to it in the shop. I can tell you that a high number of the DT girls were falling over themselves to play with the gorgeous party girlies first 😉 !!!!!!

I was asked to showcase Christmas Snow Globe and I thought I could do a shaker card but I didn't want to detract from the pretty card Nancy did. Then I thought I could do a rocker card but that didn't look like it was going to work out properly. So then Mr Mojo went into complete overdrive and I found myself unwittingly heading towards my Shrinkles Plastic and this Tree Ornament was the result:

My ornament recipe is as follows:
  • Base - is a sheet of Shrinkles Plastic cut to around 13 x 14 cm which I had calculated using my Shrinkles Magic Ruler (my tutorial is here which gives some tips on how to make and use it) would leave me with a finished project size of 4.5 x 5 cm once the plastic had shrunk in the oven
  • Image - is Christmas Snow Globe by Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps which I printed out at about 12cm and then I used masking tape to fasten my square of plastic over the printed image. I then used my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours to bring this fawn and her clearing to life, using several techniques in the November 2016 Monthly Markers Colouring Class at Kit and Clowder. I cut a narrow border around the snowglobe, punched a hole in the top to hang it and then "cooked" my plastic in the oven to shrink it as per the manufacturer's instructions
    • Fawn - EB2, EB3, EB5, True Black
    • Flower Spray - CR8, CR11, DG4
    • Trees - DG2, CG4, DG3, DG4, TN4, TN7, TN9 
    • Snow - IG1, TB1, TB4
    • Snowflakes - TB1 and Glitter Embossing Powder
    • Star - LY3
    • Outlines - True Black
  • Ribbon - is from my stash
I hope I have inspired by to head over to the shop and treat yourself to a new Christmas-y image. Don't forget that once you've coloured your image up you can enter it into the Celebrations with an All Dressed Up Image Challenge over on the All Dressed Up Facebook Page (until 30th November 2016) and/or enter it into the current Blog challenge, Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image (running until 14th December 2016).

Can't wait to see your creations with these fabulous foursome!

I would like to enter this decoration into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great week.

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Gorgeous card for our current challenge of "Oh Christmas Tree" , such a cute image too...love the papers...Thanks for joining in.
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  2. A perfect creation for our 'O Christmas Tree' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. Pretty decoration and thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

  4. BThanks for entering our challenge at allsorts X

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 308 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

  6. Gorgeous ornament Helen. I love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo


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