Saturday, 25 December, 2010

Choo Choo Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone, not that I actually expect any of you to be reading this, you should all be enjoying Christmas Day with your families.  I am very excited to show you what I made for my sister for Christmas, she is a lover of craft, like myself, so I know that she will flip when she sees this. Last year she made me the most goprgeous Recipe Box that she had covered in paper and decorated (with some of her favourite Christmas recipes inside).  So this year I  wanted to make her something really special and also just because I love her :)  I started this project in June, so as to allow myself plenty of time, but you can guess what happened - I put it away and then got it back out 3 days ago and went into a mad panic to get it finished!  I have used quite a lot of retired product on this train (sorry), but I had a vision in my mind of how I wanted this train to look and this gorgeous paper was perfect.  I have taken loads of pics and close ups, so I hope you enjoy the show...

This wreath is a great idea - not mine sadly.  I have seen a few of them around on the internet so I don't really know who to credit, but I first saw it on Marelle Taylor's blog so I shall give the credit to her.  It's a scallop circle with a smaller circle punched into the middle and then layered with the branches from the Two Step Bird Punch, and I've added some Cherry Cobbler Brads for berries - easy peasy.

A simple flower made from scallop circles and the Boho Blossoms Punch with an Antique Brad in the centre.

I used the tiny stamp from Style Beautiful to make these little embellishments for the sides of the middle carriage.

And, just in case you were wondering what was inside...... Ferrero Rochers, Jelly Beans and Snowballs.

Stamps:  Style Beautiful
Paper:  Always Artichoke,
Ink:  Always Artichoke, River Rock,
Accessories:  Basic Jewels Pearls, Antique Brad, Regals Brads, Two Step Bird Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch,  1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch,  Boho Blossoms Punch, Paper Piercer, Sponge Daubers, Large Cello Bags
Retired:  15/16" Purely Pomegranite Satin,  1/4" Always Artichoke Organza,  Purely Pomegranite Cardstock , Holiday Harmony DSP,  Purely Pomegranite Ink 
Non SU:  Kaisercraft Train, Kaisercraft Swirls, Kaisercraft Wooden Greetings, Maroon Ribbon, Spotlight Gold Cord, Spotlight Gold Bells,  Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink.

Thanks for taking a look and have a wonderful Christmas Day!