Saturday 26 November 2011

So Here It Is Merry Christmas Everybody's Having Fun...

 Or we soon will be 'cos Mr T has put us on countdown to this years 12 Tags of Christmas. Will I have the right equipment nah but I'll still be playing :o)
My little Christmas stable has taken 2 days to make and another to photograph 'cos we only seem to have sunlight between the hours of 1 and 1.20 then it's back to darkness.
My wooden frame has been gesso'd, then painted in blue, lilac and brown to make it look old and battered, and edged in Inca Gold in green to make it look even older. I stamped some snowflake stamps with Indigo Blu glue and sprinkled some Cosmic Shimmer snowflakey stuff over.
The backing plate has been painted blue and stamped with Tims snowflake stamps and embossed in white. The reindeer has been die cut, then stamped and embossed, painted in silver and then ribbled, My ribbler is certainly having a new lease of life lately lol.
The 'Christmas' is one of Tim's Stickers from the Holiday set, and this has also been coated in the snow.

The tickets have been cut from the Alterations die from the Christmas Kraft Resist stash and inked in Broken China and Tea Dye DI's, and stamped with images from the Mini Holiday set and embossed in white. The numbers have been painted in white acrylic paint and grungified.
The Santa has been cut from Graphic 45 paper and stuck underneath a fragment, and the image in the corner is also a sticker that has been stuck on Grunge Paper.
More of my crocheted flowers, I tried to do some snowflakes but I couldn't get the hang of them. I really must practise but it's hard when I only know three stitches lol.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp And Show - Tickets
The Stampman - 12 Tags of Christmas Techniques - Day 5 2010 Painting and embossing on metal
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas/Winter - had the fragments and numbers for years  :o)
Fashionable Stamping - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas.

Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Lovely piece Sue, I love how you have used your ribbler, great idea. The snowflakes in the background are lovely. Beautifully embellished. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, great to have you playing along. Tracy x x

  2. 20 minutes of sunlight, wow, lucky you - lol. Know what you mean though.

    It looks totally fab and I'm with you with the T Tags, won't have the 'right' stuff but will still be playing along, not long to wait now.

    Sam xxxx

  3. Lovely work Sue, great idea! Your crocheting is heaps better than mine, that's for sure! Valerie

  4. Fabulous project worth all the time you spent on it. XOXO Zoe

  5. Hi Sue. Your Christmas stable is really cute. I love the reindeer die and how you arranged the three tickets at the top of your stable! I love the snowflakes, too!!! Very cute design. Thanks for sharing your stable with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  6. Cool project Sue, love the santa fragment and the colours too, great overall festive piece.

  7. What a fantastic project! Love it Sue! Look forward to playing along with Tim's tags with you! x

  8. Oh Wow Sue! Lots of love went into this project! Love all your details and doodads! Beautiful crocheting! My mom tried to teach me, but it didn't stick! Love this!

  9. Such a wonderful Christmas house, love all the elements. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

  10. Oh Sue, I just love your stable - how creative you are. The colours are gorgeous and the interpretation amazing.
    Can't wait to see the new tags from Mr H.
    Thanks for joining the Stamp Man team for our T!m's Tags of Christmas challenge and at FSC for our white Christmas challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. Oh My! You have been busy! I love this, and the one below too. Such fabulous detail

  12. Hi Sue
    Very clever idea. Great use of all those elements.
    I am the same with photographs at the moment. Blink and you miss that daylight!!!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  13. Hi Sue, goodness me so much work went into this but its thoroughly worth it ! So many gorgeous details and techniques here a real delight. I know what you mean about the light the window of opportunity keeps on getting slimmer and slimmer !


  14. Wow Sue...!! This is a lovely piece. You have included so much detail and technique. I have forgotton what daylight is!!!
    Siobhan x

  15. very cool! Love all the different elements!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugs, Alica ;)

  16. Thank you for sharing you creative project with us at The Stamp Man. It's lovely.


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