Just love Christmas

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It is no secret that I absolutely love Christmas, so much so that I actually have a second celebration in July. Yesterday I had my first festive lunch, celebrating with work colleagues. Today I had my second with an old friend. Now I am feel I am like one of those inflatable snowman and need a couple of days respite from any eating at all. If you know the episode of the Vicar of Dibley where she eats umpteen Christmas lunches you’ll get the picture.

I have a double portion of craftiness to share with you today with two of those lovely little canvases from Calico Crafts

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I shall be sharing these over at Sunday Stampers where the theme is “love.”  I shall be giving these as gifts to two of my work colleagues who also love Christmas.

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I made this one first – I used papier mache to cover up a previous, failed, project, that had included the use of Snowtex. I quite like the uneven texture. I painted it red and, whilst it was still wet, added a smidge of gold to tone down the colour. Once completely dry I rubbed on more gold paint.P1060714

I stamped the heart directly on to the canvas and then again on to an old book page.

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The tree is from a fabulous set by Darkroom Door. I stamped on to a book page and the cut it out.

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The words were written in my best teacher writing, as small as I could, on to blank scraps of book page.

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The second canvas was made in exactly the same way but the paint was applied directly to the canvas. This one looks sharper than the other but I think that is an illusion created by the camera.P1060715P1060716

I’m seriously thinking that they would be a great alternative to Christmas cards for next year. They were certainly a lot less faff than my Christmas cards and probably work out cheaper. However, you would probably have to pay out a small fortune in postage.

Now, just before I start rein back my festive eating I think there might be an Advent chocolate with my name on it!


Comments

Just love Christmas — 5 Comments

  1. GORGEOUS… love the idea of these instead of cards too… by the time I have faffed with my cards they are too thick for a cheaper stamp anyway lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. It is fascinating to see the two different results you have achieved. I love the Christmas tree and the text you have used – I wish my handwriting looked that good.

    Dionne xx

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