Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Back at long last.....

We are home and all back to normal after our holidays.  The bags have been unpacked and all put away, the washing done (ironing is a work in progress!!) and happy to be home and all safe and sound. (More on the holiday soon!)   My DD Caoimhe is getting ready for her school trip to Germany for 5 days tomorrow and has to be in the airport for 4.30am!  OMG what an un-godly hour to have to get up!

ITh day after I came home, the postie delivered a lovely box from Handmade Hannah!  Her stunning Christmas kit, and OMG I was still in getting sorted mode, but my head was spinning with what to do with it.  Initially I was going to do a minibook as they are so much fun, and how good would it to have one ready to go for this Christmas, but as I did'nt get much scrappy time till Sunday night (silly jet lag had me falling asleep on the couch every evening!), I got to see what Hannah and Katherine did with their kits, and as they both made minibooks I deceided to try and do something else!

So after minibooks, my next favourite thing is Bunting!  OMG I just love it so much and I did'nt have one that I had made for Christmas yet, so I decided to give it a go!

For my Be Merry Project, I used the kraft card as a base, cut the lovely My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad, and went to town on the embellishments.  The title was cut on my cricut and the only thing not in the kit was the glitter that I used on the title, but when it was finished I hated it, so in desparation I phoned around to see if anyone had any Red glitter card and having no patience to wait, I then played a little and came up with the clever idea to paint the title (after already sticking it down!! Dhhh!) with my Twinkling H2O's!  Viola!  The title pops, the bunting looks better and I can relax!

Lots of use of my border punches, sewing machine, some glossy accents on the Y flag on the little lights.  I used lot's of dimension on this project using foam pads and layers of accents.  It looks lovely in my front room on the fire place and also in the kitchen.

So hopefully its better late than never!  Sorry for taking so long to post girls, but jet lag just sapped my energy!  Love this project and it may stay where it is till Christmas and I think it's fab!

Loads more left in the kit and I may have an inkling of an idea for the rest of the kit!

Ta M


Ali said...

seriously jolly - I think you should leave it up - it looks amazing.

Handmade Hannah said...

This is a fabulous project Michelle. It all works so well. I love how you have used the chipboard pieces and made use of all your crafty tools! Thanks so much for sharing this project xx

Dawn said...

How lovely! I'd leave it be!
Dawn xx

Christine said...

Love your bunting!

Claireliz said...

That is lovely.

vixen said...

Fantastic bunting :)