Sunday, 17 November 2013

The countdown continues .......

.... not to Christmas but to the other C - Convention! Just 4 more sleeps til I head off to Manchester to join my fellow demos! Preparations are well under way for team swaps, roomie gifts, card candy swaps and 
general swaps! It's been a whirl of swaps to say the least! I'll share these whilst we're there so I don't spoil the surprise for the recipients!

So, to non-Convention crafting ....... where Christmas is in full swing!

As soon as poinsettias arrive in the shops, it's definitely a sign that Christmas is just around the corner! My poinsettia is from the Joyful Christmas from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and I have teamed it with the Merry Christmas from Greetings of the Season which is still available on carry over until January 2014.

The flower and leaves are embossed in gold and layered to make them stand out.

I decided to take the poinsettia and make a decoration that will fit into a more traditional scheme. This is what I came up with ...... 

The poinsettias and leaves were layered and fixed at different heights to give some interest and depth with some flowers having double layers.

The centres are made from the Champagne glimmer paper and pinched together to give some more height.

A double bow from gold and champagne card finish it off with more gorgeous sparkle! The bow is a fantastic addition and makes so much more than bows!

Well.... back to do some more swaps!

Thanks for stopping by ...


  1. Wowzers Julie - this is AMAZING !!!!!!!!!! Love it !

  2. This is so stunning!!! I would love to make one, but not sure if I would have the time now. Looks like a lot of work. Awesome job!

  3. Just found your blog in a round about way and I am very impressed with your work. This wreath is absolutely beautiful. All that cutting...!

  4. Love that wreath - just beautiful x


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