Monday, 5 December 2011

December Challenge #5 - Christmas - Anything With A Bow

Good morning everyone!  Hope you're all well and preparing for Christmas without too much stress.

This month it was my turn to choose the theme for our challenge over at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog. As my followers will already know, I love bows, so it wasn't hard for me to decide.  The challenge is...To make any Christmas card, or project, to include a bow.

Here are my three projects...

Spellbinder Ornament No.1
I made my ornament using the project I found here on Splitcoaststampers, which uses the Spellbinder Fleur di Lis die set.  I twisted my ornament around so that there were sixteen sections rather than the eight in the project. After assembly, I sprayed the whole ornament with iridescent Spray & Sparkle then added a large pearl cabochon.  The ribbon is 15mm white organza from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. This ribbon is perfect for bows as it keeps it's shape so well. 

Spellbinder Ornament No.2


For my second ornament, I used Spellbinders Parisian Motifs, Ironwork Motifs and Standard Cicles.  The ribbon and bow were made with the  beautiful parrot green sheer polka dot ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. I blinged the ornament with red and green rhinestones from my stash.  The centre was stamped, then coloured with pro markers.  I covered the berries with glossy accents to make them pop.

Christmas Cracker

My Christmas Cracker is 9" long and cut on the Cameo.  I used a 12"x12" (30cm x 30cm) piece of pearl red holly design 350gsm cardstock. The ribbon bows were made using 50mm white silky crush wired ribbon  from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  Holly leaves were made from white cardstock, then glittered with Glamour Dust.  I added pink and white stamen to a pink Prima poinsettia.  The bling on the bows are actually diamante pins from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  I cut them down with wire snippers before adding them to the bows.

Why not join in with us this month, as there will be a fabulous prize on offer from Sarah. 

Do visit my team mates who have some fabulous creations this month.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week! xx







26 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This all is stunning work Sasha. Love them all. Very very beautiful
Lovely greet
Marja

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Sasha absolutely stunning projects...your snowflake is wonderful...if I get chance I wouldn't mind having a go at the snowflake...

Anne

Ros said...

Wow! Sasha these are gorgeous ... will check out that tutorial on Splitcoast stampers ... TFS

Irene said...

Hello Sasha

Oh my word what a fabulous selection of Christmas creations.
I am totally in awe of your work, it's breathtaking and beautiful.

luv
irene
xxxx

Monica said...

Hi Sasha,

You are on a roll... such pretty ornaments and the cracker is simply beautiful.

xxx
monica

Valerie said...

Just one word Sasha-STUNNING!
Val x

Julie said...

All gorgeous projects

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are all simply amazing really beautiful,projects hun hugs cherylxxx

Sue said...

Wow,Sasha,they are all fabulous.
Sue x

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous project Sasha, love the ribbon and the pins, love all the designs awesome, hugs Liz xx

Katina said...

Wow, stunning makes Sasha!! Love them all but the second ornament is my favourite.
xx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

wow!!! all totally stunning creations Sasha :) those Christmas crackers are delightful!!! bet your table looks fab on Christmas day :) xxx

Beate said...

Wow! Your ornaments and Christmas cracker look GORGEOUS!
Hugs and smiles

Dolly Daydreams said...

Firstly did you cut th 350 gsm with the cameo !!!!! Mine struggles with 200 and I have to pass it twice ! I think my blade is faulty in fact I know it is. Your creations are beautiful Sasha they took my breath away such detail and so stylish as always. I nearly bought the Christmas cracker but wasn't sure now that I have seen yours am inspired. Thank you for all your lovely inspiration.

Marie

laurie said...

Thats absolutely beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

Looks like you have been busy, sasha...your projects are all fabulous!!!! I sooo love the snowflake ornaments and the little cracker box is darling!!!!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sasha
Wow!!!!! What stunning work ...love them all
...
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Pauline said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! That's a WOW for each project lol! Jaw dropping stuff Sasha, absolutely stunning!

Lana said...

Wow! Sasha, they are all stunning! :)

Jenny said...

Oh wow Sasha, all three projects are stunning! I love the intricate and delicate look of the ornaments and the cracker is so pretty with it's lavish bows :)
Jenny x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! These are absolutely stunning. I love the way you have used white and then added a pop of colour. Really beautiful work.
Caroline xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow - these are amazing Sasha and I especially love your cracker! Congrats for winning over at the St Lukes Challenge with your wonderful snowflake card too. Vx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous projects Sasha, absolutely beautiful.Love the snowflake,gorgeous work.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Penny said...

These are stunning, especially the first 3-d one! I hope you are recovered now and wish you and your family a very happy christmas too.


Penny

Holly Young said...

these are stunning!! I love the parrot green sheer ribbon one! beautiful!

Scrapbook Studio said...

Hello Sasha. I am amazed at your wonderful creations! A question - I want to buy the Cameo, but I need to cut 300gsm card. Will it cut the detailed designs? I see you cut 350gsm, I am amazed! Please let me know!!!