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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Still at it!!

Oh well, at least I'll be finished by June this year!!
Yesterday I decided to use all this crop of Christmas papers, lying around in the craft room, making things for NEXT Christmas, so I can clear the way for some new Christmas stash later on in the year.
No I'm not mad, well I dont think so anyway, and as some of the papers in here are quite some age, its about time I used them, and replaced with new, see method to the madness! Which means I can justify buying new Christmas stock!!
So Todays offering is a Christmas Mini Hamper.........
Which brings me to the end of the Dovecrafts Pepper and Friends 12x12 papers! Yes! One down, loads more to go!!

Ok What I used:
A Kim Sutton B-C-E Hamper Template from here traced twice onto some Linen textured Cream Card, as I have loads of it, and it needs using. Some Red Satin 1.5 cm Ribbon, from the stash, some Hearts lace from the stash, Joanna Sheen and Giordano Love this Christmas Studio Stamps, Pepper and Friends Christmas party 12x12 papers, Promarkers, a red ink pad, and a Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 die.
So cut the template out twice, and cut the bridge once, and a handle as long as you want, and as wide as the top of the bridge. So you end up with 4 pieces.
Assemble as per Kims instructions, ( I was lucky enough to sit and watch Kim do this at the Inspirations shop, (Hunkydory HQ for those who have never heard of it) back in September I believe, and for once, as there were only a few of us I was able to sit and absorb, so I didn't even read the instructions, but remembered how she did it and what she said.
Then I proceeded to cover it with the remaining sheets of 12x12, and bits from yesterdays assembly.
I stamped the Father Christmas from the Joanna Sheen Giordano Stamp with a black pigment ink pad, twice, and then coloured it with some promarkers: Red, Almond, Sunkissed pink, Primrose, Pine, and Cool Grey 4. I used a Decoroller in gold for the button and belt fastener, liberally applied My Craft Studio Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter  with a Quickie Glue Pen, and allowed it to dry.
The Handle I then added 3 strips of Red DST to it, and affixed that Hearts lace on the outer 2 strips, and placed the red satin ribbon to cover the cut ends, and it was done. I used the same technique on the flaps for the hampers, again covering the cut end of lace with the ribbon, which was then folded over behind the flap.
I Stamped the greeting from the Joanna Sheen stamp in Rocket Red Brilliance pigment ink twice, and then used the Happy Cut and Spellbinders Fancy labels 2, die number 3 to cut them out,. A bit of DST saw the Basket/Hamper finished, ready to be put away for next Christmas.

I have entered this in the
Delicious Doodles Anything Goes Challenge
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend Anything Goes Challenge
Everybody Art Challenge Anything goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Anything goes
Charisma Cardz Challenges Anything Goes


Di said...

Brilliant - I love it! Method in the madness too, making way for new papers for next Christmas :)) Di xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

I have been trying to use up Christmas stash this year too, I have so much that was irresistible at the time, now sits there forgotten!I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you a very Happy New Year, Love Shaz xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Lou,

Original project ! Nice and funny Santa Claus. Beautiful papers. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Karen said...

I love the Christmas hamper, its really fab and well done on using up the Christmas PP's :)

Have a great WOYWW and a very Happy New Year, I hope 2012 is a good one for you :)
Karen #42

May said...

Beautiful, you dont have a template do you??? love it, Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x x x

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

TangolikeRaindrop said...

I love this hamper! What a great idea :) Happy WOYWW and all the best for 2012! Tango, #37

Darcy said...

wow, that is a fabulous hamper. Well done for soldiering on with the xmas stuff. I am happy to forget it till next year lol

have a great new year.

Julia Dunnit said...

Great idea Lou, make while youre in the mood, and using up stash is a real bonus! Try to put it somewhere obvious to usenet year though! and good luck with the rest. I just say the Christmas stuff I makenowntends to bethemost Christmassy looking...no pressure I suppose.

bohemiannie! art said...

That is just plain cool! Well, not plain, wonderful cool. But that sounds a little off...so...you know what I mean. Feeling a little froggy today. Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a sweet little hamper AND it used up stash - win-win situation :)
Wishing you a very Happy New Year,
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

Shelby said...

Beautiful project and it turned out just amazing. Well done. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


Diane's Card Designs said...

Fantastic project and love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge.
Diane xx

ScrappnBee said...

That is such a darling little box! Love it! You are definately a crafty gal! Hope that you have a fabulous and crafty New Year! -Amanda #9

Gemma said...

what a gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for joining in our Anything Goes challenge this time at Charisma! :) Gemma

Tracy said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at SCSC
Best Wishes
Tracy x

Trudie said...

Beautiful hamper. Lovely choice of papers and image. Really lovely.

Thanks for joining us at My mum's craft shop.

Trudie xx

Mummylade said...

Fantastic project! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!