22 November, 2009

Brr... It's Cold Outside

The nights are drawing in and Christmas is only 32 days away! Can you believe it? I haven't even begun to think about Christmas shopping yet.

Oh well. I have been in a crafty Christmas mood though. I have had my eye on Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey since I saw them on the CHA sneaky peaks. They are even more adorable in real life.

I've had this project in my head for the last 3 months, so I've been dying to get my papers and get started. The plain wooden sleigh was painted with Gesso before being covered in patterned paper. It is obviously quite tricky trying to cut out the fret work so I created a little template first.

The snowman is is polystyrene craft balls covered in Gesso and glittered. You know I have a little soft spot for snowmen!

I really wanted to include two little dickie birds on a branch - these have been created with Fimo. I'm afraid I'm not very artistic, so my shapes have to be simple.

The adorable stocking hangs at the back of the sleigh complete with tiny pom-poms.
This project was surprisingly simple to put together - the papers all co-ordinate beautifully and such a dream to use. I do have some left over and I have my eye on another project for Christmas - so watch this space!
Remember all the latest products are available at the Ally Scraps store. I have my eye on some very pretty goodies for Christmas!
Thanks for dropping by.
Morag x


  1. You are so amazingly talented at giving all your projects a really polished/finished look. They're GORGEOUS!

  2. I don't know about not being artistic, Morag, I think this is stunning. I love your glitter snowman and those fimo birds are great.
    I love BG christmas papers, they are always gorgeous. My fav was figgy pudding but that is really hard to get now-such a shame!


  3. Hi!
    I´m from Brazil, and I love your
    blog. So cute!

  4. Morag I certainly wouldn't say you are not artistic, this project is really cute and fun. I love your attention to every detail. Fantastic! Gayle x

  5. On my Morag!! The Sleigh and Snowman are fabulous love all the details its just so perfect "these snowmen are adorable"

  6. WOW !!! I love it ! You make very beautiful thing!

    Have a nice day!



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