Saturday, 15 December 2012

Week 185 - Oh Christmas Tree

Hello Everyone!

Well what a week - I think the car could take itself to Create and Craft - but it has been a fabulous week and I am back on Sunday and Monday.  I have got 3 shows on Sunday 9am and 7pm using some fabulous product from Kaisercraft and 3pm with the Calibur.  Monday I have been asked to step in and do a 10 am show for Kanban as they have a lot of sickness.  So another busy week - (note to self -  really need to fit in Christmas!)

Back to the matter in hand this morning our lovely Deb's at Allsorts has chosen a great Challenge for this week

OH CHRISTMAS TREE!

and this is my project  ~



These are stand alone trees that have been made out of paperback books (please close your ears if you are a librarian!) (don't use Fifty Shades ladies as you can still see some of the text!!! lol.) To have a look at a tutorial pop over to You tube and there is a lovely recording showing you how it is done.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PHxpCJlGss
(just type in making a Christmas tree from a paperback book!)
It is great fun making them and it is all thanks to Shellie (a friend of Let's Create) who came in with one that she had made - a friend had shown her and she was intrigued too.  You can make them in a smaller size too for such a cute tree.
There are lots of different ideas to decorate the tree - I have used Forest Moss distress ink, Crafters Companion spray glitter, gems and ribbon.
(If you are wondering Mark has placed them on some snow background paper to take the picture )
I hope that some of you have a go at this - such a great project and so much easier than it looks.

Thankyou for popping by and a huge thankyou for all your lovely comments last week.
Have a look at the fabulous creations that the design team ladies have come up with - pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog

I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend, keep warm get all your presents bought and wrapped and then kick back and relax.
Hope to see you here again next week
Bye for now

Jo x

10 comments:

  1. A gorgeous card, love those trees
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  2. Might even try this one myself! I have plenty of old paperbacks gathering dust! Might give them a new lease of life..lol

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  3. These are very effective Jo, good luck with all your shows - i did catch one of them and you were great . Tracy xx

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  4. These look fabulous Jo and loving the gorgeous way you have decorated the tree. It was lovely seeing you on Wednesday.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Ooh Jo these look fabulous, I may have to pop by and see them in person.
    Don't work too hard but have fun at the same time, oh yeah you always have fun lol.
    Kim xXx

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  6. Oh WOWZERS Jo these are stunning trees - love them.
    Thanks for such a fabulous make for my challenge this week.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  7. Such a fantastic idea, they look fabulous x

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  8. Hi Jo Just been on the site and watch one being made "watch out charity shops i'm on my way" lol what a great idea just the right size to dot about the house. Good luck with all the TV programs I will be watching take care.
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

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  9. Wow these make fantastic trees Jo and such a great idea. watching the shows and you seem to be kept busy. great to watch though and good to see you back with spellbinders again. Hope evryone is ok
    x catherine

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