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


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.
(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


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

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

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

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

    Linda xxx

  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

  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

  7. Such a fantastic idea, they look fabulous x

  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

  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