Wednesday 9 November 2016

Anything goes at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Happy Wednesday! Over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' it's time for the penultimate challenge of scary is that! Only 46 sleeps to go....
The theme this month is 'Anything goes' - as long as it's Christmas related of course. I chose to decorate an MDF wooden stand up word that I bought at a craft fair over a year ago.
I covered the letters in some DP which looked too bright for the effect I wanted, so I painted over it with some white chalk paint, rubbed it about a bit with some sandpaper and painted the edges with red chalk paint, sanded that too until it had a more 'aged' appearance. The base is covered in  Snow Tex paint. I knitted the little Santa hat, and made a tiny sack from a scrap of hessian...kinitting and sewing in one project...unheard of for me! To finish I threaded some tiny bells on a piece of twine and added a couple of wooden snowflakes.
I was trying to decide which of granddaughters to give this to when my sister came to visit and  gleefully made off with it....problem solved :))
We have a wonderful sponsor this month, Marianne Designs, so be sure to create something Christmassy and play along! Just click here to enjoy some lovely inspiration from my fellow CaSSettes, and to add your own fabulous creations.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day

Challenges entered:
welove2create #23
creatalicious  #102
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge #306
imaginethat  #10 Christmas is coming
craftycatz add snowflakes
pdelinkyparty anything goes
frillyandfunkie what a mesh!


Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing Chris!! I just love the candy cane stripes and the swag of ornaments, what a wonderful decor piece! You should enter this in at Frilly and Funkie, your little burlap bag fits my Mesh theme perfectly! hugs :)

Chrissy said...

Wonderful project Chris..I love that adorable hat and Santa sack..the papers and snowflakes with the tiny bells..FABULOUS..


Kathleen said...

Brilliant creation and some really gorgeous embellishments, love it.
We had snow today!!!!!!!!
Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a superb creation, and such wonderful work gone into this.
Love the knitted Santa Hat, and the lovely little sack too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diana Lynn Martin said...

This is simply fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us at PDE Linky Party!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs
PDE Linky Party Design Team

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris what a wonderful festive project love the colours also the sack and Santa's hat it is going to look great for Christmas
lorraine x

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic home decor, Chris! I can see this on a mantle, table top, or even as a centerpiece! It's adorable and so beautifully done. I can smell the peppermint! hugs, de

Chrissy said...

Back with my DT hat on..Thank you so much for sharing with us at Imagine That Digi Stamp...


Suzanne C said...

Adorable Santa decor! The sweet ornaments and burlap santa bag are cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie "What the Mesh" challenge!

Gail said...

OMWord, I can see this decorating a holiday table with the yummy food all around it. This is just magnificent and totally fabulous. Your imagination and skill to make the 3-D items is outstanding! When I grow up, I want to do projects like you. Hugs, Gail

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my little goodness! Can I get a HO, HO, HO? I loooove this. It's so perfectly festive and fun and fresh. What a great project! Love the burlap Santa bag. I really appreciate the imagination that went into this wonderful piece! Thanks for joining the fun and sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie "What a Mesh" challenge!

Pamellia said...

Just came back to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'What a Mesh' challenge, I just adore your project!! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is awesome! I'd love to have a gorgeous Santa sign like that on my Christmas mantel. Truly gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Lisa Lynn said...

This is a great Christmas project. It seems that the craft stores are all selling letters these days so this is wonderful in the holiday patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at the Imagine That Digistamp Christmas is Coming Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.