Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 279 - Hazy Shade of Winter

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Big thanks for all your very special entries last week :O)  Just seeing you join in with my challenge makes me smile BIG!  This week the weather has turned hasn't it?  I for one am happy as I loves Autumn and Winter!  So, a seasonal theme this week, which is... WINTER.  To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thing, worry not!  You can also join in via Facebook (simply tag my name on your upload) or via email, attaching a small size piccie for me. (my email is over there *points left* where my profile pic is)  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 26th October 2013.



So, my entry this week is another festive creation.  I have an old bag full of photo frames that are unloved and ripe for altering.  Every year I like to make a Christmas frame for the house decorations... so being as I have been addictively playing with the gorgeous Christmas Post Papers from Craftwork Cards, I figured this little frame would be perfect!  Now, normally I would change the appearance of the frame... and I do this last so it matches perfectly with the things I have used.  However, whilst sizing up and working out placements for the embellies, I popped the frame around the creation and saw that actually, leave it alone!  It is perfect the way it is!  So I left it!  And, yipyah and thrice!  I remembered to get a pic of the "before" although I needn't have because.. erm.. it is the same lol



The paper base has an added strip across that was torn and then distressed with Walnut Stain... and I added some smidges of flourish stamping using my fave new inkpad... the Watering Can from Ranger's Archival range by Wendy Vecchi... LOVE these colours! MUCH!!!   I stamped the sentiment, which is a mini Tim Holtz one, onto more paper, distressed the edges and then popped this onto some Kraft Distress Core-dinations.



I used the same cardstock and cut some Tattered Pinecones and Holly Branch shapes from the Tim range of Alterations for Sizzix.... made them all sanded and shabby and then glued them into place, adding a gorgeous fabric poinsettia, some pins and a few pearls.  The snowflakes were actually snipped into to make them go further, well, there's little point hiding half an embellishment underneath right?



Woe is me today! I have a sore throat and snuffly schnozzle!  It started last night and also, I keep going dizzy... yep, a proper dizzy blonde, I thinks I may have picked up a bug so today I shall mostly be taking it easy.. I haven't got time to get sick!  Hope you all have a fabby Sunday!  Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

31 comments:

Joanne said...

So beautiful. I adore all of this.
Xx

LINDA PAGE said...

Lurve this Hels what a great idea for a Christmas dec for the house x

Lisapmac said...

Lovely, so olde worldly and festive. Definitely take care of yourself x

Helen said...

that's gorgeous, Hels. Hope the cold goes quickly.

Caroline said...

Oh dear, not the lurgy if sniffles & schnoffles.... I had it 2 weeks ago so feel for you. Hope it moves on quickly.
Now this framed marvel is... Well, Marvelous!! I LOVE sepia, vintage & distressed look, what a gorge find in sentiment!! The pine kernels are fab (next yr, I am going to try & buy one item from TH dies or stamps, per month. Every time I see them used, I WANT!!
As to challenge.... Ummmm... Not saying a word!
Take care, snuggles with Alfie Cat... :)))

Caroline said...

gorge *font* in sentiment is what it shld read... Oops

Gail said...

Gorgeous - luv it. What a fab idea to make a new Christmas picture every year xx GailT xx

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,

Love the Christmas picture, brilliant idea.

Wishing you well. X

LoraineC said...

This is gorgeous x

LoraineC said...

Hope you feel better soon x

Redanne said...

This is gorgeous Hels, love the pinecones and that gorgeous backing paper - really lovely! Hugs, Anne x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
that is one very pretty Christmas frame love the stamping and the arrangement
Ria

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, This frame is gorgeous, and has given me lots of ideas for old frames I have. I adore the Christmas sentiment stamp, I love the 'flourishy' font on it. I love the pinecones, and holly and I adore those Christmassy papers. I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Hope your 'cold' doesn't 'develop' xx

Carole Z said...

Hels, this frame is absolutely beautiful! I'm sorry I didn't make it to Sunday Stampers this last week, but I'll be back for this one! Carole Z X

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mrs xx hope your feeling better soon Px

rachel said...

such a wonderful picture/frame - really festive - love it. Hope you feel better soon xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Hels, I love the papers and that poinsettia is stunning!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Annie said...

Love this Hels. Fabulous traditional colours and layers. Stunning

TFS Annie x

Angela Young said...

Hi Hels,
Omg I lurves this..... everything about it is soo beautiful & I love winter & autumn too!
Hugs Angela x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels love your xmas creation. the embellies are fab. Hope you are on the mend very soon. Take care x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, beautiful picture, love the floral embellishments. I hope you are feeling better today. Emma

Barb Cady said...

Hi dear, hope you feeling a bit better, I was unwell last week it's horrid! Sorry not played for a few weeks, it becomes Saturday before I knows it! I'll try harder this week! Hope you get better soon, love and hugs, barb. X

Barb Cady said...

Blow me down love if I'm not back before I knows it! Managed to make a card for this weeks challenge. Must add that I really love your picture, may have to do one myself. Here is my offering:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/sunday-stamper-week-279-winter.html

Hugs Barb x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels back with my offering to Winter Sunday Challenge.
caroledwards.blogspot.com
x

Mynnette said...

I adore your gorgeous creation! SO fabulous! I've played along, too! Here's my link:

http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2013/10/joy.html

Thanks for taking a peek! :)

Kami-koneko said...

fab stuff here!
here's my link:


http://kamis-castle.blogspot.no/2013/10/more-wine-for-people.html


Laila aka koneko

Lisette Baker said...

I love this and I need to come and do a class to make one of these (and your fabby advent book). Looking forward to the shows next week, menus all organised so a lighter purse and a heavier me :)
Here's my winter tag:
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1Qm

Jan Morris said...

Hels this is a great Christmas decoration for the house. I have the Christmas post paper pack and it is lovely. Haven't had time to play with it yet but am looking forward top it. Hope you are feeling much Better Hels.
Here is my entry for Week 279
janmorrisart.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/winter/

Jane Castle said...

Hi Hels, love, love ,love the picture and frame. Hope you're feeling better now, here's my entry Jane x castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk

Jane Castle said...

Hi again, sorry I don't think the link worked before Jane http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week - hope you're feeling better! Hugs, Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/sunday-stampers-wk-279-winter-friday.html

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