Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Christmas Catch Up

Christmas was about a month and a half ago and we are (I am) eagerly awaiting Valentine's Day. It  about time to get some Christmas projects up here! Then you can see Valentine's stuff at Easter. Ha. I kill me.

I love this lady. I made her for the Snarky Christmas ornament swap on Craftster that I organized and enjoyed thoroughly. The base is part of a chipboard kit that I've had pretty much forever, so I painted that sucker gold. I adore the red and white polka dot paper in the background and have also had that for quite some time. The sign is made from chipboard, covered with red nail polish (I'm playing with that as a new medium!) and a bit of gold along the edges. The bottle and holly are some embellishments that I recently acquired at Hobby Lobby and on Etsy.

Seriously, I adore her.

Next up, I got these white faux bottle cap things with plastic cabochons in the discount bin at a craft store -- not sure which one. I do remember, however, that they were 19 cents for a set of six. I should have bought a case of them, but only bought the two sets that I saw on the top of the bin. They are a perfect fit for some circular vintage images that I had, and I can't wait to use them.

Next up, the front and back of a little matchbox shrine that I made for a Craftster swap. The house is a hotel from a Monopoly game, the background is from vintage wrapping paper, the spool of thread and button on top are straight out of my vintage hoard.

I was also involved in a card/tag swap on Craftster -- here are a few that came out of that process. My favorite is this little snowman.

The background of this card is from a set that I purchased at Michaels -- the polka dots are flocked! I'm really digging this Tim Holtz stamp on craft paper, too.

The red and white paper on this card is from a selection of handmade art papers that I got at a local shop. The gal is another vintage image. I feel like I look like this throughout the month of December -- always carrying 20 things at a time.

I didn't get as much Christmas crafting done as I would have liked, but this represents a good selection of what happened. I really have to take better photos of things as I make them. I tend to craft right up until my swap deadlines and then take marginally ok photos at work. 

And now you know what my New Year's resolution was! 

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