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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Tinseltown wreath

Hi there, hope you're having a good weekend so far. Its blowing a gale here and bitterly cold .. perfect crafting weather lol. When I first got Sarah Hurley's Tinseltown cd I got totally carried away printing out loads of the gorgeous bps, and wanted to find a project to use them all. I'd seen a few of these papercone wreaths around blogland so I thought I'd have a bash.


I was suprised how easy it was to make, I just cut loads of squares of the bps, punched two edges with a MS topiary punch around the page and then folded them a little and curved the paper round to create a cone. I used a plate to position them and once I'd got enough I cut out a couple of circles of white card and used one as the base. One I'd attached all the cones I stamped the sentiment (from Chocolate Baroque) on a circle of ivory card in brilliance red ink and popped it in the centre. I attached a loop of ivory ribbon at the back and used the other white card circle to cover the back. Easy peasy :-)

Taking the pic was a different matter though, I'm sorry its at a wonky angle - I was holding it with one hand and trying to take the photo with the other lol.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: winter holiday sentiments
C.R.A.F.T: Unusual Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity: Christmas decorations
Guylou's inimitability: Christmas with a wreath
Scrapbook Sisters: Christmas Time
Shopping our Stash: christmas or winter
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes Christmas


I've got a very lazy evening planned, watching TV and perhaps eating a little chocolate too :-) But before I collapse on the sofa, just a little reminder that you still have time to enter our Buttons challenge at Sarah Hurley's Challenge
Thanks for popping by today. 
Claire xx




37 comments:

  1. WOW that's amazing Claire. Love it, x

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  2. Wow what a stunning project. Thank you for joining us this week at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. Good luck Jeanette

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Claire
    Trish xx

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  4. This is great !!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Liz

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  5. That is fantastic Claire! x

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  6. WOW this is amazing - absolutely love it. Hugs, Claire x

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  7. Love this Claire...I'm going to try this out for Christmas :)
    Hugs xx
    PS Would you mind sharing what size you cut your squares...and what's the finished size of the wreath??

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  8. WOW Claire this is stunning, love it
    Beryl x

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  9. I like the way that the red elements are just highlighted midst the busyness of the other colours/papers & your red edging makes a cohesive whole.
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. Thanks Claire...will see how I go and keep you posted :) xx

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  11. How cool, it looks fabulous. Great idea.

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  12. Fantastic hanging, the papers look beautiful.
    Yvonne

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  13. Very beautiful and very clever!

    Thankyou so much for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.

    xoxoxox Carly

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  14. I've said it before ... and I'll say it again ... so clever!!!!!!!

    Thankyou so much for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

    xoxoxxo Carly
    (he he he .. I left you a message previously also)

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  15. That's fab Claire, one to remember and try next year for any occasion too which is nice :) Seasons Greetings x

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  16. What a gorgeous idea. I love it. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  17. Great project. Loved it. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

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  18. Love this Claire, such a great thing to hang at Christmas.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  19. Wow thats so clever, love the colours too claire, fab xx

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  20. I loved his design, a good idea, and it was beautiful, congratulations

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  21. What a lovely wreath, thanks for linking it up to Little Red Wagon!

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  22. Wow, what a fabulous creation!! Love the punching on the edges! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck! xx

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  23. A beautiful wreath Claire, and a great idea instead of the normal green ones. Might have a go at making one myself.

    Sue x

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  24. This is awesome, it looks like it must have taken you ages to make, really lovely
    Lindsay xx

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  25. Amazing work Claire, love it. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

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  26. wonderful idea! It sure looks great!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

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  27. oh my brill creation, well done you, thank you for playing along with our challenge this week at CRAFT, x carol

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  28. How creative! Love it! Thank you for joining us at GI!!

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  29. oh this is stunning and thanks for sharing with us at Craft this week

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  30. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  31. Thanks for sharing with Aud Sentiments, I had to scan down to find your entry and was thrilled to see the more recent projects you have made, just lovely.

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  32. This is wonderful such inspiration. hugs Bee

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  33. this is just brilliant! Hugs Juls

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  34. Claire, What a gorgeous decoration you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx PS Wishing you a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2012

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