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Saturday 17 November 2012

A Christmas pin

Good morning, its a really horrible grey damp day here today so I'm going to stay in and get on with some more Christmas cards but before I settle down to some crafting I thought I'd share a little Christmas pin I made using beads from my stash and stamps from Chocolate Baroque's themeplates Pears and Baubles and The Gift of Christmas.

The snowflakes and trees were stamped in brilliance ink and dusted with mica powder on shrink plastic, I punched holes with my crop-o-dile before shrinking them and then added tiny dots of stickles for some sparkle. Its not a very good photo so the sparkle doesn't show up too well.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Allsorts:Its a gift
Crafty Catz: let's have sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Something more than 6 months old 
(beads and shrink plastic)

I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. 
Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. These are so gorgeous! Don't know if you are planning on these being Christmas gifts but I bet they would delight everybody,

    Lucy x

  2. That's gorgeous - thanks for sharing it for my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. How clever! Hope all is well. Best wishes, Yvonne

  4. Same weather here Claire and confess to some inky indulgence here as well.

    This is a gorgeous pin, not something I've ever thought about with my beads, just proves my point crafting's an ongoing learning curve.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  5. This is a lovely Christmas pin Claire

    Jackie x

  6. What a beautiful pin Claire. Very clever with the shrink plastic - I've never tried that. Nicola x

  7. The shine on the snowflakes is lovely & I love the glittery effect on those little trees. A lovely little gift & quite an unusual idea.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Very pretty pins, Claire! I just love shrink plastic and these trees of yours would also make such nice earrings! Have fun!

  9. It was a lovely sunny day here yesterday after rain overnight so looks like we had the best of the weather.
    Your pin is gorgeous and will make a lovely gift for someone.
    Beryl xx

  10. wow this is superb love the decoration you have acheived and many thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week a worthy entry hug ssassyxxxx

  11. Claire, what a gorgeous Christmas pin you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  12. beautiful creation, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CC x carol

  13. This is stunning Claire, just love it. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our It's a Gift challenge x

  14. What a nice Christmas pin you've made!

  15. This is so beautiful!!
    Thank you for playing at The Sweet Pea Stampers xx

  16. Wow, this pin is genius! So class ...
    This is a wonderful idea!

    Rosi x


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