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Wednesday 26 December 2012

Decorate to Celebrate GDT

Hi there, I hope you are having a nice relaxing Boxing Day. I'm having a very lazy day but before I go and do some serious lazing, I wanted to share this project with you. I was chuffed to bits to be invited to be a Guest Designer for Decorate to Celebrate, what an honour! A big thank you to Amy and her lovely team for inviting me to join them. The challenge the theme is 'New Year/Winter Party', how exciting!! Do pop over to the Challenge blog to find out all about this fab challenge.

Now what could be more exciting than a Winter Party, my thoughts turned immediately to icy decorations, beautiful party frocks, some Christma decorations and children ready for bed but too excited to sleep. I set too altering a little house shaped thimble display unit to create a Party Scene. I won't go in to lots of detail as it took ages and I had loads of fun making it. Here are a couple more pics: 

Can you see the little mouse flat on his back behind the lady? He's polished off a bottle of wine and is feeling a bit worse for weat lol, the bottle and glasses are hidden in the shadow. 
In the pic below you can see the little children and the mouse watching from outside by the streetlamp.

Here's a list of some of the supplies I used:
Stamps from Crafty Individuals, Chocolate Baroque and Joanna Sheen
Acrylic Paint, distress inks, promarkers, glimmer chips, pale blue gingham ribbon, a broken pearl necklace, Marianne die cut icicle border, sparkly beads, stickers , tiny gold baubles and little gold bells, and lastly lots of faux snow made using rock candy glitter, clear holographic glitter, shaved ice, tiny clear stars and a little silver glitter - sprinkled all over (the dogs and I were sparkly for days when I finished lol)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Addicted to stamps: blue Christmas/winter
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Celebration
Crafty Calendar: white Christmas plus metal (I've added some little bells)
Crafty Mess: vintage Christmas
Die Cutting Divas: More holiday spirit
Joanna Sheen Challenge: with love at Christmas
Ribbon Carousel: Holiday spirit

 I hope you're enjoying the Christmas break. I'm back at work tomorrow (booooo hooooo) but I finish on Friday and have a week off work - I can't wait :-)
Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. Goodness this is a creation & a half - love the little mouse.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Claire, your house looks wonderful, love all the details.

  3. Wow, Claire, this is a masterpiece! Fabulous work! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  4. WOW!!Stunnng & Beautiful!Love all the details in this Amazing Project!

  5. OMG this is stunning thank you for joining us at crafty mess

  6. WOW! Claire this is absolutely stunning and beautiful. I love all the detail and thank you for joining us as a Guest Designer over at Decorate to Celebrate, fabulous job! Have a Happy New Year!!!

  7. Wow what a beautiful project Claire ! Congrats on your guest design spot. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Shirleyxx

  8. Fabulous project - love the attention to detail

  9. What a lovely Christmassy house you have made xxx

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Mess Challenge xxx
    Tina xxx

  10. Wow Claire...this is amazing! So much intricate detail ~ stunning! Congrats on your guest design spot too...what an honour! I hope your xmas was great Claire
    Dot x

  11. This is truly a work of art. Such attention to detail and it is absolutely astonishing. I love everything about it, a lot of love and hard work has gone into this masterpiece. Beautiful.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  12. Claire this is just wonderful! LOVE all of the detail! Thanks for playing along with the Ribbon Carousel crew!

  13. What a fabby idea it's wonderful xx thank you for joining us at Crafty Mess xx

  14. such a work of art!! Hugs Juls

  15. Wow, an amazing project. Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  16. Very beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate:)

  17. WOW, this is absolutely amazing!! What a gorgeous project!! All of the details you have added are just fabulous!! This is stunning!! Thanks so much for being a guest designer at rocked the challenge!! Have a joyous new year's celebration!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. Wauw what a gorgeous creation Claire! All the beautiful details, this must have took you ages to make! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

  19. WOW, What a fantastic project!!! I love all the details!!! This is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  20. I love you project this is so fun and whimsical. Your fun characters and all the elements you added certainly look like the night before Christmas. Everyone all excited and everything all festive and happy. I just want to look at it forever--- TFS
    Happy new year Congrats on your guest designer spot on DTC.

    DIANA L.

  21. Absolutely magical crafting Claire! I love your beautiful house and all the little details that you have included. Gorgeous creation to treasure obviously made with love. Nicola x

  22. Claire, an absolutely gorgeous, and very inspiring project -- Thank you so much for Guest Designing for us... It was such a treat to have you working with us!! :) I hope you'll join us again sometime -- Have a great day!!

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog -- we'd love to see your decorations and party supplies for our NEW Challenge!! :)

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!


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