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Friday 1 May 2015

Tussie Mussies at Eclectic Ellapu

Good morning again, my second post of the day and I'm back with a 'Tussie Mussie' to fit the Pink teams theme at Eclectic Ellapu. The purple team have a fab challenge to inspire you so do pop over and check out all the gorgeous projects from my lovely teamies!

I have to confess I'd never heard of a tussie mussie, but good old google came to the rescue and after faffing round cutting different sizes of circles, cutting bits out of circles and generally getting in a bit of  a pickle, I found the easiest way to create my tussie mussie was using an 8x8 square of paper. This brought me out in a cold sweat as I used the very last piece of one of my all time favourite Christmas papers!! Brave or what??
Anyway once I'd sussed out that all I needed to do was join my paper down one edge and I had a cone shape, all I had to do was decorate it. I got to work with die cuts, stamps, lace, ribbon and buttons to create my Christmas themed tussie mussie. I distressed everything with distress ink and used more distress inks to colour my die cuts, adding some script stamping here and there. I made up a couple of tattered pine cones,I love making these :-) to finish off.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Creative Card Crew: fancy folds
Decorate to Celebrate: anything goes
Fab'n'funky: Christmas
Loves rubber stamps: at least 2 dies
Not just cards: anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty: anything but a square
Perfectly Rustic: new technique
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Super creation today Claire, great imagination.

    Hope you have a good holiday weekend.

    B x

  2. This is gorgeous Claire...I hadn't a clue either! Carol x

  3. Fabulous creation, I must admit I have never heard of Tussie Mussie and thanks for explaining. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will join us agains soon. Jennifer DT member

  4. Oh my, I had to Google what a tussie mussie was too...such a random this to have to create. You did a great job on yours, and filling it with all of the wonderful winter die cuts was a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, good luck!

  5. Great xmas project..Glad you could join our "use at least two dies " challenge at Loves Rubberstamps this week, hugs Blankina

  6. Fabulous creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  7. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's

    Helen x

  8. Beautiful tussie mussie! Pretty colors!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  9. what a fabulous creation, love it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    Hugs Kate x

  10. A wonderful creation!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything but square” challenge over at Penny’s. Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)

  11. so fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  12. so pretty thank you for joining challenge at dtc. hugs

  13. Lovely project and Thank you for joining us over Decorate to Celebrate.

  14. This is gorgeous thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  15. Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!


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