Friday 16 September 2011

Christmas tree decoration

This started off life as a make for another challenge, then I changed my mind. lol.
I don't know about you, but I like to have little gifts hidden in the branches of the tree at Christmas. It seems to make that day last longer than the short while of getting together to give and receive pressies before the slog in the kitchen. Even though my "kids" are now grown up and I'm now a "granny", they still look for a pressie "from Santa". Just one of those little family traditions.
This is one of the "ornaments" that will be on the tree this year. Made from green and red co'redinations card stock with just the printed images and top done in white c.s.
Lots of heat embossing in red sparkle of different images decorate the inside of the panels.
The two outer layers are "hiding" a little 3cm square gift box.

The view of the outside? For this I chose the Delicious Doodles' images of various pets in Christmas stockings.

everything is threaded on some thin green satin ribbon, secured between layer 2 and the outside.

All the images are coloured with promarkers and barndoor DI smudged round them

I am entering this into a couple of challenges
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes
Jens Digi Stamps - Anything But a Card
Crafty Boots Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Great idea, having parcels on the tree, it's a nice tradition to keep going. :-) xx

  2. Helen, this is a wonderful project. Love the idea of hanging presents on the tree. And all of the stamped images are just perfect.

  3. Loving this, its just so cute!

  4. What a wonderful project and a great idea.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  5. Very cute!! I love your images. You did a great job! Thank you for joining us at Jens Digi Stamps Challenge.


  6. What a stunning project
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V