Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Christmas Bunting

Everyone likes handmade bunting, and when it's Christmas bunting.. well that just makes it even better doesn't it! These last few weeks I've been making Christmas decorations left right and centre. I can't wait to decorate the house and use them all, it'll be nice to see my handmade crafty items put to good use.

The stamps I've used here are the "Let it Snow" stamp set from Creative Expressions. I've also used the stars from the TH Christmas Time stamp set too.


Oh it looks so Christmassy with the fairy lights on!


First of all I've used the back of a Tim Holtz Christmas Memories kraft sheet. I die cut the bunting triangles. Then used white Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder on the stamped images.


My newest crafty purchase is the Sissix Bigz Word Play alphabet die. 
The die cut letters were the perfect size for the bunting.
But they did need some jazzy colour,....... that's coming up!


Before I put the colour on the letters, I distressed the edges of the bunting with Vintage Photo DI.


Look at these shiny bad boys!


I punched holes into my bunting triangles and threaded red ribbon and jingly bells though them, I then linked them all up to make the bunting.


I really love those letters and the bell in the middle of the ribbon.
I've dotted some areas of the bunting with glue and stuck down some Cosmic Shimmer mica flakes.
They catch the light, which adds a little bit of sparkle.



I really wanted to leave these up!
It won't be long till they go up for real.

Michelle x

17 comments:

Caroline said...

WOW I love the bunting Michelle it's gorgeous. Caroline xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab bunting, the letters look all coloured and spritzed! A wonderful festive make..looks wonderful against the fairy lights!! Trace x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great bunting Michelle, great idea to showcase the images. Love the embossing, very striking. Tracy x

lilygee said...

Incredibly beautiful Michelle - just feel like going and making one - thanks for the inspiration, colour and glam pics that really cheered me up.
love Jean xxx

Shary said...

Looks fantastic Michelle, love it! x

butterfly said...

Completely fantastic... I'm so in love with kraft + white for Christmas, and I'm envying your WordPlay letters big time!! Glorious bunting...
Alison x

Chris said...

Fabulous, Michelle. I love kraft embossed with white and your letters look so rich.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, a great decoration for Christmas.

Netty said...

Terrific bunting Michelle, x

Karin said...

fabulous bunting!

Evil Edna said...

wow that is so winderfully festive. brillant.EE

Gillian .... said...

Love Love Love the kraft combined with the white embossing, I'm a sucker for bunting lol. xx

Sasha said...

WOW! Your bunting looks fabulous, Michelle! I love the white cosmic shimmer on your stamped images, it looks so crisp and festive. I love how you coloured your die cut letters, too.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment on my card and box...and for becoming a follower:)
I've had a peep around your blog and your work is fantastic! I am now a follower of you:)

Sandy said...

Wow Michelle - your decoration is grand -- very pretty - reminds me of iced gingerbread! We have to get through Thanksgiving before I can think about Christmas!!!!
Sandy

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous bunting, Michelle! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog! Your blog is full of beautiful creations! I'll follow you, too! Hugs

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic! Love your stamping, especially that you chose stamps that would only show partially. Beautiful!

julie case said...

This is beautiful, Michelle! I just signed up to receive your posts by email. You've got a lot of crafty goodness goin' on!

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