Monday, December 9, 2013

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

First let me thank Cazzy and the Design Team at  Quirky Crafts  for the wonderful opportunity of being their Guest Designer.  This week's challenge is  'A Christmas project with a twist' and the sponsor is The Cutting Cafe.  There are three prizes so you don't want to miss out on her amazing  projects.  Oh and you can work on your project while listening to the sounds of Nat King Cole from Christmas Treasures Vol 2 that's playing at Quirky Crafts place!  Now this is my creation.
My first scrapbook convention was the Simply Southern Scrapbook Convention in Nashville, TN in 2003.  WOW  I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  It was an overwhelming yet pleasant experience.  One of my purchases was a wire/bead kit.  My intention was to write in cursive with wire.  Since I didn't get a chance to take a class or learn the technique it's been in my stash for 10 years.  Trimming the tree is one of my favorite traditions at Christmas and I decided to use The Cutting Cafe Christmas Sentiment Shapes.  Here's a close up of the tree.  I used Martha Stewart's fringe scissors on the edges and pulled the wire around the tree inserting three beads in the front adhered with my glue gun. 
 This is the Christmas shapes and sentiments you receive with this set from The Cutting Cafe!

Little Yellow Bicycle Frosty 25 Days of Christmas paper stack
The Cutting Cafe images
Martha Stewart fringe scissors
Mr. Jesse buttons
Prima poinsettias

The fiber came from my mother's stash.  I told her, "Sure I can find a use for it"...and I did!
Also in my mother's stash was some tiny strands of garland.  I made good use of it too!  The outside of the stocking has Christmas stickles all around it

Merry Christmas!

Entering in the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish - Must use a bow
That Craft Place - Christmas
Creative Corner - Christmas 


  1. These cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Very festive!!

  2. Hi Princess,

    Thank you for being our guest, and for your lovely creations and for using your very special beads. I love your photo of your view by the way!

    Cazzy x
    the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

  3. Great way to use the wire! Along with beads, it works perfectly on the tree diecut. I like the little gifts at the bottom too!

  4. So Very Pretty :-) Thanxx For Playing Along With Us At Robyn's Fetish Challenge This Week
    Good Luck
    Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

  5. lovely cards
    thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

  6. OH MY what a beautiful set of them


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