Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ikea Christmas

Well Happy Halloween to you all ... I hope you have fun!
Hubby and I went off to Ikea a couple of days ago ... after the workmen had left ... we were able to grab a meal and just stroll around for a while leaving behind the total disarray at home... I came across these cute little reindeer tree ornaments .... 



 I was thinking 'Christmas cards' at the time ... and something I could whip up pretty quickly (ha! it took me hours) ...  I think they were about £1.99 but ... as they are made out of rather thick chipboard ... I discovered that with a little bit of wiggling and gentle tugging ... I could actually split each one into 3 ... This meant that I had 2 patterned (from the front and back) and one plain ... here's what I came up with 


The patterned side with a little bit of stamping ....


Just frosted his antlers a bit too ...
Then the plain one I glittered twice ....


Luscious MME paper from the Signature Christmas range ... 


Because this reindeer was not smooth ... after applying the glitter it ended up with a furry look which was an added bonus ... So what do you think? 

Till soon
Ros





7 comments:

Stella said...

Ros!!!!!!ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!
I have an IKEA here in town; just 15 minutes on my bike and I already know what I am going to do tomorrow...
I love them all three and those stamped branches are to die for.
I just keep staring at all three...
Fabulous; all three are handmade jewels. Love every piece of them!

Have a wonderful day and don't look at the mess in your kitchen. Get crafty!

Have a wonderful day!
Stella
XXX

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Ros! Both cards are fabulous! Love those reindeer embellishments! I avoid Ikea because the parking lot is always packed - maybe I will have to be brave & check it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rebekah said...

such a crafty mind!
The cards (and reindeer) are awesome.. i love finding crafty ways for everyday items! Great job!

Romaine said...

Ros, you're work makes me sigh-love this!!! I love how you even 'streeeeetched" these to get even more out of what was so pretty to begin with!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are gorgeous Ros, first of all, I love IKEA, just reminded me so much of my Singapore years where I used to spent countless morning at Ikea with my best friend Ann. Next, the cards are really cool and festive, I can't decide which one I like better, so I am going to like them both equally, they are just very different in feel but both are great!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh Ros, these are beautiful! I LOVE those reindeer. I miss Ikea. They have wonderful stuff. :)

Tatanky said...

Wow Ros these two cards are gorgeous love them both hard to choose a favorite one. Wish we had an Ikea in Mexico but we don't :(

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