Thursday, December 23, 2010

Scandinavian Christmas



... That's the challenge this week over at The Shabby Tea Room .. and due to commitments it's been sooo long since I got to enter one of their challenges ... so with some time on my hands I finally got to enter this one ... This is the inspirational photo ...



... Love this red and white ...
I have lots of pictures to share so I hope you don't get bored ...
I made a house gift box and a card ... this is the house


I made up the template and then stitched this pretty red and white fabric all around it 
... a cute fabric covered robin sits on a sparkly snowflake ...


Vellum patterned paper and lace on a corrugated roof ... 
more vellum and a wooden heart with a wooden covered flower on the side


This is the other side ... another heart with a covered butterfly 
and I strung heart shaped buttons with beads to each corner
then finished with a ribbon and a sparkly embellishment ...


 On to my card ... using the same theme ...  


I cut a heart shape out of thick felt and one out of the same fabric I used on the house 
and stitched them together ... added some lace ... 
a fabric flower with pearls and a gem and a sprig of berries



But see the heart comes off to use as a decoration ...


I had fun making this ... what do you think?

Whilst crafting today there have been two serious accidents at the back of my house ... just beyond our garden is some woodland and then a main road which is so very icy and drivers are still going too fast .. no sooner had the Fire brigade, police and ambulance cleared one accident when another car landed in exactly the same place ... scary!

Till soon ... keep safe

~ Ros ~
   







15 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Wow,Ros two fabulous projects. The house is gorgeous and what a fantastic idea making a card with a removal decoration. The heart decoration is beautiful.
Have a Happy Christmas.

Deb x

Sylvia said...

You are still busy making gifts! How wonderful, you are right there with me, I will not be finished until Christmas eve. I can not take pictures, though as they would be seen! I love this red gift, the house, the cards, it's wonderful! Thanks for being such a lovely blog friend! Have a Merry Merry Christmas! I hope the new year brings you joy!

Tatanky said...

Hola Ros ! Wow this is a beautiful card and the idea of using the heart as a decoration is brilliant. I hope you'll have a wonderful Christmas full with love and joy. Thanks so much for sharing your work. Visiting your blog is one of my favorite parts of the day. I'm glad I found it. Take care and enjoy !!!

Noomiy said...

Amazing card!!! Love this one! :)

Stella said...

I have a lot of catching up to do and I hope that I am able to visit all your creations within a few days.
But this one,,,OMG....S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G and for me this is the winner..... That gift house box is breathtaking; one of my favorites. Perfect in every details and real Scandinavian...I love it to pieces. And the card: well...same story:) I'm smitten!!!
Lovely Ros; you are multi talented and fabulous with templates; this is such a beauty!
Have a wonderful evening...
XXX

Romaine said...

So pretty, Ros! I adore red and white (er, anything that has red!).

Lynnda Hosni said...

Very beautiful creation Ros... I love it...the color combo...just gorgeous...cutie house...eeeiii I adorn it!!!...

Oh my its scary eh.... you be safe alright....Merry Christmas... hugs...xoxo

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room! Merry Christmas!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a fabulous house and card, ros! you nailed this challenge with your amazing projects! love them!! hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
be safe and drive carefully.
*hugs* steph :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely project, so love the scandinavian touch! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful christmas Ros! Thanks for being such a sweet team mate and blog buddy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling little house Ros! Love all the detail and the red & white color combo! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas :)

Ira said...

All of these are such beautiful projects Ros! Superb creations! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Ira x

cbuswell said...

Love your little house and gorgeous card Ros! thanks for playing along with the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Debbie said...

Simply FAB, Ros!! So glad you could join us this week in the Tea Room :)

lauren bergold said...

OOF! i totally missed awesome stuffs in the run up to xmas....like ♥♥♥THIS♥♥♥ amazing & astounding bit of craftiness, for example! (♥WOW!♥)

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