Thursday, December 2, 2010

My old gold Christmas Ornaments

Hello my lovelies

I am so sorry for my absence the past week - unfortunately we have been dealing with a full plate at home: aged family challenges, end of school year with exhausted chicklettes, work and anything else we can squeeze in-between. 

But I love and thank you all for checking in to say hi, both in email and here - it's lovely to be missed and it warms my heart to know you have stopped by. 

Right, down to the fun stuff....I have finished my ornaments for the great Christmas Ornament Swap...

Tomorrow these three little babies will be individually packed and posted to Canada and the US.

As you may recall, the challenge was to use red, green or gold (or a combination).  I considered my options for a while, but knowing I wanted to use this particular stamp from Stampin' Up!, I really wanted a classic look, so red and gold it was, topped off with some red velvet ribbon.

Do you like?  I did make it up as I went along, so made many mistakes and learnt from them.  I will provide a tutorial in my next post on what it was I did and what I used - mistake free of course - but in short I had a blast!!

To see all the fun and check out all the beautiful ornaments created for the Christmas Ornament Swap, pop over to the Flickr group here.

I am also going to link these pretties up to Kristin''s Uncommon Slice of Suburbia's Tuesdays Treasures, because I love sharing at Kristin's as she is a total sweetie!!

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

And speaking about Christmas and total sweeties, I have to finish writing my letter to Santa asking if I could pretty, pretty please, be the lucky recipient of one of these two Giveaways....


freckled laundry

Jami is giving away the most beautiful collection of items in celebration of 6 happy months in blog land, as well as reaching 500 followers.

Jami has extended the hand of blog friendship since my beginnings and is an inspirational, creative, textile goddess, not to mention a total sweetie!!

I can only dream to be capable of creating such a whimsical, magical hideaway as the Shabby Streamside Studio...Sandy is celebrating 1 year, and 1000 followers....what a milestone!

Not only that, but this is what Sandy shared when posting about this milestone and giveaway:
"Material things are meaningless compared to the daily cup of joy topped with foamy sunshine you serve me by sharing your visits, blogs, and comments..."

Another sweetie!!

So there you have it my lovelies, my Christmas Ornaments for my swap and a couple of Christmas wishes.

Big hugs to you all,


Update: the tutorial for these can now be found here.  Enjoy!!


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey you,

Wow, those are beautiful decorations. Whose the goodess now?!! YOU!

I'm really looking forward to the tutorial. I'd love to have a o at making one (or two...or three...).


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi Cath-
Those are gorgeous decorations! I'm going to girl night tonight ornament swap times!
You are the sweetest thing to link up but then to post abou me....Just when I didn't think you could get any nicer!
Enjoy your evening!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Catherine...saw you over at Kristin's and I see that you are close by!!! I'm off to the market tomorrow to pick up my book!!! So excited...Love your blog...Dzintra♥x

Brenda Kula said...

Very classy and elegant!

freckled laundry said...

Gorgeous, Cath! Really. Really. Gorgeous. I swear I commented already. I love the red & the gold! So happy that you linked up.


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