Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas decor from my home

I saw this kind of x-mas tree on Pinterest made of old textpaper and I just had to try it out.  Mine turned out a bit different in shape and size. I didn't have a pair of zig zag scissors - so I made a quick shortcut and die cut the textpapers using a scalloped square nestabilities. I was able to cut many many layers at a time - so it was really quick!!

I punched the star using a Fiskars star punch and covered it with glitter as well as the edges of the tree.
I poked the wooden skewer into a tea light in order to lift the tree a bit... It worked out quite well.

And it ended up in the window sill together with the JUL (Danish for Xmas) letters which I bought in NYC a couple of years ago.

I also wanted to share with you the simple Xmas decor in my kitchen - I used the same branch from Halloween (red berries) and just added some x-mas mugs, red glass, a silver tree and a wreath of red berries (one of my favorite Xmas decor from Marks & Spencers in London). The star hanging on my porch is from this year's trip to Berlin ( it has been on my wishlist for quite some time and I found it in a department store in Berlin - yay!). It is a German product called Herrnhuter Sterne and it is perfect for the outdoor.  It really had a bad start here during the two recent storms - they were ripped off their installation - but luckily without further damage. 

Not very Xmassy - I shared this on FB, too! I made some new cat residents for Fiona & Harry Potter's eating place - Silhouette Shapes (hero arts black cat) - out of vinyl! 
I just love this snapshot, where Harry Potter is checking them out for the first time!

I hope you are all getting into the Xmas spirit! I have not finalized my Xmas shopping yet ;)
There is still, time, huh!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Just sharing a giftwrap I did yesterday for a friend. I love kraft paper bags - so easy to decorate and it goes with everything!  I punched a MS heart in the middle for some extra interest and I used a smaller similar MS punch for the mini butterflies, punched in lovely Webster's Pages paper.

The little sentiment is from a Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text sticker sheet.

The manilla tag i stamped - using the fab special edition distress ink "evergreen bough" - love that color!

Thank you so much for stopping by at the Lawn Scaping blog hop and thank you for your lovely comments!  I loved reading all of them!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lawnscaping Blog Hop

Welcome to my first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop! 
I am so very thrilled that you are here!  You should have come to me by way of Ruza Rebel

This theme is all about RED!!!  
The hop runs from Friday, December 9th - Sunday, December 11th! 
Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! 
All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page

The hop is being sponsored by some amazing companies:

I love red christmas and I thought it would be fun to make the tree from the Critters in the Forest look more christmassy by stamping some musical notes from the Pa rum Pa Pum Pum set. Both were white embossed and colored with distress ink & an ink applicator tool. 

The white panel was stamped using 4 different christmas/winter sayings from various Lawn Fawn sets.  I used small snowflakes to create a background.

 Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest, Pa rum Pa pum pum, Critters in the snow, Bows & Holly.
Paper: Bazzill
Inks: Ranger distress inks (fired brick, walnut stain), Colorbox Frost White pigment ink.

Thank you so much for hopping along ;)

Next head on to the blog of the ever so talented Vera Yates.

If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers and prize information!