Favourite Time of Year

Christmas is without doubt my favourite time of year. Not just because there are presents and lovely things to eat (but of course they are a BIG part of it!), but I love to get out those decorations that I’ve had for years.

We started visiting the Christmas German market in Birmingham a few years ago and Lauren wanted a nutcracker ornament. We decided between us that she should have a new one each year to start a collection. Her nutcrackers along with the other ornaments I have collected or made over the years really help to give home that festive look.

I cut out the big bow from the Golden Rings paper leaving a nice fancy edge. If you look closely, you can see that I added a scalloped edge to one side. Simply punch a scalloped border from Partridge. Snip along the straight edge every centimetre or so. Then carefully glue to the back of the way edge. You need a little patience but the results are worthwhile.

The Turtle Dove collectables are packed full of great images and pieces. I added a little sparkle and frosting to my ornaments. The Numbers sticker sheet has loads of numbers in different shapes – I used two for the year.

One technique I use frequently is to create a small area for my embellishments. I folded the corner down in my cardstock to allow me to place flowers and stickers behind. I start with the centre piece and work my way outwards. Leaves are great for filling in the gaps. Just finish off with some ribbon, stickers and die-cuts.

The title was inked in two colours before being covered in Glossy Accents. I just love the finish that it gives.

Turtle Dove Papers: Golden Rings, Partridge

Other: Turtle Dove CollectablesNumbers sticker sheet, Turtle Dove Printed Ribbon, Rhinestones, Wood Flourish, Bakers Twine

Thanks for popping in!

Morag x