Monday, October 17, 2011

Plastic balls!

This is another item that Karen at Papercrafts Boutique gave me to include in a sample for the demo.
I loved it so much I had to buy some for myself.
In fact I believe they were so popular that they sold out which reminds me I must check if she will be getting more.

Now I have to admit that I don't think the above photograph does my bauble justice but that is more because of my abilities taking pictures as a good friend recently told me.
"Oh they're so much better in real life!"
So I'm afraid this is more of a taster instead.

I have used;
Spellbinder Nestabilities die 2011 Heirloom Ornament.
Paper by MME Loss and Found Union Square.
Stickles Diamond and Distress ink Vintage photo.
Plastic bauble.
Thread and satin ribbon from stash.

I think you'll agree the die fits just perfectly inside the bauble.
I have used eight die cuts and folded down the centre gluing together with Glossy accents.
I then added distress ink and glitter to the edges.
As I glued it together I added cotton thread which I used to hang it centrally when closing the bauble.
Finally I added ribbon to hang up and a big bow of satin ribbon to hid all the workings!
Now I've just got to remember to make myself three before Christmas to hang in my dining room.

What am I up to today....
To start with I really need to go food shopping, which I really enjoy NOT.
I did send my other half recently but he came back with such an unhealthy bag of pastries and treats and not everything on the list...
"just follow the list!"
Then I will be going to my local craft shop as I have given up looking for black felt to finish what I started a couple of days ago.
Guess what?
I will find it as soon as I come home with more.
Hopefully once all my jobs are done I may get some craft time although I think my kids want to go bowling or to the cinema...
I will have to wait and see.
Have a super Monday and more again from me tomorrow.


Cathy said...

Ohh this is beautiful Erika ... I love the idea of a bauble within a bauble.
Something else on my "to make" list again!
Cathy xx

kath said...

absolutely stunning erika...not the easiest of things to take a pic of...hugs kath xxx

Lau W said...

So beautiful creation Erika, superb !