Monday, 8 December 2014

O' Christmas Tree

Hello peeps, another Monday!! Don't they roll around quickly?!!
Hope you had a good weekend and are raring to go for another week!!

So, today I am here to share my DT creation for the new challenge at


and what a great challenge it is too...Anything But A Card, Cute stylee!!

Here's mine


I used the cutest image, Ava Mistletoe, from one of our sponsors Bugaboo and coloured her with Promarkers. The Christmas tree was made using some rogue sheets of paper that I had printed previously and came across in my scraps box. It's really easy to do and if you'd like to have a go here is how I made it.

 I had a play with scrap paper first to get the dimensions right and as I was using A4 sized paper these are the measurements.  All of the strips are 20cm in length and you need 2 x 5cm, 2 x 4.5cm, 2 x 4cm, 2 x 3.5cm, 2 x 3cm, 2 x 2.5cm and 1 x 2cm. I also punched 74 circles and glued 6 stacks of 10 together for the trunk and saved 14 to glue onto the finished rosettes, top and bottom.  Using a scoreboard score at 1cm intervals concertina each strip and join the pairs together ( I found it easier to join them once they are scored). Then join them end to end so that you have a zig zag circle. Gently flatten with the palm of your hand and have two pre glued circles (quick dry glue) ready to pop onto each side. I then used whatever I could find, acrylic blocks, glue pots and the like, to weigh each rosette down as they kept on springing back up (that caused a few obscenities I can tell you!!). Once dried, glue the rosettes with  the circle stacks between and that's it, a Christmas tree!! Ooh, I made the trunk/base with some brown cardstock rolled up, snipped and glued to two SB scalloped circle die cuts. 

I printed and coloured Ava twice.I flipped one image so that I had a mirror image to stick back to back so that she would stand up and glued her to the top like a cute little fairy.

Phew, I hope my instructions are not too garbled, don't be afraid to shout if you decide to brave it and get confused along the way!!

A challenge or three...

Love to Scrap #43 - Shape shift
Get Creative #3 - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge - Theme Circles, Stash Glitter
Open minded Crafting Fun #25 - Unusual Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist
Bugaboo - Second Annual Holiday Chaos
(Saturday Sparkle and Shine)

Have a good week folks and see you soon xx

38 comments:

brenda said...

OH wow Sarah, how very creative and you have done a tut as well, thank you.

B x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous decoration Sarah but it must have taken you ages x Susan x

Lucy Woods said...

Wow super fab Sarah! And such a cute image love it!
Lucy x

Julie B said...

Wow Sarah that's gorgeous. I know what you mean about concertina rosettes, mine always ping apart too! Looks like we are in for sunshine and showers today. :) x

Pollard Carole said...

This is a fabulous design I love the idea and thank you for sharing how to make it with us, It looks just amazing a wonderful creation love and hugs Carole x

Laine said...

Fabulous creation Sarah. Makes a stunning festive decoration. Love the cute image.
Laine
xx

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT Sarah, wow this is outstanding love the idea of what you have made. Super cute image tooxx
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Sue Nicholson said...

Stunning creation, fab idea cheers Sue N x

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW Sarah! This is spectacular! What a creative and beautiful Christmas decoration! Well done! hugs :)

Annette said...

Wow, it's fab. I love the tree.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Patricia said...

WOW!! love it, absolute brilliant.
Thank you so much for all the sizes might just have a go at that with the boys.
I can have them all cut and ready for "playtime"
Hugs

Patricia x

Pia S said...

Love how your tree turned out, what a great way to use scraps! So fun with cute Ava at the top too! Thanks for joining us over at Catch the Bug and good luck in the challenge!

Lynn's Place said...

Wow how cute a tree is this...CIO challenge blog says thanks for joining us and hope you stop by to play again <((><

Janice said...

Brilliant tree Sarah, how about a life sized one now? Tried to leave you a comment this morning - but the computer hung - was probably trying to tell me something! Jx

Carole said...

Very lovely dimensional tree and cutie pie perched on top...thanks for the visit

Hazel said...

Sarah, this is brilliant, great way of using up scraps. Hazel xx

Jane Savage said...

Wow, you clever clogs you, this is a-mazing!! xxx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

his is absolutely brilliant!! And of course adorable! You did a fabulous job creating this tree and little angel on top. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. x

Debs said...

Fabulous!!! Great project and cute image.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

chanya13 said...

Beautiful christmas tree!!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Squirrel x said...

Now this is definitely cute! Love it Sarah, brilliantly done. Hugs xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant project and a gorgeous tree. Sweet image too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow! This is just fabulous, what a great idea! Gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Cindy said...

How cute is this? Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug for our Christmas Chaos this year. Cindy-GDT

Lisa xx said...

Wowzers.....the work you've put into this! Looks gorgeous, at I'm sure it will be with you for many a Christmas yet

Julie Reed said...

fab project, just love that tree.
Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Julie DT
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Pumpkin Belly Cards}

cass said...

Cute project, thanks for joining us at Open MInded Challenges this fortnight

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely super hun and thanks for giving us the instructions of how to make it too, luv Sam x

MaryH said...

Ava made a lovely angel to top your beautiful rosette tree. Clever you to think of using your snippets to craft such a cute little tree, that also met your challenge. It's delightful & will make a wonderful decoration for your home for the holidays. TFS & Hugs

Lisa S. said...

Wow, what a fabulous tree Sarah and I love the topper too! xx

coops said...

wow this is stunning sarah.your tree is fabulous and i love the cute image ;D

xx coops xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Ooh this is such a fabulous project! The tree looks beautiful and the image is lovely too - love it!
Rebecca.
x

Dawn Frost said...

Ooooh that is totally adorable! Thanks for joining us for Bugaboo's 2nd Annual Holiday Christmas Chaos challenge. Dawn Frost Bugaboo Guest DT

Cheryl First said...

Fantastic!
Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Chaos Challenge today!
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Cynthia said...

This is lovely. Thanks for joining the 2nd Annual Christmas Chaos challenge at Catch the Bug.

Debi said...

This is just wonderful. Love the fairy at the top. Also love that you used rogue paper. I have so much of that. I could just picture your assembly process, using all kinds of items to weigh down those uncooperative circles. Fun reading and thanks for the instructions. I'm so happy you shared this with us at Love to Scrap Challenge. Good luck. Debi DT LTSCB

Annette Reed said...

This is really cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap.