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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Twas the night before Christmas....

.....I have a confession to make...I'm 31 years old and I still have a stocking! In fact I have two! One from my mum and one from my boyfriend! I remember the excitment of going to bed on Christmas eve as a child, trying to fall asleep so that Father Christmas would visit! Even better was waking up in the morning to find a stocking full of presents!

This week's challenge over at Allsorts is "Twas the night before Christmas", where they want to see projects inspired by the poem. I've taken the following line to inspire my card: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

I've created a little chimney scene from paper!

I used green and brown backing paper to create my base, I then used stiff brown create the chimney breast and there is a little black mantle piece too! I've decorated my chimney with a mini rudolph banner and the all important stockings! I then decided I needed something on my mantle piece and made two mini Christmas cards, complete with sentiment! This was a time consuming project (and fiddly!), but I'm really pleased with the final card

This card is also for this week's challenge over at Bah! Humbug! Their theme is fancy folds and I've used some folds (not that fancy)  to create my 3D chimney breast. Here is a side shot of the Chimney:

Thanks for stopping by today,
Wedgie xxx


brenda said...

Hi there

A perfect card and take on this weeks themse.

Thank you for joining us at Allsrts challenge this month and good luck.

B x
More Stampalot candy here

Max said...

Oh wow ... what a wonderful card. Your 3D chimney and stockings are fabby but my favourite bit has GOT to be the dinky wee cards on the mantlepiece. Adorable!! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Fleur said...

What a fab card, perfect for our theme
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Tracy said...

this is fabulous, i love the fireplace!
hugs Tracy x

Donna said...

Oh wow Wedgie, this is beautiful and so brilliantly put the little fireplace and fab stockings...there's nothing to be ashamed of having a stocking at Crimbo...or two as the case may be lol! Perfect little Christmas poem too...TFS with us :) Donna x

Irene said...

Wow Wedgie what a wonderful and amazing Christmas fireside scene, I love it. Your 3D mantle piece is awesome, and I love the stockings and minature cards, they are just perfect.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!

Ann said...

LOve those mini cards - such fun. Love it. Thanks so much for fancy folding with us at Bah! Humbug!
Ann xxx

Pat said...

Lovely card, great colours love the stockings. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Bah Humbug this week.

Pat xx

Mummylade said...

such a lovely take on this week's theme! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this project and good luck!