Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Catching Up

Sadly, a family matter has prevented me from posting or crafting recently. I made these two Christmas ornaments before things took a downward turn and have been meaning to post them for a while. These are both now at their new home. They were made from parchment overlaid onto metallic gold card. The card had eyelets punched into it at the top of each triangle. Before threading the ribbon through I put in a tiny 'surprise'. Once I'd finished the parchment overlay I added some glitter glue to highlight the 'bauble's' on the tree and the petals of the Christmas Rose. The ribbon was then threaded through the top of the parchy and knotted to make it secure. Both ornaments are now with their recipient waiting to be opened on Christmas morning. Although I still have things to do family wise, I am hoping that very soon I now will be able to find some spare time to do some crafting before Christmas, I need the solace and comfort that losing myself in the creation of something can bring.



And these two beauties are on their recipients xmas tree.
arn't i the lucky one.
Biiig thankyou Viv.

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Margaret is the lucky one - they're fab Viv. Connie.

Valems said...

They are gorgeous, Viv!
Hugs Vanja

Heather Robinson said...

These are so delicate and absolutely beautiful. YOu have obviously put so much work into them. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time right now. My thoughts are with you. Hugs...

Maureen said...

Beautiful Viv!!!

Deby said...

Margaret is so blessed to have such beautiful ornaments on her tree! They are truly gorgeous, Viv!

kareNstampZ said...

wow they're gorgeous Viv

Sherry said...

Beautiful Viv, your parchment work is stunning - and lucky old Margaret - lol!

Hope things improve for you very soon xx

Jan said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news Viv.
The ornaments are just beautiful - so pretty and delicate and you KNOW they've gone to a good home where they will be treasured.
Take care my friend.

Genie said...

Lucky margaret, they are lovely
happy Xmas

Leslie said...

What a beautiful creation! I love them both. Great job Viv. Have a very merry Christmas. Leslie

Faye said...

Really beautiful, Viv. So elegant.

Nancy and the Captain said...

Beautiful, Viv. Sorry you've had things to deal with. Thought I was missing you a lot on Mamma!
I didn't have an address for you, darn it! Your beautiful card arrived today and I'm so happy with it. Thank you. You are a bright spot in my life and I appreciate you sooo much.

Rein said...


Debby said...

Viv these are fabulous! I think you need to do a tutorial. Hope you are doing well. Sorry you are going through a difficult time right now. Take care and we will see more of you soon.

Anne said...

Stunning ornaments Viv, lucky Margaret!

My sympathies for your loss, I'm thinknig of you.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hell Viv,
Sorry I have not been around for a while I have been trying to catch up with everyone as I have been got in the way of my crafting and blogging.
just had a great catch upwith your blog
P.S. Missed you in our Jigsaw challenge.
thanks, chriss x

Lucky Margaret

Stepher said...

These are beautiful! I love them!

artisbliss said...

Ooooh, these are gorgeous!!

Chriss Rollins said...

Hope that you are well Viv.

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,

May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.

May your puddings be delicious
And your pies take the prize,

And may your Christmas dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Happy Christmas

thank you for following our blog
take care and wishing you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2009.

chriss x