This is the result of what I started to put together at our monthly craft meeting on Saturday. At the previous meeting Sandra showed us how to make a concertina memory book by folding and cutting one sheet of 12x12 paper. After sending her Debbi's link on how to make the Finnish Star using one sheet of 12x12 paper it was suggested that this could be a project for us to try at a meeting. It worked out quite well for me as having made an autumnal themed one Elaine had liked it so much she asked if I would make her a Christmas themed one.
I think there was too much chatting going on as we had difficulties getting co-ordinated with our over and unders to weave the middle sections and some strips ended up stuck to the scrap paper underneath. Since the last meeting Janet and her husband had been on a trip to New England which she said was spectacular in the fall colours. It was a special trip for them as they celebrated their Silver Anniversary earlier this year and on coming back her husband turned sixty and their son twenty-one so its been a busy year. Lorraine and her husband had been on a trip to Cuba and whilst there they celebrated their Ruby Anniversary. Susan had had an eye operation and couldn't believe how colourful everything now was and how wrinkly we all were. Sandra had been in Holland the weekend before and had attended the Krea Doe which I believe is the Dutch equivalent of the Hobbycrafts show at the NECC. Unfortunately we didn't get her news as she'd been poorly since coming back and didn't make the meeting. Hope you get well soon Sandra.
Most of us got our two sections made though and, after leaving the two woven parts to dry whilst having a cup of tea with Janet's delicious chocolate cake and some more chat, some of us got the star completed. Our task for next month is to decorate it and bring it back to show.
For the centre panel for this one I've used a rubber stamp from Funstamps called Starstruck Snowman and coloured it with Promarkers. The paper I chose to use is from a pad of doublesided paper called Holidays by Martha Stewart and this particular sheet had mittens on it so I thought this chap with his mittens on the ends of his stick arms would match well. The die cut mittens on the star were made using a Quickutz die with punched hearts added to match the paper. The large snowflakes were also made using a Quickutz die and the smaller ones with a punch. Stampin' up Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added to the mitten cuffs, hearts, snowflakes and some parts of the snowman image and a few crystal dot peeloffs were added for sparkle.
Off to the the Crafting Bee at Carol's this afternoon for another session of card making, tea and cake and in the evening we're having a Stampin' up demonstration. My new Creativity magazine with the free Tatty Teddy Christmas stamps has just come through the door this morning so I feel today is going to be taken over with crafting. Adds a little brightness to this dull dreary weather we're having. When the sun comes back though all the dust that's been avoided will be exposed.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges
The Crafty Pad Challenge - Wall Hanging with Stitches/Material. ( I'm hoping the faux stitches on the paper will count.)
Thanks for reading today