Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Tuesday Taggers - A decoration

I am feeling a little smug it has to be said having done the majority of my Christmas cards all year long! I adore the Festive season, the lights, the decorations, the music, the love, the magic and the feeling of hope it brings. I know this is not the same for everyone don't get me wrong but Christmas means a lot to me - I love giving gifts, I love the wonder on the faces of small children, I love the tingly feeling I get when I hear Christmas Carols. I love reading Christmas stories to children and the sharp pang of emotion I feel every time I read the nativity story - do I sound mad? or just someone who loves Christmas very much!
Onto Tuesday Taggers where I have chosen the theme again and as I have most of my cards done I thought decorations would be cool ( I chose the thme on WW too as I just knew I would love making them so much!). This began life as a bare papier mache suitcase and was given to me as a birthday gift by my lovely cheeky friend Georgy Girl x
I painted it gold - 2 coats then have added Graphic 45 papers which I bought here
The gold roses - goodness knows where they came from as they have been in my stash forever! the screw brads came from here
I needed the brads after all my faffing about to keep the handles in place!
Inside are more of the roses and a Tim Holtz ticket.

The papers continue throughout the case which holds a little 24 page book intended to be a Christmas planner. I have decorated some of the pages and also stamped some of them with journalling stamps for gift lists, menu ideas, secret recipes etc. I really had such fun doing this. Do stop by and see my team mates projects - not everyone has gone for a Christmas theme so different ideas galore xx
Have a great day x Janet


  1. Beautiful Janet! You are sooo clever! Love the papers and roses and the tag...
    Sue xx

  2. oh delish hun love the whole look of it a perfect creation (Secret Crafter have this theme this week)

    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Fantastic case Janet, and the Xmas planner is a great idea.

  4. This is a beautiful, well thought out gift, love the colours too. Caz

  5. my dear friend this is amazing,so like you and no you don't sound mad you sound Janet, luv Georginaxxx

  6. Gorgeous, I love this especially the vintage feel.

  7. It's a wonderful little case and I've started using it already! I'm so glad I got your secret Santa Janet, it's beautiful
    x Michelle


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