Due to postage costs this year's cards are one layer! I've used a branch from the Cardio Oriental Blossom set to make a twiggy wreath and the owl is by Inkadinkado. I added 'berries' with red memento ink and the end of a paintbrush, gem stone eyes and glittered some of the branches. Finally I added a string to hang the wreath and a festive bow. Not sure which colour way I prefer, how about you ? Linking also to Make It Monday.
I've had the last week off work and have been busy doing some long overdue jobs around the house. Recently I found a TV unit in a charity shop for the bargain price of twenty five quid, I've been looking for one of these for years...no really. My parents donated this as a temporary measure when I moved here,
seven years later.....and it's still here, looking like something from student accommodation and not what I want at all. I've been hoping I'd stumble across the perfect unit but alas it was not to be, instead I found this and thought it 'would do'.
The condition was fair enough although the orange pine was not to my taste, so a little makeover was in order. (I think I may have bigged this up somewhat in my last post, please don't be disappointed.)
My first idea was to bleach the top and paint the rest but after experimenting with this idea for a while, it was hastily abandoned. Unlike Emma Kate, I don't have the patience of a saint and wanted to finish the project this side of Christmas.
I decided to keep the orange interior as painting inside would be a bit of a bastard I feared and I wasn't confident I'd get a professional finish. I quite like the contrast...what do you think? Wires now concealed and all my crap stored in the drawer. The shelving unit has now been pressed into service in my craft room, which has never before seen such organisation.
Belatedly linking to Magpie Monday and Op Shop Show-Off.
It's a busy weekend for me, there are more xmas cards to be made, I'm out tonight for a meal with friends and Dad's coming for a roast dinner tomorrow. What are you up to ?