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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Crafting with Dragonflies DT - Christmas Ornament

Hi all,

Well, there may not have been many entries to the last challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies, but the ones we got were gorgeous!

Which brings me to this week's challenge, which is to make a Christmas Ornament. This can be a bauble of some sort, or some other item to hang on the tree or, like I've done, on the wall...

And, we're being sponsored by  




Who are offering 7 Digis of winner's choice.

Now, we had a choice of images for this project, and for me there was no doubt... it had to be the "Merry Christmoose" image! And I actually have a reason for this, besides the fact that it's an especially funny image...

You see, I have a daughter. Said daughter is 13 years old, and has the hormones and moodiness to prove it. Now, we used to call her "beautiful", or "angel" or "princess", but as she hit the teen phase, she started getting really stroppy with me whenever I tried to call her "gorgeous". Trying to counteract this stroppiness, I started saying it funny, normally "gorjoose"... This then became "gorjoose moose", because it rhymed, and now... well, now her nick-name is simply "Moose". And she actually likes it! (she even changed her facebook name to include Moose! lol)
So, I have both a Baby Bear and a Moose (and hubby is a wookie... Points to whomever knows to what creature I am reffering here, lol) quite the menagerie! :-)

And without further ado, the hanger I made, which will be hanging on my "Moose's" bedroom door this festive period!



Forgive the fuzziness of the picture! Just pretend that you're looking at it after a couple of margaritas! ;-)

Some close-ups of the panels.





I had a little trouble deciding how to attach the panels to each other, and how to actually hang it, but luckily for me, Dawny P came to the rescue by posting a hanger she made literally while I was in the middle of this! So many thank-yous to Dawny for the inspiration!

And now it's your turn. We want to see your Christmas ornaments. If you'd like some more ideas, my fellow dragonflies have made some gorgeous ornaments for your perusal.

We're looking forward to seeing your creations!

Sammy-x

17 comments:

~ Barb said...

I so love EVERYTHING about this Sammy! But first I'm off to grab a couple of margaritas, lol. Each panel is so special and they look soooo good with that ribbon, the way it starts wide as 2 and ends narrow with the last one. Your Christmas Moose will love it too,
{Hugs} Barb

Sarah said...

That is one fantastic wall ornament Sammy, the image is great (and hugely appropriate by the sound of it!!)and the papers are lovely and give that country feel. Great job!!xx

Ina said...

Love your story. No wonder you NEEDED that image. Beautiful work here Sammy and so glad your daughter now likes her name. She should be so lucky to have a talented Mother to make this for her. I LOVE IT...

Sue said...

This is wonderful Sammy and I love your reason for choosing that fab image! I love the design and gorgeous colours.
Sue xx

happyglitzygirl said...

This is really clever, love it...teenage girls are a strange animal.....mine is 18 now, we are are still walking on eggshells.....great creation, blessings Hilde

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks like a fun Birthday below. This is gorgeous, great images and beautifully made.

Jane Savage said...

Just beautiful, Sammy. That moose is just adorable and I'm sure your Moose will love it. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous Sammy and the reason behind making this....one talented lady you are full of inspiring goodies.
In answer to your question...No, we do not celebrate Thanksgiving or Halloween...not sure what either of those mean as well....Just enjoyed my salad and Chili Chicken...xxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous wall hanger Sammy, I love your fun image and lovely papers.
Pauline
x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very awesome hanger, Sammy! Moose is going to love her jolly moose decorating her door ... which moose also looks like he might have enjoyed a couple of margs!! Hugs, Darnell

Kat W said...

I love the story of how your daughter got her nickname :-) The hanger is wonderful and I love the image - so cute! I would love to have a go at one of these...one day when I have the time!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous hanger, great images and wonderful colours.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Sammy, I like the image and the design.
Kevin xx

Taniaj Scott said...

Great wall hanging Sammy love it txx

Susan Hogan said...

The image reflects that puzzling time for teenagers too - so doubly suitable for your Moose! A great idea and a fabulous hanging that will be a special momento for many years to come.

Susan Hogan said...

The image reflects that puzzling time for teenagers too - so doubly suitable for your Moose! A great idea and a fabulous hanging that will be a special momento for many years to come.

kel Acopan said...

this moose hanger is just too cute. i love each panel!!

lovies, =o) kel