Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Silver bells

Someone helpfully pointed out how many weeks it was until Christmas. I realised that, to avoid a panic, I should wind up the pace of production a bit. 
The challenge this week at Less is more is to use 
                                                SOMETHING SHINY
So that does lend itself to a Christmas card.  

I cut out these bells from a drinks can. I was very careful as I have already broken a bottle and a glass candle holder this week and nipped my finger in the handle of pair of scissors. Anyway no blood was shed. The aluminium is very thin but it pays to be careful.

The bells are really flowers but I don't think anyone will notice if you don't tell. It is a Tattered Lace mini die. Bluebells, I suppose. 
My first thought was to hang them from a wreath but in the end made a garland instead. 
I stamped the fir using a tiny stamp and cut the bows out and added them on top. That way, I was able to even out the two sides of stamping. 
The bows are embossed with clear embossing powder which gives a bit more shine. 
Stamps used are Woodware tiny fir branch and sentiment. 
Card-io base branch and swirl. 
Inky Doodles - bow.  (I feel I should add this very sudden, sad news that Sarah has passed away. I'm sure many of you will be as sad as I am.

I hope you like it.


  1. This is so pretty ..... those bows are gorgeous and I love your little bells. xx

  2. What super shiny bells, they really makes this card come to life!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Stunning card, love your bells and glad no blood was shed!
    Thank you for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  4. Elegant, striking and a beautiful Christmas make.
    thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Genius idea to turn your flowers into bells, I love your festive garland.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. A gorgeous card. I love the little bells, a brilliant idea! xx

  7. What a beautiful garland Alison. What a great idea to use the little flowers as bells. They look lovely.

    I'm shocked and so sorry to read the very sad news that Sarah has passed away. Such a lovely lady. Barbxx


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