Thursday, December 4, 2014

Take the Journey

I was asked if I wanted to be a guest over at A Vintage Journey.  Ummmm...let me think on that...YES!!!!!  
 
Here is a snippet and a couple of photo's from my Guest Spot.  Be sure to swing by and see ALL my decorated dies in detail!    
 
Challenge #20; Birds of a Feather. 
 
I knew I wanted to make a Holiday Wreath and somehow fit birds in which I managed to do. 
Let's break it down so you can see each piece I built.
 
 
Here's a close up of the ornaments starting with the Lantern.
 
 
The other lantern...and my favorite one.

 
Candles... just love these too!
 
 
The Bell

 
And the Skates with tattered pinecones.

 
I stacked up these ADORABLE Eileen Hull Blocks/Cubes and created gifts! You can see a whole Blog post with details HERE for these. 
 
 
Foiled Wrapping
 
 
 
I wanted to create a big anchor point for the top of my wreath.  So, I built one!

 
I created a little scene with the Prancing Deer and Sleigh Ride die.  For more detailed photo's you can check it out HERE.

 
Finally, it's the Christmas Cardinal! Bird's of a Feather...

 
 
Well, I made a few to add.  I have a full tutorial HERE so you can make your own.
 
 
 

Here's my big jingle again where you can see I added some greens and tattered pinecone.  I also added this awesome wooden tag from Southern Ridge Trading Co.  You can ink this stuff...love it! 

 
All lite up and above my mantle.  See, the ice skates there to the left.
 
 
Be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to see what the DT has whipped up to inspire you.  Start looking for your bird embellishments, stamps or dies and play along!
 
Here are some challenges to check out!
 
Inspiration Journal- Sing, Sing it Loud (I have jingle bells)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous- Celebrate the Season
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday- Christmas/ Holidays
 
 
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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful wreath! Absolutely love seeing all your awesome creations.

    Mandy

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  2. Congrats on the guest spot- well deserved! I have to make something with my naked wreath. PS- It's snowing on your blog! I love that. I can handle that snow :)
    jess

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    1. Canadian Blogs snow of course! Told you I was working on a wreath...just not as cool!

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  3. Your wreath is absolutely superb Nicole, so many stunning details, I love it!! It has been lovely having you as our Guest and finding out a little bit more about you too. Your work is always inspirational! Anne xx

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    1. I am sooo thrilled Anne I was able to join AVJ! It won't be the last time my friend...I hope :/

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  4. Oh wow Nicole, this is fantastic! Xx

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    1. Thanks Nikki for having me and thanks for the Pin:)

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  5. Gorgeous wreath, beautiful ornaments, your attention to detail is fabulous. Love this. Tracy x

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    1. There were ornaments all over my craft table! So happy when I got them on the wreath!

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  6. Whaaaaat the coolness! Gasp! the rock of your mantel showing off the incredible handmade ornaments for your wreath looks droolable. Just WONDERFUL!

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    1. I was worried the rock would over power it. But it works. Thank you Lisa <3

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  7. OMG that is so stinkin' cool!! So when you were born did you just ooze talent?! LOL!!

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  8. hi Nicole! WOW, soooo gorgeous, fabulously done...I luv it! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  9. This is amazing. I saw it on A Vintage Journey and loved it. I can't wait to see what else you design. Thanks for sharing it!

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  10. This is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  11. This is stunning! I love that giant jingle bell in the center of the wreath! All your ornaments are so pretty.....but the sleigh is my favorite! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  12. OMG! Every little detail is beautiful! Love everything about your wreath. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  13. Oh my…this is simply amazing. What special details on your wreath.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  14. You cannot be serious! This is spectacular. I have no idea where you get these ideas! I am gobsmacked! I just cannot stop looking at this ultra cool project! Well don, Nic, well done, indeed! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  15. this wreath is stunning!! how cool!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  16. oops! It looks like I'm a little late to the party, Nicole! But I did leave you some love over at A Vintage Journey! Would you like to come decorate my home for Christmas! I bet we'd have a blast! This is way over the top FABULOUS!

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  17. Oh my - this is absolutely AMAZING!!! Every thing there is a piece of art in itself and put together like this - it's STUNNING! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Inspiration Journal.

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