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Ohhh my goodness it's time for a Christmas tag!  Does anyone miss these?  I sure do.  The background is the star of this tag with it's Glorious Gatherings stamp and shimmer spray stains.

Shimmery Bliss

Some added jingles.

A wee brushbottle tree.  I mean why not right...

Quote Chips that I chopped up.

Look at that stamp.  It loads the whole tag.

A fluffy bow.

The best part... it jingles.  This would be awesome as a card as well.  You can send this as a gift, tuck it in a tree or hang from a wine bottle.
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Christmas Market

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So I had this idea.  These little salvaged tins are adorable and I am always trying to think how I can make stuff like this different.  It all started with the thimbles and how they can be turned into baskets full of holiday yummies!

A table full of holiday wears.

Jingles, ornaments, pinecones and snowballs.

Little glass jars of kisses, coal, snow and wishes.

Each thimble is full.

Christmas Market signage... I flipped over one of the quote chips and stamped market.

A few logs tied up.

A little brushbottle tree with a snowflake topper.

I used a little wood round piece for a table.

Setting the scene for a vintage shoppe.

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The days are getting frosty...  with 6" of fresh snow that fell this Frosty scene really ties into my Christmas decor.  Creating this snowy vignette was quick and easy.   

The salvaged snowman doesn't need to have coal for buttons and a carrot nose.  Keeping in theme with this warm wash of colours.

A wordband wrapped with this sparkly natural ribbon. 

This tattered banner is the perfect size for the brushbottle wreath.  No stain on this wreath.

Tucked away are some ice skates and snowballs.

I twirled the ribbon and attacked with a bow.  This way the lid will stay in place.

Create a snowy scene in these Salvaged Tins.  There are so many things to create and so little time.


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Joyeux means Happy and these snowflake ornaments are happy!  
Sizzix has these wee domes for making ornaments.  OK well making snowglobes.   Last week I was stalking Instagram when I saw my UBER talented friend Wendy's post on her ornaments using these domes.  You can check out her awesomeness HERE.I was super inspired...

These are a small gift for my husband's upcoming work function.  I have kept the sentiment "holiday neutral" out of respect for personal belief's.

The tattered banner is a perfect teeny size for the layered snowflake.

Each snowflake is embossed with Soft Fallen Snow powder for a chunky snowy iridescent look.  I layered the back with a 2nd snowflake inked in tumbled glass distress oxide.

The dome is filled with some white powder and a snowflake charm.

The white really pops on the tree.

Here are a few flakes.

The shimmer of the embossed snowflake the dome full of shimmer would look great on a tree or hanging from a window catching the light.  


Thimble Tree Ornaments

What to do with these Thimbles... well, I have a few ideas so I will start with some ornaments.  I needed some ornaments for the tree decorating and these are perfect.  Check it out. 

I rubbed DecoArt paints into these little metal thimbles and then added a little Lustre in Bronze.

Some Bakers Twine and a wee pinecone.

I cut these teeny banners and stamped the names on to personalize.

A star topper with Bronze Lustre brushed on with my Dynasty Brushes.

I added bakers twine to each tree so they can hang from the branches.

I love brush bottle trees... like A LOT!  These are the perfect little retro tree ornament to adorn my tree.  Especially since my whole tree is full of homemade ornaments.  Mostly made by my kids.  

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