søndag 24. november 2013

Christmas Fair, Cards, Matchboxes and more

Yesterday I participated in our little country Christmas Fair
with my mother in law who makes these beautiful candles,
and a friend of hers who sells santas and a bit of this and that
to decorate with. Love thos Santas, I got one for Christmas a few
years ago, a bit smaller than theese though.

So as we where getting redy for the opening of the fair,
I realised I forgot to take images for my blog.
I have been making a few cards,
decorating lots of matchstick boxes,
and I even made some gift tags.
So this post is just a mix of all the things
I made for the fair, not everything will be shown up close,
but some things I will participate in challenges with,
and for those I will link to the challenge under the picture
that goes with it. I hope that wont be too messy. 

Starting out with some images from our stand at the fair.
The lighting was dark and cosy, and we dont have much daylight
right now either way, so getting proper images can be tricky. 

Some matchboxes and a bag-card,
a bit of a white and vintage corner. :) 

More matchboxes, a great way to use left over paper!
I also used some stickers from Heartwarming Vintage,
they are so pretty but I struggle to use them. 

This Edwin-card I have posted earlier, 
and one of the larger matchboxes, 
decorated in a clean and simple manner. 

I rarely make anything special of gift tags,
I just dont have enough of a surface to work with,
and I struggle to balance anything out.
For the fair I actually made six pacages with five tags in each,
three with thees tags, and three with star shapes,
as you can see in the next picture.
I used Magnolia Doohickeys for both,
a mixture of cardboard, kraft and vanilla paper,
distressed the edges with Walnut stain,
and stamped a sentiment on all the tags
(except for the one with the Martha Stewart
snowflake punch-out). The sentiments are from
Lili of the Valley, and the one in Norwegian
I think is from Papirloftet.
For a finishing touch I misted the tags with
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard. 

On each of the pacages of tags I added some Christmas Charms too.
The star tags have the sentiments "Peace", "Love", "Joy" and "Noel",
along with the norwegian "God Jul".

Begge knippene med til/fra-lapper ønsker jeg å
delta til Card and Scraps utfordring. 

This card is a bag card, the image is from a Pion paper,
and I also love the pion patterned paper. I used my
snowflake edge die from Tim Holtz, a Storyteller Poinsettia,
and a ribbon to tie the card shut. 

This card is one of my favourites from this season.
It is another paper bag card, for this I used my Martha Stewart
doily hearts edge puncher.
I love the papers from Pion,
and I also used a Doohickey tag, decorated with a
Prima Trinket and a heart pearl charm, tied with string.
but it is a bit out of focus. I used cloth, lace, striped ribbon,
BoBunny searl swirls, some red berries and a rose,
and my last tiny little cinnamon stick. 

With this card  above I wish to join Deep Ocean Challenge, 
favourite color combo. For Christmas my favourite colors
are white, craft(vintage brown) and deep red.
Jeg ønsker også å delta på Vintage Utfordring - Jul. 

These are large matchboxes. I added handles from Tim Holtz,
and left over papers. For the left one I used two doilies and a die cut,
cinnamon sticks and cloth, a red ribbon, and a bell tied with string.
For the right one I used my Martha Stewart lace edge puncher,
a little lace, a snowflake from Melissa Franses that I paintet white
and decorated with a pearl and string,
and I dabbet some liquid pearl around the box. 

Jeg deltar med begge fyrstikkeskene til Nordsalten Hobbyklubb
sin utfordring "lys", og også til Vintage Utfordring - Jul. 

Another one of my Pion papers, just love them!
This one was a lot of work and punching,
I layered strips punched with my lacy Martha Stewart Punch,
and cut the tree shape afterwords. I used tape from Panduro,
and covered the tree with LOTS of Star Dust Stickles. 

Med dette kortet ønsker jeg å delta hos Kort O Mania sin juleutfordring. 

And for last, I just want to show off my new Holiday decorations,
the first one up this year. I just love colors like this for Christmas,
but at the same time I like the clean "northern" style with lots of white
and nature, and vintage style too.  I suppose I'll find myself a nice blend
after a few years, make it personal. :)

Hope this post was not to cluttered and messy,
and that it broke no challenge rules.
I wish you all a lovely week!

20 kommentarer:

Filharmonica sa...

Stilig julekort! Takk for at du deltar i Vintageutfordringen. DT Heidi

Dena sa...

Wow Anne! So many wonderful projects!!! The vintage pieces are so gorgeous, such great ideas!!
Hugs, Dena

angelwhispers sa...

My word Anne you sure have been busy and what fabulous goodies I bet they didn't last long on the stall!!! Love Chanelle xx

morkaren sa...

Dejlig meget julestemning her hos dig, tak for din søde kommentar hos mig. knus morkaren.

Elaine sa...

No! Your post was not cluttered or messy. I loved looking at all the photographs.
The display at the Christmas Fair is so beautiful, the low lighting makes it feel more magical.
I love the matchboxes, the cards and the tags are perfect.
I hope you enjoyed a fabulous day there.

Big hugs to you
Love Elaine xxx

Frida sa...

Tack för kommentaren inne hos mig! =)

Vilka fina saker du gjort! Älskar dina kort! Så välgjorda! =)

Kram Frida

cotnob sa...

Your display looks fabulous along with your gorgeou selection of projects.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

Sue B sa...

Wow! you have certainly made awesome and beautiful creations for your Craft Fair Anne! they look so good altogether... the candles, tags, boxes, cards... absolutely stunning! :-)
Hope you have a lovely week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Bodil sa...

Så mye fint du lager og pakkelappene var kjempefine.
Takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

catz sa...

so pretty! Awesome Christmas card!

Jytte sa...

Ooooiiii ... så mage, fine julesager!!

1000 tak for at du deltager på Vintageudfordringen.

Jytte, DT.

Annelie sa...

Det var alldeles för länge sen jag tittade förbi här hos dig nu Anne men WOW vad mycket snyggt jag fick se på en & samma gång nu istället!
Du är så otroligt duktig & jag har suttit och njutit här en lång stund.
Kram på dig,

Donna Mosley sa...

WOW! Anne, this little lot is absolutely stunning.

Donna x

Sannekreativ sa...

Woow så mange flotte ting. super lækker gavemærker.
Tak for din deltagelse hos Card and scrap
DT Sanne

Anne Bente sa...

wawww så flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.


❤ Kaia sa...

Skal si..
Jammen har du fått laget en del....
Jeg hadde og store planer om å være med på julemesse i år, men jeg føler ikke jeg har fått laget opp nok, så kanskje neste år..... -Det sier jeg hvert år *lol*

Klem fra Kaia

Patricia Garcia sa...

Beautiful Anne,
Love all the vintage projects. Looks like lots of fun I love craft fairs!!


Shelby sa...

All of your projects look fantastic. I hope the fair was a smashing success for everyone!


Karin sa...

Woaw!!! Så mycket fint, vilket jobb du lagt ner! Måste kika lite till ... önskar dig en mysig advent!
Kram Karin

Kreativelena sa...

Så utrolig mye flott du har laget her, blir helt imponert her jeg. Digger hvordan du har holdt fyrstikkeskene litt enkle. Superflott.
Takk for at du deltar hos Nordsalten hobbyklubb!