Thursday, 13 July 2017

Christmas In A Bottle

Do you ever start something, then put it away because you're not really sure what you want to do with it yet?  
I bought a bottle of iced tea a while ago and of course had to keep the bottle to create something with.  I decided to fill it with some little Christmas baubles that I had leftover from making a wreath.  Then I put it in a box and forgot about it. 
I won the gorgeous 'Garland Sprite' from Aurora Wings during Mitzi's 3K Facebook member celebration, coloured her up and put her in my folder (I have lots of coloured up images in there - I really must start using some!).
Realising I only have a couple of days left to enter the Aurora Wings blog challenge, I grabbed Garland Sprite out and wracked my brains for what to do with her.  I've made lots of cards lately so wanted to do something different. Hunting for a glass jar or something, I found the bottle of baubles that I'd put away. Lightbulb moment! I added some paper filler to nestle the baubles so they wouldn't rattle and covered the lid with burlap.  A bit of ribbon, twine and bells and my creation was complete!

Product list:
  • Glass bottle
  • Baubles
  • Paper 'filler shreds'
  • Burlap
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Bells
  • ProMarkers - Raw Sienna, Ginger, Saffron, Oatmeal, Burgundy, Shale, Cardinal, Ruby, Holly, Lush Green, Forest Green, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Canary, China Blue & Blue Pearl
  • Wink of Stella, Clear
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, white

I am entering my bottle into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings Blog - #53 Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #341 Anything Goes
  3. Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - July Anything Goes
  4. Creative Craft Cottage - #91 Christmas In July
  5. Not Just Cards - #46 Anything Goes


  1. What a FABulous project and your cute image is coloured beautifully.
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. So cute! I love those little sprites!

  3. Couldn't be cuter, Nicola! What a brilliant idea. Garland Sprite is perfect with the jar of baubles and your coloring is just fabulous. Thanks so much for joining our AG challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  4. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 341 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

  5. Argghh this is soo cute.. love your colouring too.. Thank you so much for joining our 53rd challenge at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good luck at the draw.. ;) xx ~RoRa

  6. Love your coloring on this great project! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

  7. A fabulous creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
    Kath x

  8. This is so cute. Love that you found a good use for some "left overs" thanks for playing along with the Not Just Cards challenge.

  9. Great project - thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round and we hope to see you again next month.

    Helen x

  10. Awww, gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    1. Deanne. no worries all comments are appreciated. On some of them, if it's just a click to prove you are not a robot, you can ignore it and submit anyway. Has worked for me


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