Oct 12, 2007

BCG - Ornaments

This week the Blogger's Challenge Group was assigned,
Ornaments for our projects. I have to say that I am very CHALLENGED in this department as I tend to mainly be a card maker and so seldom get out of that mode to make something other then a card. Also this week has been an extremely BUSY week for me. I've had something going on every day of the week and just didn't have the time nor the energy to come up with an Ornament idea.

Plus I have limited supplies on hand with which to create an ornament as well and the idea that I had needed a few things that I didn't have. So where is leading to....well let's just say I am presenting an OLD idea that I actually made last year. I was challenged by this tutorial (Amanda Sewell) http://inkspirations.blogspot.com/2006/11/its-here-tutorial-for-pinecone-balls.html created and I actually managed to make ONE of these which I hung on our Christmas tree last year. It was certainly a labor of love as I had sore fingers from pushing in all the pins this ornament requires and working with a thimble isn't my forte either so needless to say I didn't make any more of these babies after the first one. Still it was fun & I did like how it turned out.

If I find time later this month to come up with another ornament idea I will post it as well but for now this will have to do for my challenge entry this week.

Please check out the other Blogger's Challenge groups blogs (listed in my side bar) to see what they have come up with for this challenge. I know you won't be disappointed.

13 comments:

amycara said...

Very pretty! This looks like the fabric ones I've seen...even better that you can have the same effect with cardstock!

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Ida! Thanks for reminding us of Amanda's pine cone ornaments.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Old ideas are still GOOD ideas. It's beautiful for sure!

Sheryl said...

Great ornament! These are a lot of work, but worth it!

Barbara said...

This may be an "oldie," but it's still a "goodie!!" I made a few of these last year....easy, but time consuming....and just "kills" the fingertips! Yours is lovely!!

Basement Stamper said...

A recycled oldie but goodie! I love it!

Connie said...

I love these and have all the "ingredients" to make them. Beautiful!

Connie

Lori said...

This is so lovely! Looks beautiful on the tree.

Summerthyme Studio said...

It is Lovely!!!!! Hope you have a nice quiet weekend with time to relax!

Vicki

Lisa Bohler said...

I'm so glad that you shared this one! I remember those from last year but lost how to do them!!! Now I can! Yours turned out just GREAT!

astampingteddy said...

Ida,

I love your ornament and I am glad you dug up the tutorial. If I am very brave one of those days I might try it too. Yours looks great!
Claudia

MJ said...

I kept looking at this and thinking about making one for this challenge but thought "NO WAY-too much work" So I am so glad you posted it. I love love love it.

Julie Campbell said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the link!