Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christmas Ornament


I am excited about my post today! This is a Christmas ornament I made for the Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge. We are to make a Christmas ornament or a card that features a Christmas ornament. The lucky winner will receive their entire October release!

I was up in the wee hours this morning and saw the Flourishes' post along with one from Top Tip Tuesday with a tutorial for a zig zag flower. I had first seen this type of embellishment at Splitcoast Stampers (theirs was called a Fan Fold Flower) and I was so grateful to TTT for bringing it to mind, because I knew it would make a great base for my Christmas ornament!

I used Flourishes' stamp set, All That Glitters, to make my ornament. Embossed the ornament with Winter Wonderland Opaque powder so it has a glittery look to it. This is such a beautiful set -- has lovely vintage looking Christmas ornaments.
All That Glitters by Flourishes
Now, you know how ornaments sometimes tend to turn when they are on the tree -- well, I decided to decorate the back of my ornament as well so that if it gets turned, it will still be pretty. So, here's a picture of the back
It's not quite as pretty because it's missing the decorative paper on the fanfold base, but if it gets turned around at least it won't be completely plain!

Did you notice that I hung my ornament on a poinsettia to take the photo? We (actually, our gardener)  just recently planted three poinsettias and I'm wondering if they will turn red this year -- if so, I'll post another picture!

Wonderful day wishes to all!
Betty

18 comments:

Olga said...

fantastic ornament, can't wait to see if they turn red, keep us posted!

Patti J said...

Betty, this is fabulous!!!! FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing :) Can't wait to hear about your plants! Keep us posted...hugs!

Janice M said...

Very pretty ornament Betty!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You should be excited! This is magnificent... so pretty!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is another fantastic creation I love it!

Rosemary said...

oh wow... what a beautiful ornament!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! That is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerrie said...

Stunning ornament, love how you have decorated the back, will look really pretty spinning around in the breeze... also would like to see photos when the poinsettia flowers... kerrie x

Cindy Haffner said...

Just STUNNING!~

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the embossing. Good luck with the challenge.

Luanne said...

very beautiful! ornament.

Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful! thanks for playing along with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday this week with our DP challenge! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

Samantha said...

LOVE this hunny! so cute and great way to use a rosette too! thanks for the nudge email too! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our use Designer Papers with the Optional Extra to make your own Flowers, Don't forget you can enter our challenges up to 3 times, and if you make your own Flowers add GD for a chance to win a GD spot! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Heather Jensen said...

What a pretty ornament you made. Thanks so much for playing at FTTC. :)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday in the 'USE DESIGNER PAPERS' challenge this week. :)

Maggie
x

LaJanette said...

This is just really pretty on both sides! Thanks for catching my boo boo.

Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTT:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Deneen said...

Very pretty, I'm going to have to try one! Thanks for playing along with us at TTT:)

Silke Ledlow said...

Betty, your ornament is beautiful! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us..hugs ~S~