Tuesday, 20 November 2012

LEJ Designs Alter It - Gift Challenge

 Good Morning, All

The theme at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog this week is

 Alter It - Gifts.

There is a randomly drawn prize of four digital images from LEJ Designs.

There is also a randomly drawn sponser prize of a £10 voucher from the wonderful
The special prize draw for using an LEJ Designs  image has a jackpot of 8 digital images.

I have altered a cd and made it into a Christmas tree decoration.

One side has Mr Claus from LEJ Designs on a background of red / holly Christmas card, cut to shape and edges inked; the other has Snowy Haven on  a green / snowflake background also cut to shape and edges inked.  
Mr Claus is one of Lindsay's new Christmas range and doesn't he have a kind face? Frankly, many Santa images are downright scary but this one seems very approachable.
 Snowy Haven is a lovely cosy scene, also from Lindsay's new Christmas range, a warm and inviting house with obviously a good fire blazing in the hearth to thaw you out after a romp in the snow.
I really enjoyed colouring these. 

I printed out both images twice onto digital card, coloured them with promarker pens and layered them with foam pads for dimension. When I attached them to the cd I also used foam pads as I thought the extra dimension would look good when it was hanging from the tree.
I threaded red and green glitter cord / twine down the middle of the cd before adding the layers and attached some bells to the lower ends of the cord.     
Love and Peace,
Vee xx

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  1. These are gorgeous Vee. Beautifully designed. Caroline xxx

  2. Very clever idea, Vee, for a Christmas decoration! You did a great job on both sides of this with such lovely images! I really like the cording & bells you used, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's this month! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Brilliant Vee, love it, so clever, hun xxxx

  4. two brilliant new images and a fab idea Vee - brilliant xx

  5. Love these Vee.great

  6. A perfect Christmas decoration Vee, I love both images. The cottage looks so pretty, just the place to spend a cosy winter weekend x

  7. 2 beautiful makes Vee. Great for the wall or the Xmas tree XXX

  8. these are wonderful Vee. I love the design with those fab hanging jingle bells and the images are gorgeous too

    hugs Sue

  9. I adore these ornaments, wonderful job;) You have inspired me Vee!

  10. Fantastic decoration, and great idea - I have a load of scratched CDs to alter, so this isn't a bad idea at all!

    Thanks for joining in our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx

  11. Hi Vee lovely to visit and see two fantastic gifts. Loving the colours and the images.

    Linda xxxx

  12. Vee,
    Awesome job on this Love it!!

  13. Really beautiful Vee, I love the papers and such a wonderful idea (your bit about the scary santa's made me laugh too)
    Lindsay xx

  14. Great idea and love the images great idea with the bells on the twine
    carol x

  15. Awesome project Vee. So fun with the bells.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  16. Awesome Vee, love the ornaments and love the idea of using a CD to make them, so clever and they look so well put together!

  17. 2 great projects. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenges. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon. We are running a DT call at the moment, pop back to FF for more details. Diane xx

  18. Super sweet idea - Great way to recycle :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

    I invite you to share your creativity with me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of crafty joy,

  19. Thank you very much for visiting and the lovely comments. I really appreciate it. Vee xx

  20. GR8 red and green project


  21. Lovely decorations and such a wonderful way of recycling unwanted cd's

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our anything goes challenge

    Margaret xx

  22. Very inventive Vee, the images are lovely.

  23. Lovely idea, thanks for joining in with our ribbon and twine challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck
    Julie x
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  24. Hi again Vee, just popping back to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog with your fabulous creation
    Lindsay xx

  25. Hi Vee - I love your altered project. You did a wonderful job in creating it. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy and we hope you will join us again. Love your blog and am now a happy follower. I am also having a blog candy give away if you would like to join in.

    Hugs and smiles

    DT Tuesday Alchemy

  26. Thank you very, very much for the lovely comments and suggestions about blogs and candy and challenges and DT calls. What a generous group. Love and Peace, Vee xx

  27. Very cute! Thanks for joining Creative Card Crew!


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Vee xx