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Thursday, 18 December 2014

'O Christmas Tree'

Well, Christmas is just around the corner now!  O Christmas Tree is one of my favourite carols and the one thing I love about preparing for Christmas is decorating the tree.....  sadly, I do not have ours up yet but I have made a little one for my craft room which I hope you will like ....
I used the Cabinet Card and mini Cabinet card dies to create the frame and then I made it 3D so that the tree looked like it is in a window.  To make it 3D I simply cut a strip of card 3/4" wide, followed the line of the Cabinet Card die and then glued the frame on top.  I used the Poinsettia embossing folder with Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection card in Fired Brick to cover the frame.  The 'wallpaper' inside the frame is from Tim's Merriment set of papers.
You can see the 3D effect of the frame a little better in this picture.....  and yes, the whole piece lights up too, which you will see in a moment!  
I used the waste from the front frame to create a hidden compartment for the battery pack.  As you can see in this picture I sanded the embossing to lift it a little.
Because the tree is quite small and I wanted to decorate it, I added the lights to the inside of the frame so as not to clutter the tree too much.  I used a few seed beads, some tinsel twine and one of Tim's Idea-ology stars to decorate the tree.

At Inspiration Journal the Challenge Theme this month is 'Sing, Sing It Loud' and we would love to see you join in - there is a fantastic prize on offer of $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium for one lucky person.

I was inspired to make my Christmas home decor piece by one of my favourite carols but also by the current challenge at Compendium of Curiosities #17 which is Woodlands & Tinsel Twine.  The technique, which I used on my tinsel, can be found on Page 60 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities. This challenge is sponsored this time by Inspiration Emporium where there is another wonderful prize of $50 to spend.  In addition, the Curiosity Crew will chose their favourite entry, who will win a fabulous prize donated by Tim and Mario.

Since it might be a little while before I can join in again at CC3C I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the Curiosity Crew for all their inspiration in the 17 challenges to date and to wish them a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Should you want to make a purchase from Inspiration Emporium, you can use my code Redanne to receive a 10% discount from your whole order.

I hope to be back soon with my Tim Tag for December, I hope to see you again then.  Hugs, Anne xx




Products Used:

Tim Holtz Cabinet Card die
Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Movers & Shapers Cabinet Card die
Tim Holtz Merriment Paper pack
Tim Holtz Woodland Trees
Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stars
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection

46 comments:

  1. OK, this is my favourite Christmas project this year! Spectacular Anne! Oh my word, this is going to look so festive sitting in your craft room! I wish I was 8 inches tall so I use it as my actual tree! Such a wonderful and creative idea, WOW! hugs :)

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  2. That is just absolutely darling!!
    We finally got out tree up Sunday, but here it is Thursday and the ornaments are still only half on! lol

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  3. Oh wow!! You light up my Christmas! I haven't received any emails for a while and I thought that like me, everyone easy super busy getting ready for Christmas. So I went to your blog and realized that I just wasn't getting the posts I subscribe to - so will go back and subscribe. I just subscribed to your blog. Sure enough, I have been missing some good stuff!! I have had some computer issues.
    Merry Christmas Anne,
    Sandy xx

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  4. O Christmas Tree!!! I love this. Your tree is adorable and I love the little "window" it's nestled into. I just got the Cabinet die but I'm quickly realizing I "NEED" the mini too. Isn't that how it always goes!

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  5. Anne, this is magnificent!!! I LOVE how you've made the cabinet box and battery housing and it must have taken for ever to get it covered so carefully and beautifully. The wallpaper truly gives off a magical glow when the lights go on and the tree is the perfect centrepiece. Very good luck with this in the CC3 challenge - it HAS to be a real contender! LOVE it. Jenny xxx (ps. you're not the only one without a tree up at the mo!)

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  6. WOW! This is amazing Anne. Your design is stunning. I love the way you have decorated the tiny tree, the lights look so beautiful and the colours are wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. Wow! This really is fabulous-just love the tree decs! Of course this is yet another die to go on my list!! Chrisx

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  8. And I thought my little Woodland tree hanging ornament was clever! OMG, Anne this is amazing and gorgeous all in one! Love your Merry Christmas Tree! We put up our little tree last night. It does have lights, but nothing else! Where did the year go? Hugs!

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  9. Love your little christmas tree and I bet it really brightens up your craft room when you turn the lights on. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Elaine xx

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  10. This is so darling, Annie! And so beautiful textured and wonderfully colored!! What a festive little tree to have in your craft room! How are you doing? I hope your cold is gone and you're feeling better!! Big Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  11. Gorgeous Amne, love the embossing and the fact it lights up. Wonderful dimension too. A lovely piece. Travy x

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  12. Oh Christmas Tree.........oh goodness me!! This is such a beautiful piece Anne, I am in awe of your considerable talent. Wee Man said, 'Wow that is awesome'! :o)) xox

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  13. What a cute and beautiful miniature Christmas tree ! The décorations and lightening make the atmosphere. Perfect !

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  14. This is just adorable ...... perfect for your craft room! I love how you've made the 'window' for the tree to sit in, and the fact that it lights up is simply genius. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year ..... and I can't wait to see all your fabulous creations in 2015! Love n hugs .... Linda xx

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  15. Amazing Anne, what a wonderful way to create a treee for your craftroom! Love the way it lights up and making the cabinet card 3D like that is so clever! Love this and I bet it looks even better in real life!

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  16. Like no I LOVE it, the cabinet is gorgeoussssss,, it's an amazing 3D cabinet perfect for your craft room. Light up it looks fantastic, thanks for sharing Miss 3D Queen, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  17. Oh brilliant! What an absolute treat of a post - and a lovely lovely tiny tree to have in your craft room. It looks completely fabulous lit up, and all in your favourite red!! A proper gift to yourself. Good luck with the big tree... plan to put ours up this weekend, after some Christmas biscuit baking with niece and nephew tomorrow.
    Alison xx

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  18. Love that song myself, and what a beautiful project it inspired on this tiny craft room tree. I'm always blown away by your ideas at using the TH products and would have never thought of the way you used these cabinet dies. How clever to make a frame for the tree & create a 3D tree. Love the colors & that poinsettia EF was the perfect one for your pretty frame. Then you add the battery pack to light it up...3D and optical. Amazing! Merry Christmas & TFS. Thanks so much for the lovely skate card. We both thought it was a WOW. Will be sharing that on the Friends Card page when I get home. Hugs

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  19. Wow Anne!! Adore your Christmas tree and the background all lit and looking fabulous. Love it! Karen.x

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  20. Wow!!! This is adorable and it looks stunning all lit up.
    Toni xx

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  21. Totally beautiful Anne. So clever!!

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  22. Fabulous Anne - what a stunning creation! Adore the textures and ooooh the light! Nikki xx

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  23. It's truly gorgeous Anne. So deftly done. Hope you get the main tree up this weekend. My decorations still not up! (Oh the irony!!!) Nicola x

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  24. oh WOW that is so cute..... you know what theysay ... size doeznt matter
    janet

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  25. What a gorgeous little tree Anne, beautifully framed in its own cabinet. I simply love the addition of the lights and just the right size for your craft room, another brilliant project. Mo x

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  26. Oh Anne! what a sweet little tree - so beautifuly framed in the red embossed arch box - what a creative design with the battery housed behind - the lights add a magical touch to your lovely decoration!

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  27. Lovely Anne, very clever design. Thanks for the visit to mine and BP says Hi or high as he was Lol! The fairy is back from her shopping now and the tree is fully dressed so she is fully occupied with the job in hand leaving BP free to go walkabout.
    It's a mad world! Happy crafting, Angela x

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  28. Hi Anne, this is fabulous! It is both clever & so sweet, love the embossing...live every detail, hugs Carole Z xx

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  29. I absolutely LOVE this, Anne! It was so clever to use both sizes of the cabinet card dies to create the "shadow box" the tree is in and to use the waste to cover the battery pack! What a fun project! Love the embossed poinsettias too You altered the tree beautifully too! Thanks for placing along with us!

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  30. Wow! oh! Wow!,
    I absolutely LOVE this beautiful creation.
    Everything about it is beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Patricia x

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  31. Anne...this is a beautiful piece! I truly love your idea of adding the light to the background and silhouetting your adorable little altered woodlands tree. The poinsettia embossed frame around the tree is so pretty and perfectly showcases it. What a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  32. Your little tree shine is AWESOME and love the lights! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Woodlands and Tinsel Twine challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  33. this is absolutely brilliant - I love this Anne - so much fun - and the lights are such a fab idea - love it! I do hope you win!!! Big hugs rachel xx

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  34. Hi Anne, this is totally adorable and your light is glorious at highlighting your background.Stunning.
    Merry Christmas, Julie x

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  35. So gorgeous, I love how you've decorated your beautiful tree! It looks so amazing all lit up :)
    Rebecca.
    x

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  36. oh wow Anne!!! Amazing project!!!! ^.^

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  37. holy moly! this is absolutely gorgeous! saw you at Tony's blog (my world sort of..) and thought i'd see what her friends do. sooooooooo, hello.... and merry christmas.

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  38. Wow, Anne, that's a fabulous idea to light your beautiful scene. Love the tree! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and that 2015 will be a great year for you and yours.

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  39. Anne, who needs a tree when they have this displayed in their home! It is sensational. It looks beautiful in the initial photographs but then to see it with the light switched on, it is positively glowing.
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  40. Absolutely LOVE this wonderful little Christmas tree, Anne!! It's so fun and festive and LOVE the backlighting you've incorporated!! I'm playing catch-up so I did not get here in time to wish you a Merry Christmas--But I can wish you a very Happy & Healthy New Year!! I'm sooo looking forward to your creations in 2015 :) XOXO-Shari

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  41. Anne, congrats on winning the CC3 challenge!! This is really a wonderful project. Happy new year!!

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  42. So cute! Love your little scene! So sparkling and warm! Congrats on your win! Enjoy the goodies!

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  43. Congratulations on your CC3 challenge win...your Christmas scene is beautiful and I love the warm glow the lights give.

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  44. This is soooo cool! Love the fact it lights up! Brilliant design too, love the sanded embossing on this masterpiece. Big congrats on your win, I'm very, very happy for you. Your makes are always amazing so well deserved!
    Thank you for your sweet comment, I am very excited about my new venture :) All the best for 2015! Big hugs,
    Ingrid x

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  45. Hi Anne x I don't know how I missed this fabulous make, which is so worthy of your win at CC3 challenge. Huge congratulations and have a wonderful spending spree.

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  46. This is beautiful, I did catch it when you posted it and the fact that it lights up...well wow again! Huge well deserved congratulations Anne on your win. Ruth x

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