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Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Shadow Box - Monday 22nd December 2014

Hello Friends,

Thank you for your comments on my little angel busts yesterday, they were actually a joy to make. I was a bit nervous about painting on the hair and clothing first of all, but didn't make one mistake and I was really pleased with them.

We had the most wonderful day yesterday: Tom's cousins, John and Katie live in a small Oxfordshire village about an hour and a quarter from us and the pub where we ate lunch is a 2 minute walk away from their house. They have  3 lovely children, aged 9, 16 and the eldest Robert is 18 on Sunday....they also have a mad, bounding and beautiful black Labrador called Archie.

I am also pleased to report that they loved their polar bear!

John's brother and his wife were also visiting for the weekend with their adorable 8 month old baby girl. They live in central London. So it was a fabulous family gathering and we all left feeling very very Christmassy indeed!

Tom is working today and tomorrow, but I am now home for 2 weeks! These two days on my own will give me the chance to get a few things finished before the Holiday.

Today I am sharing a little Shadow box that I made very quickly recently...

I took one picture with the room lights off and another with them on, just to show the details.

This is a simple, cheap, deep frame. I took the glass out and adhered very dark night sky paper to the back, then I brushed over some sparkle Mod Podge glue finish.

Once that had dried I wound some tiny copper battery lights around the back of the frame before fixing it back on to the front.

The icicles were in my Christmas stash box and are on a string, really sparkly and pretty.

The 'snow' on the bottom is a glitter fibre snow, again from my Christmas stash box. The trees were 'borrowed' from our Lemax Christmas village (we had loads. they haven't been missed!) and the reindeer is a wooden cut out. I inked over it using distress ink and then stamped 'Winter' randomly over it and hey presto a winder 3D scene, which looks very effective on the mantelpiece!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I think I could be back with a Twofer tomorrow as I still have more Tilda makes to share! 

Hope you are having a happy Monday,

Love and Hugs
Carole X


  1. Fantastic!! Carole : ) I really lov how you created your reindeer!! Such a sweet shodow box!

    Have a wonderful holiday friend!! enjoy your rest and relaxation : )


  2. Brilliant, absolutely stunning, love it

    Patricia x

  3. Your shadow box is gorgeous Carole, I love it lit and unlit and those trees are beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Hi Carole this shadow box is gorgeous. You have made so many beautiful things for Christmas your house must look amazing. I am pleased you had a great time yesterday it is lovely meeting up with family. Hugs Jackie

  5. Carole you are so great at these different type of projects. This one like the rest is stunning. So glad you had a lovely day with Toms family. Hazel xx

  6. Just gorgeous Carole! Glad you enjoyed the family lunch yesterday!x

  7. Merry Christmas to you, yours and your chookies Carole.xx. Lovely looking card here and beautiful design.xx
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  8. Morning Carole,
    Lovely box frame. Sounds like you had a lovely day with family.

  9. Wow! This looks so incredible. I love those trees and icicles - such a gorgeous winter scene and so beautiful all lit up!