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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

1st Christmas Carousel





Hi guys,
Here is my take on Challenge 42 over at FunkyFairy's New Forum. This week you can choose either the fab sketch by Shaz or create something pink/blue, or do both or combine the two!!!
Take a look at the other fab creations from the DT on the forum or have a go at the challenge yourself :)
I decided to do something pink/blue and wanted to a 3D creation. I know someone did a beautiful traditional carousel last year on the cricut site but I can't remember who :(
(Just found out it was Beatriz Jennings) who does beautiful creations.
I didn't really know where to start so I just had a play on my pazzle and cricut. I used a toilet roll tube for the middle and covered it with paper. The top was made by cutting a circle and then cutting to the centre, folding and taping to create the cone shape. I then stuck this on a circle made from thick card. The base was made again by cutting a circle from thick card and then I cut a border from AE on my cricut and glued it to the base. Once I had put all the main structure together I decided to use ribbon for the poles and cut out 4 different shapes from JOTS and CC on the cricut. I cut each shape twice so when I stuck them to the ribbon they would have a front and back. To finish it off I embellished with buttons and more ribbon. All the papers for this project was from FunkyFairy's from a free download called Blue Christmas which you can find here.
TFL

12 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word how wonderful is this, awesome job, love it.

~JulieH~ said...

OOOh Lana
How adorable is this!! Love the colours a wonderful creation! I might have to try one of these!

Hugs
Juliexx

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Lana! This is the cutest most creative thing ever! Darling papers and embellies. All I can say is WOW!
xxD

DeeDee said...

Oh Lana...this so BEAUTIFUL!!!! WOW girlie, I love this....that's a lot of work there!!! HUGS!!!!

Is this the one you were thinking of:
http://iralamija.blogspot.com/2007/12/winter-carousel.html

OR

http://iralamija.blogspot.com/2008/10/christmas-creations.html

Justine said...

WOW Lana, this is stunning!! Beautiful colours! I love it!
Justine x

Catherine said...

oh wow, Lana. You sure did a beautiful job on this one :)

TERIBERI said...

This turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the colors you chose for this project and all the amazing details. HUgs, T

Valoudesbois said...

magnifique !

Regina Easter said...

oh my this is cute...

Enfys said...

This is just fabulous Lana. I think the original carousel was an idea by Freddie on the MB (Nikki of Fat Freddies Craft Shed in the UK)

Lesley said...

This is fab Lana xxx

Pamala said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for sharing your instructions on the carousel. I have to make one for a Christmas present and had no idea where to start. Yours is FABULOUS!!