Saturday, December 15, 2012

Advent Calendar Window #15

Sandy here with window 15, but before we get on with that, I’d like to take a brief moment to extend my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to our American followers reading this post. I’m deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that took place in Connecticut yesterday and my thoughts at this time are with the innocent victims and their families & friends. 
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Last Saturday I showed you one of my favourite products from Ranger's Idea-ology range (the film strip) and for today's project I've used another one, an Adage Sentiment Ticket. This book contains 96 tickets with inspiring words such as Wish, Love, Hope, and Dream.

For a change, I did not make a card, but actually a decoration.
 The base is a Rosette flower, that I made out of the beautiful sheet "Ornament" from Pion Design's Studio of Memories Collection. There are loads of great tutorials out there for how to make rosette flowers, but I thought I'd just mention that this one is approx. 17 cm in diameter and for that I cut three stripes measuring 3 inches in width (before punching them with the MS Doily Flower Punch) and 12 inches in length. 

Around the image I draped Maya Road's Tulle Pleat Trim and then the Pearl String with 2mm pearls.
Some more pearls on the image, using Ranger's "White Opal" Liquid Pearls. The image by the way is one of Elizabeth Bell's Digis, called "the Littlest Angel". The sentiment ticket was attached with a wooden mini clothes pin, that I painted white with Acrylic Paint. For decoration I've used two Poppies, and one bundle of Magnolia's Blue Vintage Berries. I draped some of the "Sky Blue" Shabby Seam Binding around the stems, and tied a bow with it. Lastly I also attached a Trumpet Charm.

 For your chance of winning, the Book of Adage Tickets, please do the following:

1) Become a follower of this blog if you're not already
2) Post our Advent Blinkie in your Blog Sidebar. The html code can be found here.
3) Leave a comment on the blog post with your thoughts on the project.

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again tomorrow for window 16, which will be opened by Becky.


The randomly drawn winner of the 2 metre Camille lace is Teresa of Craftingallday Creations, who left this comment on Elin's decorated glass jar
"Oh wow this is beautiful, I adore that gingham ribbon the heart and the lace is beautiful. hugs Teresa xx"
Congrats Teresa, please contact me, Sandy, to claim your prize.

There's still time to leave a comment on Karita's bonbon - I will draw the winner tomorrow morning!


  1. Wonderful creation! I love the tule and the blue colour. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. This is so beautiful what a super idea to use the rosette at the back and what a gorgeous stamp too well done Hugs Elaine

  3. What a lovely creation! :) Truly inspirational :)


  4. Oh Sandy,
    i can only agree with you, it's a really big tragedy what happend in conneticut and i don't understand people who do something like that.
    My thoughts are with their families.
    So your ornament looks so wonderful,a really fantastic christmas decoration.Your colouring is so amazing and the little tickets are a really must have.
    Many greetings

  5. I love the rosette shape Sandy, the colour choices on your image are beautiful as is the pretty pearls and embellishments. This would look lovely on a wall.
    Suzi x

  6. Super design and image, love the colours x

  7. Hvor er det en bare en smuk rosette! Sødt motiv og smukt dekoreret. Jeg er vild med papiret, du har lavet rosetten af.

    Knus Jytte :)

  8. Fabulous decoration, Sandy! Lovely colors and beautiful coloring! Great job!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  9. Oh such a cute image, and wonderful colouring! Lovely rosette :)
    Hugs, Jorunn

  10. Sandy, this is such a beautiful decoration. Love the Pion Design paper and the tulle you used.

  11. Beautyful decoration. The tulle is perfect for this image. It's gives a feeling of air on your decoration. Perfect.
    hugs Aartje

  12. Wow Hvor er det en bare en lækker rosette! og så sødt et motiv. Tak for inspirationen.
    Hugs Sanne

  13. That decoration is just perfect! I love it! And those tickets are so nice, such an inspiration for cards to make! Hugs, Linda

  14. Love your decoration Sandy and I agree I'm a Tim Holtz lover too. Love how the pearls frame your gorgeous image and the embellished arrangement finishes it off perfectly.
    Hugs Tracy x

  15. this is soooo beautiful xxx your details are just gorgeous xxx

  16. Such a tragedy for so many innocent children and adults to be killed. My heart goes out to everyone involved.

    I love your ornament. Beautiful colouring and embellishments. I wouldn't have thought to cut three rosettes. I think I need those tickets :o)

  17. Wow, your decoration is lovely!

  18. Fantastic project! I love the ticket and the pearls.


  19. Beautiful decoration, love the rosette and gorgeous image!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  20. Ein wunderschönes Projekt, schöne Farben und ganz toll gestaltet.

    LG Karin

  21. Beautiful!! Fantastic folding. And The combination of punch and tulle!! Beautiful coloured too! And what a Great Blue color!! :o) have a Great Weekend!! :o)

  22. Gorgeous decoration, Sandy! Love the image you used for it and you did such a beautiful colouring. Also love the trumpet charm... so sweet! And the ticket is a perfect addition.
    Hugs, Karina

  23. I love this image and your decoration is stunning, all that gorgeous tulle and the little ticket is the perfect touch, beautifully done Sandy

    I don't have the words to express my feelings on the awful tragedy in the US this week, my deepest sympathy to all the families involved

    Hugs Julie P

  24. Vil først utrykke min dypeste medfølelse til alle berørte etter tragedien i connecticut. Helt forferdelig og samtidig uvirkelig.

    Nydelig dekorasjon, Sandy. Flotte detaljer og skjønt motiv. Rett og slett vakkert.

    Klem, Lin Monika

  25. Yippee! I'm a winner, thank you very much, I have just emailed you Sandy, I'm thrilled thank you.
    Todays decoration is stunning, love those tickets and gorgeous image with pearls.
    Thank you again. Teresa xx

  26. absolutely gorgeous decoration!!! stunning piece!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  27. Gorgeous decoration, I love all the tulle and pearls, and the image is so beautiful; the ticket is a wonderful touch.

  28. Oh,how wonderful is this ornament. Lovly idea! The Ticket fits pefect.
    Hugs Elfi

  29. Beautiful decoration. Love the tulle, peg and the little trumpet. Beautiful image and colouring.
    Kathleen x

  30. Have the same feeling Sandy .It's so unbelievable , can't express .
    Gorgeous creation Sandy! Beautiful decorated !
    All these lovely details and the ticket gives an extra touch.
    Have a great sunday

  31. Hi Sandy she is beautiful with her wee kitty wonder what she is wishing for ? I love the large rosette and the flowers just finish it off with the ticket ! Super inspiration as always ;0)

  32. Sandy I love your decoration with that sweet image :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  33. Well that is just the ticket!! The rosette makes a fabulous base. Gorgeous decoration. Nicola x

  34. Such a pretty creation! Love those ticket sentiments, fa-bu-lous! Such a sweet image and beautiful colours. Hugs, Wends x

  35. i've never seen those tickets before - they are fabulous! love your decoration/beautiful adornment. such a cute character. love your rosette and the pleated ribbon is gorgeous! need to get me some of these lovely goodies. i really hope that Santa will pop a £20 note or gift voucher for this store in my stocking so i can purchase some gorgeous new stash lol! i've been a reasonably good girl this year lol x

  36. ,how wonderful is this ornament. Lovly idea! The Ticket fits perfect