Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Christmas... but different!!

So I made a christmas card yesterday and it was pure pants!!!! I had no idea where it was going and so it went - into the bin LOL

I thought I would have a change of tack and try something different, so I moved onto christmas decorations!!! The images are from Etsy and they are made using microscope slides (I got about 200 for a fiver off Ebay!) Now this is my first attempt at soldering since I made a circuit board in CDT at school about 20 years ago! (dosent that make me sound ancient :o$) so it's a bit chunky, but I think that all adds to its handmade charm LOL
Sorry about the rubbish picture - webcam again!! My hubby has been taking the camera to work to photograph pollution incidents, how very inconsiderate! lol
Thanks for looking!
:o)

19 comments:

Julie Ann said...

I love your holiday decoration!

crafty creations said...

Fab piece Claire - I'm still trying with the soldering but boy does it get hot!!! Love the way you've done this one

x Hilda

Nannieflash said...

Wll Claireabelle it looks as both you and I were trying something new yesterday, I love the decorations not sure I could chance soldering, but Im game, ive been cutting tiles for the bathroom this morning so you never know I might be ok at it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Kim Y. said...

This is a cool piece of art, Claire! I always find something interesting and unique here...always love my visit!

sam21ski said...

Love the new blog header Claire

Great soldering too, sometimes it works for me then other times not!!! You've done a fab job with this one though xxxx

Amy said...

This is so amazing and creative Claire, just awesome! And I'm so impressed with your soldering, excellent! :)

Sparkle said...

This is really pretty!

Randi said...

I think this turned out really amazing!! I am shocked it was your first try! I would've never known. I love the little collage you created! Great deal! I just may have to give this a try!

CraftyC said...

Looks great to me Claire,a gorgeous decoration!
Clairex

Hels said...

Fab soldering hun, loving this Xmas decoration...and I bet your card wasn't pants at all!!! :O))

Lottie said...

Oh my - this is just perfect - and how clever you are at soldering - I will have to have add that to my 'have a go list'

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is so amazing!
I love it!
hugs
kim x

Pia said...

so beautiful, wow

Jodi said...

What a great holiday decoration! Love the great work you did!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Kaz said...

this is absolutely fantastic, you should have seen my first attempt at soldering, it was total pants!!! this looks gorgeous!
love the halloween themed blog too :)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

:0) your post made me smile rofl... its always really tricky trying to kickstart the xmas theme in isn't it. Looks like after a 'pure pants' start though you created a piece of gorgeousness.

Yarni Gras! said...

oh, this is beautiful!

ju said...

Its fab! Never tried soldering, think OH has a soldering iron somewhere......mmmmmm....

Paula said...

what a great xmas deccy - I think your soldering looks good!